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    David1521 reacted to Arosc in Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition Mod Request for Unlocking 25 card limit in decks   
    Hey @gare87,
     
    No worries, I'm just sharing the information i gathered so far.
     
    The basic principle is still the same, indeed. Instead of loose files, they are collected in data.bar. Thanks to Resource Manager, we can unpack them and convert them from .XMB to .XML. And .XML are is the file extension onces we can easily edit.
     
    I agree that it's enough for me personaly as well, but modification are all about options. I would just like the option to fill out the deck completly like we used to be able to do in the original AOE 3 with the expansions.
     
    It's pretty easy to make adjustments to population costs. I'll make a little manual for it next week, I think.
    Like I said; "I’m not sure these days if the mods are working so I'm not really interested at the moment in uploading them." 
    Besides, this way I hopefully give more people some insight on how it works and how to make adjustments and changes themselves.
     
     
    Strange?
     
    I did the same for the swedes to test it for you and got the expected result of it's functioning fine. (As you can see on the screenshot)
     
    Maybe a dumb question, but did you place the data.bar you recreated with your adjustments back into the game data folder? (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\AoE3DE\Game\Data)It's the only thing I can't see on the image you uploaded and everything else seems to look correct.
     
    As for the original AOE 3. No idea if this works. I never applied this specific "modification" to it.
     
    Settler population cost is in protoy.xml.xmb. Any changes made to 'Settler' will be aplied to all civilisations that have 'Settlers'.
    This does mean that units like; Pilgrim, Citizen, Coureur des Bois, Villager, Cree Coureur des Bois, etc. also have to be adjusted seperatly as well if you want your changes to apply all around the board.
     
    The three proto files of AOE III with both expansions are exactly that. 
    If you play Asian Dynasties with both expansions active, the only proto file that is used by the game is the protoy, as far as I know atleast.
    AOE III DE only has and uses the proto file. It basically should be proto z.xml.xmb. 🙂
     

     

     
     
     
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    David1521 reacted to Arosc in Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition Mod Request for Unlocking 25 card limit in decks   
    I'm just asking! I'm trying to help here, eh? 😉
     
    I'm on V. 100.12.23511.0 at the moment, but it worked before the latest update (United States) as well for me. 
     
    As for the Population cost:
    Remember that the Ottomans and Russians have unique features when it comes to training settlers.
    Adjusting the population cost for settlers at 0 will break both these Civilisations.
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    David1521 reacted to Arosc in Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition Mod Request for Unlocking 25 card limit in decks   
    You could send me your data.bar first. I'll check to see if i can fix the problem.
     
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    David1521 reacted to Arosc in Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition Mod Request for Unlocking 25 card limit in decks   
    Your data.bar works fine for me. With 35 cards instantly.
    This left me to conclude it's simply not in your version of the game (anymore).
    Seeing that this line is originally made in the old Age of Empires III, it's kind of strange..
    The homecityspcact3.xml has this in their file as well at 44.
    The inclusion of the United States made this available again, seeing that their Homecity XMB has this line by default on 20. (Noticed that while doing some further tests)
     
    Your data.bar is fine. It's the game version you run it on.
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    David1521 reacted to Arosc in Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition Mod Request for Unlocking 25 card limit in decks   
    Hey People,
    I made an account specifically for this, because I've been searching far and wide for information about modification like the one mentioned above and I couldn't find anything myself either. That said, I taught myself a few things and tested things out myself and what you are asking is something i can share:
     
    As you can see on the screenshot I posted, The Inca civlisation now has 40 out of 75 cards in their deck. 10 in each row. I'm currently trying to find a way around that as well. 🙂
     
    If you are interested in playing with it yourselves then follow along: 
     
    First things first, always make a back-up of the data.bar file. This is the file you have to edit that contains a lot of data for the game and is important to have an extra copy off you mess up at any point. 
    The file is in most cases located at: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\AoE3DE\Game\Data.
     
    Create another copy of data.bar in your place of choosing. This is the one we will be editing.
    Open this data.bar with the amazing tool: Resource Manager (Google it!) to look into the file.
    I always extract all files to have easy access to multiple files if I need them.
     
    Now we have a folder called “Data” and have access to everything we need for this.
    Using Resource Manager we can convert .XMB to XML files.
    We need to convert the "homecity{civname}.xml.xmb" of your civilization of choice.
    After converting the file, open "homecity{civname}.xml" with a text editor (My preference is: Notepad++).
     
    All we need to do is add: “<maxcardsperdeck>{number of cards per deck you wish </maxcardsperdeck>” I usually pace it under the <level>#</level> line.
    Save it.
     
    Here I always delete the original .XMB file we converted to .XML so i can be completely sure the .XMB we are gonna create again is the new one and only .XMB file.
     
    Now convert the .XML file we edited back to XMB (DE) using Resource Manager.
    Delete the .XML file now, because we converted it back to .XMB and we don’t need it anymore.
     
    Now to recreate our changed data.bar file.
    Before we make ours, i would suggest deleting the one we used to extract all the .XMB files.
    Then, in Resource Manager we go to “File” now and select “Create...”.
    Select the Definitive Edition and navigate to the “Data” folder we have been working on.
    Select Create.
     
    Now you will see that Resource Manager lets you see into the data.bar you just created.
    Close the tool and locate your newly made data.bar file. I should be located one folder back from where your data folder is located.
     
    Now we place our data.bar file into the location of your original data.bar (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\AoE3DE\Game\Data).
     
    And voilá!
     
    There is a lot you can do in the data.bar file!
    I have done things like:
    Trainable Spahi From Stables
    Infinite Mango Groves & Cherry Orchards
    Trainable Advanced Church Units After Research Of The Tech.
    Zero Cost Population (1 Population For Certain Units)
     
    And probably more soon. 🙂
     
    Hope this at least helped some people out with it. I’m not sure these days if the mods are working so I'm not really interested at the moment in uploading them. 

    Edit: Cleaned up the post BIG time and gave a manual. It was late over here. 🙂

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    David1521 reacted to Skiiwee29 in Ryzen 5900x high temps   
    Higher idle temps, 45-55/60c is completely normal as is 10-15c swings in idle temps every few seconds is 100% normal with Ryzen 3000 and 5000 CPUs with the way they're tuned 
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    David1521 reacted to Dutch_Master in Email server for employees   
    Here's a full guide for setting up an email server:
    http://flurdy.com/docs/postfix/
     
    Should include anything you need to know. Has a long revision history (see Editions chapter)
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    David1521 reacted to Dujith in Email server for employees   
    I would recommend against this. After having the mail on our own server for many years (Exchange), the small cost savings does not hold up against the headaches we had when a server crashed and emails were corrupt. You will also need to setup alot of security systems and certificates to prevent your mail from just being tossed into the spam folder because gmail or outlook could not verify your mail for example.
     
    Viewing everyone's email is easy tho, as you can just setup mailboxes to have multiple owners/editors ect.
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    David1521 got a reaction from Slayerking92 in Ram won't sit all the way down in motherboard   
    So I ordered a "AsRock Rack 1U4LW-X470 1U Rackmount Server Barebone AMD AM4 Ryzen & Ryzen 7nm PGA1331 X470 4 x 3.5" HDD 400W PSU" server from newegg, and Timetec DDR4 16G 2400mghz CL17 1.2V ECC ram from amazon and when trying to install it, it won't sit all the way down in the slot. Is this ram not compatible? If so what ram do I need to get for the server's motherboard?


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    David1521 reacted to SupaKomputa in Ram won't sit all the way down in motherboard   
    Push it until it clips.
    As long as you align the notch, it would be just fine.
    I suggest to push it at the same time at both ends.
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    David1521 reacted to MightyUnit in 5900x backordered until March of 2021   
    I find it hard to believe the 5900x will be back ordered till March. That either represents major demand, or major supply issues... or some variation of both
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    David1521 reacted to Suika in What's the difference between Asus x570 Hero and Asus x570 Dark Hero?   
    For an extra $40 over the Hero (WiFi), you get an improved VRM design, a removed chipset fan, and an all black aesthetic. Honestly, I'm getting one over the Strix simply for the aesthetic and fanless chipset (the extra USB ports too but I was fine with the Strix tbh).
     
    As far as availability, I haven't seen anything solid. The only information I've seen was from an ASUS rep on reddit, stating availability towards the later part of the 1st week in November or some time during the 2nd week.
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    David1521 reacted to svmlegacy in What's the difference between Asus x570 Hero and Asus x570 Dark Hero?   
    Biggest feature of the Dark Hero that I know of is the passive heatsink on the chipset. No annoying little fans.
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    David1521 reacted to svmlegacy in What's the difference between Asus x570 Hero and Asus x570 Dark Hero?   
    Couldn't tell ya personally, I run a X470 board. Some people complain about it but a majority don't. Most boards allow you to control the fan curve for it.
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    David1521 reacted to Grabhanem in I have an Intel i7-6800k and don't get a consistent 240 fps with my rtx 2080 ti, should I upgrade CPU or GPU?   
    All of the boards you listed are super overkill, and you won't be VRM limited unless you're running liquid nitrogen. If you have that kind of budget, honestly, get whichever looks the best in your setup.
     
    The one exception is the Crosshair VIII Formula, which has a liquid-cooled VRM, so if you're not running custom watercooling it doesn't really make sense.
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    David1521 reacted to EspinalAndres in I have an Intel i7-6800k and don't get a consistent 240 fps with my rtx 2080 ti, should I upgrade CPU or GPU?   
    1. Just change the CPU, your GPU will deliver the performance you expect on those games.
     
    2. Defilitely change your RAM for faster RAM, I had 2666 RAM paired with my i7 10700K and this did hold me back in one game even at 5 GHZ until I changed my RAM.
     
    3. No doubt your CPU causes sttutering to your games, in my case going from an i5 8400 to a i7 10700k with the same GPU really eliminated the sttutering caused by the CPU bottleneck. This happened on pubg and other old game. So yes, I did notice a night and day difference.
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    David1521 reacted to ShrimpBrime in Why don't Motherboards or Cases have POST Speakers in them anymore?   
    Sometimes the speaker is included in the case.
    Sometimes the speaker is soldered to the board like by B450M-A
     
    All boards (that I'm aware of) have pins for a MB speaker either on or near the FP header.
     
    Post codes are not always reflective of actual errors, while some post codes are error codes, Beep codes are 90% always an error code.
     
    Get one on ebay for like a buck or two.

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    David1521 reacted to Fasauceome in Deciding on a motherboard   
    basically all the same, they can all push any Ryzen CPU as far as possible.
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    David1521 got a reaction from Orange1 in Why don't Motherboards or Cases have POST Speakers in them anymore?   
    Just say beep with your voice when you start it up.
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    David1521 got a reaction from Action_Johnson in Why don't Motherboards or Cases have POST Speakers in them anymore?   
    Just say beep with your voice when you start it up.
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    David1521 got a reaction from CarzyBear in How to update msi z370-a pro mobo?   
    Go to https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/Z370-A-PRO download it onto a blank flash drive, then boot into bios and select the flash drive to install the new firmware.
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    David1521 reacted to tishous in Overclock help, Is this score good? 3950x / 3090 / 64gb   
    The GPU score is pretty much what you'd expect, perhaps a couple hundred points below average but still fine. Look at the thermals and see if you're running a slight bit warm. Overclocking is quite simple. Open a stress test, like Unigine Heaven or anything else like your favourite game and get the 3090 to as close to 100% load as possible. Start by increasing the core clocks by something like 25MHz and wait a minute or so. If it doesn't crash then increase again. Repeat until you eventually do crash then reduce the clocks by 25MHz. This is a pretty simplified version so maybe watch a video on it. The same for the memory clock speed, but instead of increments of 25, do 100 or so. Memory is a bit more tricky as it is ECC which means there aren't any artifacts shown, unlike the 2000 series for example. You can tell if you are over the max overclock by seeing if the performance is worse. You just have to note down the FPS for each time you increase the clock speed and find the optimal OC. Edit: I forgot to mention; MSI Afterburner is the easiest overclocking tool, for me at least.
     
    For the CPU, that score is a bit low. Have you tested what your temperature is when you're stressing the CPU?
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    David1521 got a reaction from ZonalThrone in How to update msi z370-a pro mobo?   
    They wouldn't put it on their own website if it wasn't. Just watch a youtube video on how to do it on an msi mobo (should be similar looking bios as yours) if you really want to make extra extra sure. You shouldn't need a youtube video though, it's pretty straight forward. Read an article about it if you feel like it.
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    David1521 got a reaction from ZonalThrone in How to update msi z370-a pro mobo?   
    Go to https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/Z370-A-PRO download it onto a blank flash drive, then boot into bios and select the flash drive to install the new firmware.
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