A first try for FIW (WIP)

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A first try for FIW (WIP)

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Hey guys,

This is my very first try on FIW, lots of bookworming activity necessary on this one but the vanilla game is already a real gem. Modding possibilities are also terrific !
Starts to shape but a lot of cross-checking is still necessary since I added more units (for sticker variations on uniforms, unit flags, ships, Indians and various arty types) : bugs ahead !
Hopefully, it will bear fruit once OoB's are updated accordingly... :!:

Full overview :
https://www.mediafire.com/view/f5n78yzg7ypsz8r


Sample UI :
FIW WIP sample2.jpg
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It makes me want to see more 😘
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Yikes! Double gob smacked!

Again I say am stunned by the level of historical immersion you add to your unit units. Especially the addition of regimental standards. I tried but failed to do this to the Seven Years War Title...

Lastly what do the red bars denote on the unit icons?
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Steiner wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:49 pm Yikes! Double gob smacked!

Again I say am stunned by the level of historical immersion you add to your unit units. Especially the addition of regimental standards. I tried but failed to do this to the Seven Years War Title...

Lastly what do the red bars denote on the unit icons?

Hi !
Red bars/dashes/arrows simply denote unit facing and formation : line, extended, column. They're mirrored on unit stickers but you can have this visual information with unit counters on map.

This is for column + line formations.
Formation 01.jpg
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And this is for extended formation.
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I had tried something like that for Napoleonic Battle. But in order not to make the facing unreadable, I used round counters.
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It is really beautiful. Did you finalise this mod? The esthetic in this serie is very low compare to many games of WDS, it will be a real added value for this serie of games.
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Outstanding! Exceptional! :P
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Dion wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 1:39 pm Outstanding! Exceptional! :P
Many thanks !
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moichris wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 4:05 am It is really beautiful. Did you finalise this mod? The esthetic in this serie is very low compare to many games of WDS, it will be a real added value for this serie of games.
Not finalized yet unfortunately, because running full steam on France '40 mod atm... where colorized generals and unit stickers are especially long to design !
Only a first try at FIW initially to assess what could be done, but I managed to find many more possibilities for tweaking than I thought at first : new art for units, French namings of Indian tribes allied to the French, royal regimental flags for both English and French units, reworked map, etc.
This finally led me to think about a full mod, however PzC campaigns take their greedy toll !!
But you can be sure that since FIW is one of my fav WDS campaigns, I'll get it completed as soon as I can find a decent timeslot for sure.
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