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  1. Are the technical game mechanics (triggers etc.) already supported by the underling Pyrogenesis engine and 0 A.D.? Is the goal of this project simply to show case the capabilities of the engine and to make a nice campaign or do you still have to implement a larger portion of triggers and other game mechanics as well?
  2. @Sundiata It is indeed surprising to see heavy armored African cavalry. This type of cavalry is what we are used to see in images of middle age knights. However, in contrast of those, a good portion of the pictures you posted show that African heavy cavalry has more than one spear. I assume those were used as javelins. My questions are: Where those actually used as javelins? And if they throw their javelins to kill enemies how did they attack or use them during the fight? From what distance did they use those javelins? What did they do after they run out of javelins? Maybe you know of some text passages which answer some of the questions. Maybe even regarding the ancient Kushites.
  3. @stanislas69 I am not sure if I understood your references: Hannibal -> Vox Populi 0adMods -> ?? DE -> Delenda Est Could you please clarify what you mean by 0adMods?
  4. Does anybody know how many mods are implementing the Kushites right now?
  5. @Nescio I agree with you that mods deserve a much wider public. This could be done by making it easier to install mods into the game. For example, by having mod manager which can download and install mods with a single click. However, I disagree with you about including all those civilizations into the main mod. Mods are a good way extend the main game or introduce completely new ideas. The [Pony Ascendant](http://www.moddb.com/mods/0-ad-ponies-ascendant) mod by LoordGood is a good example for such a mod.
  6. @wowgetoffyourcellphone so you continue to work on the Delenta Est mod?
  7. @Sundiata what kind of book to you want to write? Do you want to write it in an open source style or as a printed book? @wowgetoffyourcellphone to which mod will you contribute your camel model?
  8. @stanislas69 I like the dagger in the video @Sundiata The video stanislas posted talks about the city of Karma and the Kushite culture around dead. They show a couple of mummies they found. Did you look into the burial rituals of the Kushites? These often reveal some additional insight into a culture.
  9. @Sundiata I understand that you do not want to have exactly that storyboard in the game. However, another artists could take your art and create a nice animated storyboard as @wowgetoffyourcellphone pointed out. No, this is where you are wrong. Whatever you create is your intellectual property unless you as creator explicitly grant permission to me, the community or everybody to use it. A tool you can use to achieve this are the creative commons licenses. However, there are more license out there you can use. The Creative Commons licenses where written by several lawyers, one of which is Lawrence Lessig.
  10. @Sundiata I like that short storyboard. Maybe we can have later a campaign for the Kushites or a small tutorial in which the player will get introduced to the Kushites with a storyboard like this. However, even though you published it here. We cannot use this comic stripe anywhere else, because of licensing issues. Their are two main issues. The text is your intellectual property and you did not grant explicit permission to use it under e.g. a Creative Commons license. Secondly, the images in your storyboard are not licensed. But in the case of the images, it is unclear how much work did you used from storyboard, for example human actors, buildings and background images, compared to how much is your own creation. If the majority of the actors, buildings and background images are your own drawings/creation then you would be able to grant permission under a Creative Commons license.
  11. @stanislas69 Those questions:
  12. Vox Populi - The Ultimate Balance Mod

    1) The weakness of the Kushites is the naval battle on the sea (ocean). 2) African Bushman vs. Nuba Hunter -> Nuba Hunter. One javelin throwing unit is enough. The Kushites have already many long distance units. 3) It would be nice to have a tribe house or something where player can train the mercenaries. 4) Kushite Icons and models would make the Kushites more kushite ;-) Therefor, please add them. @Sundiata what is your opinion?
  13. Vox Populi - The Ultimate Balance Mod

    @sphyrth You should not have any copyright and license issues for your video since almost all art assets in 0 A.D. are licensed under creative commons or similar free and open source licenses. However, @Hannibal_Barca please pay attention to the licenses and ask the authors of the assets in your mod to indicate the license. One more if you play it
  14. Really?

    @DarcReaver half a year is nothing for developers, keep that in mind. 0 A.D. produces approx. two releases per year. Which is very fast development speed.