Me and my team have been working hard for the last few months to get this mod finished and we’re now at roughly 50-60%. It may be a rather odd request, looking for a AoE3-texturer here, which uses mostly 64x64 textures. But I hope atleast a decent and enthousiastic texturer will reply. We already have a texturer and I’ve done some texturing myself, but we’d like to speed up the process a bit.
Your job will most probably be the creation of the renowned leaders of the Crusades, people like Salah al-Din and Richard Lionheart, but also those that’re less known like Raymond of Toulouse and Al-Kamil. Knowledge about AoE3 modding would be nice but is certainly not a must. Modding AoE3 is relativly simple, atleast for this part and I can supply you with most of the codes so you’ll only have to paint the texture and create a normal map for it (can just be done with a PS-plugin). We’re all just enthousiasts who love history and like to mod AoE3, so as much as I’d like to, I can’t offer you any payment. Anyway, since the textures are only 64x64 (some are also 128x128) they don’t have much detail so your skills don’t have to be top-class. Since you’ll be left with quite a lot of freedom to paint the textures how you want them, a more important aspect will be creativity and originality. Can you create original looking units that look historical correct, then this might be something for you!
Some of the features from this mod:
- This AoE3 mod will push back time from the Colonial Era to the Age of the Crusades.
- It’s a total conversion meaning ‘everything’ will be replaced.
- Six brand new civs will be added: Kingdom of Jerusalem, Knights Templar, Knights Hospitaller, Fatimid Caliphate, Saracens and Seljuk Turks.
- The mod has fully working new AI.
- Parts of the UI have be redesigned.
- Over 75 new units have been added.
- More than 100 brand new techs.
- New Random Maps etc.
A few screenshots to show you how it looks ingame:
http://argalius.elpea.net/crusade-images/prealpha02_th.jpg (http://argalius.elpea.net/crusade-images/prealpha02.jpg) http://argalius.elpea.net/crusade-images/prealpha03_th.jpg (http://argalius.elpea.net/crusade-images/prealpha03.jpg) http://argalius.elpea.net/crusade-images/prealpha04_th.jpg (http://argalius.elpea.net/crusade-images/prealpha04.jpg)
The main thread ( http://aoe3.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=14,31329,,10) of this mod is located at AoE3 HeavenGames’ modding forum.
So if you’re interested, please send an e-mail to argalius-at-hotmail-dot-com or leave a reply in this thread with atleast 2 examples of your past work. If you have any questions you can also e-mail or post here and I’ll try to answer them as fast and as thorough as I can.