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    Default Better Unit Cards modpacks -v1.00



    Better Unit Cards mod (BUC) - v1.00

    What does this mod do? Better Unit Cards mod takes the vanilla unit cards and spices them up a bit. Althought they are pretty to look at already, it is hard to distinguish what unit is what in a few seconds.

    Thus, BUC aims to remake the unit cards so that you actually know to select Yari Ashigaru instead of Katana Samurai! (d'oh!)


    For now this mod changes only the backgrounds of the cards in the battle ui, but in further releases, I aim to finish recoloring the backgrounds of the campaign recruitment cards!

    The Color Key Red=Missile units
    Blue=Sword Infantry
    Tan=Spear Infantry/Naginata!
    Green=Melee Cavalry!
    Peach=General's guard (minus the general's portrait)
    Gray=Artillery and firebomb throwers!


    Details, which modpack does what etc.
    Spoiler for Beta Changelogs

    Beta 1=First build

    Beta 2=Added spear and sword specific unit cards and toned colors down slightly (you can still use colorful backgrounds if you prefer). Ninjas no longer have purple backgrounds.

    Beta 2.01 Fix=Fixed bug where Yari Samurai would appear identical to Bow samurai.

    Beta 2.1=Added color to Loan Sword Ashigaru.

    RCv100=Added color to the Ikko-ikki units and all the recruitment icons.

    RCv101=Added color to Onna bushi and Naginata samurai recruitment icons.

    Release v1.00=Added recruitment_large Katana Wako, and edited backgrounds of all heroes. (MP compatible version)



    Coming soon... mod compatible version for Shogun 2 Realism, Radious Total War Mods, and Additional Units Mod.

    v1.01 beta
    Better Unit Cards Mod version 1.01 BETA:

    -BUC (should) now support:
    -Ashigaru Hand Mortars
    -Warrior Nuns
    -Fire Cavalry
    -Wako Raiders
    -Bow Ronin
    -Mounted Gunners
    -Heavy Gunners
    -Daikyu Samurai
    -Long Yari Ashigaru
    -Marathon Monks
    -Bandits
    -Bulletproof Samurai

    This is a BETA only. That means that these changes have been untested and unproved. I need your help to confirm that my changes work.

    Two packs have been included in the following file, "BUC v1.01 MP compatible.pack" and "BUC v1.01 mod compatible.pack". Use the MP compatible version if you are not using any mods that tamper with the game UI. If you do have mods that add new untis and/or unit cards, use the mod compatible file.


    To install, simply extract your file of choice into the game's data directory. This should be found at "steam/steamapps/common/total war shogun 2/data/" (without quotes).

    For those of you using the MOD compatible version:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 
    The mod version is for use with mods that might conflict with this mod (i.e. they also change or add unit cards). The mod version must be activated in your user.shogun2_script.txt (or whatever it is called, I don't have the full game), which should be located in "C:\(your name)\Appdata\Roaming\The Creative Assembly\Shogun2\scripts\". If there is no user script there, create one yourself.

    To activate the mod, open your user script, which should look a little like this (if you are using a mod atm):

    mod "whatevermodsyouareusingatthemoment.pack";
    Add this:

    mod "BUC v1.01 mod compatible.pack";
    To the top of the user script, which should now look like this:

    mod "BUC v1.01 mod compatible.pack";
    mod "whatevermodsyouareusingatthemoment.pack";
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    Last edited by CoconutFred; August 07, 2011 at 08:39 PM.

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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards mod (Battles only)

    Great mini mod and grats to you're first shogun 2 mod. Hope you going to flash this out when retail is coming out. + rep

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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards mod (Battles only)

    Very clever idea, I'm sure I'll get used to the UI cards, but I would still prefer something similar to previous games with images of the actual unit instead of a picture.

    Excellent job

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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards mod (Battles only)

    Great work, plus rep.

    For a future version I'd like to see some less bright colors (maybe optional, as some may like bright colors, others don't) and maybe also a difference in color between spear- and sword-infantry.
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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards mod (Battles only)

    Yes, I plan to do such things in future versions, as well as different cards for light ships and heavy bunes.

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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards mod (Battles only)

    Hey, this is snazzy. Downloading.
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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards mod (Battles only)

    Looks nice. Will download for the official release.

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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards mod (Battles only)

    Ohhhh Very nice!

    Its like you took inspiration from the colored backgrounds of the Ukiyo-e Watercolors that insipred the Shogun 2 Total War's art.

    Very nice.

    Have you considered adding a sort of 'paper' texture to them? Something akin to this?

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 



    Also, can I suggest making Hero's backgrounds black?

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    No point downloading it just for the demo, but this is freaking great for the actual game!!! +Rep

    All the unit cartoons look way too similar
    A HUGE fan of the Stainless Steel mod for m2 kingdoms. Thank you to all the modders!

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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards mod (Battles only)

    Very nice! However do you think you could maybe tone them down a bit? I only need hints of blue/red/green and at the moment these cards are rahter garish.

    Regardless +rep


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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards mod (Battles only)

    This is a good idea and really helpfull for battles. I also would like to see a less brightly colored version if you have the time.

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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards mod (Battles only)

    can someone make a mod that change the color of the unit selected. its just hard to see espeicelly because your units are yellow too.

    change it to light green or something so it will be visible

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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards mod (Battles only)

    Love it, great job. I'm actually surprised no one thought of this earlier .

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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards mod (Battles only)

    Maybe make different kind of sets of customized unit cards . Like different colours or maybe with ingame screenshoot from units , well i think you get the picture , basically have different packs so people can choose when the retail version is coming out . At a later stage maybe have the cards in battle map corresponding to the one in the campaign map.

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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards mod (Battles only)

    Very nice, but the colors are too strong on my opinion. Decrease the opacity and it will be perfect

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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards mod (Battles only)

    Great idea. Rep to you. May I suggest adding a color for spear units and leave the blue to the sword units?

    ..and thanks for the revision.
    Last edited by Barkhorn1x; February 28, 2011 at 07:53 PM.
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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards modpacks (now with unique sword/spear backgrounds)

    As I said in one of your previous post tone down the colours so your eye isn't distracted from the battle scene. I love what you have done but even a slight hint of colour will still stand out :o)

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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards modpacks (now with unique sword/spear backgrounds)

    Brilliant mod, makes it much easier to organise my troops and keep track of them on the battlefield. +rep.

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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards modpacks (now with unique sword/spear backgrounds)

    Wonderful idea, definitely like the way the newer version is looking. I'd just recommend toning down the red. Perhaps should have three versions, bright, med, and light (faint hint) of color.

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    Default Re: Better Unit Cards modpacks (now with unique sword/spear backgrounds)

    I would LOVE it if the backgrounds were very slightly colored, sort of like if you were to color a cream-colored sail, like some sort of cloth or paper-feel.

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