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Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground 3 weeks, 1 day ago #1

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Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground

Released for the 154th Anniversary (2017) of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1st - 3rd, 1863.

Featuring:

- New Gettysburg map by MarkT (9 Mile)
- Three days in 8 1/2 hours CSA scenario (USA scenario TBA)
- Fatigue and Morale replenished at the end of Days one and two
- Upgraded setup and scripting from the previous 3Days scenarios
- Richmond News end screens for CSA
- Optional scenario file (scenario - DRF.csv) to use flags from the B&F mod -- rename to scenario.csv in the individual scenario folder after renaming the original

Unzip and copy to the Mods folder (Unzips with 7zip, free download...)
Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground

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The bar is set!
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Well, it's been six years since the 'GB 3Days' scenarios were released and with the introduction of MarkT's outstanding nine mile map the time was ripe for an upgrade. And an UPGRADE it is! I've learned a lot in those six years, especially what works and what doesn't, on how to keep scenarios vibrant and immersive. At least I think so.

A heads up on performance. Due to the large number of troops, eventually, and with the huge map, low fps and lag are a fact of life with this old engine. The number one thing I have learned about performance and lag in general is to keep corps and general level officers TC'ed (this eliminates hundreds of AI-loops between officers that suck performance unnecessarily). You'll find in the scripting that these upper level officers will be TC on when introduced, I suggest they remain TC'ed and just move by divisions. If you don't, not only greater lag, but the occurrences of anomalies like troops stopping engaging are likely to occur. They literally stop fighting and will walk through or ignore the enemy. Or, if you insist on using these officers TC off, then better to raise the sprite ratio to at least 10 to one.

As announced and shown above, "The Bar is Set". The best way to show appreciation for this effort as far as I'm concerned is attack that Bar, display your end screen, and feedback about your experience and path to glory, or, how you messed up. All is good, and fun, in the remaking of history.
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Re: Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground 3 weeks, 1 day ago #2

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Reb - Great Job on getting this Map posted!

It is a truly remarkable Map!

Jumping Topic : What do You set your AI-Cycles on ?

I keep mine on ( 500 ) and the 200,000 plus units seem to all operate occurring to plan.

I think that I have approximately 99,000 and the enemy has approximately 129,000.

But, not all units are involved in the fighting at the same time.

*** Norb - mentioned years and years ago that if you set it too high the AI would think too much, but he really didn't explain what " Thinking Too Much " meant.

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Re: Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground 3 weeks, 1 day ago #3

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Hi, is this game still going? I have not played in couple of years, anything new since then? How is Waterloo?

Re: Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground 3 weeks, 1 day ago #4

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Yes, game is still going. Norb released the map editor tools with the latest SDK so more people are map modding now. A bunch of us Napoleonic fans are doing map changes for Waterloo - converting Gettysburg/ACW maps to look European. Our group has about 4 done with 2 or 3 more in the works.
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Re: Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground 3 weeks, 1 day ago #5

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Davinci wrote:
Reb - Great Job on getting this Map posted!

It is a truly remarkable Map!

Jumping Topic : What do You set your AI-Cycles on ?

I keep mine on ( 500 ) and the 200,000 plus units seem to all operate occurring to plan.

I think that I have approximately 99,000 and the enemy has approximately 129,000.

But, not all units are involved in the fighting at the same time.

*** Norb - mentioned years and years ago that if you set it too high the AI would think too much, but he really didn't explain what " Thinking Too Much " meant.



davinci


I've never messed with the AI-Cycles numbers, the default setting is good by me. I assume you can 'dumb down' the AI with fewer cycles and save on performance but I prefer to TC corps commanders, thus eliminating cycles, thereby keeping the division and down officers' AI sharp.

" Thinking Too Much " is when the AI is overwhelmed by the number of cycles and begins shutting down. First indications of this overload are when troops 'Go Blind' as I mentioned in the first post.

Thanks for plugging the AI-Cycles info. I'm sure some folks will check it out and experiment, especially 'sandbox full army' type players like you.
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Re: Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground 3 weeks, 1 day ago #6

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RebBugler wrote:
I've never messed with the AI-Cycles numbers, the default setting is good by me.

Ten Four, Understand!

But, I wasn't setting it that high for Me, its to help the AI Army fight better.

Besides, I have never ever actually won a battle against the AI, it is impossible to destroy a larger Army without destroying your own army in turn.

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Re: Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground 3 weeks ago #7

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@ Reb Bugler ......... The Bar you say?

How quaint

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Re: Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground 3 weeks ago #8

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This is great.

Thank you for all the hard work.

Regards

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Re: Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground 3 weeks ago #9

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hi, the game was a ton of fun, but I burned out on it- I was waiting for new battles- hoping for Chickamauga or Shiloh but we got Waterloo which I have not ventured to- I mainly play chess online now- chess.com is the best- enjoyed the history lesson of this game

Re: Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground 3 weeks ago #10

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Chickamauga and Shiloh have both been released as free add-ons by the community, a Chattanooga map as well - you should stick around, lots still happening here.
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Re: Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground 3 weeks ago #11

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Ok, cool, the add-ons are in the download section?

Re: Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground 2 weeks, 5 days ago #12

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RebBugler,

This, as usual is incredible. I am drained. What a superb job you did!

I took up the challenge to reach the bar. I didn't do it. I couldn't do it.

However, my final report says Difficulty Level 8. I see yours says Difficulty Level 3.

Soooooooooo, what's up?

S
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Re: Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground 2 weeks, 5 days ago #13

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SwampRat wrote:
RebBugler,

This, as usual is incredible. I am drained. What a superb job you did!

I took up the challenge to reach the bar. I didn't do it. I couldn't do it.

However, my final report says Difficulty Level 8. I see yours says Difficulty Level 3.

Soooooooooo, what's up?

S


Difficulty Level 8 is Custom settings so I'm guessing that's equivalent to or above Normal, level 3 difficulty. The posting of the difficulty setting allows for folks to set their own bar on a different difficulty level, so start a Level 8 bar if you wish.

Very glad you enjoyed this scenario, yours is the first 'completed scenario' report so I'm assuming also that your rig handled this GRAND THEATER without a crash or AI burnout while maintaining the default sprite ratio of four to one.

A big thanks for this report!
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Re: Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground 2 weeks, 5 days ago #14

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HI Reb,

Oh, I see. I know so little...

I didn't have any trouble but my machine did get slow a couple or three times. I followed your orders to the letter.

This is a work of art and you are the master. You were outstanding in the way the battle developed. I also liked the night. A lot. I just wish it lasted a little longer. Doing it straight through, I kinda got fatigued after hour six. I could have used a longer break! You put on one hell of a battle!!!!

There s nothing I didn't like. One thing was I found myself doing though was tending to the care and feeding of my artillery. I got down to commanding by battery - and wagon. There are a lot of batteries.

Excellent job. Thank you for all your hard work!

S
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Re: Gettysburg 3Days - New Ground 3 days, 12 hours ago #15

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SwampRat wrote:
HI Reb,

Oh, I see. I know so little...

I didn't have any trouble but my machine did get slow a couple or three times. I followed your orders to the letter.

This is a work of art and you are the master. You were outstanding in the way the battle developed. I also liked the night. A lot. I just wish it lasted a little longer. Doing it straight through, I kinda got fatigued after hour six. I could have used a longer break! You put on one hell of a battle!!!!

There s nothing I didn't like. One thing was I found myself doing though was tending to the care and feeding of my artillery. I got down to commanding by battery - and wagon. There are a lot of batteries.

Excellent job. Thank you for all your hard work!

S


Much Appreciated!

Ha, I got the numb hand also, after completing the first scenario the night before, I couldn't stop the next day and went six and a half hours straight to "set the bar".

Concerning the battery management, guess what, there's more. As I'm in the process of building the Union version, I finding errors in the Rebel version. One big miss was Walton's artillery corps. So, there's two CSA artillery divisions that will be added with a 'Coming Soon' update included with the addition of the Union version.
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