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cool3a2s optimized hungarian leaderheads

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Graphics Modpacks' started by cool3a2, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. IgorS

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    I know. And, yes he got Bathory to look like he should. But the thing is that when I made Casimir I didn't base him only on the picture you show here, I based him on a few others too and took some elements I like from each. This is why, for example, he doesn't have a crown.
     
  2. cool3a2

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    I read that an early version of the castle in Marosvásárhely / Targu Mures was built by an István Báthory, but I'm sure it was another István Báthory than the one in question. Also, I didn't found a nice picture of that castle so far.
     
  3. cool3a2

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    Worked a bit on Báthori again. I have now replaced the background and closed a gap. As long as you guys are fine with that background, I don't plan any other change. That would mean that the next version of my Hungary mod is basically done. I just have to wait for the translation and a report of bugs that are not yet fixed (I'm not aware of any, but nitram said he found bugs and I can't tell if my fixes that I did while nitram still checked, adressed all of them).
     
  4. cool3a2

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    I have updated those leaderheads that have a sky in the back making them have a moving sky. In case of Báthori, the new sky looks way better than before, I think. Also, I fixed some glitches on Lajos I and the camera of ekmeks latest Kossuth LH. But now there's coming the black soup to you guys: I won't release the new versions before the next version of my Magyar Mod, just to have some new features ;)
     
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    I've returned to that third hun. I managed to prevent the hand from clipping with the clothes during the greeting animation. There is still clipping at the arm / clothes - not sure how to fix that yet (I think that would need to adjust the vertices weights, but no clue how to do that...). Will need to check the other animations as well. I'm also thinking about giving him an earring to give some details to the leaderhead. Not sure if I keep the sword.
     
  7. The_J

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    Why would you want to get rid of the sword?
    And :yup: for an earring.
     
  8. cool3a2

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    Because it's looking a bit odd to me. I could replace it with a bow, but Ruga also has a bow and I planed a similar setup for Álmos, so I don't plan to do that as it would be kind of boring.

    I suppose I'll give the earring a shot.
     
  9. cool3a2

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    I've attached an up-to-date preview of the hun. I've added the earring (yes, I think it looks well), corrected about the teeth (not visible on the preview) and gave him a more pale teint. Also tried to improve on the sword, which didn't really work. The texture is scrap and currently, it is even unshadered. I will search the db for a better sword that I will move down slightly compared to the current one. Still have to fix the clipping of the clothes and the arms and also will optimize the edge line between the clothes and the torso. All this will happen next weekend or later.
     
  10. The Capo

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    I like that a lot. Good work. :goodjob:
     
  11. cool3a2

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    Thanks, The Capo!

    Meanwhile, I shadered the sword and moved it downwards a bit. Will need to fix the clothes, but won't be able to before next weekend.
     
  12. Ekmek

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    Nitram15 Pro Libertate!

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    Buda looks great!
    @Ekmek: Probably. I've heard rumors that Hunnic and even Ancient Hungarian people had a very bit cone-shaped head, but it could be an accident as well...
     
  14. cool3a2

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    Thanks, nitram and Ekmek. And yes, the cone head is intentional as Huns celebrated skull elongation. Don't know how exactly they got it, but it was by a kind of head corset. Here is a link with some pictures: http://issworldhistory.forumotion.net/t1221-the-huns-skulls-elongation Thought that this would be an original idea and also, I already requested the units this ways from Bakuel.
     
  15. Nitram15

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    Well actually, I've done the same on Ruga, but I lost that version, so I started again, and forget that, and released without it. :D
     
  16. cool3a2

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    Attached is a fresh preview. Meanwhile, I was able to fix some clipping at the arms as well es fixing the clothes at the torso. Also, I adjusted the colour of the clothes, because it seemed to be too strong to me. I'll probably work on the shader maps as the clothes look too specular at the moment. Besides of that, I'm pretty much finished with the leaderhead.

    What is missing is civilopedia texts. Most likely I'll prepare an english and hungarian text tomorrow so that we can discuass it / improve on it. My goal is to release the leaderhead next weekend.
     
  17. cool3a2

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    The leaderhead itself is finished, now let's work on the civilopedia texts. Once they are done, I'll translate them to german.

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    Bleda

    Also known as Buda. Hun ruler and brother of Attila the Hun.
    Lived: c. 390 – 445

    As nephews to Ruga, Bleda and his younger brother Attila succeeded him to the throne. His reign lasted for eleven years until his death

    By 432, the Huns were united under Ruga. His death in 434 left his nephews Bleda and Attila (the sons of his brother Mundzuk) in control over all the united Hun tribes. At the time of their accession, the Huns were bargaining with Byzantine emperor Theodosius II's envoys over the return of several renegade tribes who had taken refuge within the Byzantine Empire. The following year, Bleda és Attila met with the imperial legation at Margus and, all seated on horseback in the Hunnic manner, negotiated a successful treaty: the Romans agreed not only to return the fugitive tribes (who had been a welcome aid against the Vandals), but also to double their previous tribute of 350 Roman pounds (ca. 114.5 kg) of gold, open their markets to Hunnish traders, and pay a ransom of eight solidi for each Roman taken prisoner by the Huns. The Huns, satisfied with the treaty, decamped from the empire and returned to their home, perhaps to consolidate and strengthen their empire.

    For the next five years, the Huns stayed out of Roman sight as they tried to invade the Persian Empire. A defeat in Armenia caused them to abandon this attempt and return their attentions to Europe. In 440, they reappeared on the borders of the Roman Empire, attacking the merchants at the market on the north bank of the Danube that had been established by the treaty. Bleda and Attila threatened further war, claiming that the Romans had failed to fulfill their treaty obligations and that the Bishop of Margus had crossed the Danube to ransack and desecrate the royal Hun graves on the Danube's north bank. They crossed the Danube and laid waste to Illyrian cities and forts on the river. Their advance began at Margus, for when the Romans discussed handing over the offending bishop, he slipped away secretly to the Huns and betrayed the city to them.

    Theodosius had stripped the river's defenses, this left Bleda and Attila a clear path through Illyria into the Balkans, which they invaded in 441. The Hunnish army, having sacked Margus and Viminacium, took Singidunum and Sirmium before halting. A lull followed in 442, and, during this time, Theodosius recalled his troops from North Africa and ordered a large new issue of coins to finance operations against the Huns. Having made these preparations, he thought it safe to refuse the Hunnish kings' demands.

    Bleda and Attila responded by renewing their campaign in 443. Striking along the Danube, they overran the military centers of Ratiaria and successfully besieged Naissus with battering rams and rolling towers (military sophistication that was new to the Hun repertory), then, pushing along the Nisava, they took Serdica, Philippopolis and Arcadiopolis. They encountered and destroyed the Roman force outside Constantinople and were only halted by their lack of siege equipment capable of breaching the city's massive walls. Theodosius admitted defeat and sent the court official Anatolius to negotiate peace terms, which were harsher than the previous treaty: the Emperor agreed to hand over 6,000 Roman pounds (ca. 1,963 kg) of gold as punishment for having disobeyed the terms of the treaty during the invasion; the yearly tribute was tripled, rising to 2,100 Roman pounds (ca. 687 kg) in gold; and the ransom for each Roman prisoner rose to twelve solidi.

    Their demands met for a time, the Hun kings withdrew into the interior of their empire. Sometime during the peace following the Huns' withdrawal from Byzantium (probably around 445), Bleda died and Attila took the throne for himself. While it has been speculated throughout history that Attila murdered him on a hunting trip, it is unknown exactly how he died. However there is an alternative theory that Bleda attempted to kill Attila on a hunting trip, but Attila being a skilled warrior defeated Bleda.

    According to medieval chronicles, the city Buda (now part of Budapest) was named after Bleda, which is, why Bleda is often referred to as Buda in Hungarian literature.


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    Bleda

    Más néven Buda. Hun uralkodó és Attila hun király testvére.
    Élt: 390 – 445

    Ruga unokaöccseiként ő és testvére Attila követték a trónon. Tizenegy éven át uralkodott, 445-ben bekövetkezett haláláig.

    432-ben, Ruga egyesítette a Hunokat. Halála után, unokaöccsei Bleda és Attila (Ruga testvére Mundzsuk fiai) átvették az egyesített hun törzsek uralkodását. Hatalomátvételük idején, a Hunok tárgyalták Bizánc császár II. Theodosius küldöncével, elpártolt hun törzsök visszatérésükről, akik Bizáncba menekültek. A következő évben, Bleda és Attila Margusban találkozták a császári küldöttséggel és, hun szokás szerint lován hátán tárgyalva, sikeresen megállapodták egy szerződést: a Rómáik nem csak abba beegyezték, hogy visszaküldjék az elpártolt törzseket (akik hasznos erősítések voltak a Vandálok ellen), hanem hogy megduplázzak is az eddigi 350 római pond (kb. 114,5 kg) arany sarcot, megnyitják a piacukat hun kereskedőknek és hogy minden római fogolyért fizessenek nyolc solidust váltságdíjként. A hunok ezzel megelégedtek, elhagyták a császárságot és visszatértek otthonukba, hogy megszilárdítsák és erősítsék hatalmukat.

    A következő öt évben, a hunok távol maradták a Rómáiktól, mivel hadjáratot indították a Perzsa birodalom ellen. Vereségük Örményországban után, a hadjáratnak véget vettek és újra Európára terelték figyelmüket. 440-ben újra megjelentek a Római Birodalom határain, kereskedőket támadva a Duna északi parti piacon, amelyet a szerződés során nyitották. Bleda és Attila további háborúval fenyegettek, arra hivatkozva, hogy a Rómáik nem tartottak be a szerződés rendelkezéseit és hogy a Margusi püspök átlépte a Dunát és megfosztogatta és megszentségtelenítette a hun királyok sírjait a Duna északi partján. A Hunok átlépték a Dunát és feldúltatták illír városokat és erődítményeket a folyó közelében. Előnyomulásukat Margusnál kezdték: miközben a Rómáik a sértő püspök átadáson vitatkozták, ö elsomfordált a Hunokhoz és aláárulta nekik a várost.

    Theodosius korábban ritkította a védelmét a Dunán, így szabad pályát engedett Bleda és Attilának Illírián keresztül a Balkánba, amelyet megtámadták 441-ben. A hun hadsereg kifosztotta Margust és Viminaciumot és elfoglalták Singidunumot és Sirmiumot, majd megállták. Egy harci szünet bekövetkezett 442-ben és Theodosius visszahívta hadseregét Északafrikából és kiadott új érméket, hogy fizetni tudjon Hunok elleni intézkedéseket. Így előkészítve azt gondolta, hogy biztonságos visszautasítani a Hunok követelményeket.

    Bleda és Attila 443-ben fojtották hadjáratukat. Ütköztek a Duna parton, majd lerohanták a katonai támaszpontokat Ritiariánál és sikeresen ostromolták Naissust, faltörő kosokat és ostrombástyákat használva (amelyek új ostromeszközök a Hunok repertoárban). A Nisava mentén előrenyomulták és elfoglalták Serdicát, Philippopolist és Arcadiopolist. Összecsapták a római véderővel és elpusztították őket Konstantinápoly közelében, majd csak az elegendő ostromeszközök hiánya megállította őket, amelyek nélkül nem voltak képesek áttörni Konstantinápoly erős falain.

    Theodosius beismerte a vereségét és átküldte az udvari küldöncét, Anatoliust, hogy kössön békét. A feltételek azonban szigorúbb voltak mint korábban: a császár 6000 római pond (kb. 1963 kg) aranyat fizetet az előző szerződés megsértése ért, az évi sarc megháromszorozott 2100 római pond (kb 687 kg) aranyra és a váltságdíj emelkedett 12 Solidusra.

    A követelésük teljesítettek és a hun királyok visszatértek birodalmukba. Valamikor a Bizánc elleni hadjárat követő béke alatt, valószínűleg 445-ben, Bleda meghalt és egyeduralkodó lett Attila. Bár a találgatások szerint Attila ölte meg Bledát egy vadászaton, halálának körülményeit nem ismerjük biztosan. Létezik egy alternatív nézet is, mely szerint Bleda próbálta megölni Attilát, de Attila legyőzte testvérét.

    A középkori krónikák szerint Buda város róla kapta a nevét. Ezért Bleda király alakja a magyar irodalomban Buda néven vált ismertté.


    I have one question, though. The english text says, that...
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    and pay a ransom of eight solidi for each Roman taken prisoner by the Huns.

    I'm not sure if I good the roles here right. Did the Romans have to pay that amount for their soldiers that were captured by the Huns or is it vice versa? I'm unsure whether 'by the Huns' refers to the prisoners or to paying... I translated it like if the Romans had to pay.
     
  18. AbsintheRed

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    Yes, the Romans had to pay the ransom
    The leaderhead looks really nice :goodjob:
     
  19. cool3a2

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    Thanks, Absinthe! Is the hungarian text alright?
     
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    I have uploaded Bleda, see first post, spoiler for non-hungarian leaderheads for preview and donwload link. Let me know if you can provide improved civilopedia texts.
     

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