Original War is the first and the most important war in the history of mankind! A fully 3D, interesting original strategy war-game, this game introduces the player into alternative future, or rather alternative history - and lets him change it. Released in 2001, this is probably one of the most underrated and unknown strategy games ever. Original War features two campaigns with total of 39 levels, three unique nations, sixteen types of units, seventy two different technologies and much more. More to read here.

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A tutorial discribing how to add missions to the campaign list

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[page=Introduction]
Original Tutorial: Wiki.owsupport.com

Each side has a missions.dat file which contains a list of the missions and which mission comes after which (note: your limited to 30 missions). These are located in %MODDIR%\Campaigns\%SIDE%\ (where %SIDE% is Am, Ar or Ru)

Key
MAP is the actual name of the map excluding the extention
NAME is the name to display on the campaign screen
SUBCAMP ranges from 1 to 5, controls the image at the right on the victory
screen(%MOD%\Interface\%SIDE%\Debriefing\deb%NO%.tga , where %NO%
is the number)
PREV is the previous mission number
NEXT is the next mission number
NEXTQ defines which missions the player will be taken to depending on what
choice that they make in the question video (i.e if they join the alliance)
FINISH means the game will finish once that mission is over
VIDEO 1 means that there will be a video, changing it to 0 means that it won`t
show a video
VIDEONAME is the name of the video to load (from %MOD%\Videos\ directory).


VIDEO 1 is needed to show the videos (including the hardcoded Altar interactive ones, Note that the VIDEONAME will override Altars videos)

Mission.dat`s look like the following (Taken from the Test Mod):

CAMPAIGN "Russian campaign"
   MISSION 0
     NAME "New Campaign"
     NEXT 1
   MISSION 1
     MAP Ar01
     NAME "Something Went Wrong"
     SUBCAMP 1
     PREV 0
     NEXT 2
     VIDEO 1
     VIDEONAME ar01.seq
   MISSION 2
     MAP 02
     NAME "Hunting Grounds"
     SUBCAMP 1
     PREV 1
     NEXT 3
   MISSION 3
     MAP 03
     NAME "Wipeout"
     SUBCAMP 1
     PREV 2
     NEXT 4
   MISSION 4
     MAP 04
     NAME "Prayer for the Dead"
     SUBCAMP 1
     PREV 3
     NEXT 5
   MISSION 5
     MAP 05
     NAME "Water is Wide"
     SUBCAMP 2
     PREV 4
     NEXT 6
     VIDEO 1
   MISSION 6
     MAP 06
     NAME "Step by Step"
     SUBCAMP 2
     PREV 5
     NEXT 7
   MISSION 7
     MAP 07
     NAME "Fox hole"
     SUBCAMP 2
     PREV 6
     NEXT 8
   MISSION 8
     MAP 08
     NAME "Build-up"
     SUBCAMP 3
     PREV 7
     NEXT 9
     VIDEO 1
   MISSION 9
     MAP 09
     NAME "Epsilon chapter"
     SUBCAMP 3
     PREV 8
     NEXT 10
   MISSION 10
     MAP 10
     NAME "Pursuit of progress"
     SUBCAMP 3
     PREV 9
     NEXT 11
   MISSION 11
     MAP 11
     NAME "New end"
     SUBCAMP 3
     PREV 10
     NEXTQ "" 3 "" 20 "" 12 "" 16
   MISSION 12
     MAP 12
     NAME "October Revolution"
     SUBCAMP 4
     PREV 11
     NEXT 13
     VIDEO 1
   MISSION 13
     MAP 13
     NAME "Triangulation"
     SUBCAMP 4
     PREV 12
     NEXT 14
   MISSION 14
     MAP 14
     NAME "Primary Colours"
     SUBCAMP 4
     PREV 13
     NEXT 15
   MISSION 15
     MAP 15
     NAME "Final Battle"
     SUBCAMP 4
     PREV 14
     FINISH
   MISSION 16
     MAP "12a"
     NAME "Cat and Mouse"
     SUBCAMP 5
     PREV 11
     NEXT 17
     VIDEO 1
   MISSION 17
     MAP "13a"
     NAME "Peace on Earth"
     SUBCAMP 5
     PREV 16
     NEXT 18
   MISSION 18
     MAP "14a"
     NAME "Think Tank"
     SUBCAMP 5
     PREV 17
     NEXT 19
   MISSION 19
     MAP "15a"
     NAME "War and Peace"
     SUBCAMP 5
     PREV 18
     FINISH
   MISSION 20
     MAP "12b"
     NAME "The Cleansing"
     SUBCAMP 6
     PREV 11
     FINISH
     VIDEO 1
 END_OF_CAMPAIGN  
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