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Ashley Williams Squadmate (Legacy)
 
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Sep 13, 2017 @ 2:26am
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THIS IS FOR THE BASE/LEGACY VERSION OF THE GAME

This mod adds armour models for Mass Effect's Ashley Williams, along with a retextured version of one of the base XCom heads and a couple of hair models. Options include both her casual and hardsuit ME3 armours, as well as her ME1/2 pink and white Phoenix armour (medium version), along with two ME3 helmet variants and a ME1 Phoenix helmet. The ME3 casual armour has two options, one to match the supplied Ashley head, and one for regular XCom heads with tintable skin.

Recommendations:
I would suggest using Galw1n's Ashley Williams Voice Pack as a companion mod.

Lucubrations Infantry Class seems like a thematically appropriate choice for Ashley (as used in the screenshots).

Support has been added for robojumper's Add Part Names mod, which enables torso, legs, and arms props to be correctly labelled with their name in their relevant Props sub-menu.

I highly recommend the use of RealityMachina's Wear Armour On Avenger mod. With the use of that mod your soldiers will wear whatever armour you have equipped them with inside the Avenger, rather than the underlay outfit they wear by default. You may also wish to use Mertius's SWR Full Crew Avenger mod to increase the numbers of soldiers wandering around between missions. Make sure to follow the instructions regarding reinitialising your settings to make it take effect.

Notes:
Pictures are from the WOTC version of the game, but this version has been compiled for the base/legacy version.

Since WOTC was released, it seems some shader changes have also impacted the base/legacy version. Emissive effects appear to have been neutered, so trying to get the lights on the armour to work required boosting the values to ridiculous levels. That may cause issues if Firaxis ever change/fix it in a patch. Also, make sure you have bloom enabled to see it properly. The glass of the helmet visors also refuses to tint in the game, despite doing so in the editor.

The ME3 hair has physics, but also a lot of clipping as a result.

I originally intended to port across Ashley's actual head model, but I had a few issues getting it to play nicely with the X2 eyes and teeth. I blended her ME3 face texture with the vanilla texture as a stop-gap measure. The head model may be revisited in a future update.

The textures aren't the best. The source textures maxed out at 1024x1024 for the armour diffuses, and the helmet and face textures at 512x512. Normal maps were half the size.

Some of the deformations for joints like elbows and knees aren't the best due to lack of skill on my part. Also fingers are the bane of my existence.

Acknowledgements:
Original mesh and texture content derived from Mass Effect 1/2/3. All rights belong to EA/Bioware.

Many thanks to [GWJ] Kexx for his gracious offer to use some of his existing ME3 armour assets. Unfortunately, while the source mesh that Bioware used was undoubtedly the same, the UV layouts differed between the Ashley and Asari versions shipped in the game, so I wasn't able to take him up on his offer. I do greatly appreciate the gesture though.

I learned a lot by poking through the contents of other people’s mods, such as [GWJ] Kexx and Dor, to see how things worked, as well as reading various tutorials and forum/Reddit posts by the likes of E3245. Many thanks to them and the rest of the X2 modding community for their help, direct and indirect.

Background content in some pictures feature elements of DerBK's A Better ADVENT: War of the Chosen mod. Content not included in this mod.

Looking for More?
Try my other XCom 2 mods.

For War of the Chosen:
SW Alien Head Pack 01: Twi'leks soldier head/hair customization mod.
SW Alien Head Pack 02: Zabrak soldier head/hair customization mod.
SW Alien Head Pack 03: Cantina Denizens soldier head customization mod.
SW Alien Head Pack 04: Scum and Villainy soldier head customization mod.
Old Republic HK Droids soldier body customization mod.
Alyx Vance Squadmate soldier body customization mod.

For the Legacy/Base Game:
SW Alien Head Pack 01: Twi'leks soldier head/hair customization mod.
SW Alien Head Pack 02: Zabrak soldier head/hair customization mod.
SW Alien Head Pack 03: Cantina Denizens soldier head customization mod.
SW Alien Head Pack 04: Scum and Villainy soldier head customization mod.
SW Alien Voice Pack.
Old Republic HK Droids soldier body customization mod.
Old Republic HK Voice Pack.
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7 Comments
Judas Dec 22, 2018 @ 12:18pm 
Thought it was Ashley Williams from Evil Dead Lmao
Radness May 28, 2018 @ 10:53pm 
any chance we could get WW2 German Army Uniforms?
cpenner01 Jan 6, 2018 @ 9:08am 
sorry didn't check further lol I see it
cpenner01 Jan 6, 2018 @ 9:03am 
Is this going to be made for WOTC?
Jacques L'honnete Oct 9, 2017 @ 3:16am 
Cheers mate for the mod. Btw, would you be able to make the head appear with different skin tints as well?
Reoden Sep 22, 2017 @ 10:11pm 
Great mod. The pieces fit well together and indivually work well to customize other characters. Thanks!
Insufferable Smartypants Sep 13, 2017 @ 8:39am 
Looks great!