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Spawned out in the open with a enemy tank plus a neutral tank in front of me.

Neutral tank just sat there.

Enemy tank turned turret and blew up neutral tank, then turned back for me after! Could be useful. :shifty:

Ok. Then it checks for anything not in the same slot then. So no civilian "neutrals" then. Does the ghost AI also kill the neutral one?

Not that it seems.

I found the Coop AI problem. I forgot that the US side units need to be slot 2 in MP and the Mex side slot 5. But by adding another variable in the xdefine I've fixed that.

What needs editing for this?

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Did you use a class that can plant C4? Only Demolition and Anti-Tank can do it.
The Marksman, Demo, and AT kits were tried with the same result. One additional glitch was with AT kits (4-6) equipped w/Predator as primary...the reload sequence would cycle continously after the round was fired, instead of the slot being disabled. I thought maybe it was because the inventory_slot of the u_predator.mp.xml reads "backpack" and not "primary", or maybe a gui_slot change in the ext_templates.xml, but there seems to be something else hanging it up.

Just changed all 3 unit type slots to 2 in the u_mp_new.xml. Progress thru the level is alot slower this way. :thumbsup:

EDIT: Sorry, that was poorly worded, it's not a reload sequence but the act of shouldering/unshouldering the (now invisible) weapon that cycles until you toggle a slot switch.

And just to futher complicate matters, not before but once the round is fired the Predator suddenly appears in the Items slot, as well as in the Primary, empty.

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I'm setting up default kits for all team members and all missions now, so it won't crash with any mods that uses any of these presets in SP or Campaign Coop.

Gonna have to check that Predator. Only put it in primary so it would be visible in kit selection, but if it won't work properly I'll move it back to backpack. Shouldn't be reloaded and that could be the problem... But it should detect that you have no more round so shouldn't try to reload at all... I'll have a look at it.

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Test played with a 6 man team tonight... Insertions by helicopter was... odd. As there is only room for 4 Ghosts in the helicopters, the other 2 kept spawning outside and fall down. But on M02 it worked as you go in by foot.

Anyhow, it got a little crowded so I don't think I'll include that feature.

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The new Ghosts... I've added some more. Some new and some old returning. Also made sure that everyone is not just Sergeant anymore, and everyone has some specialty in the team even though they are the same in the game. :P Removed the military service background for now.

Hume will be using the guillie suit, while Allen will stay like the other Ghosts.

I'll leave the 6 man team stuff in and turned on in Campaign Coop, but limit the team to 4 in SP so it doesn't mess up the vehicle insertions/extractions and some other campaign stuff I'm working on. Because of this I had to adjust the GUI a little for that as well... and with the list of Ghosts getting longer it is now a problem to play at 800x600 and 960x600. :P So I guess I'll try to remove those options if I can, which I probably can't.

CAPTAIN SCOTT MITCHELL – TEAM LEADER

DoB: 08/13/76 - AGE: 38

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. Mitchell leads by example and believes that respect is earned. Speaks fluent Spanish and passable French.

MSG DERRICK PARKER – AUTOMATIC RIFLEMAN, QUARTERMASTER

DoB: 04/02/72 - AGE: 42

Derrick Parker is the oldest of the Ghosts. He’s a career soldier with a lots of field experience and prides himself on being professional. Parker is rock-solid in combat and has a seemingly unlimited stamina. He earned his degree in Political Science while in the Army.

SFC JOE RAMIREZ – RIFLEMAN, CQB SPECIALIST

DoB: 21/12/87 - AGE: 27

Joe Ramirez is a first generation Mexican-American who immigrated as a child. Ramirez is a career soldier who does everything by the book and preferred being in the field to being behind a desk, which is why he turned down an office job at OCS to serve with the Ghosts. Speaks fluent Spanish.

SFC MARCUS BROWN – AUTOMATIC RIFLEMAN, ARMORER

DoB: 06/11/83 - AGE: 31

Marcus Brown comes from an affluent family who wanted him to go into politics. Rebelling from an upper-class upbringing, the headstrong Brown dropped out of collage and joined the Army. He is extremely though and reliable and perfer the direct approach in any situation.

SFC JOHN HUME – SNIPER

DoB: 10/19/85 - AGE: 29

John Hume joined the Army to see the world and spends his free time backpacking alone. He is freindly, but not outgoing and enjoys being alone. When in combat Hume can be so cold blooded that he sometimes scares his own team mates. He is extremely sharp when it comes to spot enemies and unravel camouflaged vehicles and weapons nests. Speaks passable Khmer.

SSG PAUL SMITH – RIFLEMAN, RECON SPECIALIST

DoB: 10/25/84 - AGE: 30

Paul Smith is quiet and polite, never forgetting his manners. In combat Smith 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. Smith is usually the first to see or contact the bad guys as he always walks the lead.

SSG BO JENKINS – GENADIER, MEDIC

DoB: 05/18/86 - AGE: 28

Bo Jenkins tends to talk a lot and can be quite animated. The only time he seems to calm is when working with explosives or doing maintenance on his equipment. Although Jenkins is strong and capable, he is also a bit impatient and can go forward without orders. Speaks fluent Spanish and Tagalog.

SSG MIGUEL RIVERA – GRENADIER, LANGUAGE SPECIALIST

DoB: 12/14/78 - AGE: 36

Miguel Rivera fears very little and shows it. Although he specialized in heavy weapons and demolitions, Rivera is also a linguist, which makes him a strong asset to the team when operating in foreign parts of the world. Speaks fluent Spanish, French, German, Russian, Serbian and Arabic, as well as passable Mandarin and Swahili.

SSG RICHARD ALLEN – DESIGNATED MARKSMAN

DoB: 06/17/81 - AGE: 33

Richard Allen comes from a family with a long tradition of military service and joined right out of high school. He is soft-spoken, quiet and intense, focusing on his job at all time. Allen has been an outdoorsman all his life and competes competitively in service-wide rifle competitions where he places first quite often. Speaks fluent French.

SGT MATT BEASLEY – RIFLEMAN, COMMUNICATION

DoB: 06/13/82 - AGE: 32

Matt Beasly 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, Beasley is quietly committed to the team and will never leave anyone behind. Speaks Spanish and Farsi (Persian), and a few Afghani dialects.

SGT KC KIRKLAND – RIFLEMAN, INFORMATION SPECIALIST

DoB: 02/12/85 - AGE: 29

Kirkland is excitable and heavily motivated, yet slightly rebellious. He is an odd combination of two extremes. On one hand he is an adrenaline junkie who enjoys extreme sports in his spare time, on the other he is a high-tech gadgets and information technology freak. Kirkland is very outspoken and not afraid to speak his mind in any situation.

Also unlocked the AGEIA mission for SP and Coop play now... For those that think they have hardware for it. :P

Looked into the Predator problem, but couldn't fix it right now at least so I've switched to the normal backpack version. It's still there but just won't show in the kit selection.

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Probably a good idea to switch it (FGM-172B) to the backback, regardless of the reason. More than likely people would have complained about spawning in with it as Primary.

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One thing I always wanted to get into :AW (but never could) was an additional Ghost Team(#2) button, with the same abilities to expand, give orders to, etc., as the first, but with additional teammates. Repositioning the Support Unit slots in the GUI was not a problem but something always went south when the Tac Map was pulled up.

Do you think something like this would now be possible in :AW2?

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Did you edit or recreate the atlas.dds to reflect the Ghost additions?

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Edited the atlas texture so it can now hold 6 more portraits, yes. But I have made any new ones, right now it has the AGEIA ones and the normal ones side by side. Which gives 7 unique portraits right now, and the remaining 5 uses duplicates.

Team #2... Maybe possible. I'm sure it would require quite a bit of recoding though. May look into that later when the rest on my list is done and working.

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Bugkill just confirmed that he will write new military backgrounds for all the new Ghosts. For those who doesn't know it, he wrote new backgrounds to the official Ghosts not too long after GRAW2 was released. I will use those together with these new ones and their info will then be complete. :)

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Bugkill just confirmed that he will write new military backgrounds for all the new Ghosts. For those who doesn't know it, he wrote new backgrounds to the official Ghosts not too long after GRAW2 was released. I will use those together with these new ones and their info will then be complete. :)

Here is what I got so far:

SMITH:

<string id="bio_smith"

value="&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;SMITH\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;DATE

OF BIRTH: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;08/13/80\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;Staff

Sergeant\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;SERVICE: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;US

Army, 2nd Ranger Battalion,

RRD\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;Paul Smith is quiet and polite, never forgetting his manners. In combat Smith 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. Smith is usually the first to see or contact the bad guys as he always walks the lead.\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;MILITARY

BACKGROUND:\n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Graduated the Airborne

and Ranger Courses at Fort Benning, GA. Served as a Ranger

squad Leader with A co. 2/75th Ranger Battalion and was later

selected to the RDD (Ranger Reconnaissance Detachment).

While with the RDD, Smith led teams on deep reconnaissance

missions in Afghanistan during the hunt for Bin Laden and other

top Al Qaeda operatives, and was awarded the Silver Star for his

actions when his team was compromised during a recon mission

in the mountains near the Pakistan border. He was recruited to

serve in the Ghosts and has performed several covert operations

with the unit."/>

KIRKLAND:

<string id="bio_kirkland"

value="&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;KIRKLAND\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;26\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;RANK: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Gunnery

Sergeant\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;SERVICE:&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Marine Corps, MARSOC

\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;Kirkland is excitable and heavily motivated, yet slightly rebellious. He is an odd combination of two extremes. On one hand he is an adrenaline junkie who enjoys extreme sports in his spare time, on the other he is a high-tech gadgets and information technology freak. Kirkland is very outspoken and not afraid to speak his mind in any situation.

\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;MILITARY

BACKGROUND:\n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;He enlisted in the

Marines as an communications specialist on Aug. 15, 1999. He was

first assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (SOC). He served in Iraq and

Afghanistan, as a member of the newly formed MARSOC

(Marine Special Operations Command) and conducted many

operations against the Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists. In 2007,

he was selected to the Ghosts. Kirkland was assigned to Ramirez's team

and they were secretly dispatched to Pakistan as part of a four man team (Brown and

Watson) to conduct covert missions against Al Qaeda operatives that were operating

within the country. Dressed as Pakistani Security Forces, the team launched a

pre-dawn raid to capture a high value target. But during the assault, Watson was

killed and the others in the team were wounded, when they came under withering fire

from the terrorists. The firefight lasted for 8 hours and the Pakistani forces were able

to kill the Al Qaeda members, but the team was quietly returned back to the United

States. After recovering from his injuries, Kirkland returned back to the team and

continues to serve on Ramirez's team."/>

PARKER:

<string id="bio_parker"

value="&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;PARKER\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;DA

TE OF BIRTH: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;06/11/71\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;AGE:

&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;37\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;RANK:

&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Master

Sergeant\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;SERVICE: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;US

Army, JSOC\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;POSITION:

&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Team Sergeant\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;PROFIL

E: \n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Derrick Parker is the oldest of the Ghosts. He’s a career soldier with a lots of field experience and prides himself on being professional. Parker is rock-solid in combat and has a seemingly unlimited stamina. He earned his degree in Political Science while in the Army.\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;

MILITARY BACKGROUND:\n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;MSG Parker is a

SFOD-Delta (Delta Force) operator assigned to JSOC (Joint

Special Operations Command) at Fort Bragg. Served in Iraq and

Afghanistan, as a paratrooper in the 1st/325th AIR, 82nd Airborne

Division,where he earned a Bronze Star with V device during a

gun battle against Al Qaeda and Taliban militants in Afghanistan.

In 2003, Parker was selected to 1st SFOD-Delta (Delta Force)

and assigned to B squadron, where he participated in covert

operations in Iraq and the Horn of Africa, including a classified

mission where he and another Delta operator led a Ethiopian

Special Forces unit to target Al Qaeda operatives in Somolia. He

was later assigned TAD to the Ghosts for their operation in Asia

and led a Ghost team conducting sensitive operations in Iraq.

MSG Parker was awarded the Silver Star and purple heart for

actions during a raid in the Al Anbar Province. Parker led a

Ghost assault team to the target building, but was wounded by

enemy fire during the insert while fast-roping from a MH-60

Blackhawk. Despite being wounded, Parker led his team into the

building where they captured Ali Asad Masri, a known insurgent leader,

and killed four of his top operatives. Upon extracting the HVT, he was alerted

to make his way to the snipers (SFC Allen and SSG Hume), who were in an intense

firefight with insurgent forces closing in on their position. Parker led his team

down dangerous alleys and intense enemy fire to reach the snipers. Parker and his

team secured the perimeter until forces from the 2ID Stryker BCT were able to extract

them."/>

RIVERA:

<string id="bio_rivera"

value="&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;RIVERA\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;DA

TE OF BIRTH: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;05/18/76\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;Petty Officer 1st

Class\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;SERVICE: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;US

Navy, Navy EOD\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;Miguel Rivera fears very little and shows it. Although he specialized in heavy weapons and demolitions, Rivera is also a linguist, which makes him a strong asset to the team when operating in foreign parts of the world. Speaks fluent Spanish, French, German, Russian, Serbian and Arabic, as well as passable Mandarin and Swahili.

\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;MILITARY

BACKGROUND:\n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Following EOD training

at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL and completion of

Dive school, Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School and the

Airborne and Freefall courses, Rivera was assigned to EOD

Mobile Unit One. After serving in Iraq, he was selected to be a

member of the Ghosts as a demo specicialist. In 2008, Two Ghost

strike teams were attached to a Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq

hunting Iranian Special Forces operating in the Baghdad area. Rivera was

the Ghost Demolitions Team Leader when the task force got a tip of a possible

safe house for Iranian Special Forces in a Sadr City slum area. Along with Bo

Jenkins, operators from Seal Team 6 and Delta Force, and a platoon of Army

Rangers, the task force lifted off on blackhawks and MH-6's to take down the target.

Rivera and Jenkins were to go in with the Rangers to assault the second objective

that housed the explosives and other devices, while the Seals and Delta took down

the safe house. The assault went as planned and the assault team killed 4 members

of a Iranian Special Forces team in the safe house, but as the Rangers and the Ghost

demo team assaulted the building, they came under fire from inside and one of the

fighters detonated a massive bomb that leveled the building. Nine Army Rangers

lost their lives and the Ghost operators were seriously wounded in the blast. Rivera

and Jenkins recovered from their wounds and returned to duty, but Rivera carries

the scars from that day, both physically and mentally, which only fueled his desire

to accomplish any mission. "/>

ALLEN:

<string id="bio_allen"

value="&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;ALLEN\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;DAT

E OF BIRTH: &lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;10/19/80\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;Staff 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;Richard Allen comes from a family with a long tradition of military service and joined right out of high school. He is soft-spoken, quiet and intense, focusing on his job at all time. Allen has been an outdoorsman all his life and competes competitively in service-wide rifle competitions where he places first quite often. Speaks fluent French.

\n\n&lt;c=txt_pos1&gt;MILITARY

BACKGROUND:\n&lt;c=txt_pos7&gt;Allen joined the US

Army and began his career as a tank mechanic in 1st Armored

Division. After his promotion to the rank of specialist, he

decided to try out for Army Special Forces and was selected as a

18 B (Weapons specialist. Upon completion of the Q course, he

was assigned to 1/3rd SFG on ODA 351 and participated on

many missions in Afghanistan with the unit, before being selected

to join the ranks of the Ghosts as a Sniper Team Leader. During a direct action

mission in the Al Anbar province, Allen was awarded the DSC

(Distinguished Service Cross) for actions while providing critical

sniper support to a Ghost assault team and infantry personnel

from the 2ID Stryker Brigade Combat team during a raid to take

out a heavily armed militia force that was responsible for a rash

of killings in the area. Allen was credited with killing over 18

enemy personnel that advanced on his sniper position and for

providing critical medical support to his spotter, SSG Hume,

when he was wounded during the firefight. The sniper team held

off advancing insurgents with precision fire from their custom

sniper and assault rifles, before relying on their sidearms when

they ran out of ammo. A Ghost team led by MSG Parker, fought

their way to the sniper's position and took out any remaining

threats and extracted the team."/>

The reason you guys see a mixture of branches of service is that the Ghosts fill their ranks with operators from other special operations units. You could be Army, Navy, or Marine, and the Ghosts would still recruit you. The idea was to give the operators a background that shows how they progressed from other units and shed a little light on some past missions they have done. I wanted there to be a link between Hume and Allen because they are the two snipers on the team and I wanted there to be a history. I also gave Parker more of a personality and a bit of leadership qualities that seemed to be lacking in some of the characters. The most important thing is showing them to have served in different countries while in other units and the Ghosts. I wanted to show the Ghosts as being part of the war on terror and that is why I added it in some of the bios.

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To each his own...I prefer the less is more approach.

Name, Rank, Branch (RA), SSN, DOB, Blood Type, Religious Preference. That's it and that's all.

No profile, no background, and for Gods' sake, no squids. :D

Yeah, its true that some people do not care, but I like having the characters have a background. What would be the point in having a character, if you are not willing to have story of the character. Graw is actually character driven in some respects and that is why giving them a good background is important.

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Nice.

Some pointers:

- Please stick to the profiles I posted above.

- Ages are a bit off as well. The only one older then Mitchell is Parker (D.O.B.: 1972 Apr 2). So Kirkland can't be born 1970 as Mitchell is born 1976. I have all ages and such setup for them and I can post that when I get home tonight.

- Kirkland is just a Sergeant. He and Beasley are the lowest ranking among the Ghosts in Mitchell's team. Kirkland is basically born on the Internet, hence his personally glitch of always speaking his mind no matter what the situation and how wrong he may be. :P

- Parker is an Automatic Rifleman, not a Demolitions specialist.

- Rivera can be moved down to Petty Officer 2nd Class, but the profile I posted have him at the level of Petty Officer 1st Class.

- Allen is just a SSG and also not a Sniper, he's a Designated Marksman. SFC Hume is the Sniper. Hume will be using the guillie suit, while Allen will stay on normal uniform.

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Nice.

Some pointers:

- Please stick to the profiles I posted above.

- Ages are a bit off as well. The only one older then Mitchell is Parker (D.O.B.: 1972 Apr 2). So Kirkland can't be born 1970 as Mitchell is born 1976. I have all ages and such setup for them and I can post that when I get home tonight.

- Kirkland is just a Sergeant. He and Beasley are the lowest ranking among the Ghosts in Mitchell's team. Kirkland is basically born on the Internet, hence his personally glitch of always speaking his mind no matter what the situation and how wrong he may be. :P

- Parker is an Automatic Rifleman, not a Demolitions specialist.

- Rivera can be moved down to Petty Officer 2nd Class, but the profile I posted have him at the level of Petty Officer 1st Class.

- Allen is just a SSG and also not a Sniper, he's a Designated Marksman. SFC Hume is the Sniper. Hume will be using the guillie suit, while Allen will stay on normal uniform.

Damn, I wish you had pointed those out to me, lol. I did not see those profiles mate and I'm going to edit the post ASAP.

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Ok, here is what I got:

I updated the ages, but I made a few changes that I want you to think about:

- MSG Parker is not going to be a automatic rifleman because as the ranking NCO in the Ghosts, he would be in a Team leader (Team Sgt) slot.

- Would be best to assign team leaders instead of stating what position they are in, For example, I made Parker a Team Leader and not a demo specialist or automatic gunner. It would be nice to pick two team sgts (my choice would be Ramirez and Parker) and split the rest of the squad. You could then assign each member to a team (like Alpha team or Bravo team) and have the position show like this:

CPT Mitchell

Position: Ghost commander

BRAVO TEAM:

MSG Parker

Position: Bravo Team leader

SFC Brown

Position: Automatic Rifleman, Bravo team

SSG Allen

Position: Sniper, Bravo team

SSG Smith:

Position: Rifleman, Bravo team

SSG Jenkins

Position: Communications, Bravo team

ALPHA TEAM:

SFC Ramirez

Position: Alpha Team leader

PO1 Rivera

Position: Demolitions, Alpha team

SSG Hume

Position: Sniper, Alpha team

SGT Beasley

Position: Rifleman, Alpha team

SGT Kirkland

Position: Grenadier, Alpha team

I'm not very big in giving them titles like grenadier or automatic rifleman because in a unit like this, guys will be able to fill out most of those roles. In any SOF unit, most guys will be cross trained in each specialty. That is why you will see many operators with sniper training, commo training, etc. Each team member will have a taste of the other memebers assigned job, but I will leave that up to you to decide.

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Well, we are not getting away from the classes rifleman, demolition, sniper and support no matter what. They are built in.

And because of that I want to have 2 of each of the special ones and put the rest as riflemen, more like in GR1. But also give everyone a specialty so Mitchell can select which ever members are most suited for each mission and bring them.

Because Mitchell is the leader of his team, which consist of all the Ghosts listed (in the original game). Then there is the Bravo team, which appears in mission 8 in GRAW2 for example. And another team lead by one of the characters from GR2 (and including some more characters from that game) was in GRAW1 and got killed. I'm just adding more ghost to select from for each mission, now that I've added more restrictions in how their kits can be setup as well.

We can push Parker down a notch to SFC is that works better. I just figured that he's around 40 years old so should more be seen as a veteran then the rest, which is why I made him the team Quartermaster as he reminds me of Sloe in Tears of the Sun.

Cross training is good, and quite common in SF units I've interacted with. But even so, the leader usually have a knowledge on who is best at what to be able to select the right people for the right job. This is one reason why I'd like to give them that kind of extra info.

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Added "date of birth" and "age" to profiles.

Is there an agility system to them?

For example ,has Smith better accuracy then Brown,or see the enemy quicker,better response,or all this for the bio of ghosts are like "special effect" ?

Right now there will be no difference from the original Ghosts. But I've given them different values for all stats in case I get time to try and implement them some more.

First I'm gonna make sure that you can't get a dead Ghost back during the campaign. This is one of the reasons I wanted more Ghosts as well, so that the player can actually kill them off during the campaign so you have to think a little more about how big a team you bring and how you use them. Like in GR1, but you won't get new guys when someone dies and they don't gain experience from going on missions.

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So. How high settings are you playing with, what hardware to you have and do you notice any FPS dips or any other problems? I know M01 is quite small, so it may not be a problem on that map, but I'm quite interested in how people peoples hardware handle the double draw distance. Is it's too heavy on the larger missions I may have to lower it a little again to maybe 200 or 250m.

Wolf, I run the game with the following settings...

Resolution: 1680x1050 @ 32bits

Physics: Normal

Texture Quality: High

Texture Filtering: Anisotropic 8X

Effects Quality: High

Dynamic Shadows: High

Dynamic Lights: Ticked

Post Effects: High

Anti-Aliasing: Edge Smoothing

...on my system, which is configured thusly...

CPU: Core 2 Duo E4300 (OCed to 2.25GHz)

Mobo: Asus P5K-E

RAM: Corsair 2x1GB DDR2-800

OS: Windows XP Professional

Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS

Audio: Sound Blaster Audigy 2

Here's a quick run down of the kind of Frames Per Second I get with your mod and with Brettzies mod (ie: not your mod) when playing Mission 6.

Average FPS* range with Wolfsong's mod: 4-30

Average FPS* range with Brettzie's mod: 32-66

So basically, I think the draw distance increase is effectively cutting our frames in half. I wouldn't mind playing around with it myself and testing each mission to guage a nice draw-distance balance. What XMLs do we need to edit in order to change the draw distance Wolf?

* FPS measured with FRAPS

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