[Bts][ModComp]Modern Era Expansion for Varietas Delectat v5.2

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PLEASE NOTE THAT MEE IS NOW INCLUDED AS AN OPTION WHEN INSTALLING VARIETAS DELECTAT
Modern Era Expansion for Varietas Delectat v5.2

"A little more spice please"
2009/april/15




>> LINK TO DOWNLOAD DATABASE <<

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SCREENSHOTS

Some units from v5:

Some units from v4.0:
Spoiler :

Units from v3.6:
Spoiler :

Units from v3.5:
Spoiler :
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DESCRIPTION

Ever thought the Modern Era needed a bit spicing up? Well, I did. Whether because
I felt it was too short for my taste, or because there's a ton of cool units
just craving to be added - an expansion with technologies to lengthen the era
and some new unit classes to spice things up a bit seemed like a great idea.

So what can you expect?

New technologies:
Pioneer Aviation, Jet Engine, Supersonic Aerodynamics,
Prototyping, Sloped Armor, Multiple Expansion, Diesel Engine

New unit classes:
Galleass, Ironclad Cruiser, Ironclad Battleship, Early Destroyer,
Protected Cruiser, Pre-Dreadnought, Dreadnought, Cruiser,
Armored Car, Command Car, Assault Gun, Armored Fighting
Vehicle, Early- Battle- Light- Medium- Heavy- and Main Battle Tank,
Early Fighter, Early Bomber, Light Bomber, Early Jet, Supersonic Fighter,
Jet Bomber, Close Air Support Aircraft, Advanced Tactical Fighter,
Helicopter, Transport Helicopter, Early Carrier, HUMVEE, Modern Infantry

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

- Important: first update your BtS to 3.17

- Install Varietas Delectat 5.2 (http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=237192)

- Extract Modern Era Expansion into BtS mod folder and overwrite (http://www.7-zip.org)

- Load the mod either in game with ADVANCED, LOAD A MOD, Varietas Delectat
or set Mod = Mods\Varietas Delectat in your CivilizationIV.ini
to let it load with each game start

Note: after installing this mod, you'll need to erase the VD folder and
install VD again if you want to play it without the Expansion

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THANKS

You might find a lot of similarities between this mod and other modern era mods,
most notably snafusmith's Modern Warefare mod. More often than not, the ideas in
it matched mine. At times I used them as a reference - and hell, is it so bad to
acknowledge good ideas - with due credit, of course (thanks, snafu!)

The author used the units found on www.civfanatics.com,
so all credit due goes to the creators of these brilliant units -
including snafusmith, danrell, asioasioasio, Chugginator, Bakuel, bernie14,
Rabbit, White, sepamu92, Zerver, GarretSidzaka, C.Roland, AlazkanAssassin,
Ploeperpengel, seZereth, Cham, GeneralMatt, Polycrates
and forgive me if left out someone(as I have, I'm sure), but pretty much all
of the civfanatics unit db was used, so thanks to all the unit makers!

Beta testing team:
RPG - main beta tester
strategyonly
NikNaks93
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CHANGELOG

v5.2

Please refer to VarietasDelectat_readme.txt as it contains all the changes
related to both VD and MEE.

Changelogs of previous versions:
Spoiler :

v5.1

Please refer to VarietasDelectat_readme.txt as it contains all the changes
related to both VD and MEE.

v5.0.1

- added Italian translation by 10lire
- corrected pedia bug with M60 and Eurocopter Tiger, also added Thomas SG's
modified Eurocopter Tiger
- added missing rotor texture and adjusted unit size of Fa 223 Drache

v5.0

Included seZereth's Blood splatter effects for unit combat
Please refer to VarietasDelectat_readme.txt as it contains all the changes
related to both VD and MEE.

v4.0
- now compatible with CivIV BtS 3.17 patch
- merged in Ethnic Citystyles v1.03 (and dropped Ethnic Artstyles)

Please note that some of the changes below apply only to Modern Era Expansion:

corrections:
- corrected battleship size of Oktyabrskaya Revolutsiya and Dunkerque
- Modified Fighter Bombers by Xenomorph
added:
- added German translation by JustATourist
- Sailing Ships Reskin by JustATourist
- added Coracle as a Galley to some civs
- added Nuku Hiva Canoe as a Galley to Natives
- replaced stock Transport with Liberty Ship (modified with teamcolor by me)
Air:
- bombers: Aichi D3A, Arado Ar-234, Avenger Ardraeiss, Breda Ba-65,
Fairey Battle, Il-28 Bomber, Loire-Nieuport LN.401, Martin B-10, Pe-2
- early fighter: Ki-10
- helicopter: Mi26, Mi8
- jet fighter: Su-37
- ATF: Sukhoi T-50
- Stealth Bomber: Tupolev Tu-160
Naval:
- Los Angeles attack sub, USS Arizona battleship,
Tanks:
- added battle tank class
- Persian CKD TNH tank, PzKpfw IV Ausf F, Stridsvagn M41, various early tanks
by snafusmith
Footman:
- Celtic Arjos Spearman, Kluddargos, French Axeman, German Axeman, Quechua,
Russian Axeman
Misc:
- Meso Engineer, Meso Prophet, Arab Explorer, 152mm Gun-Howitzer M1937 (ML-20),
Zaporozhian Cossack
- some other corrections

v3.6

- now compatible with Varietas Delectat v3.6
- added Light Bomber class
- added Jet Bomber class
- added Transport Helicopter class
- added Galleass ship class
- added new flavour: prototype units - Flying Machine, Fokker Dr.I,
Panzer VIII Maus and the Northrop YF-23
- added snafusmith's AMX30, HUMVEE and Leopard1
- added American style Protected Cruiser to some nations
- added Babylonian SMG Marine by zerver (small retexture by me)
- added some more teamcolor to Early Destroyer
- minor changes in Dreadnought's and Cruiser's stats
- corrections to CIV4UnitArtStyleTypeInfos xmls, now it should be easier to
distinguish between basic VD and MEE units in these files (and easier to
make new versions of MEE and VD)
- a lot of corrections and merging with VD

v3.5

- now compatible with Varietas Delectat v3.5
- added Street Fighter 1 and 2 promotions to Gunpowder units to extend their
usefulness
- added Gunnery Control and Damage Control (by Wolfschanze)
- added a new unitcombat class: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
- added new unit class: helicopter units
- helicopter units now can move impassable terrain and coastal waters
- added English Illustrious Carrier (snafusmith)
- added English HMS Warspite Dreadnought (GeneralMatt)
- added Japanese IJN Mikasa (GeneralMatt)
- added Russian BA-64B (asioasioasio)
- added American USS Iowa Pre-Dreadnought (GeneralMatt)
- added Portugal Modern Infantry (Zerver, hat changed by me)
- added Dutch Modern Infantry (Zerver, some reskin by me)
- added Greek Modern Infantry (Zerver)
- added Korean Modern Infantry (Zerver)
- added German Z-Class Destroyer (a bit of a reskin by me)
- reskinned Japanese ww2 type marine
- corrected French Supersonic Fighter scale
- some minor corrections and changes


v3.3

- it's v3.3 because I thought calling it v1.1 could cause confusion
('cause of 1.01), and the (3.3) now indicates it's
compatible with Varietas Delectat v3.3
- added some cool ww1 planes by Snafusmith (some teamcolor by me)
- added SMS Helgoland, Langley Carrier by Snafusmith
- added HMS Canopus, SMS Brandenburg by GeneralMatt
- added teamcolor to several navy vessels by me
- removed some duplicated units, pictures of units
- renamed Early Flight to Pioneer Aviation
- renamed Nuclear Carrier to Supercarrier

v1.01
- quick update to be compatible with VD 3.2

v1.0
- initial version
 

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TuranII

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Csak kérdezni akarom, hogy a modban ugye nincs benne a RangedBombard, mert az jó lenne.
 

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Csak kérdezni akarom, hogy a modban ugye nincs benne a RangedBombard, mert az jó lenne.

Ok, so the question was: Does this mod include Ranged Bombardment?

And the answer is: no, this one only contains new techs and unit classes for the Modern Era. On a sidenote: I do intend to do a ModPack that will have Ranged Bombardment and more.
 

avain

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Sooo, I'd have a question for anyone who can answer:
- What's the deal with damage states? I mean, with a lot of (older) units, you can see smoke coming out just as if they've been damaged... Is there a way to correct this? (I think this is a BtS issue with these units, but I know nothing more about this...)
 

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Ok, so the question was: Does this mod include Ranged Bombardment?

And the answer is: no, this one only contains new techs and unit classes for the Modern Era. On a sidenote: I do intend to do a ModPack that will have Ranged Bombardment and more.


ranged bombardment would be sweet!

Also is there a way to make galleons and frigates have some sort or early/modern art. Its kind of annoying to see frigates that the AI won't upgrade floating around in the modern era. if there are some generic graphics that could serve as "modern" graphic for these weaker ships it would be nice to see that added.
 

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Prankowski

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hi,

im just trying the expansion and i´m having some strange problems.

i´m using the german version of civ and all the new units that you added are called "luftfahrt" for me, it´s the german name for the technology called "flight".
so all new units are named like a technology. it´s the same with all new added technologies, they are also all called "luftfahrt".

is this expansion only working with the english language?
it looks to me that the german words for the new stuff are just missing.

greetings

Prankowski
 

avain

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is this expansion only working with the english language?
it looks to me that the german words for the new stuff are just missing.

Thats true, sorry, currently English is the only supported language.
 

Prankowski

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are there any plans to make it multilangual?

hmmm....was civ multilingual...i mean can i choose the language?
guess i´ll have to try a reinstall.
 
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