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editing campaign missions

editing campaign missions

could one, say, add ships into a campagn mission that shouldnt be there? for instance, adding the yamato to meeting the germans ab.

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Re: editing campaign missions

You can but the game is a little picky about what you change

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Re: editing campaign missions

Yes and thats fairly easy (at least for me) iv edited almost all the campaign missions by changing unit classes and adding carrier on the 2nd us mission for example.

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i dont suppose you coukd tell me how? ab

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Re: editing campaign missions

Sure, to make this easier for you what mission are you wanting to edit? and what are you trying to do to it? add another ship, change a ship class?

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Re: editing campaign missions

meeting the germans. i was thinking of adding the yamato, or if thats to complicated, changing the german sub to it.

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challenge accepted. I'll upload it somewhere when I finish

EDIT: here ya go! the german sub is replaced with the yamato. copy+paste the files into your mpak/scenes folder and overwrite. BACK UP THE ORIGINAL FILES FIRST!!!!

http://www74.zippyshare.com/v/86076361/file.html

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Well if commanders going to actually make it for you, heres a brief explanation of how to add another ship to any SP map. NOTE THIS IS A WALL OF TEXT and ALWAYS BACKUP YOUR ORIGNAL FILES.

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 For this example im going to use mission 2 of the USA campaign.
First use BSP ripper to extract 1_usn_02SOLO.mpak and 2_usn_02SOLO.mpak.
Next click open folder on BSP ripper and pick either 1_usn_02SOLO.mpak or 2_usn_02SOLO.mpak folder (generally in C:\Program Files (x86)\BSP Ripper\ExtractedFiles\2_usn_02SOLO.mpak) ((or  C:\Program Files\BSP Ripper\ExtractedFiles\2_usn_02SOLO.mpak for 32bit OS)).

For this ill pick 2_usn_02SOLO.mpak

Now go into the folder 2_usn_02SOLO.mpak\universe\scenes\missions\usn and open the SCN file with notepad. NOT the one that says .nav at the end.

Once thats open do CTRL+F and search for either the name of the player unit that the mission starts with or any player unit you know that is at the start of a mission (or if your adding a new enemy find an enemy unit you know of) In this example search for "San Francisco" and you should see this:

While im being lazy ill show you how to change a unit to a different ship.

entity "San Francisco" (DestroyerGen) {
  localframe -0.5299 -0.0010 0.8480 0.0000 0.0014 1.0000 0.0021 0.0000 -0.8480 0.0023 -0.5299 0.0000 6362.5210 -0.0197 5703.7764 1.0000 ;
  template "USA\SEA\South Dakota class" ;

  properties (Common, Command, GameUnit, Ship)  {
    "CamoColorGun" {
    }
    "Command" {
      Command = E CommandType : Cruise  ;
      CommandTarget = R "" ;
    }
    FireStance = E FireStances : FreeFire  ;
    GuiName = S "ingame.shipnames_san_francisco" ;
    LaunchEquipment = E EquipmentIndex : none  ;
    "MultiType" {
    }
    Numbering = I 38 ;
    Race = E Races : USA  ;
    RepairZoneArea = RPath "" ;
    SceneGroupNum = I 14 ;
    Skill = E SkillLevels : Stun  ;
    StartSpeed = F 14.0000 ;
    Type = E ShipClasses : South Dakota  ;
  }
}

Note: that instead of the default North Hampton cruiser it says South Dakota. The "Type = E ShipClasses : South Dakota" and "USA\SEA\South Dakota class" Are the only two places you need to edit to change the ship type. Just change where it says South Dakota and South Dakota class to whatever the Ship type is, IE you could change it to Fletcher and Fletcher class to change the San Fran into a Fletcher destroyer. So it would look like this

entity "San Francisco" (DestroyerGen) {
  localframe -0.5299 -0.0010 0.8480 0.0000 0.0014 1.0000 0.0021 0.0000 -0.8480 0.0023 -0.5299 0.0000 6362.5210 -0.0197 5703.7764 1.0000 ;
  template "USA\SEA\Fletcher class" ;

  properties (Common, Command, GameUnit, Ship)  {
    "CamoColorGun" {
    }
    "Command" {
      Command = E CommandType : Cruise  ;
      CommandTarget = R "" ;
    }
    FireStance = E FireStances : FreeFire  ;
    GuiName = S "ingame.shipnames_san_francisco" ;
    LaunchEquipment = E EquipmentIndex : none  ;
    "MultiType" {
    }
    Numbering = I 38 ;
    Race = E Races : USA  ;
    RepairZoneArea = RPath "" ;
    SceneGroupNum = I 14 ;
    Skill = E SkillLevels : Stun  ;
    StartSpeed = F 14.0000 ;
    Type = E ShipClasses : Fletcher  ;
  }
}

NOTE: ALL ships aside from Submarines and Aircraft Carriers use DestroyerGen

If you wanted to change it to say a sub you also need to change this bit here: entity "San Francisco" (DestroyerGen) { to entity "San Francisco" (SubmarineGen) { (I believe thats what you change it to. to be sure open an mpak from a sub mission and look at that entry to see if it says SubGen or SubmarineGen. I do believe however its Submarine.

NOTE: ALL ships aside from Submarines and Aircraft Carriers use DestroyerGen. Also I HIGHLY recommend not changing the ship name if your changing a pre-existing unit to something new iv had the game crash on me doing that. This is from my experience may or may not be true for you. However feel free to name any new unit whatever you'd like (to change the name change this entity "San Francisco" (DestroyerGen) { to entity "Name here" (DestroyerGen) {.

Now if your adding a brand new unit to the mission copy and paste the San Fran entry and change it the above entries to whatever ship you want it to be OR go into the mission of said ship you want and copy and paste its whole entry into the mission you want it to be in and paste it under any playership for simplicity's sake.

Now there is a problem if you would save it pack it and test it. It would spawn somewhere you dont want to it so now you need to address that before you can save it. take this line from the new unit you just added:
localframe -0.5448 -0.0026 0.8386 0.0000 0.0014 1.0000 0.0040 0.0000 -0.8386 0.0033 -0.5448 0.0000 5546.7090 -0.3910 4673.3809 1.0000 ;
and delete it then replace it from any other playership (as you'll know where it spawns) so lets take it from the San Fran.
localframe -0.5299 -0.0010 0.8480 0.0000 0.0014 1.0000 0.0021 0.0000 -0.8480 0.0023 -0.5299 0.0000 6362.5210 -0.0197 5703.7764 1.0000 ;

Now edit the last two digit sets at the end. Otherwise the ships will spawn ontop of eachother and blowup or crash the game. (iv experianced both)

SO change it from this 6362.5210 -0.0197 5703.7764 1.0000 ; to lets say  5762.5210 -0.0197 6203.7764 1.0000 ; (If memory serves right the 5762.5210 -0.0197 is the X axis and 6203.7764 1.0000 is the Y (think of it as a grid)

To make it easy any changes here should be made withen at least a 400 differance is space from the orignal location to make it easy untill you know what your doing. This will spawn it near the default player ships and be in very close proximity.

Now just save it, and copy and paste the SCN file into the other mpak folder. In this case 1_usn_02SOLO.mpak and overwrite the SCN file in that mpak in this location:
1_usn_02SOLO.mpak\universe\scenes\missions\usn

Now go to BSP ripper, select either 1_usn_02SOLO.mpak or 2_usn_02SOLO.mpak folder make sure "AUTO-ADD new files to MPAK-STOC" is checked along with force compression of all files and then click pack new.mpak. Once its done select the other mpak folder and do the same. Once thats done click open folder next to the new mpak button and copy both of them and paste them here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Battlestations Pacific\mpak\scenes
Note: Since im using the steam version the non-steam version should be here or something like it C:\Program Files (x86)\Eidios\Battlestations Pacific\mpak\scenes.

Now your done, go test it and have fun with your new unit!
Sorry for any confusion was doing this on a whine without actually testing it or anything, This is the method iv used and works 99% of the time. Also if im not aloud to post "instructions" my apologies

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I got a 505 error when I posted these and didint realize it actually posted so sorry for 5 or so posts (cant delete my own posts which suck)

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thank you so much! i can test it later, but heres hoping it works. (not that i doubt you, but so far my experience has been that things dont tend to work ab )

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Thanks man!

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Your welcome If it doesnt work just let me know and ill actually do it myself that your trying to do and show you exactly what you need to do to make it work.

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