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Default Re: Blitzkrieg Banzai? (SP1 Conversion)

I've got my dumper set up for SP1; and while I don't have the leader dump board set up completely; it's close enough.

This is the sequence:

Quote:
################################################## ###########
SP1 DUMPER VERSION 1.00
################################################## ###########
SELECT SCENARIO FOLDER TO INSPECT
################################################## ###########
0.) Stock SSI Scenarios
1.) 6th Panzer Scenarios
2.) Cyberboard Scenarios
3.) Early European Scenarios
4.) East Front 1941 Scenarios
5.) East Front 1942 Scenarios
6.) East Front 1943 Scenarios
7.) East Front 1944 Scenarios
8.) East Front 1945 Scenarios
9.) East Front - Finland Scenarios
10.) Japan/PTO Scenarios
11.) Scenario Pack 1
12.) Scenario Pack 2
13.) West Front - Early War
14.) West Front - Desert War
15.) West Front - Mid-War
16.) West Front - Late War
######################################
Select Folder:10
...
Select Folder: 10
#0: Koga, Tokyo, Japan, 25 Mar 1946
#1: Kagoshima, Japan, 2 Nov 1945 42K
#2: Port Moresby, 15 Feb 1942 45P
#3: Blitzkrieg Banzai, ???
#4: Drive to Manila
#5: Fight to the Finish
#6: Through the Maze
#7: "Coming Again!"
#8: Split Down the Middle
#9: The 1,000 Yard Stare
I integrated Hapschott's SP1 collection of scenarios, it takes up about 700 MB on the hard drive lol.

The dump files are:

Dumped_Briefing.txt - Consolidates the .TXT and .CMT files into one file for quick reference.

Dumped_Scenario_Data.csv - Consolidates Month/Year of scenario, Length of Scenario, Type of Scenario (Meeting Engagement or Advance), Selected Countries, Map Size, Map Weather, Map Visibility

Dumped_Bombardments.csv - Lists all preplanned bombardments, who is firing, and who is spotting.

Dumped_Leaders.csv -- Lists all leaders, Ranks, names and rally, infantry/artillery and armored ratings. I don't know how to figure out the formation/leader board for SP1 and am not gonna put time into it for now.

Dumped_VLocations.csv -- Lists all Victory Locations (VLOCs) with their X/Y location, value, and who controls them at scenario start.

Dumped_Units.csv -- Lists unit number, formation ID (A0, etc), are they a passenger (and on what unit) or off map? X/Y Location, Experience, Morale, and Ammunition Stock levels.

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Future Goals: Figure out some way to decompress and then recompress the SPWW2/SPMBT DAT files.

Rather than trying for a seamless automatic conversion (too much time and effort to figure out things), the general concept will be that you:

1.) Convert the Map from SP1 to SP2 then to SPWW2 standards via WW2Map and my hacked version of SP1toWW2.

2.) Dump the Scenario information

3.) Start SPWW2 and create a scenario in the editor by using the information in the dumped files; i.e. instead of trying for an automatic translation, you simply see that the US pick list for this SP1 scenario is:

Code:
A0	Battalion HQ	
A1	M3-Halftrack	
B0	M24 Chaffee	
B1	M24 Chaffee	
C0	M24 Chaffee	
C1	M24 Chaffee	
D0	M4a3e8 Sherman	
D1	M4a3e8 Sherman	
D2	M4a3e8 Sherman	
D3	M4a3e8 Sherman	
D4	M4a3e8 Sherman	
E0	Sherman Flame	
E1	Sherman Flame	
F0	Sherman 105	
F1	Sherman 105	
G0	US SMG Sqd	Passenger - D0: M4a3e8 Sherman
G1	US SMG Sqd	Passenger - D1: M4a3e8 Sherman
G2	US SMG Sqd	Passenger - D4: M4a3e8 Sherman
H0	US Rifle Sqd	Passenger - F0: Sherman 105
H1	US Rifle Sqd	Passenger - E0: Sherman Flame
H2	US Rifle Sqd	Passenger - E1: Sherman Flame
I0	US Rifle Sqd	Passenger - D2: M4a3e8 Sherman
I1	US Rifle Sqd	Passenger - B0: M24 Chaffee
I2	US Rifle Sqd	Passenger - B1: M24 Chaffee
J0	US Engineer Sq	Passenger - C1: M24 Chaffee
J1	US Engineer Sq	Passenger - C0: M24 Chaffee
J2	US Engineer Sq	Passenger - F1: Sherman 105
K0	B-25h Mitchell	OFF MAP
K1	B-25h Mitchell	OFF MAP
L0	P-38j Lightnin	OFF MAP
L1	P-38j Lightnin	OFF MAP
M0	8 in Battery	OFF MAP
M1	155 Gun Batter	OFF MAP
M2	155 Gun Batter	OFF MAP
N0	155mm Battery	OFF MAP
N1	105mm Battery	OFF MAP
N2	105mm Battery	OFF MAP
N3	105mm Battery	OFF MAP
O0	155mm Battery	OFF MAP
O1	155mm Battery	OFF MAP
O2	155mm Battery	OFF MAP
O3	155mm Battery	OFF MAP
P0	Calliope	OFF MAP
P1	Calliope	OFF MAP
and you purchase things as needed to approximate the scenario in SPWW2.

4.) Save Scenario to disk.

5.) Use hypothetical ScenSlicer to edit the saved SPWW2 scenario with:

a.) Automatic VLOC relocation and point numbering; since they're small and simple.

b.) It then goes:

B0: M24 Chaffee -- enter X LOC: [input] enter Y LOC:

so on, since one of the tiresome tasks is finding and placing everything to the right X/Y locations.

You can then edit final "chrome" such as facings, etc in the SPWW2 editor, or in SCENHACK.

Last edited by MarkSheppard; April 3rd, 2020 at 08:16 PM..
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