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Building Graphics: Sauna

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Graphics Modpacks' started by Ukas, May 1, 2003.

  1. Ukas

    Ukas Pthooey of Tomainia

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    Ok, here's the most needfull improvement for Civ3 - Sauna! Sauna is so wonderful thing that I even added a wondersplash for it. Although you won't see the real naughty saunasplash I found from the net ;)

    I guess can be used as a summer cottage improvement too! (Everybody wanted to hear this :lol: )

    I remember seeing a documentary about this town in the US - they told that the town is so rich that almost third of the people had sauna in their home. Well, the Finns are not rich, but
    there are 1,212,000 saunas in private apartments in Finland (2002 statistics). With another 800,000 installations in summer cottages and public swimming pools that makes for more than 2 million saunas for a population of 5.2 million, that means more than one per three Finns! For comparison, the Finns have a bit under 2.5 million cars and trucks. :D

    Ukas

    Get your löyly here


    This is how it looks, there a birch to make vihta there and some blonde girl in the lake to keep you company.

     
  2. mrtn

    mrtn Shaven not stirred

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    And I suppose there's a bunch of beers under the bridge. :lol:
     
  3. Ukas

    Ukas Pthooey of Tomainia

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    You bet! :lol:
     
  4. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    How nice :)

    And there is the compulsory birch for the vihta's!

    :goodjob:
     
  5. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    Oh, but wait, where are all those naked women? ;)
     
  6. Drift

    Drift It's a boy!

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    Absolutely hilarious. :lol:

    Can we expect a winter version with snow and a hole in the ice for some ice pool swimming? :D

    (Did it first time last winter BTW - without a sauna. Highly recommended for everyone. Talk about an energy boost. :D)
     
  7. Ukas

    Ukas Pthooey of Tomainia

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    Hehe, perhaps I should do just the hole in the ice? :lol:

    About 10 years ago did some ice pool swimming during one winter. When next winter came it didn't feel like a good idea at all. Got too comfy I guess. :) Another ok booster is to roll around in snow during a sauna break, if there's no ice pool around.
     
  8. chesspatzer

    chesspatzer Chieftain

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    I'm almost afraid to ask but what does "birch to make vihta" mean?
     
  9. Drift

    Drift It's a boy!

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    Birch twigs with their leaves intact tied together in a bunch. You hit yourself with it especially on the back while in a sauna. Feels good and helps remove dead skin layers softened by the heat (ie. dirt). Fresh birch smells good too. :D

    Here's a pic for ya:
     

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  10. mrtn

    mrtn Shaven not stirred

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    So, any volunteers to make a birch rescource? :lol:
    The sauna should require 2 rescources, birch and barley (which Ukas already did) :D
     
  11. Ville

    Ville Chieftain

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    That's the most important improvement that ever will be done:goodjob:
     
  12. Chris85

    Chris85 Chieftain

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    That's neat little love shack you've made there Ukas. :beer:
     
  13. Finmaster

    Finmaster The White Ghost

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    Why do Americans STILL think sauna as some sort of a "love shack"?!? When I went to America, I was shocked how they abused the sauna by considering it to be some sort of a sexy place only because people are naked there! Those wussies don't even throw water to the hot stones because they don't want to get it "too hot", can you believe it?!?

    Seriously, come to Finland and learn what sauna is all about ;)
     
  14. xghost

    xghost Chieftain

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    There's nothing wrong with us Americans considering the sauna to be a 'love shack'. It's just in our blood, to the most eccentric things imaginable so that other people will be shocked and awed by it! As for us being 'Wussies', well... I'll tell my mamma on you! :)D )
     
  15. Chris85

    Chris85 Chieftain

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    (whining) I don't wanna go to Finland it's too cold! ;)
     
  16. xghost

    xghost Chieftain

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    Awwe, suck up and be a man/woman! :D
     
  17. Ukas

    Ukas Pthooey of Tomainia

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    Sauna here is more religious place than sexual, in some mystic paganish way. Although I have been in some parties where...:blush: better not to tell here.

    What I've heard is that in northern states there can be as harsh winters or even harder with Alaska being so cold it's not even advisable to go there?
     
  18. Suomi

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    Where would we be without saunas?
     
  19. Aion

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    Where would we be without bumping old threads posting useless comments? :shakehead:
     

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