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R.E.D. World War II development thread

Discussion in 'R.E.D. World War II Edition' started by Gedemon, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Gedemon

    Gedemon Modder Moderator

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    not sure of the exact rules ATM, I may release a beta version with free movement for Regiment units.

    If I go for a fixed link system, you'll be able to link only mobile artillery or mobile AA-guns with tanks.
     
  2. Skibbi

    Skibbi Prince

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    Artillery needs to be doubled in strength or have its bonuses doubled and penalties halved! It costs too much and can't do anything useful.
     
  3. Gedemon

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    I'll remove the armor penalty and they won't need to set up before firing.

    There'll be 3 types of artillery that can stack with other units:
    - Howitzer-Guns: no penalty, indirect fire (above obstacle), bonus vs Cities, Infantries & Fortified units
    - Field Guns: direct fire (can't pass obstacle), more powerful, high bonus vs tanks.
    - Anti-Aircraft Guns: protect the unit they stack with from air attacks, can intercept, small bonus vs tank
     
  4. Skibbi

    Skibbi Prince

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    Now that I like! Now, for Germany:
    Howitzer - I'm not sure
    Field Gun - 88 PAK
    Anti-Aircraft guns - 88 FLAK

    Greece, as far as I know, only had howitzers!
     
  5. Achille44

    Achille44 Chieftain

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    So with that change, would it be possible to remove the bonus against ground units for submarines, because it will be useless.
     
  6. Gedemon

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    current models are "generic".

    there will be various models for mobile versions.

    yep, added in the todo list.
     
  7. Gedemon

    Gedemon Modder Moderator

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    What I'm testing at this moment...

    Spoiler :

    You launch your infantry from a plot with one of your Field guns on an attack against a plot defended by an artillery unit (here the city of Brest-Litovsk)

    This happens:



    And after all that your infantry attacks :D


    Still tracking some nasty bugs, once polished a bit it will be time for a beta...
     
  8. Skibbi

    Skibbi Prince

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    Wow! This is awesome! So, they don't do ranged attacks? This is like CivIII!
    EDIT: What are the combat strengths?
     
  9. Glorthoron

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  11. Glorthoron

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    I like it.
     
  12. Gedemon

    Gedemon Modder Moderator

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    I was bored by the renaissance-style in-game menu, so thanks to JanBoruta who has given me the motivation to start working on it because of his great maps, here is the new one :goodjob:


    (click for full view)
     
  13. Glorthoron

    Glorthoron Warlord

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    Too bad you couldn't put together something that looked like an old 1940's newspaper or propaganda poster.
     
  14. Skibbi

    Skibbi Prince

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    I didn't see it necessary to change!
     
  15. Gedemon

    Gedemon Modder Moderator

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    I have the propaganda posters, the newspaper won't be difficult to find I think, but yes, it would require a complete reskin of the UI to nicely wrap all that and I'm not an artist.
     
  16. ww2commander

    ww2commander Emperor

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    Gedemon,

    Sorry if this is a silly question (please keep in mind I don't get much time to play mods given my development work) but what are the little yellow icons above the unit flags in the screenshot in post 467?
     
  17. Gedemon

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    that's a mod to show the promotions above the flag. should be in the component section, but is outdated and my conversion of it is sometime buggy (promotions shown for new units that had none). Thals have a working version, but it's so integrated into the rest of tlCiVUP mod that I thought it would be less time consumming to start from the original.

    but now I must find some to fix the bug :D
     
  18. ww2commander

    ww2commander Emperor

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    I am interested in doing something slightly similar for limited promotions (leadership/morale) but right now I don't have the time.

    Maybe we can compare ideas down the track when we have some free time!
     
  19. Gedemon

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    Yes, no problem (except the free time part :D )
     
  20. thecivinator58

    thecivinator58 Warlord

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    Hey Gedemon, I downloaded GIMP to try to make some more units for Finland and Greece, but when I tried to open the Panzer IVG file, GIMP couldn't open it. Any recomendations on what I could do, or a program that can modify the files?
     

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