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Offline Destraex

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Re: Armored Brigade
« Reply #255 on: November 22, 2019, 02:05:53 AM »
Ok cool, this makes seeing terrain workable enough, 2.0 or 2.5 seems to be the sweet spot:

You can edit the 'hillShadeZoomedOut' value in data\graphics\mapcolors1.xml. The larger the value the more shading there will be.
'hillShadeZoomedIn' is for zoomed in. I'm not sure what's the largest value, but I believe that only a slight increase is needed.
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Re: Armored Brigade
« Reply #256 on: November 22, 2019, 02:50:59 AM »
I was not trying to have a go. I just wish modern people would stop sounding like bronx gang members and think its great.
Which word which I was not using as an example did I make up?

Even though I am not a boomer, I guess peoples response to my rant might be “ok boomer”. :p
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Re: Armored Brigade
« Reply #257 on: November 22, 2019, 02:54:54 AM »
I wish when you selected a unit it automatically displayed the LOS. Then when you clicked on the map to move the unit, the LOS would be from that vantage point. As well as understanding where you were moving your unit (for max or min LOS), that would mean it would display for each waypoint, allowing you to keep your unit out of harms way

And so no-one has to state the obvious, I know real commanders wouldn't have such a thing (though nowadays.....)
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« Reply #258 on: November 22, 2019, 03:08:13 AM »
Agree. Would be great to see auto-LOS options. Perhaps their is one?
Even just holding a button like steel division would be ok.
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Re: Armored Brigade
« Reply #259 on: November 22, 2019, 06:29:14 AM »
Agree. Would be great to see auto-LOS options. Perhaps their is one?
Even just holding a button like steel division would be ok.
I haven't played much so I may not have come across it...but I thought it wouldn't be an option because there's an actual button.
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Re: Armored Brigade
« Reply #260 on: November 22, 2019, 06:33:44 AM »
No hold a button for LOS, a toggle might be good. Best you can do now is hit L and left click, and L again for off.

Thanks for the hint on the hillshade zoom adjustment, i just adjusted the zoom out, the zoom in made the terrain look to much like squares. the zoom out adjustment defiantly helps. One more thing to adjust which has helped me is map detail distance, it determines at what height the map switches to that zoomed in view. CTRL+F10 to lower, SHIFT+F10 to raise, find your sweet spot, you can set it to never switch to that zoomed in view if you want.
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Re: Armored Brigade
« Reply #261 on: January 18, 2020, 07:45:07 AM »
Armored Brigade has been updated to version 1.051. https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4749512

The recent changes include improved hill shading, 'stylized' icons that can be used instead of the NATO icons, the LOS tool 'preview' mode where you see the results instantly based on your mouse cursor location, the terrain elevation 'profile' tool, and more.

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Re: Armored Brigade
« Reply #262 on: January 18, 2020, 04:34:47 PM »
Improved hill shading. ! AWEsome!
Hopefully I will have no need to look at the other tools and marry up elevation anymore.
I should only have to check elevation for very specific circumstances.

P.S. I just had a thought. I hope by improved they do not just mean that they edited the settings files like we did.

EDIT: Love the % LOS. Have to play with the terrain shadows again. I wonder if they were reset with the patch.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2020, 07:21:57 PM by Destraex »
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Re: Armored Brigade
« Reply #263 on: January 19, 2020, 10:50:52 AM »
Improved hill shading. ! AWEsome!
Hopefully I will have no need to look at the other tools and marry up elevation anymore.
I should only have to check elevation for very specific circumstances.

P.S. I just had a thought. I hope by improved they do not just mean that they edited the settings files like we did.

EDIT: Love the % LOS. Have to play with the terrain shadows again. I wonder if they were reset with the patch.

The .xml values were edited, and also the engine now has more proper limitations for the hill shading modifiers, so terrain doesn't get overly bright or dark anymore if larger .xml values are used or if there are steep elevation differences.

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Re: Armored Brigade
« Reply #264 on: Today at 11:23:13 AM »
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