[eMOD] ExpandedMounts 1.14 for 1.3

By on October 29, 2010 5:23:09 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Heavenfall

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First, let me express a big THANK YOU to Akil Dawkins at Stardock for letting me tinker with their skeletons and holding my hand while doing so.

 

This mod adds more mounts to the game for standard Kingdoms and Empires. They are also added for all the ExpandedFactions, Distinct Factions and Elemental: New Order factions.

 

Download:

http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/elemental_war_of_magic/9

(if that download gives you a limit message, try relogging on the site with your impulse account - the site checks so you have bought elemental)

Installation: Extract into your c:\users\yourusername\my documents\my games\Elemental\mods\

 

 

Full list of mounts:

Heavy Armor White Horse
Heavy Armor Black Horse
Heavy Armor Brown Horse
Light Armor White Horse
Light Armor Black Horse
Light Armor Brown Horse
Sandbrute
Hellbrute
Armored Sandbrute
Armored Hellbrute
Mire Skath
Coastal Skath
Silth Skath
Black Skath
Umberdroth
White Umberdroth
Brown Bear
Black Bear
Polar Bear
Primal Brown Bear
Primal Black Bear
Primal Polar Bear
Timber Warg Mount
White Horse Mount
Grey Horse Mount
Black Drake
Red Drake
Green Drake
White Slag
Mire Slag
Black Slag
Ghost Horse Mount
Ghost Umberdroth
Ghost Drake
Ghost Skath
Ghost Slag
Ghost Shrill
Ghost Dragon
Ghost Deer
Black Shrill
Earth Shrill
Fire Shrill
Air Shrill
Water Shrill
Black Widow
Grey Widow
Rock Spider
Red Rock Spider
Orange Rock Spider
Albino Rock Spider
Hoarder Spider
Gatherer Spider
Black Deer
Brown Deer
White Deer
Dawn Dragon
Fell Dragon
Red Dragon
Grey Dragon
White Dragon
Black Dragon
Green Dragon


 

Changelog


1.0

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/5563/elemental1288386534.jpg Umberdroth (warg)
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/3489/elemental1288386522.jpg Silth Skath (warg)
http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/7579/elemental1288386512.jpg Coastal Skath (warg)
http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/9326/elemental1288386500.jpg Mire Skath (warg)
http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/5207/elemental1288385919.jpg Sandbrute (warg)

1.1

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/2470/elemental1288428655.jpg polar bear (horse)
http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/5812/elemental1288428450.jpg black bear (horse)
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/4964/elemental1288428071.jpg brown bear (horse)

1.2

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/3470/elemental1288440354.jpg primal polar bear (horse)
http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/2041/elemental1288440344.jpg primal black bear (horse)
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/2905/elemental1288440335.jpg primal brown bear (horse)

1.3 (just recoloured)

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/6870/elemental1288537716.jpg white umberdroth (warg)
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/6667/elemental1288537701.jpg  Hellbrute (warg)
http://i.imgur.com/y7MlG.jpg  grey horse (horse)
http://i.imgur.com/aQU3r.jpg white horse (horse)
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7983/elemental1288558780.jpg Timber Warg (warg)

1.4

http://i.imgur.com/3XRwS.jpg  Red drake (warg)
http://i.imgur.com/4lfXJ.jpg White drake (warg)
http://i.imgur.com/tudOF.jpg Black drake (warg)

1.5

http://i.imgur.com/q0m5q.jpg Black Slag (warg)
http://i.imgur.com/lPdVu.jpg Mire Slag (warg)
http://i.imgur.com/PoBeU.jpg White Slag (warg)

1.6

updated to 1.1

1.7

Bears and primal bears no longer available on sovereign creation screens
http://i.imgur.com/qEZBw.jpg Ghost Horse (horse)
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7601/elemental1293569419.jpg Ghost Umberdroth (warg)
http://i.imgur.com/NjIuh.jpg  Ghost Drake (warg)

1.8 (be aware not all these will look good when used for units, since they are quite large. Use your own judgement)

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/230/elemental1294760874.jpg Gatherer Spider (horse)
http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/649/elemental1294760864.jpg Hoarder Spider (horse)
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1548/elemental1294760856.jpg Albino Rock Spider (horse)
http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/4275/elemental1294760848.jpg Orange Rock Spider (horse)
http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/5936/elemental1294760843.jpg Red Rock Spider (horse)
http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/1855/elemental1294760836.jpg Rock Spider (horse)
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5329/elemental1294760826.jpg Grey Widow (horse)
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1937/elemental1294760816.jpg Black Widow (horse)
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5540/elemental1294760806.jpg Air Shrill (horse)
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/5103/elemental1294761009.jpg Earth Shrill (horse)
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/887/elemental1294760800.jpg Air Shrill (horse)
http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/1779/elemental1294760784.jpg Fire Shrill (horse)
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/75/elemental1294760757.jpg Shrill Lord (horse)

1.9 fixed horse-armor

http://i.imgur.com/GJpLT.jpg Light armor brown horse (horses)
http://i.imgur.com/JegHG.jpg Light armor black horse (horses)
http://i.imgur.com/8rJN3.jpg Light armor white horse (horses)
http://i.imgur.com/sZIzO.jpg Heavy armor black horse (horses)
http://i.imgur.com/dqgAr.jpg Heavy armor brown horse (horses)
http://i.imgur.com/U44YH.jpg Heavy armor white horse (horses)

1.10

Added compatibility to mods ExpandedFactions, Distinct Factions and Elemental: New order. All mounts are now available for each faction with this mod installed. All added mounts use standard values only. Note that some mounts will be duplicated because of this.

1.11

Dragons are only available in the shop, and cannot be used for units (they have normal stats). Fixed compatibility with EF faction Living Stone.

http://i.imgur.com/7sAHw.jpg Dawn Dragon
http://i.imgur.com/yYwQ5.jpg Fell Dragon
http://i.imgur.com/OHtkp.jpg Red Dragon
http://i.imgur.com/PXATL.jpg Grey Dragon
http://i.imgur.com/XhAV4.jpg White Dragon
http://i.imgur.com/ukD7w.jpg Black Dragon
http://i.imgur.com/qyJXt.jpg Green Dragon

1.12

Replaced the standard horse skeleton to make the rider actually sit in the saddle. For a comparison before/after, see the pictures below. This was applied to core horses and horses from this mod. Other modders will need to apply the skeleton themselves to their mount xml.

Before: http://i.imgur.com/zrphd.jpg
After: http://i.imgur.com/j53J2.jpg

Before: http://i.imgur.com/tBVgL.jpg
After: http://i.imgur.com/NG5Lm.jpg

1.13

Replaced the fake skeletons for drakes and slags with a modded proper version, this means animations look a lot better for those mounts.

http://i.imgur.com/HbB4H.jpg White deer (horse)
http://i.imgur.com/dJ7cQ.jpg Brown deer (horse)
http://i.imgur.com/TOHCY.jpg Black deer (horse)
http://i.imgur.com/e5fZu.jpg Ghost slag (warg)
http://i.imgur.com/1AmzE.jpg Green drake (warg)
http://i.imgur.com/kOXCT.jpg Armored Hellbrute (warg)
http://i.imgur.com/7ZaqE.jpg Armored Sandbrute (warg)

1.14

Added missing texture to Armored Hellbrutes and Armored Sandbrutes.
Added Ghost Skath
Added Black Skath
Added Ghost Shrill
Added Ghost Slag
Added Ghost Dragon
Added Ghost Deer
From now on I'll upload youtube videos as the list of screenshots above has become unmanageable


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October 29, 2010 5:42:57 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Nice.

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October 29, 2010 6:14:59 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting ,
First, let me express a big THANK YOU to Akil Dawkins at Stardock for letting me tinker with their skeletons and holding my hand while doing so.

They look quite awesome. That said, I am very interested in what you learned when working on them with Akil. For instance: How did you get access to the skeletons?

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October 29, 2010 6:17:12 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Begging.

I'm not sure if I'm supposed to share the files I used or not, which is why I haven't. But the result, I'll share.

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October 29, 2010 7:14:32 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

This is where I'm at, at the moment, for the bear mount

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/6665/elemental1288393828.jpg

I need to figure out how to make the top texture transparent to allow the game to colour the model.

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October 29, 2010 7:39:05 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

The Umberdroth mount in particular is awesome:)

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October 30, 2010 3:38:15 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

heavenfall, you could call the bear 'polar' to polar beat the enemy, but I guess the pun is un-bear-able.

harpo

 

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October 30, 2010 4:53:08 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/2470/elemental1288428655.jpg polar bear
http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/5812/elemental1288428450.jpg black bear
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/4964/elemental1288428071.jpg brown bear

is the polar bear too white?

Edit: released 1.1 with bear mounts. They cost horses, instead of wargs.

Edit2: Crap, forgot to add elf support. Will do in next release.

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October 30, 2010 8:16:48 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Uploaded 1.2 with a different model for the bears, also added elf support

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October 31, 2010 11:18:26 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Uploaded 1.3, just a few old ones recoloured (no new models)

also working on getting this sucker ridable:

 

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October 31, 2010 1:45:42 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Uploaded 1.4 with the drake mount. There's some clipping on the left side of the mount with the rider's leg, and the tail seems to have a life of its own. But it's the best I can do until more skeletons are released.

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October 31, 2010 4:08:00 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

This great! Is it possible to get them to ride Dragons?

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October 31, 2010 4:20:52 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

They're too different, I'm afraid.

In the future, we will.

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October 31, 2010 4:34:39 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Oh joy! Besides spiders what else you working on?

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October 31, 2010 4:46:23 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Spoilers!

Edit: added screenshot of timber warg, which was in the 1.3 but I forgot about it

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October 31, 2010 6:52:17 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

whats a more intense synonym for "wicked"?

fantastic work my friend...

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October 31, 2010 7:07:20 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

awesome mod hows it look in tactical battles? Do a video!!! Youtube it!

 

Anyway Ill definitely be getting this mod once 1.1+ comes out NICE WORK A+ man.

 

 

Modders.

Awesome Mods.

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November 1, 2010 4:20:54 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Looks like any other mount. I'm not into that whole "make a youtube" thing, really. You might as well try it. Screenshots should give you a fair idea.

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November 1, 2010 4:10:19 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Bear Cavalry!!! Woooooohoooooooooooooo!!  

many thanks

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November 2, 2010 3:13:25 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Wow great job! Was this done using Maya? I haven't been trying to get my models in game from Max in a while, I kinda got burned out from it. Nevertheless glad to see you got this to work, keep it up!

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November 2, 2010 3:34:34 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Yeah primarily Maya (but also max for ripping models). There is a modders' pack with a walkthrough that was shared to some people over IRC, but I am not allowed to share it yet.

Right now I'm planning on dividing the mounts into 5 categories in 3 tiers (wargs and horses are considered tier 0);

Tier 1; skath and bears. Skath will be found in swamps, and provide the rider with +1 strength and +1 combatspeed. Bears will be found in forests, and provide the rider with +1 agility and +1 combat speed.

Tier2: Brutes and primal bears. Brutes are found in deserts, and provide the rider with +2 strength, +1 combat speed and a unique charge ability doing +30% damage once per combat. Primal bears are found in hills, and provide the rider with +2 agility and +1 combat speed and a unique ability that increases defense by 100% but removes all combat speed for 1 turn (usable once per combat).

Tier3: Drakes. Drakes will only be found in minor faction cities, they will also only be available for purchase there. All drakes add +2strength and +2agility, and 1 combat speed. White drakes also add a powerful health regeneration to the rider. Black drakes grow increasingly furious as a tactical combat progresses, and will give the rider +3attack and -2defense for every turn that passes. Red drakes add a significant amount of health to the rider.

edit: mounts will also give health bonuses according to their tier, so tier1 adds 1 health to units riding it, tier 2 adds 2 health and tier 3 adds 3 health. edit2: this will be significantly higher for champions.

There will also be armoured horses and wargs, which will be brought in from the barded horses mod + a barded warg model, and they will be equivalent to tier 1 mounts, but will cost a lot more than just the "mount" resource (ie, more than just a warg or a horse). All the other mounts will be free of charge if you have the "mount" resource for units.

Of course this will be adapted to suit the new mounts in 1.1.

edit: also, umberdroth will be somewhere in there, probably tier 2.

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November 2, 2010 7:57:08 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

What?! You mean I can't put barding on my drakes?

You have mentioned a lot of stats for the various mounts. I presume that they all also give the +1 overland map movement speed bonus? How about having some mount(s) able to give a +2 map movement?

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November 2, 2010 8:33:22 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Yeah, the mounts give +1 to strategic movement as well. No armor for anything but horses and wargs until someone does a model for that.

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November 4, 2010 5:16:13 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

You sir, rock! Especially the Polar Bear!

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November 4, 2010 9:46:04 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Since they've pushed back the beta for another week, I'll be releasing the tiered mount mod later today.

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November 4, 2010 6:55:55 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

heaveanfall, is there any chance of getting the polar bear to fight using a pole?

harpo

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