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With this you can get around the game's battle size limit of 25-100 (24-72 or 14-40 in older M&B versions) and instead choose from 2 - 1000. Note that overly large battle sizes can crash M&B if your computer isn't able to handle them.
If you experience crashes or serious slowdown, you should lower the battle size.
Don't expect to be able to have battles of size 1000 even if you have the latest and greatest hardware; the upper limit is that high simply to give plenty of leeway.How to use this tool:
1. Make sure to have run M&B at least once so the configuration data files are created.
2. Make sure M&B is not running when you use this tool.
3. Run this tool, choose your desired battle size, then save and exit.
4. When you next run M&B, the desired battle size will be set (which can be confirmed on the options screen).
This is my remake of the Battle Size Changer originally created by Hardclyff which worked for versions older than .730.
This program will recognize and work with versions of M&B all the way back to .700. Future versions should be supported until the format of the options.dat file changes again.
It is packaged in an installer and will optionally create a desktop shortcut.
This is a completely standalone executable I made from scratch with no dependencies (no need for .NET framework, VB DLLs, etc.).
It keeps two backups of the options.dat file just in case with the extension ".bak" and ".orig". The ".orig" file is only created once and is a backup of your original unmodified file, while the ".bak" file is updated with a backup each time you save your changes within the program.
Thanks to Hardclyff for the original program along with an explanation of how it worked.
Here is a link to Hardclyff's old Battle Size Changer, which this new one replaces:http://forums.taleworlds.net/viewtopic.php?t=3700
If you are interested in having larger battlefields so you don't have a few hundred combatants on a small battlefield, see this thread for some info on doing that:http://forums.taleworlds.net/index.php/topic,16207.0.html
The latest version for M&B 1.0 is now available; all older releases of M&B are still supported by the latest version as well.
changes in v1.0.1:
- Support for M&B .800's new options.dat file and location. Older versions are still supported as well.
- The battle size limit has been increased from 400 to 1000 for those who want to crash their system or at the least run at a speed 1 frame every 30 seconds in battles that big.
- If you choose a size of over 200, it will notify you that you're risking crashing your system or suffering poor performance. If you choose a battle size of 400 or more, it will give a warning with a bit stronger wording. These warnings don't prevent you from choosing those battle sizes of course, they're just there to try to make sure you know what you're probably getting into.
changes in v1.0.2:
- bugfix release. The only change past v1.0.1 is in how the location of the options.dat file for M&B .800 is determined. The method used in v1.0.1 was causing problems on some non-English Windows language versions.
changes in v1.0.4:
- Support for M&B .801's new options.dat file and location. As before, older versions are still supported as well.
- Bottom left corner of tool now displays the detected version of M&B which it has loaded the options.dat from, and which it will save to.
changes in v1.0.5:
- Support for M&B .890 and it's modified battle size calculation method. As an example, the value for a battle size of 66 from the pre-.890 method gives a battle size of 120 using .890's calculations. Older versions of M&B are still supported the same as before.
changes in v1.1:
- Support for M&B 1.0 and the modified battle size calculation method it uses. As before, older versions of M&B are still supported.
- A few very minor UI changes.