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Africa Mod!

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Completed Modpacks' started by Nwoll, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. Nwoll

    Nwoll Prince

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    This is a mod of Africa. It uses a 256x256 map of Africa with 17 African civs(including Arabia) in approximately real starting locations. None of the rules are changed; however almost all the unit graphics were changed to a more African style as well as the city graphics. Also chariots were removed because a) they didn't really fit with the African theme and b) it helped make Egypts UU a little more powerful.
    All of the civs have a unique unit and an era-specific leaderhead (except Ethiopia on the leaderhead - not era-specific). The civilopedia is up to date, and credits are included. My biggist thanks goes to Civarmy - I used his map, as well as several units and leaderheads by him.
    There is also a 100x100 map included for Multiplayer games and those who like smaller maps.
    Here is the download link:
    http://www.3ddownloads.com/civfanatics/civ3/modpacks/Africa.zip

    Because it has almost all era-specific leaderheads it's a pretty big file (242mb).
    These are the civs:
    Abyssinia
    Angola
    Arabia
    Basutoland
    Carthage
    Congo
    Egypt
    Ethiopia
    Ghana
    Kanem-Bornu
    Mali
    Matamba
    Morocco
    Nubia
    South Africa
    Swahili
    Zululand

    Everything should be extracted to you Conqeusts\Scenarios folder

    Screenshots a few posts down.

    Here's patches that fix the Boer Rifleman, Marine, and Kwanhama: Just extract to same folder and say yes to overwrite.
     

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  2. Lachlan

    Lachlan Great Builder of Civs !

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    Unplayable :D
     
  3. Nwoll

    Nwoll Prince

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    I added the installation instructions Lachlan, could you tell me why it is "unplayable"?
    If there is a bug I'll try to fix it.
     
  4. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    I'm glad someone did an Africa mod at last. Out of curiousity, did you use any of the era-specific African leaderheads that I did? There were also some popheads and (very recently) an African settler.....

    I'll definately download this soon and give it a whirl. Sounds great!
     
  5. Nwoll

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    R8XFT - I did use several of your leaderheads - thank you. I haven't added the settler or popheads yet but I may later. Thank you for your contributions.
     
  6. CivArmy s. 1994

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    Nwoll, thanks for the comment of the 1st post :) I'd suggest u post some screen shoots, I'm curious to see the Mod :)
    BTW, I have plans to do more stuff to Africa in the future, maybe they could be usefull to u in a expansion pack.
    I 'm curious: u said u have used a single-era LH for Ethiopian, but this country has three different era-specific LHs, one done by me, other by R8FXT and other by Sween, why did u use a single era one for this civ?

    see you!

    CivArmy
     
  7. Nwoll

    Nwoll Prince

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    Civarmy - the download links didn't work for Sweens, yours i used for Abyssinia (i think thats the one you were referring to) and R8xft's is the one I used - His Candace is single era.

    I'm still trying to figure out how to do screenshots.

    Edit- I'm actually trying to figure out how to post screenshots, I've taken several and have them saved in bmp. format so if anyone could tell me how to post one I would be glad to.

    Edit- When I try to post a screenshot it tells me the file is too large it can only be 500kb, but that would be like a screenshot of one unit by time I got it that small.
     
  8. Nwoll

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    Ok I figured out I have to save as jpeg format.
    Here's a screenshot of the Ethiopians on the 100x100 map.
     

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    Here's a shot of the 256x256 map:
     

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  10. Corvex

    Corvex Emperor of Canada

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    Looks awesome, but why did you put 'Arabia' in Iraq?
     
  11. Nwoll

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    There was room over there and Arabia seemed like a somewhat African civ that shouldn't look to out of place over there. Most of the starting locations were placed with more emphasis on gameplay than realism; but if you know of a better civ to put over there, and could tell me a good place to put Arabia, I'll be happy to change it.
    Also, thanks for the input. :)
     
  12. Lachlan

    Lachlan Great Builder of Civs !

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    Too big map ==> unplayable :goodjob:
     
  13. Nwoll

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    LAchlan - thats why there is a 100x100 map included.
     
  14. Lachlan

    Lachlan Great Builder of Civs !

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    ok, i just wait that this mod be more "africa themed" :)

    Replace Wonders, Units, and Improvments ;)
     
  15. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    Other than Egyptian, Arabian and the Carthagean wonder, I'm not sure what would constitute an African wonder.... :confused:
     
  16. Nwoll

    Nwoll Prince

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    Comments and suggestions are welcome. If you've had a chance to play this mod, please post.
     
  17. Corvex

    Corvex Emperor of Canada

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    Great Zimbabwe
     
  18. elmoro

    elmoro Chieftain

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    :goodjob:

    Cool Mod... it is really great to see a good Africa mod finally.

    the bigger map is a bit slow to load the turns, the smaller one is much faster.

    One comment though, why don't u add African Wonders, may be The Castle of Zenzibar for Swahili or the Sahet Djemma El Fanaa for Morocco...just a thought.
     
  19. Nwoll

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    I don't really know a lot about any African wonders but if people would post some ideas , I'd be happy to include them. If you could post a wonder, and tell me what wonder it would replace or where on the tech tree it would go, and also a link to a graphic that looks similar I'd be happy to include it. I noticed that there is a Nubian pyramids wonder in the graphics forum, but I don't know what it should do.
     
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