Ozhara's Full Texture Pack V4 - Cold Edition
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BastianAOE Feb 4 @ 7:34pm 
Hi Ozhara!

"The snow layer ignore the landscape beneath it" if I understand correctly, that's that's what I mean, the ground seems way too overlapped and lose aspect to snow and takes a dim shape, texture snow one looks good.

No problem, maybe express which I was wrong, English is not my native language either.

Greetings!
Ozhara  [author] Feb 4 @ 5:16am 
I think I got what you mean.

The snow layer ignores the landscape beneath it.
Currently it's the needed terrain as used seperately and a part of the snow terrain copied above it. In the first versions (like the linked one) I used a different snow terrain, and the mask for the snow layer on mixed terrains was different, but technical nothing changed.

So I suppose you miss some 'terrain structure' from the terrain beeing visible in the snow layer so it looks more like the snow actually covering the land instead of the snow layer beeing from a complete seperate terrain floating above the terrain?
(I did something like this in my grim & gritty terrain pack with the snow, but just partly in case you want to take a look.)

If that is your point - that's definatelly something I will have a look at for my next v6.
And I can do an 'expansion' mod for this one too if you want.

If I missunderstood your point, can you explain it again/in a different way? English isn't my native language. :)
BastianAOE Feb 4 @ 4:58am 
Regards estimated again, I'm glad I serve my observation.

I feel that all land which possess a complement of snow have a strange texture that is appreciated, so no snow alone, which feels pretty good, the texture is taken in combination with others. I think it takes the form not intended to represent, some solid, that in proportion to the excellent textures having your mod, and you manufacture in general, so it is not complemented by the realistic quality of the other land is white, but not as a land where there is snow, all in relation to the high quality of other lands.

Try looking for the mod that I said, my apologies, I'm still adapting to the model of steam so I am somewhat novice in managing the site, is this the one that tells me? http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=143213564
Ozhara  [author] Feb 3 @ 11:36pm 
Hi RabeAOE,

thanks a lot for the critical feedback! That's exactly what I need to be able to further improve my terrain packs. :)

For the buildings and units: This is possible, but pretty time consuming for AoE is limited to exactly 256 predefined colors and the player colors have each xact rgb values. The time consuming is the second, for converting an image doesn't mean colors actuaööy present in AoEs color palette aren't changed. Therefore I didn't change them (until now).

For the terrains: what about the old snow terrain I used in v2+3?. I could to a mod just changing the snow, you could subscribe to after this one. What I don't understand is - when you don't like snow-dirt, what about the other snow mixes/plain dirt? The snow-dirt mix contains nothing beside the snow layer all mixes use and the plain dirt. Can youo explain this a bit more, so I can take it better into account for v6 I'm working on?
BastianAOE Feb 3 @ 9:03pm 
Excellent work, very faint, soothing textures as a quiet winter afternoon, very elegant mod, recommended to those who like subtle tones. remain warmly but in only two aspects, first, fantastic it would be if the colors of units and buildings have a color tone slightly lower that adapts to the color of the environment (is that perhaps not due, it is only one observation) and, second, the texture of "snow, dirty" and "snow base" unrealistic encounter, and child paintings, I do not like their appearance at all.

MOD recommended, is very nice.
95demonearth Aug 20, 2013 @ 8:43pm 
Thank you. I don't mind the buildings not having snow just like the whole winter theme. Thanks again.
Ozhara  [author] Aug 19, 2013 @ 10:23pm 
Yes, I published a winter pack, that emulates winter on all map/terrain types. But keep in mind, it only changes the visuals, so non-snow maps will have no ice terrain and no snow on buildings:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=156247702

This pack contains snowy terrains, forests, mines, cliffs, mountains, rocks and berry bushes. No other game objects are changed.
95demonearth Aug 19, 2013 @ 6:42pm 
Is there one that is like "Winter Cold Mountainous"? Not just unsaturating but actually changing it to a bleak winter?
Ozhara  [author] Jul 22, 2013 @ 5:22am 
There already is a warm version available:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=154592096
totallycarbon Jul 22, 2013 @ 5:20am 
do you do a warm version of you texture pack. I think that will look even better
Ozhara  [author] Jul 20, 2013 @ 11:09am 
Danke. Schön das dir die Texturen gefallen.
✠Kommandant Mausich✠ Jul 20, 2013 @ 11:02am 
Ozhara danke für deine Arbeit! Richtig awesome! ;)
Ozhara  [author] Jul 19, 2013 @ 11:34pm 
Thank you very much!, Glad you like it.
bayoubandit Jul 19, 2013 @ 8:34pm 
you raise the bar with every mod
isaacmq98 Jul 18, 2013 @ 10:39am 
reall cool
Ozhara  [author] Jul 16, 2013 @ 10:43pm 
Thanks a lot for your kind words. Glad you like it!
Knight of Avalon Jul 16, 2013 @ 4:58pm 
This pack is beautiful, I'll be keeping an eye on your work in the future. :]
Ozhara  [author] Jul 15, 2013 @ 11:23am 
just hit the subscribe button.
william.ford.2011 Jul 15, 2013 @ 10:07am 
How do you install this? this looks amazaing
Ozhara  [author] Jul 15, 2013 @ 8:01am 
Thank you very much, glad you like it.
Mxio Jul 15, 2013 @ 7:24am 
Muy bueno, la verdad que excelente. Vale la pena descargarlo.
Ozhara  [author] Jul 14, 2013 @ 1:02pm 
And a question. As the original has no wave effects, would you like to have my static water textures for this pack then? (you can have a look at them on my mods page, must be on one of the last two pages)
Ozhara  [author] Jul 14, 2013 @ 12:57pm 
@[RG]mnimhiab
I do know now ho to do terrain, but it is a bit time consuming.^^
While I was asking, why the terrains base images weren't rotated like ingame what makes it very hard to produce something like plants that are looking good after rotating and strectching, in the original every terrains in built by a correctly rotated and stretched images, cut to 100 pieces. But that means I have to do these 100 pieces vor every single terrain (are 28) and to test it.

So for I recognized, terrains have a seperate drs file, I'll do the graphics.drs containing allt he other changed game objects first and then try to get the terrains ready as soon as possible (but don't count on them before next we. ;))
Bread Crumbs Jul 14, 2013 @ 12:41pm 
Actually, just fixed that as well. I created a custom resolution 1.25 times that of my native and everything's set. Thanks for all the help!
Ozhara  [author] Jul 14, 2013 @ 12:40pm 
Nor do I, but great to hear it functioned as a workaround.
Bread Crumbs Jul 14, 2013 @ 12:35pm 
Alright, I got those rocks fixed. Thanks for naming your files in all caps, really helped identify them. Resolutions still odd though, but I have no idea what's causing that.
Ozhara  [author] Jul 14, 2013 @ 12:29pm 
yeah, they really show the age of the game.^^
Although they aged better then a lot of early 3D ones and others. ;)
hobnob Jul 14, 2013 @ 12:24pm 
thanks man :D because its a great game but its graphics are poop
Ozhara  [author] Jul 14, 2013 @ 11:56am 
@[RG]mnimhiab
I'll do a graphics.drs for the game objects next week and implement terrain as well after looking up how that functions in the original. Will post a link then here in the comments.
Ozhara  [author] Jul 14, 2013 @ 11:46am 
As far as I know, the system how terrains function is changed in the steam version beside steam allows terrains to use 32bit graphics instead of 8bit.

So trees/mines and all other game objects that still use slp files should be no problem for use with the original (but they have to be changed in the graphics.drs file for the original, so until someone merges them with other mods, this would prevent you from using them). For terrains I would have to have a look on how to implement them (it definately is possible).
hobnob Jul 14, 2013 @ 11:10am 
hey i have age of empires 2 but not through steam, do you know any way O can get this for a non steam version and if so how to install it? thanks :)
Bread Crumbs Jul 8, 2013 @ 11:28am 
Ok, thanks. I'm a bit hopped up on painkillers right now so I'll take a shot at it later.
Ozhara  [author] Jul 8, 2013 @ 2:28am 
It seems some objects are handeled differently by the workshop. If a mod adds files, such as scenarios or random maps, they aren't deleted while verifying the cache. So you will be able to use them after unsubscribing until you delete their files manually.

So for AoE checks your data/slp folder for replacing the graphics contained in the graphics.drs files with the ones in this folder, I think they should also be deleted by verifying...

If this doesn't happen for any reason, normally it can be fixed by manually deleting that slp files as well. In case of the mines that are the four files GOLDM_NN/N0.slp and STONM_NN/N0.slp.
Bread Crumbs Jul 7, 2013 @ 11:29pm 
Hmm, this is awful strange. I did the old unsubscribe verify cache thing earlier today to check if my resolution changed, and for some reason only half of your texture pack was disabled. Rocks and gold are for some reason still updating, while everything else is vanilla?
Ozhara  [author] Jul 7, 2013 @ 10:36pm 
No, as far as I know, there is only one mod available that changes the resolution. This one definately only changes the images used for terrain and some game objects.
Bread Crumbs Jul 7, 2013 @ 1:36pm 
Nevermind... Figured it out. Great work on the graphics, by the way, but does it change the game's screen resolution? I swear my units are bigger.
Bread Crumbs Jul 7, 2013 @ 12:46pm 
Are you kidding me? This pernamently replaces the old textures?? What if I wanted them back?
Spook_Dog Jul 1, 2013 @ 9:43am 
Damn. That looks really good.
Ozhara  [author] Jun 30, 2013 @ 8:44pm 
Yes it is as there are only graphics changed but no game mechanics.
The Batman Jun 30, 2013 @ 8:02pm 
Is it possible to play multiplayer with these?
Ozhara  [author] Jun 28, 2013 @ 11:50pm 
@Blinx503
Glad you like my textures.
If you want to play in winter, have a look at my winter pack I published a few hours ago:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=156247702
blinx503 Jun 28, 2013 @ 11:12pm 
This will really make the game look much different! I really did want the game to feel more cold, like winter wars.
Ozhara  [author] Jun 23, 2013 @ 3:14am 
There are now the mines V4 included, cold water V3 and also the cold trees. Beside that all land textures, as I tried another approach for blending.
Silence Jun 23, 2013 @ 3:04am 
Yay thanks, may I ask what changed in V4?