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Carotio
01-30-2007, 10:08 AM
Beware! You are about to read a Barbara Cartland like story....

LOL! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Just kidding! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

No, I just thought, hey, I want my own personal thread to tell some info on mod work or reasons for missing mod work = women off course, what else? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

To start with something concrete:
My World Map mod for GWX has been released some time ago now, but it's work is linked to my GWX-TA mod, since they share some files.

GWX-TA is playable now and could be released, but I'm currently working on adding harbours to all the naval ports, one can see on the map (F5) in GWX-TA and WM mod.

Sofar besides the ones allready at hand, I have now included Halle and Rosenkranz in the Kieler Kanal, and I'm working on adding harbours to the Danish cities. I'm starting with Denmark purely out of the fact that I'm Danish, so I wanted these as some of the first. And sofar, I have made harbours in Esbjerg, Thyborøn, Hirtshals, Skagen, Frederikshavn, Grenaa, Horsens, Vejle, Kolding & Aabenraa.

Are all these harbours necessary? Not, really, unless some Kaleun likes port raiding! Will these harbours be crowded with ships? Eventually, yes!!! Some are allready...

When will GWX-TA appear? Don't know! I have a party coming up saturday, which will last the entire day, evening and night, with several foreign exchange students. I saw some of them today, and this seasons exchange students have some nice female examples among them... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

TO BE CONTINUED....

any questions or commentaries in my thread are welcome of course...

klcarroll
01-30-2007, 10:45 AM
You can always tell an "Old Campaigner": They keep things in the proper order; ....asking first about the next meal, the next bed, and the next "company": ....worry about tomorrow's battle tomorrow!

I see we are in good hands!

Carotio
01-30-2007, 11:36 AM
Next update almost finished:

Odense, Nyborg, Svendborg, Faaborg, Middelfart, Little Belt Bridge, Fredericia and Sønderborg.

Now doing a pause:
eating and then watching World Cup handball between Denmark and Iceland!

Heyja, heyja for http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y288/Carotio/denmarkC1.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

EDIT:
The harbours are finished, going on to next batch!
And the quarter-finale is over also. What a horror match http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif
Denmark-Iceland: 42-41 in a prolonged match!

Carotio
01-30-2007, 04:35 PM
Now, I have added:
Korsør, Kalundborg, Holbæk, Roskilde, Roskilde Bridge, Helsingør, Køge, Vordingborg, Nykøbing Falster, Nykøbing Falster Bridge, Gedser, Rødby and Rønne.

Thus I have finished adding harbours for Denmark! Which was then made within about 8 hours of mod work. With at least 200 more naval bases (I haven't counted, just estimated!) to add harbours for, I should be able to finish it off with about 10 days of work. It will be done, when I have the time and desire...

Currently, I'm finishing off the missing German harbours at the Baltic Sea...

Carotio
01-30-2007, 05:34 PM
Forgot to add Nuuk as Danish harbour in Greenland.

And now the remaining German harbours have been added:
Puttgarten, Fehmarn Bridge, Travemünde, Wismar, Stralsund, Stralsund Bridge, Peenemünde, Kolberg, Stolpmünde and Norden.

Finish for today/tonight!

tuddley3
01-30-2007, 06:33 PM
I know the wait will be worth it my friend. Take your time and do it right.

Carotio
02-01-2007, 03:49 PM
This evening Denmark had a semi-finale match in handball versus Poland! What a marvellous exciting match. Not until the last minutes of the second prolonged play time, the outcome was settled. 36-33 for Poland! Damn! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Oh, well! That's in sport just like in all other aspects of life. Ups and downs! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

I'm making a small pause of harbour creation and adding something else... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Carotio
02-14-2007, 08:16 AM
Happy Valentines Days!

I love you all!

Well, as friends only of course!

As an act of love, HA!, I have decided to release my current project GWX-TA!
I'm in the progress of uploading now!
Later this afternoon, it will be available from my site!

Is it worth to download and play?
Yes, and if you don't trust me enough, ask tuddley3, who have allready tried a beta-version!

Carotio
02-14-2007, 10:11 AM
Okay, GWX-TA is up now!

I made a small post about it in creatives section!

You may use that thread to post questions about it...

Carotio
02-22-2007, 03:57 AM
Okay, so GWX1.02 is out!

I have then been forced to create a GWX-TA1.1 patch, which will make my previous work compatible with GWX1.02!

Sofar, I have managed to successfully edit Cfg, Menu, Roster and Sea files, plus the optional mods such as the most important GWX-TA1.1_OldDamageModel, where you can auto-aim in auto-TDC mode again!

Locations.cfg is mostly done, but I'm going to rewrite much of it, so all harbours and cities will be named in MissionEditor! Hopefully, I will add a few more harbours to match some of all my NavalBase entries in the campaign_LND layer! It's a long way to go...

Last but not least, the campaign files need to be edited! Some will be a piece of cake, other stuff more complicated, but it will be done, so it will match my locations.cfg!

GWX-TA will return strong as always for the casual player, who just want to play this game for fun, without too much realism!! I'm one of them! Check my website or this thread for the work in progress!

Carotio
02-24-2007, 12:59 PM
GWX-TA1.1 with optional mods such as:
GWX-TA1.1_BigFlags
GWX-TA1.1_Fix French
GWX-TA1.1_Late War Sensors Snorkel Antennas
GWX-TA1.1_Lite Harbor Traffic
GWX-TA1.1_OldDamageModel
GWX-TA1.1_OriginalConsole
GWX-TA1.1_SmallerMoon

are finished! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'm just in the progress of testing and eventually make small polish repairs...

To be continued...

Carotio
03-06-2007, 09:10 AM
Hi everybody!

So finally, DivingDuck had some time for me too!
He has created the flag files, thus incooperating China for me!

That was what was missing, so I have now uploaded GWX-TA1.1

Hope you enjoy GWX with my tweak add on!