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.
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.