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What's new in The Star and The Crescent

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How to Use New Settings Available in the Configuration File

With the introduction of Raging Tiger, scenario builders could customize many of the features of the ATF Engine, including toolbars, splash screens, graphics colors, and background colors.  All of these settings can be easily changed using 'Notepad' or 'Wordpad' from the Windows™ operating environment.  

The Star and The Crescent adds even more features and customizations to the Armored Task Force Engine, designed to customize the engine for better simulation of modern, joint, combined arms operations.

Caution: Changes to the Configuration File can "break" The Star and The Crescent, forcing you to reinstall the software in order to make the game run correctly.  Use caution, especially when editing the toolbar and Campaign Start Page settings.

Open the Configuration File:

All of the configuration settings for The Star and The Crescent are stored in the file 'setup.txt'.  This file must have this name and must be located in The Star and The Crescent install directory.  The first step in editing this file is to open it.  To do this, you can use 'Notepad' or 'Wordpad' from the Windows™, Microsoft Word™, or any text editor capable of saving data in plain text (.txt) format.

1. Open the file called 'setup.txt' in the The Star and The Crescent Install Directory.

2. In order to change settings in the Configuration File, change the entry next to the configuration tags (the titles contained in the square brackets, '[]').  To add settings, add the configuration tag, followed by the entry

Settings in the Configuration File:

Each setting in the configuration file consists of a configuration tag (a title enclosed in square brackets, '[]') and an entry.  In order to make changes in the Configuration File, you must either change the existing settings, or add additional settings.

Below is a list of only the new configuration settings, introduced in The Star and The Crescent.  For each configuration tag in the configuration file, we list the allowable settings, and what the setting does.  The 'Default Setting' is the entry that will be assumed if no configuration setting is present.

For a list of all of the configuration settings introduced in Raging Tiger, click here.  For a list of the configuration settings introduced with The Falklands War: 1982, click here.  

Configuration Tag

Allowable Settings Default Setting Description

[enemy SITTEMP replacement text]

Any valid string 'Enemy SITTEMP'

A string instructing the ATF Engine to replace the text 'Enemy SITTEMP' with the specified text, wherever it appears in the game, Scenario Builder, or Power Toolkit.

[disable contour over color]


If 'TRUE', the option to display the main map in 'Contour over Color' mode is disabled, both in the game and in the Scenario Builder and Power Toolkit.

[no contour grid lines]


If 'TRUE' grid lines will not be displayed on the main map when displayed in 'Contour' or 'Contour over Color' mode.

[html font]

Any valid HTML font text "Arial, Helvetica, Monaco"

This configuration tag allows a scenario designer to configure the font with which ATF Engine generated text is displayed in Vehicle Specs, Weapon Specs, and Indirect Fire Ammo Specs files during game play.

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