Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

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Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by AlbertoC » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:07 pm

2017 is gone. It was a great year for Order of Battle with many new expansions being released, greatly expanding the list of available campaigns, scenarios, factions and units, as well as adding plenty of amazing new features.

But let’s look forward, to 2018: there is much more coming your way. Work continues relentlessly and without pause. The goal is to bring the beloved Order of Battle formula to new battlefields and adapt it to represent the various types of warfare waged in WWII.

Next week we will also announce something community related… if you’re a fan of Order of Battle you don’t want to miss this, so stay tuned!

And now something which all players will find extremely useful. We would like to show you an amazing tool developed by a very talented fan, Mojko.

It’s the Unit Navigator, an online tool through which you can browse and compare all the units included in the game! Making the right strategical choice has never been easier. You can read more detailed information here. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication Mojko!

Order of Battle: World War II is completely free to try. Download it for free and try it immediately for an authentic and challenging World War II strategic experience.

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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Andy2012 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:08 pm

Yes, marvelous work, Mojko. Well done!

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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:57 am

Thank you, I'm glad that I was able to provide a helpful tool for the community. Now, onwards to victory!
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by GUNDOBALDO08 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:54 pm

9 january you store” next week we will also announce something community related… if you’re a fan of Order of Battle you don’t want to miss this, so stay tuned”
More than a week past but any announce arrived.. ?

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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by AlbertoC » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:07 am

GUNDOBALDO08 wrote:9 january you store” next week we will also announce something community related… if you’re a fan of Order of Battle you don’t want to miss this, so stay tuned”
More than a week past but any announce arrived.. ?
It took a bit longer than anticipated but it finally got here ;)

http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtop ... 64&t=82351

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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by GabeKnight » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:22 am

@Mojko
Is the UNT being updated automatically with the v5.2.9 update? If not, I'd appreciate an update, please.

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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:59 am

GabeKnight wrote:@Mojko
Is the UNT being updated automatically with the v5.2.9 update? If not, I'd appreciate an update, please.
I need to make the update, but it's not just uploading new data files. The terrain data files have different data format now so I need to make application changes as well. As I work full time I will have time to look at it during upcoming weekend.
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by GabeKnight » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:34 am

Mojko wrote:I need to make the update, but it's not just uploading new data files. The terrain data files have different data format now so I need to make application changes as well. As I work full time I will have time to look at it during upcoming weekend.
Great. Thanks. And it's always something after an update, isn't it? :wink: :)

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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:25 am

New version released: 2018-02-22

changes:

- Game data files version updated to 5.2.9

If you want to see the differences in game data files visit this page.
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:10 am

New version released: 2018-04-07

changes:

- Game data files version updated to 5.3.0

If you want to see the differences in game data files visit this page.
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Sat May 05, 2018 2:40 am

New version released: 2018-05-07

changes:

- unit pictures added
- UI changed slightly to make room for the unit picture
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by GabeKnight » Sat May 05, 2018 8:15 am

Looks great. Thanks!!!

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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Fri May 18, 2018 7:11 am

New version released: 2018-05-17

- game data files updated to version 6.1.7
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by SecretS » Fri May 25, 2018 1:15 pm

Very very good!Thanks a lot!
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by GabeKnight » Fri May 25, 2018 3:18 pm

Mojko wrote:New version released: 2018-05-17

- game data files updated to version 6.1.7
If it's not too much to ask, could you please put up a page with the "differences in game data files" (to v5.3.0) as you did with the previous versions. That helped a lot.

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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Fri May 25, 2018 8:21 pm

GabeKnight wrote:If it's not too much to ask, could you please put up a page with the "differences in game data files" (to v5.3.0) as you did with the previous versions. That helped a lot.
It's not a problem. I wasn't sure if it's interesting for anyone. I can post it the diff page every time. You can find the differences in here.
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by GabeKnight » Fri May 25, 2018 8:25 pm

THANKS!
Mojko wrote:I wasn't sure if it's interesting for anyone. I can post it the diff page every time.
It is for modders who are lazy like me :wink:

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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by fog1234 » Sat May 26, 2018 4:36 pm

Is there a combat simulator/combat results table/odds table for this.

I see what you've done is to have all the units in one place, but how does one predict the combat results ?

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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Sat May 26, 2018 7:31 pm

fog1234 wrote:Is there a combat simulator/combat results table/odds table for this.

I see what you've done is to have all the units in one place, but how does one predict the combat results ?
There is definitely no combat table as the calculations are way too complex - too many inputs are needed. OOB is way more complex compared to PanzerKorps because they took lot of "binary" mechanics from PzK and made them much more smooth. For example close attack / close defence in PzK is either applied or not. In OOB you have a "smooth" transition from normal attack to close attack based on terrain cover percentage. To be fair OOB does a good job of hiding a lot of this complexity so the system feels simple.

Making "combat" table is out of the question. Creating combat simulator is certainly possible if someone can provide exact equations, but I don't think it's really worth the effort. Unlike PzK, in OOB you will rarely get large damage output from a unit, combat is much less randomised, also there are situations where combat result is not applied fully as the defender unit is able to retreat and so on.

TLDR: You shouldn't really need combat predictions outside of the game. A tool can be build but it would be ridiculously difficult to operate as you would need to input large amount if input data. It's not worth the effort of implementing nor using as the game does a better job for this. Btw you can still compare unit attributes in this tool so if you want to buy the best unit for the job, this tool will help you do that even without combat predictions. Just you use "compare button" on the unit screen.
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Re: Order of Battle - The Unit Navigator Tool

Post by Mojko » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:01 am

New version released: 2018-06-07

- game data files updated to version 6.1.8

See the diff page for more details.
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