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order of mercs within squad[message #39211] Mon, 16 May 2005 19:48 Go to next message
Makko
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I must be missing something... how does one quicly re-order the mercs to be in some particular order? And I DO NOT mean sorting by one of the roster columns... that I know how to do. The reason I ask is that I'd like to keep certain mercs in certain spots, so I can just hit F1, or F2, or whatever, and know that I'll get Igor, or Thor, without having to double check first who is in what slot. As is, the ordering seems almost random every time I look. Seems to be sorted by order-of-joining your crew half the time, but obviously sorting the roster in Map view changes things (temporarily).

For now I struggle along by assigning everybody to Squad2, and then one-by-one assigning them to Squad 1 in the order I want, sorting by Task at each iteration... but it's just such a hassle.. and to make things worse, it would seem that the save file does not remember the ordering you've had...

Anyhow, I'm using JA2 non-gold, patch 1.06.
Re: order of mercs within squad[message #39212] Wed, 18 May 2005 10:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Khor1255

 
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I have not figured out how to make this order 'permanent'.
At times, the computer seems to shuffle the order and I'm not even sure what determines the computer's order. This is a good question and I hope someone knows the answer.

Welcome to the forum Makko.
Re: order of mercs within squad[message #39213] Wed, 18 May 2005 14:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
themglman

 
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The game puts the mercs in the order you hire them , i usually try to hire mercs in the order i want them . Such as Hitman , Grunty , Buns , Igor and finally Ivan to round out the team . But when you assign tasks , such as having Grunty teach the team Mech , Grunty goes to the top of the list because he is a trainer . Having people repair items and train militia in the same sector also messes up your roster . It usually stays in order till you save or go to a different team in another sector . Reordering the mercs is a pain but i'll deal with it .
Re: order of mercs within squad[message #235225] Fri, 16 October 2009 01:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
goc_man

 
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I had the same question and I've just found this topic. Really anoying, cuz I really want to have a stable order of my mercs in a squad. Is there a possibility that this could somehow be changed? Maybe, the order of hiring could be forcebly changed (tricking the game into thinking that one merc was hired before another)? Somebody please give it a look...Coders? Headrock, new addition in HAM? :whistle:
Re: order of mercs within squad[message #246585] Wed, 10 March 2010 05:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
goc_man

 
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@ Makko or anybody else
How do you exactly do this "manual" sorting of teams? You said you assign everyone to Squad 2, and then assign to Squad 1 one by one in a certain order, but it doesn't seem to work for me. I'm playing 1.13 so maybe this trick doesn't work.
Re: order of mercs within squad[message #246589] Wed, 10 March 2010 07:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Headrock

 
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Coders? Headrock, new addition in HAM?


I am exploring this, yes. Frankly I'll just be content with killing the automatic resort (happens at midnight). I'd much rather it just keep whatever sorting order the player has selected (By Assignment, By Name, etcetera). As to resorting them voluntarily - if an interface for this was created, it is possible to save the sorting order in memory and call it back with a hotkey. However, creating an interface to resort your characters with - much more difficult.


Re: order of mercs within squad[message #246603] Wed, 10 March 2010 10:54 Go to previous message
usrbid

 
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I'd much rather it just keep whatever sorting order the player has selected (By Assignment, By Name, etcetera).


Playing the 8000 enemies save game on Vanilla, the sorting was kind of the broke back then already, totally agree with you Headrock, it is strange for people who use the function keys in tactical.


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