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Ship names

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:22 am
by Palaiologos
Trying to add historical custom names for ships, yet nothing happens. I change all the FF02 or whatever mdl files, delete the unit models cache, reload before initiating the construction of the ships, and nothing. Still "Wooden screw frigate" gets build. Am I doing something wrong?

P.S Whats the difference between FF02A and FF02B?

Re: Ship names

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:48 am
by PhilThib
The main difference between A, B, and C is the gun type (mouth loading = A, breech loading = B, rifled = C) which gives increasing firepower and range. In other words C is better than B which is better than A

The name changes will probably appear only in the unit detail panel, not in the generic engine message saying a construciton has been launched.

Re: Ship names

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:18 am
by Palaiologos
I am talking about the unit panel myself. The ship names on the unit icon.

I didnt even know about mouth loading and breech loading. Do earlier versions upgrade automatically when you get the tech?

Re: Ship names

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:06 am
by loki100
The first three naval upgrades are applied to the at start fleet - so basically sail will upgrade as far as it cans.

From 4 onwards, each upgrade makes the older ships obsolete and there is no upgrade. Reflects the fast moving debate about design of steel/coal naval vessels. So keeping a modern navy from about 1880-1910 is an expensive business.