How to use the New Campaign System

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How to use the New Campaign System

Post by Kerensky » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:55 pm

Feel free to include this tutorial anywhere you offer your custom campaigns for people to play.
NOTE:
This only applies to campaigns created under the new system. It's up to the campaign designer to make sure all the files have been structured and organized correctly.
See this thread for details on configuration:
viewtopic.php?t=29080
Also: Don't worry about my desktop image in the background there. :P

Special thanks to nikivdd for letting me use his custom campaign as a template.

Step 1: Download someone’s campaign.
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Step 2: If you don’t have a ‘Mods’ folder, create one.
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Step 3: Place downloaded file into ‘Mods’ folder.
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Step 4: Start Panzer Corps and press this button.
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Step 5: Enjoy!
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Now, tell me that wasn't painless and easy. :D

We strongly encourage our custom campaign designers to make the most of the new system. One of the best features over the old system is the ability for custom campaigns to be installed in parallel, no more constantly overwriting campaign.pzdat files or other files otherwise only contained in the DATA folder.

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Post by naturesheva » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:57 pm

I just made a test, it seems work.
However, when I playing my Mod, the tiles in the scenario is still the original version, not the tiles we modified.
It there any suggestion for this problem??

Many thanks!

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Post by Razz1 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:35 am

You need to use the same path as in PC

For example:

C:\Panzer Corps\Panzer Corps\Graphics\Tiles

put all that information into the mod folder.

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Post by naturesheva » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:09 am

Razz1 wrote:You need to use the same path as in PC

For example:

C:\Panzer Corps\Panzer Corps\Graphics\Tiles

put all that information into the mod folder.

Thanks, I'll have a try tonight!

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Post by bobk » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:35 am

That looks great, especially for somebody like me who kind of understands this, but never seems to get it to work... My suggestion would be for you guys to screen the new mods and REQUIRE that they be setup in the same path as PC, and help the modders to fix it, before you ok the mods for release. That way everybody is on the same page, and there is no frustration that a mod doesn`t work.

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Post by bebro » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:37 pm

I'm struggling to get this to work, I never get the "More Campaigns" button to appear. I have read the "extendet support" thread, I suspect what I edited together so far by isn't really a "campaign" that the game recognizes (I just did a small test using two scenarios quickly thrown together).

Since the campaign used here to test this seems to work under the new system - where can I dl it? I probably get a better idea of what to do if I use this campaign, and then edit my stuff in the same way....

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Post by nikivdd » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:18 pm

bebro wrote:I'm struggling to get this to work, I never get the "More Campaigns" button to appear. I have read the "extendet support" thread, I suspect what I edited together so far by isn't really a "campaign" that the game recognizes (I just did a small test using two scenarios quickly thrown together).

Since the campaign used here to test this seems to work under the new system - where can I dl it? I probably get a better idea of what to do if I use this campaign, and then edit my stuff in the same way....
That was actually an example of a campaign i am working on and is not available for dl at this time.

If you want to check out an example of how it works...try my british campaign (v0.02) for v1.04
viewtopic.php?t=28988
https://www.facebook.com/NikivddPanzerCorps/
https://www.youtube.com/user/Nikivdd1/videos?shelf_id=0&view=0&sort=dd

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Post by bebro » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:48 pm

Thanks man, that did it for me, got it to work :)

Btw, if you still want feedback for that campaign, I'll give it a go at the weekend.

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Post by nikivdd » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:53 pm

bebro wrote:Thanks man, that did it for me, got it to work :)

Btw, if you still want feedback for that campaign, I'll give it a go at the weekend.
That would be very much appreciated, thanks.

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Re: How to use the New Campaign System

Post by fsx » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:50 pm

I tried to use different tiles, but ist does not work. It uses everytime the original tiles. I also tried to rename the tiles, putting it in the original and/or mod-folder and changed the tiles.pzdat. Nothing happens. Knows someone a solution?

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Re: How to use the New Campaign System

Post by VPaulus » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:29 pm

fsx wrote:I tried to use different tiles, but ist does not work. It uses everytime the original tiles. I also tried to rename the tiles, putting it in the original and/or mod-folder and changed the tiles.pzdat. Nothing happens. Knows someone a solution?
Try using GME for tiles and sfx. And use My Games\Panzer Corps\Mod folder just for GUID.txt and for Data subfolder.
Take a look at how this mods are organized:
viewtopic.php?f=147&t=30156
viewtopic.php?f=147&t=32638

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Re: How to use the New Campaign System

Post by fsx » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:17 am

Thank you for the fast answer. It is a good way to use GME, but please, let me know the now implemented functions.
Is it not possible to switch the tiles between the user campaigns only by selecting a campaign?

Example:
If someone would like to use a desert-tileset in one user campaign and a normal set in another - I have to use GME to switch between the campaigns? And if I would play parallel these two campaigns, I also have to switch each time I load a game from the other campaign?

What will be with the announced africa-campaign from slitherine? Will there be an update before to close this gap?

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Re: How to use the New Campaign System

Post by VPaulus » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:58 pm

fsx wrote:Thank you for the fast answer. It is a good way to use GME, but please, let me know the now implemented functions.
Is it not possible to switch the tiles between the user campaigns only by selecting a campaign?
No. The mod support is not fully finished at that level. However you can add layers to the vanilla layer, but it might not work with other user campaigns because the tiles may occupy a different position in the file.
Again take a look at the tiles in the USMC campaign.
fsx wrote:What will be with the announced africa-campaign from slitherine? Will there be an update before to close this gap?
I don't have a clue. It's a good question... it must be a full expansion, so I expect some changes in regard Panzer Corps.

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Re: How to use the New Campaign System

Post by grabbysnatch » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:34 am

i kniw i am probably being really dense as i am a real amatuer at this sort of thing, but the instructions at the start of this thread look so straight forward. However, I am not sure which games/campaigns i can safely download to use this way. I am hopeless at swapping files etc so this seemed straight forwward however when i look at the different campaigns there seems to be other downloads to do, and files to change/backup and i am nervous of downloading them

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Re: How to use the New Campaign System

Post by bebro » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:55 am

Unfortunately many of the bigger mods these days need a bit more care when installing, esp. with GME. In such cases the individual creators shoud give detailed instructions for the installations, it is hard to make a general guide or to say in general which campaigns need what effort - this should be specified by the creators.

Hopefully we get a simpler handling over time so that this would be not needed anymore.

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Re: How to use the New Campaign System

Post by ElIndio » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:12 pm

The 'new' system looks great and nice and easy to use (hopefully!). :wink:

Is there a list anywhere of custom campaigns compatible with this system? :?:

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