This mod makes the entire game appear to take place in an arctic setting. In addition to a number of SLP's (including several types of terrain) the default random maps have all been altered to blend into this type of settings (i.e. no forage bushes but more deer and wolves, also, no palm trees and more pines). The default palette has been altered to add a snow-speckled appearance to everything. Included is a customer map template titled "ice" that shows some eye-candy using altered graphics such as the cactus, mountains, cracks, craters and cliffs.
This mod is in the AKS format and requires Mod Pack Studio.
To run this mod, first make sure you have MPS installed then unzip the downloaded mod file. Then just double-click the contained AKS file and MPS will install this mod for you.
Comments? ..... anyone? ..... I promise I won't pull MPS if you don't like my mod :)
In all seriousness guys (and gals) I'm very curious as to what people think about this mod because to the best of my knowledge, it's the first mod that does a total conversion to the game. Do people want this type of thing or are you more interested in specific unit/building/terrain type mods?
Posted on 06/19/00 @ 02:00 AM
Well, since you are fishing for compliments, I cannot keep back my total admiration for the work you have done.
You have demonstrated with this mod what can be done, and the scope of possibilites is simply breathtaking. Your great utility is still "sinking in" while all of us are experimenting with its use. After this initial period there will be an explosive growth in modpack scenarios I am sure.
Posted on 06/19/00 @ 03:00 AM
Yes, this is a very iteresting idea, and also the one that has been performed with great masterhood. I do presume that ppl would be interesting in thing like you've done, personally I would find it totally fantastic if somebody could make the "world of high mountains" with all those whitish-grey unapproachable high rocks and cliffs, rock-slides and snowy peaks somewhere at the background (if it is possible). In my view this kind of scenario would be very essencial for playing the New World civ based-games, as there were a lot of high-mountain Incas' and Mayas' fortress and cities in the South and Central America ingaged in warfare with the Axtecs and the European colonizators.
As for special units... - don't you feel pity for the AoK's really POOR biodiversity?? For instanse, I just can not understand how you can try to make a realistic lanscape-desighn for the mostly Middle Age Europe - oriented game and the only two wild animals roaming the forests are deers and wild boars? As far as I know the most spectacular carnivore of North Europe and Asia forests is brown bear, and all we have to place among the snowy pine trees in scenarioes are wild boars which don't even occur in real-lfe ecosystems of, say, Scandinavia or pre-eropean North America. As for the Ice World ModPack - polar bears, seal on the edge of the ice sheets and musk oxen in open landscapes would look wonderfull...
I wonder, if there is just anyone else who is interested in more real wild-nature world for the AoK?