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Discussion in 'Civ4 - Warhammer Fantasy Battles' started by Psychic_Llamas, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. Psychic_Llamas

    Psychic_Llamas Wizard in the Making

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    I figured i will be making a few Minimods for Warhammer, including the new spells for each wind of magic, and eventually Leader specific Heroes (if i can get Specific art for each :p)

    Warhammer Mini-Mod: Version 1.2 (re-uploaded to include some more urgent fixes (see changelog for details))

    Patches: Patch c
    includes all previous patches (i hope)

    NOTE: unpack the mod in the mods folder NOT the bts folder.

    Changelog:
    Version 1.2
    Spoiler :

    (note, patch c was meant to be the next installment, but i changed so much i felt i would need the whole next version, so here are the changes, it also includes all the changes from the previous version and patches.)

    Fixed Errors:
    1. Fixed issue with Bright Journeyman not being able to upgrade.
    2. Fixed the Buttons for Tzeentch and Nurgle Spells (last patch had them linked incorectly :blush: )
    3. Fixed a lot of TXT_KEY_ things
    4. Fixed the Mithril Vision spell (law of gold) renamed Transmutation and now turns Copper -> iron -> gold. (THANKS DEON!!!)
    5. fixed an issue with buttons not appearing.
    6. fixed an issue of having millions of errors appear on start up.

    Removals:
    1. removed almost all buildings.

    Changes:
    1. changed most building requirements, some units may still hav odd building requirements, will need severe play testing.
    2. adjusted resource yields for new buildings.
    3. changed the tech requirements to match the new buildings, (will probably need tweeking.)

    Additions:
    1. added Governmental District (note, some buildings listed below actually have different effects in game, however most are as presented below. also, all production costs are fairly random and will need balancing. balancing costs is my current priority.)
    Spoiler :

    Governmental District level 1, 2 &3

    Lords Court
    -20% maintenance
    +1happyness

    Office of Levees
    -15% unit upkeep
    -2 happiness

    Prison Sector
    +20% maintenance
    -10% chance of revolt
    +2 happiness

    Palace Gardens (Capital only)
    +4 Culture, +25% Culture

    2. added Merchant District
    Spoiler :

    Merchant District Lv1, 2 and 3
    +25% gold each
    Level 2, also +50% trade Routes
    Level 3, also +25% food Stores

    Farmers Market
    Requires Merchent District Lv 1
    +50% stored food
    +1 Health for bananas, corn, wheat, rice, olives, cows, sheep, pigs.

    Luxuries Market
    +1 Happyness from Gold, Silver, Gems, Spices
    +2 Merchants

    Trading Houses
    +5% gold for brightstone, ivory, dyes, silk,
    +50% trade routes
    +2 Merchants


    3. added City Defences
    Spoiler :

    City Defences 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
    +20% City Defence Each
    And +1 hammer to stone and marble at lvl 1

    City Watch
    Requires City Defence 1
    +2 Espionage Points
    -25% Maintenence +2 Happiness

    Spies Guild
    Requires City Defence 2
    +4 Espionage
    +25% Espionage

    Assassins Guild
    Requires City Defence 3
    +8 Espionage Points
    +50% Spy Interception Chance
    -50% chance of revolt

    Garrison
    Requires City Defence 4
    +25% city defence
    +1 Happiness from fortified units

    4. added Wharf District
    Spoiler :

    Wharf District 1, 2 & 3
    1 = +1 food on water, +25% trade routes from water.
    2 = +1 commerce on water
    3 = +1 commerce on water

    Guild of Fishmongers
    Requires Wharf District 1
    +1 Health from fish, clams, crabs, whale

    Traders Guild
    Requires Wharf District 2
    +1 Trade Routes
    +75% trade routes from water.
    +50% Income from trade routes
    +1 Happiness from pearls, whale

    Guild of Shipwrights
    Requires Wharf District 3
    +1 hammer on water
    Ships get +2 Exp

    5.added Industrial District
    Spoiler :

    Industrial District 1,2 & 3
    +25% hammer

    Metalworkers Guild
    Requires Industrial District 1
    +1 hammer from copper, iron, mithril and coal,
    +25 Work-rate for workers

    Builders Guild
    Requires Industrial District 2
    +25% Faster Buildings
    (can rush buildings at the cost of population?)

    Engineers Guild
    Requires Industrial Quarters 3
    +25% hammer production
    Siege Weapons +2 Exp

    6.added Military District
    Spoiler :

    Military District level 1:
    +2 EXP to units built
    +10% unit production speed
    Military District level 2:
    +1 EXP to units built
    +10% unit production speed
    Military District level 3:
    +1 EXP to units built
    +10% unit production speed
    +1 happiness from garrisoned units.

    at each level of military district, the city has the option to build 1 of the following sectors (need better names):

    Soldiers Guild:
    free combat 1 promotion to melee units
    +2 EXP to melee units

    Guild of Marksmen:
    Free city defence 1 promotion to ranged units
    +2 EXP to Archer units

    Riding Academy:
    Free Flanking Promotion to mounted units
    +2 EXP to Mounted units

    Guild of Siege Engineers:
    Free Barrage 1 promotion to Siege units
    +2 EXP to Siege units

    Seafarers Guild: (on a coastal square only)
    Free Navigation promotion to naval units
    +2 EXP to naval units

    7. added Magic District
    Spoiler :

    Magic District Lv 1, 2 & 3
    +25% Science

    Aprentices Guild
    Requires Magic District 1
    +2 Experience to Mages

    Alchemist Guild
    Requires Magic District 2
    +2 free Sages , +2 Unhealthiness

    Mages Guild
    Requires Magic District 3
    +2 Experience to Mages, +4 Science, Mages built 25% faster. +1 unhappyness


    8. added Hedgemagic spells:
    -Healing hands
    -Cantrip
    -Fascinate
    -Conjour light show

    9. added new unique feature: Celestial Palace

    10. added new button art for most buildings. still need some. (help and suggestions are welcome :))

    Planned additions still to come (thanks Vehem!)
    11. Added New mechanics for lizardmen and amazonians. Jungle will convert to special benefitial Deep jungle in their borders and revert back to normal jungle outside. grassland will slowly turn into wetlands and swamp (similarly to the Asrai ancient forest spread).
    12. added new lizardman only civic: Lost Lands
    13. added new trail improvement to replace roads for lizardmen and amazon.
    14. normal jungle should have a small chance of adding the 'diseased' promotion to none lizardman and amazon units.
    15. Lizardman workers can cast spells (scorch and spring) to spead up and slow down the growth of swamps.


    Patch a
    Spoiler :

    Fixes:
    1. fixed the no sound issue.


    Patch b:
    Spoiler :

    -fixed the industrial district error on start up (thanks kai)
    -fixed an annoying bug where the hedge 2 spell presdigitation causes industrial district 1 to be built rather than what i wanted
    -decreased the potency of city garrison promotions. 120% city defenc efrom 3 promos is a bit much. i reduced it to 60%.
    -changed the elder council from giving -50% maintenance to +2 beakers.
    -fiddled with merchant and magic district prices. merchats should be slightly cheaper than magic.
    -changed sylvan ways civic to also give to ancient forests (thanks for picking that up Kalimakhus)
    -reduced the cost of wharf districts.
    -removed the gust and rumble sound tags i nthe XML rain will now be silent. should hopefully fix the CTDs.


    Patch c: (changelog not complete)

    -added working World map. (sorry about the delay on this, been having some trouble)
    -changed the builders district to not provide worker speed rate, realised thats a wonder function. :blush:
    -added deon's Button fixes (Thanks Deon!!)
    ---it places skeletons', nagash, horror's (of Tzeench), gobbos', monasteries' and temples' buttons in its places, also it fixes artdefines a bit
    ---Also It fixed your sixth city defence icon, (I forgot to write .dds in the button's path)




    Warhammer Magic Tutorial:
    Spoiler :

    So how does Magic work anyway?

    there has been quite a bit of confusion with the changes from FfH spell sytems to this one.

    Firstly, each 'wind of magic' (the magic 'sphere' if you like, ie Bright or Celestial) has 3 different tiers of spell caster.

    The first tier spellcaster can always only cast the first 2 spells of thier specific wind (with some acceptions). they can then 'learn' to use new winds different to their specific wind through choosing them as promotions.

    Now, the only way you can get a second tier spellcaster, is through levelling up one of your tier 1 spellcasters to level 4. when that tier 1 caster has spent all the EXP necessary to be at level 4 (ie chosen 4 promotions), he can be upgraded to the tier 2 spellcaster for that wind.

    Second tier spellcasters are stronger than tier 1 casters, and also know much more spells. to be excat, they can cast the tier 1 spells they knew before, but they can now cast 3 new tier 2 spells.

    Now, this Tier 2 spellcaster can only become a tier 3 spellcaster through leveling them up a further 2 levels, (ie getting him to level 6) and also granting the promotions along the way. this is the only way a tier 3 spellcaster can be gained.

    So thats how you get access to the higher level spellcaster.

    Oh, one more thing. in order to build a spellcaster, you need to first build the Wonder for that wind. for example, the Amber Journeymen require the 'Amber college' to be able to be built. unfortnately, these colleges are world wonders, and so you will need to race to them if you want a specific journeyman. however, any spellcaster can potentially learn any winad, so its not too big a setback if you dont get the college. ( I want these colleges to be changed to National wonders, rather than world wonders, but thats just me personally :) )


    if you want to discuss this brief tutorial on how to use spellcaster in WH, please start a new thread, this one is only for bug and feedback on the SPELL MOD and other minimods.:)



    Civilopedia spell descriptions (to be added in a later version)
    Spoiler :

    High Magic:
    WALK BETWEEN WORLDS
    As the mage intones this ancient incantation he beings to fade from view, becoming as insubstantial as a ghost! This spell adds the 'incorporeal' promotion to all units in the caster's stack. This promotion enables unit to treat all terrain as roads, can cross mountains, cannot attack, or be attacked. lasts 1 turn.
    DRAIN MAGIC
    The Mage creates a minor vortex in the fabric of the world which drains magical energy from all around him. This spell adds the 'Magical Block' promotion to all adjacent enemy spell casters. This promotion reduces the damage of the units spells by 150%, and has 50% chance of wearing off each turn.
    THE CURSE OF ARROW ATTRACTION
    The air around the victims shimmer with magical energy as it warps and twists. This spell affects all enemy units adjacent to the caster. it adds the 'Curse of Arrow Attraction' promotion which causes unit gets -60% strength against Archer units.
    FORTUNE IS FICKLE
    The mage twists the winds of magic around enemy units, causing Chaos to follow in their wake. This spell removes the 'Magic Resistance' Promotion form all units adjacent to the caster and adds the 'Unlucky' promotion. This promotion grants a -15% chance to withdraw from combat, -1 first strike, and -1 strength. Lasts one turn.
    VAULS UNMAKING
    The mage draws on the powers of Vaul to draw magically enchanted items to them. This spell 'steals' an item of equipment off of an adjacent unit, or from a city, and grants it to the caster. (NOTE: currently dosn't work, requires FFH code)
    FLAMES OF PHOENIX PEDIA
    The nearest enemy stack instantly burst into holy flames, igniting them and causing further damage. This spell causes between 50 and 75% fire damage to the strongest enemy stack within 2 squares of the caster. It also adds the 'Ignited' promotion to these units which deals further damage to the unit over time and has a 1/3 chance of expiring each turn.
    FURY OF KHAINE PEDIA
    Calling on the dread might of Khaine, the mage launches a searing bolt of brilliant white energy at his enemies which rips at their soul. This spell deals 15 to 75% death damage to the strongest enemy stack within 2 squares of the caster, and adds the promotion 'Rended Soul' which permanently reduces the unit's strength by 1.
    SANCTUARY OF ASSURYAN
    Calling on the power of Asuryan, the mage creates a massive sphere of protective holy white fire that heals himself and all nearby friendly units whilst damaging all nearby enemy's.This spell deals 60 to 75% holy damage to the all adjacent enemy stacks, and adds the promotion 'Sheild of Assuryan' to all untis in the casters stack, which heals the unit, and grants 1 fire and 1 holy extra damage. the promotion wears off once the unit is fully healed.

    Dark Magic:
    CHILLWIND
    Calling upon the coldness of Nagaelythe of the Underdark, the Caster unleashes a freezing wind against the nearby enemy stacks, dealing between 10 and 30% cold damage.
    DOOMBOLT
    As the invocation is spoken, the otherworldly beast known as Kharaidon unleases a bolt of purest darkness at the strongest enemy stack within 2 squares of the caster, dealing 20% unholy damage.
    WORD OF PAIN
    Upon uttering the true name of Khain as the Serpent Lord, an unnatural and unbearable agony suffuses the body of all enemies to hear the word. all adjacent enemy units gain the 'Unbearable Pain' promotion which has a 10% chance of wearing off each turn and continually damages the unit.
    SOUL STEALER
    The Daemon-crawler Anchan-Rogar reaches out from his domain and plucks the soul from the strongest enemy stack. The enemy gains the 'Rended' Soul' promotion, which reduces their strength py 1 permanently, and the caster gains the 'Stolen Soul' promotion which grants him an extra +1 strength permanently.
    TORTUROUS VISION
    The caster draws on the darkest powers of Chaos and envisions the world’s greatest horrors, all happening to the target unit, projecting an illusion before her. This spell adds the promotion 'Mental Agony' to all enemy units within 2 squares of the caster which grants the unit a 33% chance of killing themselves after battle, and a 50% chance of them becoming barbarian, and grants them a -10% defensive bonus. May be resisted.
    BLACK HORROR
    The wizard conjures a Whirling Vortex of Dark energy which drags her victims into one of the infernal regions of Chaos. This spell is able to banish (kill or turn them into barbarian units somewhere else in the world) enemy units adjacent to the caster, but it may be resisted.
    FURY OF KHAINE PEDIA
    Calling on the dread might of Khaine, the mage launches a searing bolt of brilliant white energy at his enemies which rips at their soul. This spell deals 15 to 75% death damage to the strongest enemy stack within 2 squares of the caster, and adds the promotion 'Rended Soul' which permanently reduces the unit's strength by 1.
    DOMINATION
    The caster forces her will upon the mind of the strongest nearby enemy and twists them to her will, like a puppet. This spell turns the strongest enemy unit to the caster's side. may be resisted.


    Feel free to upload your own minimods for WH here :)
     
  2. Psychic_Llamas

    Psychic_Llamas Wizard in the Making

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    Known Bugs:

    Clicking on city defences lvl 6 causes an instant CTD, caused by incorectly linked art i suspect. will be fixed in the first patch.
     
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    Oh man, i come back from a 4 day trip upstate, and the spell mod is finished! freeking sweet. im firing it up now. So what's next Llama? spells for orcs and gobbos maybe?
     
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    Hmm error mesage on startup: "Tag: 0 in info class was incorrect Current XML file is xml\Units/Civ4spellinfos.xml

    game continued to load though, ill see if this affects play, and report any CTDs.
     
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    Psychic_Llamas Wizard in the Making

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    yeh, i get that error 3 times on start up too :confused: dosnt seem to affect the game though...

    EDIT: yeh, other race relates spellas are next. once these ones are balanced and all good :)
     
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    ok still playing my first game with the spell mod. empire on noble. Created my first Hunter skirmish troop, and it has the option of choosing the "death Dealer" "early Death" and "doomed" promotions. since 2 of those are negative, im assuming this is an error.
     
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    Psychic_Llamas Wizard in the Making

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    Ah, ok, thanks for that. its an error on the prerequesit techs for those spell promotions. itll be fixed in the next patch :)
     
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    another thing ive noticed from browsing the updated civlopedia, it seems like there are first and second tier winds of magic. the schools of death, shadow, and life have no requirements and can be built relativly early. every other school requires observatories, alchemists labs, or universities. Ive got no problem with this, except it seems like the school of light was supposed to be a first tier school of magic, at least based on its position in the tech tree. also ive noticed that there are two new summons that i cant find civlopedia entries for: the Unseen Lurker and the Silver Squall. did you add these units without civlopedia entries or do they not exist yet? if so, will summoning them lead to a CTD?
     
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    The summons should work fine, i just didnt do a civilopedia entire for they yet :)

    the requirements for the colleges i think is very unbalanced. we need to rework those. i think we should put all the buildings required to construct each college at the same tier in the tech tree. this would involve making some more buildings and moving old ones, but i think that is alright.
     
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    i agree. i think the idea of having to have a certain number of buildings in order to build each college is fine, but they should be accessable as soon as you get the tech. I researches lore of heavens very early on to find that i wouldent have the tech to build observatories for a quite a long time!

    also, based on my playtesting of the two warhammer maps available, ive found that, without conquest, getting 4 cities in the old world is kind of difficult for some races, and impossible for others. ive been able to do it with the empire, but no one else. since all the second tier colleges require 4 something, this is a little aggravating. however, i think the solution is revising the world map to make the old world larger, rather than changing the requirements for the colleges. to be honest, i think that we might want to consider making a world map that doesnt include cathay, ind, or nippon. They really arent even a minor part of warhammer fluff, and playing the empire with only 4 cities just feels wrong :)
     
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    :lol: i spent a whole game trying to get a screenshot of my celestial college, because i had to research Astronomy to build 4 observatories :mad: then, by the time id finished, woodelf had already posted on :p

    well, future scenarios are planned that focus on one area of the world (The Old World, Lustria, Naggaroth and Ulthuan (ala Kinstrife) Southlands and Araby, Loren, WorldSpine Mountains, Eastlands (cathay, Nippon and Ind) so that wont be an issue :)

    ive never found it hard to get 4 cities, im usually at 4 cities by the time the AI are at 2-3 (on Random maps :p) what difficulty do you play on?
     
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    oh i usually play on at least noble for this mod. i play regular civ4 on warlord.

    Ok so i built the amathyst college and was very excited about my first magical unit, since i wanted to know what the spells do (civlopedia entries somewhat lacking :) )

    so i get my first apprentice and immediatly declare war on the beastmen. i try to use my apprentise, but literally EVERY SINGLE SPELL is a miscast? im talking like at least ten turns in a row. i wasent able to get a single spell off.

    im really hoping this is a error or an amazing run of bad luck.
     
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    Ah, yes, the horrible unlimited miscast :(

    its a bug. i have no idea how to fix it. the only way casters can cast any spells at the moment is if they are a third tier caster, and then they never miscast :confused: this was a but from befor the spell mod. hopefully it will be fixed with the relaes of FfH Shadow, because i think they were incorporating the same miscast mechanisms we are. the best thing to do is go into world builder and replace the tier 1 caster wit ha tier 3 caster. (you can change his promotions so he can cast the correct level spells, so you dont feel like your cheating TOO much ;) ).

    Unfortunately, my version of WH has a broken world builder :( i hope its not in th uploaded version. i just get tonnes of python exceptions and you cant place anything down or change anything :( so hopefully yours is not broken.

    if it is broken, youll just have to level your casters up to level 6 :(

    Im only going to do civiliopedia entries for the spells when they are balanced and totally completed, and i wont do civilopedia entries for placholder spells.

    on a side note, ive found an awsome book that has huge lists of potential spells for each wind of magic, as well as several racial magic lists. so if you see any spell that you really hate, of think should be replaced, i can come up with replacements reletively simply :p
     
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    hmmm. well, just for playtesting reasons, is there a way to eliminate miscasting entirely? by all means, it should be in the final release (with a nice big list of Chaos effects should your spell misfire :) ) , but in order to playtest the spells, maybe we could get rid of it for now?

    you wouldent have happened to come across the 2nd edition warhammer magic supliment, would you Llama?
     
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    i havent found a way to disable miscasts yet, but im still searching :( ive fount the tag that grants spells a miscast chance, but they are all already at 0 miscasts :(

    thats possibly it. its called Warhammer Magic, by Rick Priestley 1997.
     
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    Damn. well ive played a good deal of FfH and never had the miscast problem. maybe we could ask the programmers of FfH for any ideas?

    yeah thats the one, warhammer magic. you might want to hold onto that. last time i checked, the cheapest one i could find on eBay was $80. a lot of players have been more than a little disappointed with the 3rd edition magic system.
     
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    :wow: oh my god! $80! for such a tiny book! (77 pages) ill keep it, dot you worry :p (its not even mine. its my brothers ;))

    i might PM Kael about it...
    EDIT: about the miscasts, not hte book, obviously ;)
     
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    yeah obviously... hopefully he would know if anyone playing FfH has ever had a similar problem. If nothing else, it might get him interested in helping us with programming issues.
     
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    I got a CTD on turn 233. I think maybe one of the other races tried to build a college? ill try to build each college myself and see if any of them cause a CTD.
     
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    hmm, intersting... were there any python exceptions, or was in instant?
     

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