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Civilization V: Leader Graphics Modding Guide 2016-10-05

Leader Graphics Modding Guide - Sample Mod

  1. Deliverator

    Deliverator Graphical Hackificator

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    A series of video tutorials on modding 3D Leader art. Enjoy!



    Note: Texture Packs for the Civ V 3D Leaders are available below so the Texmod extraction and renaming in Part 2 are no longer necessary.
    So you can ignore from 5:00 - 13:30 of Part 2 and use the pre-extracted Texture Packs. :)





    Resource Links:
    Nexus Buddy 2
    TexMod
    SageThumbs - will let you view DDS thumbnails in Windows Explorer
    Resulting Mod from Part 3

    Texture Packs:
    Ahmad al-Mansur DX9 Textures
    Alexander DX9 Textures
    Ashurbanipal DX9 Textures
    Askia DX9 Textures
    Attila DX9 Textures
    Augustus Caesar DX9 Textures
    Bismarck DX9 Textures
    Boudicca DX9 Textures
    Casimir DX9 Textures
    Catherine DX9 Textures
    Darius DX9 Textures

    All Texture Packs on Google Drive
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
  2. JFD

    JFD Kathigitarkh

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    Awesome! And promising :D

    I'm curious as to what happens if you transplant Theodora somewhere, given she's reclining.
     
  3. zwei833

    zwei833 HRE Mercenary

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    Klisz Chieftain

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    This is exciting. It'll be great to see more custom civs using 3D leaderscenes. :D
     
  5. Deliverator

    Deliverator Graphical Hackificator

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    She'll be reclining whichever scene you put her in. If you put her in another scene with no couch she'll just hover in space. There are quite a lot of combinations of leader animations and background scenes that won't work, but they will also be quite a few that will.
     
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    AW Arcaeca Deus Vult

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  7. Deliverator

    Deliverator Graphical Hackificator

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    Part 2 is up! :band:
     
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  8. AW Arcaeca

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    Good HEAVENS that looks like a lot of work...
    Would it be remiss to ask if, um, you might already have all the leaderscene DDS files extracted and renamed?
     
  9. Deliverator

    Deliverator Graphical Hackificator

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    Yeah, the TexMod save and renaming is a bit of hassle unfortunately. I've haven't done them all - only a couple. I can upload them as I do them.

    I've just found that if you install SageThumbs you can preview the TexMod output DDS files which will speed up the renaming part.

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  10. Deliverator

    Deliverator Graphical Hackificator

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    Part 3 is now uploaded. You can download the resulting mod here.
     
  11. Firebug

    Firebug Not-so Great Engineer

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    This is an amazing tutorial. I need to get back into 3D modelling, see what i can do.

    Oda looks badass in the first part of the tutorial.
     
  12. Hoop Thrower

    Hoop Thrower Cyberbolivarian Inkarri

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    You know, a slightly altered Boudicca from part 3 could make for a pretty convincing Tomyris from Massagetae.
     
  13. Civitar

    Civitar Adventurer

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    Deliverator, I have extracted the textures for Pachacuti and Ramesses II; if you think they could be useful, I'd be happy to upload them.
     
  14. Deliverator

    Deliverator Graphical Hackificator

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    I would definitely say upload them to the CFC database and I then can link them from the opening post. Eventually it would be great if the DX9 textures for all 43 leaders were available to download then at least people can play around with reskinning the vanilla leaders if nothing else. Some leaders definitely have more potential for reskinning and minor mesh tweaks than others.
     
  15. Civitar

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    I'll see about doing that.

    Looking at the thumbnail for the first video, with Oda Nobunaga on Askia's background, how cool would it be to have each leader have a peace background and a war background (war backgrounds having burning buildings of the artstyle of whatever civ the leader is at war with). Probably impossible, but awesome anyhow.
     
  16. hugojackson18

    hugojackson18 Chieftain

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    Now thats a pleasant surprise coming back to the forums! Amazing job Deliverator!
     
  17. jmknpk

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    Completely inspired and motivated! Thanks Deliverator. Can't wait to get busy with graphics mods.

    The "Modbuddy-tweak, reload save game, test loop" will be a huge time saver for me in the future.

    Because WorldBuilder will not run while Civ 5 was running, I incorrectly presumed ModBuddy could not run while Civ 5 was running, as well. But they can both execute harmoniously simultaneously. I learn something new each day. Or at least unlearn some self created mis-information. LOL In either case, thanks for the example videos of a better modder in action.
     
  18. Firebug

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  19. Deliverator

    Deliverator Graphical Hackificator

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    That link doesn't work for me...
     
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    Are you planning on making mods for Civ VI?
     

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