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In Progress Now! Aztec!

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Creation & Customization' started by Traianus, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. Traianus

    Traianus Why is it dark in here?

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    'Aztec' by Gary Jennings is probably the greatest novel I ever read. It inspired me to travel all over Mexico, visiting ruins of temples and pyramids. I want to put the book(and it's first sequel) into a mod.

    Those of you with a more critical eye will notice that central Mexico is far wider than it should be. This is beacause so many races are sqeezed into such a small region I thought it would be better for gameplay to give them a little room to move. For example look at the Valley of Mexico. Those cities are as close as they can be in game terms but still, in real terms, too far apart.

    The game will begin with the formation of the Triple Alliance in 1428(acc. to most sources). The player will be in a locked alliance with the Acolhua of Texcoco and the Tecpaneca of Tlacopan. You begin at war with the Culhua to the south. You'll need to defeat them quickly and then turn your attention to Chalco in order to control the Valley of Mexico.

    I've placed a 'corridor' of sea to ensure that, at the appropriate time, the Spanish will arrive at Vera Cruz and nowhere else.

    Here are the Races included so far;

    Mexíca, Tecpaneca, Acolhua (locked alliance)
    at war with,
    Culhua.

    Other Nahuatl speakers,
    Chalco
    Texcala
    Tolóca

    Northern civs,
    Purempécha
    Otomí
    Totonaca
    Teenek(Huasteca)
    Chichimeca
    Azteca of Aztlan
    Islands of the Women
    Raramurí
    Yaki

    Southern civs,
    Tya Nuu (Mixteca)
    Ben Zaa (Tzapoteca)
    Olmeca
    Yopitzingo
    Mame
    Chiapa
    Maya
    Southern Maya

    And of course during the second half of the game we can expect Spain to drop by!


    All ideas and help will be much appreciated.
     

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  2. Traianus

    Traianus Why is it dark in here?

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    That's tight ...

    Geographic accuracy be damned, I'd oversize the Valley even more.

    I think Texcoco as a locked ally would be cool.
     
  4. Traianus

    Traianus Why is it dark in here?

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    Yeah it's a problem with so many nations in such a small area. Allthough I do like the fact that Tenoch is so so infringed. It's exactly as it was - nothin but a bit of swamp!
     
  5. Traianus

    Traianus Why is it dark in here?

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    Yeah, I'm thinking to have Texcoco as a locked ally but only allow them a limited number of settlers during the game. I was thinking of opening the scenario with Mexica/Texcoco at war with Azcapotzalco. They'll fall quickly but not too quickly and then the player will have a real basis for empire building.
    Re: Texcala. I was thinking of surrounding their territory with LM terrain that's impassable to all others until later in the game with new units.
     
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    Texcala = Tlaxcala ?
     
  7. Traianus

    Traianus Why is it dark in here?

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    Yeah, but in the 'Aztec' series they're called Texcala. Who's to say who got it right but there are many incidences in the books where names are different than from common usage.
     
  8. ShiroKobbure

    ShiroKobbure Still modding Civ3

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    do you need any heads for this mod?
    or are you plannin on using civ 3's?
    I could help out since they should only be one era, 2 at the most I guess
    ^ ^
     
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    Traianus Why is it dark in here?

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    That would be great if you could. Single era will suffice, I think.
     
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    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    ;) It would be cool if you could do some native heads in the future Shiro, I'd love to see your take on them...
     
  12. Traianus

    Traianus Why is it dark in here?

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    Here are a few images I dug up quickly. Anything you can do would be really useful.
     
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  14. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    I've already done some, just never got round to finishing the pcxs/posting them. As soon as AD is finished, I'll ensure they get finished/uploaded. Here are the Mesoamerican ones:



    For the record, there's also other Native American ones:



    I might just do a few tweaks and re-render them, but hopefully, they'll be of use to you :) .
     
  15. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    Could you make a few of those era-pacific R8XFT? Please? I'm itching for a new Sioux leaderhead, complete with that wonderful headress.
     
  16. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    I'm sure I can make some of them era-specific. IIRC, though, the red headdress didn't look all that great in animation - there were shadow issues that I need to sort out. The buffalo headdress, by contrast, does look pretty cool. Was it the guy with the buffalo headdress you were interested in?
     
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    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    Yeah, is he Sioux? Reminds me of the cover for one of my favorite albums from Cusco. Would you like to PM suggestions for him with me?
     
  18. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    Yes, but can you wait until AD's finished (Sept 7th) please?
     
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