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I'm guilty of passing over and not reading the BIOs. :(

Ever since we no longer "soul-switch" in GhostRecon, I've no interested in their background anymore.

Only interested in their behavior and performance during mission.

All these chatter "Ready Captain" is getting annoying, just like when someone is low on ammo in GRAW1.

When teammates dies and ends missions (I haven't experience it in the demo yet) doesn't fill the void in GRAW1 nor the soul-switching in GR1.

if bugkill didn't posted it here I wouldn't have know that one of the character spoke my language.

other than after 30 minutes of trying it out, demo looks great. :thumbsup:

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Okay I have the new briefing_text.xml made up, I need someone to tell me where to stick it cause I put it in english/data/settings and it didn't show.

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C:\Program Files\UBISOFT\Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 Demo SP\local\english\data\strings

or

C:\Program Files\UBISOFT\Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter\local\english\data\strings (for use in GRAW 1)

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Okay I have the new briefing_text.xml made up, I need someone to tell me where to stick it cause I put it in english/data/settings and it didn't show.

:sheep:

C:\Program Files\UBISOFT\Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 Demo SP\local\english\data\strings

Yep, that's where I put it, but I still get the orig. breifings.

File removed!!.

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While I have not read the Bios on Mitchell and the others, I haven't even downloaded or installed either demo, If they need boosting some then no problem. We know that the Green Berets in the past did help with training and such, but if one recalls that our old 5th SFG friend HF said that even the GB's are moving towards more direct action type missions.

Maybe GRIN could fix up the Bios, but as it is, the Ghosts are in an Army unit and outside of the specialists in GR which were a fluke to begin with, assigning anyone even if temporary from other branches of the services is a no go. Ths also applies to those who want weapons from everywhere under the sun. Sure, there may be times when an SF unit uses weapons indegineous to a country to help blend in, they still have the typical Army issue weapons from the US arsenal.

dude, the direct action (meaning going after high level personnel) mission is not up to SF. there is alot of politics involved and they (USASOC and USSOCOM) are the ones that will decide what units will do what. now, there are moments when SF units will get to do some form of direct action, but not on the level of "tier one" units. the reason i felt that the "ghost" unit would be better suited as a TAD unit is because the mission of the unit appears to be on the lines of a specialized unit for specific purposes, much like CAG.

SF units have a wide range of uses in theatre and there is no other unit in the military that can do their mission like they can. it's easy to make a tactical game and consider the unit SF, but the missions that the unit conducts is not in anyway like true SF. you don't get to train indegious personnel and lead them on an attack or meet up with locals to gain favor. in this game it's all DA (direct action) and hunting down bad guys, which is not SF strengths or main mission.

by the way, i responded to your email

the funny thing is that i'm one of those military types and i've always extended a helping hand. i was in SOF and i know a great deal that could have been fixed in the game and the bios is a big one to me. there is nothing worse than playing a military game that is completely inaccurate on background info on a character and the way our uniforms look (they got the tactical gear right, but the general's uniform is a mess). like i said before, GRIN can feel free to use my bios for the game (i know it's wishful thinking and it may already be too late) and i sure hope that someone is able to edit the .xml file for me, so i can use it myself.

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This is the original unit patch for the Ghosts. Note it says 1st BN. 5th SFG. The 1st BN. 5th SFG is a real unit and it is an Army Green Beret unit based at Ft. Cambell Kentucky. This is why the Ghosts are all Army and does not include Navy Seals, Marine Force Recon or even Air Force PJs.

To find out more about the Ghosts of GR and US Army SF try the US Army Special Forces.

Now if you were SF, you have some questions that need answering via PM.

You're right. I first served at the 1st BN 502nd INF at FT. Campbell which at that time was north of the 5th SFG. But I met a couple of them and and asked them basically what they do. they train local national troops, help with giving medical aid to locals. each member has 2 specialties. But the guys are normal cool guys like you and I.

holy crap!!! i was in the 50 deuce back in 98-01!!! lol, that is hilarious! 5-0-deuce!!! you gotta deal with it!!!!! remember those days.

First Strike!!!!

Right on man 5 oh deuce! back in 12/87 through 12/88. back then, we had 1,2,3rd of the 5 oh deuce and the sister battalions 4,5 and 6th 5oh deuce in Berlin

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ok, i got it to work!!!! :thumbsup:

here is the proper way, rocky:

<stringset>

<!-- DO NOT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE ! -->

<!-- If edit is needed, remove string from block and paste it last in file -->

<!--==============================================================================================-->

<string id="title_1" value="RIFLEMAN"/>

<string id="title_2" value="DEMOLITION"/>

<string id="title_3" value="SNIPER"/>

<string id="title_4" value="SUPPORT"/>

<string id="title_Remove_mod" value="REMOVE MOD"/>

<string id="title_Equip_mod" value="EQUIP MOD"/>

<string id="title_Remove" value="REMOVE"/>

<string id="title_Equip" value="EQUIP"/>

<string id="title_objectives" value="OBJECTIVES"/>

<string id="title_insertions" value="INSERTIONS"/>

<string id="title_insertion" value="INSERTION"/>

<string id="title_capacity" value="CARRYING CAPACITY"/>

<string id="title_play_narcom" value="REPLAY NARCOMS"/>

<string id="Mission" value="MISSION"/>

<string id="area_coordinates" value="AREA COORDINATES:"/>

<string id="title_Ghost_team" value="Selected Ghost team"/>

<string id="title_Available_Ghosts" value="Available Ghosts"/>

<string id="title_briefing" value="BRIEFING"/>

<string id="title_team_selection" value="TEAM SELECTION"/>

<string id="title_planning" value="PLANNING"/>

<string id="title_assign" value="ASSIGN"/>

<string id="title_default_kit" value="DEFAULT KIT"/>

<string id="title_equip_selected" value="EQUIP selected"/>

<string id="title_quit_lower" value="Quit to menu"/>

<string id="title_quit" value="QUIT TO MENU"/>

<string id="title_options" value="OPTIONS"/>

<string id="title_load_game" value="LOAD GAME"/>

<string id="title_previous" value="PREVIOUS"/>

<string id="title_launch_mission" value="LAUNCH MISSION"/>

<string id="title_next" value="NEXT"/>

<string id="title_remove" value="REMOVE"/>

<string id="title_Heavy" value="Heavy"/>

<string id="title_Light" value="Light"/>

<string id="title_Sidearm" value="Sidearm"/>

<string id="title_Items" value="Items"/>

<string id="title_end_of_briefing" value="END OF BRIEFING"/>

<string id="briefing_strategic_hl" value="Strategy"/>

<string id="briefing_tactical_hl" value="Tactical"/>

<string id="objectives_hl" value="Objectives"/>

<string id="insertions_hl" value="Insertions"/>

<string id="tips_hl" value="Tips"/>

<string id="title_primary" value="Primary"/>

<string id="title_secondary" value="Secondary"/>

<string id="title_sidearm" value="Sidearm"/>

<string id="title_extra_gear" value="Backpack"/>

<string id="title_combat_gear" value="COMBAT GEAR"/>

<string id="title_equip_weapons" value="EQUIP WEAPONS"/>

<string id="mission_briefing_head" value="MISSION BRIEFING:"/>

<string id="title_objective" value="OBJECTIVE"/>

<!-- wiking 11/4 -->

<string id="title_continue_mission" value="CONTINUE MISSION"/>

<!-- SENT TO LOCAL 16/4 -->

<!-- DO NOT EDIT ABOVE THIS LINE ! -->

<!--=====================================================================================================-->

<!-- ADD/MOVE/CHANGE STRING BELOW THIS LINE ONLY -->

<!--=========================================================================-->

<string id="bio_mitchell" value="&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;SCOTT MITCHELL\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;DATE OF BIRTH: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;08/13/76\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;AGE: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;38\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;RANK: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Captain\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;SERVICE: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;US Army, 7th SFG\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;POSITION: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Ghost Team Leader\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;PROFILE: \n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Scott Mitchell is a professional soldier. He believes that whatever job one does, one should do it to the best of one's abilities, and he applies that philosophy to soldiering. As a leader, Mitchell leads by example and believes that respect is earned. Mitchell speaks fluent Spanish and passable French.\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;MILITARY BACKGROUND:\n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Graduated West Point and attended the Airborne and Ranger Courses at Fort Benning, GA. Served as a Infantry Platoon Leader with A co. 2/75th Ranger Battalion before completing Special Forces selection and the Q course at Fort Bragg, NC. Assigned to C co. 2/1 SFG and deployed with the unit to Afghanistan and Iraq as a Special Forces detachment commander . He was selected by SOCOM to serve as commander of the Ghosts and Served in Eritrea and Cuba, where he earned the Silver Star. Awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal,and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Master Parachutist Badge, Scuba Diver Badge, Malaysian Parachutist Badge, Special Forces Tab, and Royal Thai Army Airborne Wings."/>

<string id="bio_ramirez" value="&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;JOE RAMIREZ\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;DATE OF BIRTH: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;12/12/87\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;AGE: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;27\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;RANK: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Sergeant\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;SERVICE: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;US Army, USASOC\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;POSITION: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Rifleman, communications\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;PROFILE: \n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;He is quiet and polite, never forgetting his manners. In combat, he transforms into an intense no nonsense warrior. He understands the chain of command and follows orders without question. Growing up in the woods has made him into an efficient battlefield hunter. Joe is usually the first to see or contact the bad guys. He always walks the lead. Fluent in Spanish.\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;MILITARY BACKGROUND:\n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;He served with various units to include the 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga. After a brief separation from active duty, he reenlisted and was assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion serving as a team leader and Ranger instructor. In February 1994, he volunteered for Special Forces and graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in September 1999. Ramirez was then assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he served as a senior Special Forces weapons sergeant. In 2001, He was selected to be a member of Combat Applications Group (Delta Force), where he conducted many classified missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Bosnia. Awards and decorations included two Bronze Star Medals, one with Valor Device, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, three Army Achievement Medals, six Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the NATO Medal, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Scuba Diver's Badge, the Ranger Tab and the Special Forces Tab."/>

<string id="bio_beasley" value="&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;MATT BEASLEY\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;DATE OF BIRTH: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;06/13/82\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;AGE: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;32\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;RANK: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Sergeant\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;SERVICE: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;US Army, USASOC\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;POSITION: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Rifleman\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;PROFILE: \n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Matt is a loner who sees and hears everything around him. His wariness leads him to rarely volunteer for an assignment. He has not, nor does he ever want to command anyone. Yet in a fight, he is quietly committed to the team and will never leave anyone behind. Speaks Spanish and Farsi (Persian), and a few Afghani dialects.\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;MILITARY BACKGROUND:\n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;he enlisted in the U.S. Army as an infantryman on Aug. 15, 1994. He served with various elements of the 75th Ranger Regiment until his graduation from the Special Forces Qualification Course in August 2001. He served with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) here as a senior Special Forces communications sergeant until his reassignment to USASOC in early 2004. Beasley was a veteran of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan and IRAQI FREEDOM in Iraq. Awards include the Bronze Star Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, five Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, two Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, four Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and the Kuwait Liberation Medal,the Ranger and Special Forces Tabs, the Combat and Expert Infantryman Badges, Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge, and the Master Parachutist Badge."/>

<string id="bio_brown" value="&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;MARCUS BROWN\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;DATE OF BIRTH: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;06/11/83\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;AGE: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;31\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;RANK: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Sergeant\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;SERVICE: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;US Army, 5th SFG\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;POSITION: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;SAW gunner, heavy support\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;PROFILE: \n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Extremely tough and reliable, Marcus is the veteran talkative-always-friendly guy of the team, but in combat, everybody's old brother becomes a deadly gunner of seemingly unlimited stamina.\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;MILITARY BACKGROUND:\n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Assigned at Fort Campbell with the 5th Special Forces group as a Special Forces weapons sergeant. Served in Iraq and Afghanistan where he earned a purple heart and Bronze Star with V device. Brown also was TAD to the CIA SOG (Special Operations Group) and participated in many missions that led to the killing or capture of many known members of Al Qaeda in Iraq. He was later assigned to the Ghosts for their operation in Asia. Awards and decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge, and the Master Parachutist Badge."/>

<string id="bio_jenkins" value="&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;BO JENKINS\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;DATE OF BIRTH: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;05/18/86\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;AGE: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;28\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;RANK: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Petty Officer 2nd Class\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;SERVICE: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;US Navy, DEVGRU\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;POSITION: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Demolitions, heavy support\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;PROFILE: \n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Bo tends to talk a lot and can be quite animated. The only time he seems to calm is when working with explosives or lining the rangefinder on his Javelin. He is fluent in Spanish and Tagalog.\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;MILITARY BACKGROUND:\n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Following basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL and completion of his basic rating,Jenkins completed BUD/S training and was assigned to Seal Team 10. After serving in Afghanistan, he was selected to be a member of DEVGRU where he deployed on many classified operations with the unit before being TAD to the Ghosts. Jenkins completed many special operations courses and is a graduate of the Airborne and Military Freefall courses, and a Ranger school graduate."/>

<string id="bio_hume" value="&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;JOHN HUME\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;DATE OF BIRTH: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;10/19/85\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;AGE: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;29\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;RANK: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Sergeant\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;SERVICE: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;US Army, 7th SFG\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;POSITION: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Sniper\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;PROFILE: \n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;John is so cold blooded that he sometimes scares his own team mates. Extremely sharp when it comes to spot enemies and unravel camouflaged vehicles and weapons nests.\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;MILITARY BACKGROUND:\n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;graduate of the Special Forces Engineer Course, Sniper School, the Special Operations Interdiction Course, the Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Course, the U.S. Army Ranger School, the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, the Primary Leadership Development Course, and Airborne School. Military awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, three Army Achievement Medals, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge with a Service Bronze Star, Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge, the Bronze Star Medal for valor, the Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal."/>

<!-- wiking 19/4 -->

<string id="bio_classified" value="&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;CLASSIFIED INFORMATION"/>

</stringset>

the ghosts now have real personality ;)

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