[OSP] InVain's TLD Scene Pack

Just as TLD, this package is an OSP, so you're free to change, re-upload or incorporate it into other mods. Please give me some credit. :)
Keep in mind that you'll need most if not all of the TLD scene props to use these scenes. In the package, I only included those props added or modified by me.

Please be also aware that some scenes are far bigger than their original counterparts. They will all take some time to load and may or may not cause lag on older machines, although I tried to skimp on particle effects like smoke. For comparison: I have an Intel i5 4570 and a Radeon R9 270X and all
scenes run fine. If you use battle sizer, I recommend reducing the battle size to ~100 for sieges. Not only for performance reasons, but also because I think this gives you a bit more time to enjoy the scene. Not all sieges are thoroughly tested, so please let me know of any problems you encounter.


You're welcome to report bugs or leave a comment in the comment section. Check the main thread on Taleworlds for new version announcements and quick bugfixes!



Disclaimer
This submod brings some changes that either may affect gameplay or the aesthetics of some scenes:
- The war intro cutscenes won't work properly due to the changed scenes.
- Destructable gates are much stronger now.
- This mod overwrites TLD's 'black' pebble ground texture with Vanilla's, so some scenes, namely orc camps, might look strange now until I fix this.




List of scenes




Gondor
Minas Tirith:basically re-done. Looks huge now, but only a small portion is
walkable. Much more complex and atmospheric siege scene (expect to
die).

Pelennor Fields: own creation, still needs some crop fields

Pelargir: vastly expanded, new siege scene, needs some more details

West Osgiliath: expanded, changed siege a bit.

Cair Andros: Recreation, kept some features

Dol Amroth: recreated, but kept original concep

Edhellond, Lossarnach,Calembel: minor changes in siege scenes



Rohan
Hornburg: recreated, complex siege scene



Isengard
Isengard: recreated, expanded

Nan Curunir: slightly changed

Uruk-Hai camps: some small changes to siege scenes



Mordor
Morannon: slightly expanded, adjusted siege scene

Minas Morgul: new creation

East Osgiliath: expanded, changed siege a bit.



Southern evil factions
Umbar Camp: Expanded, all new sea battle siege scene.
Harad Camp, Khand Camp: slightly expanded, no new siege scenes yet



Northern evil factions
Dol Guldur: new creation

Moria and Gundabad: Slightly changed to make siege more interesting.



Northern good factions
Thranduils Halls: slightly expanded

Erebor: heavily expanded

Gates of Erebor / Erebor siege: new creation

Dale: new creation

Esgaroth: new creation



Credits
The original and current TLD team for creating and keeping alive this great mod. This OSP is also meant as a tribute to you. TLD for M&B .808 was my reason to buy this game in the first place.
Gutekfiutek for some textures I recklessly stole from his great Polished Buildings pack
Ruthven for some water particle effects which I did not yet manage to get to work properly |-)
Crusaders Way to Expiation Mod: some meshes



Installation
Please see the included readme file for installation instructions.

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Installation

If you've manually downloaded and installed TLD

  • Go to mod's directory. It is inside the "modules" subfolder within Warband's main directory.
  • Create a backup!
  • Unpack the scene pack's zip file into your TLD directory. It should ask if you want to overwrite existing files, allow that.
  • Before applying a new nightly patch, make sure that patch does NOT contain one of these files: module.ini, scenes.txt, scene_props.txt, flora_kinds (in the "Data" subfolder). If it does, check if a new version of the scene pack has already been released. If so, install the nightly patch and then reinstall the scene pack over it.


If you've downloaded TLD via Steam Workshop

  • Go to the mod's directory. It should be here: \Steam\steamapps\workshop\content\48700\299974223
  • Create a backup!
  • Unpack the scene pack's zip file into your TLD directory. It should ask if you want to overwrite existing files, allow that.
  • Updating your mod via Steam Workshop might cause problems if the new version changes certain files (see above). If that happens, check if I've already released a compatible version of the scene pack. Usually, this happens within a few days.


If you want to use the scene pack in combination with another submod

  • Most submods that I know of do not change the same files as the scene pack: module.ini, scenes.txt, scene_props.txt, flora_kinds (in the "/Data" subfolder). However, the scene pack also uses some assets that have only recently been added to vanilla TLD. If your submod is based on an older version of TLD, you need to manually add these assets:
  • Create a backup of your mod first!
  • Download the latest version of TLD: Tldmod.github.io
  • Copy all BRF files from the "/Resource" subfolder that your mod is missing. That's most importantly all files starting with "JB_"
  • Do the same for all textures in "/Textures" associated with these BRF files, again, that's mainly those starting with "JB_". Use the programm "OpenBRF" to check which textures are referenced in the BRF files.
  • Compare your mod's module.ini with the one from my scene pack and add all load_mod_resource entries that are missing. That should be it.
  • If your submod changes the .txt files specified above, you need to know how to mod Warband via text editing or via the module system (only works if you have the submods source files). The scene pack's source files are included in the archive.
  • I do not grant any support if you've installed the scene pack along with another submod! Before asking for help, make sure that any problems you encounter also happen if using the scene pack with vanilla TLD!
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TLD Scene Replacement 2.1

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Version 1.6. / OUTDATED / NOT COMPATIBLE with latest Steam version and nightly patches!

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Sidney_87
Sidney_87

I just wanna say how much i love your work^^ btw, still can't get why TLD team doesn't want to use all your scenes in their mod.

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In_Vain Creator
In_Vain

Thanks! I gather you added my submod to your TLD overhaul. I'm glad you like them!

I'm actually part of the TLD team ;) I try to keep my submod somewhat seperate because I'm hesitant to overwrite the scenes into which former members put hours and hours of work. This is why we only replaced Dale and Esgaroth so far, both of which were a bit lacking. Maybe we'll do so with other places in the future.

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Sidney_87
Sidney_87

I'm also noticed one strange thing in Tranduil's Halls. There is kinda invisible wall in forest. You can go through this wall from one side and can't from other side... I doubt you did it on purpose, so may be it needs to be fixed...

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In_Vain Creator
In_Vain

I'll take a look, thanks for this. I guess it's the player spawning slightly outside the scene 'border'.

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cghopk
cghopk

whatre your plans for the rhun camps?

purple / gold decorated mongol yurts and some makeshift nomadic fortress would be awesome

maybe some heavily textured rohan props? i could even help with that

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In_Vain Creator
In_Vain

Right now, I don't have any plans for Rhun. But I quite like the barbarian style TLD gave them, so I don't think I'll adopt the movie's color scheme for them.

At the moment, I concentrade on the Valley of Anduin factions. And I'm also adding new scenes to the main mod. So Rhun will have to wait a bit, I'm afraid.

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Loukarvic211
Loukarvic211

Hello :)

I don't speak very well english, sorry for somes misspellings and expressions.

By the way, I don't understand very well the "installations instructions", I have downloaded TLD from the Steam workshop.

When I try to extract "TLD_Scene_Replacement_2.1.7z" (WinRar) into the ProgramFiles(x86)>Steam>Steamapps>Workshop>content>48700>299974223, it display a error "WinRaR Diagnostic message" :

C:/Users/(my user)/Downloads/TLD_Scene_Replacement_2.1.7z : error - the operation have failed.

Sorry if it's not the good way to download the folder :/.
The sentence I don't understand is : Unpack the scene pack's zip file into your TLD directory.

Thanks !

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In_Vain Creator
In_Vain

Hi!
Make sure you have writing permission in that steam folder and try again. If you're not sure, try to extract the archive in another place, e.g. your desktop. Then, manually copy the extracted files over to the TLD folder.
If extracting doesn't work regardless of the place, try another program, for example 7zip.

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Loukarvic211
Loukarvic211

Okay i did it, but is that normal when I double click in the Winrar "TLD_Scene_Replacement_(name of the version)" or in the extract folder, there is nothing in ?

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In_Vain Creator
In_Vain

No, of course not. :D You should see text files, an ini file and several subfolders, roughly 15 mb overall. Try to download it again.

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Loukarvic211
Loukarvic211

Okay i did it, but when I click in the winrar of the download, nothing :/

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In_Vain Creator
In_Vain

Is the downloaded file ~15mb?
Did you try opening it with another programm?
Did you try downloading from another mirror?
Did you check if this happens with other downloaded archives, too?
You could also try downloading it here: Nexusmods.com

Sorry, I couldn't reproduce your problem, so I just have to guess.

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Loukarvic211
Loukarvic211

Yes it download the 15mb files
What programm you recommend to me to open the folder ?
Yes I did, but nothing :/
No it didn't happen with the other downloaded archives.
I'm not register in nexus, sorry :/

I'm very sorry, to spend your time with this problem, so thank you very much !

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In_Vain Creator
In_Vain

Try this one: 7-zip.org

If this doesn't help, I'm at my wit's end. Sorry :(

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