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Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Thu, 23 August 2007 21:36
As part of our effort to continuously improve the PDF export function of our M44 scenario editor, effective immediately we are now using the following naming, title and sub-title conventions for ALL Memoir '44 scenarios:

When you have a Title alone, such as Pegasus Bridge, it must go in the Scenario Name field of the editor.

The title will then appear, justified to the left, in large reddish capital letters at the top of your scenario. On the same line, but in smaller type and justified to the right of the page, will be the date that you entered into the Battle Date field in the scenario editor. And on a separate line, in smaller type, the Scenario reference # will appear, justified to the left, below the title. (Note; These stupid browsers do not let us justify things properly, but they ARE justified correctly in the PDF output).

So overall it will look like this:

SCENARIO TITLE Date
Scenario # -

ie

PEGASUS BRIDGE JUNE 6, 1944
01

If your scenario depicts an Operation or Battle with no other reference (ie the scenario depicts the whole Operation, not a smaller sub-action within that context), then the Scenario Name field is where you should put Operation xxx, and the sub-title field should be left blank.

For example:

OPERATION GOODWOOD JUNE 18-20, 1944
18A


When you have a qualifier, such as the Operation, Campaign or Battle to which the sub-action depicted in your scenario belongs, or a geographical region you would like to specify, this qualifier should go into the subtitle section, as follows

SPECIFIC SCENARIO TITLE Date
Scenario # - Subtitle (Operation or Battle to which the scenario belongs, or geographical region)

For instance:

FIRST ASSAULT WAVE JUNE 6, 1944
05 - OMAHA BEACH

COUNTERATTACK ON MORTAIN AUGUST 7, 1944
09 - UNTERNEHMEN LÜTTICH

VASSIEUX JULY 24, 1944
07 - VERCORS

TOULON AUGUST 20-26, 1944
10 - CAMPAIGN FOR SOUTHERN FRANCE

Note that in the PDF output, the date will now be aligned with the TITLE and in the same reddish color, as the date refers to that specific scenario, not necessarily to the larger campaign/operation in the subtitle.

In addition, when the operation is a German one you should use the German word for 'Operation" in the title, ie Unternehmen Lüttich, not Operation Lüttich; for russian campaigns, the correct word is Operatsiya, such as in Operatsiya Bagration; and for japanese campaigns, the correct word is Sakusen and the order of the words need to be inverted, such as in Mo Sakusen (Operation Mo).

Finally, when you need to make notes about a scenario (such as notes regarding the help someone might have given you to playtest or translate the scenario, or specific game elements required, or any other type of notes) please make these in the Scenario Bibliography field of the scenario, NOT in the Sub-title area.

The later update of the PDF Export function of the scenario editor that went out this morning now assumes that all scenarios will follow the above described conventions. This means that all scenario titles should now be in the above defined format (rather than the old format) in order to print properly. To that effect, we have already modified every single one of the official scenarios published to date, in both French and English.

Contributors to the Scenarios from the Front section (SFTF# scenarios) should try and update the titles of their own creations to the above described naming conventions. This will help ensure a smoother PDF output for everyone involved.

We thank you in advance for your help in helping us make this a better tool for everyone.

thank you,
The M44 coders

ps: As always, if you find some glitches (for scenarios that are properly titled to the new format), please let us know by posting bug reports in the appropriate forum thread.

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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Thu, 23 August 2007 23:01
Thanks for all the work, Eric. It'll take a little getting used to but it will be great having all the titles with the same format! Very Happy
      
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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Fri, 24 August 2007 16:49
I have renamed my scenarios, but in the process of doing this I noticed a couple of scenarios had the "this setup is not possible with the tiles provided" warning that they never had before, 1618U and 1743U. The scenario verification page suggests everything is fine. Is there a bug here?
      
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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Sat, 25 August 2007 10:21
Scenario 1618U cannot be made with the basic game and the Terrain pack - see post below.

I originally deleted this post again as I thought the Terrain pack would include the extra tiles, but there are no basic tiles in TP.

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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Sun, 26 August 2007 18:54
I don't know if this will help while doing searches per se but...

The Operation and Theater might not be a bad combo

Here is my example

The Gully
Battle of Ortona - Italian Campaign

or another example

Drive on Caen
Operation Charnwood - Normandy

or further

Disaster at Dieppe
Operation Jubilee - Raids & Special Ops

This might help distingush theater and campaign

Here is the start of the theater/campaign list I have started...additions welcome

  • Western Europe
    • Poland
    • Norway
    • France
    • Normandy
    • Northern France
    • Rhineland
    • Ardennes
    • Central Europe

  • Mediterranean
    • Southern France
    • North Africa
    • Italy
    • Balkans

  • Pacific
  • Eastern Front

  • Raids & Special Ops
  • Partisan Operations


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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Sun, 26 August 2007 19:35
Just be careful, please! Part of our motivation for this is to solve the issue of over-long titles, so if you start putting back an Operation AND a battle in the sub-title, it kind of defeats the purpose Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Sun, 26 August 2007 19:35
yangtze wrote on Fri, 24 August 2007 07:49

I have renamed my scenarios, but in the process of doing this I noticed a couple of scenarios had the "this setup is not possible with the tiles provided" warning that they never had before, 1618U and 1743U. The scenario verification page suggests everything is fine. Is there a bug here?


Hmm, strange. We will check this asap.

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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Sun, 26 August 2007 20:10
eric wrote on Sun, 26 August 2007 10:35

Just be careful, please! Part of our motivation for this is to solve the issue of over-long titles, so if you start putting back an Operation AND a battle in the sub-title, it kind of defeats the purpose Rolling Eyes


I assume you mean for PDF output? I've tested out the names above (as well as even longer versions) and find they work quite well.

It seems that the Scenario Name needs to be relatively short but the subtitle allows for quite a few characters.
      
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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Mon, 27 August 2007 06:55
Eric, you said Unternehmen is German for 'Operation' and Operatsiya is Russian, but is there a Japanese word that uses Western characters for us to use for Japanese operations?
      
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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Mon, 27 August 2007 14:00
rasmussen81 wrote on Mon, 27 August 2007 06:55

is there a Japanese word that uses Western characters for us to use for Japanese operations?


http://www.docoja.com:8080/kanji/kansear?dbname=kokug&sw ord=military+operation&stype=1


pronuncitation: sakusen
keyword: war
translation: (military) operations, strategy, tactics*****
sakusennokaeru: change one's tactics
sakusenshitsu: operation room
sakusenchi: field of operations
sakusenkeikaku: plan of operations
sakusenkaigi: council of war
rengousakusen: combined operations
kenseisakusen: diversionary tactics
jourikusakusen: landing operation
gerirasakusen: guerrilla operation
rooraasakusen: house-to-house search

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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Mon, 27 August 2007 19:28
What Mik said. Very Happy

In Japanese, the name of the operation should come first, ie

Mo Sakusen translates into Operation Mo

I will edit the above official notice to add this, since there are indeed some Japanese Ops in the SFTF.
      
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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Mon, 27 August 2007 19:32
eric wrote on Sun, 26 August 2007 10:35

yangtze wrote on Fri, 24 August 2007 07:49

I have renamed my scenarios, but in the process of doing this I noticed a couple of scenarios had the "this setup is not possible with the tiles provided" warning that they never had before, 1618U and 1743U. The scenario verification page suggests everything is fine. Is there a bug here?


Hmm, strange. We will check this asap.

eric


Were you actually successful in setting up your scenario on the board using only the original box and the terrain pack.
To simplify the player setup experience, we actually merged the "almost impossible" with the "impossible" validation checks.
We basically tightened up the scenario validation criteria.


If you are able to setup scenarios 1618 and 1743 easily placing the tiles in the order suggested, then there is a bug indeed; if you cannot do it or it takes you way too much time, there is no bug to speak off (ie we tried to put the settings at a below Rubik's Cube level of complexity Very Happy ).

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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Mon, 27 August 2007 20:48
Heh. That was what I suggested in the post above which I later removed the text from as I had only checked the basic game.

But as the Terrain doesn't include the basic tiles it doesn't matter, so my first response was actually valid:

1618U needs

25 Forests
11 Hedges
7 Hills

a total of 43 tiles
but the basic game has only 39 tiles with these 3 terrain types.
And they are not repsented in the Terrain pack.


To make them with the basic set we can use

10 Forest/Hill + 11 Forest/River + 4 Forest/Town = 25 Forests
1 Hill/Forest + 5 Hill/Hedge + 1 Hill/River = 7 Hills
3 Hedge/River + 1 Hedge/Forest + 3 Hedge/Hill = 7 Hedges

So we're missing 4 Hedges.

      
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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Fri, 31 August 2007 18:29
Many thanks all, I'll be going back to amend those scenarios.

Mik is suggesting it's impossible to set up one of the scenarios. If it's the case that a scenario is impossible to set up, rather than being simply very difficult, shouldn't the verification page be telling me so (and have been telling me so from the outset)?

I tend to playtest on Vassal so I may not have ever actually laid out the tiles for these scenarios on a real board! I'll try to do that tonight.

Don Smile

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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Sun, 02 September 2007 12:43
There's still some (IMHO) unnecessary text in scenario name subtitles. WBC1 in scenario 28 and Eastern Front and Pacific Theater in scenarios with no other operation or battle listed in respective expansion.
      
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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Sun, 02 September 2007 18:52
Fixed 1743, but the verification page wasn't picking up that I'd used one more wooded hill/frozen river bend than was possible...

Scenario 1618 has now disappeared completely from my scenario editor list Shocked It's still in SFTF, but I can't open it in the editor from there either...

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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Mon, 24 September 2007 12:09
Both 1743u and 1618u have now disappeared from my scenario editor list.

I found them in the SFTF and 1743u's author has changed to Yann, and 1618u's author has changed to John Shocked

My scenarios are being hijacked! Laughing

Can anyone sort this out for me please...

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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Tue, 25 September 2007 12:38
now fixed. Looks like we used your scenarios for debugging, and a side effect made them private in our own account Laughing

Sorry fort the mishap.
      
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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Tue, 25 September 2007 16:08
You shouldn't have complained, Yangtze.
That way would have had two "official" scenarios Laughing
      
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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Tue, 25 September 2007 18:46
It's better than that; now I have the distinction of being the only M44 player (likely ever...) to have had two temporarily official scenarios! Cool

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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Mon, 22 October 2007 20:01
Yann, trying to make changes to 1743U and it's not letting me, and you're still listed as the author at the bottom. Could you please fix for me? Thanks! Smile
      
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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Tue, 23 October 2007 07:56
yangtze écrit le Mon, 22 October 2007 20:01

Yann, trying to make changes to 1743U and it's not letting me, and you're still listed as the author at the bottom. Could you please fix for me? Thanks! Smile
For some reason, the text was marked as being mine rather than yours... Confused It is fixed now.

Yann
      
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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Wed, 24 October 2007 00:35
Thanks Yann Smile
      
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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Wed, 21 May 2008 18:01
John, still can't change scenario 1618 and you're still listed as author on the text protion of the screen Laughing

Also, the verification page is still telling me there's nothing wrong with the setup, but in actuality it seems there are 4 tiles too many (hence the red warning message).

Can you help?

Don Smile
      
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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Wed, 21 May 2008 18:42
The Russian word for operation is "Operatsiya" as Eric has already pointed out, but is "Operatsiya Little Saturn" acceptable, or is there an expectation that scenario designers should find the actual phonetic representation of, say, the Russian phrase 'little saturn'???

Don Smile
      
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Re:Important - Naming conventions for M44 scenario titles Thu, 22 May 2008 00:20
yangtze écrit le Wed, 21 May 2008 09:01

John, still can't change scenario 1618 and you're still listed as author on the text protion of the screen
Can you help?


Sorry.
Fixed.
      
    
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