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File Name: FotRSU_NipponMaru_Public_Beta_v1.1_Build (10.00 MB) Download
Author: s7rikeback (Uploaded by s7rikeback)
Date Added: 12-23-2020
Downloads: 89
Grade: A+
Description


Nippon Maru for FotRSU [SH4]

Japanese ship names follow different conventions from those typical in the West. Merchant ship names often contain the word Maru at the end (meaning circle), while warships are never named after people, but rather after inanimate objects such as mountains, islands, weather phenomena, or also animals.

The word Maru ( meaning "circle") is often attached to Japanese ship names. The first ship known to follow this practice was the Nippon Maru, flagship of daimyō Toyotomi Hideyoshi's 16th century fleet.
Several theories purport to explain this practice:

# the most common thought is that ships were thought of as floating castles, and the word referred to the defensive "circles" or Maru that protected the castle.

# the suffix Maru is often applied to words representing something beloved, and sailors applied this suffix to their ships.

# the term Maru is used in divination and represents perfection or completeness, or the ship as "a small world of its own".

# the myth of Hakudo Maru, is that a celestial being that came to earth and taught humans how to build ships. It is said that the name Maru is attached to a ship to secure celestial protection for itself as it travels.

# for the past few centuries, only non-warships bore the Maru ending.

# its use was intended as a good hope naming convention that would allow a ship to leave port, travel the world, and return safely to home port: hence the complete circle or "round trip" arriving back at its origin unhurt.
Also note that "Hinomaru", or "sun-disc", is a name often applied to the national flag of Japan

Original information & references from:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japane...ng_conventions

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What is the Nippon Maru?

Was an idea from cdrsubron7, to be able to add the Maru prefix to all Japanese merchants, while keeping their generic names in-game for the other nation’s rosters.

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Installation of this mod requires the following files:

– Download JSGME Mod Enabler from SUBSIM.
Extract the mod enabler to your game install folder then click on the Mod enabler icon to create the MODS folder. Then extract your mods to this MODS folder then enable the mods with the mod enabler.

– Download Fall of the Rising Sun Ultimatefrom SUBSIM.
Extract the above compressed mod to the JSGME "MODS" folder (found in your SH4 "main" game folder). By opening JSGME, you will find the mods name in the left side pane. Mouse select it, then use the centre arrow button to "Activate" the mod, putting it into the game files. Be advised, this will overwrite files however this is normal, allow it to continue. The mod will appear in the right-hand pane as "Activated", ready for game play.

Nippon Maru this includes the needed files & modified campaign files from SUBSIM.

Extract the above compressed mod to the JSGME "MODS" folder (found in your SH4 "main" game folder). By opening JSGME, you will find the mods name in the left side pane. Mouse select it, then use the centre arrow button to "Activate" the mod, putting it into the game files. Be advised, this will overwrite files however this is normal, allow it to continue. The mod will appear in the right-hand pane as "Activated", ready for game play.

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Modifications have been made to the following campaign & mission folders:

| Data > Campaigns > Campaign >
| Data > Campaigns > Campaign > PatrolObjectives >
| Data > MultiMissions >
| Data > SingleMissions >
| Data > SinglePatrols >

Also, the following files have also been modified or added:

| Data > Menu > Data > progressbar_fill_texture.dds
| Data > Menu > Data > progressbar_fill_texture.tga
| Data > Menu > Loading > intro_logo_bkg.dds
| Data > Menu > Skins > American > Loading > Mission > 15 files modified
| Data > Menu > Skins > American > Loading > Museum > MuseumScreen_01a.dds

This mod is untested on any other super-mod and may CTD your game if applied.

If you install this mod during your career, please make sure you are back in port, as again this will most likely cause problems with the current game and may lead to a CTD “crash to desktop”

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25 Stock & FotRSU sea units have been cloned to create NEW ships with Maru names:

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A further 18 stock & FotrsU sea units have been renamed to create Maru names:

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Acknowledgements & Credits:

Fellow past and present team members of the Fall of the Rising Sun Ultimate for SH4. For without their knowledge or skills, in creating the base mod, this mod would not be here.

# cdrsubron7 – Mod Concept, Graphics & research on ship names and data.

# s7rikeback – Mod designer and developer.

# propbeanie – Campaign and script master for campaigns and mission changes.

# CapnScurvy – Proof reading and providing feed-back on this readme

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Please be aware, this mod contains JSGME “xxx-REMOVE” files in this mod.
All tests have shown that they DO NOT AFFECT your Stock install.




Kind Regards,
s7rikeback, cdrsubron7 & propbeanie
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