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Postby MS-06F Zaku 2 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:26 pm

A mod I'm working on making a modernized GUI and more realistic territories.

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Area changes:

Africa: Arab League plus Iran and Afghanistan
South America: India
Southeast Asia: China plus Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia

Unit Changes:

Nuke: Polaris

Fighter: F-35C Lightning II
Bomber: B-2A Spirit

Carrier: Nimitz class CVN
Battleship: Ticonderoga class CG
Sub: Ohio class SSBN

Airport: Twin runways with a sectional TACAN marking
SAM: Patriot battery
Silo: Erect Atlas silo
Radar: AN-FPS-115 Pave Paws

Still WIP but nrealy complete.
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:03 pm

Looks nice, but
1) aren't the navy icons a bit too small to be recognizable
2) isn't India too small so you get problems cramming all your installations in (not to mention a single enemy radar uncovers all you have)?
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Postby skull13 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:10 pm

Agreed. India is too damn small.
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Postby MS-06F Zaku 2 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:31 am

I've added Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan to the Indian faction, which now allows all buildings to fit. Any other comments?

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I'm also thinking about making the attacker an F/A-18E/F - at least it's CATOBAR-capable and slightly more geared towards attack than the F-35C.
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Postby Pox » Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:37 am

SE Asia still looks like they'll have no hope, what with their territory instantly being scouted and all.
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Postby MS-06F Zaku 2 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:45 pm

Both China and Southeast Asia are pretty much instantly scouted by each other in a normal game (less of a problem in a big world); they can combat each other effectively, but I admit that in a larger game both are at a disadvantage against the other four factions.
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Postby pinback » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:02 pm

That looks awesome! Looking forward to it. Any planned 'release date'?
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Postby MS-06F Zaku 2 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:40 am

I just have a few more GUI modifications and little gameplay tweaks to make. Probably a week or two.
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Postby Blackbeard » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:09 pm

Should be very interesting to see the interactions between South East Asia and China :wink: .
Glad to see that Spitzbergen belongs to Europe - though can Greenland be utilised by USA? as technically, it belongs to Denmark.

...and in Default at least, USA looks to be more isolated than ever! :( .
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Postby MS-06F Zaku 2 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:42 pm

I gave the US Denmark because of its significance to SAC and NORAD, primarily its PAVE PAWS outpost and Thule AFB - same reason with Canada. Not to mention, Greenland and Alaska are the only way American bombers can attack other territories in Big World without reaching bingo fuel.
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Postby zach » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:00 pm

Did someone say Denmark?

Also, the font looks swell. And I hope the balancing will work out for you, since this looks quite interesting. Notify me if you ever want this added to the modlist :)
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Postby Synapse » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:09 pm

I like it all except for the radars, they look a bit wierd, I think a satellite dish idea like the original radars would be better, but give it your modern take on it. Also ignore people trying to balance the teams out, because your map would be great in a game like diplomacy or 3v3 where india can be split between allying with the Arabs or China etc
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Postby MS-06F Zaku 2 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:20 am

Heh, Denmark; I meant Greenland. The font is actually the ISAF OS font from Ace Combat 04. The radar icons are the phased array antennas used by the American PAVE PAWS system, which pretty much mimics the functions of the in-game radar. Also, I've made 100 cities the default setting as it spreads out the locations of American, Chinese, and Russian populations instead of being all in one place, gives the interface a more detailed feel overall, and makes fallout a slightly greater consideration.

And zanzer, once it's posted you can feel free it add it to the modlist.



So, I'm also considering changing the naval spawn points to be closer to the shore and near their real bases. For example, the US would have San Diego, Norfolk, and Hawaii; Russia would have Vladivostok and Murmansk, etc. Any thoughts?
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Postby Synapse » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:23 am

I still feel that some sort of radome would look better as all it really is is a sphere on a platform but looks like a radar should
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Postby Gulidar » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:06 pm

Errrm, i wonder why does USA have so much territory like Canada and Greenland?

And the question is - where is Kaliningrad which would help a lot with radar-scouting of all EU from the first seconds? :)
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