Settings

Mission Control is designed from the very beginning to be entirely configurable for every feature. Due to this, there's a large level of control the player or modder has over the settings.

Modpack & User Overrides

Mission Control provides many configuration options. If a modpack or user modifies more than a few it can be hard to remember what options were changed when updating to a newer version of Mission Control. To solve this problem MC supports modpack and user overrides in the form of:

  • settings.modpack.json
  • settings.user.json

NOTE: These files do not exist in the main Mission Control releases. They are designed for a modpack or user to create them.

If the above files are provided in the same directory as the settings.json then any settings defined in them will override it. Not all settings need to exist in these override files - only the changes a modpack or user wishes to change themselves from the default.

In order of priority/override:

settings.user.json --overrides--> settings.modpack.json --overrides--> settings.json

Settings Example

{
"DebugMode": true,
"VersionCheck": true,
"EnableSkirmishMode": true,
"DebugSkirmishMode": false,
"EnableFlashpointOverrides": false,
"EnableAdditionalPlayerMechsForFlashpoints": false,
"NeverFailSimGameInFlashpoints": true,
"EnableStoryOverrides": false,
"EnableAdditionalPlayerMechsForStory": false,
"RandomSpawns": {
"Enable": true,
"EnableForFlashpoints": true,
"EnableForStory": false,
"ExcludeContractTypes": ["SoloDuel", "DuoDuel"]
},
"HotDropProtection": {
"Enable": true,
"EnableForFlashpoints": true,
"EnableForStory": false,
"ExcludeContractTypes": ["SoloDuel", "DuoDuel"],
"GuardOnHotDrop": false,
"EvasionPipsOnHotDrop": 6,
"IncludeEnemies": true,
"IncludeAllyTurrets": false,
"IncludeEnemyTurrets": false
},
"AdditionalLances": {
"Enable": true,
"EnableForFlashpoints": true,
"EnableForStory": false,
"ExcludeContractTypes": ["SoloDuel", "DuoDuel"],
"IsPrimaryObjectiveIn": ["SimpleBattle", "CaptureBase"],
"ExcludeFromAutocomplete": ["DefendBase", "FireMission"],
"HideObjective": true,
"ShowObjectiveOnLanceDetected": true,
"AlwaysDisplayHiddenObjectiveIfPrimary": false,
"UseElites": true,
"UseDialogue": true,
"SkullValueMatters": true,
"BasedOnVisibleSkullValue": true,
"UseGeneralProfileForSkirmish": true,
"DisableWhenMaxTonnage": {
"Enable": true,
"Limited": false,
"LimitedToUnder": 300
},
"MatchAllyLanceCountToEnemy": false,
"DropWeightInfluence": {
"Enable": false,
"EnemySpawnInfluencePerHalfSkullAbove": 0.1,
"AllySpawnInfluencePerHalfSkullAbove": -0.1,
"EnemySpawnInfluencePerHalfSkullBelow": -0.1,
"AllySpawnInfluencePerHalfSkullBelow": 0.1
},
"DisableAllies": false,
"DisableEnemies": false
},
"ExtendedLances": {
"Enable": true,
"EnableForFlashpoints": true,
"EnableForStory": false,
"EnableForTargetAlly": true,
"EnableForEmployerAlly": true,
"EnableForHostileToAll": true,
"EnableForNeutralToAll": true,
"Autofill": true,
"AutofillType": "RespectEmpty",
"AutofillUnitCopyType": "RandomInLance",
"AutofillStartingFromContractDifficulty": 3,
"ExcludeContractTypes": ["SoloDuel", "DuoDuel"],
"SkipWhenTaggedWithAny": ["lance_type_solo"],
"SkipWhenTaggedWithAll": [],
"SkipWhenExcludeTagsContain": ["mc_no_extended_lance", "no_extended_lance"],
"ForceLanceOverrideSizeWithTag": "mc_force_extended_lance",
"ForceLanceDefSizeWithTag": "mc_force_extended_lance",
"LanceSizes": {
"5": [],
"6": []
}
},
"ExtendedBoundaries": {
"Enable": true,
"EnableForFlashpoints": true,
"EnableForStory": false,
"ExcludeContractTypes": ["SoloDuel", "DuoDuel"],
"IncreaseBoundarySizeByPercentage": 0.3,
"Overrides": [
{
"MapId": "mapGeneral_frigidSteppes_iTnd",
"ContractTypeName": "CaptureBase",
"IncreaseBoundarySizeByPercentage": 0.75
},
{
"MapId": "mapGeneral_icyOutpost_iGlc",
"ContractTypeName": "CaptureBase",
"IncreaseBoundarySizeByPercentage": 0.75
},
{
"MapId": "mapGeneral_highPeak_iGlc",
"ContractTypeName": "SimpleBattle",
"IncreaseBoundarySizeByPercentage": 0.75
},
{
"ContractTypeName": "FireMission",
"IncreaseBoundarySizeByPercentage": 0.5
},
{
"MapId": "mapGeneral_desertDam_aDes",
"ContractTypeName": "SimpleBattle",
"IncreaseBoundarySizeByPercentage": 0.55
}
]
},
"DynamicWithdraw": {
"Enable": true,
"EnableForFlashpoints": true,
"EnableForStory": false,
"ExcludeContractTypes": ["SoloDuel", "DuoDuel"],
"MinDistanceForZone": 50,
"MaxDistanceForZone": 288,
"DisorderlyWithdrawalCompatibility": false
},
"AI": {
"FollowPlayer": {
"Pathfinding": "Alternative",
"Target": "LanceOrder",
"StopWhen": "OnEnemyDetected",
"MaxDistanceFromTargetBeforeSprinting": 120,
"TargetZoneRadius": 120,
"TimeToWaitForPathfinding": 60,
"TicksToWaitForPathfinding": 20
}
},
"Spawners": {
"SpawnLanceAtEdgeBoundary": {
"MinBuffer": 100,
"MaxBuffer": 200
}
},
"Misc": {
"LanceSelectionDivergenceOverride": {
"Enable": true,
"Divergence": 20
}
}
}

Settings Breakdown

PathDefaultExampleDetails
DebugModefalseN/AEnable debug logging and debug skirmish mode, if it's enabled
VersionChecktrueN/AControls if the MC version checker runs and displays a 'You should update' popup when github MC updates
EnableSkirmishModetrueN/AEnables Skirmish to use MC features. This is overridden by DebugSkirmishMode` if both are enabled
DebugSkirmishModefalseN/AEnables the 'Quick Skirmish' feature and spawns the player next to the enemy lance. Takes priority over EnableSkirmishMode
EnableFlashpointOverridesfalseN/AEnables MC for Flashpoints if true and MC setting's have their respective EnableForFlashpoints enabled
EnableAdditionalPlayerMechsForFlashpointsfalseN/AEnables 'Bigger Drops' support for Flashpoints if true without the other MC features being turned on
NeverFailSimGameInFlashpointstrueN/AAllows Story Flashpoints to return to the dropship / prevent forcing the user to restart mission or load save
EnableStoryOverridesfalseN/AEnables MC for Story & Restoration contracts if true and MC setting's have their respective EnableForStory enabled
EnableAdditionalPlayerMechsForStoryfalseN/AEnables 'Bigger Drops' support for Story & Restoration contracts if true without the other MC features being turned on
RandomSpawnsObjectN/ARandom spawn settings
HotDropProtectionObjectN/AHot drop protection protects you with extra evasion and brace/guard if dropped close to enemies
AdditionalLancesObjectN/ASettings for dropping extra support lances into maps (allies and enemies)
ExtendedLancesObjectN/ASettings for controlled extra lance spawns for AI lances (e.g. clan stars)
ExtendedBoundariesObjectN/ASettings for increasing the boundaries of the encounters / maps
DynamicWithdrawObjectN/ASettings for having a real withdraw. A extraction point appears and you must get there
AIObjectN/ASettings for AI
SpawnersObjectN/ASettings for the spawn system

Random Spawns

See Random Spawn Docs.

Hot Drop Protection

IMPORTANT - This controls the PROTECTION when a hot drop happens and not like the property suggests - hot drops

PathDefaultExampleDetails
EnabletrueN/AEnables the feature of hot drop protection
EnableForFlashpointstrueN/AEnable feature for Flashpoints if EnableFlashpointOverrides is true
EnableForStoryfalseN/AEnable feature for Story if EnableStoryOverrides is true
ExcludeContractTypesOptionalNo contract typesAllows you to explicitly exclude additional lance spawns for all teams for the specified contract types. Not used if IncludeContractTypes is set.

["Assasinate", "CaptureBase"] would remove these two contract types from the entire list of available contract types.

[] would fallback to default
GuardOnHotDropfalseN/AEnables guard/brace protection bonus in a hot drop
EvasionPipsOnHotDrop6N/ASets evasion to 6 in a hot drop
IncludeEnemiestrueN/ASets if the enemy lances should also get the protection
IncludeAllyTurretsfalseN/ASets if ally turrets should get the protection
IncludeEnemyTurretsfalseN/ASets if enemy turrets should get the protection

Additional Lances

PathDefaultExampleDetails
EnabletrueN/AEnables the feature of Additional Lances
EnableForFlashpointstrueN/AEnable feature for Flashpoints if EnableFlashpointOverrides is true
EnableForStoryfalseN/AEnable feature for Story if EnableStoryOverrides is true
ExcludeContractTypesOptionalNo contract typesAllows you to explicitly exclude additional lance spawns for all teams for the specified contract types. Not used if IncludeContractTypes is set.

["Assasinate", "CaptureBase"] would remove these two contract types from the entire list of available contract types.

[] would fallback to default
IsPrimaryObjectiveIn[]["SimpleBattle"]Sets contract types where the additional lances are classed as primary objectives so they would need to be destroyed to end a mission
HideObjectivetrueN/AHides the 'Destroy Support Lance' objective
ShowObjectiveOnLanceDetectedtrueN/AIf HideObjective is true then once an Additional Lance is detected in the map the objective will appear
AlwaysDisplayHiddenObjectiveIfPrimaryfalseN/AIf the Additional Lance is a primary objective, then always show the objective regardless of HideObjective and ShowObjectiveOnLanceDetected
UseElitestrueN/AIf true, then in the AL configs the EliteLances section of the DifficultyX.json files will be taken into account
UseDialoguetrueN/AControls if the ally dialogue appears when you get ally Additional Lances
SkullValueMatterstrueN/AIf true, then the skull value of the contract will determine which of the DifficultyX.json files are used for the AL drops in a contract. Otherwise if false, the General.json is used.
BasedOnVisibleSkullValuetrueN/AVanilla contract difficulty has a 'real' value and 'visible' to simulate bad intel conditions in contracts. If true, this uses the DifficultyX.json file for the visible skull/difficulty of a contract while false uses the 'real' skull/difficulty value.
UseGeneralProfileForSkirmishtrueN/AUses the General.json difficulty AL config for Skirmish. Otherwise, it uses tries to use a difficulty profile
DisableWhenMaxTonnageObjectN/ASettings for disabling AL if tonnage restrictions in contracts are active and set
MatchAllyLanceCountToEnemyfalseN/AWhen true, whatever enemy lance count is selected for a contract, then the allies will have that same number of lances
DropWeightInfluenceObjectN/AAlternative lance drop calculation system. Drops lances based on the player's skull rating of mechs they take into combat. Higher rating means less chance of allies and more chance of enemies. Still uses the AL configs for everything else
DisableAlliesfalseN/ADisables AL allies from dropping regardless of other settings
DisableEnemiesfalseN/ADisables AL enemies from dropping regardless of other settings

Additional Lances - Disable When Max Tonnage

PathDefaultExampleDetails
EnabletrueN/AEnables the feature of Disable When Max Tonnage
LimitedfalseN/AIf true and if a contract is limiting / restricting the player lance at all (number of mechs or drop tonnage allowance) then AL will auto-disable for that contract
LimitedToUnder300N/AIf the drop tonnage limit is restricted to under 300 tons, then AL will auto disable

Additional Lances - Drop Weight Influence

PathDefaultExampleDetails
EnablefalseN/AEnables the feature of Drop Weight Influence
EnemySpawnInfluencePerHalfSkullAbove0.1N/AThe modifier to apply to the normal enemy AL Chance for every 1/2 skull difference between player drop force drop skull rating/difficulty vs. contact skull rating/difficulty. This modifier is for when the player is stronger than the contract.
AllySpawnInfluencePerHalfSkullAbove-0.1N/AThe modifier to apply to the normal ally AL Chance for every 1/2 skull difference between player drop force drop skull rating/difficulty vs. contact skull rating/difficulty. This modifier is for when the player is stronger than the contract.
EnemySpawnInfluencePerHalfSkullBelow-0.1N/AThe modifier to apply to the normal enemy AL Chance for every 1/2 skull difference between player drop force drop skull rating/difficulty vs. contact skull rating/difficulty. This modifier is for when the player is weaker than the contract.
AllySpawnInfluencePerHalfSkullBelow0.1N/AThe modifier to apply to the normal ally AL Chance for every 1/2 skull difference between player drop force drop skull rating/difficulty vs. contact skull rating/difficulty. This modifier is for when the player is weaker than the contract.

Extended Lances

See Extended Lances Docs.

Extended Boundaries

See Extended Boundaries Docs.

Dynamic Withdraw

See Dynamic Withdraw Docs

AI

PathDefaultExampleDetails
FollowPlayerObjectN/ASettings for the 'Follow Player' AI

AI - Follow Player

PathDefaultExampleDetails
PathfindingAlternativeOriginal or AlternativePathfinder algorithm to use. Original is MC v0.4.6 version and earlier. Alternative might be better for longer range pathfinding
TargetHeaviestMechHeaviestMech or LanceOrderWhich unit should be followed by the allies?
StopWhenOnEnemyDetectedOnEnemyDetected, OnEnemyVisible or WhenNotNeededThe Follow AI reverts to the vanilla AI system on one of these conditions. WhenNotNeeded always follows the player unless the ally is within the target zone radius
MaxDistanceFromTargetBeforeSprinting200N/AIf an ally is beyond this distance the unit its following - it will sprint to catch up
TargetZoneRadius120N/AA zone is created around the unit being followed of radius specified. This is used to determine if the following unit is 'close enough'. If close enough, it will do other actions instead of movement
TimeToWaitForPathfinding60N/AMaximum time in seconds for a unit to wait for pathfinding to be ready. If this limit is reached, the pathfinding is used in whatever state it is in
TicksToWaitForPathfinding20N/AMaximum time in ticks for a unit to wait for pathfinding to be ready. If this limit is reached, the pathfinding is used in whatever state it is in

Spawners - Spawn Lance At Edge Boundary

PathDefaultExampleDetails
MinBuffer100N/AThe distance that a lance must spawn beyond / away from the encounter boundary
MaxBuffer200N/AThe distance that a lance must spawn within / close to the encounter boundary

Misc - LanceSelectionDivergenceOverride

This overrides helps fix a vanilla infinite loading issue where, in rare situations, the lance selection would fail to pick a correct lance based on the divergence value. Vanilla is set to 10 so this fix sets it to 20 and seems to work.

PathDefaultExampleDetails
EnabletrueN/AEnables the lance selection divergence override value. Original defaults are 10.

Any mod or modpack that uses increased custom lance difficult values (RT, for example) should disable this or experiment with higher values
Divergence20N/AThe divergence value. Vanilla or if disabled will be 10. If enabled then will be 20 or a custom set value