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popHeads Smileys and CivColors Complete: All Epic, Scenarios and Conquests

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Graphics Modpacks' started by Puppeteer, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. Puppeteer

    Puppeteer Emperor

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    February 2007 Update: I've learned that most people don't read the long stuff I type, so here's a quick summary of the two downloads discussed here (with links to their CivFan download page):

    Smiley Mood Badges For Your Citizens - Make it easier to see who is happy, who is sad and who is resisting! Never again have a smiling content person fool you into disorder!


    Nationality Civ Color Flags For Your Citizens - Easily find foreign citizens in your cities. Great for warmongers needing to know how many and where their foreigners are. (Also has mood smilies.)


    Unlike other smiley and flag mods I've seen, each mod includes files for all versions of Civ3 including the shipped PTW scenarios and C3C conquests (like DyP and Mesoamerica).

    (end of Feb 2007 summary update)

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    This isn't the first smiley popHeads mod by a longshot, but hopefully it's the most complete.

    This mod includes epic smiley popHeads for vanilla Civ3 and Civ3 Conquests. (PTW uses whatever vanilla Civ3 is using.) It also has modified smiley popHeads for these PTW Scenarios installed with PTW: Ancient Mediterranean, Balancer and Double Your Pleasure. Now how much would you pay? Don't answer yet, because you also get mods for the Conquests in Conquests! (Oddly enough that's not a repeat.) 11 of the 13 Conquests have their own popHeads files, but upon further review some are copies so there are four unique popHeads in Conquests aside from the epic game.

    Some of the Conquests use identical popHeads files, and not all Scenarios and Conquests have special popHeads, so there are only 9 different popHeads files to modify.

    Puppeteer's Smiley popHeads (9 popHeads files in 1.4 MB Zip)
    Puppeteer's Smiley popHeads with Civ Color Flags (9 popHeads files in 1.5 MB Zip)

    EDIT: Editing just to add the phrase "smiley mood badges" and "moodbadges" for the search feature. For more search engine fodder, these mood badges help differentiate happy, content, sad and resisting citizens (or "city workers") as well as providing nationality flags.
     
  2. Puppeteer

    Puppeteer Emperor

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    First link, no civ color flags. These are my favorite smileys so far. I've been using these since March for my epic games and decided to share them since I've had no usability issues and really like these smileys. Note that content citizens have no smiley--I figured they didn't need them because you never have to worry about them or count them. Resisters have this smiley: :mad:.





    The following is with the civ color flags. I made sure I got some mixed-civ screenshots. On the right it's easy to spot the foreigners, but since the foreigners are the same culture group it would be very difficult to tell them apart from this view without the color flags. On the left the colors are very close and it's easier to tell by the appearance of the person. The flags cover up the faces when stacked, but not too badly. The foreigners on the left shot are the two at the top, the right lady in the 2nd row and the two fellows on the second-to-last row. Note that specialists have the civ color flags, too. I just made these and haven't played with them, but I experimented with several flag placements before deciding this was the least intrusive placement. (EDIT August 3 2005: Been playing with the civ color flags for a month. They bug me a bit from covering too much of the face, but it's really easy to see their nationalities which really helps during and after wars. If I try to hide the flag more it will disappear behind some of the heads. Guess you'll have to choose between aesthetics and information. Warmongers will probably prefer the flags while builders will propably want no civ flags.)

     
  3. Puppeteer

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    EDIT: Oops, looks like I goofed in the readme. The PTW Scenario popHeads mods are complete; the folder names in the zips are obvious, and the paths to install the file are correct in the readme.

    readme.txt file from one of the zips:

    popHead Smileys with Civ Color Flags Complete
    by CivFanatics user Puppeteer
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    In this readme an "epic" game means the game you get when you choose "New Game" from the startup screen. Other game types are PTW's "scenario" and C3C's "conquest". Some scenarios and conquests have their own popHeads.pcx file, but some use the epic game's popHeads.

    BE SURE TO BACK UP YOUR ORIGINAL popHeads.pcx FILES! If you mess things up then uninstalling and reinstalling Civ3 should fix it, but that's no fun.

    To install, copy the appropriate popHeads.pcx file to the appropriate directory. Civ3 and PTW use the same popHeads file. C3C introduces new specialists, so they have to be in the modified file or the game will crash when you try to assign a policeman or civil engineer.

    The Balancer PTW Scenario seems to just have culture groups moved around from the epic popHeads. The Ancient Mediterranean and Double Your Pleasure scenarios have extra specialists as well as culture changes, so a crash is likely if you have the wrong file.

    The C3C Conquests have rearranged culture groups and/or eras compared to the epic game but have the same specialists.

    ******************
    * FILE LOCATIONS *
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    The epic popHeads file for Civ3 and PTW are in the civ3 zip folder and goes in:
    "C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\Art\SmallHeads"

    epic Civ3 Conquests popHeads, c3c folder:
    "C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\Conquests\Art\SmallHeads"

    The following 3 PTW Scenarios aren't done yet
    "C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\CIV3PTW\Scenarios\Ancient Mediterranean\Art\SmallHeads"
    "C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\CIV3PTW\Scenarios\Balancer\Art\SmallHeads"
    "C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\CIV3PTW\Scenarios\Double Your Pleasure\Art\SmallHeads"

    ***** For C3C Conquests (not the epic), note the double "Conquests\Conquests\" in the path name *****

    C3C Mesoamerica conquest, mesoam folder:
    "C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\Conquests\Conquests\Mesoamerica\Art\SmallHeads"

    C3C Sengoku conquest, sengoku folder:
    "C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\Conquests\Conquests\Sengoku\Art\SmallHeads"

    C3C conquests "WWII in the Pacific" and "Napoleonic Europe" both use the file in nap-wwii which goes in:
    "C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\Conquests\Conquests\Napoleonic Europe\Art\SmallHeads"
    "C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\Conquests\Conquests\WWII in the Pacific\Art\SmallHeads"

    The other 7 conquests use the same popHeads file from the other7 folder which goes in:
    "C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\Conquests\Conquests\Age of Discovery\Art\SmallHeads"
    "C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\Conquests\Conquests\Ancient Treasures\Art\SmallHeads"
    "C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\Conquests\Conquests\Fall of Rome\Art\SmallHeads"
    "C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\Conquests\Conquests\Mesopotamia\Art\SmallHeads"
    "C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\Conquests\Conquests\Middle Ages\Art\SmallHeads"
    "C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\Conquests\Conquests\Rise of Rome\Art\SmallHeads"
    "C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\Conquests\Conquests\The Three Sisters\Art\SmallHeads"

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    * COPYRIGHT INFO *
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    Based on art copyrighted by Firaxis, Infrogrames Interactive and/or Atari. The sad and resisting smilies are adapted from CivFanatics forums' smilies and the happy smiley is cut from Apolyton.com user Rickk's popHeads file. The civ-color flag is adapted from CivFanatics forum user Chieftess' popHeads file. None of this is mine, and I have no power to grant any rights of any sort for this material.
     
  4. Pounder

    Pounder Phaethon was here

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    I like the resisters smiley :mad:
     
  6. Turbotortoise

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    Thank you, these will make it easier for me to manage the populations of the empires I build in C3C.
     

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