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Sticky stack names

Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:15 pm

I have a request for the engine in general (not just for TEAW, but also for CWII, AJE, Espania, ect...): If I bother to customize a name for a stack, could that name please be "sticky" so that it's not overwritten if I split units off or add units to the stack?

Also, while we're talking about this, it'd probably be a good idea to turn off the other interface actions while the "Rename your force" dialog box is open.

I realize that this is sort of a small, rather unimportant thing, but it'd be nice to see addressed, and it's something that could be applied to all of the games using the current engine.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:20 am


I have checked the code before answering you.

If you rename a stack with anything of your choice, then adding anything into this stack (not the reverse) will preserve the name you gave. I did the test with a lone supply unit that I renamed TEST. Then I dropped (merged) a full corps with leaders into it. Guess what? The stack stayed with the TEST name. So it is working as intended.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:01 am

Pocus wrote:not the reverse

Which always seems to be the problem. I sometimes have the same problem with entrenchments.
It's ok, though. It's still bothersome occasionally, but I'm used to it now (again... it's been this way since AACW).

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Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:52 pm

How do you rename the stacks yourself?

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Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:49 pm

alt_click on the stack thumbnail opens a renaming window

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Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:16 pm

stacks seem to name themselves better in CW2. in EAW i still see a lot of 'central powers corps' and even exact duplicate names in the same region....
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