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cool3a2s optimized hungarian leaderheads

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

  1. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Went away from your plan to remove the sword?
    Looks as good as expected :).
     
  2. veBear

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    Love thw newest Bleda version, think I might find use for that one :)
     
  3. cool3a2

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    Thanks guys!

    Actually, I didn't want to remove the sword completely, I just though about replacing it with another one. But after I added shader, I started liking it.

    EDIT: I noticed that I mixed up the download links of Dracula and Bleda. Fixed it now.
     
  4. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    "Bleda will lead us to ruin! Perhaps he should not return from this boar hunt... Accidents can happen..."

    I don't peruse Civ4 much, but I'm still surprised I hadn't come across these leaderheads before. Great work!
     
  5. cool3a2

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    Glad to see you like it :D
     
  6. thecowwarrior

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    Love the Bleda LH! However, I did notice a problem with it. While he looks great in the Civilopedia, in game his left eye bulges out and makes him look rather silly. :eek: If a fix is possible that would be great, as I'd love to use him! :goodjob:
     

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  7. cool3a2

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    Sure, I will try to fix it as soon as possible, although I didn't see such a bug before. Anyways, thanks for reporting the issue.
     
  8. Manifold

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    the bleda is impressing:goodjob:
     
  9. cool3a2

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    Bleda is fixed, cautious animation was broken.
     
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    Great, thank you! :goodjob:
     
  11. cool3a2

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    I started translating the civilopedia entries for the hungarian leaderheads available through this thread, but I could need some help fixing. Most important are the hungarian text - of course, only a few of you can help me with this. German texts are basically all done already, won't need help with them.
    First text is Koppánys, whos english text I redone based on portions from the hungarian wikipedia article I used for the hungarian text...

    English:
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    Koppány

    Hungarian prince

    Lived: ca. 950 - 998

    Background:
    Koppány was the son of Tar Zerind, a relative of the hungarian grand prinze Géza. After Gézas death, Koppány claimed the throne based on the agnatic seniority - a principle of inheritance common for steppe peoples where the oldest living member of the dinasty is the successor on the throne. Koppány also wanted to marry Sarolt, the widow of Géza, based on old hungarian steppe traditions. In contrast, the family of Géza claimed the throne for Vajk, the latter Stephen or István I., based on the primogeniture which was common in western europe and where the firstborn son of the former monarch inherits the throne.
    According to the hungarian chronicles, Koppány was the son of Tar Zerind, whos heritage is unclear. Because of Koppány was able to claim the throne relying on the agnatic seniority and wanted to marry the dead grand prince' widow (Levirate marriage), Sarolt, he certainly was a descendant of Árpád. Because of the locations bearing his name are all close to Tevels and Tormás' estates, it is likely that Tarhos was the oldest son of Árpád, whos son was Tevel and grandson was Tar Zerind making Koppány Árpáds greatgreat-grandson. There is also another point of view saying that Tar Zerind was Gézas younger brother Mihály, while Koppány was Szár László, based on that both where baptized, even if only feignedly.
    Till 972 - when Géza adopted christianity - the succession to the throne probably followed the principle of agnatic seniority. Géza could succeed to grand prince Taksony, because the likely heir Tar Zerind died while Taksony was still alive making Géza the oldest member of the Árpád dinasty. After Taksony died, Géza became prince and his younger brother Mihály was the heir, who owned the dukátus (land given to the heir according to old turkic traditions).
    Tension raised after Vajk was born (between 975 and 980) and Mihály died making Koppány the heir to the throne according to the agnatic seniority. Instead, Géza gave the dukátus of Nyitra to Vajk, who also got the estate of Tolna same time, which was the heirs property till the 12th century. At that time or earlier, Koppány got Somogy - which then reached till the todays Zagreb - having to renounce on all other demands. The tension was obvious when Géza settled a chain of pecheneg settlements on the banks of the Sárvíz between his and Koppánys lands. At that time, the Pechenegs task was to protect the borderland, so they were usually settled near the borderlines. Somogy was also surrounded by settlements of Székelys as well as of members of the tribes of the Kér and Keszi.
    Grand prince Géze died in the fall of 997. According to nomad traditions, the power was held by the wife of the grand prince, Sarolt, till the new prince would take over the reign. Koppány claimed the throne based on the agnatic seniorityand and according to nomad traditions wanted to marry Sarolt, so he started to siege Veszprém, where her seat was located.
    When István heared about his fathers death, he called together his leaders and after he heared about Koppánys rebellion, he requested support from his brother-in-law, his wife Gizellas brother Henrik, duke of Bavaria. He went to Esztergom where he was equipped with the grand prince' sword through a christian ritual.
    When he heard that István was closing, Koppány abbandoned the siege and went towards István. The decisive battle took place somewhere between Veszprém and Várpalota, probably at Sóly.
    Koppány also died in the bloody battle and according to the chronical traditions his body was quartered and was hang up at the countries four castles (Gyõr, Veszprém, Esztergom and Gyulafehérvár). The localities where likely been chosen by whom István and Sarolt wanted to warn. István became the legitime ruler and didn't have to take up arms because of a rebellion for 6 years. After his victory, István consolidated the new hungarian christian state that his father Géza founded.
    Nowadays, Koppánys rebellion is topic of a popular hungarian rock opera called 'István, the king'.


    Hungarian:
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    Koppány

    Magyar fejedelem
    Élt: kb. 950 - 998

    Háttér:
    Koppány Géza magyar fejedelem rokonának, Tar Zerindnek a fia volt, aki Géza halála után a sztyeppei népekre jellemzõ szeniorátus elve alapján magának követelte a hatalmat, és régi magyar sztyeppei szokás szerint feleségül akarta venni Sarolt fejedelemasszonyt, Géza feleségét. Géza családja viszont a nyugatról származó primogenitúra elve alapján Vajknak, a késõbbi Szent István királynak követelte a hatalmat.
    A Magyar Krónika szerint Tar Zerind fia volt, akinek származását nem ismerjük biztosan. De mivel Koppány felléphetett a fejedelmi cím megszerzéséért a szeniorátus elvére hivatkozva és el akarta venni az elhunyt fejedelem feleségét (levirátus), Saroltot, a késõbbi I. István anyját, ezért minden bizonnyal Árpád fejedelem leszármazottja volt. Mivel a nevét viselõ települések és birtokok Tevel és Tormás birtokai mellett fekszenek, valószínûleg Árpád legidõsebb fiának, Tarhosnak volt fia Tevel, unokája Tar Zerind, s így dédunokája Koppány, vagyis Koppány Árpád ükunokája volt. Más elmélet is létezik, amelyik Tar Zerindet Géza öccsével, Mihállyal, Koppányt pedig Szár Lászlóval azonosítja, arra alapozva, hogy õk is megkeresztelkedtek, még ha csak színleg is.
    972 - amikor Géza nagyfejedelem felvette a kereszténységet - elõtt a magyar trónutódlás valószínûleg a szeniorátus elvének megfelelõen zajlott. Taksony nagyfejedelem után azért következhetett Géza, mert a Taksony idején valószínû trónörökös Tar Zerind még Taksony életében meghalt, és így Géza lett a rangidõs Árpád-házi herceg. Taksony halálakor Géza lett a nagyfejedelem és valószínûleg öccse, Mihály a trónörökös, aki a dukátusokat birtokolta.
    A feszültség Vajk, a késõbbi I. István megszületése, ami 975-980 környékére tehetõ, és Mihály halála után kezdõdhetett, amikor a szeniorátus rendje szerint Koppánynak kellett volna elõlépnie trónörökössé, Géza azonban a nyitrai dukátust fiának adta. István ugyanekkor megkapta a tolnai uradalmat, ami a 12. századig a trónörökös birtoka volt. Koppány legkésõbb ekkor, de talán már elõbb kapta meg Somogyot - amin akkoriban a mai Zágrábig nyúló területet kell érteni - és ennek fejébe le kellett mondania a többi területi igényérõl. A feszültséget jelzi, hogy Géza a saját és Koppány országának határára a Sárvíz mentén besenyõ falvak láncolatát telepítette. A besenyõk ekkoriban határõrizeti feladatokat láttak el, ezért rendszerint az országhatárra helyezték õket. Somogyot más oldalról is körülkerítette Géza, Baranya felõl székely falvakkal, Zala, Tolna, fejér és Veszprém felõl pedig a Kér és Keszi törzsbeliekkel, valamint egyéb katonai segédnépekkel.
    Géza nagyfejedelem 997 õszén meghalt. Ekkor nomád szokás szerint a hatalom az új nagyfejedelem felavatásáig Sarolt fejedelemasszony kezébe került, akinek székhelye Veszprém volt. Koppány, ugyancsak nomád szokás, a szeniorátus elve értelmében magának követelte a hatalmat és vele ugyancsak nomád szokás, a levirátus értelmében az elhunyt nagyfejedelem feleségét, Saroltot, és ostrom alá vette Veszprémet.
    Apja halálhírére István Esztergomba összehívta a fõembereket, Koppány lázadásának hírére pedig értesítette sógorát, Gizella bátyját, Henrik bajor herceget és maga is Esztergomba vonult, ahol egyházi szertartás keretében felövezték a nagyfejedelmi karddal.
    István közeledtének hírére Koppány felhagyott Veszprém ostromával, és István serege felé indult. A döntõ ütközetre valahol Veszprém és Várpalota között, valószínûleg Sólyon került sor.
    A véres csatában Koppány is meghalt, és a krónikás hagyomány szerint testét felnégyelték és kitûzték az ország négy várában, Gyõrben, Veszprémben, Esztergomban és Gyulafehérváron. A helyszínek kiválasztásában szerepet játszhatott, hogy kiket akart István és Sarolt figyelmeztetni. István ezután elismert nagyfejedelem lett, 6 évig nem kellett újabb lázadás miatt fegyverhez nyúlnia. Gyõzelme után, István megszilárdította az új keresztény magyar államot, aminek kiépítését apja, Géza kezdte el.


    I'd be glad if you guys would give me a hand with these...
     
  12. AbsintheRed

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    Yeah I know :blush:
    helping in the texts... have to find some time on that too
     
  13. cool3a2

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    Ah, no problem, Absinthe. I will give my translations here, if you'd correct them, I'd get my texts while I'd save you some time as you wouldn't have to set them up from scratch. Will you give me a hand on this?

    EDIT: Translated the above text to german and fixed some issues with the english text (changed prince to grand prince where appropriate, corrected 'cities' to 'castles' and some minor tweaks).
     
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    I rereleased all of the hungarian and hun leaders to raise these packages to the same levels as the Magyar and the hun mod. As it's been a while since I worked on them, I can't remember exactly what I did since their last versions. There could even be a few leaders without any changes. In any case, all leaders with sky visible in the background now have animated clouds and I corrected on the civilopedia texts (english, german and hungarian). Also, I fixed a problem regarding the lights of the less brutal Attila and an issue with the camera of the newer version of Kossuth (which was beamed a tiny bit during the animation). Also, I added Trivers Béla that I didn't work much on, but which I wan't to be accessible easier.
     
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