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jonny_bass

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Tweaking campaign dates
« on: November 21, 2019, 01:44:37 AM »

Hey all,
       Recently updated to the latest version of BAT, noticed a new campaign that piqued my interest - "RAF early war 1940". So I thought I'd give it a go. Good fun, but there's a catch (obviously, or I wouldn't be here...). In the mission briefing/roster screens etc, the year is listed as...1942. Now, I know I could just ignore it, but it bugs me, so - is there a way (hopefully a relatively simple one) to modify the in-campaign dates? All assistance gratefully received :-)
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Re: Tweaking campaign dates
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 01:47:52 AM »

Can not find this "RAF early war 1940". You have a link?
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Re: Tweaking campaign dates
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 02:41:18 AM »

My suggestion is to change campaign: setting a 1940 campaign in 1942 isn't clue of a good work... :D
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Re: Tweaking campaign dates
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 07:38:26 AM »

It's a campaign from Boelckes WestFront dgen addon, he says here that it's a stock dgen limitation:
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,27329.msg286082.html#msg286082

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Re: Tweaking campaign dates
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2019, 03:24:08 AM »

Ah that would explain it. Thanks for digging that out vpmedia :-) it's still gonna bug me (a little), but knowing why certainly helps!
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Re: Tweaking campaign dates
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2019, 03:39:11 AM »

There was no official addon which would have required the dgen.exe to support earlier dates than '41.
Back in the day the whole dgen developement was by one third party programmer, who left at some point an after that there really wasn't any movement on the dgen front.

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Re: Tweaking campaign dates
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2019, 02:42:30 AM »

There was indeed a trick to make the old Starshoy's DGen dealing with 1940 (but not earlier): to set first number of the date equal to zero. Here follows an excerpt from Ojcar's campaign "Asia for the Asians!", dated 2008:

Code: [Select]
[Schedule]
00913 390 1
00920    10 1
00928    10 1
01004     5 1
01026     5 1
01105     5 1
01115     5 1
01130     5 1
01206     5 1
01216     5 1
01231     5 1

the campaign's episode takes place in China, and first eleven missions are dated from September 13th, 1940 and December 31st of the same year.
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