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New Unit: Siege Archer

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by utahjazz7, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. utahjazz7

    utahjazz7 Chieftain

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    Okay, this unit was requested way back in January as an Assyrian Siege Archer. Although, I've always wanted to make the unit, I was never sure that I could actually do it. First, I wasn't sure about using two figures in an animation. Second I had never done an archer unit before, so I didn't know if I could pull that off.

    Well, I finally gave it a shot, and was pretty happy with what I ended up with. I'm a lot happier with what Aluminium turned my unit into. Thank you Aluminium. In his own . . .

    "Here are the changes I made:
    - fixed some colors of the palette
    - made shadows lighter
    - changed the speed (if necessary)
    - new Victory FLC"








    Louis XXIV, you can now download the Siege Archer.
     
  2. jobiwan7

    jobiwan7 Jedi Scholar

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    1st reply!

    Excellent! Very nice. :goodjob:
     
  3. Zeekater

    Zeekater hasn't been using drugs

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    Looks very good, very smooth animations :)
    Only thing is that perhaps it would have looked better if the archer shot upwards, but that's just nitpicking ;)
     
  4. Xen

    Xen Magister

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    I love it! :D thank you :)
     
  5. Antiochus VII

    Antiochus VII Basileus

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  6. Dom Pedro II

    Dom Pedro II Modder For Life

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    Ah! I was wondering when you were going to finish this up! Looks really nice... I guess Babylon has a new unit now :D
     
  7. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    Way cool. This would be a good repalcement for the babylonian Bowman, It would have the same sats (2.2.1 right?)

    I'd like to see a Qin Dynasty Siege archer, like in Hero, the attack on the Caligraphy school Scene...
     
  8. Dom Pedro II

    Dom Pedro II Modder For Life

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    I'd like to address two small points. I think that, since this is a siege archer, the archer should fire at a higher elevation. Secondly, in the death animation, I think the bodies and the shield should "bounce" a little bit when they hit the ground. There's no shock value when they hit the ground currently. But those are minor. It's still a really great unit. :goodjob:
     
  9. tjedge1

    tjedge1 Writer of writerly things

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    I love your units. Nice work. Especially if this is your first Archer.
     
  10. Digger532

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    Nice Flavour Unit Replacement, I feel this has to be squeezed in somewhere...I may add it as a Siege Unit available with Mathematics, Maybe a 2(3)-2-1 - Cost 30 or 40

    Nice work
     
  11. Kinboat

    Kinboat Conan the Librarian

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    I've always found archers to be harder to do... working out the arrow pull and drawing the bow... But this is great :D

    The skin tone might be a bit too yellow... Minor quible
     
  12. Mobilize

    Mobilize Nil Satis Nisi Optimum

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    Finally! Louis XXIV will be estatic. It looks superb.

    Looks like they have hepatitis, might want to make the skin less yellow, and it would be much better if they shot upwards but straight is still fine. More bounce is needed in the death too.

    Finally we got an Assyrian UU. Make it available with Mathematics and make it 2.2.1 with possible bombardment of 1-3. Now we need a better Tiglath-Pileser leaderhead and Assyrian is done. :goodjob:
     
  13. MSTK

    MSTK Chieftain

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    It's great.

    However, I think you can improve on it.
    1) Give the deaths more "bounce" to the falling shields and people.
    2) The archer should fire a bit more up.
    3) Try making the attack readiness a bit slower, about the part when they crouch down.
    4) In fact, I think that the whole thing needs to slow down its pace :(

    It's still great, though. Just wanted to add some constructive criticism.
     
  14. Mithadan

    Mithadan Wandering Woodsman

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    Yayyy!!!!! Thank you, utah!!! :bounce:
     
  15. DoubleT

    DoubleT Chieftain

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    Well you did good :goodjob:
     
  16. LBPB

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    Yes ! [dance]

    Very nice addition ! :goodjob:
     
  17. ripptide

    ripptide Lost in the wastelands

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    great job utah )
     
  18. thestonesfan

    thestonesfan A Client of Ron Kuby

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    Very cool!

    The skin doesn't look too yellow to me, but I haven't compared him to other units.

    BTW, that would be a cool Archer to have solo! :)
     
  19. utahjazz7

    utahjazz7 Chieftain

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    I was hoping that no one would say that. :)

    But, now I have good reasons not to do it. Afterall, his dead body won't jump off the ground, he won't shoot high enough in the air, and he won't be cured of hepatitis which is causing his skin to be yellow. Poor guy. :(
     
  20. Dom Pedro II

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    Actually, if you were to just make an Assyrian archer without the shield carrier, then it wouldn't be a "siege archer" and so you could just have him firing at the angle he's at now... :)

    Btw, I hope you're not offended by the criticism... I meant it to be constructive..... :undecide:
     

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