wowgetoffyourcellphone Posted November 25, 2014 Report Share Posted November 25, 2014 (edited) NOTE: SVN COMPATIBLE ONLY. WILL NOT WORK WITH ALPHA RELEASES.Hi guys. I am looking for some beta testers for my mod that overhauls a lot of the game. It's not a super open beta because I use some placeholder icons for techs from the Age series and other source. I also use some interesting music just for fun. Anyway, the important thing is the rebalance and almost completely new technology tree with ideas from this forum. Also, it is not yet complete to the plan because the game itself is incomplete, but it is mostly complete and playable and is a lot different from the basic version of the game. Post here or PM me for the git download.DELENDA EST: An overhaul mod for 0 A.D. Empires AscendantOVERVIEWThis is an overhaul mod for 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant. Its goal is to introduce a new balance scheme, a revamped and greatly expanded technology tree, and other customizations to the game. The mod endeavors to push the game's modding capability to the fullest and to make the gameplay as enjoyable and as rich as possible.Keep in mind:- This mod is incomplete. Not every new planned technology or gameplay change has been implemented yet.- Many of the planned changes rely upon new features being implemented into the core game or engine.- This mod can be used to encourage those new features being implemented either by modders, open-source contributors, or official WFG team.Major unimplemented Features that this document assumes will eventually be implemented:- Formations: This mod re-enables the old formations from Alpha 16 and before. Once these are reimplemented by the official WFG team, it is planned to revamp them completely for this mod.- Trample: Some cavalry are planned to be better tramplers than others, so their stats would be adjusted accordingly. So, until Trample is implemented by the team or by modders some Cavalry stats may be wonky.- Charging/Charge Bonus: Like Trample, this would affect Cavalry stats immensely, and it is hoped that this is eventually implemented in the game.- Mercenary Camps: This mod starts the process of making Mercenaries a unique class of soldier for the game. It is hoped that either the official team or modders will implement the capturable Mercenary Camp idea talked about on the forum.- Building Capturing and Unit Conversion using a "Loyalty" mechanic: Some techs in this mod cannot be implemented yet (or are implemented in a different way) because capturing and loyalty are not implemented. Hopefully this feature is implemented so this mod can add another layer of richness to the gameplay.- Tech and Aura Modifications: These new modifications need to be implemented for this mod to reach its full potential: Altering Market Bartering recovery rates, Altering technology costs and speeds, (+ others here).MAJOR OVERALL CHANGES- Completely new unit balance and countering.- A new 4th Phase: Imperial Phase, which unlocks major technologies and abilities. Requires 1000 Metal and 1 Wonder.- Civic Centers are now buildable in the 3rd Phase (City Phase). This allows the players time to build up home defenses in Town Phase, or use the stone for a push to City Phase for expansion.- Now only Civic Centers and Wonders cast territory effects. Outposts and Economic stuff like Storehouses, Farmsteads, and Fields can be built outside territory, but buildings like Houses, Barracks, etc. can only be built within the player's territory. This creates strong cores of cities and makes the countryside weak and hard to defend. Also encourages building walls.- A completely redesigned technology tree, customized for each civilization. Blacksmith and Fortress trees are especially new.- Naval gameplay revamped with a Shipyard for the non-barbarian civs. Docks are for naval economy and Shipyard for naval warfare.- New special buildings, such as the Temple of Vesta for the Romans, with new auras and features.- Wooden defense towers available in Phase I can be upgraded to stone defense towers in Phase II, complete with visual change in appearance.- Corral is much more useful.What is Broken- Celtic Rotary Mill aura for Britons and Gauls. For some reason I cannot make the aura work, even though the code is visually correct.- Units trained in batches and rally-pointed to a resource or foundation will go to the rally point and will not begin gathering or building. They will just stand there instead. This is an old bug reintroduced somehow.- Some Fortresses cannot have enough space for garrisoned units to show up on the walls. Some Fortress models may need redesigned for this purpose.- Units show up on the Fortress battlements, regardless of type (female citizens and cavalry units how up on top of Fortresses when they garrison inside). There needs to be a way in the templates to dictate what types of units show up on the VisibleGarrison points ("Infantry Ranged" for example).- Cost.BuildTime effect for auras is broken. This specifically neuters the "Delian League" team bonus for Athenians and the "Naval Architect" aura for Themistocles.- I'll add more things here as I come across them.ScreenshotsUnits on Fortresses (Currently only Carthaginians and Mauryans)Units on Warships (Currently only a test ship in the Ptolemies sandbox scenario because pathfinding for garrisoned ships is bad)Technologies NEW UNIT BALANCEThe unit balance has been changed. The following list gives the basic changes, including features like charging that are not yet implemented in the full game.Melee Citizen-InfantrySword Infantry- Cost: 60F 40M- Health: 100- Attack: Hack, High- Bonus: 1.5x vs. Infantry and Elephants- Charge Bonus: 2x- Hack Armor: High- Pierce Armor: Low- Speed: MediumSpear Infantry- Cost: 50F 50W - Health: 100- Attack: Hack, Medium- Bonus: 2x vs. Cavalry- Charge Bonus: 2.5x- Hack Armor: Medium- Pierce Armor: Medium- Speed: MediumPike Infantry- Cost: 40F 60W- Health: 100- Attack: Hack, Low- Bonus: 4x vs. Cavalry- Charge Bonus: 2x- Hack Armor: High- Pierce Armor: Medium- Speed: LowRanged Citizen-InfantryArcher Infantry- Cost: 40F 60W- Health: 80 - Attack: Pierce, Low- Range: High- Accuracy: Low- Rate: Medium- Bonus: 1.5x vs. Melee Infantry- Hack Armor: Low- Pierce Armor: Medium- Speed: MediumJavelin Infantry- Cost: 40F 60W- Health: 80- Attack: Pierce, Medium- Range: Medium- Accuracy: Medium- Rate: Medium- Bonus: 1.5x vs. Ranged Cavalry, Spear Infantry, and Elephants- Hack Armor: Low- Pierce Armor: Medium- Speed: HighSlinger Infantry - Cost: 50F 40S- Health: 80- Attack: Pierce, Low- Range: Medium- Accuracy: High- Rate: High- Bonus: 1.5x vs. Ranged Infantry and Sword Infantry- Hack Armor: Low- Pierce Armor: Low- Speed: HighCITIZEN CAVALRY STATS- Penalty: Horse Cavalry 0.5x vs. Elephants and Camels- Penalty: Camel .80x Speed- Bonus: Camel 1.5x vs. Horse Cavalry- Speed (walk/run/charge): 1.5x Infantry CounterpartsMelee Citizen-Cavalry- Bonus: 2x vs. Siege- Special: Trample Aura/AbilitySword Cavalry - Cost: 80F 40M- Health: 150- Attack: Hack, High- Bonus: 1.5x vs. Ranged Infantry and Ranged Cavalry- Charge Bonus: 2.5x- Trample: Low- Hack Armor: Low- Pierce Armor: High- Speed: HighSpear Cavalry: - Cost: 80F 50W- Health: 150- Attack: Hack, Medium- Bonus: 2x vs. Ranged Infantry- Charge Bonus: 4x- Trample: Medium- Hack Armor: Medium- Pierce Armor: High- Speed: MediumRanged Citizen-CavalryArcher Cavalry- Cost: 100F 50W - Health: 130- Attack: Pierce, Low- Range: High- Accuracy: Low- Rate: Medium- Bonus: 1.5x vs. Melee Infantry- Hack Armor: Low- Pierce Armor: Medium- Speed: HighJavelin Cavalry- Cost: 100F 40W- Health: 130- Attack: Pierce, Medium- Range: Medium- Accuracy: Low- Rate: Medium- Bonus: 1.5x vs. Support- Hack Armor: Low- Pierce Armor: Low- Speed: HighOther Melee UnitsMelee Elephant- Cost: 150F 100M- Health: 400- Attack: Hack, Medium; Crush, High- Bonus: 2x vs. Cavalry, 1.5x vs. Structures- Charge Bonus: 3x- Trample: High- Hack Armor: Medium- Pierce Armor: High- Speed: LowOther Ranged UnitsArcher Chariot- Cost: 100F 100W- Health: 200 - Attack: Pierce, Low- Range: High- Accuracy: Low- Rate: Medium- Trample: High- Bonus: 1.5x vs. Melee Infantry- Hack Armor: Medium- Pierce Armor: Medium- Speed: MediumJavelin Chariot- Cost: 100F 100W- Health: 200- Attack: Pierce, Medium- Range: Medium- Accuracy: Medium- Rate: Medium- Trample: High- Bonus: 1.5x vs. Support- Hack Armor: Medium- Pierce Armor: Medium- Speed: MediumArcher Elephant- Cost: 150F 75W- Health: 300- Attack: Pierce, Low- Range: High- Accuracy: Medium- Rate: Medium- Trample: High- Bonus: 1.5x vs. Melee Infantry- Hack Armor: High- Pierce Armor: Medium- Speed: LowCitizen-Soldier Ranks/Promotions- Each new rank improves all stats by about +10% or 1.1x- Each new rank decreases economic usefulness by about -25%.Champions- Most stats +50% or 1.5x over their Citizen-Soldier counterparts of Basic Rank- No economic abilities, though may have various kinds of inspiration auras affecting their citizen counterparts or other units- Some Champions may have training limits, due to their elite status- Champions are trained in Battalions/Formations by default (because they don't need to be broken up for fine-tuned economic tasks), except for the Persian Immortals who are trained extremely rapidly individuallyMercenariesThe following would be the ideal implementation of Mercenaries in the game. Some things this mod is in the process of implementing, but capturing Mercenary Camps and other features (like altering the Camp's ProductionQueue based on who owns it) cannot be implemented until these things are added to the core game.- Mercenary unit-types available to players based on map biome and the civilization of the owning player- Trained at Mercenary Camps dotted around the map, capturable by players. The number of camps determined by the number of players: 1 merc camp for 2 players, 2 merc camps for 3-4 players, 3 merc camps for 5-6 players- Mercenaries cost no population, but can only be trained in limited numbers or are otherwise limited in some way; this is normally the only way a player can train more units above the population cap- Metal is almost always one of their costs, usually replacing the Food cost- They do not perform economic tasks, but they can build structures- They do not contribute to gaining Loot, as they "keep booty for themselves"- The rest of their stats are comparable to their citizen-soldier counterparts at the Elite rank, and they do not promote to new ranks- Each mercenary soldier comes with 1-2 tech upgrades researchable at the merc camp when captured by the player. For instance, Balearic Slingers and Rhodian Slingers can have a "Lead Sling Bullets" technology at the Merc Camp, a tech not normally available to civs with those mercsSo, for example: An "Egyptian Biome" map like Nile River- 4 Players- 2 Mercenary Camps on the map, capturable by any player- 2 "Egyptian Biome" Mercs available at the Camps: Libyan Skirmisher, Garamantine Camel Raider- Up to 3 Mercs available, based on the capturing player's civilization: Ptolemies (Mercenary Thureophoros, Nubian Archer, Galatian Swordsman); Seleucids (Mercenary Thureophoros, Thracian Swordsman, Tarantine Cavalry); Spartans (Cretan Mercenary Archer, Rhodian Slinger, Tegean Hoplite); Iberians (Balearic Slinger, Greek Settler Hoplite, Gaesatae).- None of the mercs cost population room, but all cost an amount of metal, and they are each limited to 20 alive at a time.CIVILIZATION BONUSES AND CHANGESThe specific bonuses and changes for each civ. Changes from vanilla 0 A.D. or additions will have an asterisk (*).AtheniansTeam Bonuses: - "Delian League": Reduces Build Time for allied Warships by -20%.* THIS IS BUGGED FOR AN UNKNOWN REASON. Civ Bonuses: - "Silver Mines of Laureion": +10% Metal gathering for each passing phase.- "Hellenization": Building a Theatron special building increases territory effect for all buildings +20%. Special Buildings:- Gymnaseion: Train Epilektoi champion infantry. Research extra City Phase military upgrades.- Prytaneion: Train Heroes. Research Iphicratean Reforms, Periclean Strategem, and Athenian Long Walls.- Theatron: Build one to unleash the "Hellenization" bonus. Notable Technologies:- "Iphicratean Reform": Unlocks training Athenian Marines and Cretan Archers from the Trireme.- "Periclean Strategem": Walls and Warships +10% Health, Soldiers -5% Health.*- "Athenian Long Walls": Build Stone Walls in neutral territory.- "Phidean Workshop": Temples and Wonder -25% Build Time, but +10% Stone Cost.*- "Zea Ship Sheds": Warships build +25% faster.*- "Arsenal of Philon": Warships regenerate Health.*- "Oxybeles Towers": Defense Towers fire Oxybeles bolts, with greater attack and range, but slower firing rate.* BritonsCarthaginiansTeam Bonuses: - "Trade Alliances": Sea Trade +33% trade profit over ‘international’ routes between allies. NOT IMPLEMENTED. Civ Bonuses: - "Trademasters": Merchant Ships available at Village Phase.- "Double Harbor": The Carthaginian Shipyard is larger and has double the health of other shipyards, but costs 50% more.- "Mercenary Army": The Carthaginians have access to 3 different structures which can train mercenaries, who cost no population room. Special Buildings:- Celtic Embassy: Train Celtic mercenaries. Research improvements for these mercenaries.- Iberian Embassy: Train Iberian mercenaries. Research improvements for these mercenaries.- Italiote Embassy: Train Italian mercenaries. Research improvements for these mercenaries. Notable Technologies:- "Triple Walls of Carthage": Stone Walls 3x health, 2x build time, +50% cost.*- "Colonization": Civic Centers, Houses, and Temples -20% build time.- "Exploration": Ships and Traders +25% vision range.- "Numidian Mahouts": War Elephants +20% speed.*- "State-Issued Armor": Extra armor for temple champions.*- "Sacred Arsenal": Temple champions -20 metal cost.*GaulsTeam Bonuses: - "Druides": Allies -10% technology research time. NOT IMPLEMENTED. Civ Bonuses: - "Deas Celtica": Druids boost the attack of nearby Gallic units.*- "Ardiosmanae": Bonus to corralling domestic animals. NOT IMPLEMENTED. Civ Penalties:- "Wattle and Post Construction": Gallic buildings -20% Health, but also -20% build time. Special Buildings:- Tavern: Recruit Gaesatae "Naked Fanatic" champions. Research Woad Warriors technology.*- Rotary Mill: "Aura": Gatherers +20% Food Gather Rate within 60 meters.* Notable Technologies:- "Woad Warriors": Infantry +10% health, +10% walk and run speed.*- "Vae Victis": Soldiers +10 metal loot for every enemy unit killed and building destroyed.*- "Trimarcisia": Champion Cavalry +33% health, +25% food cost.*- "Soap Production": Units +5 health.* NOT IMPLEMENTED.IberiansMacedoniansMauryansPersiansTeam Bonuses: - "The Silk Road": Land Traders +25% speed for allies.* NOT IMPLEMENTED. Civ Bonuses: - "A Hundred Nations": +10% Population Cap bonus (e.g., 330 instead of 300).- "Royal Road of Susa": Land Traders +25% Profitability per trip. Special Buildings:- Apadana: Train Persian heroes and Anusiya ("Immortals") champion infantry. Research additional special technologies.- Cavalry Stables: Train cavalry units and research cavalry upgrades. Notable Technologies:- "Hall of One Hundred Columns": All structures +25% health, but also +10% build time.*- "Nisean War Horses": Cavalry units +20% health, but also +10% train time.- "Immortals": Anusiya -50% train time, but also -10% health.- "Cyrus Cylinder" ("Human Rights"): Support Units -25% train time.* PLANNED: +50% Loyalty for support units and buildings.- "Equine Transports": Triremes unlock the ability to train cavalry units.- "Archery Tradition": Archer units +10% faster firing rate, train time reduced -25%, but health reduced -10%.- "Elephant Roundup": Unlocks training War Elephants at the Fortress.* PLANNED: Unlock ability to corral wild elephants. Future Wish List:- Toggle ability at the Apadana between Satrapy Tribute (a trickle of free resources) or Immortals (a stream of free Anusiya).PtolemiesTeam Bonuses: - "Breadbasket of the Mediterranean": Allies gain a trickle of free food. NOT IMPLEMENTED. Civ Bonuses: - "Nile Delta": The Ptolemies player receives 2 additional farming technologies not available to any other civilization.*- "Roundup": Can garrison captured camels and elephants in the Corral to reduce the train time of these types of units by -5% per corralled animal. NOT IMPLEMENTED. Special Buildings:- Military Colony: This replaces the Civic Center as the primary expansion building for the Ptolemies. It is weaker than a Civic Center, but is cheaper and builds faster. Trains settler units and mercenaries.- Lighthouse: Build on the shoreline to see a large part of the map. TODO: Make this reveal the black map overall the water on the map.- Library: Reduce the research time for remaining technologies. Research special technologies. Notable Technologies:- "Pharaonic Cult": Heroes train nearly instantly.*- "Tessarakonterēs (Juggernaut)": Heavy warship +50% health and +2 projectiles.*- "Hellenistic Metropolises": Civic Centers 2x health and 2x default arrows.- "Katoikia": Upgrade Military Colonies to Civic Center status, with increased health and territory effect.* NOT IMPLEMENTED.- "Water Wheel": +20% farming rates.*- "Well Sweep": +20% farming rates.*RomansSeleucidsSpartansTeam Bonuses: - "Peloponnesian League": Allies can train Spartiate champion infantry. NOT IMPLEMENTED. Civ Bonuses: - "Othismos": Spartans can make use of the Phalanx formation without researching a technology. NOT IMPLEMENTED: TECHS UNLOCKING FORMATIONS.- "Laws of Lycurgus": Infantry rank promotion upgrades cost no resources, except time.*- "Spartan Womanhood": Spartan women cannot be captured (CAPTURING NOT IMPLEMENTED) and they can build Defense Towers and Palisades.- "Hellenization": Building a Theatron special building increases territory effect for all buildings +20%. Civ Penalties:- "A Wall of Men": Spartans cannot build Stone Walls for defense.- "Underdogs": The maximum population cap is reduced -10% for Sparta. Special Buildings:- Syssition: Train Spartan heroes and Spartiate champion infantry. Research additional military technologies.- Theatron: Build one to unleash the "Hellenization" bonus. Notable Technologies:- "Tyrtean Paeans": All units +10% walk speed.*- "The Agoge": Barracks +5 Population Cap and +1000 Health.- "Feminine Mystique": Female Citizens +50% Health, +2 Attack.* Future Wish List:- Needs some coding, but I would like to make the "Othismos"tech give Hoplites and Spartiates a minor "pushing" or "trample" effect.MISCELLANEOUS ADD-ONS- Groves are a new type of tree resource I wish to replace most trees with.- I am experimenting trying to help pathfinding performance by allowing units to walk through trees. For the most part this looks okay and doesn't look bad. There are a few ways to make this better though, which can be discussed: Walls should be placeable over trees, removing the trees in the process; Groves could allow for ambush tactics by the 3 barbarian civs; Siege weapons should still path around groves at least.- Updated Neareastern Badlands (2) to be smaller. The original was too big for 2 players.- Updated a lot of the Sandbox demo maps for each civ.- Experimented with some of Enrique's new unit meshes. Use keyword "test" in Atlas to find those entities.- Gave Carthage 2 new units at the Barracks: Libyan Skirmisher and Punic Cavalry. Edited March 29, 2015 by wowgetoffyourcellphone 9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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