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Final cosmetic changes?

Discussion in 'Community Patch Project' started by Wodhann, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. Wodhann

    Wodhann South American Norse God

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    I haven't been in these forums too much, not because of civ 6 (too expensive for me still) but because I really dislike the layout of the new forums (seriously, why is everything the same color, no contrast or anything, it hurts my head), but I feel this is necessary if we're coming to a close on VP's development.

    I want to ask the community if there is anything on the aesthetic side of things that you would like to see changed or fixed. Vox Populi is supposed to be as professional of a mod as possible (especially considering its importance) and so I think it has to look the part. Is there any icon that looks cheap, or any model/texture that looks amateurish, or so on and so forth? Let me know.

    NOTE: Please provide me with examples for what needs changing, and if necessary, the actual file for me to change. It makes it easier on my end.
     
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  2. XplosiveLun

    XplosiveLun A humble village

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    It comes to my mind that Corvette and Frigate's icons are too similar. Its hard to distinguish them.
     
  3. ElliotS

    ElliotS Warmonger

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    Maybe it's just me, but the great diplomat icon has always been strikingly... off. I'd like to see it changed, but I don't have much more insight to give.
     
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  4. Der_Zorn_gottes

    Der_Zorn_gottes Chieftain

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    I think it's worse for destroyer/battleship. It's like the same icon, just mirrored.
     
  5. Takagi Hiro

    Takagi Hiro Chieftain

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    I have NEVER liked the knight unit icon. But that's a vanilla icon, so it probably has no place here.
     
  6. tompliss

    tompliss Chieftain

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    If you ask up to the model level : the Armored Car looks like it comes from Mad Max.
    but I know that changing it enough would mean making a whole new model, so ... :/
     
  7. Wodhann

    Wodhann South American Norse God

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    Guys can you show what the current icons for the ones you think are bad look like, so I can compare them and see if they need changing?

    The CSD is gazebo's child though so he might be more attached to his choice of icons. Not sure if he's willing to change those.
     
  8. Takagi Hiro

    Takagi Hiro Chieftain

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    We obviously know which one's the knight, but yeah, the unit icon's always been bulky and ugly to me. The horseman's has always looked nicer to the point that I'd often not want to upgrade. Weird, huh? :crazyeye:
     
  9. Enrico Swagolo

    Enrico Swagolo Warlord

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    Imagine it's a scally, smiling reptile with mohawk hair and it becomes fine instantly
     
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  10. Takagi Hiro

    Takagi Hiro Chieftain

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    Oh lordie.
     
  11. Gazebo

    Gazebo Lord of the Community Patch

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    I'm attached to nothing. Please help, drifting through space and time.....
     
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  12. Navanod

    Navanod Chieftain

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    I'm using a few mods that affect icons and textures:

    Terrain Texture Enhancement 2k v11
    Colored religion icons
    Redesigned Colors and Icons v.1.3 (affects civs icons)

    Quite happy with them as they made differences more obvious and overall more vibrant. Not sure if they should go with VP as a default though.

    I also wanted to try out UI - Promotion Tree (v 15) mod as I think it'll make deciding promotions easier (haven't used it yet though, not sure if buggy). IMHO this should be available by default since the Civipedia for promotion is not very helpful.

    Hahaha! Yes, I was thinking how this unit is in anyway historic?
     
  13. Gazebo

    Gazebo Lord of the Community Patch

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  14. Navanod

    Navanod Chieftain

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    LOL! I was gonna say that I would just shoot them wheels and they'll be sitting ducks. Then I noticed all those spare tyres...
    Learnt something today :smug:
     
  15. jantjeuh83

    jantjeuh83 Chieftain

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    The Gold/Culture/Happiness/Food/etc. overview in the top left of the city screen looks bugged when using Vox Populi without EUI. Some kind of double spacing issue. Something in CBP is causing it I guess, without CBP there are no issues.
     
  16. Braum

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    Is it possible to add war bugle sound like in Civ 4 to announce the start of a war? Sometimes I will miss another civ being wiped out on another continent when I'm focused on my own area.
     
  17. ashendashin

    ashendashin Chieftain

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    Skirmishers could do with their own model. They always look so out of place with their armored horses before the medieval era. Maybe a variant of the horse archers the Huns have?
     
  18. tu_79

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    Current model doesn't very look like the armoured cars on the photos. I remember some nice sprites in an old Panzer General game.
    Most WWI models are just classic cars with an armored turret carrying a machine gun. This way, the vehicle is almost as tall as it is long. Some of them have also a bulky armour around the car. Just four big wheels. No spikes. Current model looks too long and flat.
    They are not as tought as a tank. It's more like a fast mobile machine gun (a modern skirmisher). It's easy to see why they were developed into tanks, as more and more planks were added to make them survive longer.
     
  19. Wodhann

    Wodhann South American Norse God

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    Personally I won't do any model touching because it would mean I would have to bother Deliverator even more.

    Texture tweaks are fine, though, if they're necessary
     
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  20. tu_79

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    :( So sad.
     

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