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Rhye's flag decal pack

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Graphics Modpacks' started by Rhye, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Rhye

    Rhye 's and Fall creator

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    here's a collection of decals you can use as alternatives.

    First row shows standard flags.

    Second and third rows show the decals contained in the pack.

    Let's see what's new:

    America1: 13 stars pattern, from early flags
    America2: an eagle
    Arabia: palm tree, shown in saudi coat of arms as symbol of Arabia
    Aztecs1: double headed serpent, famous from some sculptures
    Aztecs2: eagle with serpent. It's the mexican flag symbol, representing the founding of Tenochtitlan
    China1: people's republic logo, featuring Tiananmen square in the centre
    China2: Tiananmen palace only
    Egypt1: the pschent, symbol of the crown of united high and low Egypt
    Egypt2: an ankh, the "egyptian cross"
    France1: 3 fleur-de-lys pattern, as it was on French flags for many centuries.
    France2: the coq, symbol of Gaul and symbol of modern France in sports
    England: 3 lions, used before the cross, since the crusaders times. It can be found in 1000AD scenario as well.
    Germany1: Luftwaffe symbol. It was on every ww2 plane
    Germany2: an eagle, used since the first reich up to nowadays. This particular shape represents republican Germany
    Greece1: the Athenian owl, symbol of democracy. It is on the back of every Greek 1 Euro coin. Also featured in Greek World mod
    Greece2: a lambda, symbol of Sparta.
    Inca1: symbol of Quechua people
    Inca2: the sunmask artifact
    Japan1: the land of the rising sun now has its rising sun
    Japan2: symbol of Tokugawa
    Mali1: a kanaga mask
    Mali2: just a kanaga. It used to be in the middle of modern Mali flag
    Mongolia: a full Soyombo
    Persia: the Derafsh Eagle, used as a flag by Achaemids. Also included in Greek World mod
    Rome1: S.P.Q.R. in the middle of laurels
    Rome2: a Labarum or Chi-Ro. Can be used for representing late empire. Also included in 1000AD scenario as Byzantine flag
    Spain1: the Castillan castle
    Spain2: a famous bull shape
    Barbarian: a different design
     

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  2. Rhye

    Rhye 's and Fall creator

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    the file.

    Consider it's just a collection.
    To use them, you should take the ones you want, put them in a mod subfolder (Mods\Flags\Assets\Art\Interface\TeamColor) and put an edited CIV4ArtDefines_Civilization.xml inside Mods\Flags\Assets\XML\Art.

    I can't do that myself, because each one of you is free to choose his one combination.

    For example, in my games I'd use America, Arabia, Aztecs, France, Greece, Inca, Mali, Rome and Spain from the 2nd row only
     

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  3. Gogf

    Gogf Indescribable

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    First post.

    Wow, this looks great Rhye :D!
     
  4. Evol

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    Excellent collection. You have managed to retain the symbols of each civilization without being tempted to simulate the flags of the modern nations.

    Only one complaint: as a Spanish, I do suggest you change or remove the bull. Although it may look funny, it has political and cultural meanings and cannot be representative of the country.

    I should give you an alternative, but I find it difficult to find a symbol that represents Spain for itself alone. At least four should be combined, as you can see here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_coat_of_arms

    Probably the same thing happens to most countries, so I would leave the castle for Spain, which is the castilian symbol.
     
  5. ejdacanay

    ejdacanay Chieftain

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    lol, i dont like the new barbarian sign, its smiling
     
  6. Thorgrimm

    Thorgrimm Senior Elder

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    I definitely like the Crown of the Two Kingdoms! :goodjob:




    :nuke: Cheers Thorgrimm :nuke:
     
  7. Rufus T. Firefly

    Rufus T. Firefly Rufus is coming in town!

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    Why not the 2 Eracle's column?
     
  8. Rhye

    Rhye 's and Fall creator

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    what's the political and cultural meaning of the bull?
     
  9. Rufus T. Firefly

    Rufus T. Firefly Rufus is coming in town!

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    With a bull, I think to Mithraism.
     
  10. Aeon221

    Aeon221 Lord of the Cheese Helmet

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    I'm not 100% on what to edit. Could you make it a bit clearer, Rhye?

    BTW, congrats about being thanked in the manual!
     
  11. Djangolinn

    Djangolinn Chieftain

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    Where do you unzip this?Tell me please,this is the first time I downloaded a flag pack
     
  12. Sa~Craig

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    hmm i think i've seen that bull before on a brandy bottle perhaps...
     
  13. grallon

    grallon Chieftain

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    I don't see any entry in the civinfos to point towards those decal diles...



    EDIT: nevermind i found it... not in the Civinfos file btw - but rather in the Artdefine file... Editing this game is like a goose chase.



    G.
     
  14. Evol

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    Well, it speaks for itself. We are not all bullfighters. Besides, although many Spaniards are unaware of it, a Spanish flag with a bull is like the modern version of the eagle used by Franco's dictatorship. While some people will like it a lot, others will go:' oh, nooo!...'

    And yes, that bull shape was first used by a powerful family of brandy makers to label their bottles. It has become today a symbol, but as I say, it's very controversial and not neutral.

    It may sound weird, but bullfighting wouldnt exist nowadays in Spain if politicians didn't still support it with public money, because it doesn't generate enough income.
     
  15. Evol

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    Not bad idea. But I think they wouldn't look as nice as the castle visually speaking. And they are still a Castilian symbol, representing the expansion of the kingdom beyond the Atlantic ocean.
     
  16. Rhye

    Rhye 's and Fall creator

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    i've explained installing instructions a little better
     
  17. Rhye

    Rhye 's and Fall creator

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    i'm afraid the spanish coat of arms is too complex to be used in a bi-color decal.
     
  18. Evol

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    That's right. That's why I said the castle alone will do fine. And the one you made looks very nice. The firaxis one looks like a LOTR tower.
     
  19. Paasky

    Paasky Good News Everyone!

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  20. Haarbal

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    nice flags :)
    esspecially the arabian, japanese (rising sun) and english ones
     

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