Age of Wonders 4

Age of Wonders 4

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May 10, 2023 @ 4:01am
May 10, 2023 @ 4:25am
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Smaller Combat Banners

Description
Makes the unit combat banners smaller during tactical fights.

Banners get enlarged when selecting or targeting a unit and remain small otherwise.

Just a personal preference.
33 Comments
otherBarry Mar 20 @ 9:11am 
is it possible to have faction colored icons? or are we stuck with red and green
elijafire Jan 17 @ 8:48pm 
Should have been base game.
SunSpartan Dec 28, 2023 @ 11:11am 
Love this.

And thanks for including the instructions on where to mod it!
Whiskey Oct 10, 2023 @ 8:10pm 
By the way Grumpy, thanks for this. When I was checking out what other mods you made, your profile showed that you did a Banner Saga review which I was surprised to see, so I looked it up. Thanks for the really incredible review, it means a lot. I'm the designer and writer for that game.
Whiskey Oct 10, 2023 @ 8:06pm 
5) Scale (default) is the main one you want, I went somewhere between 0.16 (Grumpy's) and 0.32 (vanilla), because I am old.

6) File -> Save in the editor and close the whole thing. Now save in the Package Manager and close. It should make an acp file.

7) Restart AoW4 to paradox launcher. Your new .acp will be in the "All installed mods" menu on the left side. It will probably have a warning because it wants you to add a pic and stuff, just ignore that. Go to playsets on the sidebar. Click "add more mods" in the upper right. Your new one should be there.

8) I had to restart the paradox launcher again to see it in the playsets list, but now you can enable it.
Whiskey Oct 10, 2023 @ 8:06pm 
If anyone wants a quick how-to on modifying the CoreDefinitions_Tactical.rpk:

1) Start AoW4, get the paradox loader. Go to "game settings" on the left column. Launch the "Open modding tools".

2) Opens the Package Manager. Make a file -> new. I called mine "Banner_resize". Go to the Tools dropdown and click "Resource Editor".

3) This opens a whole toolset. Don't panic. Go to file -> open, then navigate to steamapps\common\Age of Wonders 4\Content\Title\Packs\Tactical, and open CoreDefinitions_Tactical.rpk.

4) You now have options on the left-most column. Right-click "Tactical Unit Banner: Global Settings" and choose "create mod". You can now edit the fields in the property column.
Gut May 27, 2023 @ 12:45am 
Great mod, thanks for it, and thanks even more for explaining where to look to further tweak it! :)
Grumpy Old Dwarf  [author] May 24, 2023 @ 12:52am 
@mots Unfortunately no. There are only three values: default (base size), hovered (active highlight or selection) and enlarged (played during actual attack animations). So the hit% will get enlarged when you hover over a given target, but will otherwise remain small.
mots May 23, 2023 @ 2:46pm 
Would it be possible to make them enlarge when it's showing hit %? I like the small size otherwise!
Grumpy Old Dwarf  [author] May 20, 2023 @ 2:16pm 
@Jandos @apalatnikov I guess it's down to personal preference and everyone likes it slightly different.. But you can easily tweak the values in CoreDefinitions_Tactical.rpk ->Camera Profiles -> Tactical Unit Banner: Global Settings.

For reference, here are game defaults vs modded, setting Scale (default) to ~24 and playing with Enlarge factor (to) by maybe increasing it to 1.15 should do the trick. But then again, everyone likes it different.

Scale (default) 0.32 --> 0.16
Scale (hovered) 0.37 --> 0.36
Scale (enlarged) 0.42 --> 0.38

Min. enlarge distance 10 --> 10
Max. enlarge distance 30 --> 30
Enlarge factor (from) 0.5 --> 0.5
Enlarge factor (to) 1.35 --> 1.0