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Old July 5th, 2013, 12:12 PM
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Disk Cross Objective Flag Roundel MoD

This mod replaces all WinSPWW2 objective flags with roundels, that average 50% of the original footprint, so you can see underlying terrain without turning off the V-Hexs.

This mod can be installed mid-battle with no PBEM, OOB or security problems.



Before and After



Examples

Japan & USA


Italy & Britain


Here's a sample of 'before and after' flags and roundels:


If you want to see almost all of the new roundels, visit this thread here:
http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/showthread.php?t=49692

Download
Download the attached zip file: Cross_Objective_Flag_Roundel_MoD_1.0.zip

Installation
1. Unzip ‘Cross_Objective_Flag_Roundel_MoD_1.0.zip’, which contains two shape files:

Icon0095.shp
Icon0096.shp

2. Copy or move the 2 ‘shp’ files into the games 'GRAPHICS' folder, and ‘replace all’.

Before you replace the original files, I recommend backing them up, by renaming them Icon0095.orig.shp, Icon0096.orig.shp or moving them to a folder called 'Original Objective Flag Icons' or something.

Your Graphics folder is located here:
WinSPWW2/Game Data/Graphics


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This mod is not endorsed or supported by Shrapnel Games or The Camo Workshop.


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File Type: zip Cross_Objective_Flag_Roundel_MoD_1.0.zip (13.2 KB, 695 views)

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Default Re: Cross Objective Flag Roundel MoD

Free French roundel is not beautiful.
Maybe this (400x400, is to be reduced):

This was a circle, jpeg did not keep transparancy borders.
It's taken from naval Free French flag (which was the 1st one created Croix-de-Lorraine FF flag).
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ree_France.svg

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Free French roundel is not beautiful.
Maybe this (400x400, is to be reduced):

This was a circle, jpeg did not keep transparancy borders.
It's taken from naval Free French flag (which was the 1st one created Croix-de-Lorraine FF flag).
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ree_France.svg

This roundel mod is aimed at historical accuracy rather than beauty. One exception is the Poland LWP roundel which needed to be created to distinguish it from the regular Poland roundel.

I'm sorry the Free French roundel is not beautiful to you but perhaps it was to the Free French fighting the war?



Am I right in thinking you took the rectangular Free French naval ensign and modded it into a roundel?

Did the Free French Naval Forces include aircraft, and did those aircraft use a different roundel than other Free French aircraft?

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This roundel mod is aimed at historical accuracy rather than beauty.
I'm sorry the Free French roundel is not beautiful to you but perhaps it was to the Free French fighting the war?
I didn't understand that you used aircratf roundel.
You're right, but if you want more historical accuracy (and beauty), you should make the cross thikier (and maybe the horizontal bar a little less wide?), as your cross does not really seem a good Croix de Lorainne, yours seem an aiming tool for enemies lol (not only ingame).
Your flag is okay.
Thanks for your good work (oh, I just see the reputation tool of the forum...)

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I didn't understand that you used aircratf roundel.
You're right, but if you want more historical accuracy (and beauty), you should make the cross thikier (and maybe the horizontal bar a little less wide?), as your cross does not really seem a good Croix de Lorainne, yours seem an aiming tool for enemies lol (not only ingame).
Your flag is okay.
Thanks for your good work (oh, I just see the reputation tool of the forum...)

I researched the Free French roundel when I made this mod, and by looking at WWII photos I concluded there probably wasn’t a clearly communicated dimensional standard for the cross.

A good example is the above photo where the under-wing cross is thin compared to the cross on the fuselage. Another photo even has a Free French ‘budded cross’ on a white circle.

In looking at contemporary examples, the roundel is typically a thin cross.
The French ‘Free French’ Wikipedia page has the roundel just like the design I’ve used:



The above is a screen print from the French Wikipedia page, after a Google translation into English. You can see that the Free French Navy use a thick cross, but tanks and aircraft were supposed to have the narrow cross.

Here’s the website for the above image:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forces_...A7aises_libres

If I were to make the horizontal bar less wide, it would match the 'Croix de Lorainne' on the flag, but not the roundel.

But please show me if you have any good sources on the roundel.

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A good example is the above photo where the under-wing cross is thin compared to the cross on the fuselage. Another photo even has a Free French ‘budded cross’ on a white circle.

In looking at contemporary examples, the roundel is typically a thin cross.
The French ‘Free French’ Wikipedia page has the roundel just like the design I’ve used:



The above is a screen print from the French Wikipedia page. You can see that the Free French Navy use a thick cross, but tanks and aircraft were supposed to have the narrow cross.

But please show me if you have any good sources on the roundel.
I feel wikipedia comes from this photo where the cross has been badly drawn under the wing. You may be right, but I think wikipedia took for the right roundel a bad example. Yes I have to search for sources (but you already had seen the one on the fuselage, which is good).
Here is the author of the roundel:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Alkivar

EDIT: not skinny one, on fuselage:
http://www.francaislibres.net/pages/index.php?id=8

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For the actual first roundels, it seems that each pilot did according their tastes. The navy one I show you was not the actual first one, as this time the first one was not considered beautiful.
I think at this time many did not know what was a Croix de Lorraine (it comes from centuries ago), it is mainly known nowadays because of the Free French. And, even, this Croix is a WW2 political thing, the first symbol of Free French was not this and is usually unknown now.
So, if you want something historical, may it like past pilotes (like the squad fighting in the Red army): draw it beautiful according to your taste lol.
That's what I'll do, if I'm not pleased with yours, if only I know how to mod the game.

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like the 3 squads fighting in the Red army
I may be wrong, maybe only the Red Star was allowed..
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Eriss,

Is one of these what you had in mind?



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