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Old 07-02-2021, 07:38 PM   #1
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Default Nihon Kaigun v1.0



# Nihon Kaigun is an official add-on for Fall of the rising Sun Ultimate _Preview16beta
# Fully compatible with all versions of
Nippon Maru

Download Link - Nihon Kaigun v1.0

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This mod, adds more IJN warships to FotRSU, however these models are NOT new, they are only clones of their namesakes already in the mod. The Warships included were active at the attack of Pearl harbor, either directly or covering other campaigns.

Normal disclaimers apply, these clones may have a rivet missing or a gun out of place.

I hope you enjoy the new targets, these include units like BB, CA, CL, NVC, NCVE.

Please report any issues...


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Install Guide - The short version:

1 -
Fall of the rising Sun Ultimate _Preview16beta
2 - Nihon Kaigun - This mod can be installed either 2nd or 3rd.
3 - Nippon Maru
- This mod can be installed either 2nd or 3rd.
4 - Combined Roster for Nippon Maru & Nihon Kaigun

5 - If you are not using Nippon Maru, then the correct Ship roster will be installed by default, and this file is not needed.

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Install Guide – The Long version:


JSGME Mod Enabler
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.

Fall of the Rising Sun Ultimate preview16
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.

Once the above has been done, please ensure you follow all the advised installation instructions to the letter... As I will not answer any questions, in this thread regarding the installation of the FotRSU base files, as it's very well documented in the release thread and also in the readme's propbeanie has spent his free TIME on creating...

Nihon Kaigun
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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Default Change-Log

08/08/2021
Data > Roster > Roster.cfg = missing names added.
Data > Roster > Japan > Sea = Multiple cfg files dates have been changed to reduce texture issues in-game.
Data > Roster > Japan > Sea = Multiple cfg files value = "Frequency" set as =1, this was reduced from 4/3/2 on some units...
Support > Nihon Kaigun > updated Reame.pdf & Install guide.pdf added.
MODS > Nippon Maru & Nihon Kaigun Combined = added so both Nippon Maru & Nihon Kaigun will run together, if required.


21/07/2021 - Initial Release to SubSim
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Old 07-21-2021, 06:03 PM   #3
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The Imperial Japanese Navy (Nippon Kaigun, "Japanese Navy") was the navy of the Empire of Japan from 1868 until 1945, when it was dissolved following Japan's surrender in World War II.

The Imperial Japanese Navy was the third largest navy in the world by 1920, behind the Royal Navy and the United States Navy, it was supported by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service for aircraft and airstrike operation from the fleet. It was the primary opponent of the Western Allies in the Pacific War.

The origins of the Imperial Japanese Navy go back to early interactions with nations on the Asian continent, beginning in the early medieval period and reaching a peak of activity during the 16th and 17th centuries at a time of cultural exchange with European powers during the Age of Discovery. After two centuries of stagnation during the country's ensuing seclusion policy under the shōgun of the Edo period, Japan's navy was comparatively backward when the country was forced open to trade by American intervention in 1854. This eventually led to the Meiji Restoration. Accompanying the re-ascendance of the emperor came a period of frantic modernization and industrialization. The navy had several successes, sometimes against much more powerful enemies such as in the Sino-Japanese War and the Russo-Japanese War, before being largely destroyed in World War II.

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on 26 November, 1941, the Combined Fleet and its Kidō Butai (also known as the Carrier Striking Task Force) set sail from Hittokapu Bay in Japan’s Kurile Islands under the overall command of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. He had personally selected the battleship Nagato as his flagship, the proud ship to lead the mightiest naval force ever to steam the Pacific Ocean.

Nagato had a bold look that Yamamoto appreciated, and she rode well as she sliced the waves at her best speed of twenty-six knots. She and her sister ship Mutsu had been built as Dreadnaught-class warships of 38,000 tons burden, 708 feet in length and nearly a hundred on the beam. Both had been extensively refitted with a unique seven-legged mast designed to maximize rigidity for range-finding purposes and survivability under shellfire.

The unique superstructure recalled the design of a pagoda, and consisted of a thick vertical leg in the center surrounded by six outer legs. The central leg was large enough to accommodate an electric elevator running between the foretop and main deck that carried the Admiral to his post on the flag bridge.

As peace talks continued in Washington, the ships made an undetected transit of the North Pacific to be in position for the contingency of war.

Peace was still a possibility. Yamamoto, a graduate of the US Naval War College and Harvard University, was confident that his bold plan to conduct a devastating surprise attack could secure an early advantage in a conflict against the United States. He was a realist, though, and knew that such advantage could not be guaranteed beyond the first year of war. He hoped for peace.

It did not come. Talks in Washington broke down. Admiral Yamamoto was directed to carry out his plan. On 2 December, the radio room in Nagato transmitted a message to the commander of the Kido Butai, Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo. The final decision had been made in Tokyo. It was to be war.

Yamamoto directed Nagato’s radio room to send a message to the carrier striking force. The large vacuum tubes glowed orange with the power of the transmitter:
“NIITAKA-YAMA NOBORE 12 08" "Climb Mount Niitaka, 1208"

Admiral looked at the message from Yamamoto and looked at his chief of staff: “Hostilities will begin on December 7th, exactly as scheduled.”

By the morning of December 7, from a position some 200 miles north of Oahu, six Japanese carriers began to launch the first attack wave. At 0753hrs, strike leader Commander Mitsuo Fuchida sent the signal “Tora! Tora! Tora!” indicating that the “lightning strike” on Pearl Harbor had achieved the element of surprise.

A staff officer raced the message from the Nagato’s radio room to the Flag Bridge and handed the message to Admiral Yamamoto. The admiral nodded gravely. Now it has begun. It would be anyone’s guess where and how it might end...

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SHO Re: D/L'ed.. will test it...

Ahoy, s7rikeback...

Just d/l'ed it. Will test it out with My copies of FotRS that I have... both v1.46 & the v1.6x preview I have set up.

Will report back on any issues I may come across, if I find any...

As always, thanks for your hard work s7ikeback.

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Hi:

I would to know if Nihon Kaigun is compatible with Nippon Maru 1.3 or it is was designed for Nippon Maru 1.2.1.

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Two separate entities, compatible with each other, neither overwriting any of the other. Good stuff! - and cool pix!
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Two separate entities, compatible with each other, neither overwriting any of the other. Good stuff! - and cool pix!
Many thanks and best regards!

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radar Re: Question...

Ahoy, s7rikeback... or propbeanie...

I noted in the folder, (after unzipping the zip file) a folder marked 'MODS'...

In that folder, is 2 folders.. 1 tagged "Roster FotRS" & the other "Roster Nippon Maru".

My query is this... with those folders, do they also get activated, either 1, both.. or not.?

All the read me states is using jsgme, activate FotRS-U preview, then Nihon Kaigun (with notation near the top of the page, of compatibility with Nippon Maru... which like fitzcarralo, would like further clarification... is that compatibility for Nippon v1.2.1 or Nippon v1.3., or... either of them.? inquiring minds wanna know... ne'er mind... curse My old, dusty, rusty, beat up HD, called a brain... )

BUT... nothing is mentioned about those 2 folders, at all... that I could see of, unless I flat out missed it when My eyes glazed over from reading all the ship info after the install section...

Any rate, any info on that... thanks.

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Additional query...

Know that FotRS-U would be activated 1st...

after that, would it follow that Nippon Maru, then Nihon Kaigun... would that be correct activate order.. just to be sure...
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Ahoy, s7rikeback... or propbeanie...

I noted in the folder, (after unzipping the zip file) a folder marked 'MODS'...

In that folder, is 2 folders.. 1 tagged "Roster FotRS" & the other "Roster Nippon Maru".

My query is this... with those folders, do they also get activated, either 1, both.. or not.?

All the read me states is using jsgme, activate FotRS-U preview, then Nihon Kaigun (with notation near the top of the page, of compatibility with Nippon Maru... which like fitzcarralo, would like further clarification... is that compatibility for Nippon v1.2.1 or Nippon v1.3., or... either of them.? inquiring minds wanna know... )

BUT... nothing is mentioned about those 2 folders, at all... that I could see of, unless I flat out missed it when My eyes glazed over from reading all the ship info after the install section...

Any rate, any info on that... thanks.

M. M.

Sure. The Nippon Maru 1.3 could have a different roster. I understand one (Nippon Maru) is for merchants and Nihon Kaigun is for warships, so no overwriting of ships...but is the roster configuration of NM 1.2.1 the same for NM 1.3? I'll the check files with WinMerge.

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Whoops! s7rikeback will most likely be horrified that his "Support" folder with Nihon Kaigun is empty... So the order of assembly is
1. FotRSU
2. Nippon Maru
3. Nihon Kaigun
4. Roster for Nippon_Maru
#4 is in the MODS folder inside of the Nihon Kaigun mod folders. The idea being that if you are not using Nippon Maru, and only Nihon Kaigun on top of FotRSU, you would then activate the "Roster for FotRSU" after Nihon Kaigun. In other words, the Names.cfg file is NOT installed with the activation of Nihon Kaigun, and the player does have to activate #4 above, in order to have the extra ships identified in the game. Nippon Maru does add a Names.cfg for its set of ships. The one in the "Roster for Nippon_Maru" modlet is for FotRSU, Nippon Maru and Nihon Kaigun combined. We're glad you guys questioned this!
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Whoops! s7rikeback will most likely be horrified that his "Support" folder with Nihon Kaigun is empty... So the order of assembly is
1. FotRSU
2. Nippon Maru
3. Nihon Kaigun
4. Roster for Nippon_Maru
#4 is in the MODS folder inside of the Nihon Kaigun mod folders. The idea being that if you are not using Nippon Maru, and only Nihon Kaigun on top of FotRSU, you would then activate the "Roster for FotRSU" after Nihon Kaigun. In other words, the Names.cfg file is NOT installed with the activation of Nihon Kaigun, and the player does have to activate #4 above, in order to have the extra ships identified in the game. Nippon Maru does add a Names.cfg for its set of ships. The one in the "Roster for Nippon_Maru" modlet is for FotRSU, Nippon Maru and Nihon Kaigun combined. We're glad you guys questioned this!
No sweat... I figured it was likely either a slight oversight, to include that info about the 'Roster' folders... or that they got accidently got left with the rest of the files/folders... as My gran dad would say... never hurts to ask... as the only wrong question is the 1 never asked. How else you gonna learn anything.. as life is a continuous learning experience & the only time you stop learning is when they deep six you and maybe not even then.

Wise ol' bird he was... is times I find Myself missing Him...

Any way... thanks for the fast reply back.

Made note of that & will work on that later on after I grab some rack time.

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Whoops! s7rikeback will most likely be horrified that his "Support" folder with Nihon Kaigun is empty... So the order of assembly is
1. FotRSU
2. Nippon Maru
3. Nihon Kaigun
4. Roster for Nippon_Maru
#4 is in the MODS folder inside of the Nihon Kaigun mod folders. The idea being that if you are not using Nippon Maru, and only Nihon Kaigun on top of FotRSU, you would then activate the "Roster for FotRSU" after Nihon Kaigun. In other words, the Names.cfg file is NOT installed with the activation of Nihon Kaigun, and the player does have to activate #4 above, in order to have the extra ships identified in the game. Nippon Maru does add a Names.cfg for its set of ships. The one in the "Roster for Nippon_Maru" modlet is for FotRSU, Nippon Maru and Nihon Kaigun combined. We're glad you guys questioned this!
Just realized this... after I saw your reply post... & re reading it again, today...

Whoops! s7rikeback will most likely be horrified that his "Support" folder with Nihon Kaigun is empty...

There is the read me... BUT... The reference to Nippon Maru is a bit vague on details in not mentioning what version of Nippon Maru... It does list FotRS-U preview, being activated 1st... then followed by Nihon Kaigun, using jsgme... but, what it does NOT mention of.. was with using Nippon Maru, a suggested activation order... nor, any mention of either of the 2 'Roster' folders inside the 'MODS' folder... nada...

so on that, it left a bit of head scratching confusion there.. hence My initial.. inquiry, into the subject.

I did miss when I posted that query, of your commenting that either version of Nippon Maru, would be acceptable.. hence why I put the line scratch through that portion... oddly enough, while Fitz, posted His reply while I was doing so... all this time jumping.. is making My brain hurt...

Any way... thanks for the clarification with the order to activate all of that, propbeanie...

And... sorry for My goof on not making all that clearer when I originally posted My query... I kinda rushed it as I was fixing to hit the rack... & rushed posting it... which, normally.. I try to avoid.

A 1k apologizes...

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Whoops! s7rikeback will most likely be horrified that his "Support" folder with Nihon Kaigun is empty... So the order of assembly is
1. FotRSU
2. Nippon Maru
3. Nihon Kaigun
4. Roster for Nippon_Maru
#4 is in the MODS folder inside of the Nihon Kaigun mod folders. The idea being that if you are not using Nippon Maru, and only Nihon Kaigun on top of FotRSU, you would then activate the "Roster for FotRSU" after Nihon Kaigun. In other words, the Names.cfg file is NOT installed with the activation of Nihon Kaigun, and the player does have to activate #4 above, in order to have the extra ships identified in the game. Nippon Maru does add a Names.cfg for its set of ships. The one in the "Roster for Nippon_Maru" modlet is for FotRSU, Nippon Maru and Nihon Kaigun combined. We're glad you guys questioned this!
Many thanks! I will try it.

Best regards.

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