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Offline Dwarmin

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Re: [SOLDIERS] Celebrate Diversity: more nationalities and names
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2017, 07:53:21 pm »
This may be obvious, but what files do I need to extract to make it a general mod? Or is for some reason going to be tied to this specific mod?

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Re: [SOLDIERS] Celebrate Diversity: more nationalities and names
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2017, 08:18:50 pm »
The mod on the first page of this thread *is* the generalized version of what's in X-Com Files.  If it's not working by itself, then there's either a problem with how you're using it or a bug in the mod.

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Re: [SOLDIERS] Celebrate Diversity: more nationalities and names
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2018, 12:42:41 am »
Uploaded version 1:3, which changes Democratic Republic of Congo flag to the appropriate one for the time period (by Arvidus).

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Re: [SOLDIERS] Celebrate Diversity: more nationalities and names
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2018, 09:57:29 pm »
hi, i went mia behind enemy line for a long time lmao, is this mod included inside the FMP??

(on a side question, does the medal and commendations mod got "fixed" inside the FMP too?, i really loved that nice touch and i saw somewhere around here that some nice guy decided to improve it into a 2.1 kind of version IIRC, im sorry im asking this here, but i didnt wanted to spam a lot of threads about something related  :-[ )

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Re: [SOLDIERS] Celebrate Diversity: more nationalities and names
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2018, 07:57:09 pm »
Nice. Easy to change flags for people as Meridian does in LP!

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Re: [SOLDIERS] Celebrate Diversity: more nationalities and names
« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2018, 01:48:22 am »
Hello,first i want to say thank you Solarius for all the great mods you have given us.
Secondly, for my playthrough of FMP I added 5 new nationalities, my own and 4 neighbors:

-Ecuador
-Venezuela
-Colombia
-Chile
-Peru

If anyone wants to add this to their playthrough just extract the .rar file inside your own Celebrate Diversity mod folder or Solarius can add it for 1.4.

Enjoy

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Re: [SOLDIERS] Celebrate Diversity: more nationalities and names
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2018, 02:20:51 am »
Thanks, Master Luke!
I'll look into it.

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Re: [SOLDIERS] Celebrate Diversity: more nationalities and names
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2018, 01:30:40 am »
Is there a way to run this with the correct color palette in TFTD? I could have sworn I saw a patch posted somewhere, but I can't find it.

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Re: [SOLDIERS] Celebrate Diversity: more nationalities and names
« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2018, 10:44:37 am »
Is this mod working with the current  builds? I had to pull everything out of a subdirectory to get it not to just make all of the soldier names John Doe and Jane Doe.

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I have repacked the entire mod complete with the 5 new countries addition.

Additionally, for the 1.5 version, I went ahead and added my own "American Names" mod that I compiled from US Census data a few years ago. There's a lot more variety for those now (in fact, Scorch's file is about 2k, mine is 250k, but mine doesn't factor in probability of any particular name, so Mike Smith is as common as Asa Zuniga. The US being a melting pot, some of these names might well be duplicated in other countries.)
« Last Edit: October 19, 2018, 02:45:18 pm by Solarius Scorch »

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Re: [SOLDIERS] Celebrate Diversity: more nationalities and names
« Reply #39 on: October 19, 2018, 02:46:45 pm »
Glad it works out for you!
Regarding the names: remember that the game tales part in the late 90's, and name trends change rapidly.

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Re: [SOLDIERS] Celebrate Diversity: more nationalities and names
« Reply #40 on: October 19, 2018, 02:58:19 pm »
Also, there was no nationality in the original, it was just a bunch of name pools.

PS: 250k is IMO an overkill

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Re: [SOLDIERS] Celebrate Diversity: more nationalities and names
« Reply #41 on: October 20, 2018, 06:15:03 am »
> Regarding the names: remember that the game tales part in the late 90's, and name trends change rapidly.

Good point. I probably should have used the 2000 census for the names.

> PS: 250k is IMO an overkill

Prolly, but it was easier to just bulk-process the census list than to try to cut it down. I think I just used a shell script or spreadsheet to get it into the right format. As for nationality, it seems like the vanilla OXC doesn't really have nat'l either. I haven't tried the Extended version.

At any rate, it was just a simple project to try to increase the pool of names. The 1.4 version uses the list that came with 1.3.

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Re: [SOLDIERS] Celebrate Diversity: more nationalities and names
« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2018, 11:44:26 pm »
So, I'm looking to get this working in TFTD by recoloring the flags by hand. I've tried extracting out the palettes from the UFOPedia TFTD PALETTES.DAT images using aesprite, but I can't figure out what palette the flags need to use. I thought it was the Base/Research palette, but using that still results in some of the colors being off. I tried the other palettes, and none of them seem to be correct either.

I've attached one of the attempts at a recolored USA flag, then what it looks like in game.

Am I missing something obvious, or is there a quirk in TFTD's palette system that's messing this up?
« Last Edit: October 24, 2018, 11:46:40 pm by BeOS_Refugee »

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Re: [SOLDIERS] Celebrate Diversity: more nationalities and names
« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2018, 12:23:13 am »
Hi,

it's the TFTD's PAL_BASESCAPE palette.

The palettes in various formats (JASC, ACT and RIFF) can be found directly in OXCE distribution... folder /common/Palettes/
or can be downloaded here: https://github.com/MeridianOXC/OpenXcom/tree/oxce-plus/bin/common/Palettes

Those marked as SAFE are modified a bit:
- magenta is used on reserved indices, which should not be used by modders
- index 0 is replaced with magenta or bright green (instead of the original black), since it is not actually black... but transparent color

EDIT: hmm, your flag looks quite OK on the first look... I'll check tomorrow what exactly is wrong...
« Last Edit: October 25, 2018, 12:30:14 am by Meridian »

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Re: [SOLDIERS] Celebrate Diversity: more nationalities and names
« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2018, 11:44:09 am »
it's the TFTD's PAL_BASESCAPE palette.
EDIT: hmm, your flag looks quite OK on the first look... I'll check tomorrow what exactly is wrong...

Hi, sorry, my bad, it is TFTD's PAL_GEOSCAPE palette.

See attached.