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    Icon14 New portrait cards for Western Greek and Roman generals and family members! (v. 2.2)



    UPDATE: this submod has been superseded by a new one using portraits derived from in-game screenshots of Hellenistic units and their various facial models. This is in line with EBII's general policy of basing UI character portraits on the unit models found in the game. You can visit the new thread here for a preview and download instructions.

    This sub-mod of Europa Barbarorum II provides new portrait UI cards for Western Greek and Roman generals/officers/family members. The game currently uses the old RTW portraits, which lack variety, while this new sub-mod provides unique portrait cards for your various generals and faction family members. The images are public domain and taken from either ancient Roman frescoes and mosaics, or Early Modern and 19th century Neoclassical paintings. The Western Greeks are completely replaced, while only about half of the Roman portraits have been replaced, the other half being the RTW originals presently used in EB II.

    For downloading, you have one of two choices:

    OPTION #1: ModDB download

    Or...

    OPTION #2: download straight from TWC instead

    Once you have downloaded the zip file, extract the contents of the "data" folder directly to your "EB II" folder, which is located within the "mods" folder of your Medieval II: Total War game. DO NOT extract the zip file to any other folder, only the EB II one. Just like that, voila! You'll have new unit cards for Western Greeks and Romans.

    Unfortunately I don't have the time or patience to do the same for the Eastern Greeks. Perhaps someone else can make a little submod for that.

    Enjoy!




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    Sounds interesting. Can you give us some in-game screenshots of them to how it looks.

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    Default Re: New portrait cards for Western Greek and Roman generals and family members! (v. 2.2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Roma_Victrix View Post


    This sub-mod of Europa Barbarorum II provides new portrait UI cards for Western Greek and Roman generals/officers/family members. The game currently uses the old RTW portraits, which lack variety, while this new sub-mod provides unique portrait cards for your various generals and faction family members. The images are public domain and taken from either ancient Roman frescoes and mosaics, or Early Modern and 19th century Neoclassical paintings. The Western Greeks are completely replaced, while only about half of the Roman portraits have been replaced, the other half being the RTW originals presently used in EB II.

    For downloading, you have one of two choices:

    OPTION #1: ModDB download (temporarily doesn't work for the next hour, though, wait for countdown...)

    Or...

    OPTION #2: download straight from TWC instead

    Once you have downloaded the zip file, extract the contents of the "data" folder directly to your "EB II" folder, which is located within the "mods" folder of your Medieval II: Total War game. DO NOT extract the zip file to any other folder, only the EB II one. Just like that, voila! You'll have new unit cards for Western Greeks and Romans.

    Unfortunately I don't have the time or patience to do the same for the Eastern Greeks. Perhaps someone else can make a little submod for that.

    Enjoy!
    cool , they look good.

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    Default Re: New portrait cards for Western Greek and Roman generals and family members! (v. 2.2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Poppis View Post
    Sounds interesting. Can you give us some in-game screenshots of them to how it looks.
    As you've requested, I've edited the OP with new images. I hope they suit you!

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    Great mod, definitely changes the atmosphere and aesthetic of playing on the campaign map. I find myself missing it when I switch to Carthage or Parni or something.

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    Default Re: New portrait cards for Western Greek and Roman generals and family members! (v. 2.2)

    thank you - this looks really good!
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    Default Re: New portrait cards for Western Greek and Roman generals and family members! (v. 2.2)

    You're welcome, guys! I'm glad that you approve of it.

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    Excellent work !!

    Do you think you will make future sub mods with portraits for other cultures like the Easterners and Celts?
    The EBII Celtic/Gallic portraits in the game all sort of look the same and the Eastern portraits are those from vanilla RTW

    the new EB II Germanic portraits look alright

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    I hear u want not copyrightening portrejts, so I want to help, here, free no copy paste, u can use for Rome cause Rome kicks all ass and is the best!!
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    If greeks need to, just say and I help make best sparta

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    Default Re: New portrait cards for Western Greek and Roman generals and family members! (v. 2.2)

    What would I do without you, Ngugi? I'd be like a ship at sea without a rudder.

    @thg170: the thought has certainly crossed my mind! However, I wouldn't be able to get as many ancient public domain images of Celts and Easterners. A multitude of such images are just not available, although I'd have better luck with Easterners. From what I understand the Celts didn't produce frescoes like the Romans, and the Romans did not bother to depict them systematically, unlike mythological Greek and later Biblical themes in their art.

    I could definitely find Parthian and Sasaniart art, but they didn't produce a whole lot of frescoes and mosaics. They were more into sculpture, rock reliefs, and metallic arts.

    Celts are featured in some Neoclassical paintings, but not many.

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    Just installed the mod, and i must say that its really good.
    Nice to see a little variation with the generals and FMs.

    Very good work, keep it up!

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    Default Re: New portrait cards for Western Greek and Roman generals and family members! (v. 2.2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hohenstaufen234 View Post
    Just installed the mod, and i must say that its really good.
    Nice to see a little variation with the generals and FMs.

    Very good work, keep it up!
    Oops! Sorry I never saw your post. It's a little belated, but thanks for the words of encouragement!

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    Great idea and good job! My favourite submod for sure!

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    Default Re: New portrait cards for Western Greek and Roman generals and family members! (v. 2.2)

    Quote Originally Posted by wallesM View Post
    Great idea and good job! My favourite submod for sure!
    Thanks for the high praises!

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    Default Re: New portrait cards for Western Greek and Roman generals and family members! (v. 2.2)

    Nice submod. Thanks for that.

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