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Canada Mod - Deluxe Edition

Discussion in 'Civ4 - New Civilizations' started by Wyz_sub10, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Wyz_sub10

    Wyz_sub10 CIV Gold - Project Lead

    Nov 26, 2001
    BtS version available

    CANADA MOD - Deluxe 2.0 (Beyond the Sword)

    Additions in new version:

    - added new King leaderhead by C.Roland
    - added new Trudeau leaderhead by bernie14
    - added new Canada Corps model from GeneralMatt
    - added Inuksuk wonder from woodelf and winddelay

    Changes in BtS version

    - completely modular
    - added flavour units
    - Voyageur replaces Scout
    - Mountie replaces Cavalry
    - Avro Arrow replaces Jet Fighter
    - JTF2 replaces Marines
    - all Canadian units have unique names
    - new Splash screen at intro

    NOTE: Civ Gold 3.0 BtS users who wish to have an "expanded" Canada can simply drop the 'Canada' file **within the Modules directory** into the Gold mod, replaces the existing Canada folder.

    **Important - do not drop the WHOLE folder, only the 'Canada' folder within the 'Modules' directory


    Sevo (MacDonald and Trudeau leaderheads)
    Slaxton (Canada Corps re-skins
    Bad_Ronald (flag)
    General Matt (Avro Arrow)

    [BtS] Canada Mod - Deluxe

    Status - December 18, 2007

    Canada Mod for BtS 3.13 is just about ready for release. I just need to do a few XML edits then run a quick test, and we should be good to go!

    Expect to download the latest version on Thursday.

    Changes to the BtS version include additional flavour units:

    - Canada Corps (UU) replaces Infantry
    - Voyageur replaces Scout (flavour)
    - Mountie replaces Cavalry (flavour)
    - Avro Arrow replaces Jet Fighter (flavour)
    - JTF2 replaces Marines (flavour)


    CANADA MOD - Deluxe Edition (Warlords)

    There have been several requests concerning a Canada update to 2.08. As you know, I've been putting this off as I continue to work on CIV Gold 4.0. Given that Beyond the Sword is due for release in July, I've decided to hold off on updated the mod until after that time.

    I apologize to those wanted a 2.08 fix, but I have zero hours in the day right now and I think it makes more sense to do one massive update following the next expansion. If someone wants to learn a bit of XML and take on the 2.08 task, I would definitely support them. But at present, resources are limited and I need to finish Gold.

    Note on installation
    - find \Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Warlords\Mods
    - unzip contents to 'Mods' folder using 7-Zip

    In addition to the points below, the Warlords version adds the following:

    - Unique Building: Microwave Station (replaces the Broadcast Tower and adds +1 happiness, +50% culture to the city)
    - two Canadians to the Great Generals list: Sir Arthur Currie and Romeo Dallaire
    - Trudeau is now Charismatic and Organized
    - Jean is now Philosophical and Charismatic

    Canada Mod - Warlords Edition

    CANADA MOD - Deluxe Edition (vanilla)

    **Updated August 8, 2006**

    Changes in 2.0

    - fully integrated Soundpack (thanks to purplexus)
    - all Leaderheads now animated
    - Three new wonders added - CN Tower, Oil Sands and ??? ;)
    - new LH for Trudeau; Trudeau's LH assigned to Pearson
    - Pearson is now Industrious and Creative
    - Michaelle Jean added as 5th leader* (PHILOSOPHICAL and CREATIVE)
    - RCMP added as flavour UU to replace Cavalry
    - First Contact diplomacy text added
    - fixed overlapping colour issue with Japan
    - several small text and buttons fixes

    * Yes, I know many people won't like Jean as a leader. I'm the furthest thing possible from a monarchist, but I wanted to try to re-skin a leaderhead that was black and female, and I had a great pic of Rideau Hall to use. Simple as that.

    Updated April 22/06

    Changes in 1.6

    - compatible with CIV 1.61
    - MacDonald and Trudeau now have animated leaderhead
    - Canada flag is now team colour with proper alpha channel (no more white flags)
    - replaced Canada Corps icon/button with image from Canadian WWI poster
    - added The Battlefords to the city list
    - added First Hussars to UU flavour name list
    - install path fixed (see below)

    update Dec. 26/05

    Changes in Final 1.5

    - compatible with Civ 1.52 patch
    - added 3 flavour names to Unique Unit:
    - Fusillier de Mont-Royal
    - North Novas
    - Voltigeurs de Quebec

    Update Dec. 4/05

    Changes in Final 1.4

    - added instruction for using with 'Mod' folders and 'CustomAssets'(see txt file)
    - added Canadians to Great People list:
    Prophets: Charles Taylor, St-Marguerite d'Youville
    Merchants: Roy Thompson, (Alexander Mackenzie already in Civ4)
    Artists: Emily Carr, Glenn Gould
    Engineers: Sir Sandford Fleming, Frank Gehry
    Scientists: Frederick Banting, Gerhard Herzberg

    - added 27 unique names for Canada Cops infantry regiments!

    Princess Patricia's
    Ontario Regiment
    Western Canada Cavalry
    Fort Garry Horse
    The Black Devils
    Royal Highlanders Black Watch
    Fighting Van Doos
    Victoria Rifles
    Tobin's Tigers
    Cameron Highlanders
    Edmonton Overseas
    Western Scots
    Seaforth Highlanders
    Winnipeg Grenadiers
    Queen's Own Rifles
    Toronto Americans
    Royal Winnipeg Rifles
    Algoma Overseas Battalion
    Western Irish
    Carabiniers Mont Royal
    Duke of Connaught's Own
    French Acadian Battalion
    Vikings of Canada
    Voltigeurs Canadien Fran├žais
    Men of the North
    White Eagles
    Siberian Expeditionary Force

    Names are based on 1) Chronological order, 2) Popularity, 3) Regional representation

    UPDATE Nov. 26/05

    Changes in Final 1.3

    - compatible with Patch 1.09
    - moved from Beta to Final version (with enhancements to come, nonetheless)
    - added another re-skin from salxton for accuracy
    - added custom Canada Corps button from slaxton

    UPDATE Nov. 22/05

    Changes in Beta 3

    - added Canada flag button for Civpedia and Interface - thanks slaxton!
    - added re-skin for Canada Corps - thanks slaxton!
    - added leaderhead pics and leaderhead buttons - thanks Cybercollector!
    - reordered city list to switch Edmonton and Calgary; added Kamloops

    UPDATE Nov. 12/05

    Changes in Beta 2

    - added Sir John A. MacDonald and Lester B. Pearson (see below)
    - added bad_ronald's terrific Canada flag for the unit markers - thanks!
    - added Moose Jaw to city list at request
    - MOD now loads from 'Mods' directory (but still recommend using CustomAssets)

    Name: Canada
    Techs: HUnting, Fishing
    Leaders: William Lyon Mackenzie King, Pierre Trudeau, Sir John A. MacDonald, Lester B. Pearson
    Unique Unit: Canada Corps

    William Lyon Mackenzie King (industrious, organized)
    Pierre Trudeau (philosophical, organized)
    Sir John A. MacDonald (expansive, organized)
    Lester B. Pearson (philosophical, creative)

    Unique Unit
    Canada Corps (replaces Infantry)
    - 140 cost
    - Attack: 20 (same as Infantry)
    - Movement: 2
    - +25 vs. gunpowder (same as Infantry)
    - starts with 'March'

    To install as a STAND-ALONE MOD:

    - find \Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Mods
    - unzip contents to 'Mods' folder using 7-Zip

    NOTE: You *may* have to hold shift when starting Civ4 to clear the cache


    Canada Mod - Deluxe (vanilla)

    Attached Files:

  2. TheeLord

    TheeLord Chieftain

    Apr 16, 2005
    Looks pretty cool from your description. If I was Canadian Id jump all over it. Hopefully the Canadians will be in a huge makeover mod.
  3. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho Marxist

    Apr 10, 2003
    British Columbia
    Hopefully we can get a maple leaf for it in the future, but anyway, nice work. :thumbsup:
  4. Jaraxle

    Jaraxle Chieftain

    Oct 6, 2005
    Why not mounties as the UU? Or is that just offencive and I don't understand cause I'm an american?
  5. hybrid5

    hybrid5 Chieftain

    Oct 31, 2005
    Great White North
    sweet going to try this when i get home ..

    looks good .
  6. Wyz_sub10

    Wyz_sub10 CIV Gold - Project Lead

    Nov 26, 2001
    Mounties is a fine idea but when I asked for UU ideas in another thread people seemed to move away from that suggestion.

    Plus, I think Civ4 (and Civ3) tries to have UUs that correspond to periods of power for the civ. WWI and WWII is where Canada had the most success as an nation from a military perspective.

    WWI was especially important because we were drawn into it as a British colony. Our participation there is what gave us some autonomy and earned us some respect internationally. We even got a League of Nations seat because of it. I figured it was most accurate to give Canada a UU from that time period.
  7. Ktulu

    Ktulu Chieftain

    Dec 10, 2002
    BC, Canada
    Looks good, can't wait to give it a try.
  8. bad_ronald

    bad_ronald All Knowing

    Dec 15, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Here ya go ;) (Edit: Don't mind the JPEG compression, it looks crisp in game):


    (Please note that getting the maple leaf to fill the entire height of the white central area looks ridiculous, since the resolution is 128x128 despite how vertically stretched it looks in game - the only option is to decrease the size of the red stripes, and I reckon they are the smallest that they can get while looking appropriate)

    The Download
  9. mayonaise

    mayonaise Chieftain

    Oct 29, 2005
    wow not only did you make him a canadian flag but a great representation of a modern canadian military UU holding it :eek:
  10. Wyz_sub10

    Wyz_sub10 CIV Gold - Project Lead

    Nov 26, 2001
    That's excellent, thank you!

    Laugh all you want, those clubs are the latest in blunt wood technology. Next year we anticipate producing a board with a nail in it.
  11. MichaelBlondin

    MichaelBlondin Chieftain

    Nov 3, 2005
    Mirabel, Quebec
    Now for cool scenarios, a Quebec mod should be create! ;)
  12. Gulio

    Gulio Chieftain

    Oct 24, 2005
    B.C. Canada
    Awesome! Time to switch from Persia to Canada!

    Thank goodness you didn't use Mulroney haha.

    A quebec mod? Where you try to seperate? haha just kidding.

    Personally, I would've liked to see the Avro Aroww. That was Canadas best Aiir craft, and still holds records today that have not been beat. Can't believe we actually agreed not to continue making those awesome ships.
  13. MichaelBlondin

    MichaelBlondin Chieftain

    Nov 3, 2005
    Mirabel, Quebec
    Yeah, a scenario where Quebec is already seperated and where USA try to invade Quebec. I don't know ! You should really think on another special unit for Canada !
  14. Gulio

    Gulio Chieftain

    Oct 24, 2005
    B.C. Canada
    I'd liek the Arrow. It'd kick the crap out of every fighter at the time, but then they'd stop making it.

    Or a unit called "red Neck" stronger which can range in strength from a Swordman - sober to Navy SEal - pissed with a shotgun.
  15. wenamon

    wenamon Chieftain

    Feb 24, 2004
    Vancouver BC
    my canadian flag shows up different? red with a white cross.

    I installed it into this dir
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\CustomAssets\art\Interface\TeamColor

    anyone know how to do this correctly?

    Great mod btw... been lookin forward to a canadian take!
  16. Wyz_sub10

    Wyz_sub10 CIV Gold - Project Lead

    Nov 26, 2001
    That's because the mod uses England's flag as a placeholder. I will incorporate bad_ronald's work tonight and then post a new version.

    Thank you. :)
  17. PeteT

    PeteT Chieftain

    Jan 2, 2002
    That's assuming that we can get ahold of some nails, eh.

    Plan B involves splitting the end of the club, inserting a suitably shaped stone, and applying duct tape.
  18. Glibe

    Glibe Chieftain

    Nov 5, 2005
    Germantown, MD
    What about helicopters? Isn't the Canadian Navy/Air Force obsessed with Helicopters? I think someone needs to do a reskinning of the gunship. And once we can create our own models, a transport copter is needed.

    Speaking of helicopters, where is the mod that paints a shark mouth on the gunships?
  19. Turbo_Noob

    Turbo_Noob Chieftain

    Nov 5, 2005
    im going to offend someone, but a warrior unit renamed "seal-clubber" would make me laugh, gets +50% versus navy seals.
  20. hybrid5

    hybrid5 Chieftain

    Oct 31, 2005
    Great White North
    edit never mind . i was just being dumb again .. ....

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