Hi all, I've been working on a few mods for Napoleonic Wars (server+client side) for the Australian MOV servers for the better part of a year now. They mostly started as a few item and troop edits to mix things up and balance gameplay a little but soon began to evolve as I learned to work with the NW source code. Now the so called "Hatpack" contains a mixture of client side troop changes, server sides scripts and some other mods compiled to work with them (that i didn't make).
At first these mods were only tested in house on the MOV servers but now that we are allowing some other groups in the Oceanic community to use the "Hatpack" files I've decided that I'd make them available publicly for general use. These files have worked stably for some time on our servers so I expect them not to cause any issues unless not installed correctly. There are two parts to the mod, the server files and client files. The server files are required for the server to run any of the mod stuff, obviously, but the client files are optional for anyone joining the server but are recommended or there will be no way to access the modified troop types (and 1 animation wont appear long enough). Important:
If you are running the client files and you play on a not "Hatpack" server you mustn't pick the British Horseguard Blue class or you'll be kicked.Notable Features:
== Grenades have replaced the default bottles. They throw like a bottle, but not as far. Explosion + Frag effect, 5% chance to backfire on throw, 25% chance to missfire on landing, 5% chance to perfectly detonate for optimal range and frag effects. Melee can set them off in your hands. (Recommend friendly fire on to avoid abusing.) At the moment limiting "Grenadiers" in troop limits is the only to stop people bringing grenades when you don't want them. May look to having a toggle setting to turn grenades back into bottles.
== Minor troop adjustments, changing default weapons and names for those with the client side files. Has no effect on those without the files. Includes but not limited to: Rifles available for french light inf., grenades for footguard class, british lancers, ramrods for arty trains, musketoons for sappers and dragoon sergeants, and more.
== Payload cart able to be placed by map makers which are moved by the owning team and stopped by the opposing one. Explodes at the end of its assigned waypoints and can remove and/or add props. (Think TF2)
== Proper naval artillery. Schooners (the big movable boats) now have working cannons (3 per side) and a cannonball spawn near the stern. 11 hits to sink a schooner, 2 for a longboat. Cannonballs can penetrate the boats and strike crew or the boat multiple times. (i.e "crossing the T" increases your chance for double damage.)
== Explosion smoke reduction, to reduce server lag.
== Weapon placements (props) in maps now spawn the weapon every 12 seconds. Like in an arena shooter. Use to build armories or resupply points.
== Ability for map makers to place a prop that strips or replaces a players weapons on spawn. (Currently spawns you with nothing, a knife, pike, bottle ...etc...whatever is specified)
== Pirate Chests give pikes and campaign tables give spyglasses
== In client files the ability to use the Wüstis Admintool and access custom maps 1-20 are enabled. (Both other mods integrated into this mod pack. Wüstis Admintool
I don't expect much interest in this as its a work in progress but I thought I'd put up something on the forums just in case.
Moddb link is below: http://www.moddb.com/mods/hatpack