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Ares de Borg's Terrain Pack II: Open Beta!

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Creation & Customization' started by Ares de Borg, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    Hi guys,

    This is the public beta of my recent Terrain mod.
    Most of the work was done by me, but many Graphics are based on work
    of other creators and a few are modified versions of their work.

    Thanks guys, you know who you are.

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    History:

    I've been working on this for a while now.

    2006: All started back then with the first Terrain pack.

    2007: First beta release, reaches 1889 downloads.

    2010: Second beta release on Christmas after major changes.

    2011: Third beta release in February after changes to grassland, bonus grassland, irrigation.



    2012: Forth beta release in October after changes to woodland, bonus desert.



    2013: Fifth beta release after massive changes using ronning's fantastic grass textures (thank you so much, you're an artist!).






    Feel free to post comments here or over there in the official preview thread.

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    Known Issues:

    Coastal terraint - not finished yet.

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    The final version will follow in some time.
    Until then:

    You are allowed to

    - use it to enhance your game.
    - use it without changes to the files itself for mods or scenarios
    - use it in combination with different roads, goodyhuts, rails or terrain buildings.

    What I don't want to see you do with this version:

    - DON'T PHYSICALLY EDIT OR CHANGE THE FILES ITSELF WITHOUT PERMISSION
    - DON'T SELL IT

    If you don't want to accept this, DON'T USE IT.

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    I appreciate your comments.
    Contact me via eMail:

    ares.de.borg @ gmx.de

    Wulfen, Germany, Christmas 2013
    Ares de Borg


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    Voted PCX of the month, 10/07

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    Installation:

    Backup your Art/Terrain folder, then replace the old files with those in the pack.
    Conquest-Users may use the Conquest/Art/Terrain folder.

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    Edit on Christmas 2010: Updated the Beta after 1889 downloads. Thank you!
    Edit on February 28th, 2011: Updated the Beta after 1957 downloads. Thank you!
    Edit on October 28th, 2012: Updated the Beta after 2597 downloads. Thank you!
    Edit on Christmas 2013: Updated the Beta after 3215 downloads. Thank you!
     
  2. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    Older versions for comparison:

    Terrain Pack 1
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    Terrain Pack 2 Alpha
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    Terrain Pack 2 Beta, 2007
    Spoiler :
     
  3. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    Reserved.

    You can post now!
     
  4. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    Brilliant!! Straight into the mod it goes ;) . Looks fantastic!!
     
  5. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    You know, I expect some more units from you now ;)

    Have fun, and post some screens if you want.
     
  6. Miles Teg

    Miles Teg Nuclear Powered Mentat

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    Woot! Awesome!
     
  7. Stormrage

    Stormrage Ever Present Taskmaster

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    Hah! Great stuff Ares! And a nice way to get Rob making new units :mischief:
     
  8. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    Hope everything is working for you guys. If not, please let me know.
     
  9. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    WOw the the ocean looks great! And so does the land!
     
  10. WildWeazel

    WildWeazel -- Turns to Completion

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    Yay! I can't wait to try it out :D
    Excellent preview banner btw :goodjob:
     
  11. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    Oooh, baby! :D

    This is pretty awesome :)
     
  12. Gen. Rommel

    Gen. Rommel Wüstenfuchs

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    YEEEESSSS!!!! I've been waiting so long for this puppy! Thank you a million times Ares. I'm going to be testing this thing day in, and day out, so that all bugs are found and squashed. :goodjob:

    I'll post some screens later.
     
  13. Virote_Considon

    Virote_Considon The Great Dictator

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    Oh wowwww

    wow wow wow!

    This terrain is amazing! I have already replaced your terrain version #1 in two scenarios, and so here are some screen shots:

    Kenya:


    Southern Italy:


    Dacia:


    Peloponnese:


    Western Anatolia:
     
  14. COAtlantis1745

    COAtlantis1745 Unit Sounds Engineer

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    I do sooooo love those oceans. . . :love:
     
  15. WildWeazel

    WildWeazel -- Turns to Completion

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    It looks even better in the game than in screenshots... wow. I'm even starting to like those jungles ;)
     
  16. Gen. Rommel

    Gen. Rommel Wüstenfuchs

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    How do you make those pics so big Virote? They seem to always be automatically resized (and therefore too small) when I upload them in Photobucket. Do you use a different method?

    Once I get that figured out, I'll post some screens.
     
  17. BadKharma

    BadKharma Chieftain

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    I just have one quick question.
    Does that mean you do not want people using a different road set or territory PCX? Or does it mean you do not want anyone actually phisically editting the pcx's contained in the terrain pack?
     
  18. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    The latter. Just because it's not done yet, and work on this will continue. You're free to use other roads, rails or goody huts, of course.
     
  19. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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  20. vingrjoe

    vingrjoe Landlocked Shipwright

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    Ares de Borg,

    I have been waiting a while for you to release this terrain, even if it is only the beta. Here are some screenshots of it used in El Justo's TCW.









    Is there any chance you may make the water less purple ? Of course it may take some time, but maybe I'll get used to it. It is better than the water being too bright.

    Thanks Ares.
     

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