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Topic Subject:Modding battle weather
jgenard
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posted 10 February 2019 16:11 EDT (US)         
Hi everyone,
I have been enthusiastically modding RTW and BI for a couple of days, and suddenly realized that what I like most in battles is moody, stormy, foggy weather. I love a bit of atmosphere, and since the game is so sunny, orderly and surveyable, I'd love to increase the likelihood of fog and rain on the battle map during campaigns. It's usually just sunny and dry, and I want to change this.
Does anyone know where and how to do this?
My unending gratitude for any help on this!
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Terikel Grayhair
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posted 13 February 2019 12:44 EDT (US)     1 / 5       
Welcome to our forums!

I've been poking about in the data folder, but have yet to find something there. My kid borrowed my RTW disc, so I can't poke around in the game for a bit to see if there are any options.

I believe there is some choice in custom battles, but for campaign battles, I think the weatehr is kind of dependent on the locale and the season. Want misty and rainy? Fight in Britannia during the winter. Want bright and sunny and never a drop of rain? Egypt is the place. Foggy and dark? Germania for the win!

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jgenard
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posted 14 February 2019 08:17 EDT (US)     2 / 5       
Haha, thanks.

Yeah, I want to add bad (but in my eyes simply more beautiful) weather to battles on the campaign map. That would mean having more sandstorms in desert regions, and more fog and rain in any temperate place, really. It's just a nice replacement of the later TW games' 'depth of field' feature which is really beautiful, I think. Gives battles a more atmospheric look. In custom battles I usually choose to do battle in the evening and with heavy rain, for minimum battlefield visibility.

So I want to find a file that decides what the odds are for battles to happen in mist/rain/a sandstorm/snow, and also at what time of day. There's bound to be odds deciding that, as my battles usually happen at midday with no rain or fog.
Terikel Grayhair
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posted 17 February 2019 13:22 EDT (US)     3 / 5       
Historically speaking, most pitched battles in this era were on days of good weather. Generals had a hard time controlling their troops as it was, and doing so under intemperate conditions made battles more of a coin toss than a planned operation.

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jgenard
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posted 02 March 2019 15:55 EDT (US)     4 / 5       
I actually found the relevant file: descr_daytypes.txt
You can edit everything, from the transparency of the haze & fog to the probability of a certain weather event in a certain region. It's great!
Terikel Grayhair
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posted 03 March 2019 05:41 EDT (US)     5 / 5       
Glad you figured it out, jgenard. And thanks for sharing your find with us.

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