Lesson 16 - Including Chapter H Notes

Neal

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2020
Messages
339
Reaction score
692
Location
PNW WA State
Country
llUnited States
Lesson 16: Want to spruce up your VASL game by including vehicle and/or ordnance notes and/or descriptions? I've got your back. In this lesson I show you how to do just that ... but be forewarned, it can be an arduous process to incorporate notes/details for all vehicles/ordnance! I recommend doing it piecemeal as needed if you plan on incorporating it into your VASL scenarios.

 

Pacman Ghost

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 25, 2017
Messages
584
Reaction score
291
Location
A maze of twisty little passages, all alike
Country
llAustralia
Another cool video, thanks.

The only thing I might add is that when you unpack the ZIP file, it doesn't have to be under the vasl-templates installation directory. In fact, it would be a good idea to put it somewhere else, so that you don't accidentally delete it if you remove the vasl-templates installation. You just have to configure where you unpacked it in the Program Settings dialog.

It's also worth pointing out that the detailed Chapter H vehicle/ordnance notes will only work on your computer i.e. if you add these snippets to a scenario, then play with someone online, they won't see them (unless they are also running vasl-templates, and have the same images set up). This is just unfortunately how HTML works - images can't be included in a VASL save file, and so have to be provided by a running copy of vasl-templates.

This problem doesn't affect the multi-applicable notes, since they're just text, no images, and it's definitely worth setting these up, since it's really useful to have these on-screen during a game. Also, all the important information has been extracted from the detailed notes and are now shown in the multi-applicable notes snippet, so there's no longer a pressing need to have the detailed notes on-screen (although I still include them because it's interesting to read, and it just looks so damn good :geek:).
 

Neal

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2020
Messages
339
Reaction score
692
Location
PNW WA State
Country
llUnited States
Good tips Pacman. I completely forgot to mention that the H notes will only show on your VASL session.
 
Top