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Digital Gaming => Computer Wargaming => Topic started by: Philippe on November 04, 2018, 12:01:54 PM

Title: Seven Years War mod
Post by: Philippe on November 04, 2018, 12:01:54 PM
I've decided I don't like the 2D terrain in JTS Seven Years War so I've put together a little mod that harmonizes it with my Napoleonic mods.

The problem with the terrain in the release version is that although it's readily apparent that hexes are at different elevations, it's hard tell which ones are higher and lower.

This mod uses most of the symbols from the Napoleonic mod.  Apart from slight repaint of the unlimbered artillery symbol, the only innovation is the infantry marching column symbol (looks very similar to the infantry line symbol, only grey).

The mod also replaces the game's Musket and Pike victory music with something a little more appropriate to the period.  I've also included two desktop icons that can be used to distinguish battle scenarios from campaign games.

A few screenshots:


Lobositz

(https://i.imgur.com/A4RXDtY.jpg)


Kolin

(https://i.imgur.com/cjFzXtv.jpg)


Prague

(https://i.imgur.com/ZyuynIM.jpg)


Zorndorf

(https://i.imgur.com/d5tq4b8.jpg)


Rossbach

(https://i.imgur.com/kIBXtPH.jpg)

 
Shortcut icons


(https://i.imgur.com/paAi3hG.jpg)



I've added a link for downloading this mod to the complete list of links for my Napoleonic mods. 

In addition, the mod can be downloaded from here:


https://app.box.com/s/8jd0zaiayh4w13pjx440qx95g833265u?fbclid=IwAR11iof5S4zYhkjKh5oCeOSYd6JBeaYGpGUknPqa2HHBra9xp9sZOcQvrXM




Title: Re: Seven Years War mod
Post by: Lancier on November 29, 2018, 09:32:10 AM
Wow thanks Philippe! I am a fan of your Napoleonic mods (I have Leipzig,Marengo & Austerlitz) so will be great to have this one too... (http://i66.tinypic.com/1629t3m.gif)

By the way do you have any mod for Bonaparte's Peninsular War?
Title: Re: Seven Years War mod
Post by: Philippe on November 29, 2018, 10:28:11 AM
Mods for Bonaparte's Peninsular War and Republican Bayonets on the Rhine are both in the works (and in different stages of completion).  No ETA, but we're probably talking sometime next year before midsummer. 
Title: Re: Seven Years War mod
Post by: stolypin on November 29, 2018, 12:53:57 PM
Mods for Bonaparte's Peninsular War and Republican Bayonets on the Rhine are both in the works (and in different stages of completion).  No ETA, but we're probably talking sometime next year before midsummer.

Great news.  The Peninsular War title is going to be a Christmas present to myself this year.
Title: Re: Seven Years War mod
Post by: MengJiao on November 29, 2018, 02:39:30 PM
Mods for Bonaparte's Peninsular War and Republican Bayonets on the Rhine are both in the works (and in different stages of completion).  No ETA, but we're probably talking sometime next year before midsummer.

  I'd love one for Republican Bayonets!
Title: Re: Seven Years War mod
Post by: Lancier on November 29, 2018, 10:29:24 PM
Just a suggestion @Philippe, can we have another icon for generals instead of a flag? (when gens at top flags just unmotivate;>)  ^^ a star or anything appropriate?

(http://i66.tinypic.com/9aqma0.png)

Title: Re: Seven Years War mod
Post by: Philippe on November 30, 2018, 11:43:19 AM
I'm a vexillologist.  I like flags.
Title: Re: Seven Years War mod
Post by: Pete Dero on November 30, 2018, 12:02:10 PM
I'm a vexillologist.  I like flags.

You are not alone  :)

Title: Re: Seven Years War mod
Post by: Lancier on November 30, 2018, 01:00:38 PM
Ok, flags forever then ^^

(http://i63.tinypic.com/kbyr79.png)
Title: Re: Seven Years War mod
Post by: Lancier on January 01, 2019, 07:09:55 AM
Btw why this game doesnt have a 3d view (like all other JTS titles have)? before i buy it i didnt know that (probably i didnt read the  product page carefully, shame on me) and i am surprised tbh  ::) Maybe it will be added with future patches?
Title: Re: Seven Years War mod
Post by: Philippe on January 01, 2019, 09:02:21 AM
I think it's on their eventual to-do list, but don't hold your breath.

The first game in the series eventually got a set of 3D textures, but it took a while.
Title: Re: Seven Years War mod
Post by: Lancier on January 17, 2019, 08:56:36 AM
Ok thanks Philippe for the info, we will wait then ^^