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Discussion in 'Civ4 - Graphics Modpacks' started by Rufus T. Firefly, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. Longinus

    Longinus Chieftain

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    Do the leaderheads also have bumpmaps, or just skins?
     
  2. frenchman

    frenchman Present is past of future

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    Hello !

    I had the same problem, it comes from the fact that the *.diff file doesn't exist. I made the test by replacing the *.diff by the "nonshader" and it works...
    You have to check too that you have remove the Artpack file after extraction because the game continue to read it if you have not remove the file...

    :)
     
  3. Rufus T. Firefly

    Rufus T. Firefly Rufus is coming in town!

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    This is what I thinked. For other users, note that the file is birsmarck_diff.dds

    Q: why the others, without the _diff file, work to me?
     
  4. Jeff1787

    Jeff1787 Sarge

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    Frenchman, you wrote:

    I had the same problem, it comes from the fact that the *.diff file doesn't exist. I made the test by replacing the *.diff by the "nonshader" and it works...
    You have to check too that you have remove the Artpack file after extraction because the game continue to read it if you have not remove the file...

    Can you please be a little more specific...Thank you:D
     
  5. frenchman

    frenchman Present is past of future

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    Hello Jeff,

    Firstly you have to check that you have removed the Art0.fpk file after you extracted the pictures from it. This file is in the Assets repertory.
    Put it in a new repertory far away... don't delete it...
    Secondly in the Assets/Art/leaderheads/julius_caesar repertory you have to look to the *.dds files. You have a "julius_diff.dds" file and a "julius_nonshader.dds" file. You rename the two files for example "julius_diff2.dds. You take the "julius_nonshader.dds" from Rufus you put it in the repertory, you make a copy of the Rufus file and you rename it "julius_diff.dds"... it works...
    :)
     
  6. Jeff1787

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    I was thinking there was a way to do it without touching the original game files. I was under the impression that is why Firaxis created the custom files, so people could add on mods and not go into the original game files. Maybe I am wrong on that issue.
     
  7. frenchman

    frenchman Present is past of future

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    You can do that if you change the XML files ...
     
  8. CellKu

    CellKu Emperor

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    Great to see you upgrading Civ4, as well, Rufus! I always liked your enhancements! They look pretty well!! :goodjob: I will definitely switch to your graphics!
     
  9. Rufus T. Firefly

    Rufus T. Firefly Rufus is coming in town!

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    Thank you, CellKu :hatsoff:
     
  10. Jecrell

    Jecrell Ruled: Civ3 - Civ5

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    Keep up the good work, I love the changes.
     
  11. BeefontheBone

    BeefontheBone Windbag of the sea

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    You might need to clear the Cache folder.
     
  12. DemonDeLuxe

    DemonDeLuxe Warlord

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    Thanks for the very good Bismarck uniform, Rufus. Just one tiny correction: It's not the GERMAN uniform, but the PRUSSIAN one (the color is even called "prussian blue" altough on the jpg it looks a bit too light). Strangely enough, Firaxis decided to make both german leaders prussians and people primarily known for the wars fought under them. *sigh*
     
  13. Rufus T. Firefly

    Rufus T. Firefly Rufus is coming in town!

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    You are right, the uniform is for a prussian general. BTW, it was used by Bismarck also in the Reich, then it could be called also german.

    Sounds good as excuse? :)
     
  14. Martinus

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    Great work, Rufus.

    I wonder if it would be possible to ask you for a favour - I need a leaderhead for the Polish King, who would look very much like Bismarck - so his animation graphics could be used, except for the following changes:
    - background would be that of Louis XIV
    - his hair would be black rather than grey/white
    - no helmet and armour instead of uniform, like on this picture:



    If you are unable to do it, could you say what editor you were using? :)
     
  15. Rufus T. Firefly

    Rufus T. Firefly Rufus is coming in town!

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    As you can see, for now it is impossible to change the model used by leaderheads, because Firaxis has not yet released the model pack. The only thing that it is possible now is to edit the skins, that for your request is too different from original Otto.

    Sorry
     
  16. DemonDeLuxe

    DemonDeLuxe Warlord

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    Excellent - even here in Germany, most people view Bismarck as "one of the great Germans", whereas he always saw himself as a faithful Prussian and did what he did not to unite Germany as such, but to strengthen the Prussian monarchy. It's a bit sad, however, that the notorious Prussian militarism is

    a) associated with Bismarck who actually wasn't warlike at all
    b) seen as typical for Germany in total

    The militarism did exist, but only in a very small time window, slightly beginning in 1870 and culminating with Wilhelm II 1890-1918.

    Ah, well, very much off-topic... *g*
     
  17. monkspider

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    Why did you have to get rid of the eyes? :-(

    Great work otherwise, though. Napoleon in particular looks great.
     
  18. Rufus T. Firefly

    Rufus T. Firefly Rufus is coming in town!

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    Because calaveras are a christian tradition.
     
  19. Finarfin

    Finarfin Warlord

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    Perhaps I'm just dense, but I don't have a leaderheads folder under my assets folder. I'm really not sure what to do with the archive that I downloaded here.

    The text file that comes with it says:

    "Put it on \CustomAssets\art\leaderheads"

    I don't have any such folder. :blush:
     
  20. Nemovadit

    Nemovadit Chieftain

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    Just as an aside, Napoleon self-coronated himself in Notre Dame de Paris...

    Considering the peaceful, pastoral mind of Bonaparte and that it's the 200th anniversary of his Austerlitz victory (2 december 1805) a battle background might be more suited than Fontainebleau or whatever palace you used?

    Nice work anyway!
     

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