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    Default The Northern Crusades [Released]

    A submod about Teutonic & Livonian orders with better unit models/skins, better AI, new mechanics (traits etc) from the latest BYG release, better graphics & UI (portraits, loading screens, environments etc), better campaign music, better sounds (death cries, fighting sounds, battle atmosphere etc).

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    I'd be interested. I love the Teutonic Campaigns.
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    I would be interested for sure, really enjoyed playing 'Battle for the Baltic' sub mod, so this sounds like a fab idea. Also know for sure that people are going to love new Teutonic units and reskins





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    Go ahead
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    Default Re: The Northern Crusades

    I will be uploading it sometime this or next week then, I'm 25% of the way through the EDU (4500 lines) with 13'000 to go.
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    Roughly 40% of the way through. (6750 lines)
    Will probably take me about 2 more weeks as I'm very busy of late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z3n View Post
    Roughly 40% of the way through. (6750 lines)
    Will probably take me about 2 more weeks as I'm very busy of late.
    brilliant z3n , wouuld love to see your BAI and CAI on SS,
    is there a chance we can see a full RS2 enviroment in MTW2?

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    At about 8750 lines now or 50%.
    As for the RS2 environment, I've heard people say that you should create your own rather than try to import RS2s models as its a very time consuming process. In any case, what I will try to include is a modified version of EBII's environments as those are for M2 and in my opinion look great. (landscapes are significantly flatter in this version thanks to xHolyCrusader)

    I have to wait for alin/tux's permission though, for which there is plenty of time as I am only 50% of the way done the EDU thus far.
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    Here is a small preview of what is to come as Alin has now granted permission.
    Unfortunately however I have not had any time at all of late to work on the EDU, as I have been absurdly busy or too tired to spend more time working on code.

    I may just have to release it in two versions but we will see.
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    Default Re: The Northern Crusades

    Nice stuff. Looks promising
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    Realy looking forward too see how will new units look like

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    Well, here's a really short preview, ritterbrudders.

    I got tired of seeing their skirts and swords, there will now be four different looks for them with mostly their helmets evolving.
    As an example, here are the fully upgraded ritterbrudders: http://i.imgur.com/DtANNCH.jpg

    To expand on the helmets point a tier 1 ritterbrudder unit (in terms of armor) would look like this:
    http://i.imgur.com/QpJrxvF.jpg
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    z3n you should be in the sship team doing the Cai and Bai,
    iv adapted your eb2 stuff over to sship and its different class from whats in it already {no offence intended to sship}

    Anyway , i will keep a keen eye on this development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z3n View Post
    Thinking of releasing a submod about Teutonic & Livonian orders with better unit models/skins, better AI, new mechanics (traits etc) from the latest BYG release, better graphics & UI (portraits, loading screens, environments etc), better campaign music, better sounds (death cries, fighting sounds, battle atmosphere etc).
    I'm in the process of working on unit stats (already completed everything else mentioned) but I'm not sure there would be much interest in this being formally released here. Is there any?
    I’m quite interested, but with some questions:
    * “latest BYG release” – you mean BGRV? Which part of the mechanics? Eg. Byg disabled all the “normal” traits, what made me not playing BGRV, even if I love Byg’s attitude to make life more difficult for player. Or the wealth of the generals messed the money-counting much.
    * Is it possible to make it SSHIP-compatible (or part of it?) I moved from SS6.4, through SS6.4-BftB-BGRIV_E, SS-HURB into SSHIP, with some forays into BrCr, DLV, BC, and BGRV, and finally I really enjoy much of the changes SSHIP does. I’d rather not go back to the clean SS6.4.

    And thanks, z3n, for being helpful at different foras


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    z3n you should be in the sship team doing the Cai and Bai,
    iv adapted your eb2 stuff over to sship and its different class from whats in it already {no offence intended to sship}

    Anyway , i will keep a keen eye on this development.
    @GRANTO - why not to make your changes available to the others on the SSHIP-Submod page?

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    z3n you should be in the sship team doing the Cai and Bai,
    iv adapted your eb2 stuff over to sship and its different class from whats in it already {no offence intended to sship}
    Thanks. And I'd be perfectly happy to implement it if they're interested.

    I’m quite interested, but with some questions:
    * “latest BYG release” – you mean BGRV? Which part of the mechanics? Eg. Byg disabled all the “normal” traits, what made me not playing BGRV, even if I love Byg’s attitude to make life more difficult for player. Or the wealth of the generals messed the money-counting much.
    * Is it possible to make it SSHIP-compatible (or part of it?) I moved from SS6.4, through SS6.4-BftB-BGRIV_E, SS-HURB into SSHIP, with some forays into BrCr, DLV, BC, and BGRV, and finally I really enjoy much of the changes SSHIP does. I’d rather not go back to the clean SS6.4.
    Latest BYG release = everything.
    SSHIP compatible, which parts are you referring to here exactly? BYG's wouldn't be as those are rather extensive and cover a large amount of ground, as for mine own they should be easy enough to implement, excepting the unit stats and unit models/skins. You may be able to do that with several copy and paste operations in their model db but I'm a little wary of saying that it would be 'easy' to do.
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    @ JoC, it is possible to implement BGR into SSHIP but will probably requier some amount of work as already mentioned by z3n. Note that we have decided to implement our own stuff for most of the features offered by BGR.
    Regarding GRANTO stuff, he can not make a public release of it for SSHIP unless he gets the approval for the use of it from the concerned authors

    @ z3n, I'll contact you by PM. Thanks for your offer
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    @jurand ...job done , i got lifthrasir and z3n talking ... z3n will bring in some great changes to the CAI and BAI of sship.
    id start preparing now for those naval invasion lol.
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    I see That's a conspiracy
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