This is my first modpack. A have used Abode Photoshop for this as well as MS Paint. It is a heavily fortified building modelled off a real castle I have visited some time ago in Scotland. It replaces the Cathedral to make up for its (Citadel's) large size as well as the Britons wonder looked much like the cathedral itself, and placing both of them in scenarios looked strange to me. So that's how I got the idea for this mod. The mod is done with some graphics I used from AOK original buildings (to make this mod look dynamic next to other buldings created by ES) as well as Eastern European Castle done by Jorge Machado. This mod looks best with western European set. Just open the AKS file and let MPS install it. (You need to have MPS. If you don't, donload it form AOK heavengames.)
The Screen shot is included in the Zip file
Enjoy my first mod, and if you have any comments and suggestions, please share them.
I rated your mod. It should come up in a few days. Read it, and you'll see my thoughts.
Posted on 08/11/01 @ 12:00 AM
This modpack, after I downloaded it, just seemed to cry out, "Rate me! RATE ME!" so I will.
Here is a breakdown of the pros and cons:
Pros of this mod:
-Looks good in AOK
-Original idea (it has never been done before)
The mod has alot of creativity. It's a new idea.
Its design is original, and it's very clean looking in AoK. No flaws there.
Cons of this mod:
-A "copy/paste" building (although, I didn't mark off for this, it is
his first mod).
The only real flaw I see in this mod is the lack of a playermask. Although this building is also the so-called "copy/paste" building, it is the modder's first building. In addition, the copy/paste textures are good, and are clean. The building walls look real.
In conclusion, this is an excellent mod, and anyone who downloads it will be delighted. The only thing is, it is for AOK. Maybe the creator can release a TC version? :)
nera File Author
Posted on 08/13/01 @ 12:00 AM
Nomad: Thanks for the commments. Although When you said it lacked the player masked, did you mean the Playe1 to 8 color change? If yes, I did make it with the player mask! Wierd, I am gonna check it out again and if I made a mistake I will resubmit the mod in the complete version.
As for the "copy/paste", I'd say that I did it only to achieve the efffect that the bulding looks as if it came with the game, and the best way for me was to keep the bricks textures from other AOK buildings! I am working on something bigger and much better now, again taking a real thing and modelling in the game. Plus I am almost finished with a new unit I made (cavalry unit armed with....)! so I am going to submit it also to the AOKh pretty soon.
Off to check the mod.