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Question about the status of the "Lo Vis Icons" and "Niessuh contact icons" mods

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These are two of my favorite mods - right after Vin's animated text. I was wondering if Bill Lockton (Lo Vis Icons) and Daniel Lopez (Niessuh contact icons) could comment on their plans to add the new nationalities to there wonderful mods.

Lo Vis Icons

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1121

Niessuh contact icons

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1154

PS. To be clear, as far as I can tell, both of these mods are working just fine with the CW release they just don't modify the new nationalities unit / contact icons.

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I got tired of waiting :D

I exploded both of these mods and made British copies of these great tactical icons. Given the repeated requests for khaki versions I made two separate sets - a green version and a khaki version.

Note: due to the shared FO, HQ and sniper icons using the khaki icons means that any US forces end up with khaki HQ, FO and sniper icons too. You can swap in/out the Khaki icons depending on the game you are playing but I will probably just stick with green for all the allies.

Also these new mods will expect to be used with the Lo Vis Icons and

Niessuh contact icons mods not as standalone mods.

British forces using the green icons:

CWGreenShowingSelection.jpg

British froces using the khaki icons:

CWKaki.jpg

CWKakiCloseUp.jpg

Yes, that is the CW dealership scenario - thanks for that.

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Thanks for doing this.

I assume the contact icons are shared, so that the US/UK one will have to be swapped out. If that is the case I wonder if maybe something other than a star could be used for the UK. I know the Brits did paint stars on their vehicles for the Normandy campaign, but I can't help but think a little Union Jack would add more flavor.

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My current plan is to release a three separate .brz files:

1) Commonwealth forces green icons - will require the existing Lo Vis icons for the allied HQ, snipers and FO units

2) Commonwealth forces khaki icons - will make the US HQ, snipers and FO units have Khaki icons too

3) Khaki allied contact icon

It makes sense that there are only red and blue contact icons (not nation specific icons). The whole point of a contact icon is your guys see or hear something but they don't know what it is. I personally do not want to replace the nice Axis / Allies icons that are included in the existing "Niessuh contact icons" mod. I am adding an optional khaki version of the allied contact icon in case people want to have all their allied icons the same colour.

It is unfortunate that the HQ, sniper and FO are not nation specific. I would like to see that rectified in a future release. Right now if you want the khaki UK icons you pooch the US units and it would be nice to be able to have a mixed force with different colours. To bad.

I am OK with looking at making a union jack version after I get what have tested. I was also thinking about making a black and white version of the German tactical icons for the SS. Not sure when I will begin working on that though.

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On 3/7/2012 at 10:40 PM, IanL said:

These are two of my favorite mods - right after Vin's animated text. I was wondering if Bill Lockton (Lo Vis Icons) and Daniel Lopez (Niessuh contact icons) could comment on their plans to add the new nationalities to there wonderful mods.

 

Lo Vis Icons

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1121

 

Niessuh contact icons

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1154

 

 

PS. To be clear, as far as I can tell, both of these mods are working just fine with the CW release they just don't modify the new nationalities unit / contact icons.

Would anyone still have these two mods ?

I would like to give a try to Ian's icons and they are required.

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Yikes! Man I did not remember how that worked. So, I had to revisit this.

OK this is the special version I did for the CW forces. So it went with the basic icon mode I did originally and the other one used nation flags for the contact '?' icons. So you can use it independently. But you will get shipping German icons and (I think) shipping contact icons.

I abandoned the whole special version for particular nations a while back. Given the shared icons for HQ, FO and snipers no matter what you do you end up with some goofy looking forces. So, this mode has not been updated and will not be updated. I recommend using these mods instead http://cmmodsiii.greenasjade.net/?p=2375 which is the latest version of first mod referenced in that description.

So, if you really wanted to use this CW icon mod use the latest version of the ones I linked just above and then add on the CW icons and see if they will actually work for you. There might be missing icons for AA assets for example but they will likely get the green ones from the updated base game icons. Forget about the Niessuh contact icons (unless you really want to dig them up) because the base game icons have my contact icon replacements.

PS. people can find my other icon mods here: http://cmmodsiii.greenasjade.net/?author=8

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oops I just realized this will need some additional work. The base icons (http://cmmodsiii.greenasjade.net/?p=2375) includes icons for the CW forces but they are just green like the US ones. So if you really want to use the kaki icons you need to make sure that the CW icons are later in the mod loading list otherwise you will just get the green ones.

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