DOW Max Units

I am an old WH40k fan from the Rogue trader days that wanted to play Dawn of war with the kind of army I am used to playing with. The defaul...

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I am an old WH40k fan from the Rogue trader days that wanted to play Dawn of war with the kind of army I am used to playing with. The default game does not allow you to build enough troops to guard locations or plan flanking actions. Instead your forced to use turrets to defend locations because you simply do not have enough troops to defend and attack the enemy.

With this in mind I increased the troop limit by 33% for all armies. This gives you enough troops to do almost anything. The extra 33% really gives you a nice army without effecting the games performance too much.

Vehicle limits have been increased by 100%, giving you twice as many vehicles so, tank combat is now a possibility on a large scale. On the marine side this gives 2 Land raiders, 2 preditors and 3 Dreadnoughts roughly.

I am releasing this mod because not all players may want a mod that does everything I am planning to do, a mod that simply increases the existing unit limit may be prefered by some players.

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Maxunits for Dawn of War.

Contact details.
Creator = Giskard
Website = http://www.respawn.co.uk

Feedback should posted in Respawn's Games Mod forum. If there is a big interest in future DAwn of war mods once better tools become available I may create a special forum for the games fans. 

All contact can be done via the above website, its far safer than email these days with all the Viruses kicking about. Address books being scanned and leading to mod makers such as my self being spammed to death is a nightmare. So i recommend the forum or forum PM it to you. 

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About Max units.
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I am an old WH40k fan from the Rogue trader days that wanted to play Dawn of war with the kind of army I am used to playing with. The default game does not allow you to build enough troops to guard locations or plan flanking actions. Instead your forced to use turrets to defend locations because you simply do not have enough troops to defend and attack the enemy. 

With this in mind I increased the troop limit by 33% for all armies. This gives you enough troops to do almost anything. The extra 33% really gives you a nice army without effecting the games performance too much. 

Vehicle limits have been increased by 100%, giving you twice as many vehicles so, tank combat is now a possibility on a large scale. On the marine side this gives 2 Land raiders, 2 preditors and 3 Dreadnoughts roughly. 

I am releasing this mod because not all players may want a mod that does everything I am planning to do, a mod that simply increases the existing unit limit may be prefered by some players.

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Recommended Installation. 
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Extract directly into your Dawn of War folder. All files will be placed in the correct location ready for Corsix's mod manager to use. Corsix's Mod manager is an attempt at standardizing mod useage which I am supporting. For details of the mod manager and a link see the thread below on the official Dawn of War website.

Corsix Mod manager thread.
http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=42096

Using this you need only run the mod manager, select the mod and move it to the window on the right using the arrow buttons. The game will then use this mod. The mod is currently listed as unknown. Until the module file works 100% of the time this will remain a problem. Which is why I have not included a module file. I do plan on supporting SVKs module system once it works correctly. For now Corsix system works best and he too supports SVKs system. 

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Other installation methods that do not require any mod manager.
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Extract mod directly into your dawn of war folder. Go to W40k/maxunits_data and move the entire attrib folder into W40k/data. This method will force the game to use the mod all the time. To disable the mod, remove the atrib folder from the W40k/data directory completely. 

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Notes on this mod taken during testing
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The player has to upgrade his unit and vehicle cap normally, however the cap will not appear to increase above 20 for marines (or above the normal amount for other races) until the player builds his next unit. It will then slowly go up to the max cap set by this mod.

Game play: This mod has been tested with every race and the following is what we have found.

The AI plays better with any race using this mod. There for playing on Hard may prove too difficult for some. Try playing on Normal instead if that is the case.

Orks appear to be at a slight disadvantage when the player is using them due to their complex build and upgrade system. A marine side can build 4 squads very quickly were as the Orks initial forces take a while to upgrade to decent levels. This is the same problem found in the normal game but made worse by the fact that the marines can now attack early with several squads. Orks do well by rapidly expanding and capturing all important points on the map early on. A good ork player should be able to adapt easily but others may find it difficult. 

Eldar force of 4 Prism tanks really kick ass, the extra vehicles allow the Eldar side to really shine.

Choas has limited vehicles and the best ones available tend to be cheaper than the marines best vehicles. So it is possible for choas to outnumber the Marines vehicles in battle using preditors if the Marines go for Land raiders. This means the Chaos side may be able to beat the marine side in a tank battle if the player is smart. 

Base turrets may not be enough to defend your base using this mod. The AI tends to attack in large numbers now and can over run normal defences used in games were this mod was not installed. You should build more defences to compensate for this. 

Campaign cap limits remain as they are early on until you reach the limit set by the mission, at which point the max units set in this mod is used.

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Editing the mod to suit your needs. 
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If you wish to fine tune the mod to run better on your computer system this is how to do it.

Go to the Dawn of War\W40k\maxunits_data\attrib\racebps folder or if you installed using Install method 2 it would be Dawn of War\W40k\data\attrib\racebps.

Edit the following lines for all races in all the files found in that folder.

Below are the original settings for Marines, Edlar and Chaos
GameData["race_squad_cap_table"]["max_squad_cap"] = 20.000
GameData["race_squad_cap_table"]["max_support_cap"] = 20.000

Default settings for orks are.
GameData["race_squad_cap_table"]["max_squad_cap"] = 60.000
GameData["race_squad_cap_table"]["max_support_cap"] = 30.000

Compare those to my mods settings to see how much ive increased the unit cap and judge for your self how much you need to add or remove. 

Hope you enjoy this little hack/mod. 

Its not a big mod but its been tested and most of the issues are known and will probably be corrected in future versions as better ways of doing the same things are descovered. 

Giskard

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