NOTE: So long as both you and a friend has this mod, it will work in co-op campaign!
Newest update is here.
You may also download it below as an attachment. If you want just the event or just the portrait mod, they're also there - have fun.
Goal: To have a custom portrait for every unit, agent, and historical character in the campaign.
Methodology: Exporting art from an extremely obscure historical simulation game (Taiko Rissiden V by KOEI, and others cited on page 5) and applying them here. A surgical transplant, so to speak.
Rationale: I enjoy history, and I think Taiko V did a good job in its presentation of characters. Most of the character art there was carried out before KOEI went crazy with over-the-topness in character design, and I feel that the art I will be modding in adds another layer of flavor to Shogun II as a whole.
... Plus, some of the art was, in my opinion, pretty good.
6/4: All events added. Art credit is largely thanks to Tsuyoshi Nagano, KOEI's head artist. It is thanks to him and his art team that this mod exists today.
Somewhere in between: Added Ikko Ikki daimyo and updated baby portrait.
5/11(After exams and a lot of traveling): All family portraits updated.
4/30: All generals added. Geisha, Monk, Missionary, Metsuke, and Ninja all have custom portraits.
4/17: Agents updated. Attempted to fix the Hattori faction.
Daimyo pack released - this first mod contain new art for all of the special daimyos found in the campaign.
Preview (EDIT: Gah, forgot Hojo. Shameful display! V He's there now.)
More coming up!
A friendly note: This is my first attempt at modding. I try not to make too many mistakes with packing and things like that, but I think they're bound to happen somewhere. I apologize ahead of time for any glaringly obvious errors and hope you could pardon my noobishness. I promise I learn quickly!