Changing Names

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Changing Names

Post by bumble410 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:53 pm

Really enjoying this game, but I was wondering if there is any way to change the names of the astronauts, mission controllers, to kind of personalize the game for single player, obviously. Thanks.

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Re: Changing Names

Post by nico7550 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:38 pm

Hi,

this can only be done by tweaking the games files. There is XML files for that.

You could maybe find other interested players to build a historical names mod...

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Re: Changing Names

Post by Jenny90 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:49 pm

There is no specific tool or something like that to do this. You have to do it manually by yourself, which requires you to edit some system file. I think you can change it in XML files.
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Re: Changing Names

Post by Nacho84 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:56 pm

Hello all,

Changing the names requires editing some of the game files. It's quite straightforward, though: the files are stored inside SPM-Windows_Data\Scripts\Data Scripts\General Container. You'll find XML files in there for each employee groups (SET, Astronauts/Cosmonauts and Flight Controllers) and for each space agency. Open the files with a text editor and feel free to change the names.

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Re: Changing Names

Post by Mach25 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:00 pm

I have created a historical astronaut candidate roster with over 200 names. Takes you up to the 1990 astronaut class. Includes USAF DynaSoar and MOL astronauts. HOWEVER....
This board is not letting me attach a file OR insert a URL. So how am I supposed to share the file?

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Re: Changing Names

Post by Nacho84 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:57 pm

Hello Mach25,

Send me the files via PM and I'll upload them for you. I believe the forum allows you to attach files once you reach 5 posts.

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Re: Changing Names

Post by kstruna » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:20 pm

Would be nice to have Neil and Buzz and others in the list.

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Re: Changing Names

Post by Palarran » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:26 pm

Buzz and Yuri Gagarin are in the game, I've seen/hired both. They're the only astronauts with pictures.

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Re: Changing Names

Post by kstruna » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:10 pm

Good to know! Then Guss Grissom and Dave Scott is a must in the team :)

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Re: Changing Names

Post by Mach25 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:19 pm

Here is the link to download the Historical NASA astronaut roster file. Simply replace the existing one and restart the game.

http://www.mediafire.com/view/zp4g3jxrg ... s-NASA.xml
(click the GREEN download button)

I tested it, and it works. The only "bug" is that the astronauts will appear in the game in random order.

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Re: Changing Names

Post by nico7550 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:54 pm

Only Nacho84 can do something will the random...

a fixed list is not a problem, recruiting buzz in 56 is more a problem... :-)

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Re: Changing Names

Post by kstruna » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:57 pm

how can we add pictures to them? can we mod this as well? There is an attribute for Buzz, so there shouldn´t be a problem to add it to the others

EDIT: well the portrait is not a simple jpeg or png, but Buzz Aldrin.unity3d.... so maybe in next patch... and maybe impossible because of the licence...

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Re: Changing Names

Post by lordshipmayhem » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:48 am

By the way, at least one controller's name is a rather deliciously atrocious pun. Are there more than the one I've encountered?

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Re: Changing Names

Post by nico7550 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:27 am

kstruna wrote:how can we add pictures to them? can we mod this as well? There is an attribute for Buzz, so there shouldn´t be a problem to add it to the others

EDIT: well the portrait is not a simple jpeg or png, but Buzz Aldrin.unity3d.... so maybe in next patch... and maybe impossible because of the licence...
Maybe with Disunity, in future release ?

You can still take a look there:
http://slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=226&t=53638

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