BA2 - General Comments

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BA2 - General Comments

Post by dcoffin » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:18 pm

I have enjoyed the EAP but have a couple of suggestions/requests as I have only done SP so not sure if relevant to MP games but assume some would be

1) Is there any way to zoom out more during games, especially when paying larger boards? I see larger map in skirmish when picking units but zoom out viewing is same whether map is very small or very larger.

2) In Leningrad scenario, it appears tank traps can only be removed by artillery fire/bombard and not by engineer units. I see engineers now have capability to produce smoke screens which is great but I my opinion a short step in right direction. Is there anyway to incorporate some of AMARIS's Upgraded Engineers modification into engineering units such as removal tank traps, construct minefield, etc.

3) Are these fortifications above ground or representing trenches, I assumed fortifications from the graphics but they do not appear to block line of sight for weapons so I assume they represent trenches?

4) In unit descriptions on Russian flamethrower - have two versions but wording is same unlike SMG - where mentions Assault unit can wear body armor.

5) Curious about Hummel - it appears that this unit can only fire every other turn, similar to rocket launchers as opposed to mobile artillery like Wespe and Priest.

6) On Russian side there does not appear to be the amount of artillery 122mm and 152mm field pieces that I have read was used by them on Eastern Front. Was this done for playability?

thanks,
Dcoffin

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Re: BA2 - General Comments

Post by pipfromslitherine » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:27 pm

You can disable the zoom limits by adding the line NOZOOMLIMIT 1 to the user.txt file. We have set up the zoom to allow the UI to work effectively - zooming out to fully view a large map makes the UI quite fiddly to be accurate with.

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Re: BA2 - General Comments

Post by gortwillsaveus » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:11 am

I had a similar comment about zoom,...

It seems that the original BA (at least in my opinion) had the perfect default zoom level.
Not so with BA2,...it seems to zoom all the way in,..and I find myself zooming out to a "BA-like" level.
Also,...am I a little off,...but does the tilt look off as compared to original BA.

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Re: BA2 - General Comments

Post by vicco » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:50 pm

pipfromslitherine wrote:You can disable the zoom limits by adding the line NOZOOMLIMIT 1 to the user.txt file. We have set up the zoom to allow the UI to work effectively - zooming out to fully view a large map makes the UI quite fiddly to be accurate with.

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Pip
Did the change to the user.txt file as suggested. It helps a lot in the Leningrad scenario in the 1st campaign.

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