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  1. Spellforce III looks really good. The contrast could be a little better, but other than that it looks great. I would love to see 0 A.D. evolving into a similar direction. I do like 0 A.D.'s look and feel. The 0 A.D. artists are doing a great job.
  2. In the article A German Museum Tried To Hide This Stunning 3D Scan of an Iconic Egyptian Artifact. Today You Can See It for the First Time Cosmo Wenman points out that other museums have made their 3D scans public: 1. Smithsonian Institution made their scans available here: https://3d.si.edu/browser 2. The National Gallery of Denmark released their scans under CC0: https://www.smk.dk/en/article/digitale-casts/ In addition, there is a project by MyMiniFactory called "scan the world", which contains 3D models from different museums: https://www.myminifactory.com/scantheworld/ One of the participating museums is the National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst, also known as "SMK"). Maybe, 0 A.D. artists can find something in those collections.
  3. You want to say that there is an even bigger 0 A.D. fanbase in the Spanish speaking world?
  4. Don't forget 0 A.D. itself is the main game, but there are mods like Aristeia. Maybe, it would be nice to have something based on the figure in Aristeia. We do not have to add it to 0 A.D. at all. I just wanted to make 0 A.D. and mod artists aware that 3D-Model Bust of Nefertiti is available. Furtheromre, in my last post I wanted to point out that the SPK did not want to release the file at all, releasing it is a big step forward. As I agree with @Sturm and @feneur that the license CC-BY-NC-SA is a problem, it is still better than not having the 3D scan available in the public.
  5. The Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK) and owner of the scan wanted to get rid of Cosmo Wenman, the artist who fought to get access to the bust of Nefertiti, for that reason they published it under CC-BY-NC-SA. In addition, they wanted to make sure they can still make money from the scan. The good news is Cosmo Wenman made it available to all of us and to get there he had to fight 3 years. He mentioned: Source: https://reason.com/2019/11/13/a-german-museum-tried-to-hide-this-stunning-3d-scan-of-an-iconic-egyptian-artifact-today-you-can-see-it-for-the-first-time/ 0 A.D. is a heavy weight under the FLOSS games. The trailer for 0 A.D. Alpha 23 Ken Wood was viewed 169+ thousand times on YouTube. If 0 A.D. artists would, how @feneur suggested, use the 3D scan as inspiration for a model in 0 A.D. or on of the mods, the model would be seen by several hundred if not thousands of people playing 0 A.D. That in turn would make it easier to convince museums to release 3D scans and models under truly free licenses from the very beginning.
  6. @Stan` that is good to hear. I like the work David Revoy does, especially how he uses libre software to create his art. That makes the entry barrier for newcomer pretty low.
  7. The 3D-Model of the bust of Nefertiti was made available under CC-BY-NC-SA. The story how it was made available can be found in this article: A German Museum Tried To Hide This Stunning 3D Scan of an Iconic Egyptian Artifact. Today You Can See It for the First Time I wanted to share the information with the 0 A.D. artists. Maybe, it is possible to use the 3D Model in either 0 A.D. or on of the mods, in a modified lower quality version.
  8. @Lion.Kanzen Maybe you can make the next flyer in English and Spanish. The artist of Pepper & Carrot David Revoy provides the source code/images of his comics so other people can translate it. The first episode of Pepper & Carrot is translate into 46 different languages. It would be nice to make flyers in different languages, since the main goal of the flyers is to make people aware of the game and encourage them to play the game.
  9. @Lion.Kanzen The viewing distance is 10 - 12 inches in case of a flyer. Maybe, you can make some elements so that people seeing it from a meter of distance still get attracted. Can you make the download button a little bigger or the font smaller. The text on the button is hard to read. There should be more space between the "Download" and "play0ad.com/download" texts.
  10. @Stan` looks better. You communicate a clear actionable message with the download link. The Facebook and Twitter logos in the bottom are too much. Generally, Facebook has a few posts this year, Twitter has a few more. In my opinion they do not tell you more information compared to the website. Here are some suggestions regarding the texts: 1. A Free and Open Source Game of Ancient Warfare 2. Download and play the Game Play0ad.com/Download 3. 0 A.D. is a free, open source, historical real time strategy game developed by Wildfire Games, a global group of volunteers. In addition, maybe @Sundiata has some recommendation regarding the texts.
  11. @Stan` The website should be more prominent. I would replace the Twitter and Facebook stuff and put the website on the place instead. The website and download link are the places people should go to check the game out. The download section is the place you get the game.
  12. @Stan` would it be possible to have this gif capturing tool in 0 A.D. I think it is an useful feature.
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