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CivArmy s. 1994
Jul 28, 2007, 07:08 PM
Hi :) Many players sent to me e-mails asking about the Next Level Mod and then I decided to release a new version of the mod including new civilizations and fixing the bugs of the last version.


CivArmy’s
Next Level Mod
Uploaded in February 02th 2008.


Download the files here:
http://www.civfanatics.net/downloads/civ4/modpacks/NextLevelMod.zip


How to load the mod:

STEP 1:
- Go to "c:\..\Civilization IV\Beyond the Sword" folder
- Double click the file "_Civ4Config.ini". NotePad or WordPad will open it
- Scroll down to where it says "ModularLoading = 0"
- Change the 0 to 1 (the number zero to number one)
- Save the file and close it.

STEP 2:
- Move the created folder "Next Level Mod" inside "c:\..\Civilization IV\Beyond the Sword\Mods"
- Start Beyond the Sword
- Go to "advanced"
- Select "load a mod"
- Choose "Next Level Mod"
- The game will restart and you will be playing the mod

The mod includes instructions in Portuguese of how loading N.L.M. (O mod inclui instrução em português explicando como carregá-lo).

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/8366/nlm31rv7.jpg

CivArmy s. 1994
Jul 28, 2007, 07:09 PM
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CivArmy s. 1994
Jul 28, 2007, 07:09 PM
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CivArmy s. 1994
Jul 28, 2007, 07:10 PM
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ewu.7waker
Jul 29, 2007, 10:52 AM
can u update the Benin mod to warlords and/or BTS please?

CivArmy s. 1994
Jul 29, 2007, 11:55 AM
can u update the Benin mod to warlords and/or BTS please?

This is what I'm planning to do with the 2.0 version, Benin will be there :) Traits still under construction.
Do u wanna suggest the unique building for Benin?

http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/1725/nlm21ov3.jpg

ewu.7waker
Jul 29, 2007, 02:05 PM
Thanks. For a unique building Benin can have:
UB:Urhokpota(courthouse) plus 2 culture, 1 health

And just a suggestion, you might want to use the actual kingdom of Benin imperial flag:http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en-commons/7/7a/Benin_Kingdom_flag.png

Something that i noticed is that Lagos(Eko being the Benin name), Benin City, Akure and Ihimwirin are the only 4 cities in the original list that actually belonged to the benin in any point in history, all the other cities and the Mounted Yoruba unit belonged to the neighboring Yoruba Oyo Empire. If u want a list of the actual Benin cities i can help out with that.

p.s. Ewuare's traits are great, do you have any plans for a second leader

CivArmy s. 1994
Jul 29, 2007, 02:42 PM
Thanks. For a unique building Benin can have:
UB:Urhokpota(courthouse) plus 2 culture, 1 health

And just a suggestion, you might want to use the actual kingdom of Benin imperial flag:http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en-commons/7/7a/Benin_Kingdom_flag.png

Something that i noticed is that Lagos(Eko being the Benin name), Benin City, Akure and Ihimwirin are the only 4 cities in the original list that actually belonged to the benin in any point in history, all the other cities and the Mounted Yoruba unit belonged to the neighboring Yoruba Oyo Empire. If u want a list of the actual Benin cities i can help out with that.

p.s. Ewuare's traits are great, do you have any plans for a second leader

Please, do the new city list and choose the new UU. BTW, do u have any reference image of the unique building? the same for the new UU.
I don't have plans for a 2nd leaders to Benin Empire now, Ewura is fine. :)

ewu.7waker
Jul 29, 2007, 02:47 PM
Please, do the new city list and choose the new UU. BTW, do u have any reference image of the unique building? the same for the new UU.
I don't have plans for a 2nd leaders to Benin Empire now, Ewura is fine. :)

Ok, here it is:

civ name: Kingdom of Benin
leader 1: Oba Ewuare the Great (Aggresive, Imperialistic) Favourite Civic: Hereditary Rule
UU: Warrior Chief (swordsman) plus 50% movement in forest. woodsman 1 promotion, plus 1 atk but costs more irons
UB:Urhokpota(courthouse) plus 2 culture, 1 health
cities: Benin City(capital)
Ughoton
Uselu
Udo
Use
Uhe
Egor
Ehor
Onitsha
Owo
Akure
Eko
Ego
Oka
Ihimwirin

I'll look for some images for UU and UB:
A link for UU(it's not very good just a relic):http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/h2/h2_1990.332.jpg

Rob (R8XFT)
Jul 29, 2007, 11:54 PM
Hi Dan, this looks good and I'm really glad you're working on Civ IV. I'm going to start my Civ IV mod soon, after I've finished the Civ III version.

Looks like there's been some advances in animated leaderhead making, I've tried putting my poser models through 3ds max (using Reiss studio), but I'm yet to get one to work properly in Civ IV. Have you had any luck?

CivArmy s. 1994
Jul 30, 2007, 10:24 AM
Ok, here it is:

civ name: Kingdom of Benin
leader 1: Oba Ewuare the Great (Aggresive, Imperialistic)
UU: Warrior Chief (swordsman) plus 50% movement in forest. woodsman 1 promotion, plus 1 atk but costs more irons
UB:Urhokpota(courthouse) plus 2 culture, 1 health
cities: Benin City(capital)
Ughoton
Uselu
Use
Uhe
Egor
Ehor
Onitsha
Owo
Akure
Eko
Ego
Oka
Ihimwirin

I'll look for some images for UU and UB:
A link for UU(it's not very good just a relic):http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/h2/h2_1990.332.jpg

thanks! :goodjob:


Hi Dan, this looks good and I'm really glad you're working on Civ IV. I'm going to start my Civ IV mod soon, after I've finished the Civ III version.

Looks like there's been some advances in animated leaderhead making, I've tried putting my poser models through 3ds max (using Reiss studio), but I'm yet to get one to work properly in Civ IV. Have you had any luck?

Hi! :)
No, I didn't have luck to export Poser LHs to 3ds Max and than to Civ4 :( I tried this way using 3ds files, but it didn't work. We have to discovery a way to this work, I'd be great.
I just can export buildings, but nothing animated.

ewu.7waker
Jul 30, 2007, 11:56 AM
For the UB of Benin it is basically a an old style building with a monument in front of it. I will give a few pics that look something like it.

http://www.edostateofnigeria.net/images/pic13.jpg
http://www.tribune.com.ng/12012007/images/feat.jpg
http://www.onlinenigeria.com/links/images/Edostate3a.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/RingRoad-BeninCity.jpg

Hope it Helps.:goodjob:

p.s. Ewuare's favourite civic would be Hereditary rule, Gyatso's would be Pacifism, Champlain-Mercantilism, Macdonald-Representation

TheLastOne36
Jul 30, 2007, 12:12 PM
For Poland, Casimir's faverot civic would be Heridatory Rule.

Sabio
Jul 30, 2007, 06:16 PM
CivArmy, I already have a Getulio 3D LH on progress. It work on BTS, but I dont know hoe to create a Civ, just replace leaders. Here is a screenshot. Maybe you can use him on the brazilian civ.

Cara deu um trabalhão, e ta fucionado no BTS. Olha o screenshot. Acho que posso ajudar com mais 3d LH!

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/2246/getulioxj1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

TheLastOne36
Jul 31, 2007, 07:42 AM
I'd like to help, would be great practice for me to learn how to mod.

LordGek
Jul 31, 2007, 10:18 AM
Hey Civ Army!

Looks nice! Thanks for the BtS Civs but I'm curious...now with Blake's new legendary AI in there is there a lot more for YOU, as a modder, to do for the Leader's AI profile? Did you do these AIs from scratch or just copy over similar leaders in BtS and then tweak accordingly?

Sword_Of_Geddon
Aug 01, 2007, 08:14 AM
is it possible for you to make this a module? So we could combine it with other mods if we wanted to? Anyways great work!

LordGek
Aug 01, 2007, 08:23 AM
is it possible for you to make this a module? So we could combine it with other mods if we wanted to? Anyways great work!

Yes, I definitely second that! I would love to be able to use these Civs in the Next War or Gods of Old mods.

CivArmy s. 1994
Aug 01, 2007, 04:11 PM
For the UB of Benin it is basically a an old style building with a monument in front of it. I will give a few pics that look something like it.

http://www.edostateofnigeria.net/images/pic13.jpg
http://www.tribune.com.ng/12012007/images/feat.jpg
http://www.onlinenigeria.com/links/images/Edostate3a.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/RingRoad-BeninCity.jpg

Hope it Helps.:goodjob:

p.s. Ewuare's favourite civic would be Hereditary rule, Gyatso's would be Pacifism, Champlain-Mercantilism, Macdonald-Representation

thanks! :goodjob:


For Poland, Casimir's faverot civic would be Heridatory Rule.

thanks! :goodjob:


CivArmy, I already have a Getulio 3D LH on progress. It work on BTS, but I dont know hoe to create a Civ, just replace leaders. Here is a screenshot. Maybe you can use him on the brazilian civ.

Cara deu um trabalhão, e ta fucionado no BTS. Olha o screenshot. Acho que posso ajudar com mais 3d LH!

great :) what tutorial did u use? I want create my own animated LHs too. Maybe this is a good way to start. :)


Hey Civ Army!

Looks nice! Thanks for the BtS Civs but I'm curious...now with Blake's new legendary AI in there is there a lot more for YOU, as a modder, to do for the Leader's AI profile? Did you do these AIs from scratch or just copy over similar leaders in BtS and then tweak accordingly?

I used the second option. I'd like to learn more about the first one, do u suggest any link where I can do that?


is it possible for you to make this a module? So we could combine it with other mods if we wanted to? Anyways great work!

I didn't know that it was possible, how to do that? :cool:

Sword_Of_Geddon
Aug 01, 2007, 04:24 PM
Theres something about its on the forums I think here: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showpost.php?p=5630441&postcount=3

As far as tutorials go I'm not quite sure. But I know of a couple people who can make modules, namely NikNaks93 and Teg_Navanis. You can PM either of them about it.

CivArmy s. 1994
Aug 01, 2007, 04:28 PM
Theres something about its on the forums I think here: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showpost.php?p=5630441&postcount=3

As far as tutorials go I'm not quite sure. But I know of a couple people who can make modules, namely NikNaks93 and Teg_Navanis. You can PM either of them about it.

thanks, I'll check ;)

ewu.7waker
Aug 01, 2007, 04:38 PM
Hey, if u want i can help get the information to fill up your 2.0 leaders chart.?

Sabio
Aug 01, 2007, 04:55 PM
CivArmy,

I used the C. Roland Blender tutorial.
It have some things missing, but it's not hard to get it.
Anyway, all you can do is edit the original leaders, but with some patience you cam make almost a nwe one.

CivArmy s. 1994
Aug 01, 2007, 06:29 PM
Hey, if u want i can help get the information to fill up your 2.0 leaders chart.?

thanks! :goodjob:


CivArmy,

I used the C. Roland Blender tutorial.
It have some things missing, but it's not hard to get it.
Anyway, all you can do is edit the original leaders, but with some patience you cam make almost a nwe one.

thanks! :goodjob: I'll look for it ;)


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BTW, Urhokpota building :D

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/8999/nlm22tt4.jpg

ewu.7waker
Aug 01, 2007, 11:46 PM
GOOD JOB:goodjob: that's really good thanks. i haven't completed the leader chart yet but i'm pretty far and this is what i have so far. It's completely open for change

Note: Kim Jong-Il isn't the leader of a united Korea, but he is probably one of the most infamous Korean Leaders of our time and during his time relations between north and south have gotten better. And Nanook is almost crossing into mythology(a kinda legend) but i hope it's fine because there isn't that much to the Inuit in terms of Dynamic Leaders.

157272

And i couldn't find a way to paste the chart directly to the my post so if you can please do.

Sword_Of_Geddon
Aug 02, 2007, 10:36 AM
Like I said, it would be awesome if you could turn this into a module if possible.

ewu.7waker
Aug 02, 2007, 09:23 PM
Okay, I've finished the 2.0 leader chart and i hope it's alright and again, if anybody can get my chart directly pasted to a post that would be incredible.

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CivArmy s. 1994
Aug 04, 2007, 09:36 PM
GOOD JOB:goodjob: that's really good thanks. i haven't completed the leader chart yet but i'm pretty far and this is what i have so far. It's completely open for change

Note: Kim Jong-Il isn't the leader of a united Korea, but he is probably one of the most infamous Korean Leaders of our time and during his time relations between north and south have gotten better. And Nanook is almost crossing into mythology(a kinda legend) but i hope it's fine because there isn't that much to the Inuit in terms of Dynamic Leaders.

157272

And i couldn't find a way to paste the chart directly to the my post so if you can please do.

thanks about the suggestions and about the chart. :goodjob: I'll use the 2.0 chart and the Nanook suggestion but I don't thing Kim Jong-Il is a good choice for a united Korean civ. So, the second leader for Korea and Japan continue missing... more suggestions???

http://img483.imageshack.us/img483/5163/nlm21nd9.jpg

ewu.7waker
Aug 05, 2007, 09:11 AM
Well, instead of hirohito for japan we can use probably the most important emperor in terms of industrialization, Emperor Meiji(ind/agg) civic= State Property

ewu.7waker
Aug 05, 2007, 09:27 AM
And how about Sejong the Great for Korea, he was one of the most famous rulers for forcing back both chinese and japanes forces and establishing the korean alphabet.

Sejong(philosophical,protective) civic=free speech

CivArmy s. 1994
Aug 05, 2007, 10:44 AM
And how about Sejong the Great for Korea, he was one of the most famous rulers for forcing back both chinese and japanes forces and establishing the korean alphabet.

Sejong(philosophical,protective) civic=free speech


Good suggestions, thank you! :goodjob:
This is the final configuration for 2.0 version:

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/20/nlm21wm3.jpg

ewu.7waker
Aug 05, 2007, 11:06 AM
Do you need help with anything else?

CivArmy s. 1994
Aug 05, 2007, 03:05 PM
Do you need help with anything else?


Yes, I do :) The next step is complete the information board, I accept suggestions.

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/7526/nlm21cf2.jpg

Sword_Of_Geddon
Aug 05, 2007, 03:15 PM
Ever think of merging this with Geomodder's mod Civarmy? Its an awesome mod.

ewu.7waker
Aug 05, 2007, 03:30 PM
first of all what happened to papua? Anyways, for the inuit the ub can be inukshuk(monument)

CivArmy s. 1994
Aug 05, 2007, 05:45 PM
Ever think of merging this with Geomodder's mod Civarmy? Its an awesome mod.

It is a good idea, I'll think this later ;)


first of all what happened to papua? Anyways, for the inuit the ub can be inukshuk(monument)

I hadn't found enought stuff about them (leaders, UU, UB...), so, I replaced them by Armenia civ. They continue in my plans, but not now in this first expansion :)

CivArmy s. 1994
Aug 05, 2007, 08:12 PM
List almost being completed... Missing stuff:
- UB for Serbia
- UB for Poland
- UB for Sioux

suggestions???

http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/2653/nlm21vu0.jpg

ewu.7waker
Aug 05, 2007, 09:14 PM
The ub for serbia can be Temple of Saint Sava(cathedral, i think y'know the major christian temple) or fortress(barraks or walls)

ewu.7waker
Aug 05, 2007, 09:18 PM
The ub for the sioux can be: lodge(granary, or courthouse)

TheLastOne36
Aug 06, 2007, 06:34 PM
Sobieski's faverite civic isn't clear, but i think Representation suits him better then Heridatory rule in my opinion.

UB for poland, i have no clue.... lol.

purplexus
Aug 06, 2007, 10:29 PM
Excellant nice work.

purplexus
Aug 06, 2007, 10:30 PM
Can I make a huge SUGGESTION! With BtS there is a Modular XML Loading feature built right in.

Could you make all your civs independant by using Modules instead of making One huge file for this?

check out theses sites.
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=229557
http://forums.civfanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=255

purplexus
Aug 06, 2007, 10:33 PM
This way you can pick and choose which Civ's you want to include into your own mod

All you have to do is turn on the MOdular XML LOADING in the .ini file located in your My Games Folder and then place the folder of each civ into your MODS/{YOUR MOD]/MODULES/Custom Civilizations/{CIV} folder

If you want more info on how to make this work PM me.

If you want a hand in converting your Civs into modules. I got some free time PM me.

purplexus
Aug 06, 2007, 10:35 PM
The ub for the sioux can be: lodge(granary, or courthouse)

How about a Sweat Lodge :)

This is where they would basically cook themselves and smoke something and see visions.

Sword_Of_Geddon
Aug 06, 2007, 11:09 PM
Can I make a huge SUGGESTION! With BtS there is a Modular XML Loading feature built right in.

Could you make all your civs independant by using Modules instead of making One huge file for this?

check out theses sites.
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=229557
http://forums.civfanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=255


I support this good idea Purplexus I believe I made the same suggestion before.

ewu.7waker
Aug 06, 2007, 11:58 PM
ya, a sweat lodge would work too.:goodjob:

CivArmy s. 1994
Aug 11, 2007, 08:37 PM
Can I make a huge SUGGESTION! With BtS there is a Modular XML Loading feature built right in.

Could you make all your civs independant by using Modules instead of making One huge file for this?

check out theses sites.
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=229557
http://forums.civfanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=255


I have plans for this, thanks :) When I start configure the files, I'll use the links ;)
Now it is time for more UBs. Some of them use old models mine's or part of these models ;)

Configuration upgrated
http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/685/nlm21yl0.jpg


Manor House, Polish UB for castle
http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/6466/nlm23gh5.jpg


Casting, Kushan UB for forge
http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/697/nlm24qd7.jpg


Smelter, Iberian UB for forge too
http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/7454/nlm25zw2.jpg


Fortress, Hebraic UB for walls
http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/5824/nlm26el0.jpg


Battlement, Serbian UB for walls too
http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/7397/nlm27sa8.jpg

ewu.7waker
Aug 11, 2007, 09:18 PM
nice ub:D do u have a timetable for the release of the mod?

ewu.7waker
Aug 18, 2007, 02:35 PM
R u still planning to make an Africa mod? If u are i'm an expert on the area so i could help with that.

icemanjsg
Aug 18, 2007, 06:48 PM
Why is Israel referred to as Hebrews? surely they should be called Israel, Land of Israel or Judea? this is inaccurate.

Also if your going to use "The Maccabees" as a UU (personally, which I think is a weak choice) they should not replace Archers as this is historical inaccurate.

Also if your going to use a UU and UB from this Period wny not use the leader,
Judah Maccabee To whom the rebels get their name?

Also the Meiji Emperor's favorite civic of state State Property is a very very very bad choice as this is the opposite of what happened during the restoration.

just my thoughts, hope you found them useful.

Jules

ewu.7waker
Aug 18, 2007, 06:50 PM
the maccabee replaces the swordsman.

icemanjsg
Aug 18, 2007, 07:35 PM
the maccabee replaces the swordsman.

look on the chart dude...it clearly says archer...

ewu.7waker
Aug 18, 2007, 07:56 PM
it's a typo. for the last few versions maccabees have replaced swordsman and it's probably gonna stay that way.

icemanjsg
Aug 18, 2007, 08:19 PM
lol cool...guess who feels embraced now...

CivArmy s. 1994
Aug 19, 2007, 12:38 PM
nice ub:D do u have a timetable for the release of the mod?

Hi :)
I don't have too many free time, when I have one I spend it playing or modding. I don't have a deadline to release this mod. BTW, one more artwork, the Toki's House, Mapuche's replacement for barrack.

http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/466/nlm28al3.jpg


R u still planning to make an Africa mod? If u are i'm an expert on the area so i could help with that.

not for the next months :)

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@icemanjsg: cool suggestions, thank u! :)

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I NEED HELP!!! I must discovery how to export buildings to the game by 3ds Studio Max creating the DDS texture file. These builings mine don't use this kind of texture bacause the way they were exported and I think because this my files r huge. If someone knows how to do that, please, tell me :)

ewu.7waker
Aug 19, 2007, 12:51 PM
The UB looks cool. Sorry i can't help with the technical stuff.

PatrickGoettert
Aug 20, 2007, 07:39 AM
Hi! I am new to this forum, and this is my first reply ever!
I am brazilian as well, and I'd like to congratulate you CivArmy, you're doing a great job!
I play Civ since Civ 1, and it is very nice to see how the graphics of this game have been improving (even though the game didn't change much), and now that "third-partners" can make their own sets of graphics, people like you can show all of your talent!

Estou impressionado! Parabéns!

civfan2.0
Aug 23, 2007, 10:05 PM
do ayou have to have bts?

ewu.7waker
Aug 23, 2007, 10:44 PM
there's also a version for vanilla

ewu.7waker
Aug 23, 2007, 10:50 PM
I was playing the next level mod, and i was about to choose ewuare on the civ choosing page, but then i noticed that his crown and shirt were pretty improper, the oba's crown and regalia is pretty unique and it'd be cool if you could incorporate it into the leaderhead. But, of course the leaderhead is still very cool the way it is and if you want to leave it that way it's fine with me.:D

http://www.waado.org/UrhoboHistory/UrhoboBeninRelations/BeninKings/AkenzuaII.jpg
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~royalty/pix/akenzuaII.jpg

CivArmy s. 1994
Aug 26, 2007, 08:03 PM
Some new artworks for this weekend :D

Coastal Fortress, Canadian UB for Harbour:
http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/1105/evocoastalfortressyg2.jpg


Headquarter, Armenian UB for Barracks:
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9650/evobarracksf6.jpg


Docks, Beber UB for Harbour:
http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/8222/evoharbourdo5.jpg

I worked in other artworks this weekend, u can see them here: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=162717 , but many of them won't be in Next Level Mod.

ewu.7waker
Aug 26, 2007, 08:15 PM
Nice creations:goodjob: so what do you think about my ewuare suggestion?

ChaoticWanderer
Aug 30, 2007, 07:54 PM
The Phoenicians should be financial and expansionist. First financial because the main power behind thegovernment were the traders. The power of the traders were almost as great as the kings. since the ships and trade cities of the phoenicians was second to none they had trade routes all the way to western africa. Second expansionist because they were a trade nation that sent ships to find new trade good and build cities there.

I think their special unit should be phoenician galley which would be a galley that can hold three and either sail in oceans or move and extra space. This would show the great seamanship of the phoenicians. Their special building should be a harbor that adds one gold for any luxery good. This would show their great trade network.

Fiend777Fits
Nov 05, 2007, 04:51 PM
i gotta favor to ask civarmy. do you think you could modularize the illyrian civ for me? i'd be much obliged.

Fiend777Fits
Nov 17, 2007, 05:03 PM
or modularize the whole thing? or even explain how i might go about converting to modular format? i havent touched modding in civ4 because its so damn complicated. but with the modular addition in bts, i have high hopes i can pull it off.

CivArmy s. 1994
Jan 27, 2008, 03:39 PM
Hi! :)

I have received several e-mails about Next Level Mod BTS last mouths and I decided I'll release a new version of the mod soon. It'll work on BTS only, I'll fix the last version bugs and I'll add some new civis, such as Benin, Argentina e Mapuche. I have chosen these new civis, because I have the stuff ready (flags, UB, UU, LH...). I'm busy with the programming process of EVOLUTION, my own game based in Civilization, but I have taken this weekend to get ready the new version of Next Level Mod. The new version mod is working and I'm playing test it before the release date. I'm also looking for a way to create the DDS files of my new model buildings. BTW, the mod uses the MODULAR system now.

I'll post the files soon!

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/894/ajuda2yy0.jpg

Some UB
http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/7942/ajuda1vj3.jpg

troytheface
Jan 27, 2008, 03:42 PM
all of those shots are really nice in partcular the candian fort and harbor one.

ewu.7waker
Jan 27, 2008, 03:45 PM
Nice to see you back in action CivArmy! Can't wait to see the turnout of this mod.:goodjob:

Shqype
Jan 27, 2008, 03:59 PM
Cool CivArmy. I'm curious about the Illyrian civ that you have ... you use a "Gromile" UB. While the Illyrians did have their own tumuli, the term "gromile" is Slavic and thus non-Illyrian (these tumuli which are in Bosnia are referred to by their "local name," which is obviously Slavic since Bosnian is a Slavic language).

Besides, a healthy monument isn't the best way to represent these ancient people.

I'm glad to see you back, though. :)

CivArmy s. 1994
Jan 27, 2008, 04:30 PM
all of those shots are really nice in partcular the candian fort and harbor one.

thanks! :D


Nice to see you back in action CivArmy! Can't wait to see the turnout of this mod.

thanks! :D I'll release the new version (with Benin) ASAP. BTW, check the image out ;)

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/1615/ajuda3cu9.th.jpg (http://img523.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ajuda3cu9.jpg)


Cool CivArmy. I'm curious about the Illyrian civ that you have ... you use a "Gromile" UB. While the Illyrians did have their own tumuli, the term "gromile" is Slavic and thus non-Illyrian (these tumuli which are in Bosnia are referred to by their "local name," which is obviously Slavic since Bosnian is a Slavic language).

Besides, a healthy monument isn't the best way to represent these ancient people.

I'm glad to see you back, though.

No problem, we have enought time to fix it :) : what suppose to be the tumuli name and its power? BTW, I made a Lembi model to my game EVOLUTION and I'll try export it to the Next Level mod like Illyrian UU.

The Illyrian boat is the one with the eagle symbol in the top-right corner.
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7687/apoio3nh3.jpg

Shqype
Jan 27, 2008, 04:59 PM
Looks cool, except the eagle that you're using is the modern Albanian eagle. While it is true that the Illyrians used a double-headed eagle symbol, which they introduced to the Roman standards (and was later transferred to the Byzantines), they're not exactly the same, since the newer one has changed from the ancient.

I don't have a better name for the tumuli at this point (except Albanian "vorr" for grave), and would suggest something different altogether. I'm not too crazy about the boat UU either; in my mod I have Lembi as a flavor unit, and instead use the "Kambsor" foot soldier (which replaces the spearman).

As for the LH, did you make Teuta? I introduced a second Illyrian leader, Bardhylli, one of the greatest leaders of the Illyrians, which nearly succeeded in destroying the Macedonians under his reign. He lived to be 90 years old and defeated 4 Macedonian kings during his lifetime. The Illyrian Empire was amongst the strongest under his reign. I'd be interested to see how you'd make him look :)

CivArmy s. 1994
Jan 28, 2008, 05:05 PM
Looks cool, except the eagle that you're using is the modern Albanian eagle. While it is true that the Illyrians used a double-headed eagle symbol, which they introduced to the Roman standards (and was later transferred to the Byzantines), they're not exactly the same, since the newer one has changed from the ancient.

I don't have a better name for the tumuli at this point (except Albanian "vorr" for grave), and would suggest something different altogether. I'm not too crazy about the boat UU either; in my mod I have Lembi as a flavor unit, and instead use the "Kambsor" foot soldier (which replaces the spearman).

As for the LH, did you make Teuta? I introduced a second Illyrian leader, Bardhylli, one of the greatest leaders of the Illyrians, which nearly succeeded in destroying the Macedonians under his reign. He lived to be 90 years old and defeated 4 Macedonian kings during his lifetime. The Illyrian Empire was amongst the strongest under his reign. I'd be interested to see how you'd make him look :)

I'll rename the Illyrian UB ;) The 2nd leader for this same civ isn't in my plans, sorry.


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Mod Progress:
- Canada and Poland were added to the mod and they are still working
- I had a bad new about the NIF files size, for what I understood on other topic were I'd posted a help request, I won't be able to decrease the files sizes :cry: If I upload the mod right now it'll have almost 50 mega, the hell for dial-upers. But I'll continue looking for a solution ;)

CivArmy s. 1994
Feb 02, 2008, 06:48 PM
a new version has been uploaded on page number 01. the same for the new screen shots. :D

Deon
Feb 04, 2008, 11:58 AM
Wow, great work!
I'm gonna grab it and try all this this evening.

CivArmy s. 1994
Mar 05, 2008, 03:11 PM
the mod file was uploaded again (it is a single file now).

ewu.7waker
Mar 20, 2008, 07:19 PM
hey CivArmy, again great job on all the mods you've done and good luck on your latest project. One thing, lately my computer crashed and i've been trying to download the original Next Level Mod II but the links all lead to the bts version, can you help me out with this?

JerryAtric
Mar 22, 2008, 10:23 PM
Downloaded this and it looks very nice indeed (haven't actually played any of the new civs yet, but the civilopedia entries are educational and nice to have Mali back). My total newbie question though is how would I go about using it with a mod like the 'not just another next war mod'? As its 'modular' presumably it can be combined, or is that only true if the other mod is also 'modular'?

erm4gh
Apr 20, 2008, 04:29 PM
I'm using Civ IV/BTS version 313 with blue marble v3.0. I followed the directions and it appears to load the module (I can see the loading status messages mentioning [NextLevelMod], and it says Next Level Mod in the upper right corner when it shows the menu again) but neither the civilopedia or the choices when creating a new game appear to be different. The Unload Mod menu command appears to work.

What am I doing wrong?

I've tried it with the mod in
C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Beyond the Sword\Mods\Next Level Mod and when that didn't work in
C:\Users\eric\Documents\My Games\Beyond the Sword\MODS\Next Level Mod.

CivilizationIV.ini has:

; Modular XML Loading
ModularLoading = 1

KrugerPritz
Apr 21, 2008, 05:48 AM
i made some re-texturings on Zerver modern units. this with the most seen (by me) brazilian camo (sorry for the bmp file, You have to convert in dds). I'm glad if and honoured if it'll be helpful. :)

http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?p=6455685#post6455685

Kristaps513
Oct 19, 2008, 03:23 AM
Those leaderheads aren't animated right?

Rob (R8XFT)
Oct 19, 2008, 06:54 AM
Those leaderheads aren't animated right?
You're right - they're not animated.

bongorider
Mar 31, 2009, 01:26 PM
Maybe I'm doing something wrong but I followed the instructions and I don't see any new civs on when starting a new game. I am running the latest version of BTS and also using the blue marble graphics pack, if this conflicts with it.

Huayna Capac357
Apr 01, 2009, 07:31 PM
Did you go to "load a mod" ?

Farsight
Jun 27, 2009, 12:48 PM
Even though I have Modular Loading enabled, I can't play this mod. Is it because I am running 3.17?

The Capo
Jun 28, 2009, 12:57 PM
CivArmy, I already have a Getulio 3D LH on progress. It work on BTS, but I dont know hoe to create a Civ, just replace leaders. Here is a screenshot. Maybe you can use him on the brazilian civ.

Cara deu um trabalhão, e ta fucionado no BTS. Olha o screenshot. Acho que posso ajudar com mais 3d LH!

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/2246/getulioxj1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Was this LH ever finished? If so does anybody know where I can get it?

Huayna Capac357
Jun 28, 2009, 12:58 PM
I don't think that this was ever finished.

AdrianoBrasil
Apr 02, 2010, 09:53 PM
Man its is a great work.I am waiting to play with brazil from a loooong time.I will wait more,But i belive when finished its is awesome!!!!!!good work guy!!!!!

Skleepas
Apr 10, 2010, 12:24 PM
Do you have to have Beyond the Sword to play this mod? BTW The Baltics are Lithuanians

AdrianoBrasil
Jun 05, 2010, 11:48 AM
I hope someday Play with Brazil(Brasil) in civilization BtS or Revolution.Pleeeeese guys work in this project to make Brazil one new civilization in this great world of civilization!!!!!!!

Thanks Guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SirElmo
Aug 07, 2010, 08:45 PM
I have the same problem

Modular loading is set to 1

I can load the mod but when i go to play now or custom game theres no new civs

anyone know how to fix?

The_J
Aug 08, 2010, 10:54 AM
Check the "Next Level Mod" mod folder.
Is there another folder "Next Level Mod" in it?
If yes, copy everything from the second folder into the first folder.

SirElmo
Aug 08, 2010, 08:51 PM
I got it to work now

In the next level mod config u need to change modular loading to 1

Martimus
Oct 08, 2011, 08:37 AM
Hi, I tried using your mod, (as well as someone elses mod), and both have not worked. Whenever I loaded either of the two up, the screen would look exactly like the main menu and no new civilzations or anything like that appeared in the civolopedia! I have one other mod I downloaded a while back, and it works. But your mod and someother mod don't work!
-Martimus
P.S: No, there isn't a second folder called Next Level Mod in the original folder.
PLZ HELP!!!!

The_J
Oct 08, 2011, 12:44 PM
And what about this ;):

I got it to work now

In the next level mod config u need to change modular loading to 1

Martimus
Oct 09, 2011, 03:03 PM
HI! I finally got it to work. But, just as it was loading correctly, I got this error message. "GFC Error:failed to initialize the primary control theme." At least I'm getting closer!
PLZ HELP!!!

CivArmy s. 1994
Oct 09, 2011, 07:35 PM
Hi! :)

I don't mod for Civ4 since 2,007. I don't remember how to config NLM. Sorry, I can't help you :(

I am just on these boards, 'cos I'm doing a special project to celebrate the Civ3 10th anniversary.