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[Religion and Revolution]: Achievements

Discussion in 'Civ4Col - Religion and Revolution' started by raystuttgart, May 30, 2012.

  1. thadian

    thadian Kami of Awakened Dreamers

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    got it - i will remove the entry and save some time on the graphics work. At this moment, i am looking at things from different angles to get appropriate graphics for the achievements because a high standard has been set by the others who worked on it. Personally, i like the change - i thought having 5 miners was a bit much but the change seems appropriate and feels good.
     
  2. raystuttgart

    raystuttgart Civ4Col Modder

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    Yes indeed. :)
    And we will try to keep to high standards in all aspects of this mod. :thumbsup:

    Until now, all team members agree on this. :)
     
  3. Sanotra

    Sanotra Wannabe Modder

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    Since we're talking about Achievements, I think this is the right place to run this past you guys. Wouldn't it be cool to replace the in game photos of the first few achievements with more atmospheric photos (such as those taken from the intro movie)? Here is an example of what I am thinking, feel free to disagree, I'm just throwing around ideas!

    Achievements:
    Found the New World
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    Established your first colony.
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    Met a native tribe.
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    Surely it would be far too difficult to find legal and decent photos for all of the achievements, so I only had the first few in mind. And if this idea does not sit well with the rest of you, which files would I need to edit for my own enjoyment?
     
  4. raystuttgart

    raystuttgart Civ4Col Modder

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    The file you would need to edit to change the achievement graphics:
    Civ4AchievementInfos.xml
     
  5. Schmiddie

    Schmiddie Emperor

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    NO! Im totally against this! We and other modder did a lot of efforts to make these little pictures. We will also not use photos but we will make our own pictures for the mod. This brings further flair into the mod.
     
  6. raystuttgart

    raystuttgart Civ4Col Modder

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    I am absolutely against it, too. :thumbsup:

    We are not going to totally mix too many different styles of graphics for Achievements.
    And I really like the currently style of ingame graphics with painted images.
     
  7. AbsintheRed

    AbsintheRed Deity

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    Yep, it adds to the theme of the mod
    Don't change it, rather expand it to all the achievements (when you have the time for it)
     
  8. Sanotra

    Sanotra Wannabe Modder

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    I did not expect the artists who created the achievement pictures to be for a change. I didn't want to offend you Schmiddie, just throwing an idea out there.

    @Ray, I learned yesterday that the graphics can be easily replaced by opening the .dds files (assets/art/achievements) in gimp and replace them by pasting a different picture with the same dimensions. I just resized my selected pictures, and pasted over the ones I mentioned. I found that the picture I suggested for your first colony fits better with your first stockade.

    So if you guys aren't for a complete graphical overhaul of all your hard work... which I wouldn't expect you to be. How about this- How about I pitch an alternative text theme to you? I like the achievement system, and would like to change some of the things it says to the player. For example:
    The first achievement: You have a dream (into>) The Colonial Charter (text=) Your people are fleeing religious persecution in Europe, and/or seeking unknown wealth in the New World. They have abandoned their homes in Europe, and have been on a long voyage to seek out a place where they may start their new lives.
    The second or third achievement: Discover New World > same = Your men have stepped foot on dry land at last. The initial reports are encouraging, and there is a whole New World to explore!
     
  9. Schmiddie

    Schmiddie Emperor

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    Hi Folks,

    Finally we have not discussed how to proceed with new achievements...this is a pity!

    Whilst we prepare the next version 1.7 with only some little improvements I plan to create some new achievements for this next version...maybe you can see it as incentive to download the next version of RaR although it will only contain small changes and no big new features. :D

    As an eyecatcher - Here is my new achievement for the ownership of three of our new implemented "pirate frigates":



    Your pirates have begun to scourge the oceans in search of fame and plunder.

    The brothers of the coasts strike again! Now you are one of them - You own three pirate frigates! May the Lord be mercy on you!


    Regards Schmiddie


    EDIT: There is a typo in the german translation...Es muss natürlich heißen "ein Schlag noch, dann sind wir sicher...".
     

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  10. raystuttgart

    raystuttgart Civ4Col Modder

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    Nice. :clap:
     
  11. Sanotra

    Sanotra Wannabe Modder

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    Also it's "May the Lord have mercy on you." Not be. Looks great!
     
  12. Willi_Tell

    Willi_Tell praefectus praetorio

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    Nice done, Schmiddie, as always!

    Good idea to create some more achievements, mainly for LateGame and/or rare happenings (like owning 3 of these funky pirate ships) :)
     

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