Empire Deluxe Combined Edition

Empire Deluxe Combined Edition

Ykarhus Jul 10, 2018 @ 6:32am
ADVANCE WARS BASED, or SOMETHING LIKE THAT, UNIT IMAGES MOD
Hi there people. Just bought the game and I really love it because I always loved that kind of games. As the title says I always loved Advance Wars and all of its iterations. Today I would say that Empire Deluxe Combined Edition is the game that brings me more joy than as I used to have with Advance Wars or even Chess... So let's cut to the main topic:

What are you people doing that you have not yet done a Unit Images Kit mod based on Advance Wars for this game (please, I just kidding and I am too happy to try to be mean)??!!? But I would say with all of my heart that I would pay good money (yeah, sure I would buy it) to be able to get my hands on a Unit Images or even Terrain and Buildings Images based on Advance Wars... It would be so much joy and happiness...

I strongly ask for the developers to also iterate the game themselves on a way that they could "improve" the graphics by bringing all of the community desires to life.

That's it. I would like to hear from you too what you all think and want to see on the game!

Thanks and play hard!!
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CPWilly  [developer] Jul 10, 2018 @ 10:21am 
In the manual you will fiind information on how to change the images of the units and all of the graphics. For units the images can be set to override defaults, or you can create you own unit set and have different unit images specifically for that set.
Ykarhus Jul 10, 2018 @ 12:06pm 
Thanks for the reply! But I believe that if someone that work on the graphics design area, like an game artist or someone specialized in military vehicles design, do it, it will be really enjoyable to see. Another doubt: did you already think about make it possible to run animated images (or GIFs) instead of static images as the units? It could be something to consider in future iterations!! I wish you all that work on this game good luck and the best to continue improving it! As soon I get more time to play it, I will. Thanks a lot!!
backwardcadence Apr 6, 2019 @ 9:12pm 
I know I am opening a thread that is almost a year old, but I had some time this week and looked into this request. You can see the results of my first attempt here[worldsofnations.com].

A quick summary:
I was able to get the terrain to import easily enough. It will require some tweaking as the screenshot shows some glitches. However, there are two minor issues encountered that I don't have a solution for right now:

  1. Terrain under cities can't be changed. They are stuck as clear terrain.
  2. I can't add or remove terrain. I think this was hard coded.

Units (this includes cities) are the real issue. I won't be able to create the graphics for you to match Advance Wars without some help from CPWilly or another modder. Here is what would be needed:

  1. Alpha channels don't work for unit tiles. You can see the black borders they create in the screenshot.
  2. I don't have a viable way of doing Directional Awareness. There is another thread about this issue already.
  3. Units can't be animated as far as I can tell. The game does allow animations for things like attack and nukes, but not for units.

If anyone has any suggestions for getting around those issues, let me know. I'll continue working on finding some work-arounds in the meantime.
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