Monday, September 10, 2012

Goodbye Dutch, welcome USA!

As you all should know adding new civilizations in AoE3 is a pain... It can be done but it will never look and work like the original civs. I am talking about the inability to create a new USA home city. The mod gives you already made USA home cities for both Deathmatch and normal play, but you cannot create a new one by your self. This is "hardcoded" stuff.

When I came up with the idea to add the USA, I also came up with an idea on how to implement it perfectly, but sadly it isn't a perfect idea... most of you, if not all, will hate it... but for now, it's the only way....

The Dutch are the smallest civ from AoE3 from all points of view. They were only added in the game because they had many colonists in the New World, but as a military force, they were nothing compared to the other civs.

Now, we all know people want the USA badly, so here is the deal: I want to permanently replace the Dutch with the USA.
Don't worry, dutch techs and units will not be lost, they will either be transferred to other civs or added as mercenaries.
The Dutch consulate will remain and I will try to make the AI work with the USA.

This is not hammered yet, I'ts just an idea, and it's up to YOU to decide what I should do.
So please vote in the survey, leave your opinion and I will work on that.

Thank you for your time.

23 comments:

  1. No, no, do not change the original civilization, better strengthen Dutch Reiter

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    1. Let me guess, you are dutch...?

      Man, look for Netherlands on the map, it's a very small country between France and Germany who are also in the game...
      It needs to go...

      But don't worry, as I said it's units and special cards will go to other civs, some to the US.

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    2. to whom you transfer all of the bank's economy?

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    3. I am against change!!!
      you really MAD

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    4. French. As you know the French have Coureurs, it makes more sense for Coureurs to cost coin. I will transfer the entire Dutch coin economy to the French, so there will be no problem.

      But, I did took your worrying serious, so, I changed the survey and added the 3 playable native civs.

      It's time to vote!

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    5. Stop those engaged, to better implement ideas from your fans, or find a programmer

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  2. Perfect idea Mandos.

    I live in holland but i think its a good idea usa is better holland.
    What is holland? A small country of nothing..

    Greetings Martin Issa

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  3. Dutch was one of the greatest colonial country. Today is small country. But Dutch belongs to AoE III. I would not change. Dutch is original civilitation in game. Please dont change it.

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    1. Yeah, but the game is no more focused on New World colonies, so this is why I question it's presence.

      Anyway, the votes will decide.

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  4. i do not think that it is a good idea, too.
    i was also disappointed because i cannot play against the U.S, but, i am not really fond the idea to change the original civilization.
    Some people maybe playing as Dutch too using your great mod, and will not find the idea appealing :)

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  5. Hm dude, why not just replace the Dutch AI with an USA AI ? It works and it WON"T replace a civ. Or, what I think it is better: Replace some native american AI with USA AI..... Anyway, it is up to you...

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    1. Well... Any of the options are extremely hard to make, and any of them will render a lot of stuff unused, especially if I replace a native, and looking at the survey, I guess everything will stay as it is.

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    2. Hey, replacing AI, isn't hard. You just need to make some changes in teh Draugur AI(which is partially hard if you don't know how to code AI), change some .personality files and then it is done! And if the person wants to play the previous civ, he/she will just need a homeity of it!

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  6. Mandos, may you please get on skype? You havent been on in a while. -Cam L.

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  7. black interface, when will it be?
    there is not enough space to export, but can do so:
    1. As you can see there is an icon of the population, it must be replaced by the export icon and an icon of indigenous dance (in the scripting sense)
    2. The icon of the population to move to another space

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    1. prog AOE3ED open the file art2.bar, in the search type "ingame", there he is "tempinterface"


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    2. Lol...
      Uhm, I don't think it fits the style of the other menus...

      I might try to do something new, but I dunno...

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  8. I find that Heavy Cannons are far too spammable, I would like to see nerf on their production in some way. Either a limit or make them take more population or make them train slower or something.

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    1. Yeah, I kinda agree. Slower production rate would be best.
      But only Heavy Cannons? What about Rockets, Bombards, Tsars?

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    2. All factory produced artillery. Bombards might need an even harsher nerf since they do 3x the damage.

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  9. WHAT!!!! You should never change Dutch to USA, my girlfriend plays Dutch! If you replace it with USA, She won't play with me no more and she will be infuriated and wreck havok!!! USA is good as it is right now. Do not stir the beast...

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  10. Please keep the Dutch civilization!

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