My appologies to all who downloaded v2.3. There was quite a bit of chaos surrounding the release of this latest version and unfortunately I missed a few major items in the scramble to get it out. This version has been tested and everything is worked out. Thanks for sticking with me on it.
To install This is War simply extract the folder named "This Is War" from the zip file and place it in the "data_win/missions" folder found inside your main game directory. You will also need to run OFDR Hotkeys to access the hotkey functions from inside the game. If you do not have the hotkey app simply copy "OFDR-Hotkeys.exe" to your main game directory. Create a shortcut to it on your desktop and run it as administrator when you start Dragon Rising.
v2.4 fixes a few stupid(on my part) errors that broke the mission right at the start. While I have tried to address some issues with compatibility with the older external save files, I recommend completely removing older versions of This Is War and restarting with a fresh install of the misison. I'm very sorry for the disappointment of releasing a completely broken mission. My best attempts to make it totally bug free were defeated by my desire to push out a new release before the holidays. This one fixes the problems. As always, please report the bugs and thank you for the bug report on the previous version.Hotkeys will be available from your numpad keys and will allow you to do the following.
0- Save game data/Create a checkpoint
1- Recruit soldier to your fireteam
2- Recruit fireteam to your squad
3- Dismiss fireteams from your squad
4- Advance time 1 hour
5- Cycle weather type
6- Cycle fog density
7- Turn scoreboard off/on
8- Turn on/off the onscreen debugging (off by default)
9- Turn on/off the debug logging feature (off by default)
This is an all out war scenario where the ai will move to objective areas and fight on their own, but the player can recruit ai to their squad and fireteam. Your objectives will be displayed along with information regarding the status of the capture points on the island. Just follow the objectives displayed on the screen. If you want you can also move onto other areas of the island. Provided the us doesn't control everything in the area you will find a fight.Due to the efficiency of the new OFDR Mission Editor Expansion this mission has doubled in size and intensity featuring prop built locations all over the island in addition to all of the locations you might be used to. Like all of my missions I intend to fully support and bugfix any problems found within This is War so if you find a problem, please report it. Also, I've loaded so many prop locations onto the map you might run into something here or there that's a bit out of place, say a tent in the air or ammo crates half way buried in the ground, please let me know if you stumble on something like this as well.As always, have fun!!