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Creating Units from World of Warcraft

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Creation & Customization' started by Blue Monkey, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Blue Monkey

    Blue Monkey Archon Without Portfolio

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    first off - despite rumors to the contrary - Blizzard's EULA, ToS etc. allow fan use of their content up to & including "total conversion" (their wording) of their games - as long as proper credit is given.

    There are tools such as WMV (WoW Model Viewer) for extracting models. In the Steam Workshop there are models for Garry's Mod. i'm specifically interested in adding a couple of Pandaren to the existing Panda units (made by Kinboat iirc). I don't know much about the practicalities of converting something like these to Civ3 units.

    I'm not asking anyone to make units. Just looking for advice from experienced unit makers on how feasible it would be, what software would be involved, etc.
     
  2. Blue Monkey

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    NB: as far as I can tell none of Kinboat's Panda units are currently
    in the resources download collection.
     
  3. Wolfhart

    Wolfhart The Last in Line

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    It certainly looks that way. Thankfully the download links in the Unit Graphics threads seem to work:
    https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/new-unit-panda-3-21-04.82627/
    https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/new-units-more-pandas-4-8-04.84384/
    https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/new-unit-panda-rocketeer-february-2nd-2005.111230/

    Edit: It feels surreal that it has been 16 years since the release of Kinboat's first panda!
     
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  5. nick0515

    nick0515 Fantasy World Builder

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    I looked into this many years ago and it was totally possible back then but I didn't have time to learn how to use blender. Hope someone does this with many badarse Wow units!
     

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