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Rising Sun: Civilisations of Old Japan (Updated for 2017!)

Discussion in 'Civ5 - New Civilizations' started by Homusubi, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Homusubi

    Homusubi Lafcadio Hearn Wannabe

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    Updated 05/01/16: Arigato Update! Here's the changelog:

    -Added a TSL Japan map featuring all the civs except Ryukyu. (The Ikko-ikki start at Nagashima)
    -Reworked all the icons.
    -The alpha icons are now proper kamon instead of pixelated blobs.
    -Konishi now has its own kamon and colour scheme instead of using Spain's.
    -Oda, Toyotomi, Akechi, and Uesugi now have the correct colour scheme and the same kamon design across colour and alpha.
    -Cities should no longer go invisible sometimes.
    -Previously unpromotable UUs should now be promotable.
    -Added five new leaderheads, so that no two Japanese civs share a leaderhead. Sho Hashi now has his own artwork; Augustin Konishi still has William's.
    -All the leaders now have unique greeting messages.
    -Nerfed Kato and Ikko-ikki.
    -The first two thirds of the Oda city list is now properly Oda. The Oda capital is now Kiyosu instead of Nagoya or Kyoto.
    -Sakamoto now has a more readable colour scheme.
    -The five minor civs (now Kyoto, Izumo, Fu'nai, Tsushima, and Hakodate, one of each CS type) no longer conflict with the major civs and no longer share colour schemes.
    -A few misc bugfixes and historical name changes.

    This mod adds fourteen Japanese samurai clans, plus the Ryukyu Kingdom and Ikko-Ikki, as playable civilisations. This is the Brave New World version.



    South Kyushu - Shimazu Yoshihiro
    UA: Wakon Yosai: Double luxury resource quantity available when trading. +1 Gold from sea trade routes. Sea trade routes gain a 50% increase in range.
    UU: Tanegashima: Replaces the Rifleman. In addition to its normal melee attack, can also perform a slightly weaker ranged attack.
    UB: Tenmonkan: Replaces the Observatory. Does not require a mountain.


    North Kyushu - Kato Kiyomasa
    UA: The Tiger Daimyo: +17% Production across the civilisation. +50% Unhappiness from Population. (nerfed since last release)
    UB1: Banikuya: +4 Food and +2 Gold. Requires 2 Horses and a source of Horses nearby. Replaces the Stable, but does not confer any of its original benefits.
    UB2: Onsen: Replaces the Colosseum. +3 Happiness, +1 Food, no maintenance.


    Tokaido - Tokugawa Ieyasu
    UA: The Closed Country: Empire-wide Culture is increased by 50%. Receive half as much Tourism from Great Works as usual.
    UU: Shinobi: Replaces the Knight, but is almost completely unlike it! Basically a submarine on land, it is invisible until it attacks or moves adjacent to a unit.
    UB: Kabukiza: Replaces the Amphitheatre. +3 Culture and +2 Gold.


    Kansai - Toyotomi Hideyoshi
    UA: Kitchen of Japan: +3 Food from Fishing Boats.
    UB: Osaka Castle: Replaces the Palace, but with much more defence and produces more gold.
    UB2: Kabunakama: Replaces the Bank. Is available at Guilds. +10% Production.


    Shinshu - Takeda Shingen
    UA: Furinkazan: Units ignore terrain cost on hills. +1 Gold from Mines.
    UB: Dojo: Replaces the Armoury.+2 Happiness. +30 XP for land units only (no XP for naval and air)
    UB2: Yamajiro: Replaces the Castle. Requires a Mountain. All units trained in a Yamajiro city get Drill 1.


    Echigo - Uesugi Kenshin
    UA: Forts of Rock: Units are 33% more effective in friendly territory and 20% less outside it.
    UU: Kuruma Gakari: Replaces the Longswordsman. Can move after attacking. Starts with the March promotion.
    UB: Bishamonten Shrine: Replaces the Barracks. +2 Faith, +1 Happiness, +15 EXP.


    Shikoku - Sakamoto Ryoma
    UA: To Defy Sakoku: Military units can embark on ocean from the start of the game. +1 naval movement.
    UU: Jizamurai: Replaces the Pikeman. Can build Farms, Camps and Plantations.
    UU2: Kurofune: Replaces the Frigate, but has a range of 3.


    Chugoku - Mori Motonari
    UA: Takatora's Wisdom: Civilisation starts with Himeji Castle.
    UU: Atakebune: Replaces the Galleass. Has a lot more melee strength, but still can't melee attack (read: is harder to kill).
    UB: Floating Torii: Replaces the Shrine. Provides 2 Faith, plus another 2 for each sea resource worked by the city.


    Tohoku - Date Masamune
    UA: Abe Pioneers: Civilisation starts with 3 Settlers and an Archer.
    UB: Inari Shrine: Replaces the Temple. +1 Faith from Forest tiles nearby. +1 Faith from Deer and Furs.
    UI: Yamabushi Site: Available at Theology. +5 Culture. Can only be created on hills. Created by a Settler in the same way as a city.


    The Akechi - Akechi Mitsuhide
    Trait: The Enemy is at Honnoji: Units can move in rival territory without an Open Borders agreement.
    UU: Ronin: Replaces the Longswordsman. Does not require Iron. Can attack twice in one turn.
    UU2: Oyumi: Replaces the Crossbowman. Is available earlier and costs less Production.


    West Kyushu - Augustin Konishi
    Trait: The Sole Purveyor: Religious buildings can be purchased without a specific belief and by using Production or Gold.
    UB: Dejima: Replaces the Harbour. Gives 2 iron and 1 porcelain. Does not confer the sea resource benefits of harbours.
    UB2: Jesuit Mission: Replaces the Temple. +50% Religious Pressure.


    Kanto - Hojo Ujiyasu
    UA: Legacy of the Minamoto: Civilisation starts with 1 free Social Policy. Future policies cost 10% less Culture.
    UU: Kyuba no Michika: Replaces the Chariot Archer. Is stronger and ignores terrain cost.
    UB: Gojunoto: Replaces the Temple. +3 Faith, +10% Culture.


    East Shikoku - Miyoshi Hisahide
    UA: Fall of the Ashikaga: All units gain a 20% attack bonus against Cities.
    UB: Tearoom: Replaces the Garden. Doesn't require Fresh Water. Provides one slot for a Great Work of Art.
    UI: Henro Temple: +1 Faith. Available at Philosophy.


    Hokuriku - Maeda Toshiie
    UA: Kaga Hyakumangoku: +1 Gold from Farms. +1 Culture from Farms after discovering Guilds.
    UU: Sojutsu Ashigaru: Replaces the Pikeman. Costs 2/5 as much Production as a normal Pikeman. Slightly weaker.
    UB: Kutani Workshop: Replaces the Workshop. +3 Culture. Provides one unique Pottery luxury resource.


    Ikko-ikki - Rennyo
    UA: True Pure Land: Gain a free Great Prophet upon discovering Philosophy. +1 Faith in the Capital.
    UU: Sohei: Replaces the Pikeman. Slightly stronger and does not require maintenance.
    UB: Yamadera: City must be built within two tiles of a Mountain. +1 Faith from every Hill tile. Replaces the Temple.


    Ryukyu - Sho Hashi
    UA: Gateway to the Middle Kingdom: Earn a Great Scientist upon researching Optics, Engineering, Steam Power, and Flight.
    UU: Nunchaku: Replaces the Pikeman. Bonus against Melee units. No bonus against Mounted.
    UU2: Gushiku: Replaces the Castle. Provides Scientist specialist slots and Great Scientist points. Doesn't provide Defence or HP.

    Vanilla Japan has been changed to "Chubu". The Samurai has had an attack increase; the Zero has been removed and replaced with the Kajiya (this UB replaces the Forge, does not require iron, provides 2 iron, and does not confer the iron production bonus). It is still led by Oda Nobunaga.


    Download Links

    Brave New World (current version)
    CivFanatics: https://forums.civfanatics.com/resources/rising-sun-civilisations-of-old-japan-arigato-update.25843/
    Steam Workshop: http://steamworkshopdownloader.com/view/835561608

    Brave New World (2014 legacy version):
    CivFanatics: http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=22128
    Steam Workshop: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=212584458

    Gods and Kings:
    CivFanatics: http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=21050]
    Steam Workshop: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=131755699

    Vanilla:
    CivFanatics: http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=20856
    Steam Workshop: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=131754345
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
  2. Homusubi

    Homusubi Lafcadio Hearn Wannabe

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    If you tried this, please comment instead of just being passive. I check this page frequently and haven't seen anything yet.
     
  3. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    I'll be honest in that I haven't tried it yet, but it looks really good. I like the traits in particular. Not being familiar with Japanese history, I understand that you've included a "Sengoku period" scenario - were all the clans you've done from that era or would any of them be suitable in another timeframe?

    A couple of pics might attract some comments.
     
  4. Toggaf

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    These are really well made, they provide totally new playstyles
    I really like the Farmer Militia, Tanegashima and Ieyasu's Unique trait in particular
    Art could use a bit of work though, but they're fine. Personally I changed the leaders to have their Samurai Warriors art, but still it's pretty good.
     
  5. Homusubi

    Homusubi Lafcadio Hearn Wannabe

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    @Toggaf: Thanks! By the way, the art is Putmalk's. He let me use it. I just switched the orders around (his Date is my Takeda, his Takeda is my Tokugawa, etc.). If you want a new playstyle idea, try using clever trades with Shimazu to plunge the rest of the world into war, build up your forces in the meantime, and sweep in with your Tanegashima, vulture-style, at the end of the run-on wars.

    @Rob: Not all the clans in the scenario are actually representative of the Sengoku period e.g. Sakamoto Ryoma, who appeared about 200 years after Sengoku. Call it Chosokabe if you want to stay true to the history. I made it that way because I thought that Sakamoto would make a much more interesting civ than Chosokabe. Generally, the clans can be used in any period, it's just that most of them are Sengoku.
     
  6. Homusubi

    Homusubi Lafcadio Hearn Wannabe

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    Somebody please move this to the "new civilisations" forum. It's being drowned here.
     
  7. Gedemon

    Gedemon Modder Super Moderator

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    Moderator Action: moved

    You can also use the report button on your first post of the thread when you want to ask for such a thing, it can be faster :)
     
  8. Homusubi

    Homusubi Lafcadio Hearn Wannabe

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    Thanks Gedemon. I hope it'll be less ignored here.
     
  9. Homusubi

    Homusubi Lafcadio Hearn Wannabe

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    A few announcements.

    Firstly, I have ideas for Hojo Ujiyasu and Miyoshi Hisahide. I'm not sure whether I'll get them done in time for BNW though.

    Secondly, I am wondering about giving each civ a second unique that is not just the samurai. Here's my current ideas (for second uniques: their original non-samurai unique will still remain)

    Date: Abe Pioneer (UU)
    Mori: Atakebune (UU)
    Ryukyu: Gusuku (UB)
    Shimazu: Meijikan/Tenmonkan (UB)
    Takeda: Bajutsuka (UU)
    Toyotomi: Kabunakama (UB) and improve Osakajo

    well... that's 6 of the 12, soon to be 14, total civilisations that have another unique... If anyone has any ideas for them they can VM/PM me.
     
  11. Homusubi

    Homusubi Lafcadio Hearn Wannabe

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    I have Hojo ready to release now but it's being pulled back a bit by Miyoshi. I should be able to update it with both civs tomorrow.

    P.S. I've also made it so that Kato isn't as OP as he was before (it's now 33% production and 50% unhappiness)
     
  12. Homusubi

    Homusubi Lafcadio Hearn Wannabe

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    Here's a new release featuring Hojo (I'll upload it properly when I have the time). I also made Kato's trait less OP and Osakajo less UP.

    I've also included Akechi and Konishi in the release, so you don't need to activate two mods at once now.
     

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    Homusubi Lafcadio Hearn Wannabe

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    The update is now on the CivFanatics database. The link in the OP still works.
     
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    Homusubi Lafcadio Hearn Wannabe

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    I'm working on another release with second uniques. So far I've coded second uniques for Shimazu, Takeda, Hojo, Date, Mori, Toyotomi and Ryukyu. Trouble is, I can't think of any for the remainder.

    If anyone has any UU/UB ideas for Kato, Tokugawa, Uesugi, Akechi, Konishi, or Sakamoto, can they please inform me via VM/PM.
     
  15. Homusubi

    Homusubi Lafcadio Hearn Wannabe

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    Released MegaUpdate, as it were. Everything now has a second unique.
     
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    Homusubi Lafcadio Hearn Wannabe

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    I've updated it with BNW flavours, use the Civfanatics database link for now.
     
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    For some reason, Kanto isn't showing up. I think it may be tthe entire G&k pack. Vanilla worked, but didn't include Kanto.
     
  18. Hiram

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    Hi Homusubi, I was wondering if I could use some of your XML code to create a stand-alone BNW version of the Ryukyu Kingdom? Author credit would of course be given on the uploads :).
     
  19. Homusubi

    Homusubi Lafcadio Hearn Wannabe

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    The BNW version is finally out!
     
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    Sounds great! :)
    Congrats!
     

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