To find out each unit's training time and their training building, simply go to the tab Data_Buildings. Dragon's training time is highly regular: 25 sec from peasant to Tier 1, 30 from T1 to T2, then 45 from T2 to Samurai. In total 100 secs.
Modders like you & me have to work out the total training time ourselves & then allot units' training time from low- to high-tier accordingly. BR is an old game; so there is not hard-coded total training time to ensure consistency.
Yes, I am an editor thanks to Komikoza's' encouragement.
I am working on my own "Skirmishers" Mod now.
I changed dynamics among units essentially, not merely number crunching (e.g. all Heroes will be much stronger & their BR very game-changing, Dragon Warrior becomes a jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none rather than an anti-magic cutting-fearer; the Master Warlocks' melee weapon does magical dmg; all Lotus rangers now do magical dmg, except the Warlock's explosive Dark Arson).
Will work on a manual so that upon my mod's release, testers & future players will not find how different my mod is from BR & WotW
I don't know where else to ask this since there's no specific page for the upgrades you can purchase with Yin/Yang in various unit producing buildings. You seem like a very knowledgeable guy so I'd like to ask you directly. Would you happen to know where can I find in the Battle Realms.dat (using the Data Editor to browse it) the specific effects of various researchable upgrades? I read somewhere on this wiki that in example "Zen Accuracy" improves the damage of Archers by +40% (1.4 times). At first I thought that maybe the "Value (Float)" column in Data_Upgrades refers to how much the statistic that gets modified in an upgrade improves. But then I noticed that it only says 1.3 for Zen Accuracy, and also has a value of 0 for "Horse Anatomy" which is supposed to increase Shadow Steeds' health, so it cannot possibly be the values in this column. Where else should I look?
I've checked all mods I've downloaded, including the BR demo.
In the demo, Zen Accuracy was an upgrade (with the wrong Yang cost of 5 [?!]), and it has a value of 1.3, multiplying the Archer's attack power by 1.3 = 130%
In all other version (1.2 to 1.50g [BattlePack3] to 1.50q [WotW]), Zen Accuracy was a Technique, with a Yang cost of 2 and value of 1.4, boosting the Archer's attack power by 1.4 = 140%.
1.4 is Zen Accuracy's correct value.
As for horse Anantomy, it's value should be 1.3 (not 0). Horse Anatomy has the same value as Animal Bonding, boosting tamed horse's health by 130% from 250 to 325. Horse Anatomy costs one fewer Pearl. One more reason why the Lotus clan was grossly overpowered.
Thank you very much for your reply! I didn't even look at the Cost column and you were indeed right - I have 1.3 in Value (Float) and Cost (Integer) is 5 - even took a screenshot of it in Data_Upgrades here http://i.imgur.com/QYu3cHk.jpg (the highlighted line, Type (Integer) 14 is Zen Accuracy in Enum and also it has "Dragon\Dragon_Button_Zen_Accuracy.UVA" in Portrait (String) at the end).
This is so weird! At first I thought that I downloaded my Battle Realms.dat from somewhere else and accidentaly looked at the wrong verison, but then I deleted the file from the main folder with the .exe (I checked that the game wouldn't start without it), and used "Verify/Repair" in GOG Galaxy and it downloaded the same thing just now. I have "Battle Realms + Winter of the Wolf" / English / 27599476 game version in GOG Galaxy.
But as if all of that wasn't weird enough already, the Technique itself does actually cost only 2 Yang when I click on it and research it in in-game. Even though when I alt tab from the game window to the editor window, I can still clearly 5 in Cost (Integer).
So I have to say I'm completely out of ideas - why does it show one thing in the editor (=incorrect/outdated values) and another thing in the game (=probably correct values) - is totally beyond my comprehension.
Once again, thank you so much! You were right, my name was too long (I didn't know I had to put it in every time as my username when signing in). And how embarrassing for me to not notice the Data_Techniques section (when the "upgrades" are literally referred to as Techniques in the game itself...). I was already thinking about asking GOG why "their game is bugged", so you saved me from further embarrassment!