Half-scale Mod

This mod scales down everything in Dawn of War by half, including all units, buildings, speeds, and weapon/ability ranges; unit caps, howeve...

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This mod scales down everything in Dawn of War by half, including all units, buildings, speeds, and weapon/ability ranges; unit caps, however are increased. This lets you fight massive battles, with larger armies, on effectively huge maps!

You now have a choice of playing with doubled or tripled unit caps. This also lets you build/summon more Avatars, Squiggoths, and Bloodthirsters, as well as Gretchins, Heretics, Apothecaries and Mad Doks. The AI has been tweaked to let it take full advantage of these increases. Half Scale can also easily be played with the Dawn of Skirmish AI mod. Simply choose the option from the Game Manager or Start Menu. You'll need to install Dawn of Skirmish separately, available here: http://dawnofwar.filefront.com/file/Dawn_of_War_Skirmish_AI_Mod;47401

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This mod scales down everything in Dawn of War by half, including all units, buildings, speeds, and weapon/ability ranges; unit caps, however are increased. This lets you  fight massive battles, with larger armies, on effectively huge maps! 

You now have a choice of playing with doubled or tripled unit caps. This also lets you build/summon more Avatars, Squiggoths, and Bloodthirsters, as well as Gretchins, Heretics, Apothecaries and Mad Doks. The AI has been tweaked to let it take full advantage of these increases. Half Scale can also easily be played with the Dawn of Skirmish AI mod. Simply choose the option from the Game Manager or Start Menu. You'll need to install Dawn of Skirmish separately, available here:  http://dawnofwar.filefront.com/file/Dawn_of_War_Skirmish_AI_Mod;47401


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=== Half-scale Mod 1.04 ===

Author... zurn

- NEW: choose between double/triple cap, and build multiple super-units
- COMPATIBILITY: for Dawn of War 1.4
- Use 0.93 for DoW 1.3, and 0.9 for Dow 1.2 and earlier


=== Smaller units, Grander Battles ===

This mod scales down everything in Dawn of War by half, including all units, buildings, speeds, and weapon/ability ranges; unit caps, however are increased. This lets you  fight massive battles, with larger armies, on effectively huge maps! 

You now have a choice of playing with doubled or tripled unit caps; simply choose which from the Game Manager in the Main Menu, or from the Start Menu. This also lets you build/summon more Avatars, Squiggoths, and Bloodthirsters, as well as Gretchins, Heretics, Apothecaries and Mad Doks. The AI has been tweaked to let it take full advantage of these increases. Resource rate multipliers are also increased; 'Low' is now Standard, 'Standard' is High, and 'High' is Double.

Half Scale can also easily be played with the Dawn of Skirmish AI mod. Simply choose the option from the Game Manager or Start Menu. You'll need to install Dawn of Skirmish separately, available here:  http://dawnofwar.filefront.com/file/Dawn_of_War_Skirmish_AI_Mod;47401

I also recommend the Camera Zoom mod, which lets you zoom out more for a commander's perspective: http://dawnofwar.filefront.com/file/Camera_Zoom;34682

Homepage: http://halfscale.moddb.com


=== Installation ===

Run the installer and choose your Dawn of War directory. Once you're done, run Dawn of War normally and select the Game Manager from the Main Menu. Choose the version of Half Scale you'd like to play: Half Scale with double or triple unit caps, and with or without the Dawn of Skirmish AI Mod.

This version is for Dawn of War 1.4. For previous versions, please see the Half Scale Mod homepage: http://halfscale.moddb.com	

You can remove the mod by running the uninstaller from the Start Menu, from the half_scale\uninstall directory, or from the Windows Add/Remove Program utility.


=== Change Log ===

-- v1.04 --

- compatible with DoW 1.4
- you can now choose double cap or triple cap versions in the Game Manager
- multiple Avatars, Squiggoths, and Bloodthirsters can now be built/summoned
- caps increased for Gretchins, Apothecaries, Heretics, Mad Doks
- building placement sizes fixed
- includes all unit balance changes in DoW 1.4


-- v0.93 --

Now works with Dawn of War 1.3!

Also: the high, medium, and low requisition multipliers were increased.


-- v0.9 (from v0.8) --

Major changes:
* scaled down the green selection circles/boxes so they fit properly
* scaled down selection volumes
Minor changes:
* fixed Defiler collision problem
* The following additional leader abilities now have their full original radius of effect
  - Eldar Eldritch Storm
  - Chaos Doombolt
  - Chaos Symbol of Chaos
  - Chaos Corruption


=== Features ===

Things that were rescaled (all races):

* unit sizes
* unit shadows
* unit sight/identification ranges
* unit speeds
* building sizes
* building placement sizes
* weapon ranges / mine trigger ranges
* projectile speeds / artillery error offsets
* ability ranges
* building and unit effects with a radius value
* Strategic Point/Relic/Critical Point pad sizes
* squad formation spacing (set to 2/3 size to prevent excessive collisions)
* multiple squad formation spacing
* response ranges relating to melee/range combat and stances
* weapon hardpoints
* unit melee_sizes
* selection circles/boxes and volumes


Things that were deliberately not rescaled:

* building sight ranges
* building control ranges
* The following ability damage radii (but activation ranges are still halved)
  - Space Marine Orbital bombardment
  - Eldar Psychic Storm
  - Eldar Eldritch Storm
  - Chaos Doombolt
  - Chaos Symbol of Chaos
  - Chaos Corruption
* Bonesong combat effect radius
* Ork pop tech requirements

The reason for the above not being changed is because I feel the fact that there's a lot of room on the map now makes it better for gameplay not to change these. 


Other changes:

* Units caps doubled / tripled
* multiple Avatars, Squiggoths, and Bloodthirsters can be built/summoned
* caps increased for Gretchins, Apothecaries, Heretics, Mad Doks
* Squad/Support Cap upgrades/buildings adjusted for cap increase
* AI tweaked to take advantage of larger unit caps
* The high, medium, and low requisition multipliers were increased.


=== Source Code ===

Source files are included.


=== Standard Disclaimer === 

I take no personal responsibility for any hardware damage or data corruption resulting from the use or installation of this DoW modification.


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Feel free to post your comments on the homepage, download page, or the Relic forums (http://forums.relicnews.com/forumdisplay.php?f=157). Thank you for playing Half Scale!


zurn

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