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[UNIT] Mighty Ships Et Al

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Unit Graphics' started by MightyToad, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    The first pic, some awesome ideas, native N.American ships is something nobody has touched come to think of it. Up to Toad.
     
  2. Zeta Nexus

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    I just made a quick sketch of an imagined North American galley.
    It was made in less than 10 minutes so it looks rather lame :lol: but I hope you will get my point.
    Spoiler Bisonship :

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    I imagined it with a giant wood-carved bisonhead/torso as a figurehead which also acts as the "knocker" of the ship (I don't know the proper expression even in my on language :lol: )
     
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  3. PPQ_Purple

    PPQ_Purple Techpriest Engineer

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    I believe it's called a ram. Rather appropriate given your idea.
     
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  4. Matsuda123

    Matsuda123 Prince

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    Came up with a quick drawing of a model I'll try to do soon. Haida Galleon. I'll refine it first though.
     

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  5. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    Your very skilled as an artist Matsuda color me impressed.
     
  6. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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  7. MightyToad

    MightyToad Sith Lord

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    I like the crab claw sails. I like to use those and Tanja sails. Square and lateen sails have been done to death.
     
  8. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    If your going to make some unique ships for a culture, it makes sense for some interesting alternatives to the usual sails to be used. Agreed Toad. What do you think of resurrecting the Curragh for Civ4 btw? Bad idea?
     
  9. MightyToad

    MightyToad Sith Lord

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    Not at all. I like the clipper bow of the model. Not sure how historically accurate that would be.
    I've been lazy the last week and not done anything. Still have unfinished business with mesoamerica.
     
  10. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    I will have you know many of your ships are in my mod's latest release. I played a game and the meso ships look great. Philistine civ is in the mod as well. The way I designed the civ is they have city attack automatically on all units. Cities they invade or destroy spawn more Philistine units under your control. Trying to mimic the Sea Peoples. I used the Civ5 Trireme as the Philistine's warship but also it serves as a transport. So they can attack from the sea as well. I also gave the leader an aggression level similiar to Montezuma.
     
  11. Matsuda123

    Matsuda123 Prince

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    I'm sure I can make the Curragh soon~
     
  12. MightyToad

    MightyToad Sith Lord

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    I've setup one half assed civ for polynesia. I copied Shakas setting for the leader. Him and Monty never disappoint in the early eras.:spear:
     
  13. tantanmen

    tantanmen Warlord

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    Spoiler Can I beg an apropos? :
    Kamehameha the Great.png


    I’m not sure who originally designed this, but for me it’s a step in the right direction toward King Kamehameha.

    (Don’t get me wrong, I really appreciate the rainbow-waterfall-wonderful world medley version, but the King George anims make him look like he’s watching soap bubbles pop in the air :cringe: sorry hope that’s not too harsh)

    Please, oh please, somebody restore Kalani Paiʻea Wohi o Kaleikini Kealiʻikui Kamehameha o ʻIolani i Kaiwikapu kauʻi Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea to his true glory :please:
     

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  14. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    Definitely needs a new face. Also skin color should be lighter.

    If possible I'd go with a face more like this:

     
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  15. MightyToad

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    I have the Civ 5 Kamehameha mesh sitting on the shelf. The dds files are corrupted, but Deliverator somehow did some conversions for some leader heads. Maybe Kamehameha was one of them. So, a conversation maybe possible, but I have enough on my plate ATM.

    Geddon, you mention some people had guns that fired grenades. Were you talking about mesoamerica or Philistines?
    I think the ancient Chinese cannon could be modified to shoot grenades relatively easily. That could be an alternative for a grenadier rather than the peltast grenade thrower.
     
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    Around the Napoloenic wars there was a type of troop called Grenadier which fired grenades from the barrel of a gun instead of throwing them. Eventually for whatever reason the idea of a bomb throwing gun was scrapped sometime after, and certain troops in europe were classified as Grenadier units, despite having nothing to do with...grenades.

    The first Grenadiers sound a lot like early Grenade Launcher units. They were European.

    I'm curious whatever it is your muse has settled on working on. You see how Spills gave my first Philistine LH a makeover? I reposted it.
     
  17. MightyToad

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    Around the time the carronade was introduced on British ships the French had a similar weapon. Only it fired exploding shells. It was eventually abandoned because of the danger it posed to its own crew and ship.

    Anyway, the ancient Chinese cannon is braced on the ground like a modern mortar. I've never actually seen it in game. If I remember correctly it uses the regular cannon effect.
    This sounds much more practical than throwing, and charging with a saber.

    I'm currently stalled on mesoamerican ships. Progress is slow.
    I d/led most of the LH you posted Geddon. Some of the links didn't work. I was wondering why you didn't just upload them, rather than link off site.
     
  18. MalayanGamer

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    It's great to see someone make a Leaderhead. Because there hasn't any new Leaderhead graphic for a long time. :goodjob:
     
  19. Sword_Of_Geddon

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    Trying my best. Spills is too he is great. He really should upload his work Ill talk to him about it.

    Can't forget Toad's excellent blessing of contributions with his ships and exotic infantry. :)
     
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  20. Deliverator

    Deliverator Graphical Hackificator

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    Using Ninja Ripper it is possible to extract high res DX11 from Civ V. Unfortunately I only became aware of this in 2020 after I had upload the lower res DX9 textures for all Civ V Leaders e.g. Kamehameha.

    The models can be extracted into Blender 2.7 via CN6 format and then save with Legacy Mesh Format to get into Blender 2.49.
     
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