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Gary's Poser Unit Creation Thread and Workshop

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Creation & Customization' started by Gary Childress, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Gary Childress

    Gary Childress Student for and of life

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    Right. I feel much more comfortable with doing civ colored units. I think it helps the average player more and makes a unit more versatile to use.

    Unfortunately in many cases it will come down to something like an arm-band when there is no backpack or something else to make civ color.
     
  2. Blue Monkey

    Blue Monkey Archon Without Portfolio

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    There's always a compromise. Finding what works for you personally and what, at the same time, best serves the average player is probably the ideal way for any of us to make creative decisions.
     
  3. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Civ3 Modding Archivist

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    :confused: Where?
     
  4. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Civ3 Modding Archivist

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    To put a final coda on the Civ coloring issue, below are 4 of Sandris' fine Napoleonic infantrymen. Which one is French?
     

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  5. Gary Childress

    Gary Childress Student for and of life

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    If these were WW2 units I could possibly tell you which was which but I know next to nothing about Napoleonic uniforms. I have no idea which is French but that doesn't mean that I wouldn't want to play someone's mod on the Napoleonic wars just because I don't know which uniform is which. You make the point very well, Oz. This is exactly why I think Civ color is a good thing even for unique units.

    Not only that but what if I am a mod maker and I just want to use a single musket unit for all my civs for the period of the early 1800s. Then I would need the Civ color to differentiate. Civ color makes a unit more versatile for more mods. Those are my thoughts on the matter.
     
  6. BadKharma

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    Hmmm could be the one named 3 that is furthest to the right. Although you do make a valid point.
     
  7. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    Very easy, the last one on the right.

    From left to right: Prussian line infantry, Spanish line infantry, Portuguese line infantry, French line infantry.

    You shouldn't use such an obvious example to prove your point.
     
  8. againsttheflow

    againsttheflow unpolitically uncorrect

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    Sorry, must have been tired, game preferences. Same dif. :)
     
  9. Blue Monkey

    Blue Monkey Archon Without Portfolio

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    It is you who miss the point entirely, Steph. It is only obvious to a select few.
    QFT:
     
  10. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    Well, it seems my sense of humour is also obvious only to a select few. :(
     
  11. Ozymandias

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    (Never mind, mis-post)
     
  12. Blue Monkey

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    Yeah, postmodern irony is pretty difficult to convey without the meat puppet interface. I would have chosen number four as well, by the way. But then I was obsessed with Napoleon, until I discovered girls. Then it was all about the Du Lacs.
     
  13. Deth McBones

    Deth McBones The Inconsistent Modder

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    I think Oz and BM have perfectly captured the logical path for civ coloring.

    Personally, I think that even a little tag of color can make a big difference.

    I know ATF brought up the color discs, but they are awfully crude compared to the quality animations and static graphics that our modders here have crafted.
     
  14. Wyrmshadow

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    Ah yes, design by committee. I think everyone knows how I feel about that.
     
  15. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    Gary, just stop listening to us bunch of girls and just do your own thing. I know it will be alright!

    :)
     
  16. Ozymandias

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    Yes: A camel is a horse designed by committee ;)
     
  17. Ares de Borg

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    How are these soldiers coming along?
     
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    By foot, they are infantry
     
  19. Ares de Borg

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    These french jokes are cracking me up. ;)
     
  20. Gary Childress

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    Sorry for the delay. First soldier is up, Japanese rifleman 1937.
     

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