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[BtS Civ] The Republic of Texas

Discussion in 'Civ4 - New Civilizations' started by Grave, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Grave

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    The Republic of Texas, v0.5
    By: Grave


    Patch Compatibility: Beyond the Sword v3.13
    MP Compatible: ?
    Modular: Yes!



    Description:
    Ask any Texan, and they'll tell you Texas is like a whole other country.
    Well, in Civilization IV, they are!

    This mod adds the Republic of Texas as a playable civilization, complete
    with Leaderhead, UU and UB.

    Spoiler :

    Name: Republic of Texas
    Short Name: Texas
    Adjetive: Texan

    Starting Techs: Fishing & Hunting

    Leader: Sam Houston (LeaderHead taken from Final Frontier scenario)

    Unique Unit: Ranger (replaces Cavalry)

    Unique Building: Ranch (replaces Stable)


    Cities Listing:

    Spoiler :

    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_AUSTIN</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_HOUSTON</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_DALLAS</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_SAN_ANTONIO</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_EL_PASO</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_AMARILLO</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_LUBBOCK</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_FORT_WORTH</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_ARLINGTON</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_CORPUS_CHRISTI</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_MESQUITE</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_GARLAND</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_PLANO</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_WACO</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_SAN_ANGELO</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_WICHITA_FALLS</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_ODESSA</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_ABILENE</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_BEAUMONT</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_BROWNSVILLE</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_DENTON</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_LAREDO</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_KILLEEN</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_NACOGDOCHES</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_IRVING</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_GRAND_PRAIRIE</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_GALVESTON</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_COLLEGE_STATION</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_CARROLLTON</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_TYLER</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_TEXARKANA</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_LONGVIEW</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_TEMPLE</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_VICTORIA</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_LUCKENBACH</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_WAXAHACHIE</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_FLOWER_MOUND</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_SWEETWATER</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_LITTLEFIELD</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_LUFKIN</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_MCALLEN</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_PLAINVIEW</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_SULPHUR_SPRINGS</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_SHINER</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_MULESHOE</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_KATY</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_FRISCO</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_TEMPLE</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_HEREFORD</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_PAMPA</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_WASCOM</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_CAMPWOOD</City>
    <City>TXT_KEY_CITY_NAME_QUANAH</City>


    -----Notes to Modmakers-----

    Spoiler :

    Just unzip this into your MODS directory and load the mod as normal.

    To merge this with an existing mod, I've tried to make it as easy as possible.
    With the exception of Civ4DiplomacyInfos.xml, all additions to the XML files
    are located at the very end of each file, with 5 spaces between the last "vanilla"
    entry and the new enteries for Texas. This should make mergine easy for you.
    A good file comparer program is your friend in this circumstance.

    For the modular version, just create a "Modules" directory in your mod's ASSETS directory, and drop the modular version in there.



    -----Version Information-----

    Spoiler :

    -----v0.5------

    - Fixed a very minor bug in the non-Modular version with the Scotland Yard (made small mistake when updating files)

    - Cleaned up main directory a little (had an unzipped Modular directory in there AND the Zip... now it's only the zip)

    -----v0.4------

    - Updated to be compatable with BtS patch 3.13!

    - Fixed Flag Decal to show the Lone Star flag.

    -----v0.3------

    - Adjusted food bonus rate with Cow from 100% to 10%.

    -----v0.2------

    - Added Modular capabilities.

    -----v0.1------

    - Initial release.



    -----===Credits & Thanks===-----

    - Chamaedrys
    For his Brown Cavalry skin

    - Rabbit, White
    For his Stable with Horses building




    SCREENSHOTS:

    Real picture of Sam Houston (compare with Leaderhead)
    Spoiler :


    Spoiler :






     
  2. Grave

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    ** UPDATE **

    Added Modular capabilities. There is a seperate zip file within the downloadable zip file that contains the fully modular version of the Republic of Texas.


    Enjoy!
     
  3. coachlentz

    coachlentz Corruptor of Youth

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    where can i download this?
     
  4. Grave

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    Oh DANG!!!!!!!!!! :eek:



    Forgot to post the link when I updated!


    It's fixed now... see the original post! :blush:
     
  5. coachlentz

    coachlentz Corruptor of Youth

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    i actually found it earlier using your name

    BUT the modular didn't work
    the art files didn't work, none of the buttons, none of the pictures

    and yes, i did put it in the right place
     
  6. Grave

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    Take a look at the ArtInfos.xml files. That will show you where they need to go. For example:

    Code:
    <Civ4ArtDefines xmlns="x-schema:The Republic of Texas_CIV4ArtDefinesSchema.xml">
    	<BuildingArtInfos>
    		<BuildingArtInfo>
    			<Type>ART_DEF_BUILDING_TEXAS_RANCH</Type>
    			<LSystem>LSYSTEM_3x3</LSystem>
    			<bAnimated>0</bAnimated>
    			<fScale>0.8</fScale>
    			<fInterfaceScale>0.75</fInterfaceScale>
    			[COLOR="Red"]<NIF>Modules/The Republic of Texas/Art/Structures/Buildings/Ranch/Stable.nif</NIF>[/COLOR]
    			<KFM/>
    			[COLOR="red"]<Button>Modules/The Republic of Texas/Art/Interface/Buttons/Buildings/Ranch.dds</Button>[/COLOR]
    		</BuildingArtInfo>
    	</BuildingArtInfos>
    </Civ4ArtDefines>
    
    If you put the Republic of Texas modular version into somewhere other than "Modules" it won't work, unless you go into the XML files and change all the art files to match where you put them to.

    Your file structure should look like this:

    Code:
    MyMod
    |
    |-----Assets
              |-----Modules
              |-----Art
              |-----XML
              |-----Python
    
    I may have made an error on where to put the Modular file, if I did then I appologize and I'll fix it. If your directory tree looks like the above and it's still not working... I have no idea. It works just fine for me when I plug it in to several different modpacks. :confused:
     
  7. coachlentz

    coachlentz Corruptor of Youth

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    ok, got it fixed

    there was one too many republic of texas folders in there


    when i unzipped the modular version and put it in the republic of texas file, i just put that unzipped folder in my mod. but i needed to open that first republic of texas folder and put the next republic of texas folder in there

    anyway, it works now, looks good, and thanks
     
  8. Grave

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    Glad you got it working. I released a new version you may want to check out (or just fix the affected file). All I did was change the cow bonus from +100% to 10% for the Ranch in CIV4BuildingsInfos.xml. One extra zero makes a BIG difference! :lol:


    Maybe I read what you did wrong, but you only need to use either the "standard" version of the mod, or the modular version. No need to use both at the same time.
     
  9. coachlentz

    coachlentz Corruptor of Youth

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    after i unzipped the original, the modular version was in a zipped file in that

    so i unzipped the modular version and pulled it out and put it into my mod

    however, i needed instead to open that folder and pull the next level folder out, also named "the republic of texas" and put that in



    BTW
    other people making modular civilizations, THIS would be an excellent example to follow. this is very well laid out, and it's easy to find all the parts.

    when i get home from vacation (yes, and i'm sure my wife is thrilled that i'm sitting on vacation in a hotel room doing even this) i'm planning on trying to convert some other civs to a bts modular format, going to use this as the base

    good job!

    and i will change it, although that +100 could be fun, lol
     
  10. Gaius Octavius

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    Oh, boy... Texas. Gives me a headache just thinking about it! :crazyeye:

    Have you thought about unique National Wonders?
     
  11. OzzyKP

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    Hey, I'm starting to work on an alternate history mod that has the presumption that the Republic of Texas was never annexed by the US and continued on as a soverign nation (as well as California, Oregon, the CSA, etc). I'd love to include this mod in there, and get some help from y'all on making this scenario a reality.

    Get info here:
    http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=237653
     
  12. deadperson21

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    for unique wonders consider The Alamo for it's heroic epic, and replace the palace with the Texas State Capitol (largest Capitol building in the United States, taller and has a larger dome than the one in Washington, D.C.

    Also, for city names, just some advice
    Go with cities more important to the Republic than the State of Texas. Even the defualt names for other civs go in a generally chronological order.
    Austin and Houston should be at the top, of course. In my opinion, San Antonio, originally the largest and most influential should be higher than Dallas. Nacogdoches was one of the largest in the early days, making it deserving of a higher placement. And Victoria, Goliad, and Gonzales all played key roles in the Texas Revolution. And Indianola, a major port city in the 1800s, although devastated by two major hurricanes in 1875 and 1876. And speaking of hurricanes, Galveston should be much higher also.

    El Paso - 1659, although that's the date for present day Cuidad Juarez, in Mexico
    Nacogdoches - 1716, the first designated "town" in Texas by Mexico
    Goliad - 1721, site of a Spanish presido and fort, the first actual battle of the Revolution and a victory for the Texans, allowing the Texas to take San Antonio de Bexar, and the site of the Goliad Massacre
    Laredo - 1775,
    Galveston - 1816, too important to be that far down the list, Texas's first post office, Catholic cathedral, medical school, electric lights, telephone; it was the "New York of the South" until the 1900 hurricane.
    Victoria - founded in 1824, and in an alternate histroy where Indianola was not devastated by two major hurricanes in the 1800s, Victoria could have likely been today's Houston.
    Dallas - 1841
    Gonzales - 1825, the "Lexington of Texas", a major contributor to the defense of the Alamo, although burned by Mexican forces on their way to San Jacinto
    Waco - 1838
    Corpus Christi - 1839
    Plano - 1840s
    Indianola - 1846, second largest port in Texas before it's destruction
    Fort Worth - 1849
    San Angelo - 1867
    Mesquite - 1873
    Garland - 1874
    Arlington - 1876
    Lubbock - 1876
    Amarillo - 1887, definitely too high on your list
     
  13. MrTomothy

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    Oh wow. this is amazing. :lol:

    You could have University Of Texas instead of Oxford, or Football Stadium instead of Colosseum...

    Its definitely an interesting concept, I look forward to trying this out. :)

    EDIT: Oh, you fixed the food thing, already, cool.
     
  14. Grave

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    One of these days I'll get around to making Unique Wonders for my History in the Making mod. It's kind of a lowest denominator issue, though. If I'm going to do it, ALL civs will need a unique Wonder.

    However, I like the Alamo idea... your suggestion is noted. ;)

    I knew diehard historians might object to my method of sequential city naming. I didn't really do it in a chronological order. More like I started off with modern Texas' major (or popular) cities and worked my way down. Occasionally I threw in an off-the-wall Texas town that I either travelled through, or spent time in.

    Although the civilization itself is called the "Republic of Texas", the republic itself only lasted, what.... 10 years?

    This civ is supposed to represent Texas as a whole, from the Republic days up to the present. So while the cities may not be in chronological order, I did that for a reason.

    Have you looked at the order of American cities yet? Los Angeles before Baltimore? :lol:




    Yeah, Ranches help produce food... but not THAT much! :lol:


    The University of Texas is a good idea for replacing Oxford... good call.
     
  15. Komdu

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    I only have one small prob. I get an all black flag, even if my placement of the module bit seems fine.

    Otherwise, works great for me!
     
  16. Grave

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    Damn, thanks for pointing that out! :eek:


    I must have forget to update the alpha channel on the flag decal dds file. It's fixed now, see the original post to download the new flag.

    Don't forget to go into the CIV4ArtDefines_Civilization.xml file and change the WhiteFlag to a "1" for Texas! :)
     
  17. Komdu

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    Thanks for the help :)
     
  18. FoxURA

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    How come Stephen F Austin isn't a leader? He is called "The Father of Texas" afterall. Judging from his bio, I would have to say the Charismatic and Industrious traits fit Austin best.

    Also, shouldn't the unique building be changed to something that doesn't become largely obsolete in the later eras (after mobility when calvary becomes obsolete)? The only other unique building that even remotely goes out of date is the Celtic Dun but even then it still offers a free promotion.

    I know I should have probably asked this first, but just what exactly does the ranch offer? I can't find the details for it in either Republic of Texas topic.
     
  19. Grave

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    Because I couldn't find a decent Leaderhead that looked like Austin. The one I used looks alot like Sam Houston, and I didn't even really modify it.

    Besides, Houston was the first President of the Republic, Austin wasn't.

    However, if you can make a good 3D LH for Steven Austin, I'd gladly take a look at it and consider using it for a 2nd LH.

    The Ranch is staying. If you want to, you can always remove the ObsoleteTech from the Ranch so that it never expires. I thought I may have done that, maybe I forgot to. Either way, it's simple to adjust.

    Did you look at the screenshot, or read the Pedia entry for the Ranch? It's a pretty good UB, IMHO.
     
  20. OzzyKP

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    I like the Ranch UB.

    Now if I could only figure out how to fricken combine this mod with the CSA mod, California mod, and others... I'm really struggling with it. :(
     

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