Unit Scaling and Formation for VP

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This mod affects the visual scale and formation of units in gameplay.​

Inspired by R.E.D. Modpack by Gedemon, but without ethnic diversity unit model overhaul. Also Reduced Unit Graphics and Single Unit Graphics by Nutty.​
This version is made specifically for Vox Populi. I could make it able to work on only base Civ V because the setup process can detect units that are in the game database.​

Currently, there are 3 types of scaling you can choose:​

Also, it has support for additional units from other mods:​

You can choose which type of scaling you want by editing the USnF-CONFIG.sql file.​
You can also activate additional mod feature options that by editing the USnF-VP_CONFIG.sql file.​
Each unit domain has its own scaling option, so you can have giant-sized Land units with Single Unit Graphics, moderate-sized Sea units with Reduced Unit Graphics, and small-sized Air units with R.E.D. scaling.​

Spoiler Hidden features :
1. You can also adjust aircraft animation speed by editing the option on the USnF-CONFIG.sql file.
There are:​
  • Normal speed
  • 1.5x speed
  • 2x speed
  • 3x speed
  • Adjusted R.E.D. Speed
2. Use Explorer model from Scramble to Africa scenario for Commando
VP uses a new Commando unit model which came from a mod.​
And Civ V has its own existing Explorer unit model that came from Scramble to Africa scenario.​
Note: The model have a floating shovel shadow above it.​

3. Option to fix duplicated ship model usage.
Basically, EEVP's Galleon and Spain's 4UC use the same model, which bothers me.​
Also, the model of base game Privateer (now Corvette) has been replaced by VP with a new model, and that model is left unused. And with EEVP, Corvette model has been changed to another new model.​
So, the solution to fix the duplicated ship model usage is to:​
  • Revert the Corvette model back to the good ol' Privateer model
  • Change EEVP's Galleon model to EEVP's new Corvette model
You can enable these two through USnF-VP_CONFIG.sql file.


Should be saved game compatible since it's only a visual mod.​

Spoiler Ancient Era units :

Scaling example for Ancient Era units.

Spoiler Classical Era units :

Scaling example for Classical Era units.

Spoiler Medieval Era units :

Scaling example for Medieval Era units.

Spoiler Renaissance Era units :

Scaling example for Renaissance Era units.

Spoiler Industrial Era units :

Scaling example for Industrial Era units.

Spoiler Modern Era units :

Scaling example for Modern Era units.

Spoiler Atomic Era units :

Scaling example for Atomic Era units.

Spoiler Information Era units :

Scaling example for Information Era units.


Special thanks to:​
Spoiler :

 
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I know there is Ethnic Diversity mod that changes the model of a unit, like Dolen2's Ethnic Diversity.
I kinda want to make that mod to be able to work with this, since Nutty hasn't implemented his own scaling mechanism on that mod. But that mod is a bloated mess and memory hog, and it needs to be minimized.

But that's a task for later me since this mod alone is already a debugging mess for me.
 

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Looks pretty amazing!

Would I still be able to use this if I use custom civs (such as the G&H ones for VP)?
Like I don't even need the scalings for those civs. I'll be happy if I can use the scalings for default+4UC+ENW units, with no changes for custom civs, as long as it doesn't break the game in any way.
 

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Yes, you could. But the scaling won't apply since it's a per-unit scaling.
I need to add the values of those additional units first, and that's an easy thing. If you're familiar with SQL, you could probably add it yourself.

I designed this mod this way in the first place so I can add things easily into it without breaking other stuff.
 

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I know there is Ethnic Diversity mod that changes the model of a unit, like Dolen2's Ethnic Diversity.
I kinda want to make that mod to be able to work with this, since Nutty hasn't implemented his own scaling mechanism on that mod. But that mod is a bloated mess and memory hog, and it needs to be minimized.

But that's a task for later me since this mod alone is already a debugging mess for me.
I eagerly but patiently await the day this happens.
 

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New update just went online and more support for custom civs just added.
Just a minor bug fix and added scaling multiplier to the process, which you can set the value yourself.

Added a few more USnF support for custom civilizations for these mods:

Could you please explain to someone with limited brain capacity like myself what does the scaling multiplier do exactly? I'd assume that it's possible to make units smaller / bigger with this.
 
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Could you please explain to someone with limited brain capacity like myself what does the scaling multiplier do exactly? I'd assume that it's possible to make units smaller / bigger with this.
It's only for those who feel the unit is small (or big)
Values are straightforward, it's just the Scale * Multiplier (example: 0.09 (R.E.D. scale) * 1.2 = 0.108)

If you think the Single Unit Graphics scaling is too big (because I made ships so big with this scaling), then you can use this multiplier to make it small.
 
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It's only for those who feel the unit is small (or big)
Values are straightforward, it's just the Scale * Multiplier (example: 0.09 (R.E.D. scale) * 1.2 = 0.108)

If you think the Single Unit Graphics scaling is too big (because I made ships so big with this scaling), then you can use this multiplier to make it small.

So is it possible to create ultra-tiny ant-sized soldiers with let's say 0.01 value given, or is there a limitation? (not that I really want to, just curious :D )

And if yes, would that increase the number of units as well?
 
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So is it possible to create ultra-tiny ant-sized soldiers with let's say 0.01 value given, or is there a limitation? (not that I really want to, just curious :D )

And if yes, would that increase the number of units as well?
I already set each unit its own scaling value for each profile (RED, RUG, SUG), and the multiplier only affects those values.
I don't know about the minimum scaling limitation because I haven't tested it to an extremely tiny scale. But you can do giant scale because I accidentally set a unit to have a big value while testing this mod.

For the number of units, at first, I want to implement the same multiplier thing.
While most units only have 1 model, some units have multiple model variants and they work differently than units with only one model. So I canceled the feature.
Example:​
Composite Bowman only has 1 model, so I set the NumMembers value to 19:​
Spoiler :
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But Archer has 3 model variants, and I want to make it diverse and unique in the formation. So I put it like this:​
Spoiler :
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So multiplier for NumMembers isn't going to work properly across all units, and you probably better just go edit the value yourself. The files are easily editable to your liking.​
Spoiler You can experiment to your liking :
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Minor update.

Unit Scaling and Formation (v 6.1):
  • Adjusted some of the units formation and NumMembers to look proper in gameplay.
  • Added more formation types (which I already put to some units.)
  • Units that have multiple model variants (such as Explorer, Free Company, Bandeirantes, and Landsknecht) now have a proper formation and don't look random.
  • Added more members to Great Person units for R.E.D. scale. From previously only 3 members, now have 5 members.
USnF for Custom Civilizations (v 2.1):
  • Fixed a bug for Corsica units with RUG and SUG scale
  • Adjusted some of the units formation and NumMembers to look proper in gameplay
  • Units that have multiple model variants (such as Scotland's Schiltron, Ainu's Matagi, and Corsica's Macchieri) now have a proper formation and don't look random.
  • Some units use new formation types, so you have to use the updated version of USnF.
 

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