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Calypso's Colored Religious Icons (Basic)
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Dec 31, 2012 @ 12:25pm
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Calypso's Colored Religious Icons (Basic)

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Calypso's Colored Religion Icons (Civ V G&K or Civ V BNW)

(Basic): No new religions. Recolors existing religions. "Basic" denotes that this is the simplest version of the Calypso Colored Religion mods, and is required for my expansion mods.

This is a simple mod I put together with intensions of dynamically recoloring the religious icons in Civilization V Gods & Kings. The mod does not add any new religions, but only recolors the existing ones so that they are quickly recognizable and the world map is a bit more vibrant.

This mod is designed to function on its own or while playing the "Into the Renaissance" scenario. Additionally, it is fully compatible with ryoga's Christian Schisms mod in a standard single player game. If you are playing with Brave New World, you do not need ryoga's Christian Schisms mod.

Additionally, this mod does not affect saved games. This means that it can be used immediately with existing saves, and a game saved while using this mod can be used later with or without the mod. On the downside, this mod will need to be reloaded each time it is used.

To sum it up, while using this mod, the religions featured will be:

- Buddhism
- Catholicism/Christianity
- Confucianism
- Hinduism
- Islam
- Judaism
- Shinto
- Sikhism
- Taoism
- Tengriism
- Zoroastrianism
- Orthodoxy
- Protestantism

Gods & Kings treats Christianity as a single religion. Brave New World splits it into its three primary branches.

To start a game with the Renaissance scenario, open the in-game mod panel and check off both this mod and the "Into the Renaissance" mod (you will need to have the "Show DLC Mods" option selected to do so. Then, pressing next, select custom game and proceed to load the scenario as you normally would.

Most of the icons preserve their original shape and are simply recolored. The exception is the Catholicism/Christianity icon. I've blended its shape with that of the Protestantism icon (used in the Renaissance scenario), and then colorized it along with the rest. The three flavors of Christianity used by that scenario should visually flow together a bit better now.

My color palette and designs were inspired by reference photos, the religion icons from Civ IV, and the religion pips from Empire Total War.

This mod should be compatible with most other mods, except those that also recolor religious icons (such as Toft's Colored Religions Mod). While this mod will work with others that add religions, it will of course not recolor them, so expect the game to then have an odd mix of colored and uncolored icons (if, for example, using Tomatekh's Historical Religion mods). The grand exception among religion mods is, of course, ryoga's Christian Schisms mod, with which it is fully compatible, though ryoga's Christian Schisms is not needed for Civ V BNW.
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Aug 14, 2016 @ 5:25am
Having Trouble with Calypso's Colored Religious Icons (Basic)?
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TCJaime Feb 8, 2018 @ 4:38am 
I love your mod, but would it be possible to get a light colored background/highlight behind the darker icons? The Christianity cross blends in with the background and is really hard to see without zooming all the way in. Thank you!
Doge Bot Aug 14, 2017 @ 3:36am 
i think Protestantism color is a bit dark
borussia1979 Nov 14, 2016 @ 7:32am 
Gwazi Magnum Aug 9, 2015 @ 1:17pm 
This mod won't show up on the mod list. I've uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times now, and it's the only mod that's doing this.
Captain Remover Apr 5, 2015 @ 1:53pm 
What do you mean by Orthodox vs Russian Orthodox cross? I am Russian Orthodox so I really don't know the difference, if there is one.
egnap Jan 10, 2015 @ 10:36am 
It works prettier / ça marche c'est + joli / Dit werkt wel meer moïe / mas hermoso marcha bien
Amatbil Dec 4, 2014 @ 8:15am 
the fact is as usual in lot of games there is a confusion between the orthodox cross and the russian orthodox cross, i dont Know why.
So your catholic icon looks like the original orthodox, and the orthodox one is the russian, not your fault as i said.
UncivilizedGuy Nov 30, 2014 @ 10:21am 
These mods are absolutely fantastic! Thanks for these :)
Calypso  [author] Dec 31, 2013 @ 2:29pm 
After one year these icons still far exceed all of my initial expectations: 33,600 Visitors, 13,300 downloads, and a 98% positive rating!

Looking forward to 2014!
Calypso  [author] Dec 18, 2013 @ 8:35pm 
If you are still interested in the answer (and haven't found out already), no, sorry but you are stuck with the symbols as I had colored them. Unless of course you went into the DDS textures and painstakingly recolored everything to your own liking, but then, you know, you might as well publish your own mod... Hope that isn't a disappointment.