Hi, all: I am playing the Baltic campaign game of SAI - first campaign game I have played, and enjoying it very much. However, the game is presenting me with one serious problem. Between turns it often automatically rebases a bunch of ships from Helsingfors to Hango without my requesting it do so. This messes up operational planning and requires me to spend OPs to get ships back where I want them, and to avoid the penalty for exceeding base capacity. Has anyone had this problem and does anyone know how to fix it or why it is occurring? Thanks.
Post by randomizer on Jun 16, 2017 13:12:37 GMT -5
This generally happens if you return a force or division to a base that they did not start out from. Do this and a window should open asking if you want to keep them there, with options as I recall as Yes, Yes to All or No. Look for this window when your forces return to base and then answer the opposite of what you've been doing. Sorry cannot be more precise.
You can edit the save file to restore the forces where you want them:
Open the *.cam file using a text editor like Wordpad; Find the division that is out of position; Find the entry Base=XXXXX; Amend to read Base=YYYYY; and Repeat as necessary until all your units are where they belong. Save and close ensuring that the file extension .cam is retained; it should default to this but it's worth checking anyway.
When you load the corrected file all should be well. Editing the text is easy, just ensure that you preserve the syntax and punctuation.
Thanks, Christopher. I think I am handling correctly the window that pops up when a unit returns to a different base from the one it started from. I'll pay attention to that, and if necessary I'll edit the save file as you suggest.
Post by davidlondon on Dec 22, 2018 13:17:07 GMT -5
I'm having a similar problem, again as Russians in the Baltic.
I think that the problem goes like this: When i return from a mission and near a base I get asked if I want a division to enter harbour, the Yes button doesn't seem to work and it just repeats the popup question. The only answer it will accept is Yes to all, which then seems to rebase everything, not just the ships currently out at see, even inactive ships in other ports, to the selected base.
Post by davidlondon on Jan 5, 2019 15:25:43 GMT -5
Still having problems with this.
Playing North Sea campaign as British. I have rebased 1/2 and 2/2 Battlesquadrons to Edinburgh. 1/2 BS is all present but 2/2 BS has dissapeared. It is not showing any part of force, or at any location in the OB, but it is showing at the correct location if I look under bases, when it is correctly listed as at Edinburgh. Tried activating it from the base list thinking that it would re-enter the game but no joy as it does not appear on the map.
Also the saved game seem to be *.sac files.
The .cam files are the basic campaing starting positions.