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Post 5.0 Art Replacements

Discussion in 'Civ4 - CIV Gold' started by Wyz_sub10, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Wyz_sub10

    Wyz_sub10 CIV Gold - Project Lead

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    This thread is for the managed replacement of CIV Gold 5.0 artwork. Red Absinthe will take the lead in prioritizing these and I will update Gold step-by-step, testing along the way.

    This is an attempt to update the mod in a manageable way, given my time restrictions for the next, oh, rest of my natural life. :)
     
  2. AbsintheRed

    AbsintheRed Chieftain

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    Hi Wyz, I finally got there to make the first post here.
    I tried to choose the LHs which I consider final versions, no upgade (shaders, small fixes, etc) is planned AFAIK, at least none in the near future. So you don't have to work twice with them.

    The LHs in the first few posts are improved ones, you already have an older version of these in 5.2. I suppose XML and everything is there, so it's should not be much work, just replacing the art.

    Ablay Khan (Kazakh) by IgorS - The only improvement from the current one in Gold that this is a shadered version
    Afonso Henriques (Portugal) by IgorS, The Capo, cfkane - Totally new one, based on cfkane's Arthur. Your old one is a Louis reskin only
    Ashurbanipal (Assyria) by MethylOrange - New version, textures improved much, and more unique
    Askia Muhammad Toure (Mande/Songhai) by The Capo - This LH still has a very some small issues, the left hand does not move. It's barely noticeable and a first class LH, and you currently using Amra's Sundiata Keita as Askia. I would move that to Mali, and add this new Askia here. Oh, and maybe you should rename Mande to Songhai. Mande were the people living in that area, both Mali's and Songhai's population were Mande people. Songhai was the civilization that was important enough to be include in base Civ V :)
    Ataturk (Ottoman) by Ekmek - The version 2 is a total rework, one of Ekmek's best LHs
    Atotzotli (Aztec) by Ekmek - Version 2 was released a few weeks ago, with small fixes, shaders and custom anims. Probably the final Atotzotli
    Attila (Hun) by Ekmek - Also final, version 3. Shadered, perfect, everything
    Brian Boru (Ireland) by IgorS - IgorS made a new version from scratch, and it's much better. Shadered too
    Charles V (HRE) by The Capo - Improved a little, and with IgorS's shaders
    Cetshwayo kaMpande (Zulu) by The Capo - A real and awesome Cetshwayo
    Constantine (Rome) by Ekmek - Version 2, shadered and reworked. Maybe you should add him as a Byzantine leader too
    Dido (Carthage) by The Capo, Ekmek, The Coyote - A great improvement again, Capo's new Dido came out really well. Although I liked the old version too, maybe we could find another place for her?
     
  3. Wyz_sub10

    Wyz_sub10 CIV Gold - Project Lead

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  4. AbsintheRed

    AbsintheRed Chieftain

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    Great, just post if anything is wrong with the links or somethinf else

    I have one question though:
    Are you willing to update Suppi and David too?
    I remember that we started to discuss about this earlier, and these are not that obvious change as the other ones above.
    But many people (including me) tend to like Amra's and Ekmek's version more than the ones currently used in Gold
     
  5. NikNaks

    NikNaks Chieftain

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    I'll be making some new buttons and flags to improve upon any poor ones. If anyone notices any that are especially bad, I'll get to those first; otherwise, I'll start at the top and work down.
     
  6. AbsintheRed

    AbsintheRed Chieftain

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    Hope this means you found some time to make that thread for bicolor flags.
    I'm really looking forward to that one
     
  7. Wyz_sub10

    Wyz_sub10 CIV Gold - Project Lead

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    I'm cool with any changes the community wants to make, including Suppi and David. I did my first SVN reconcile this morning (it's been a few months). I have a major deadline Thursday morning, so hopefully I can complete the first change list Thursday afternoon.
     
  8. Ekmek

    Ekmek on steam: ekmek_e

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    you forgot Meiji

    EDIT: or you didnt get to 'm' yet ;)
     
  9. AbsintheRed

    AbsintheRed Chieftain

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    Don't worry, I did not forget about him :)
    Oh, if you are here, I would like to ask: Do you plan any update/improvement/shading on your David LH in the next few weeks/months?
    I would like to ask Wyz to replace that LH too, but I don't want him to work twice on him...
     
  10. Ekmek

    Ekmek on steam: ekmek_e

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    I'd like to update him. But I have no idea when that will be done. So its probably fine to use as is now.
     
  11. Wyz_sub10

    Wyz_sub10 CIV Gold - Project Lead

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    AbsintheRed Chieftain

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    Awesome, then I will post the next team soon
     
  13. AbsintheRed

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    Not sure when it is needed, but now I have some time:
    So here is the second group:

    Henrique the Navigator (Portugal) by IgorS, The Capo, Ekmek - totally new and much better Henri based on IgorS's idea
    Itzcoatl (Aztec) by IgorS - the same LH as previously, just he is shadered since...
    Ivan IV (Russia) by Aeven - also based on iloveplaycivs's LH (as the one in Civ Gold right now), but this is a much better skin for him
    Jingu (Japan) by Ekmek - version 3, shadered, improved
    Kamehameha I (Polynesia) by The Capo - much improved MethylOrange's Kamehameha
    Meiji (Japan) by Ekmek - version 3, totally reworked, an awesome LH
    Menelik II (Ethiopia) by mechaerik - the current one in Gold is mostly a reskin, this is way better
    Modu (Xiongnu) by MethylOrange - the current one in Gold is mostly a reskin, this is way better
    Mongkut (Siam) by The Capo - shadered version
    Nebuchadnezzar II (Babylon) by Den9510 - improved version of Gold's Nebu, nice work of Den
    Nefertiti (Egypt) by pencilgod - version 2 with little changes (improved boobs :))
    Santa Anna (Mexico) by Ekmek - version 3 with shaders, custom animations and minor updates

    Sry if this was early, no pressure. Better a little later then never ;)
    I promise I won't post more of them till you are ready with the first ones :)
     
  14. Ekmek

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    I dont remember who the other mexican leader is used for civgold. should my juarez go there?
     
  15. AbsintheRed

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    Yes, of course. Juarez should definietly be in. :goodjob:
    But this is only the replacing LHs section yet, these were already included in Civ Gold with a previous version.
    Adding new LHs will be next step

    If you are interested, I base my suggestions on my previous post in the other Civ Gold thread.
    I think it's a more or less complete list of the better LHs (taking Gold as a start point)
     
  16. Wyz_sub10

    Wyz_sub10 CIV Gold - Project Lead

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    Thanks AbsintheRed!

    Just finishing batch one (Tortoise crapped out on me for some reason), will move on to batch two. ASAP.
     
  17. Midnight-Blue766

    Midnight-Blue766 The filidh that cam frae Skye

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    Can you also replace Trung Trac? It's very jarring having a darker-skinned Isabella being used for a South-east Asian leaderhead.
     
  18. AbsintheRed

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    Yes of course, I didn't forget about her/them.
    The Trung Sisters will be in the next batch
     
  19. AbsintheRed

    AbsintheRed Chieftain

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    Hey Wyz, how is updating the leaders coming?
    Do you need the next dozen soon?
     

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