Independent Architecture Collection (Vol. 1) for WololoKingdoms
Posted on 08/27/17 @ 05:33 PM (updated 04/04/18
- Update : Apr. 4th, 2018 -
Updated Warsmithy's Byzantine Buildings to include the latest additions. I've also updated the Italian Building Workshop Collections to include the finished versions of the Italian Stone Walls / Gates, as well as an edited version of the Castle that matches the original AoF design better. Both of which are by Gwotyng.
- Update : Mar. 4th, 2018 -
Updated Warsmithy's Byzantine Buildings to include the latest additions, including the Imperial Age Town Center & University, as well as additional Castle Age buildings.
- Update : Jan. 20th, 2018 -
Updated Warsmithy's Byzantine Buildings to include the latest additions, mostly Castle Age Buildings. I have also made the set use the Castle / Feudal equivalents for the missing Imperial / Castle buildings when possible to minimize "clashing". The exception is the Towers & Fortified Walls, which still uses the default Middle Eastern graphics since it's much more important to differentiate the graphics for them.
I have also added a set of the Italian Building Collection for the Byzantines and the "Old" Indian Buildings, by Tzontlimixtli, for the Persians.
- Update : Sept. 26, 2017 -
With Wololokingdoms supporting Portuguese, I have updated the Italian Building Collection into two more separate mods, each for the Italians & Portuguese. Also made a version of TriRem's Aragonese Architecture for the Portuguese.
- Credits -
Warsmithy - Byzantine Architecture Mod & Majority of the Castle Age Mediterranean Buildings in the "Italian Building Workshop Collection
Gwotyng - Improved Magyar Buildings & Imperial Age Italian Buildings
Yakko - A number of Architecture Mods featured in this Mod Pack
Alacazain - Responsible for porting over Yakko's Mod to IA and making them compatible with IA / WK. Also fine edited Yakko's mods.
TriRem - Aragonese Architecture, Mongolian Architecture & helping with WK in general
Pesqueria - Grey Roof Central European Buildings & Original creator of the Italian Feudal Age Buildings.
Dynasty_IV - Western Black Roof Tiles, as featured in Forgotten Empires 3.3
Tzontlimixtli - The Old Indian Architecture Mod & Current Indian Architecture mod used in HD / YK.
Julianbaba4 - Italian Guard Tower & Trade Workshop
- Installation -
To make these architecture mods work in WololoKingdoms, just simply put the folders of whatever Architecture Mods you want in the game, such as "[SPA] Spanish Mediterranean Architecture [FE]" or "[VIE] Vietnamese East Asian Architecture [AoC]", into the "mod_override" folder, located in the "WololoKingdoms" folder, then Rebuild the WololoKingdoms mod through "WololoKingdoms.exe", also located in the WololoKingdoms folder. This should now replace the Architecture of the Civilizations they affect. ie. The above two example mods will replace the Spanish & Vietnamese architecture with those used by the Italians & the East Asian Civilizations (Chinese, Mongols), but not touch the other civilizations (in this example, the Britons and the Khmer will remain untouched). This mod works with both Voobly & through the Offline Installation.
- What is this pack and why does it exist? -
The Independent Architecture Collection (Vol. 1) is an assortment of 23 Architecture Mods from both AoK Heaven & Steam Workshop of both Original Architecture Mods and Architecture Swaps of the ingame Architecture Sets to various other Civilizations, converted to be compatable with WololoKingdoms, a Mod Project designed to reverse-engineer the Expansion Dataset, complete with the New Civilizations & Features, to the Original AoC version (With UserPatch 1.5). Since the mods in this pack is designed to be compatible with the Unique SLP ID's of WololoKingdoms, majority of these Architecture Mods are incompatable with the original Retail version of AoC, or any other version or mod of AoC for that matter.
Even though most, if not all, of the Architecture Mods featured in this pack are already uploaded to the AoK Blacksmith, I am creating this Modpack since the Independent Architecture feature of WololoKingdoms is very underused by it's current community and I feel that creating a modpack, outside of the Steam Workshop, that is easily accessible and ready to install would be a great way to promote this feature. I have ask and received permission from all authors featured in this pack, to distribute WololoKingdom compatible versions of their mods, but I will comply if there is any problems. I know there there are a number of other Architecture sets missing in this pack, but I will not re-distribute mods if I don't, can't get or haven't received permission from the original creator to do so.
Again, the Mods in this pack are edited to be compatible with WololoKingdoms and not with any other version of AoE2. All the Architecture Mods in this pack are already uploaded to either AoK Heaven or the Steam Workshop if you are looking for versions that work with the original version of AoC or other versions of AoE2.
- Original Links to the Mods used in this Pack -
Byzantine Buildings by Warsmithy - http://aok.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=9,44098,0,30
Italian Buildings by Warsmithy - http://aok.heavengames.com/blacksmith/showfile.php?fileid=12887&ci=80077e416be35ca46fa0b1b4398c835aYToxOntpOjA7YToyOntpOjA7czoxNDoiU2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHMiO2k6MTtzOjM3OiJsaXN0ZXIucGhwP3N0YXJ0PTAmYW1wO3NlYXJjaD1pdGFsaWFuIjt9fQ==
Buildings - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=658545869
Castle - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=655887987
TriRem's Aragonese Architecture - http://aok.heavengames.com/blacksmith/showfile.php?fileid=12709&ci=e0e422254248b15fa335298461641e1bYToxOntpOjA7YToyOntpOjA7czoxNDoiU2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHMiO2k6MTtzOjM2OiJsaXN0ZXIucGhwP3N0YXJ0PTAmYW1wO3NlYXJjaD10cmlyZW0iO319
TriRem's Mongol Buildings, as featured in Age of Realms - http://www.moddb.com/mods/aok-realms
Yakko's Chinese & Korean Buildings - http://aok.heavengames.com/blacksmith/showfile.php?fileid=12679&ci=58c42138b045433173e34fb2c975755eYToxOntpOjA7YToyOntpOjA7czoxNDoiU2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHMiO2k6MTtzOjM1OiJsaXN0ZXIucGhwP3N0YXJ0PTAmYW1wO3NlYXJjaD15YWtrbyI7fX0=
Yakko's Slavic Buildings - http://aok.heavengames.com/blacksmith/showfile.php?fileid=12729&ci=58c42138b045433173e34fb2c975755eYToxOntpOjA7YToyOntpOjA7czoxNDoiU2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHMiO2k6MTtzOjM1OiJsaXN0ZXIucGhwP3N0YXJ0PTAmYW1wO3NlYXJjaD15YWtrbyI7fX0=
Alacazain's Workshop - http://steamcommunity.com/id/alacazain/myworkshopfiles/?appid=221380
- WololoKingdoms Links
WololoKingdom Mod, GitHub Page - https://github.com/Jineapple/WololoKingdoms/releases
Tutorial on installing WololoKingdoms by MembTV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYuJ1RX5mFg&feature=youtu.be
All the content here are either originally created by a list of Mod Authors, re-distributed in this mod with permission, or are variants of current Ingame Graphics. Please do not edit, re-upload or outright steal without the permission of the Creator of that particular mod.
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"Independent Architecture Collection" is a modpack for WololoKingdoms, a mod of its own which is free for any HD Edition owner. WololoKingdoms combines HD content with the Userpatch 1.5 and can be highly recommended to the reader;indeed, you need it for this collection to work.
This collection is a set of 23 additional architectures that can be added without disrupting any of the old sets, and you get to choose which by simply dropping them in a folder and running the installer again at any time. The usefulness of this cannot be understated, as prior to making this review I had intended to look at many of these mods, and never got around to it;now that they came in a single pack I found it quite convenient to add them to the game. Although you can get most of them on steam or the blacksmith, having them load effortlessly in the UP1.5 version is a game changer for accessibility.
The quality of the mods is quite high, being a handpicked collection of IA mods on steam and AoKH. A mongol set giving them a nomad tent appearance, Korean and Chinese sets that lend a good character to their civ, and the grey central european sets were well appreciated. My personal highlight is Warsmithy's Byzantine architecture, which is spectacular despite being unfinished. The Italian and Portuguese combo was quite nice as well. Of course the famous Magyar overhaul mod has been included as well. Hopefully in the future we see an ever increasing array of IA mods added as authors grant their approval. A set of screenshots is provided in the file for you to preview which of the mods you would like to use.
The instructions were fairly easy to follow. The user need only download WololoKingdoms from its github page, place the mods you would like to use in the mod_override folder, and finally run the WololoKingdoms exe. Note that this has no negative effect on your current installation of HD, which is completely separate.
In my opinion WololoKingdoms may well become the Authoritative Version of all AoC variants;its combination of new HD content with the superior Userpatch 1.5 experience gives it a winning formula. This modpack goes well to complement WK, and if it continues to grow in content in the future I could easily see it becoming an indispensable item. I would highly recommend installing WololoKingsdoms and after that downloading this mod.
[Edited on 09/28/17 @ 09:44 AM]