This new Gate graphic by joshua4missions is a very nice piece of work for his first ever Mod Pack.
The Mod Pack is an SLP graphic which changes the graphics for the Gates and the Gate Towers. The graphics are very realistic and look really nice. The gate looks more real, much better and a lot cooler. It would look best as a northern European Gate because it uses part of the turret from a northern European castle.
However the where as the tower graphics changes the tower for the gate at all angles, for the middle part of the gate the graphics is only changed at one angle. The rest stay the same. This makes the gate look out of place and not very good. Whenever the gate is open the graphic also turns back to how it was. The Tower graphics are very tall and much more realistic but they still have the flags half way up them, which looks out of place too.
The Mod Pack has good Instructions telling us how to use the Mod and what to do with the SLP graphics.
Overall this Mod Pack is great but just needs a little bit more effort to make it alot better. Make the Gate work for all angles and not change when it opens.
Thanks for the Upload
Posted on 03/30/10 @ 04:46 PM
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I really like this gate, not for its actual use but for what it could become.
Looking at it adds such a new element to the game, reminds me of a perfect drum tower/gate.
Saying that though it is just like a BETA of what it could become.
First of all, the gate wall graphics could be slightly edited perhaps, to match the graphics of the turrets. The same goes for the crenellations. Also there is a slight overlap of graphics where the metal gates enter the wall. If the forward part could be removed this would make it perfect. I don't understand why there are arrow slits/windows on the gate either. I dont think anybody would really be able to go inside this area, and that is what the top wall is for.
This is the reason it doesn't score full points, and although quite a simple design, by using castle towers with a gate, it creates a true medieval effect.
I would love to see an updated version of this, along with walls to match, and possibly the addition on blending it into an actual castle for maximum effect. Maybe even editing extra buildings to all blend in to make a true fort, with similar graphic garrisonable towers etc.
I feel a bit generous giving it a 3, as other mods so great and on a grander scale have achieved more or less. I would love to be able to rate it 5. I feel it could become something amazing and for a first mod it isn't that bad, albeit the new 'towers' on gate idea isn't that original.