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Missing original graphics in Eagles Strike update?
01-06-2020, 06:06 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-06-2020, 06:21 PM by Simulacra53.)
#31
RE: Missing original graphics in Eagles Strike update?
Well it doesn’t look like the missing original art was added to the ES and Grenada updates. Without specific info on the page you’d have to guess which files were updated and if the fix applies to your problem. Bit vague to say the least.

The Ritchie61/Mike Amos update affects more than just art, reverting to the included original art files will leave blank and mis matched unit art. Unclear which titles and scenarios are impacted.

If I’d known I would not have bought four SB titles, even with the benefit of the Xmas discount on three of them (otoh, I bought enough titles to warrant the regular discount - well, I got the MC Gold updates for which I am grateful).

Pity, not sure if I am game anymore for the other SB titles I originally wanted - ES, SAW & SCW to name a few.

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Wonder if it is possible to get the previous pre-update version instead?
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01-07-2020, 07:22 AM,
#32
RE: Missing original graphics in Eagles Strike update?
Sent you an email.
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01-07-2020, 04:20 PM,
#33
RE: Missing original graphics in Eagles Strike update?
(01-07-2020, 07:22 AM)Warhorse Wrote: Sent you an email.

Thanks.
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01-09-2020, 01:45 AM,
#34
RE: Missing original graphics in Eagles Strike update?
I find the original graphics much preferable to the newer modded graphics. In my opinion, they are much more personal and personable, providing much immersion to compelling gameplay, and are a significant factor in my decision to buy into the series.

My two-cent-shuffle. Cheers!
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01-09-2020, 04:35 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-09-2020, 04:37 PM by gabeeg.)
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RE: Missing original graphics in Eagles Strike update?
I am also a fan of the older unit graphics. I just want to throw this out there form another thread from Warhorse:

"I am sure it's because the new graphic is in a larger, much larger icon sheet, therefore using a different number. I added a ton of graphics, necessitating the need to give units new numbers and such. Unfortunately to use the original graphics, means most likely using also the original dat files....

EDIT-the new vehicles sheet is twice as big as the old one, same goes with weapons sheets."

So at least for some SB titles it will be more complicated than just replacing the new files with the older graphic files but also replacing the new dat files with the old dat...which means any scenarios using new units that have been added in the update (or in the future) will not appear or appear properly (or cause errors?) if using the older graphics (existing images maybe incorrect as well depending on the changes). Someone would need to create new "old style" unit/vehicle graphic files.
(Warhorse, if you read this...can you confirm that I'm correct?)

If there are updated SB titles that have *not* had the unit graphics expanded or re-numbered then replacing the new graphics files with the old should work just fine, and all scenarios should work just fine.

It is unfortunate, hope there is a solution...but that is going to take some work by someone.
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01-10-2020, 03:50 AM,
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RE: Missing original graphics in Eagles Strike update?
No, there should not be any problems with the dat files at all. What I meant was like in the case of the Tauchpanzer III, it shared an icon with the panzer III, I gave almost everything their own graphic now. So, in the scenario's, no, I did not change the NAME of any unit, that is what the program looks for, just the graphic number. I'm sorry all this happened, but I was never told that we would still be using the old graphics, I thought we were moving on!! IMO, the old ones should have been left in the past an moved on, now there is this can of worms. All one has to do is take the new sheet, copy/paste the old one into it, then look up which graphics need replaced with the side shot type. In the case of the infantry weapons they are still like the old ones, just many more of them now. Resizing to the 100 and 50 levels in the map folder is the tricky part, especially the Units.bmp.
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01-14-2020, 08:05 PM,
#37
RE: Missing original graphics in Eagles Strike update?
(01-10-2020, 03:50 AM)Warhorse Wrote: No, there should not be any problems with the dat files at all. What I meant was like in the case of the Tauchpanzer III, it shared an icon with the panzer III, I gave almost everything their own graphic now. So, in the scenario's, no, I did not change the NAME of any unit, that is what the program looks for, just the graphic number. I'm sorry all this happened, but I was never told that we would still be using the old graphics, I thought we were moving on!! IMO, the old ones should have been left in the past an moved on, now there is this can of worms. All one has to do is take the new sheet, copy/paste the old one into it, then look up which graphics need replaced with the side shot type. In the case of the infantry weapons they are still like the old ones, just many more of them now. Resizing to the 100 and 50 levels in the map folder is the tricky part, especially the Units.bmp.


Thanks for the clarification Warhorse.  That sounds at least feasible and hopefully someone puts in the effort as a mod.  In the mean time I will just play SB with the new graphics...and if I just cannot live without the old graphics I can put in the work myself (job and three kids..highly unlikely).

I appreciate the updates.  I am glad SB is getting some love.  The communication that the old graphics were still viable with a swap was unfortunate, sorry if it is unjustly taking a little of the shine from your graphics efforts with SB.   Anyone working on keeping SB rolling along has my gratitude.
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