November 30, 2018

Threat Based Floating Icons

Download links are at the bottom of the post.

When the military uses tactical map symbols, friendly units are always represented by rectangular symbols:

 Threat force unit icons are always represented by diamond shaped symbols:

This set of floating icons for the World War 2 Combat Mission games is intended to bring that same functionality to the average player.  The following key illustrates how this will work.  

Designed specifically as a companion to the PBEM Tactical Problems, this set of icons is an improved version of the Modern Style icons I recently released.  If you don't want to use this functionality but would like to use the latest and best icons, grab just the Playing as Allies folder and it will give you the latest icon set and will work as they always have.

Note that so far I have completed Threat icons for CMBN, CMRT, and CMFB.  Thee CMFI icons are a work in progress (just need to finish up the Italians).  I will also be creating a set for CMSF2 and CMBS down the road.  


How does this work?  Prior to starting a game, I click on a shortcut on my desktop (which I have created for each game's mod folder (specifically to the folder where these icons are located)).  This will open the mod folder:
Note in the above example it is setup as if you will be playing the Allies.

INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. If it was previously unzipped DELETE Folder for side you are fighting against - i.e. if you are playing the Americans, then you will delete the Bil's Icons - PLAYING AXIS folder
  2. UNZIP Folder for side you are playing - i.e. if you are playing the Americans, then you will unzip the Bil's Icons - PLAYING ALLIES zip file 
  3. Only ONE of the two ZIP FILES should be unzipped at a time
Most importantly:

!!!DO NOT DELETE THE ZIP FILES!!!

WW2 Combat Mission Download Links:  

1 comment:

  1. Great work Bil, it makes the situation more decipherable, besides I can't stand the silhouettes so your floaters checks all marks on my list.

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