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DaBigBabes-B

DaBigBabes is a set of two basic scenarios: Scen028 - Dec. 7 start, and Scen 029 - Dec. 8 start. Neither of these scenarios are completely compatible with stock.
 
DaBigBabes-B scenarios are set up for use with an Extended Map, developed by Andrew Brown, that has several enhancements/changes, to both the Map Art and the Map Data, over the stock map that comes with the game. So you MUST download and install the Babes_and_Extended_Map_Data_and_Art.zip file set in order that these scenarios function properly. They WILL NOT work correctly with the stock map art or the stock map data files (pwhexe.dat, pwzone.dat, pwzlink.dat). There is an Installation ReadMeFirst.doc file in the Babes_and_Extended_Map_Data_and_Art.zip and I STRONGLY SUGGEST you open and read it after you download but BEFORE you install the files.
 
Installing these scenarios is an easy process; simply download them and unzip them into the game's SCEN folder. Each of the scenarios has a unique name, that describes what it is, that will appear on the Select Scenario screen when the game is launched - please see the description on the BabesLite-A page, except these will be named;
 
028 will say: DaBigBabes-B, Ext Map, Dec. 7 Start
029 will say: DaBigBabes-B, Ext Map, Dec. 8 Start
Note: The scenario files, below, are complete; they include the AI files as well as the corresponding scenario data files . But the AI files are provided as a convenience only. They are simply copies of corresponding stock AI files, but since DaBigBabes scenarios are not compatible with stock, the AI files will not perform nearly as well as they do for a corresponding stock scenario. Playing the Allied side against a Japanese AI gives reasonable results, although the AI is not able to use any of the Babes' LCU features and will, at times, make some very odd decisions. Playing the Japanese side against an Allied AI will be an exercise in frustration. Many LCU modifications were made expressly in order to avoid/defeat various of the AI's 'advantages'. Many LCUs have been relocated and so are not in the slot where the AI expects to find them. Something totally different will likely be there.
 
Quiet China: Quiet China uses the same scenario files but has different AI files. If you want to play a Quiet China scenario against the AI, then copy your 028 scenario to another slot - suggest 038. Then copy all the aei007-xx.dat files to aei038-xx.dat. If you are playing scenario 029, then copy your 029 scenario to another slot - suggest 039. Then copy all the aei009-xx.dat files to aei039-xx.dat. You are now good to go.
 
Recommend: Unless one truly wishes to play DaBigBabes against a computer opponent, I recommend deletion of all the "scripted" AI files. One must keep the main AI file (aeixxx.dat), but one may delete all the aeixxx-YY.dat files. These are provided as a convenience, but are not necessary for scenario play.
 
Warning: The 'B' scenarios have the same file numbers as the 'A' scenarios so one must do one of two things:
EITHER - download and install anyway, which will overwrite any 'A' scenarios you may already have in your game's SCEN folder, and play with strictly 'B' scenarios;
OR - download and renumber the 'B' scenarios BEFORE you install, which will let you have both versions in your game's SCEN folder.
 
To renumber:
Download B scenario 028;
Unzip the file into a blank folder;
Renumber ever single *028*.dat file to *048*.dat;
Then MOVE the renumbered files to the game's SCEN folder.
AND/OR
Download B scenario 029;
Unzip the file into a blank folder;
Renumber ever single *029*.dat file to *049*.dat;
Then MOVE the renumbered files to the game's SCEN folder.
AND/OR
Download B scenario 038;
Unzip the file into a blank folder;
Renumber ever single *038*.dat file to *058*.dat;
Then MOVE the renumbered files to the game's SCEN folder.
AND/OR
Download B scenario 039;
Unzip the file into a blank folder;
Renumber ever single *039*.dat file to *059*.dat;
Then MOVE the renumbered files to the game's SCEN folder.
If you choose to download and keep all the 'A' files, and also do all of the above, you will have a "complete" set of all DaBigBabes scenarios, suitable for use with both the Stock and Extended Maps, in your SCEN folder. All you need do is swap out the maps in accord with the simple Instructions provided in the Babes_and_Extended_Map_Data_and_Art.zip file.
 
v012: Device and Aircraft data modifications.
v012a: Fix Econ entries.
v012b: Final Aircraft data tweaks.
v013: Aus/NZ/PI TO&E and OOB changes
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BigBabes_B_AEScen028_v13.zip
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BigBabes_B_AEScen029_v12b.zip
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