Age of Wonders III

Age of Wonders III

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Dark Elf Dwelling
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Sep 11, 2016 @ 9:35am
Oct 28, 2016 @ 12:54pm
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Dark Elf Dwelling

Adds a Dark Elf Dwelling into the game, as specified on the Wiki:

Now the dwelling model has been updated. You can update mid-game without any issues (Tested). However, if you're playing a form of multiplayer, you need to update all together.

Warning: This is an alpha version. The newer models for the units haven't been included yet. Please report any bugs you find. I'm making subthreads for bugs and balance consideration seperately.

It spawns in the RMG, but only on the underground layer. It's not guaranteed to spawn, so don't complain if it doesn't.

I currently don't have a compatibility patch with my own Mystical Dwelling Upgrades, and I didn't want to force the functionality. Perhaps in the future.

Q: Why a Dwelling, and not a race ?
A: Because:
1) Lore. Most Dark Elves mended into the High Elves, so they're very rare. The only group currently present on Athla we know of is led by Hester, and we haven't heart anything about them. They're in hiding, and they're good at it. This is also a reason they dislike surface climes and the dwelling only spawns underground.
2) Work: To implement a full race, you need a lot of new models. This is a lot of work, and since i'm completely ignorant of how to do it myself, I have to ask others to do it for me. Since both my and their standards are high, it's just not going fast.
3) Time: I also got a lot of other stuff to do.

Thanks to Charlatan for the included dwelling model, and the models of the units that I haven't included yet.
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Sep 17, 2016 @ 12:09pm
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ShpaDen Sep 17, 2021 @ 5:48pm 
Супер! Thanks!:steamthumbsup:
Gloweye  [author] Apr 18, 2021 @ 8:15am 
Sorry for basically not existing, guys.
Glad you can learn something from it, though!
Goemoe Mar 2, 2021 @ 1:08am 
This looks much better than my attempt. I only made some icons to be able to use this dwelling and to practise working with the editors. I might create a dwelling of my own with some other small things inside a unit theme. Still struggling with some things, but this is Gloweyes thread ;)
Gladen Mar 1, 2021 @ 9:21am 
If you use dropbox perhaps or you can add me in steam if you prefer. I made racial dwelling icon how the represential of the race in Tome of Wonders look.
Goemoe Mar 1, 2021 @ 9:18am 
I could send you my version of not yet published mod files. Is it possible to PM someone in the steam community? (don't know, never tried)
Gladen Feb 28, 2021 @ 9:02am 
Great to see some additional interest in patches. I was thinking the other day to incorporate this mod in a series of compatability patches by updating the models and icons to finish its contents.

I may require some permission in order to do so. It would be useful. Then most games could work together with Nomads, Lizardmen, Shadow Elves, Archons and Dark Elves along side.

I merely have a planned goal to do this by the end of year to finish modding for Aow 3.
Goemoe Feb 25, 2021 @ 8:35am 
All set, found and done. I will upload it, when I do it all again, as I only did it in my test mod ;)
Goemoe Feb 18, 2021 @ 9:55am 
Hi Gloweye, ich managed to make the dwelling appear on my random maps now. I also created some icons for the buildings and units and edited some lines in a xml file to offer myself some german names and texts. I like the units, especially the executioner is a tough beast. The storm lord is a refreshing different type of lvl 4 units.

So far, so fun. I need to figure out where to link the new icons to the dwelling updates and the units though. Any idea in which rpk I might find them? When I finish this eventually, would you like to get my changes to update your mod? I might try to create something fresh in the future and could add those Dark Elf Dwelling bits in there too. What do you prefer?

Btw. you once did write some python script to help with the localization of mods. Does it still exist? ;-)
Goemoe Aug 30, 2020 @ 1:56am 
Interesting idea, I will try it. Thanks for answering :)
Gloweye  [author] Aug 18, 2020 @ 5:22am 
Not completely finished no. Never got around to it, then got busy with other projects.

It sounds like it's conflicting during map generation. It's been a bit to long since I've opened the corresponding packs in the mod tools, though.

Feel free to give it a shot. Just tick these mods in the manager, then press create new mod, open the RMG pack. It should be enough if you add Dark Elf Dwelling to the dwellings pass for the Underground.