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Hi all,

I've created some country specific experience stars to add a little more flavor to your game.

There are 5:
-US: bronze star
-Germany: iron cross
-Soviet Union: red star
-Japan: Red Ball
-UK: Victoria Cross
See pic below.

XP.png
UKXP.png

I've done a different version of the Iron Cross. This looks more like the actual Iron Cross 2nd class award, hanging on a ribbon. Is this better?

GER2XP.png

Similarly, I did an an alternate version for the Soviet Union. This is intended to look like the hero of the soviet union award.
SOV2XP.png

Keep in mind, whichever you use will be applied to all countries. So naturally I would recommend making a backup of the vanilla experience star file so you can switch back in the future.

To install, extract the experience_star file into the gfx\interface folder of whichever mod or version of the game you are playing, overwriting or backing up the original file.

For Germany download here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/h0hxg8ft59qk9a2/GER_experience_star.zip

for Soviet Union download here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/73h122vlc6al6r1/SOV_experience_star.zip

for Japan download here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/lgnqdgzq5sjlvr9/JAP_experience_star.zip

for USA download here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/foqyvkoh1h1198i/USA_experience_star.zip

for UK download here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/nhpcrk6ncxaj5x0/UK_experience_star.zip

for the alternate German Iron cross download here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/00xp17cpr6vqioc/GER2_experince_star.zip

for the alternate Hero of the Soviet Union, download here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/08v7xvfgqzgl68x/SOV2_experience_star.zip

Enjoy

b2e
 
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That's really neat! Thanks!
 

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Hi all,

I've created some country specific experience stars to add a little more flavor to your game.

There are 4:
-US: bronze star
-Germany: iron cross
-Soviet Union: red star
-Japan: Red Ball
See pic below.

View attachment 85257

Keep in mind, whichever you use will be applied to all countries. So naturally I would recommend making a backup of the vanilla experience star file so you can switch back in the future.

To install, extract the experience_star file into the gfx\interface folder of whichever mod or version of the game you are playing, overwriting or backing up the original file.

For Germany download here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/h0hxg8ft59qk9a2/GER_experience_star.zip

for Soviet Union download here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/73h122vlc6al6r1/SOV_experience_star.zip

for Japan download here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/lgnqdgzq5sjlvr9/JAP_experience_star.zip

for USA download here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/n4p25goew4bewne/USA_experience_star.zip

Enjoy

b2e
Nice! what about UK etc?
 

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Updated first post.

Added a new experience star for the UK, Victoria Cross.

Added an additional experience star for Germany. This looks more like the actual iron cross award i think.

Added an alternate for the Soviet Union, intended to look like Hero of the Soviet Union award.
 
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This is effing COOL!
 

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Excellent work, b2. One question though - something similar has been done previously (by Titan79 I think) but it has the downside of using the same image for all nations in the game. Thus, for example, the iron cross shows up not just on German units but for everyone. Have you found a way of localising the effect so that it applies only to the specified nations?
 

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Excellent work, b2. One question though - something similar has been done previously (by Titan79 I think) but it has the downside of using the same image for all nations in the game. Thus, for example, the iron cross shows up not just on German units but for everyone. Have you found a way of localising the effect so that it applies only to the specified nations?
No, whatever you use will show up for everyone. As far as I can tell there is no way to make it so that there are multiple experience stars being used at the same time. But since its fairly simple to change these my intent was that you could just drop whichever one in the gfx/interface folder that you wanted.
 

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loved it! thank you :)
 

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This is awesome :D