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chas1963
07-10-2005, 10:12 PM
Tired of being demoted for purchasing a new sub or an engine upgrade? I did - so I edited the Rank Level 2 line of the basic.cfg file.

If you don't let your renown dip below 1501, you won't lose rank.

[PLAYER_RENOWN]
AcademyBonus=1000
RankLevel0=0; SCORE
RankLevel1=0; SCORE
RankLevel2=1501; SCORE
RankLevel3=25000; SCORE
MedalSettings0=0.25
MedalSettings1=0.5
MedalSettings2=1
MedalScore0=3000;2 class, SCORE
MedalScore1=6000;1 class, SCORE
MedalScore2=10000; knight, SCORE
MedalScore3=15000; oak leaves, SCORE
MedalScore4=20000;swords, SCORE
MedalScore5=25000;diamonds, SCORE
MedalScore6=30000;all, SCORE

BobV_07
07-10-2005, 10:20 PM
Cool, thanks. I have updated my .cfg file with what you have provided. Thanks again. Oh, and yes I backed up the original basic.cfg file before updating. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif



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jpinard
07-10-2005, 10:24 PM
Is this a new bug?

chas1963
07-11-2005, 12:29 AM
Nope. Rank and promotions are handled by your accumulated Renown score - you can be promoted and soon after find that you have lost rank by purchasing a new sub and/or upgrades by dipping below the required renown score for that rank.

This should fix that; as long as you don't purchase too much, then you should be able to keep your rank.

Feedback is welcome on whether this works or not, but I suspect that it does.

jpinard
07-11-2005, 01:13 AM
This isn't like a cheat is it?

chas1963
07-11-2005, 03:21 AM
No, I prefer to think of it as a realism-based modification.

Promotion is a result of merit and hard work - if you get promoted, you can expect that the Navy would expect you to take on more responsibility, right?

Then why, if you are promoted to a higher rank, would you be demoted for taking on another command?

Nobody ever got demoted for taking on more responsibility.

jpinard
07-12-2005, 02:07 AM
But if I put in your figures as a new captain, I'm promoted super fast. I guess that's why I was asking.

Cpt_Walrus
07-12-2005, 05:38 AM
The only real thing I have to complain about regarding this masterpiece of a game,is the way the promotions work for the player.How could they have even considered to base your promotions on the amount of renown you have available?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif.By getting demoted for spending renown is crazy.They should have rather then based it on the renown earned during your career or by the tonnage of shipping you sink.

But like I said besides the bugs some of the people encounter in the game this to me is still the best game I have ever played and is a real masterpiece.The dymanic missions is what makes this game so awesome..I cannot stand scripted games,where there is only a few ways of playing or else....Good work to the developers and everyone involved in making this game possible. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Please just make SH4 also with dynamic missions.

panthercules
07-12-2005, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by jpinard:
But if I put in your figures as a new captain, I'm promoted super fast. I guess that's why I was asking.

Yeah - I was thinking this would probably happen too - I guess maybe you just need to wait till after you've gotten your promotion to make this change, so you won't get it too early but won't lose it later

jpinard
07-12-2005, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by panthercules:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jpinard:
But if I put in your figures as a new captain, I'm promoted super fast. I guess that's why I was asking.

Yeah - I was thinking this would probably happen too - I guess maybe you just need to wait till after you've gotten your promotion to make this change, so you won't get it too early but won't lose it later </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
OK good thinking!