Counters = Sprites Mod for Darkest Hour.
Maybe like me, you're tired of the counters in HOI2/DH, and don't like playing with sprites?
Old type counters:
Well here is a solution. In this mod, I've created counters that look better than sprites and still have all the information you require from your counters.
INF: MARINES: MECH: MILITIA:
MOUNT: PARA: L/TANK: TANK:
MOT: CAV: GAR: HQ:
INT: MULTI: NAV: STRAT:
TAC: AIR TRANS: CAS:
edit: I've had to remove some of the pics as there are too many pics in the post... Please see later on in the thread to find the sea pics.
I don't have in-game pics of the H-Subs, Flying Bomb and Rocket, but I'll leave this to you to see what they look like.
Hopefully like me, you'll love the totally new feel to the game, as colourful aircraft and units populate the map and give a whole new experience to the game.
If there are any units or tweaks you wish to make, please feel free to do so. Think of this as a starter-pack for you to either use or change as you wish. I just got so tired of the HOI2 counters, I HAD to make them better, or stop playing!
Edit: If you're like me, your imagination will be prompted now to think of Roman DH, Napoleonic DH and maybe even Cold War DH, for now you may see the possiblities .. you just need to draw in your Roman Velites, Napoleonic Huzzars or Phantom Bombers....
UPDATE August 22nd, 2011. NEW FILES POSTED.
THESE ARE THE LATEST 3 FILES YOU WILL NEED
To use the mod, you need to do this: Files are at the bottom of the post in a zipped folder.
1: Go to Darkest Hour\gfx\map and copy the original hoi_counter_strip file to a safe place.
Copy the hoi_counter_strip from this page in its place.
2: Go to Darkest Hour\gfx\interface and copy the file select_counter to as safe place.
Copy the select_counter file from this page in its place.
3: Go to Darkest Hour\gfx\map and copy the original hoi_counter_size file to a safe place.
Copy the hoi_counter_size from this page in its place.
Job done. Start up and I hope you enjoy it. I've done this for my own enjoyment, but I believe in sharing, as others have done for me.
I've redone some of the counters. Files are above. Examples:
INF: MILITIA: GAR:
I'm not planning to do any more work on this as I feel I've reached "Job Done". I encourage you to change and try other ideas for units as you please. Mine are only "good attempts" from a non-graphics person (ME!), so I'm sure a good artist can do much better.
EDIT 20 February 2012:
It's been a while since I did any work on these. I've included 3 strips plus whatever other files you will need in the compacted file here: Instructions are above.
REMEMBER TO COPY AND BACK-UP YOUR ORIGINAL FILES, before you do anything, ok!