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Re: Portrait mod

Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:29 pm

Its very basic, I offered to help re-write some of the events and files etc to add generals to the game with new portraits, however what they wanted to do was to keep the vanilla game and add the portraits we all made in this forum to get rid of generic portraits in the main campaign. You will still have generic portraits in the smaller campaigns, especially for Union, just because of the sheer number of them and also since some generals were not well known and don't have good pictures. But in the main campaign there should not be any generic portraits except maybe one Union Naval Officer Chase, which for me is awesome. There was also some corrections, i.e. using the correct portrait for Speed Fry.

The other cool thing is that even though they did not want to add new generals and re-write events, for those of us who know how to add generals there will already be included numerous additional generals, some very popular ones, that did not appear in the vanilla game. So all you have to do is make the mdl/unit files and add the generals and their portraits will already be there as long as you point to the right portrait files. I can always put my own mod out here with all the generals already added since I have already made that MOD for myself with all the general portraits from this patch.

I hope that makes you guys happy, having the main campaigns without generic portraits to me is a big deal and there was a lot of hard work we all put into adding them...and then having some finished portraits of new generals to add at your whimsy is pretty cool. So hopefully they release the patch soon for download on the website. I have the patch but I was under the impression they were going to do a formal release, hopefully even on Steam. I'll let you know when Phil Thib gives his final word.

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Re: Portrait mod

Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:05 pm

We are looking for some ways to post it here as a permanent Mod with a download link. In the meanwhile, impatient guys can always email me :sourcil:

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Re: Portrait mod

Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:36 pm

First & foremost, thanks for all your work, lads. Truly appreciated! :D

@PhilThib
Consider me impatient! Where do I get it? :) Can I apply it over the 1.06 patch?

Again, thank you both very much!

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Re: Portrait mod

Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:33 am

Portrait mod applies on all versions, including latest patched :gardavou:

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Re: Portrait mod

Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:19 pm

Awesome!

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Re: Portrait mod

Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:23 pm

Have just had a brief gander and it looks fantastic! A vast improvement! :D

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Re: Portrait mod

Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:26 pm

Polignac has gone missing though ;)

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Re: Portrait mod

Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:31 pm

By gone missing you mean just the portrait right? Let me know if you see anything else missing. I already figured out why his portrait disappeared, I'll let Phil know.

FYI the model file in the patch just has an extra space for on the portrait line.

Thank you!

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Re: Portrait mod

Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:41 am

tribeticus wrote:By gone missing you mean just the portrait right? Let me know if you see anything else missing. I already figured out why his portrait disappeared, I'll let Phil know.

FYI the model file in the patch just has an extra space for on the portrait line.

Thank you!



Yeah mate, just the portrait. Otherwise it's a sterling bit o' work. Many thanks!

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Re: Portrait mod

Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:02 pm

Please feel free to send me a private message if you have questions about the portraits contained in the MOD/PATCH once it is available for download.

But keep in mind that there are some PDF's that come with the mod that explain many things about the generals and why some portraits were used for some generals.

Also, there is a really cool alternate version of AP Hill if you change the model file to use that one I think its one of the best general portraits for any general in the game...actually it is the same picture as I use for my avatar so you can see it right now lol.

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