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Meanwhile, any news on the final few steps on hellenization of the Ptolemies? Colonnaded courtyards etc.?

I have read all of the available literature and all Latin/Greek sources, and am making models of the Alexandrian palaces and libraries, exterios of which could be made into buildings for 0 AD with reduced details/polycount.

PS. Does anyone by chance have a 3d model of a Graeco-Roman bench, like the ones from Pompeii/Herculaneum with "lion-feet"? @LordGood @Stan` @wowgetoffyourcellphone @otherfriends

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6 minutes ago, Anaxandridas ho Skandiates said:

Meanwhile, any news on the final few steps on hellenization of the Ptolemies? Colonnaded courtyards etc.?

Not much more that what @LordGood has committed recently :) You should check SVN out one day 

7 minutes ago, Anaxandridas ho Skandiates said:

I have read all of the available literature and all Latin/Greek sources, and am making models of the Alexandrian palaces and libraries, exterios of which could be made into buildings for 0 AD with reduced details/polycount.

Sounds good. Anything to show for it  ?

7 minutes ago, Anaxandridas ho Skandiates said:


PS. Does anyone by chance have a 3d model of a Graeco-Roman bench, like the ones from Pompeii/Herculaneum with "lion-feet"?

Not that i know of.

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Lots to show for it, but interiors, and those are no good for the game. As you can see, since I have to make _everything_ from scratch including even the benches and doors/ornaments/entablature, it does take a ridiculously long time. But it is better that the final result should be excellent than the mediocre non-sense I spent all my time criticizing, then I would be a hypocrite indeed.

Stock models are all hopelessly inferior, hellenistic architecture models on offer, regardless of price tag, show exactly why people without a real knowledge of the subject cannot be trusted with creating models. This is where 0 A.D. really stands apart, so ΚΥΔΟΣ to all who put in the efforts to actually get a grip of architectural elements, and who got so much right.

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2 hours ago, Anaxandridas ho Skandiates said:

Stock models are all hopelessly inferior, hellenistic architecture models on offer, regardless of price tag, show exactly why people without a real knowledge of the subject cannot be trusted with creating models. This is where 0 A.D. really stands apart, so ΚΥΔΟΣ to all who put in the efforts to actually get a grip of architectural elements, and who got so much right.

Thats because $ Artists offer a model and say "take it or leave it" whitout really investigating just because "it sells". They could do better because they have better rigs. Certanly i would take the task of sculpting the athenas statue but i bet it will be too much for my HD4000 crappy rig wich stutters almost on everything.

Best artists are often F2P or Modders like Skyrim, Total War Saga or even Dawn of war. They put effort because they play it and they love it, just like we do with 0.A.D. i've started because i've liked all the ancient era stuff and want to improve (as far as my low end rig allow me) the assets i see, and here we are, with tons of helmets, shields, animations, models. Would someone else pay a guy for a 3D corinthian helmet wich probably would be totally innaccurate? Or better yet, use spartan models using braces because yes, because thats what the artist sold.

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@Anaxandridas ho Skandiates  are those roman frescos from Herculaneum and Pompei , copies from hellenistic ones and depicting scenes from ptolemaic Egypt ? where can they be found ? Didnt know about others than that Mosaic of Praeneste (Palestrina)

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