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JFD and Janboruta's Civilisations

Discussion in 'Civ5 - New Civilizations' started by JFD, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Viregel

    Viregel , The Rt. Hon.

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    It's just being tested, but out soon!
     
  2. JFD

    JFD Kathigitarkh

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    Stalin updated:

    • Added new effects of the UA, UU and UB.
    • Added new artwork for the Commissariat courtesy of Janboruta.
    • Added new civ icon and colour scheme, to distinguish from Leninist USSR.
    • Added internal support for Tomatekh's Historical Religions, Ethnic Units and Gedemon's YnAEMP.
    • Added new peace and war themes.
    • Added unique soviet spy list (before it was just using the Russian spy list).
    • The mod no longer deletes or removes in anyway the vanilla Russia.
    • Added expanded diplomacy text.

    Stalin - The Soviet Union (BNW) Download Subscribe


    Spoiler :

    The Soviet Union - Stalin
    Credits:

    JFD - Author
    Janboruta - Artwork (Stalin, Levy, Commissariat, Soviet Map)
    danrell - Graphics (Levy)
    Peace Theme - James Hannigan Journey to Pugachev
    War Theme - Call of Duty 5: Soviet Song

    Includes internal support for: Tomatekh's Historical Religions Mod, Ethnic Units, Gedemon's YnAEMP.



    Also slightly updated Lenin:

    • Added unique soviet spy list (before it was just using the Russian spy list).
    • Changed the civ adjective to Leninist from Soviet, to distinguish from Stalinists.
    • Fixed an issue where the Levy couldn't pillage.

    Prussia will be updated next, as well as minor updates to Armenia and Italy. Roosevelt and Lithuania are next on the list after that to be updated, but I expect I'll be releasing a "new civ" or two before them.

    And if no one had noticed, Nicholas II and Peter were updated recently so that they have different colour schemes by default.
     
  3. JFD

    JFD Kathigitarkh

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    Prussia updated (and to the Steam Workshop):

    • Buffed Death's Head Hussar effects: change for enemies to take extra damage is now 50% and reduced combat strength for nearby units is now 10%. Also added the ability for the Death's Head Hussar to ignore enemy zone of control.
    • Added new map which removes references to the Teutonic Order, courtesy of Janboruta
    • Fixed an oversight with the coding behind the UA which would have skipped giving certain promotions to verteran units when units gained enough XP to cover different thresholds at once
    • Included Cavalry units to the Golden Age from kills from the UA
    • Fixed issue with text on the General specialists for military buildings

    Frederick the Great - The Kingdom of Prussia (BNW) Download Subscribe


    Spoiler :

    The Kingdom of Prussia - Frederick
    Credits:

    Janboruta - Artwork (Frederick the Great (including Leaderscene), Maps, Unit Icons, Unit Flag Icons, Civ Icon, City List)
    SuperWaffle247 - General specialist idea
    bernie14 - Graphics (Landwehr, Death's Head Hussar)
    Peace Theme - Creative Assembly Napoleon Total War Credits
    War Theme - Andrea Waldetoft Battle 5

    Includes internal support for: Tomatekh's Historical Religions Mod, Ethnic Units, Gedemon's YnAEMP.

     
  4. regalman

    regalman Reckless Dolphin

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    Prussia is an absolute gem!
     
  5. janboruta

    janboruta Artistriarch

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    Wow, Stalin is out! This will be the first time I play the Soviet Union in civ, hopefully from start to finish. :D
     
  6. Hoop Thrower

    Hoop Thrower Cyberbolivarian Inkarri

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    It may be only me, but I believe that Totenkopf Hussar sounds better than Death's Head Husssar.

    As for the Soviet civs, this is only a suggestion of course, but I've always liked using the same song for both peace and war as it was in the original game, and for the soviets there's such good options to do that, for example:


    Link to video.
    Peace


    Link to video.
    War
     
  7. SuperWaffle247

    SuperWaffle247 Secretary General

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    Oh no...I can't decide which Soviets to use...I'm leaning toward Stalin. Huge amounts of synergy. But also Lenin has unique gameplay too...

    Does the new Nicholas colors imply new Mussolini colors? And perhaps a more dramatic update?
     
  8. JFD

    JFD Kathigitarkh

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    Death's Head Hussar is more specific; Totenkopf is just the skull and bones. Plus, I think Death's Head Hussar is much better known.

    I think they're different enough. Especially in-game. (Mussolini's) Italy has finished being dramatically updated for the foreseeable future. I feel they have everything they need to fulfill my vision of them.
     
  9. Hoop Thrower

    Hoop Thrower Cyberbolivarian Inkarri

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    Err... Totenkopf is Death's Head in German, so they both are just as specific.
     
  10. SuperWaffle247

    SuperWaffle247 Secretary General

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    Ah I see. I'm on my phone so the colors aren't well represented.
     
  11. JFD

    JFD Kathigitarkh

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  12. Smolkrov

    Smolkrov Chieftain

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    First of all thanks for the great work, many great civs, gotta love both urss civs. But wouldn´t it be better to change Stalin war song? i honestly think and actual russian patriotic war, preferly one about stalin, like Katyusha/Катюшka would feel more acurate. Anyway great mod, and sorry for my bad english
     
  13. JFD

    JFD Kathigitarkh

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    Honestly, I don't think Katyusha is nearly dramatic enough. Most themes befitting that drama will come from fictionalised scores that sound soviet russian. I'm willing to switch out the war theme, certainly, but others will have to suggest something, - and something that is on par with the rest of the game - as I don't really have the time or desire to search myself.
     
  14. Inawordyes

    Inawordyes In a word: Illyria

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    How about something not necessarily Russian but Russian-sounding? Two Steps From Hell is a Swedish music production company that does a lot of orchestral trailer scores (Asoka's War Theme in the More Civs India split is a TSFH song from the first album, for reference), and if I had more of an understanding of what Soviet-sounding music is, I have all of their CD's and could look into possibilities on that front for you; there are more than a few that I've found actually sound like Civ peace and war themes, though they may not necessarily be attuned to Stalin and Soviet Russia.

    But anyways, if the war theme is the cause of slight contention, then I'm gonna download Stalin (it isn't like I wasn't going to in the first place, haha) and see if I can find something to match up to the peace theme. :)
     
  15. Hoop Thrower

    Hoop Thrower Cyberbolivarian Inkarri

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    I still vote for Polyushka Polye, maybe I could convince you with an instrumental version?

    Link to video.
     
  16. JFD

    JFD Kathigitarkh

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    The Instrumental version does sound a lot nicer, but it still doesn't feel intimidating enough. This is Stalin, for starters, and in-game, he is a terrible foe to face.

    Yes, Viregel pointed me to them. One of their songs will feature as Victoria's war theme, in fact.
     
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    JFD Kathigitarkh

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  18. TPangolin

    TPangolin Just the worst person

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    The only concern for me is that the Stalin UB is a modern building with modern graphics in the Classical era. I know the Krepost as is the Jaguar is also somewhat guilty of this, but it's a bit more contrasted here (around 100BC building for a 1930> building).

    Love everything else though. Prussia is my new favorite civ of yours (sorry Armenia).
     
  19. Pouakai

    Pouakai It belongs in a museum. Moderator

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    I don't think it's an issue. You've got plenty of Anachronistic tech icons, not to mention the Courthouse and some other buildings. Then there's the wonders, many of which are thousands of years out of place (the Temple of Artemis is one that comes to mind), so I don't think the icon is that much of an issue
     
  20. TPangolin

    TPangolin Just the worst person

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    It's still a highly anachronistic institution though. It's kinda like giving a Convict Worker to Australia as a worker replacement, a minuteman warrior replacement or putting the Empire State Building in the Medieval era. It's just somewhat immersion breaking as IMO uniques should be restrained within reason to the time period or scale of technological advancement, but UAs should be timeless.
     

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