1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

UNITS: Japanese Units Pack

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by Dom Pedro II, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. ShiroKobbure

    ShiroKobbure Still modding Civ3

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2003
    Messages:
    5,550
    Location:
    Here
    Dom why did you make the japanese rileman so yellow??
    my friend told me that westerners say asians are yellow, but we have white skin I think... I think giving him yellow skin makes him look sick.
     
  2. LouLong

    LouLong In love with Rei Ayanami

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,385
    Location:
    Fontainebleau FRANCE
    I would tend to agree (most of the time) with that. Once I had a Shanghaiese gf (very pale skin) who just did not get why we (European-Caucasians) call them "yellow" since I was much darker than her :D

    Actually I think it is because of the geographical approach the Europeans had (they came by boat from the South and met Khmer, Cantonese, Taiwanese or people from Okinawa before "the others" and these people tend to have more of a "copper" skin (the same difference more or less can be found between a "typical" Swede and a "typical" Southern Spaniard).
    If you add to that the fact Europeans were definitely interested in finding a difference of skin to definitely identify and separate Asians from themselves, well you got the point.
     
  3. Dom Pedro II

    Dom Pedro II Modder For Life

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    6,811
    Location:
    Exit 16, New Jersey
    I don't think the skin looks so much yellow as it is tanned. A simple explanation for that is that the Meiji army was comprised of peasants as opposed to the samurai. Thus, these were men who labored for long hours in the sun... The colors of the flesh of this unit are, in fact, comprised largely of flesh colors I've used in lots of units.

    Update:

    I've redone the shadows. They are a proper shade now. (You can actually see the horse's legs :)).

    But I still have to do some in-game testing to get the alignments right... :( So I hope later tonight I'll release the fixed units.
     
  4. gorn

    gorn quick & merciful

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2003
    Messages:
    777
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Woo woo!! Merry Christmas, Don Pedro II! Looking forward to those new alignments!
     
  5. Dom Pedro II

    Dom Pedro II Modder For Life

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    6,811
    Location:
    Exit 16, New Jersey
    Merry Christmas, gorn. It's done now... just click on the old links and you can download the new zips. :)
     
  6. embryodead

    embryodead Caliph

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    5,179
    Location:
    basement
    Thanks for the update :goodjob:
     
  7. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias I saw the Great Library burn. Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2001
    Messages:
    9,840
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The lone and level sands
    :goodjob: And Glad Tidings to you too, Dom Pedro!

    -Oz
     
  8. Gojira54

    Gojira54 The folly of Man Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2002
    Messages:
    2,237
    Location:
    Monster Island black-sand beaches
    :eek:
    Great work as always!!!:love: :band:
     
  9. ASA Dragon

    ASA Dragon Dragon of Secrets

    Joined:
    May 30, 2003
    Messages:
    112
    This is a great set of units. If you were wondering what type of units to do next, I haven't seen any "less-honorable" types when it comes to Japanese units anywhere. Maybe more brutish Samurai-types utilizing die-tsuchi (war hammer), ono (battle axe), or Tetsubo (club). Or perhaps peasant warriors utilizing kama or other peasant-type weapons. A great source of inspiration (even if not all of it is strict japanese based) is the CCG Legend of the Five Rings. If you were to check that out, I think the ise-zumi (tattooed men) would be a great addition to civ3.
     
  10. ShiroKobbure

    ShiroKobbure Still modding Civ3

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2003
    Messages:
    5,550
    Location:
    Here
  11. ASA Dragon

    ASA Dragon Dragon of Secrets

    Joined:
    May 30, 2003
    Messages:
    112
    Maybe for chinese units something like the demon hunters from "A chinese Ghost Story". Also if anyone was looking to make Asian-themed fantasy units, possible asian-styled Dragons or different types of Oni.
     
  12. Dom Pedro II

    Dom Pedro II Modder For Life

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    6,811
    Location:
    Exit 16, New Jersey
    I would like to make some Korean and Chinese units, but unfortunately, I don't have a whole lot of materials to work with in regards to Korean soldiers (just one pic from a magazine), and I don't have most of the clothing for the models that would be needed.
     
  13. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias I saw the Great Library burn. Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2001
    Messages:
    9,840
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The lone and level sands
    Yeah, a surprisingly tough nut to crack -- here's one pic of soldier's uniforms from the Koguryo, Silla, and Baekjae Kingdoms (ca. 7th century CE):
     
  14. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias I saw the Great Library burn. Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2001
    Messages:
    9,840
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The lone and level sands
    (uncertain which century; dynasty lasted from 1392-1910)

    -Oz
     
  15. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias I saw the Great Library burn. Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2001
    Messages:
    9,840
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The lone and level sands
    Animated gif of a "hwarang" archer from RON can be found here. -- and, well, here :D :
     
  16. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2002
    Messages:
    18,162
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Pont de l'Arn, FRANCE
    If only we could convert Rise of Nations units...
     
  17. ShiroKobbure

    ShiroKobbure Still modding Civ3

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2003
    Messages:
    5,550
    Location:
    Here
    I could design chinese and korean units ^ ^
    and um Oni and dragons are different
    Oni are just big monsters with clubs and usually horns
     
  18. Dom Pedro II

    Dom Pedro II Modder For Life

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    6,811
    Location:
    Exit 16, New Jersey
    Actually... hmm... actually, I MAY be able to come up with some units that look pretty similar to these... but, as I said before, I'm not doing anything at the moment...

    In addition to a lot of work and the holidays, I've also been working on the movie and artwork for my mod.
     
  19. Dom Pedro II

    Dom Pedro II Modder For Life

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    6,811
    Location:
    Exit 16, New Jersey
    Could anybody tell me anything about these hats and whether they might have been used by military?

     
  20. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias I saw the Great Library burn. Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2001
    Messages:
    9,840
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The lone and level sands
    Indeed, there are so very many "UUs" in RON -- do you know if our inability to do so is a matter of technology or law?

    -Oz
     

Share This Page