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    PDGURU'S "BRINEY SHIPS" MOD
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    For those of you who have spent time on or at the sea, and around ships thereon, I wonder if you think as I do... that the NTW ships are lovely - but a tad too pristine when you get up close? And maybe you're missing the billowing of white sails against that blue sky?

    This mod makes French, British, Spanish and Russian ships look a bit more like the grubby, soggy, briney hulks that they were way back in the early 1800s, especially in times of war and after much time at sea with little time or resources for repairs. But those nice sails are white...

    Note: Items common to other nations will change for those countries, too.

    Feedback welcomed (crew in my pictures care of LME, cannot comment on others).


    Changes which I believe provide a fundamentally different look to the ships and visuals include:
    1. Fouled and weathered hulls with heavy paint
    2. Gunport sills and frames
    3. Scorch/staining around gun ports
    4. Enhanced metals, including revised lantern and batten
    5. New rigging, ropes and nets
    6. New wood effects on decking, siderails and equipment
    7. Revised coloring on bow wood trim
    8. New flag (for the French only)
    9. A few stubborn barnacles
    10. White weathered sails
    11. Revised horse and lion figureheads
    12. New coppering on hulls
    13. Completely new stern decor and windows
    14. New anchor texture (rusted and used)

    FRANCE



    BRITAIN



    RUSSIA



    SPAIN



    ALL

    Stern and Captain's quarters (new windows, window columns, shading, balusters and ornamentation above windows), lanterns, and coppered rear hull and rudder



    Decking and Siderail



    Tarred (but weathered) Rigging



    Other details - changed star and batten metals



    Anchor



    Coppered hull at front, recolored bow decoration and revised figurehead



    Sails (set)



    Sails (Furled)



    Pictures by Users:
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 

    By Noif de Bodemloze



    By Pukadog (cropped and tone revisited)



    By Ransan309



    By Vennonetes (marines not from this mod):



    By Dramabelli









    IMPORTANT: I am done with modding for the foreseable future, and hope you those who requested to try this mod have enjoyed it!


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    Last edited by Pdguru; March 14, 2013 at 10:47 AM.

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    The texture of the ship looks real to me. Do you plan to change the texture/uniforms of the crew too?


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    Quote Originally Posted by pukadog View Post
    The texture of the ship looks real to me. Do you plan to change the texture/uniforms of the crew too?
    A-haaaar, Pukadog, me laddy! Thanks. That's what I am trying for!

    Regarding the crew, no, I don't think so... I'm not even sure where they are in the game files, . If I can find them I may take a look and see. Meantime, here's my favorite one-man crew, Cap'n Redbeard Rum...



    Right now though, I just want the main ship textures to look more realistic, so will play around a bit with the ship decks and other bits and pieces. Thanks for joining in, Puka!
    Last edited by Pdguru; January 10, 2013 at 03:20 PM.

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    I love all your work that you have done, and as alweys this mod also looks fantastic

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    Good idea
    Proposal
    Don't you mean WIP
    Last edited by agunter999; January 11, 2013 at 11:37 AM.

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    Shiver me Timbers!! Those ships are purty. "Had my legs sliced clean off by a falling sail and swept out to sea before my very eyes".

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    Henkeswe - thank you!

    Agunter - yes, status duly changed

    Ransan, thnaks and yes, indeed... ye scurvy dog - Indeed!

    New pictures added to OP
    Last edited by Pdguru; January 13, 2013 at 12:47 PM.

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    Nice work indeed!

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    Thank you.

    New Pictures in OP - stern and other details
    Last edited by Pdguru; January 13, 2013 at 01:02 PM.

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    I have given up playing naval battles a long time ago but this work makes me want to go back to it. It is looking great so far.

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    Actually, so had I - that's why I thought I'd make it nicer to play.

    Indeed, there doesn't seem to have been much interest/participation in this thread, so I assume most people have stopped the sea battles

    Here is weathered and stained flag and tweeked lantern:

    Last edited by Pdguru; February 01, 2013 at 09:27 PM.

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    Nice effort, young man! It is always interesting to see what you are devoting your time to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince of Essling View Post
    Nice effort, young man! It is always interesting to see what you are devoting your time to.
    I wish I was young, PoE. Half a century struggling along makes youth seem very, very far away. Glad you like the ships,

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    Lovely grubby ships Cap`n Guru! Droppin you a PM.... Yuh scurvy ol scoundrel

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    REP deserved; the only thing we need now is Russel Crowe)

    THANKS, tons of thanks Pdguru

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    This looks really impressive! Those retextures ships I have seen before, but your mod will add more small and big details that make much better. Why your mod is not released or is it still in WIP/Beta state?

    Another question: Where is Austria and Russian (and maybe other some other factions) ship retextures?
    Last edited by Noif de Bodemloze; January 20, 2013 at 12:35 PM.

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    Haven't played NTW in a while, but these look beautiful. Bravo.
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    Default Re: Pdguru's Briney Ships Mod

    Drama - thank you, as ever.

    Centaure - glad you like them. Work is completed here.

    Pieppers - Thanks for sharing the shots. Nice pics!

    Noif - Thanks for the feedback. The mod is available to folks who can be bothered to take the time to participate in TWC and drop me a PM and ask for it. I do this because I tire of people who take and give nothing back in return. I will release publically if there is enough interest.
    Regarding the other nations' ships, I simply changed the hull textures I could find in the vanilla files. I see none for other nations, and don't have time to search them out.

    Robin - Thank you!
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