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Mod Release GOF - "Commodore Pennant Style" Historical SATIN Flags (v1.03)

Discussion in 'TheBlackKnight's Mods and Guides' started by TheBlackKnight, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. TheBlackKnight

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    All,

    UPDATE - 12 JAN 14

    TheBlackKnight is proud to present the "Commodore Pennant Style" Historical Flags MOD for CoAS (Vanilla, GOF, and Eras)

    FINAL Version 1.02 RELEASED.
    You have several choices of flags and options.

    UPDATE - 13 JAN 14

    Small corrections for icon ship flag interaction and world map flags (v103 update file)
    Ship interaction flags red and green colors for enemy and friendly boosted for easier visibility.
    World map flags animations and size tweaked for realism and fixed aspect ratio.

    Links for downloading the embedded files are at the end of this post.

    What is included with this MOD?

    Complete List:

    1) Replacement Pennant Flags for all nation ships (flagall_ship.tga.tx)
    2) Replacement Nations Flags for F2 GUI interface including Coats of Arms (nations.tga.tx)
    3) Replacement Nations Small for GUI Interface (nations_small_all.tga.tx)
    4) Replacement Ship Identification Flags (flagall.tga.tx)
    5) Replacement Ship Interaction Flags while at sea (small_nations.tga.tx)
    6) Replacement World Map Flags (icons.tga.tx)

    Instructions for Use:

    1) Back up your files! Prepare for overwrite!
    2) Pennant Flags - Pick your choice, rename to flagall_ship.tga.tx and drop into resource/textures/
    3) Nation Flags F2 GUI - Pick your choice, rename if necessary to nations.tga.tx (if using the coat of arms version) and drop in resource/textures/interfaces
    4) Nations Small - Drop into resources/textures/interfaces
    5) Ship Identification Flags - Drop into resource/textures
    6) Ship Interaction Flags - Drop into resource/textures/battle_interface
    7) World Map Flags - Drop into resource/textures/worldmap/interfaces

    DOWNLOAD LINK:

    The Black Knight's CoAS Mods Dropbox - 1 Pennant SATIN Flags MOD v1.03

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9hgkt5o5mk1bwwe/UBQZhrQrs7

    OR DOWNLOADS SECTION at the Top of the Pirate's Ahoy! page.

    1 Pennant Flag Mod Overview.jpg

    2 Pennant Flags.jpg
    3 Nations - Coat of Arms.jpg
    4 Ship Identification Flags.jpg
    5 World Map Flags.jpg

    Background:

    Holland
    Updated Netherlands (Dutch) flag from the late 1600s.
    Specifically, this is the Dutch West India Trading Company Flag.

    England
    Traditional English Merchant Trader flag used in the Carribbean from 1640-1700.

    France (Two Versions)
    The first flag is the traditional French Merchant Trader Flag used in the Caribbean from 1640-1700.
    The second flag is a non-historical French merchant flag with the symbol of the New French Republic and a lot more Fleur-de-Lis' for those who cannot get enough of them.

    Spain
    Traditional Cross of Burgundy Spanish flag common for the period for merchants and the Spanish Navy.

    Pirate
    Jack Rackham’s infamous pirate flag.


    Enjoy!

    Cheers,

    The_Black_Knight
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  2. TheBlackKnight

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    I was looking at my work a bit more closely and it seems I got a little overzealous with the transparency for the Jack Rackam pirate flag.
    Here is an updated version ship flag file (Fleur-de-Lis) which gets the pirate flag back on the "ropes".

    See updated version 1.02 above.
     
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  3. Hylie Pistof

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    This turns all flags into pennants? Cool.
     
  4. TheBlackKnight

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    Hylie. the simple answer is YES.
    However, I would have to call this more of a combination penflag, because of the limitations of the programming on how the picture file was coded (size and dimensions).
    You can really use any shape, but if you get super aggressive with your style in true pennant form, some ships flags start to look really distorted so you have to use a middle combination.
    Individual pennants have to be recoded in models for use, which I am not planning on doing any time soon.
    That is a complete overhaul in itself.
     
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    Flags set on the spanker or on a flag pole are supposed to be regularly-shaped flags, anyway. Yours are shaped exactly like the real Commodore's pennants, but they were used in addition to the regular flags. The regular flags are fare more apparent than pennants shape-wise, and every ship carried them, so I'd be interested in seeing normal versions of everything.
    My only criticism? The pirate flag is way too beat-up for my taste. Flags just don't wear like that under real-world use. Even if they did, damage usually would have been repaired promptly, even, I suspect, for pirates.
     
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    Some people asked me for some ALT versions so here they are.
    Two different versions (Pennant and Regular) using satin flag effects and cleaned up (no holes) Jack Rackam pirate flag.
    Definitely very aesthetic in game.
    Enjoy!

    See updated version 1.02 above.
     
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    Cool. :onya

    My flags were meticulously researched and are correct for the era, BUT.....Variety is the spice of life and this is good work. I especially like the French flag with all the fleur-de-lis.

    Topic pinned.

    MK
     
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    Very nice indeed I gonna use them sooner or later, thanks to you for the share. The satin version looks very deluxe, great.
     
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    Final version released.
    Enjoy!
     
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    I recently posted an updated High Definition / Widescreen version Nations "Coat of Arms" in the my mod file folder in Dropbox.
    Download size is reasonable at 2.66 MB with a resolution size of 2048X512 and maximum MIP size for compatibility at all resolutions.

    Just rename "nations HD Coat of Arms.tga.tx" to "nations.tga.tx" and place in your resource/textures/interfaces folder and your all set.

    Preview below:

    Hi Defintion National Flag Coat of Arms.jpg

    Cheers to the Captain!
     
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    It looks like I have some catching up to do here. :cheers
     
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    I am completing the "round out" on this mod, by adding matching HD ANIMATED flag wmv movies with sound for all pennant flags.
    They look REALLY good, and I will post them all inside the mod folder when I get the last couple finished.
    Its not hard to properly do, but it does take a bit of time to get them right.
    Actual finished size of the each movie is only around 3.6 MB per file!

    If I get really adventurous, I might even update these further with animated clouds as well, but this is a bit trickier to do because the human eye catches imperfections easily.

    Preview of the pirate flag animation as a low quality gif version:

    Pirate Flag Animation.gif
     
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    Can you make the version 4 flags work for AOP:CT, the flags are being cut off and the resolution of the textures are off.....

    I want it for my mod currently testing for v3.5 update.

    Order of the flags are as follows:
    1.Holland
    2.England
    3.France
    4.Smuggler
    5.Spain
    6.Pirates
     
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    Yes, provide me the base original texture files for the flags in AoP:CT and I will update them to work for you.
    I still have the game CD on my archives, but it would be easier if you just send me a PM with files you want updated.
    It won't take that long to fix.
     
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    Here is the Flags for AOP CT (I want the smuggler flag though): File name is flagallAOP.zip
    Flags from your mod: File Name is flagall_MOD.zip
     

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    Modder1,

    I understand completely what you want, no problem.
    I will send you a private message with the location of the updated file when completed.
    Just give me a couple of days, because I am finishing a project for grad school.
    The final version will be much larger in size and provide greater level of detail.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Upcoming final enhancement for this mod.
    I have most of the matching animation movies completed now, I just need to test them at different game resolutions.
    The baseline will be set for widescreen resolutions, 1680X1050 and above.
     
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    Would somebody be able to edit one file to me?
    I just want to change the Union Jack ( flag of England ) to this one or this one or this one.
    I mean ONLY english flags ON SHIPS. The rest doesn't have to be changed.


    I've tried to do this but I've not done it, so far...
    I know that St George's Cross fixes the most but this naval flag is too red.
     
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