I’m a Chinese modder. We all know that in original AOE, every civilization shares the same generic units which are all in European look. However this is a big problem coz when you choose Chinese, Japanese or Turks, it looks really weird when you still control European knights. Therefore, I came up with the idea of this Age of World Empires MOD. In this mod, you’ll have the chance to control Chinese cavalrys when you choose Chinese, to control Sipahi when you choose Turks, and to control Yari Ashigarus when you choose Japanese. Although the graphic modification is way too hard and it has already taken me a year, I think it's worth it to make the perfect AOE in my heart. In this mod, you will feel a whole new gaming experience when faced with the the real collision between different civilizations. Different civs will have different cavalry and infantry in their own unique cultural looks, not like in the original AOE every civ uses the same knight.

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3 comments by Ivindor on Jul 12th, 2014

This mod mainly focuses on diverse graphics which let different civs have units with different looks in AOE.
For the brief introduction of this mod, here Moddb.com

Now I'll show you some more details about the Mediterranean faction in this mod.

In the original AOE, Byzantines were designed to share the Arabian building set with Saracens and Persians, which is not correct. Byzantines and Spanish are both supposed to get the typical Mediterranean building with orange roofs. So the Italian building set made by Wildfire Games is the best fit. Wildfire Games' works are amazing, I really admire them.

I've also made some small revisions to the Italian buildings to make them look better. First I made a new Italian house. We all know that there are three different looks for a houses in one age. but in AOFE, two Italian houses are just too much alike with each other, which look not perfect yet. So I made the third one, which is distinguishing enough from the other two.
One New Italian House and Roof Retexture
And I made small changes to the roof texture of the Imperial Age Italian TC and market to make them look better. You can compare them with the original ones you have in FE.

New Paladin for Byzantines and Persians, which is called the Imperial Clibanarii. The screenshot below shows the difference between the Imperial Clibanarii and the castle Cataphract, though it's still a little hard to tell them apart :)
And I made a new castle for Byzantines and Italians, which looks more historical.

Turks vs Byzantines.
Turks vs Byzantines
New Janissaries.
In AOFE it's called Royal Janissary. Its decay animation is wrong, whose falling directions don't match which of the death animation. I've fixed that problem in my mod, so now this unit is complete. Other units are Heavy Sipahi(replace Cavalier) and Imperial Guard(replace Champion).

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Guest Oct 25 2014, 9:54pm says:

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granitemtn03 Oct 21 2014, 7:04pm says:

is this mod dead

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samurakida Sep 21 2014, 6:14am says:

Hi men's can you tell me if the mod is finished ?
I'm so impatient to take it for some better immersion

Big thanks to develop it
Cordially Samurakida

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Carnesmich Oct 8 2014, 6:11pm replied:

Dude, asking the author stuff like this will not make the mod finish instantly... people have a life you know: work, study, try to be normal, etc, crap like that, so there's no time to dedicate on a thing like this 24/7. Should you want the mod now, then i challenge you to sit on a pc all day (yes it takes many hours) and draw all these stuff by yourself alone and see how long you resist before give up (because it's boring) or end up blind either way... drawing a single unit needs to be done around 50 - 75 times PER ANIMATION, according the fact AOKTC units have 5 different animations (attack, move, idle, die and rot) it's about 250 + pics to be edited ONE BY ONE. So better shhhhh or do it yourself then. This guy and others like him are generous enough to share it with people like you, and well, me...

"Hi men's can you tell me if the mod is finished ?
I'm so impatient to take it for some better immersion

Big thanks to develop it
Cordially Samurakida"
This guy isn't your employee you know... no wonder why most designers end up cancelling the projects... ahhhh this people nowadays...

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Ivindor Sep 29 2014, 12:43pm replied:

I'm sorry, I'm rather busy these days so I will temporarily leave this mod for a while. Nearly 60% of the graphic making has been finished in the past year, but I just don't know when I will have time and continue on this mod.

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MrSARS Oct 1 2014, 12:48am replied:

So sad to hear that infor :(

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Ivindor Creator
Ivindor Oct 1 2014, 3:33am replied:

Well, look on the bright side. I've finished two thirds of the new graphics. I'm confident that this mod will came out eventually, it just needs time.

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Lord_Baal Jul 30 2014, 2:58pm says:

Simply wow! This is marvelous!

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bobguy Jul 28 2014, 1:25pm says:

This mod is simply awesome! I've been dreaming of a mod like this since I own AoE, thank you man!

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