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Discussion in 'Civ3 - Creation & Customization' started by Spacer One, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. LouLong

    LouLong In love with Rei Ayanami

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    A very small stuff but can be useful. This is the directory of most of the files that need changing in the scenario. Some aren't even needed (for most scenarios) but better to have them. Just keep it called scenario and make copies you can rename (usually along your scenario name).
    Place in Conquests/Scenarios
     

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  2. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    This should be a Sticky!!!
     
  3. Spacer One

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  4. FinnMcCool

    FinnMcCool Crazy in the right way...

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    How bout a Leaderheads template?:cool:

    Great thread.
     
  5. Spacer One

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    well, I know very little about animated files...what is required as a LH Template?...I will do what I can to get/make them
     
  6. FinnMcCool

    FinnMcCool Crazy in the right way...

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    Static leaderheads work just fine. Mods supplied on the CD have good examples. The grueling part is the Art\Advisors\--_all.pcx file, where the circular images are stored. Bogus having to draw each and every one pixel by pixel. A template would be very convenient.
     
  7. Spacer One

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    Ok, I did the PCX with the Circles for Leader Heads (LH_All.pcx)
    its in the first post
    I looked at a static LH and its still a flc, which I cant make...the LH_ANG.pcx are just a size, no template as such...If you want a blank LH_Large, and LH_small I'll make em...
     
  8. FinnMcCool

    FinnMcCool Crazy in the right way...

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    You raise a question that I wanted to rant about in its own thread. Or perhaps my shot at a tutorial. It isn't discussed, far as I can tell. But for some dam reason the invisible color in the advisors\--_all.pcx files is BLACK. Index 255. So if the palette you use is the one for (frinstunce) units, your leaders will show up with a big square instead of a circle.

    Set 0 0 0 black in slot 255.
     
  9. Spacer One

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    Hmmm...well I just made the borders the purple they were, and the circles Magic Pink...I assume you draw "over" the pink so it shouldnt matter...

    [edit] I redid the circles in black just in case
    and when you make it a LH you will have to make 255 black, the pallet only has 2 colors on this one...and Im not adding 250 colors...
     
  10. FinnMcCool

    FinnMcCool Crazy in the right way...

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    Thanks, Spacer! I haven't completely conquered the Kingdom Of Palettes, but I can manage well enough for my tastes. The template can work easily enough; it makes pasting custom images into the circles much easier.

    How'd you do it so fast? Some kind of wizard are you? :cool:
     
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    I just am very familiar with pixels...Ive been working with em since my Texas instruements TI-99-4/a and its voice modulator...
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    use the big eraser in Gimp??
     
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    :bump: this should stay near the top, or at least first page...
     
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    Bumped by request...this should be sticky now that search is disabled...
     
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    Why wasn't this made four years ago....
     
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    Because everyone was mad about Civ3 being too hard to mod instead of doing something helpful. ;) :p
     
  17. Stormrage

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    I`ll bump this on a regular bassis and root for its stickieness, cause it seems you guys need this to make mods. Mods that I play. And I like doing that. A lot. Cheers! :D
     
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    added it to the first post Weasel...thanx

    I wasnt here...and even if I was I didnt know squat about modding...except I did replace all the missing DyP icons(from the disk, CivIII Complete)...maybe if I had READ the posts instead of vulturing and looting...<ssigh> woe for lost time...
     
  20. Takhisis

    Takhisis Winnie the Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    Thanks for the link Wease! I love you!
     

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