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

  1. Rufus T. Firefly

    Rufus T. Firefly Rufus is coming in town!

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    The idea is good, but as you can see he's dressed with an indoor uniform. This is why I had used the throne room.
     
  2. frenchman

    frenchman Present is past of future

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    Firstly, you have to "unpack" the Art folder check this thread :
    http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=136023
    :)
     
  3. Finarfin

    Finarfin Warlord

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    I have the Unpak program, but I have no idea what I am supposed to unpak or where to unpak it to. I've seen mention of an Art0.FPK file but the only such file I is in the My Games directory structure, under customassets\assets. Is this the file I unpak to create the \customassets\art\leaderheads directory?

    EDIT: My bad. The Art0.FPK I see is a folder, not a file. I have no Art0.FPK file on my system. What now?
     
  4. LuvsTigers2003

    LuvsTigers2003 Chieftain

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    when I download the file I get an error saying it cannot open and ACE file...

    what do I use ?
     
  5. Rufus T. Firefly

    Rufus T. Firefly Rufus is coming in town!

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    WinAce or WinRar
     
  6. Roman Legion

    Roman Legion Emperor

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    Thanks Rufus, but julius caesar looks more pale now, is it supposed to do that?
     
  7. Rufus T. Firefly

    Rufus T. Firefly Rufus is coming in town!

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    I had not touched his skin, but only the dress. Also, as you can see in the preview image, he has the same colour. :confused:
     
  8. Roman Legion

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    ok, but how do I make dds work, ive tried to make flags but they dont work, someone tried to explain it to me but I have no idea what he was talking about, can you help me rufus?
     
  9. Rufus T. Firefly

    Rufus T. Firefly Rufus is coming in town!

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    Because this is not the right place, PM me.
     
  10. Roman Legion

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    Ok, check your PM.
     
  11. Finarfin

    Finarfin Warlord

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    Shouldn't the game be reading from the CustomAssets folder? That's where I put all of these leaderhead files and the only difference I see in the game is Napoleon's background. Is there an easy way to make these work, or is it just not worth it?
     
  12. karadoc

    karadoc AI programmer

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    These changes are well thought out and well executed.
    So well done!

    :)
     
  13. Librarian

    Librarian Chieftain

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    Very well done!
    It is easy to get the files to work.
    Extract the files to \CustomAssets\art\leaderheads.
    If you do not have a file named leaderheads make one using the new folder command.
    You should now have a subfolder for each of the 4 leaderheads.
    Open the folder for bismarck and you see two files a nonshader and a copy.
    Rename the copy to bismarck_diff
    Do the same thing for the julius and montezuma.
    For montezuma you need to copy the nonshader file and paste in into another
    folder, rename it, and move it back to the folder with the nonshader file.

    again great job and thanks
     
  14. CellKu

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    Thanks for the instruction, Librarian! :)
     
  15. TribeTime26

    TribeTime26 Chieftain

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    That and touch up Motezumas collar, nice other than that.
     
  16. If you had to rename the xx_nonshader files to xx_diff files then you should use the files I attached in the zip (only two though, for Bismarck and Caesar). In particular these are the "flat" version of the shaded skins in the xx_nonshader files and for those of us with shaders available will produce better results. Full credit still goes to Rufus for the skin, since I just tweaked them slightly.
     

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