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Should this thread continue?

Wait for Soviet Storm Rising to be released.
- 16 (47.1%)
Don't bother continuing the let's play, but document anything modding related.
- 4 (11.8%)
Just lock it, it has had its day.
- 1 (2.9%)
Wait for a new scenario, or create one yourself.
- 5 (14.7%)
Please keep playing the same stuff over and over! I like repetition!
- 8 (23.5%)

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Author Topic: Let's modify Shadow President! - Soviet Storm Rising re-enters production!  (Read 169887 times)

Real3

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Re: Let's play Shadow President!
« Reply #1590 on: August 07, 2013, 07:12:20 am »

Don't quit! For the love of god, DON'T. QUIT. I haven't played Shadow President in years, as I got tired of the main scenarios, but your scenarios (namely, Post Apocalypse, damn that's a hard scenario) made me interested again. I'm curious about one thing, though. How do I mod the game?
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Re: Let's play Shadow President!
« Reply #1591 on: August 07, 2013, 07:08:52 pm »

Okay I have begun initial editing. I have already decided on a few extra elements to add into the game which I had thought of before but didn't do since it would have added days or even weeks to the waiting period. Since that is the case regardless now, I may as well add those features. I will not go into details on the public forum right. I will very likely not advertize at all on this forum or even start a "Let's Play" until such a time that I upload the actual scenario itself onto the download website.
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Re: Let's modify Shadow President! - Minor modding information released.
« Reply #1592 on: August 31, 2013, 05:54:53 am »

While looking for essential UGE files for Shadow President, I found this fantastic little thing. While it's not much information, it's enough to give one a basic knowledge of modding the game. It's time to give the let's play part of this a well deserved rest, as all of the scenarios available have been played to a point where I can no longer think of anything enjoyable or interesting to do with them.

So, let's modify Shadow President! If you discover something new (how to set an invasion, modify nuclear levels, etc) please post a few steps on how to do it here!
« Last Edit: August 31, 2013, 07:44:15 am by Angel Of Death »
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Re: Let's modify Shadow President! - Minor modding information released.
« Reply #1593 on: September 01, 2013, 03:01:55 am »

Why not make a new scenario? Virtual Earth 2010, some kind of alternate reality stuff. I'll PM you the details.
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Re: Let's modify Shadow President! - Minor modding information released.
« Reply #1594 on: September 11, 2013, 03:43:35 pm »

Experiment632, I registered just for this thread and more specifically just to post a message to you. Do. Not. Stop. I'm about to play one of your scenarios and I am PUMPED that this game has a modding community, even if it's a small one! SP is one of my all-time favorite games and I totally encourage your work :)

I know it's tough, and I know you feel all this pressure, but relax - no one is going to hate you, especially when you're trying your best, which you very clearly are. I cannot wait to play Soviet Storm Rising when it's eventually released :) Keep up the great work, dude!
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Re: Let's modify Shadow President! - Minor modding information released.
« Reply #1595 on: September 11, 2013, 03:49:26 pm »

Experiment632, I registered just for this thread and more specifically just to post a message to you. Do. Not. Stop. I'm about to play one of your scenarios and I am PUMPED that this game has a modding community, even if it's a small one! SP is one of my all-time favorite games and I totally encourage your work :)

I know it's tough, and I know you feel all this pressure, but relax - no one is going to hate you, especially when you're trying your best, which you very clearly are. I cannot wait to play Soviet Storm Rising when it's eventually released :) Keep up the great work, dude!
I have made considerable progress in the scenario, faster then before. However I think I will be taking a short break though I will return soon.

I will make some adjustments to the 1990 Korean War scenario to have a number of both Soviet and Chinese taking a small part in the invasion of the south as well as maxing the ruthlessness of both communist states to increase the possibility of a nuclear escalation and add more challenge to the scenario. The revised Korean scenario should be re-released in the next week hopefully.
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Let's modify Shadow President! - Soviet Storm Rising back in business!
« Reply #1596 on: April 28, 2014, 10:59:26 pm »

Well after being on hiatus for several months, I have finally started the scenario project up again. In other words, Soviet Storm Rising is back in business! There will be a number of changes which should improve the game playing experience as well as increase the challenge even further. For starters, the Cold War was heating up but had not quite escalated into hot war during the first couple weeks. In this new version, the Third World War is already officially underway. The Democratic Socialist "neutral" Bloc led by India will not be included this time. All WTA members on both sides will be set at either "limited war" or "total war". Due to the obvious threat of nuclear war, no country is truly at peace. As a result all countries not involved in the war or any unrelated regional conflict will be set for "low conflict". The United Kingdom is not out of reach this time either; they too can be invaded.

Thus far I am working on changing ideologies, ambition, and ethics. I have completed most of those changes.

More to come soon...

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Re: Let's modify Shadow President! - Minor modding information released.
« Reply #1597 on: April 29, 2014, 02:22:06 am »

Very, very nice. 
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« Reply #1598 on: April 29, 2014, 02:44:31 am »

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« Reply #1599 on: April 29, 2014, 09:20:41 pm »

Remember: Changing ideologies, ethics, and ambition is the easy part. Once it is totally completed, I still need to make other changes such as trade status, set up military occupations, modify troop deployments, etc. And lets not forget programming upcoming events, most definitely essential given the nature of the scenario.

Obviously World War III cannot be avoided as it has already begun. From what I can tell, the player will have four options at the very start of the game. One: Fight back with full conventional might of the US military. Two: Limit fighting to the liberation of all Soviet occupied territories. Three: Try to initiate peace talks immediately rather then risk nuclear war by fighting back, thereby making the Soviet Union the de facto winner of the war. Four: Retaliate with full scale nuclear first strike.
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Re: Let's modify Shadow President! - Minor modding information released.
« Reply #1600 on: April 30, 2014, 09:37:24 am »

How did the US lose initiative is such a major way? (unless I misunderstood, Soviets have already taken Iceland and Guam, and we're still at DEFCON 2)
fake edit: huh. DEFCON doesn't mean what I though it does (which was 'the condition of defense readiness', as per acronym- basically a country-wide REDCON), I would still expect it to be 1 when soviets start landing on US soil (US soil overseas, like Hawaii and Alaska, is still called that, right?)
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Re: Let's modify Shadow President! - Minor modding information released.
« Reply #1601 on: April 30, 2014, 09:46:42 am »

Alaska and Hawaii are states so yes they are American soil, along with Guam and porto Rico.
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Re: Let's modify Shadow President! - Minor modding information released.
« Reply #1602 on: April 30, 2014, 10:08:28 am »

How did the US lose initiative is such a major way? (unless I misunderstood, Soviets have already taken Iceland and Guam, and we're still at DEFCON 2)
fake edit: huh. DEFCON doesn't mean what I though it does (which was 'the condition of defense readiness', as per acronym- basically a country-wide REDCON), I would still expect it to be 1 when soviets start landing on US soil (US soil overseas, like Hawaii and Alaska, is still called that, right?)
The idea of having Iceland being taken so quickly (got that from Red Storm Rising) was so that the Soviet Union would have a launching platform to invade the United Kingdom. As for occupying Guam, it gives the Soviets another angle to invade the United States. Mexico is likely going to be under US occupation. Panama most certainly will due to a different post-conflict policy following Operation Just Cause.

US conventional forces would most certainly be at REDCON 1. DEFCON 1 would only be reached should conflict actually go nuclear. I could add that.
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Re: Let's modify Shadow President! - Minor modding information released.
« Reply #1603 on: May 01, 2014, 04:50:01 pm »

A number of countries will be under the military control of another. Here is a list of the countries and their new holdings.

United States: Mexico & Panama
Soviet Union: Iceland & Guam
Iraq: Iran, Neutral Zone, & Afghanistan

A majority of the ideology changes have been implemented as well as the territories that will be under USA control. Also adjusted the war/peace levels. Next step will be to establish other controlled countries followed by rearrangement of trade relations. Will very likely take short breaks between step in order to avoid rushing too fast. That is kind of what cause my previous attempts on this scenario to fail miserably.

Update: Soviet Union will control these territories in addition to the ones listed above: Faroe Islands, Svalbard, & Jan Mayan. I figured if the Soviets grabbed Iceland, they may as well grab Scandinavian Islands in the North Sea area between Iceland and the Soviet Union. This will add more challenge to the player as this removes Svalbard as a staging ground to counter-invade the Soviet Union. Taking Faroe Islands gives the Russians an additional staging area to invade the United Kingdom.
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Made excellent progress on Soviet Storm Rising. Trade relations, ideologies, territorial holdings, etc. have been set. Still must modify troops deployments and other factors -- taking short break. For now, I would like to post some screenshots from a gameplay from a long while back.

Background: Iraq invades Kuwait. I do not respond. I withdraw from Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Iraq invades Saudi Arabia. Iraq invades Jordan. All this time I do nothing and stay neutral. The following year I coup Iraq and all its holdings into Capitalist. I get Iraq to join the United States WTA. Iraq invades Iran with US aid. The following year the Middle East for the most part is at peace.

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This was from playing the default virtual earth scenario. Next time I will attempt this on the Super Iraq scenario at the very beginning to avert the invasion of Israel and gain a new ally against the Chinese.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2014, 07:37:41 pm by Experiment632 »
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