[eLIB] Wintersong's Faction Crests (I, II) [Crest HEAVY]

By on December 19, 2010 4:27:59 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Wintersong

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First things first, not sure if custom crests count as eMod or another tag so I'll wait for Heavenfall to enligthen me.

Now, business.

For those who don't know, I'm making a mod and one of the ideas is that any content in it (resource-wise), should be usable by anyone. So why wait in the custom crests department? This mini mod gives you custom crests to use with your custom factions.

I know that only a few are actually "cool" but they didn't cost you any effort so keep that in mind, huh? And as I'm going to keep doing some more, I hope to actually make some more "cool" ones. One can dream, right?  Or get lucky.

Wintersong's Faction Crests

v 1.0 (I suppose)

Download link: http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/elemental_war_of_magic/19/download

  1. The files in the .Zip file should be placed in the following place: documents\my games\elemental\mods\
  2. You will need to mark the check "Use Mods" in the Options menu in order for it to work (d'oh!).
  3. To allow one of the factions created with the Faction Creator to use one of the Crests added by the mini mod, you must locate its file in the documents\my games\elemental\Race folder and open it with a text editor. Look for a line that contains: <PreferredLogoType>CrestName</PreferredLogoType> and then change the CrestName for the InternalName found in WS_CoreLogos.xml associated to the logo that you want the faction to use. For example, I could change CrestName for WS_Crest_013: <PreferredLogoType>WS_Crest_013</PreferredLogoType> and save the file. Once you start the game again, the faction should be using the custom faction crest (in that case, the one with a rose and a wolf).

Wintersong's Faction Crests II

v 1.0 (I suppose)

Download link: http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/elemental_war_of_magic/26/download

  1. The files in the .Zip file should be placed in the following place: documents\my games\elemental\mods\
  2. You will need to mark the check "Use Mods" in the Options menu in order for it to work (d'oh!).
  3. To allow one of the factions created with the Faction Creator to use one of the Crests added by the mini mod, you must locate its file in the documents\my games\elemental\Race folder and open it with a text editor. Look for a line that contains: <PreferredLogoType>CrestName</PreferredLogoType> and then change the CrestName for the InternalName found in WS_CoreLogos_II.xml associated to the logo that you want the faction to use. For example, I could change CrestName for WS_Crest_103: <PreferredLogoType>WS_Crest_103</PreferredLogoType> and save the file. Once you start the game again, the faction should be using the custom faction crest (in that case, the one with the gold coins).

 

If you happen to find any error, let me know.

I originally planned to just post the crests for people to grab and use as they wanted but considering how it actually works (Stardock? Fix please?), I thought that maybe it was better do it as (mini) mod, which should reduce some steps for people.

For those who would prefer to know what the crest is included (because most probably will be interested in one or two of the 120 crests at best), I include all the crests here. If you only like one, right click on it, "Save as" and... well, do the needed things to make it useable for your faction.

Some crests are random, others are to be used by some of the factions of my mod, and others are just eye candy. If you happen to like any, cool. If you happen to not like any, cool too because I make them for myself and sharing them is a collateral effect. For the future, I need to try to make them more simple in backgrounds (except the most special ones) to reduce file size.

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December 19, 2010 4:56:11 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

This is JUST what I've been looking for. Awesome. Karma for you, sir (or ma'am)!

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December 20, 2010 11:40:33 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Excellent!!!   I think the dead rat and coins one will fit perfectly for one of my factions.  

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December 20, 2010 1:15:51 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting LightofAbraxas,
This is JUST what I've been looking for. Awesome. Karma for you, sir (or ma'am)!
That would be "sir", I think. Would need to check though. You never know.

Quoting Murteas,
Excellent!!!   I think the dead rat and coins one will fit perfectly for one of my factions.  

"Just one more rat."

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December 25, 2010 10:04:40 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Thanks for Sharing.

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December 27, 2010 3:01:47 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Very nice, anyways throwing in a request for crests for The Brotherhood of NOD, GDI, and the Scrin!

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December 27, 2010 5:31:29 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'd like to see a few more variations on the "Tree" crest for elf factions.

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January 2, 2011 6:08:50 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Ok, I wanted to upload today a second batch of crests but I found that around 7 of the crests had some flaws that I hadn't noticed. And unlike some of the previous batch of which I had lost the original resources (some are 6 months old...), I have the chance to fix these (even if you only see the flaws if you zoom over 100% ). Case to the point:

I blame spiders and my own eyes.

In any case, this second batch should be some less varied in the sense that I was doing "themes" following Aerion's suggestion. *points to the previous crest* Remember that I'm not doing this because of the 

so be patient with me.

When I upload this second batch, it'll be a different file so people don't have to download all the others again and I'll add them individually (but without associated XML) to the OP like I did to the others. It'll take a few days though but I post to let you know (like, I don't know, for anyone who happens to care ). One day, once I have totally bored of making crests, I should make a selection of the useful ones and discard the "D'oh!" ones.

For the record, I wish we could have more meaningful naval stuff in the game. Seriously. 

 <--- Lonely Sea Drake is lonely.

 

And Polistes, I'm looking for some pics for GDI, NOD and Scrin to make some crests once I finish these Elemental ones. Once I have them I'll put a link to them with the proper XML too.

 

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January 2, 2011 6:17:36 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Great stuff, I'm loving these crests. Can I just say that the lonely sea drakes appear to be off center of their square? It's distracting from a flawless mod!

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January 8, 2011 9:57:03 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Thank you, Heavenfall. Altough I'd never dare to call it flawless (I'm looking at you, number 53! You will be redone!!!) Well, I had to cut some tail to the poor Sea Drake but I think that the "distraction" effect should be over.

Now for Polistes' and the next batch of Faction Crests to try to make it more light weighted and "focused".

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January 8, 2011 11:28:55 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Yeah!!!! More crests.   Great job.  I love these!

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January 8, 2011 1:44:35 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Thanks for the really cool crests, Wintersong! 

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January 8, 2011 3:49:25 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

This is very very cool. What an awesome mod community. BTW, about the tag, [eLIB] would be the correct tag for this.

 

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January 8, 2011 4:54:03 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

What do you have against rats, Wintersong?

I'm replacing both of those rat-stabbing crests with this one:

------> "Can yoo stop stabbin' my fwends, pweeeeeeese?"

 

 

But seriously, these are very well-made and extremely useful... not to mention much-needed!  Thank you Wintersong!

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January 8, 2011 5:38:07 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'm glad you like them.

Quoting Sir_Linque,
BTW, about the tag, [eLIB] would be the correct tag for this.
 
Thank you.

Quoting Victor5,
What do you have against rats, Wintersong?

I'm replacing both of those rat-stabbing crests with this one:

------> "Can yoo stop stabbin' my fwends, pweeeeeeese?"
 

But seriously, these are very well-made and extremely useful... not to mention much-needed!  Thank you Wintersong!
I have nothing against the rats. It's the only rat art in the game and makes reference to the killing rats quest. Yours is very nice too.

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