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by BentonGrey
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CW music in CW2
Replies: 10
Views: 2563

Re: CW music in CW2

Howdy guys. I'm looking to add some new music to the game, but the links to the how-tos seem to be dead. How do you manage it?
by BentonGrey
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Questions From a Newcomer
Replies: 37
Views: 5724

Re: Questions From a Newcomer

Here's another question for y'all. I've been reading up on artillery usage, and I've heard that 6lbers are pretty much useless. The exception, or so I read, is in swamps, where all artillery is reduced to their range. I also hear that a 6lber will shut down a river for supply transport. Here's what ...
by BentonGrey
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: CW2 Mods
Topic: Looking to Get Started
Replies: 10
Views: 2395

Re: Looking to Get Started

Well, I hadn't heard back from anyone, so I did some more experimentation, and I've figured a lot of stuff out. It turns out that what I was looking for wasn't even in that piece of code. It was in an innocuous looking piece ABOVE it. I don't know if this is available anywhere (I certainly haven't b...
by BentonGrey
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: CW2 Mods
Topic: Looking to Get Started
Replies: 10
Views: 2395

Re: Looking to Get Started

Thanks Tribectus! Following your advice, I edited the files directly, and I've had a lot of success with some minor edits. I've freed Lee, I've tweaked some generals and, thanks to the work y'all did in the portraits thread, I replaced a lot of the CSA clone generals. I've also set Kentucky to seced...
by BentonGrey
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Questions From a Newcomer
Replies: 37
Views: 5724

Re: Questions From a Newcomer

Ditto, though mine was at a diner in Glacier National Park.
by BentonGrey
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: CW2 Mods
Topic: Looking to Get Started
Replies: 10
Views: 2395

Re: Looking to Get Started

Okay, I've been reading through the various threads you suggested and through the materials in the general modding forum, and I'm starting to figure things out, but I have a few specific questions. First, when you download the database files, there are two versions of a lot of the databases. For exa...
by BentonGrey
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: CW2 Mods
Topic: Portrait mod
Replies: 222
Views: 45106

Re: Portrait mod

Man, y'all have done a lot of great work here! These portraits will add a lot to the game, replacing the "clone army" and all. Thanks for all y'all have done!

Has anyone packed all of these up together?
by BentonGrey
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Who's Worth Promoting?
Replies: 6
Views: 2035

Re: Who's Worth Promoting?

Thanks guys! Well, that's a bit disappointing. Basically, you can't field another decent (and barely so) three star general without sacrificing an excellent lower ranker. Darn. I suppose Kirby Smith will have to do.

Durk, I'm not sure I follow. Why is it better to have fewer army commanders?
by BentonGrey
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: CW2 Mods
Topic: Looking to Get Started
Replies: 10
Views: 2395

Re: Looking to Get Started

Thanks Tribeticus! I'll review those threads and see if I can figure things out. :)
by BentonGrey
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Who's Worth Promoting?
Replies: 6
Views: 2035

Who's Worth Promoting?

Howdy guys, I'm starting to get my sea-legs with this game, and now I'm trying to make smart strategic choices. I was looking for some advice about CSA generals. I've discovered that some lose stats when promoted (poor Longstreet!), becoming worse the higher they climb. Who is worth it/safe to promo...
by BentonGrey
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Questions From a Newcomer
Replies: 37
Views: 5724

Re: Questions From a Newcomer

Ahh, thanks Grimjaw, that actually does make sense, as I think there was definitely something going on with the special brigs I was given and the locking down. On the topic of repairing the other ships, though, does that also require replacements? Is there any way to force or help this when using au...
by BentonGrey
Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Questions From a Newcomer
Replies: 37
Views: 5724

Re: Questions From a Newcomer

Well, it seems I spoke too soon. I thought I had a handle on everything thanks to y'all's advice, but it seems there are still some mysteries to be unraveled. I read Captain Orso's description of how ships regain health, and that seemed to make sense. Yet, I've had three different groups of ships si...
by BentonGrey
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Questions From a Newcomer
Replies: 37
Views: 5724

Re: Questions From a Newcomer

Wow, thanks guys! This has all been tremendously helpful! :D

I think I'm finally starting to get a hang of this game. There is a great deal here that isn't obvious or easily accessible, but man, is it excellent.
by BentonGrey
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Questions From a Newcomer
Replies: 37
Views: 5724

Re: Questions From a Newcomer

Thanks Gray Fox, once again, that is really helpful! I had gotten bits and pieces of that here and there, but that is a much clearer and more complete picture. I think I'm beginning to get a handle on this game's complexities. So, pontoons do not mitigate the river crossing combat penalty like marin...
by BentonGrey
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: CW2 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Training Not Working
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Re: Training Not Working

Ahh! I thought that the stars WERE the experience points. I see, there's multiple levels of information. That makes more sense. Thanks Captain!
by BentonGrey
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: CW2 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Training Not Working
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Training Not Working

Howdy, I'm not 100% sure that this is a bug, as I'm new to the game and it is possible I'm just missing something. Please bear with me if that is the case. My issue is that training doesn't seem to work. I've played a few different games now, and placing either a general with the Training Master or ...
by BentonGrey
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Questions From a Newcomer
Replies: 37
Views: 5724

Re: Questions From a Newcomer

Howdy LC, and thanks for the response! This is already really helpful. :) Thanks to Gray Fox as well! That was also really great info. I wrote this reply before yours showed up, but it wasn't approved until afterward, so please forgive my seeming to ignore your post in how this reply originally read...
by BentonGrey
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: CW2 Mods
Topic: Looking to Get Started
Replies: 10
Views: 2395

Looking to Get Started

Howdy gents, I just posted in the larger forum with some questions about the basic game, as I'm having some trouble finding my sea-legs with it. As part of that, though, I'd like to do some customization as well. I really have fallen in love with this game, but I am looking to get started with moddi...
by BentonGrey
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Questions From a Newcomer
Replies: 37
Views: 5724

Questions From a Newcomer

Hello! I just bought this game recently, and I've been grappling with it ever since. I found it very frustrating at first, and I certainly see what folks say about the CSA not having much of a chance (I always prefer it when games like this give you the chance to be a little ahistorical in the asymm...

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