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Gangsters: Organized Crime remake

Discussion in 'Codex Workshop' started by Quilty, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. Incantatar Cipher

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    I've searched my stuff and couldn't find it. It's not on the web afaik, I've searched rigorously. Bought it for 10€ ~2006 or so. It wasn't that good of a guide but it had a few good tables, e.g. all the fronts and businesses and how good the cover is with a value of 0-3 or something like that.

    Edit: I bought it again used for less than 5€. It's in German unfortunately but perhaps it's useful. I'll scan the good parts or even ocr and translate. If it helps you with dev it was worth it :cool:
     
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  2. Quilty Magister

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    Wow, thank you! That would be amazing and it would certainly help.

    EDIT: Forgot to add this: I can read a little bit of German, but I'm sure I can manage with the help of Google Translate if you find it is too much text to translate. In any case, thank you again for the effort!
     
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  3. Incantatar Cipher

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    I've got the guide now. There are 10 pages of tables that might be useful, funnily they are already German and English. There is a FAQ section that has a mix of mostly unspecific and some specific information. The rest are general strategies and tips for all the scenarios (the latter most of the guide).
     
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  4. Quilty Magister

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    Great, thanks for the update! It would be very helpful to see those, I hope you can take pics of those pages and post them here.
     
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  5. Incantatar Cipher

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    I'll scan them tomorrow.
     
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  6. Incantatar Cipher

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    Show Spoiler
    files.catbox.moe
    vgmvjy.pdf


    The tips section is in German but ocr'd. Drop it in deepl if it interests you. Like I said, there are a couple of infos there, but not a lot.
    The rest of the guide is more of a strategy guide for the first weeks and for all the scenarios.

    Hope this helps. :salute:
     
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  7. Incantatar Cipher

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    The illegal proft row that's upside down:
    card game, casino, counterfeiter, dice game, gambling den, tricksters, insider trading, loan shark, moonshine, bookmaker, office, price boxing, speak easy, teamster, whore house
     
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  8. Quilty Magister

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    Amazing! Thank you, I'm sure it will be helpful.
     
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  9. Rubikow Barely Literate

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    Hi! I stumbled upon your Thread here and I'm making a similar thing right now in Unity as a mobile application. Maybe I can help you out with some infos since I decrypted most of the original files and extracted texts and stuff.

    For example the decoded Gangsters/data/Constants.xtx starts with:

    # CONSTANTS.TXT
    # constants for use in game

    2000 # number of civilians in city
    12 # number of judges
    12 # number of attourneys
    5 # initial number of hoods in a gang
    3 # starting number of explosives
    1 # number of businesses to start with in a gang
    1 # number of vehicles a gang starts with
    6000 # starting money for a gang

    400 # number of police in city
    100 # number of FBI in city

    ############################################################
    ######## FEAR CONSTANTS ####################################
    100 # OWNER_FEAR_RANGE;
    -20 # OWNER_FEAR_BASE;
    100 # CIVILIAN_FEAR_RANGE;
    -20 # CIVILIAN_FEAR_BASE;

    ...
    ...
    ...

    #######################################################
    ########### ELECTION STUFF ############################
    100 # min blocks to enter election
    4 # cost divisor (not 0!)

    #######################################################
    ########### COURT CASE STUFF ##########################
    0 # investigator squeal test addition
    100 # loyalty addition
    1 # case against multiplier
    1 # case for multiplier

    #######################################################
    ########### GANG SPLITTING STUFF ######################
    192 # number to compare loyalty to
    64 # number to compare hostility - fear to

    #######################################################
    ########### ORDER TIMING CONSTANTS ####################
    140 # location based
    1500 # block based order
    96 # block based but only visit on location

    #######################################################
    ########### FBI SUSPICION OF INCOME CONSTANTS #########
    5000 # Base illegal income before any suspicion happens
    16 # amount to divide accountant skill by
    2 # amount to multiply suspicion increase by : ((Illegal Income / Legal Income) - Accountant Skill Factor) * VALUE

    #######################################################
    ########### Police allocation variables ###############
    1320 # mayor allocation of police for patrols gets divided by this

    #######################################################
    ########### Recruit test variables ####################
    40 # Addition to intelligence when testing against highest skill
    36 # addition to our gang size when testing against average skill
    45 # addition to our gang size when testing against highest skill
     
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  10. Quilty Magister

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    Thank you! This is excellent stuff, it will certainly be useful.
     
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  11. IpDipDawg Barely Literate

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    Hey any interest in making this project open source? Would love to contribute and I'm sure there's plenty more who would too.
     
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  12. Quilty Magister

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    Thank you for the interest, but for now I think I'll keep working on this solo. I may reach out for some help with music or art.
     
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