Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 43

Thread: Construct your own villages(and stone forts) submod

  1. #1
    +Marius+'s Avatar Domesticus
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Zagreb
    Posts
    2,426

    Default Construct your own villages(and stone forts) submod

    Pozdrav,

    Construct your own villages(and stone forts) submod



    Overview;

    This mod replaces the watchtowers on the campaign map with villages to add a bit of flavor when playing Stainless Steel.
    Watchtowers were never used in the way the game uses them, they were lookouts made around towns and forts to warn citizens of impending danger, not a regionwide network of scouts that have nothing else to do but sit in a tower waiting for someone to spot.
    This way, there is a realistic potrayal of news and information spreading from and amongst villages and small populated towns instead of giant towers of Orthanc towering over cities.

    The mod also slightly overhauls forts to more expensive stone castles(forgot to even mention that at first release).

    The Villages do not create income or have any other special ability apart from increasing visibility(they are basically re skinned watchtowers).
    The price of building the village is 500 instead of the 200 required for watchtowers.
    Compatible with everything and all versions, including save games.

    Village screenshots:

    Changes in building text/images on the campaign map;
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 


    Southern culture village;
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 



    Northern culture village;
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 


    Middle eastern culture village;

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 


    Eastern culture village;
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 




    Stone fort model:



    To make your stone forts both permanent and buildable, one needs to go to;

    \Medieval II Total War\mods\SS6.3\data\descr_campaign_db.xml

    and change the following line;
    <destroy_empty_forts bool="true"/>
    to
    <destroy_empty_forts bool="false"/>

    Download:CYOVS.rar


    Credits to:

    RollingWave; for the two .tga files I took from the "The Historical Units Region Buildings Mod" and used in the ui as a final replacement for the vanilla watchtower/fort images.

    Installation instructions:


    Extract and replace or, manually copy and replace .
    Enjoy the groove of all the medieval villages you will build
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaRNvJLKP1E


    Last edited by +Marius+; October 17, 2015 at 11:20 AM.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Construct your own villages submod

    Really cool idea mate! Seems like it does improve immersion. I already imagine pre-implemented villages (via descr_strat), then you could get boni or trigger activities via campaign script by conquering or visiting a village.

    1. You find the image in the ui folder, ui/northern_european, ui/southern_european, etc. Just look it up in the original game folder when it's not in the stainless steel folder.

    2. No idea.

  3. #3
    Nikolaj-11's Avatar Foederatus
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    38

    Default Re: Construct your own villages submod

    I'd love to try this, but the attachement is invalid.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Construct your own villages submod

    nice idea, it would be cool if there was a way to make them show up on the battle map too if two armies fight there!
    Last edited by Iforgot; January 17, 2014 at 12:13 PM.

  5. #5

  6. #6
    +Marius+'s Avatar Domesticus
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Zagreb
    Posts
    2,426

    Default Re: Construct your own villages submod

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikolaj-11 View Post
    I'd love to try this, but the attachement is invalid.
    My apologies,

    New link is added with the addition of having stone forts on the campaign map instead of the old native wooden one.(the price of which I have considerably increased)
    This will represent the fact that building one results in having a large stone fort in custom battle.

    Stolen screenshot showing the campaign stone fort model used that is not mine because I have internet problems;

    http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/598/0004sl0.jpg

  7. #7

    Default Re: Construct your own villages submod

    Hehe i just recreated your mod since the old link was dead, good to see you updated the link

    I did however two small txt files that work with the 6.4 setup doing all the changes needed on the pertinent files, ensuring it will work with other submods that changes/replaces those files if there are any xD, oh also did german and spanish compatible versions too

    Anyway I don't want to hijack your thread anymore...can i post the link here? since its basicaly the same submod done in a different way

  8. #8
    +Marius+'s Avatar Domesticus
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Zagreb
    Posts
    2,426

    Default Re: Construct your own villages submod

    Sure thing brah

  9. #9

    Default Re: Construct your own villages submod


  10. #10
    Stario's Avatar Campidoctor
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Not the CCCP
    Posts
    1,931

    Default Re: Construct your own villages submod

    Hey nice. I will try this out. Haven't played for over a year, but in the mood for just one more campaign

  11. #11

    Default Re: Construct your own villages submod

    BTW I included in the pack the back ups of the would be altered files (descr_culture.txt and tooltips.txt) just in case and placed them in "campaign/late" and "campaign/early", however I think this is not necessary...but im still not quite sure how the SMM backup of original files works, someone knows?

  12. #12
    +Marius+'s Avatar Domesticus
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Zagreb
    Posts
    2,426

    Default Re: Construct your own villages submod

    Small notice

    Apparently if one goes to;

    \Medieval II Total War\mods\SS6.3\data\descr_campaign_db.xml

    and changes the following line;
    <destroy_empty_forts bool="true"/>
    to
    <destroy_empty_forts bool="false"/>

    stone forts from this submod stay buildable as usual but do not get destroyed when left empty thus making them permanent buildable forts.
    Last edited by +Marius+; September 11, 2014 at 10:08 AM.

  13. #13

    Default Re: Construct your own villages submod

    Is it at all possible to make villages a third option alongside towers and forts?

  14. #14
    +Marius+'s Avatar Domesticus
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Zagreb
    Posts
    2,426

    Default Re: Construct your own villages submod

    Last edited by +Marius+; September 27, 2014 at 05:15 PM.

  15. #15
    +Marius+'s Avatar Domesticus
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Zagreb
    Posts
    2,426

    Default Re: Construct your own villages submod

    Haha, I just realized I forgot to update the file with the additional tooltips.txt changes(replaces every single possible mention of a watchtower ingame with village) even though I thought I did that months ago
    I reposted the new version


    Edit; decided to do a complete update which resulted in the first time I actually put an effort into a thread I wrote...ever.

    Horray for my first decent submod thread
    Last edited by +Marius+; September 27, 2014 at 07:40 PM.

  16. #16

    Default Re: Construct your own villages(and stone forts) submod

    You might be interested in these edited villages models I did, just removed the trees so they no longer look weird in winter mainly.
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/1m...trat_models.7z

    EDIT:
    just to note that these .cas have unique names so they won't override M2TW original strat map villages, editing the descr_culture.txt is required to make the game use them...or to get original villages names to rename these .cas.

    I posted it mainly as a modder's resource

  17. #17

    Default Re: Construct your own villages(and stone forts) submod

    Do you unzip the file into the 6.4\data folder?

    Nevermind... I got it

    Nice little mod +rep.
    Last edited by Duck of Death; September 29, 2014 at 07:22 PM.
    Honest and truly, I AM Robin Hood!

  18. #18
    +Marius+'s Avatar Domesticus
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Zagreb
    Posts
    2,426

    Default Re: Construct your own villages(and stone forts) submod

    Quote Originally Posted by Melooo182 View Post
    You might be interested in these edited villages models I did, just removed the trees so they no longer look weird in winter mainly.
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/1m...trat_models.7z

    EDIT:
    just to note that these .cas have unique names so they won't override M2TW original strat map villages, editing the descr_culture.txt is required to make the game use them...or to get original villages names to rename these .cas.

    I posted it mainly as a modder's resource

    Neat, I also saw those trees as a bug during winter turns.
    However, since I use a 12 turns per year game build I only get 1 winter turn per 12 turns so by removing the trees completely the villages also loose the trees for the whole spring/summer/fall turns during which the trees really add the touch to the villages.

    I'l think about it, and if people wish to use your no trees version they can just use your resource

  19. #19

    Default Re: Construct your own villages(and stone forts) submod

    Hey where am I supposed to unzip this to? I've tried multiple times and nothing happens (I've also got KER and RLC installed).

  20. #20
    +Marius+'s Avatar Domesticus
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Zagreb
    Posts
    2,426

    Default Re: Construct your own villages(and stone forts) submod

    Quote Originally Posted by Night_Watchman View Post
    Hey where am I supposed to unzip this to? I've tried multiple times and nothing happens (I've also got KER and RLC installed).
    ...to your SS folder, seriously if you still can't find the proper folder placement just extract the files to another location then open up your SS folder side by side and do it manually.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •