Hi Lo, I'm working (slowly) on expanding DIT towards map and campaign editing. A little bit work in the FMB cannot be spared, but I'd like to automate the rest as far as possible.
1) I see that the ostcampaign file hasn't been updated since 2007. Does it play any role for DCG, or could/should I just neglect it?
2) I presume that the info in allcampaigns and grandcampain are basically the same as to content, with the difference that the first is only used when a new campaign is started, while the second is for advancing campaigns (and for prescribing campaign paths)? So when the user starts a new campaign, the scenario data is taken from allcampaigns, but the resulting path, depending on the outcome of the battle as specified in endcampaign, is taken from grandcampaign? I mean once a campaign is started (based on allcampaigns), all the rest of the data for further battles are taken from grandcampaign? Is this correct?
3) As to locations, I read this in the messages file. Is this the full list? (Are there other location types hardcoded?) And what do they affect?
_Airfield : also for bigger planes
_Airstrip : for small planes only
_Factory_District : triggers level bomb attacks
_Rail : rail waypoint, nothing special
_Station : rail waypoint, vehicles/armor can load/unload here
_Camp : ???
_Bridge : triggers bridge attack, destroyed bridges can delay advance of units
_Depot : ??? (triggers level bomb attacks?)
_Sea : naval waypoint, nothing special
_Ocean : naval waypoint, nothing special
_Bay : naval waypoint, anything special ???
_Harbor : naval units can spawn here (???)
_Port : vehicles/armor can load/unload here
_Beachhead : landing point for ground units
_Beach : combat point for landed ground units
_Dropzone : triggers paradrop missions to occupy land
4) Am I right assuming that the spawn/respawn location is always the furthest away location disregarding the location type? What's the exact function of the RuHome/DeHome locations and the RuBase/DeBase locations?
Sorry for these dumb questions, but I think it's better to ask you even if you get shocked by the passing of time involved. Crimea.rls is from 2001
Congrats and thanks, Peter