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Panzer Map Mod + Units Mod [v7 map mod is ready!] - 11/29/2019 2:26:12 PM   
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Hi all,

I made this graphical mod using GIMP. The stock graphics are very toned down. I decided to spice them up a little, but not too much of course.

You can safely use this mod; you can't break anything. It is just graphics.
Major credits to mroyer for his wonderful unit mod that my unit mod was built on.

Panzer Map Version 6:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i7b1bh9s3bx5ko8/PanzerMap_v6.zip?dl=0
Installation is real easy, just copy all the png files you wish to use in the campaign directory (for example: C:\Users\*your user*\Documents\My Games\WarPlan\Campaigns\Europe 1939).

Panzer Map Version 7:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4jwit0pr3krzu6n/PanzerMap_v7.zip?dl=0
Installation is real easy, just copy all the png files you wish to use in the campaign directory (for example: C:\Users\*your user*\Documents\My Games\WarPlan\Campaigns\Europe 1939). Main difference with version 6 is one extra weather graphic due to a new kind of weather introduced in version 1.07 of Warplan and beach graphics are now shown where invasion is possible.

Panzer Units Version 5:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lf1n3it0p096s9z/PanzerUnits_v5.zip?dl=0
This is a set of 10(!) unit.png files. All kinds of combinations (big counters, small counters, round, silhouettes, 3d, transparant, etc.) Check them out for yourself and choose the one you like. Ow, there is also 2 variants that resemble the stock graphics. Enjoy.

Panzer Units Version 6:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uq5j6iu02lvy5fi/PanzerUnits_v6.zip?dl=0
Installation is real easy, just copy the png file of the counters you wish to use in the campaign directory (for example: C:\Users\*your user*\Documents\My Games\WarPlan\Campaigns\Europe 1939). Then rename that png file to: units.png.

Do you like what you see. Or you don't. Or you spot a goof on my part. Or any suggestions (if it's doable I may give it a shot for you). Let me know!

Enjoy!

Ow, and here is an instruction manual for both the Map and the Unit mod
Panzer Mod Instruction Manual:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kb0vmtffeoip1xv/Installation%20of%20the%20Panzer%20mods.pdf?dl=0

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 11/29/2019 2:39:00 PM   
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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 11/29/2019 2:55:18 PM   
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Very nice!

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 11/29/2019 4:07:46 PM   
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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 11/29/2019 5:10:12 PM   
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I like it a lot. Thanks!

I have some difficulty distinguishing between railroads and roads. Otherwise I find it more lively than the standard map.

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 11/29/2019 6:50:22 PM   
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Weather graphics was very good, covering the whole hex and all. I must try them at once. Thank you.

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 11/29/2019 8:44:37 PM   
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Really nice! Thanks for sharing. 👍

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 11/30/2019 6:35:38 PM   
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Still tinkering with the weather.png. I changed the rain, and it looks like this (this is not up for download by the way):



I think I like this better.

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/1/2019 12:14:13 PM   
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To me, that looks a bit too much like your snow graphic.

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/2/2019 6:00:34 PM   
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Think you're mod is still the best. One actually gets a feeling of the weather. But I think the raindrops are too fat, and hard to see against the ground backdrop. Will try some own design, but this one is one of the hardest to do.

Why are image 1 and 2, and 5 and 6, the same?

In the original, I may add. If it is sea or ground hex graphic, which is which?

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/2/2019 7:59:22 PM   
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Thanks! And honestly, I also do not know why 1,2 and 5,6 are the same (rain and heavy rain). In fact, I am under the distinct impression 5 and 6 are not used in the game at all.

The rain is the probably hardest to get right. I looked on the internet for suitable weather graphics, but I just can not seem to find what I needed. So I made most weather graphics by hand in GIMP.

But what looks good on ocean tiles may not look very good on a land tile. The game does not give you the opportunity to distinghuish between land and sea for weather graphics as far as I can see. Alas.

How about this for rain:









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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/3/2019 12:00:38 AM   
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PanzerMike, you've just articulated all the struggles I've had with weather tiles, esp. rain. I do like your last rendition better - I prefer the "streaky" rain, I guess, over the blotchy rain.

Also, I agree, I haven't noticed where tiles 5,6 are used in the game. They're probably for some future expansion or something.

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/3/2019 5:14:13 AM   
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Slightly better, but a tad too rough over seas and still a bit vague over land. I think I have some idea how to solve it, but haven't tried yet.

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/3/2019 9:22:34 AM   
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Still trying to improve things for version 2.

Rain on the ocean


Rain on land


Alternative snow (instead of the rounded snow)


Mountains revisited, work in progress, but I think I like it this way


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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/3/2019 11:41:17 AM   
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PanzerMike,
Idea: For the rain (and maybe snow) in GIMP try a slightly offset (one or two pixels) drop-shadow with a dark color (dark gray?) and zero blur to see if that helps make it stand out better on both land and sea.

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/3/2019 11:30:28 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PanzerMike

Hi all,

I made this little graphical mod using GIMP.

Panzer Map download link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/y9veszxtv7d59p3/PanzerMap_v1.zip?dl=0

After downloading the file, simply copy the png files to the right directory.
For example, you wish to use this mod in a 1939 campaign. The files must then be placed in the directory where the game is installed, go to the Campaigns subfolder (eg WarPlan\Campaigns\Europe 1939). Simply paste them in the Europe 1939 folder (overwrite existing files if necessary), and start your game.

The mod does not contain units, only map related stuff.

It is the first version and no doubt there is room for improvement. Please post in this thread if you see something that needs some tender loving care.

One extra word of note, if you do not like what I did to the movement paths, simply delete the movepath.png file from the aformentioned folder and restart your game.

Enjoy.


Where do these png files get unzipped into …..? Under Campaigns\New Custom Images ?

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/3/2019 11:42:11 PM   
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C:\Users\<yourUserName>\Documents\My Games\WarPlan\Campaigns\Europe 1939 Italian Option
and each other campaign you want to use them in.

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/3/2019 11:45:13 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: mroyer

C:\Users\<yourUserName>\Documents\My Games\WarPlan\Campaigns\Europe 1939 Italian Option
and each other campaign you want to use them in.


OK … thanks … so is the Custom Images folder used at all or is it merely back up folder ?

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/3/2019 11:54:52 PM   
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As far as I know, it is intended as source material for customized mods.
-Mark R.

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/4/2019 12:17:33 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: mroyer

C:\Users\<yourUserName>\Documents\My Games\WarPlan\Campaigns\Europe 1939 Italian Option
and each other campaign you want to use them in.


Odd … there are no *.png files currently within the scenario folders …. Not saying you're wrong, just would have expected some to be replaced ….

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/4/2019 12:24:02 AM   
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Yes, that is how it is.

I like how Alvaro set that up. Simply drop the mod .png files into the folder and voila, you have it. Don't like it, simply delete the mod files and voila, you're back to default .png files installed elsewhere with the base game. Very simple and intuitive (for me at least).

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/4/2019 9:06:33 AM   
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Yesterday I made some weather graphics I'm reasonable satisfied with, raindrops and snowflakesl, but I also like the effect of your last effort, Mike. Could you post a link to it? I would like to try blending yours and mine together.

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/4/2019 1:29:34 PM   
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Version 2 is ready for download. I updated the first post. If you are a lazy bum and wish to download version 2 immediately:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1wntun5wxf8a4y0/PanzerMap_v2.zip?dl=0

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/4/2019 2:23:31 PM   
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Oh, I checked it this morning and thought it still was the old one. Well, I'm going to try it now. I tell you how it went.


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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/4/2019 2:54:41 PM   
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Done. Like them. I put it in my own mod-thread as to not confuse others with my graphics here.

The rain is simply the blue drops when on land hexes, but at sea your rain appear as a nice veil of water. I would like the ground snow to be whiter, but that would obscure too much of the map. I haven't figured out what to do with frost, however. Now I have only a light haze covering the hex, and must play forward so that frost actually appears in the game before I can measure the effect.

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/8/2019 11:10:27 PM   
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Cool

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/9/2019 5:02:22 AM   
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Not sure what is going on but download the .png files and placed them where I was told and can't see get the mod to work? Anybody else having this issue? Did the location of these files to replace change?

thanks

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/9/2019 9:30:43 AM   
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I figured it out...

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/10/2019 4:58:50 PM   
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The new MRoyer unit mod PANZER style is ready.
Download link on the first post of this thread.

A quick peek:






Hope you like it. If you spot any goofs or maybe have a request for change, lemme know!

Enjoy!

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RE: Panzer Map Mod - 12/10/2019 5:16:21 PM   
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Those air symbols look really nice. Without knowing what they are I can tell what the planes are.

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