[eWIP] [LH 1.8] XtraLOM Homage

Lords of Magic (LOM) + Legendary Heroes (FE:LH)

By on November 8, 2013 4:19:38 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

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XtraLOM Homage

by Primal Savage


1. Preamble

1.1 Latest News

(01/17/15) Faith Fire Faction (and more!)

(05/28/14) Professional Headhunter Hellions has managed to recruit six LOM champions (Air). It is believe they are currently in The Rift Valley heading toward the Urak-Elemental portal. Imminent arrival.

(05/10/14) davrovana mighty pen will now provide some more descriptive lore!

(05/10/14) XtraLOM is now part of XtraDeconstruct

(03/16/14) Faith Air Faction (and more!)

(03/01/14) Faction colors defined


1.2 Compatible Snippet

Compatible w/ LH 1.6


1.3 Background

I had lots of fun playing 4X turn-based strategy game Lords of Magic: Special Edition (LOM / LOMSE) by Sierra/Impressions Games and the LOMSE:GS5R3 mod by Mantera more than a decade ago. Without doubt, I'm having lots of fun playing Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes (FH:LH) by Stardock, so I figured I could mod in some stuff from LOM/LOMSE/GS5R3 into FH:LH. I'm sure, game mechanics obliged, that some stuff will be (radically?) different but I'll try my best to merge everything into some senseful fantasy melting pot. LOM looks to be abandonware but in the end, credits, copyrights, and whatnot belongs to their rightful owners.


1.4 Features

1 New Faction (Faith Air #FA)

1 New Event (1 ALL)

2 New Shards (2 ALL)

5 New Resources (1 ALL) (4 FA)

21 New Items (9 ALL) (3 FA) (9 Hidden)

14 New Improvements (9 ALL) (5 FA)

36 New Spells (7 ALL) (23 FA) (6 Background)

...

 

1.5 How-to Install

XtraLOM is now integrated in XtraDeconstruct

 

1.6 Credits

Music: Keith Zizza

Lore: davrovana

GS5R3: Mantera

General: Orzie

Champions: Hellions

Also, thanks to everyone participating in this thread, you are keeping my spirits up!!! 

 


 

2. Images

 

 

 


Empire Cults (Factions)
Faith: Chaos
(Chocolate:123,63,0)
Faith: Death
(Aubergine:20,13,29)
Faith: Earth
(OliverGreen:41,63,25)
Faith: Fire
(BulgarianRose:56,8,16)

Cult Leaders (Sovereigns)

 


Kingdom Cults (Factions)
Faith: Air
(CoolGrey:140,146,172)
Faith: Life
(Lemon:255,247,0)
Faith: Order
(Tan:211,187,135)
Faith: Water
(MidnightGreen:0,73,83)

Cult Leaders (Sovereigns)

 


The Cache (Items)
Cult Secret
(Chaos)
Cult Secret
(Death)
Cult Secret
(Earth)
Cult Secret
(Fire)
  Tome of the Styx
(Death1)
 
           
Cult Secret
(Air)
Cult Secret
(Life)
Cult Secret
(Order)
Cult Secret
(Water)
  Tome of the Sun
(Life1)
 
           
XP Scroll
(1:Lesser)
XP Scroll
(2:Normal)
XP Scroll
(3:Greater)
XP Scroll
(4:Supreme)
XP Scroll
(5:Ultimate)
XP Scroll
(6:Legendary)

 


+Shards
Chaos Order
   
   
Tome of the Pandemonium
(Chaos1)
Tome of the Order
(Order1)

 


Arcane Lore (Spells)
Blizzard Call Lightning Chain Lightning Cloud of War
       
Cone of Cold Ether Gauze Guardian Winds Headwind
       
Lightning Charge Poison Cloud Seer Sky Sabre
       
Snow Stun Summon I Summon II
       
Summon III Swiftness Windmills Windwalk

 


Beer! (Resource)
       
Get Rich (-10 Beers) Get Rich (-100 Beers) Get Beers (-50 Gildar) Get Beers (-500 Gildar)

 

Get Happy (-500 Beers) Get Brain (-100 Beers) Get What?! (-100 Metals)

 

 

 

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November 8, 2013 8:11:26 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I played a lot of LoM back in the day. This sounds like a interesting project. I would be very interested in in learning a bit more about how you plan going about making your conversion.

 

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November 16, 2013 2:39:12 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Primal_Savage,
Today I added art definition for every faith... That had to be the most boring thing I've done in a while. Hopefully (Though I'm sure of the contrary) I haven't missed any.

lol I know how you feel...

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November 16, 2013 8:43:14 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I have been keeping an eye on this.  When this crosses over to [eMod] status from [eWip] I will of course add this to the list...

Keep up the good work!

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November 18, 2013 9:05:01 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Primal_Savage,
Downloaded Notepad++

You've probably already done this, but just in case (since it's buried in a submenu), you probably want to enable the XML Tools Plugin.

  • Go to Plugins --> Plugin Manager --> Show Plugin Manager
  • Select the XML Tools plugin, then click "Install"

Note that you must have enabled plugins when you originally installed Notepad++ (they're turned off by default, IIRC.)

This will let you do neat things like pretty-print your XML, and automatically check it for well-formedness.

If we had a schema (hint hint SD ) it could do even more validation...

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November 27, 2013 12:02:03 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Out of curiosity, is that temple using one of the game's existing art assets, or did you add it?  Looks great, btw

As far as brainstorming - you've set a bit of an exclusionary filter by specifying that this is trying to re-create a game that many (most?) haven't played...entertaining to watch the progress though.

If I may be so bold as to make a request/suggestion - perhaps you could divvy up the things you're creating ala-Children of Storm so that once you're done, people could pick and choose pieces? For instance, I might want the extra items, but not especially care to add all the new factions. You might even get people to playtest parts of it sooner if it can be piecemealed out vs. a total game conversion type of thing.

Obviously that requires some extra forethought and effort on your part, though, so feel free to cheerily ignore the suggestion.

 

BTW - on the subject of faction unique buildings - I believe Children of Storm's Lizardmen faction has the ability to build a unique dragon-cave (I think it uses the sovereign resource idea you mentioned above.)  There are other faction specific buildings too - e.g. the Living Stone build special Fire Temples. If you haven't already siphoned off all the ideas from there

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November 27, 2013 12:46:52 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

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November 27, 2013 1:07:20 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Primal_Savage,
(Plus you will likely [definitely?] need some CoS files to play XtraLOM [I'm thinking, particularly, the Library: A_LHLIB_UnitStat_BG_vF which I have in my CoS folder and which definitely modifies how my own mod interacts w/ the vanilla version --> My guess is that all people who will try my mod will have CoS installed so that's why I'm using its features] )

That's actually Heavenfall's UnitStat Background mod, which is separate from CoS (CoS has it as a dependency.)  Available separately here:

http://forums.elementalgame.com/444737/page/1/#3420987

 

As long as you don't use stuff outside of that, people won't necessarily need CoS itself installed.

 

Oh, and thanks, glad to see you're using that design principle  

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November 27, 2013 8:45:54 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I lurk... and admire! 

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November 28, 2013 7:29:00 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'm following this... even if I haven't played LOM.   I really like your mods, their creativity and the way you expand the game to the maximum extent of the modding system.

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November 28, 2013 10:32:23 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I just noticed this mod for the first time a few days ago and will be keeping an eye on it.  LOM was one of my all time favorite games.  I am very interested to see how this progresses.

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November 29, 2013 9:06:24 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Nice job.  I am curious to know how you plan to implement the champions?  For the storm giants I am imagining blue skin, long white beards, and the permanent appearance of a growth potion.  I cant imagine how you would handle fairies... if that's even possible.

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