Triglav National Park
A somewhat more diverse ground textures mod.
Basically this wasn't really meant as a mod, but it somehow came about because the purple empire terrain was, with all respect to the game devs, just ruining the immersion for me. So I went and raided a couple texture sites (kudos to all the brilliant texture makers there) and played with Photoshop a bit, until I was happy with how the land looked...
The way I see the bad guys is that their surroundings would likely be burned, scorched, volcanic, covered with ash and the trees would be withered and greyish-brown. Probably not everyone's preference, but call me a cliché. However after I've changed that, I wasn't entirely content with the grassy mountains for the good guys, and wanted stone mountains instead. And after that most of the other textures I wasn't entirely happy with, kind of followed.
So now I'm relatively satisfied with the way the map looks. It's a bit more contrasted, varied, less flat and monotonous.
If you'd like to use this pack, just putting it into your Mods/Gfx folder should do the trick. Maybe. I dunno.
This is how it looks now:
If you like it, enjoy.
The pack is entirely available to use or modify for everyone as you see fit. If you want to recolour it, retexture it, etc, feel free and we can post it here...
Increased resolution and textured trees
After Sratner's initial suggestion to texture the trees a bit too, I've increased the tree texture resolution from 256 to 512 and put some leafy details over them.
Whether the increase in filesize (by nearly 4 times) is worth the barely visible detail in game is up to you...
Drop dds files into Mods\Gfx\TNP\Gfx\HKB\Trees
Now trees look somewhat like this:
(The download links may work or not work, depends on what money extraction tactic the download provider is trying to use. Let me know if they again stop working and I'll reupload somewhere else.)