Oct 23, 2003, 11:39 AM
I got this idea last night. In PTW when an elite unit wins a battle and gets promoted, a leader is created and you can change the name of the victorious unit. Right now the only way to differentiate them from normal units is just a little * in the name box and of cource the number of hitpoints. What I was thinking was if it was possible to change the actual unit graphics of a super-elite? I know its done for armies/leaders/worker for each era but not like this.
Anyone have this idea before?
Oct 23, 2003, 12:38 PM
But there is no such option in Civ3, unless I missed something.
Oct 23, 2003, 02:25 PM
Cool idea, but you couldn't do it with the unit itself.
I believe you can change the stats of Great Leaders, so there's no reason you can't do it with them. The only problem is that leader in 1400 BC will have the same stats as one in 1942 AD, but there is no reason you couldn't do that for scenarios.
Oct 23, 2003, 02:53 PM
I love this idea. I love it, becouse I would love having much more (optical) feedback in the game. For example if the princes is captured, there is only a "!" in the units name. I wished, there would be the princess still visible on the map near the unit. It would be great too, if it was possible to show on the map allready builded (important) buildings in city, like wonders and much more...
But finaly, it didn't work. So I guess this may be the wrong forum actualy?
Oct 23, 2003, 02:59 PM
Yes I understand changing what a battle created unit will be but that is too global. In the scenario/MOD that I am trying to make, there are many units in different civs that I want this to happen. For instance, if a tank becomes super-elite I want the leader to be created, but I also want to change the whole paint scheme of the unit. Yes I know that involves created a brand new unit, I've already done that.. it's just implemented it so that it cannot be built, only created along with the leader.. and so that tanks create ace tanks and infantry create elite infantry and so forth. And so let's say other civs that have mecha get elite looking mecha created in the process. Afterall... aces are created, not manufactured.
Oct 23, 2003, 04:06 PM
but there is only *one* "Battle-Created Unit" in game. You can have different era graphics for it, changed stats but that's all. Maybe I don't understand the whole idea though, if so, corrent me.