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New Unit - Dinosaur Rider

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by pesoloco, May 18, 2002.

  1. pesoloco

    pesoloco Civ-aholic

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    The Dinosaur Rider unit is finally finished. Special thanks to Philippe for his suggestions.

    This is a fun unit that adds a little flavor to your game.

    Complete with sounds, animations, civilopedia images, and unit icons.

    I have even included a "raptors" resource icon as well if you want to add the resource and make it required for this unit.
     
  2. pesoloco

    pesoloco Civ-aholic

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    pesoloco Civ-aholic

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    Please rate this unit :) Thank you! (At the bottom of the page)

    Here is what it looks like in the game:
     
  5. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    Wow pesoloco good work!:goodjob:
    im downloading it right now!:goodjob: :king: :D :cool:
     
  6. coolcosh

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    Great job

    does anyone think they would be able to write civilopedia info for this?
     
  7. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    i can mayby give a text that you can insert but it will take some time
     
  8. coolcosh

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    thanks phillipe-

    i am having trouble with the unit. when i click on it to build it, the game shuts off without any messages, am i doing something wrong? i have downloaded units before and successfully installed them before so i am lost
     
  9. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    here it is,i dont know how that you must inset it in the civilopedia but here comes the text:
    DINO RIDERS
    you must have resource:"DEINONYCHUS"before building DINO RIDERS.
    explenation:
    Dino riders are men who uses dinos for their attacks.
    After years of training a man may ride the ferocios(mayby wrong spelling) DEINONYCHUS.
    The animal named DEINONYCHUS is a ferocios(wrong spelling again:rolleyes: )hunter,a hunter that was one of the smartest dinos and with claws that could cut a human body in 2.
    The DEINONYCHUS is also known for his speed and this is what the dino so interresting for DINO RIDERS.
    With the smartness and speed of the DEINONYCHUS and the skillnes of the DINO RIDER this unit is one of the most powerful unit in the ancient era.
     
  10. coolcosh

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    very nice philippe, you should help with the dino mod
     
  11. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    Thank you!I will help you guys with info and texts and images over dinos:) :D :cool:
     
  12. pesoloco

    pesoloco Civ-aholic

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    Sounds like the DEFAULT animation is either missing or the name doesn't match up with the INI file.
    Also, make sure you have downloaded BOTH Zip files and Unzipped BOTH to the Dinosaur Rider folder. (I don't know if this is you, but it looks like more people have downloaded the first zip than the second one - could be a possible source of errors)

    Make sure the following are true:
    The unit name in the editor is "Dinosaur Rider" (with a space)
    The art is in the folder /art/units/Dinosaur Rider (with a space)
    The INI file is called Dinosaur Rider.INI (with a space) - this one should already be that way

    I will double check the files I put together and make sure it all works.

    Thanks to Philippe for the Pedia text. I can format it so it will work with the Civilopedia.txt file. I will post again soon.
     
  13. pesoloco

    pesoloco Civ-aholic

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    I checked the ZIPs

    All the needed files are there if you get both ZIP files.
    Just unzip them both into /art/units/Dinosaur Rider

    Make sure your spelling is correct (spaces count) in the editor. That has caused me some problems before.
     
  14. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    thank you pesoloco!:goodjob:
    so what will be your next dino unit?
     
  15. pesoloco

    pesoloco Civ-aholic

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    I think now I will work on a transport boat pulled by a water dino.
     
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    FORMATTED CIVILOPEDIA TEXT (original text by philippe)

    *** PUT THIS IN THE UNITS SECTION OF CIVILOPEDIA.TXT ***

    #PRTO_DINOSAUR_RIDER
    you must have resource $LINK<Deinonychus=GOOD_DEINONYCHUS> before building Dinosaur Riders.
    #DESC_PRTO_DINOSAUR_RIDER
    Dino riders are men who uses dinos for their attacks.
    After years of training a man may ride the ferocious $LINK <Deinonychus=GOOD_DEINONYCHUS>
    With the smartness and speed of the $LINK<deinonychus=GOOD_DEINONYCHUS> and the skillfulness of the dinosaur rider, this unit is one of the most powerful unit in the ancient era.

    *** PUT THIS IN THE RESOURCES SECTION OF CIVILOPEDIA.TXT ***

    #GOOD_DEINONYCHUS
    The animal named deinonychus is a ferocious hunter - a hunter that was one of the smartest dinos and with claws that could cut a human body in 2.
    #DESC_GOOD_DEINONYCHUS
    The deinonychus is also known for his speed and this is what the dino so interresting for $LINK<Dinosaur Riders=PRTO_DINOSAUR_RIDER>.
     
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    pesoloco Civ-aholic

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    you will also need to add this to PediaIcons.txt before the "#End Units" line:

    #ICON_PRTO_DINOSAUR_RIDER
    /art/units/Dinosaur Rider/DinosaurRiderLarge.pcx
    /art/units/Dinosaur Rider/DinosaurRiderSmall.pcx


    add this before the "#End Resources" line:

    #ICON_GOOD_DEINONYCHUS
    /art/units/Dinosaur Rider/DinosaurRiderLarge.pcx
    /art/units/Dinosaur Rider/DinosaurRiderSmall.pcx
     
  18. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    i already gave you a image of a water dino so you can work on that:)
     
  19. pesoloco

    pesoloco Civ-aholic

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    I have a few ideas for what it could look like. I'll show you what i have as soon as i have some previews.

    i was thinking maybe a plesiosaurus with a harness pulling a covered-boat along?
     
  20. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    hmm i had more like 4 like on my image pulling a boat
     

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