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[OXCE] Nationalities and flags Expanded pack. Stand Alone MOD
« on: January 02, 2023, 10:23:08 pm »
OpenXcom Nationalities Expanded Mod v1.0

This mod requires OXCE to work

The general idea of the mod is to implement the flags on name and extra nationalities namelist into a flexible and compatible format, so it can be integrated unto others mods with ease, or used in a vainilla run, yet retaining the fluff of having your soldiers showing their national colors. 
The work is based on Solarius Scorch FMP and XFILES . At first , i made some names and flags for personal use and before i noticed it grew quite a bit (Around 60-70(?) flags were handcrafted by me). So maybe others might wish to use it.
Also i want to be clear that unlike the FMP/XFILES, the order is based on the COUNTRY instead of the demonyms, so its a little bit more intuitive IMHO.

The mod consist in two main features:

°115 flags: to represent different backgrounds and nationalities
°115 NAMELIST: to accompany the flags, there are the same number of .nam files, fleshed out to have aproximately 500 male names, 500 female names and AT LEAST 1000 surnames....also taking in consideration nuances and traditions from different countries so there are special cases where male or female surnames are separated by suffixes
(-eva, -ova ,-ska in slavic female surnames,-itė or -ienė in lithuanian female lithuanian according to their marital statuses, -tter or -son according to gender on icelandic surnames...just to name a few examples)

The flags and names added are the following (divided roughly by continent):

Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Congo (Democrat Republic of Congo/ Congo-Khinsasa), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Burma, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyztan, Malaysia , Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapur, South Korea, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam //// Australia and New Zealand

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela

Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and hezergovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom

In order to use it all you need to do its simply drop the mod in your folder and activate it via menu, in case you wish to integrate it to your mods new types of units, just copy and paste these parameters on every unit to have the name list apply to your units:

#    soldierNames:
#      - delete
#      - SoldierNames/
Credits go to:

   Solarius Scorch:
      - for the Initial Mod ideas and basis for the work, around fifty or so flags from his mod were used
   Meridian and every OXCE COLLABORATOR:
      - for making the features possible
       - For the idea, suggestion and support of making it an standalone MOD.

Know Issues:
Even if my initial goal was to make around 500 names per gender and 1000 surnames, there are some countries were i struggled finding enough data so they are LACKING the ammount to consider it "finished". Those files are not only recognized by their low weight in kb, but are tagged as INCOMPLETE, i'll continue to search in order to finish those but in case anyone wishes to help or know a reliable source where i can check it...or is from that nationality and can complete it itself, it would be incredibly helpfull ...until then i'll try my best to finish those files the faster i can

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Re: [OXCE] Nationalities and flags Expanded pack. Stand Alone MOD
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2023, 11:39:06 pm »
This mod is a great example of dedication towards achieving a goal!

I enjoy seeing you doing the census of the Faroe Islands, I'm sure they'll appreciate it haha. The amount of research and time invested into this mod is commendable and a staple of your hardworking nature.

Thanks for sharing it!

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Re: [OXCE] Nationalities and flags Expanded pack. Stand Alone MOD
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2023, 10:43:52 pm »
It says 'Drop the mod in your folder'. What does that mean?
I have the following folders:


--> common
----> Language
----> Palettes
----> Resources
----> Shaders
----> SoldierName

--> standard
----> Aliens_Pick_Up_Weapons
----> Aliens_Pick_Up_Weapons_TFTD
----> Demigod_Difficulty
----> Demigod_Difficulty_TFTD
----> Limit_Craft_Item_Capacities
----> Limit_Craft_Item_Capacities_TFTD
----> OpenXCom_Unlimited_Waypoints
----> OpenXCom_Unlimited_Waypoints_TFTD
----> PSX_Static_Cydonia_Map
----> StrategyCore_Swap_Small_USOs_TFTD
----> TFTD_Damage
----> UFOextender_Gun_Melee
----> UFOextender_Gun_Melee_TFTD
----> UFOextender_Psionic_Line_Of_Fire
----> UFOextender_Psionic_Line_Of_Fire_TFTD
----> UFOextender_Starting_Avalanches
----> XCOM_Damage
----> xcom1
----> xcom2
----> XcomUtil_Always_Daytime
----> XcomUtil_Always_Daytime_TFTD
----> XcomUtil_Always_Nighttime
----> XcomUtil_Always_Nighttime_TFTD
----> XcomUtil_Fighter_Transports
----> XcomUtil_Fighter_Transports_TFTD
----> XcomUtil_High_Explosive_Damage
----> XcomUtil_High_Explosive_Damage_TFTD
----> XcomUtil_Improved_Gauss
----> XcomUtil_Improved_Ground_Tanks
----> XcomUtil_Improved_Heavy_Laser
----> XcomUtil_Infinite_Gauss
----> XcomUtil_No_Psionics
----> XcomUtil_No_Psionics_TFTD
----> XcomUtil_Pistol_Auto_Shot
----> XcomUtil_Pistol_Auto_Shot_TFTD
----> XcomUtil_Skyranger_Weapon_Slot
----> XcomUtil_Starting_Defensive_Base
----> XcomUtil_Starting_Defensive_Base_TFTD
----> XcomUtil_Starting_Defensive_Improved_Base
----> XcomUtil_Starting_Defensive_Improved_Base_TFTD
----> XcomUtil_Starting_Improved_Base
----> XcomUtil_Starting_Improved_Base_TFTD
----> XcomUtil_Statstrings
----> XcomUtil_Statstrings_TFTD
----> XcomUtil_Triton_Weapon_Slot

--> TFTD
----> ANIMS
----> FLOP_INT
----> MAPS
----> ROUTES
----> SOUND
----> UFO2EXE
----> UFOEXE
----> UNITS

--> UFO
----> MAPS
----> ROUTES
----> RUNEXE
----> SOUND
----> UFO2EXE
----> UFOEXE
----> UNITS

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Re: [OXCE] Nationalities and flags Expanded pack. Stand Alone MOD
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2023, 10:55:26 pm »
It says 'Drop the mod in your folder'. What does that mean?