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Melcher's Leaderheads

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Graphics Modpacks' started by melcher kürzer, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. melcher kürzer

    melcher kürzer Explorer

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    Hey everyone,
    in this thread i will collect all my current and future Leaderheads. Hope you like them.

    List of Leaderheads

    Isabel I. de Castilla



    Download: Link



    Friedrich I. Barbarossa



    Download: Link


    Ix Yohl Ik'nal



    Download: Link
    Forum post (with more screenshots): Link


    Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia



    Download: Link
    Forum post (with more screenshots): Link


    Martim Afonso de Sousa



    Download link: here
    Forum post (with more screenshots): here


    Mary, Queen of Hungary



    Download: Link
    Forum post (with more screenshots): Link


    Aelia Pulcheria



    Download link: here
    Forum post (with more screenshots): here


    Isabella I of Castile



    Download link: here
    Forum post (with more screenshots): here

    Mem de Sá



    Download link: here
    Forum post (with more screenshots): here

    Zenobia



    Download link: here
    Forum post (with more screenshots): here



    Awiakta



    Download link: here
    Forum thread (with more screenshots): here

    Orkeke



    Download link: here
    More informations (screenshots): here

    Maria Elenora



    Download link: here
    More informations (screenshots): second post in this tread


    Credits are in the respective download description.
    Enjoy!:D
     

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  2. melcher kürzer

    melcher kürzer Explorer

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    This is my third LH, Maria Elenora. She is a fictional character. I think she would be a pretty good duchess, but use and name her as you like.

    Screenshots:

    Spoiler :




    Credits: For the body i used meshes from SaibotLieh's Female Ranger. Rest is modified Firaxis suff.
     
  3. AbsintheRed

    AbsintheRed Deity

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    This is great!
    And I have to say, your 3rd LH is also awesome :goodjob:

    PS: I'm already thinking where to add her in RFCE ;)
     
  4. melcher kürzer

    melcher kürzer Explorer

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    Thanks!:D
    I did this LH almost for technical purpose, to try out merging multiple textures (thanks again SaibotLieh for the hint) and to improve overall. And because it's fun of course.
    This time with animated hair and earrings too.:crazyeye:
     
  5. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Nice, nice :cool:.
     
  6. Ekmek

    Ekmek on steam: ekmek_e

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  7. The_Coyote

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    good^(nice) :)
     
  8. melcher kürzer

    melcher kürzer Explorer

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    Wow, now i feel quite honored.:)
    Without you two guys i woundn't be able to make Leaderheads at all.
    Your tutorials ("Ekmek's LH Guide" and "Bone Weight Copy" from The_Coyote) are excellent and a great help. Thanks a lot for these.
     
  9. SaibotLieh

    SaibotLieh Emperor

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    They look really good. Maria Elenora loads as fast as the other Civ4Col leaders on my system, so I'd say that merging the textures was a good thing to do. :goodjob:

    The Bone Weight Copy script is a real life-saver when importing stuff from other games, I use it all the time, too.

    Keep up the good work. :)
     
  10. Volaginius

    Volaginius Chieftain

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    I thought Civ4 passed away. Glad to see great stuff here (considering screenshots). I am ashamed to not giving a valuable review (I have some problems with the "_BG.kfm" of the 3 LH) but since your work has been already approved by the elite, all is said exept one more "congratulations".
     
  11. Kathy

    Kathy Prince

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    Nice to see that you did another great leaderhead - you and saibothlieh do really good work. May I ask if you thin about doing another leaderhead after this?
     
  12. melcher kürzer

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    Merging the textures is just great. Not only because of the performance, now i can use as many parts of different leaders as i like without thoughts. I will use it for all my future units too.

    And more important, you can use every Leaderhead animation you like. I don't want to think about how much work it would be without this script.

    What kind of problems you encounter?
    Pease let me know if you have any errors with my LHs and i will try to fix them.

    For sure i will do other Leaderheads in the future. But i don't have any specific plans right now for my next LH.
     
  13. melcher kürzer

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    Finally i have uploaded my units too. Keep in mind they are made for Colonization so there is no guarantee they will work in Civ4 as well. I never tested that. You can find the units in the Colonization download section and in this thread i will collect them all.
     
  14. Volaginius

    Volaginius Chieftain

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    I guess I have problems with the "NOSHADER" entry of civ4Artdefines (which doesn't appear in your code). If I'm running the game with the code given, I got an error message about this missing "noshader.nif" entry.
    The game start correctly when I use a "noshader" entry using one of the 2 nif files existing. However it's not working anymore when the LH is selected (portrait is apparent though).
    I do not have great skills in manupulating text files (I hope my english ones are betters) and it could be a rookie matter.
     
  15. Ekmek

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    nonshader is for low-end graphics card. the noshader entry must have a valid nif file name and the path must be correct
     
  16. The_Coyote

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    @ Volaginius
    if you pc is a bit older - you can try it with this nonshader nif for Maria Eleonora. If it works with this nif, your pc can´t display shaders.
     

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  17. Volaginius

    Volaginius Chieftain

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    Thank you all for your devotion. It's more than expected. (I am a kind of lost lamb, I guess...).
    Looks like I overestimated my computer's skills...
    Using your "noshader" file, as you thought, make the LH work... Thanks again for your assistance. I would never have imagined a graphic card weakness ...
     
  18. melcher kürzer

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    Indeed great support, you guys solved this problem before i even read it.:goodjob:

    Fine that the Leaderhead works for you now. But i always use shaders a lot, maybe the leaderhead will look kind of odd without them. Hope it isn't to bad, never tested it myself.
     
  19. Volaginius

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    Well...I suppose it's not that bad (Not that odd), in comparison with the shaded one.
    As the matter of fact I managed to make the 3 LH working in "shaded" version.
    After a graphic card update, only "<NoShaderNIF/>" entry was required for making them work...Pretty easy in fact.
     
  20. melcher kürzer

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    I just want to let you know i'm currently working on my next LH and will hopefully finish him this weekend. This time it will be a historical character. I was looking after queens in history randomly and found this nice picture.

    Spoiler :


    I knew instantly i was going to make this Leaderhead. And i think this one becomes really good.:D

    Edit: Totally forgot to mention her name, Zenobia she is.
     

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