Changes the names and textures of some foods and trade goods, as well as names of enterprises, to (in my subjective, personal opinion) make them more fitting with the mod's world and themes.
I love Paradigm Worlds, it's worldbuilding and overall feel. But one thing that always bothered me is that a lot of items, namely food and trade goods are the same as regular old boring Native. Same goes for enterprises. Buying "A Weavery, to make wool cloth from wool" just felt out of place to me in a world of mutants, cyborgs, sentient viruses and technologically advanced megacorporations. So I made this mod, to "paradigmize" all of those things.
Now, those are just my ideas and you don't have to like them. If you think those are stupid, don't fit in, don't make sense - feel free to tell me so I can improve the mod.
Now, for the actual changes:
EXAMPLE ITEMS, AND WHAT THEY REPLACE:
Flax - Fleshparasite Fungus
This fungus infects living beings and feeds on their flesh to grow it's own. It's normally easy to remove, but fungus farmers deliberately let them grow freely on restrained livestock or captives.
They are made up of strong muscular tissue, used for production of Fungflesh Musclethread.
Linen - Fungflesh Musclethread
Strong and flexible material similar to muscle tissue.
The fungus that makes it up is still alive and seems to attune itself to nearby creature's mental aura, allowing clothing or armor segments produced from it to function as a muscle suit.
Linen Weavery - Musclethread Fungus Weavery
Raw Silk - Carbon Nanotube Fibers
Dyes - Digital Metamatter
This strange "substance" defies classical physics, allowing whatever material is covered in it
to be modified in real time by special programming techniques.
Velvet - Technoweave
Advanced physico-metadigital material used in the manufactoring of the most advanced and powerful
armors and other advanced applications.
Dyeworks - Cybertech Factorium
Grapes - Metazoaphytes
Hybrid plant-animal lifeform. Each 'grape' is a sentient, individual organism. Their genetic structure bears some similarity to the human genome.
Wine - Bio Slurry
Organic slurry produced from crushed and processed Metazoaphytes. Contains everything - flesh, blood, bones and all. The internal bodily fluids of these organisms give it an unusually long shelf-life.
Used as feed for carnivorous livestock, in necromantic rituals and as survival food by cannibalistic creatures for when fresh meat is unavailable.
Winery - Fleshjuice Abbatoir and Factory
Iron - Compacted Alien Alloy Scrap
Scrap materials left over from abandoned alien dimension-ships and ancient battlefields.
Compacted and crushed together either by years of gravity or moments of violent forces.
Tools - Alien Tech Fragments
Useful technological components obtained from Alien Scrap, used for various industrial and military applications.
Ironworks - Alien Scrap Scavenger Workshop
Wool - Black Chitin Scraps
Small bits and shavings of black chitin, scrapped from BioTec creations.
Wool Cloth - Recycled Black Chitin
An inferior product to BioTec produced black chitin, but still valued for it's decent material properties.
Wool Weavery - Recycling Plant
Hides - Protoplasmic Slime Sludge
A thick, slimy sludge. A waste product of various industrial processes, mostly related to cloning of organisms.
Leatherwork - Congealed Plasma-Slime
Durable elastic material, used as a fabric or a component of composite armors, providing decent protection against energy weapons.
Tannery - Plasma-Slime Vats
Misc foods and goods:
Pork - Clone Meat
Meat of genetically engineered organisms, mass cloned for the sole purpose of food production. Edible raw.
Smoked Fish - Decontaminated Aquaform
Few creatures can survive in the toxic sludge that is the sea. Those that can, need to go through an extensive process of chemical decontamination before being fit for eating.
Corn - Syntheticorn
A hybrid plant-computer organism. Every "cob" is an intelligent system, capable of computing information and sharing it, as well as basic motor functions. They are constantly adapting, computing new ways of combating pests and maximizing crop yield, making them one of the most durable and sustainable food crops. Despite all the cybernetics, it's made up entirely of organic matter and fully edible. At least so claims the corporation that invented them.
Date Fruit - Crystal Fruit
Grows naturally in the deserts surrounding the Wonder bluut crystal. Reported to have magical properties.
Furs - Giant Spider Carapace Plates
Not all changes are listed here. Some items are unchanged (eg. Butter, Cabbage) and will not be changed.
-improve some existing textures (clone meat, spider carapace)
-make new textures for goods that don't have them yet
-fix fish texture
-make a similar "immersion addon" for native dialogues and texts, if there is interest
!!!!!!! INSTALLATION !!!!!!!!!
Drop the contents of the zip file into
*your Steam directory* Steam\steamapps\common\MountBlade Warband\Modules\PARADIGM WORLDS 1.99.xx ULTIMA THULE
Karol Grodecki for Paradigm Worlds, and most of the textures used in this addon.