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Discord Link: https://discord.gg/NmHUGvq This mod is not compatible with any other mod that changes the Assembly-CSharp.dll. Permission was granted by the developer to modify game files. Thanks t

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Updated to 1.4: - The player's starting general will now have all perks selectable after the initial battle. - The player's idle skirmishers will now fire at units in range when hidden without a d

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I verified my files to remove all modded ones and then ran a quick recording of potomac fort. You can see that I received $41300 and 2900 men compared to your $46600, 3300 men.

https://youtu.be/Ibz8laIs_W4

I don't know exactly what causes the values to be different. But this variance is 100% present in the base game and whatever that functionality is, it's inherited by the mod. Every single legendary campaign that has been recorded using 1.09 or later shows slightly different rewards, even accounting for politics.

The overall variance for Newport News appears to be roughly +/- $5k and +/- 500 men from the default value. Apparently, I had good luck when I started my recorded campaign, and I have worse luck than you do currently.

I have tried to be very clear about where the mod affects the base game balance. Multiple configuration options have been provided specifically to allow players to revert the majority of balance changes while keeping the bug fixes if they choose.

 

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That's weird.

I was always under the impression that the rewards were fixed based on the game difficulty and politics.

I remember when I was posting one of my campaigns at the same time as Mukremin Gul, there was a point where we had the same amount of Politics, playing the very same next battle, and both of us had the exact same rewards.

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I didn't realize they varied either until you pointed it out. I had a feeling something was off but I never put together exactly what was happening. I always looked at the AI numbers and casualties other players were getting rather than the rewards themselves. Presumably the RNG can line up sometimes and you'll end up with the same number.

I have a theory that the rewards on BG might always be the same. But when the difficulty factor is applied that is what causes the randomness. Only the BG numbers are actually stored in the game files, the % increase or decrease from the difficulty just gets applied to those.

If you're looking for the latest and greatest check out Hibob Warbob's videos. He's got a max size infantry strategy that you might enjoy.

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5 hours ago, KeithD said:

Hi Panda, I don't seem to be able to get the dragging and dropping merging units to work.  Same perks, same weapons, and inside the total unit limit.  Is there a trick to it?

Are the units also in the same division?

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Hi

I have been watching your and Something Compasses videos, having just bought the game, and he waxes lyrical about the update, albeit 1.8 as it was then.

I have downloaded it to Dropbox, extracted the files and then put th 'AI etc' into my Data file where it shows as 'Mod' file. I was not asked to overwrite the Assembly-CSharp.dll and resources.assets, and I notice I am not getting the firing ranges. Do they only work on the artillery, or do they show for other units? I am not seeing any.

Any ideas of what I have not done properly?

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Hi pandakraut,

I am playing UGCV with great pleasure, especially with your UI and AI Customizations Mod V1.9.2.

After Chancellorsville onwards wounded officers aren't shown in the battle report and not disabled for one major battle. They are immediately healed and present for duty.

Could you have a look on this?

Many thanks

MR

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5 hours ago, Matt Bean said:

Hi pandakraut,

I am playing UGCV with great pleasure, especially with your UI and AI Customizations Mod V1.9.2.

After Chancellorsville onwards wounded officers aren't shown in the battle report and not disabled for one major battle. They are immediately healed and present for duty.

Could you have a look on this?

Many thanks

MR

Just to double check, you have the Customizations mod installed and not the J&P Rebalance mod? The J&P mod's recent versions had an issue around wounded officers(fixed in the latest version), but that functionality has never been changed for the Customizations mod.

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On 3/17/2021 at 4:50 PM, Hornet81 said:

Hi

I have been watching your and Something Compasses videos, having just bought the game, and he waxes lyrical about the update, albeit 1.8 as it was then.

I have downloaded it to Dropbox, extracted the files and then put th 'AI etc' into my Data file where it shows as 'Mod' file. I was not asked to overwrite the Assembly-CSharp.dll and resources.assets, and I notice I am not getting the firing ranges. Do they only work on the artillery, or do they show for other units? I am not seeing any.

Any ideas of what I have not done properly?

Sorry for missing your question until now. 

This sounds like the files didn't end up in the right place. The default steam path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Ultimate General Civil War\Ultimate General Civil War_Data\ 

This is commonly confused with Ultimate General Civil War\UGCWReporter_Data

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10 hours ago, pandakraut said:

Just to double check, you have the Customizations mod installed and not the J&P Rebalance mod? The J&P mod's recent versions had an issue around wounded officers(fixed in the latest version), but that functionality has never been changed for the Customizations mod.

Hi Pandakraut,

I have UI and AI Customizations Mod V1.9.2. installed. I am quite sure that with 1.9.1, there was not such a problem. Currently, I am playing on the Union side.

Thanks a lot.

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8 hours ago, Matt Bean said:

Hi Pandakraut,

I have UI and AI Customizations Mod V1.9.2. installed. I am quite sure that with 1.9.1, there was not such a problem. Currently, I am playing on the Union side.

Thanks a lot.

Ok, will take a look.

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Was the officer that was wounded and not displayed in the post battle report leading a unit that was shattered?

Also, was the officer wounded on an earlier day on a multi-day battle? If an officer is wounded on day 1, and you play day 2, the days count as two separate major battles so officers will heal.

When I had an officer wounded in a side battle on a unit that shattered they were not listed on the report but they did show up in the reserve as wounded. The not showing up on the battle report was probably introduced in 1.8 when shattered units started being returned to camp. Will fix it show they show up in the report when I have the chance, but as far as I can tell wounded officers are staying wounded as expected.

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16 hours ago, pandakraut said:

Was the officer that was wounded and not displayed in the post battle report leading a unit that was shattered?

Also, was the officer wounded on an earlier day on a multi-day battle? If an officer is wounded on day 1, and you play day 2, the days count as two separate major battles so officers will heal.

When I had an officer wounded in a side battle on a unit that shattered they were not listed on the report but they did show up in the reserve as wounded. The not showing up on the battle report was probably introduced in 1.8 when shattered units started being returned to camp. Will fix it show they show up in the report when I have the chance, but as far as I can tell wounded officers are staying wounded as expected.

First of all, many thanks for your outstanding fast feedback. Your "customer" service is top on class!

No units were shattered. But it could be that all officers were wounded day 1 and then healed. But can't check that.

As I understand, these officers wouldn't be displayed as wounded in the battle report? But in the new army overview, the officer positions of the divisons and regiments these officers leaded are empty. Is this also normal? I can't imagine that I had no wounded officers in the battle report but empty officer slots in the upcoming army overview.

The wounded and healed officers are Maurice Miles, Evander Gregg, Brain Vaughan, Wiliam Brooks and Carl Gibson.

 

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Assuming that the officers were wounded prior to the last day of a multiday battle then what you are describing is normal.

Presumably you replaced the officers that were wounded in camp between days. This places the wounded officer into the reserve pool where it will get healed when the major battle ends. The officer wounded list is only compiled at the very end of the battle when each unit is looked at. The unit no longer has a wounded officer, so it doesn't make it into the list.

I might have the details slightly off, if you go into camp the wounded officers might get moved to reserve even if you don't replace them manually. But generally that is what is going on.

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CSA, Malvern Hill

3 corps with org 5.

III Corps came as reinforcement at last, placed in 1st reinf-slot = 15/20

During the battle, I received all units of division 1 & 2, but only the last unit of five from div 3 (all artillery). I moved div 1 & 2 units quickly down, so shouldn't be an issue of no space to deploy there.

Can this be fixed?

Btw, it can actually happen that units get lost on the map edges. I've noticed in this battle in the 1st phase in the lower-left corner. Either a cavalry unit was gone for good when ordering it too close to the edge or corner, or funnier, they somehow slipped past the border and could still only move along the outter border.

Weird things can also happen with save-reloads, like AI artillery unit in the fog-of-war suddenly placed somewhere else. It's also annoying that the game can't save hold-fire commands or painted move-orders, what can easily provoke another reload if something undesired happens then. Yeah, bad generals like me get punished severely.

 

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On 9/23/2021 at 10:53 AM, Bark said:

CSA, Malvern Hill

3 corps with org 5.

III Corps came as reinforcement at last, placed in 1st reinf-slot = 15/20

During the battle, I received all units of division 1 & 2, but only the last unit of five from div 3 (all artillery). I moved div 1 & 2 units quickly down, so shouldn't be an issue of no space to deploy there.

The reason this occurred is that the 0/20 is actually showing you the total number of brigades from the two reinforcing corps. So it would be more accurate if each slot displayed 0/10. You ended up with 11 instead of only 10 because of some stuff around how supply wagons are handled. 
I can only change the existing numbers on the deploy screen so there isn't a good way for me to make this more clear unfortunately.

On 9/23/2021 at 10:53 AM, Bark said:

Btw, it can actually happen that units get lost on the map edges. I've noticed in this battle in the 1st phase in the lower-left corner. Either a cavalry unit was gone for good when ordering it too close to the edge or corner, or funnier, they somehow slipped past the border and could still only move along the outter border.

There are various exploits around crossing borders and impassable terrain. Trying to prevent these tends to end up causing even more problems that affect units that aren't intentionally using the exploit.

On 9/23/2021 at 10:53 AM, Bark said:

Weird things can also happen with save-reloads, like AI artillery unit in the fog-of-war suddenly placed somewhere else. It's also annoying that the game can't save hold-fire commands or painted move-orders, what can easily provoke another reload if something undesired happens then. Yeah, bad generals like me get punished severely.

Units are recentered on load which can lead to weird issues if the save was made when the sprites were out of sync with the unit center. Adding more information to the save binaries causes all kinds of problems, so this isn't something that I can easily adjust.

Personally, I try to avoid saving and loading at all in battles. Just causes fewer issues, though it is very understandable if you prefer to use them. Saving in camp between days is pretty safe though, so I do use that.

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On 9/24/2021 at 7:45 PM, pandakraut said:

The reason this occurred is that the 0/20 is actually showing you the total number of brigades from the two reinforcing corps. So it would be more accurate if each slot displayed 0/10. You ended up with 11 instead of only 10 because of some stuff around how supply wagons are handled. 
I can only change the existing numbers on the deploy screen so there isn't a good way for me to make this more clear unfortunately.

Yeah, that's quite misleading. I forgot to add supply to III Corps, so another unit was possibly picked as eleventh.

CSA Gaines's Mill is also very unclear how many and especially which units still arrive when. At least my III Corps as flank-right with twelve units was complete in the end. If someone has 15 units in a corps here, 2-3 would have been left out then? 13/12 = 25?

Edit#123: good that I still have at least a day time to edit my posts hundred times in this forum thanks to the ongoing, annoying moderator-approval.

What I like to have customizable is the real-game time conversion. Originally, it's about 5-6s realtime progresses one game-minute. I'd like to slow it down a bit what should be more compatible than messing with timer settings. I've already checked out the assembly file, but there are so many time and speed settings and variables that I have no clue where.

And here are my campaign overviews with corps max-sizes, also showing the required Army Organization level what is theoretically needed to fully fill the slots. The background colors represent the blocks with their slots. Not sure about the red numbers there.

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I just upgraded my GeForce video driver and I seem to have lost the clear yellow lines for units' ranges.  It's back to the original black lines that are hard to see.  I reloaded in the UI mod and still get the black lines.

Not only is that annoying, but I'm wondering whether other aspects of this mod (which I love) have been disabled.

Any thoughts on this?

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15 hours ago, holes573 said:

I just upgraded my GeForce video driver and I seem to have lost the clear yellow lines for units' ranges.  It's back to the original black lines that are hard to see.  I reloaded in the UI mod and still get the black lines.

Not only is that annoying, but I'm wondering whether other aspects of this mod (which I love) have been disabled.

Any thoughts on this?

It sounds like the mod files are no longer in place and the default files are being used again. I would recommend double checking where you extracted the mod files to. They should be in the Ultimate General Civil War_DATA folder. Link to a video install guide(steps are basically the same between this and the J&P mod) in case that helps 

 

 

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