Is there a tutorial on making campaigns?

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pcpilot
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Is there a tutorial on making campaigns?

Post by pcpilot » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:27 pm

I would love to make a small campaign but haven't an idea of where to start. Thanks.

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Re: Is there a tutorial on making campaigns?

Post by oasis22 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:16 pm

hi,
in the scenario design page, go to the stickies title (tools and guides for modding) best place to start...

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Re: Is there a tutorial on making campaigns?

Post by pcpilot » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:38 pm

I did. I didn't see anything specifically for making my own campaigns. Did several searches too.

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Re: Is there a tutorial on making campaigns?

Post by ThvN » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:01 am

racketyjack, oasis22 is right, there is actually a section in the stickies, I'll give a direct link. Below this linked post are some basic guides, maybe you will find something you need in there: viewtopic.php?f=147&t=39053#p365352

There is no step-by-step tutorial, but there are a lot of friendly modders who might be able to help out with specific questions. For making a campaign you will need some scenarios first, actually linking them is not very hard, but creating nice scenarios is.

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Re: Is there a tutorial on making campaigns?

Post by pcpilot » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:41 am

Yes, I looked thru there and didn't find anything on linking scenarios. That was my big question; how do I do that?

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Re: Is there a tutorial on making campaigns?

Post by ThvN » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:02 am

Sorry for the delay, I've been very busy lately; I read through the guides, and you are right, the information you asked for is not listed, sorry about that. I'm not a scenario/campaign modder, but I do know some of the basics:

The main campaigns are controlled by a file in the 'Panzer Corps\Data' folder, called 'campaign.pzdat'. You can open it with Excel or even Notepad, but using the last might be harder to read as the data is in columns. The GC (DLC) campaign have their own (similar) file in their folder structure.

This file lists what happens during a campaign. It has a very simple layout, just read it from left to right, the data is linked in rows, not columns. From the starting scenario, you can designate follow-up scenarios for each the different outcomes (DV, MV or Loss), and how many prestige is earned with each type of victory. It lists which briefings (.pzbrf) to show to the player in case of a certain outcome. It is also possible to make a path so that it will present the player with a choice of two scenarios, I'm not 100% sure how that works, but studying the campaign structure and examining the campaign file will help here.

I hope this helps.

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