Humble Posted October 26, 2016 Share Posted October 26, 2016 Issue: The veteran upgrade options in tiberian sun were basically disabled by westwood (rushed by EA most likely). The way it is now, units must kill 10x their value to get one upgrade, and another 10x their value to get the final upgrade (star status). Some units have upgrades and some are simply blank. In no way is it possible to actually get star units in any type of real game, without sacrificing about 20 of your own Refinerys, or the instances in which one infantry gets credit for killing a main building (in which the infantry has worthless upgrades anyways). I have created a veteran upgrade patch that changes this to 3x (times two, so 6x value of unit to get a star), and also has very fair and balanced veteran upgrades for ALL units, that actually make sense in real game play. GDi/NOD upgrades are EXTREMELY balanced, having equal upgrades, for example bombers/banshees get same upgrade, etc. I have tested with with a wide array of players (from new players, to veteran modders to oldschool WOL players to newschool XWIS players) and had nothing but positive feedback (even from extremely picky individuals). I have tried putting these sun.ini settings into map files, but the issue is that a lot of units are hard coded, like MK, CC, Flamer, Stalker, Etc. (All the units that anyone would actually try to upgrade / save in real games). All that would be required for me to be able to properly release this *optional* patch (that I have spent a lot of time on, and spent numerous hours fine-tuning based on tons of player feedback), is for the host to be able to designate a 'sun.ini' file to be applied to that specific game, OR a check box "Veteran Upgrades" that does this while checked. If they replace their sun.ini with the veteran upgrade version, ALL units upgrade properly. It is only broke when trying to put the settings into a map, in which only about 2/3 of units upgrade properly. Having players manually backup/replace their sun.ini before/after each game is simply not feasible and honestly a very miserable experience to attempt. So, what I am suggesting/asking for is a 'Veteran Upgrade' check box that temporarely replaces sun.ini with the veteran upgrade version sun.ini OR ability for host to designate which sun.ini they want to launch the game with. I personally prefer the 'Veteran Upgrade" checkbox, but keeping many modders in mind, it may be beneficial to allow them to test mods with other players 'on-the-fly' this way. Pretty please consider <3 (I am willing to donate for this option, not that I think you want it, but I am willing) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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