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neo_deus
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posted 18 January 2009 18:24 EDT (US)         
Hello everyone, from now on, I will use this thread to update you on the mod I'm doing, Spartacus Total War.


The mod will focus on the gladiator uprising lead by Spartacus and on the many events taking place by that time.
The mod will be as historically accurate as possible, having in mind, of course, that his is a game and supposed to be fun, not a history lesson.


The new factions will be:

The Republic of Rome (previous Julii)

The Gladiator Rebels (previous Macedon)

The Roman Rebels (previous Scipii)

The Eastern Provinces (previous Brutii)

The Celts (previous S.P.Q.R.)

The Mauritanians (previous carthage)

The Kingdom of Bithinya and Pergamum (previous Seleucid Empire)




The map will suffer some changes. More regions will be added, as well as the starting territories for the remaining factions, and some tricks I won't reveal so you can be surprised while playing it.



Since I'm no artist whatsoever, I'm using skins and units that already exist on the game and those on Andalus' AUP (to who I give my many thanks in advance for giving me permission to use them), with some minor changes. You will see for yourself, in time.




If someone is willing, I could really use some help creating faction symbols. I have the ideas but not the talent to make them. If so, just say something here and I'll contact you.


This is all for now. As soon as I have news, I will update.

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neo_deus
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posted 04 May 2009 16:52 EDT (US)     101 / 186       
Yay! Spartacus's own forum! I'm proud!

A very good secutor is in the assembly line, Anarchasis. Lets see if it's ready this week. And if you look on the faction preview for the gladiators you will see a new and more historically accurate mirmillo.

Yes, Ancient Zoro, that's pretty much the idea. Missile cavalry? But of course. The Parthians, the Sarmatians and the Roxolani will have horse-archers while many other factions will have mounted skirmishers.

Thank you, Andalus! It is possible, indeed. And as I said before, I would not do it for a regular faction. But for the gladiators I will. Even if the majority of people fights almost always with the same kind of units (I include myself on those, I like a homogenic army), since the mod is about the revolution of the Gladiators I want to have a large variety of them available.


By the way, people. If you check the faction list on the sticky topic you'll see that the faction list has changed. The britons are no more and the Roxolani are the new addition.
I'm hoping I can do a Celtic preview today. If I don't, tomorrow I'll do it for sure.

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Ancient Zoro
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posted 05 May 2009 03:58 EDT (US)     102 / 186       
One other question how will Pontus fair against the other AI's??? Just want to know because I thought it was kind of unfair that they were so crap in RTW.
CaesarVincens
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posted 05 May 2009 12:14 EDT (US)     103 / 186       
Congrats on your sub-forum, neo_deus.

If you want a variety of units to e used in the gladiator faction, you need to vary their stats widely so that you might have a defensive unit, an offensive unit, etc. That is to say you would have units for different roles, sort of like a hammer and anvil type thing.

Veni, Vidi, well... you know.

Extended Cultures, A modification of RTW.

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neo_deus
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posted 05 May 2009 17:18 EDT (US)     104 / 186       
Ancient Zoro, Pontus will be strong. One of the strongest, really. Good infantry, good cavalry, lacking some missile support but nothing that can be remedied with some mercenaries.

Thanks, Caesar Vincens. Yes, that is the idea

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Anacharsis
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posted 06 May 2009 00:06 EDT (US)     105 / 186       
You already had a Pontic preview, didnt you, Neo?
Hoppylyte
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posted 06 May 2009 01:37 EDT (US)     106 / 186       
Looks like a really promising mod. However, do you plan on using the rome executable or the BI one?
neo_deus
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posted 06 May 2009 10:12 EDT (US)     107 / 186       
Yes I did, Anarchasis. But I will do another for the forum soon. After I make some slight changes in some units.

Thanks, Hoppylyte. The first version will probabily be rtw only, but it will use the BI executable in the future.



A question: what do you think of this shield?

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Trodon
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posted 07 May 2009 11:53 EDT (US)     108 / 186       
Hi, looks good Any idea on a release date?

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Ancient Zoro
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posted 08 May 2009 02:27 EDT (US)     109 / 186       
What faction will it be used for???
neo_deus
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posted 08 May 2009 18:25 EDT (US)     110 / 186       
Thanks, Trodon. Don't have a date yet. It all dependes on how much work I have.

It's from a unit of the Kingdom of Bithynia and Pergamum, Ancient Zoro.

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Ancient Zoro
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posted 10 May 2009 05:32 EDT (US)     111 / 186       
In that case looks great.
neo_deus
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posted 12 May 2009 19:56 EDT (US)     112 / 186       
Hello fellow followers of Spartacus. I'm working on the units for Parthia and Armenia. I expect to do a preview tomorrow on the day after.

Just to let you know

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neo_deus
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posted 13 May 2009 14:05 EDT (US)     113 / 186       
I was playing around with some skins today and I made a new skin for the Roman General's horse



I kinda like it, though I think it would need some retouching.

The only problem is...


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neo_deus
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posted 14 May 2009 10:44 EDT (US)     114 / 186       
Hi all. I've made some modifications on some horse skins. Here's a few of them

Gaul, with a fluffy bear skin on it.


Numidia


Germanic horse with wolf fur.


And for Parthia



I wonder what PETA would have to say about these skins...

Speaking of Parthia, the units for Parthia and Armenia are ready. I'm just waiting the permissions of the EB team to use two of their armoured and half armoured horses to make two new previews.

Oh, yes, still about the horses. Some horses will be using Pinarius Horse Mod. When I have it ready, I'll show them to you.

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Arkrai
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posted 14 May 2009 19:42 EDT (US)     115 / 186       
Looks very nice neo_deus. I might reinstall Rome to play this.
vampiric canniba
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posted 15 May 2009 02:46 EDT (US)     116 / 186       
Don't worry, PETA members aren't really people. And the horses look quite snazzilicous! *you are jesus*

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Ancient Zoro
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posted 15 May 2009 07:47 EDT (US)     117 / 186       
Love the idea of fluffy bear skin, makes the mass amount of troops killed by cavalry charges seem almost comical.
neo_deus
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posted 16 May 2009 07:29 EDT (US)     118 / 186       
I hope you do, Arkrai. Thank you.

Thank you Vampiric Caniba and Ancient Zoro.

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neo_deus
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posted 17 May 2009 17:56 EDT (US)     119 / 186       
Just it case you haven't noticed, there's a new preview. This time for Mauritania.

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neo_deus
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posted 21 May 2009 09:14 EDT (US)     120 / 186       
Another preview is out there. This time for Numidia.

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Gaius Colinius
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posted 21 May 2009 10:39 EDT (US)     121 / 186       
Nice work on those horses neo_deus. It wasn't so long ago that you were a new forumer asking questions about modding. Your progress has been meteoric. Well done mate. Looking forward to this now.

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neo_deus
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posted 21 May 2009 11:39 EDT (US)     122 / 186       
Thanks, Gaius

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neo_deus
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posted 22 May 2009 19:04 EDT (US)     123 / 186       
New version of Lybian Infantry. The armour is from Halie Satanus, I just changed it a bit.



The older was this one



Versatile unit, carry several javelins to the battle so they can harass the enemy at distance and well capable of engaging infantry and cavalry and hold their ground for a while until heavier troops arrive.

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[This message has been edited by neo_deus (edited 05-22-2009 @ 10:17 PM).]

Hussarknight
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posted 23 May 2009 03:35 EDT (US)     124 / 186       
Both versions look excellent. Good work neo_deus.

          Hussarknight
vampiric canniba
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posted 24 May 2009 00:34 EDT (US)     125 / 186       
Caniba *looks shocked*
That's as bad as that guy that thought I was trying to get vampiric_cannibas. (not to smoke, for my profile name, in case you were thinking that)

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neo_deus
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posted 24 May 2009 13:01 EDT (US)     126 / 186       
Thanks, Hussarknight

Vampiric canniba: what?

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vampiric canniba
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posted 24 May 2009 16:42 EDT (US)     127 / 186       
You referred to me as 'caniba', not 'canniba'. If I had a soul, I'd be hurt to the extent of banging my finger into a plastic bottle.

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neo_deus
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posted 25 May 2009 08:40 EDT (US)     128 / 186       
Oh, I see. I didn't mean to, sorry lol

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Andalus
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posted 26 May 2009 05:02 EDT (US)     129 / 186       
I think you should put both Lybian versions in, neo. Try and find a way to get that skin in somehow, anyway.
neo_deus
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posted 26 May 2009 18:19 EDT (US)     130 / 186       
They don't use the same model and I need to be careful about the number of models. But I'll use them both if I can.

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neo_deus
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posted 28 May 2009 13:26 EDT (US)     131 / 186       
A new preview is out. This time for Egypt!

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matt will
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posted 29 May 2009 09:49 EDT (US)     132 / 186       
I've been watching the progress of this mod for a while now and I can't wait for it to be released. Keep up the good work!

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neo_deus
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posted 29 May 2009 19:48 EDT (US)     133 / 186       
Thanks, Matt!

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neo_deus
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posted 10 June 2009 16:22 EDT (US)     134 / 186       
Just to let you all know that the work on Spartacus continues. I've been kinda quiet these last days due to large amounts of work.

I'm finishing the units for Parthia and Armenia, I think a new preview will be out sometime this week. Stay tunned

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neo_deus
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posted 13 June 2009 12:43 EDT (US)     135 / 186       
The preview for Parthia is ready !

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Erzin
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posted 21 June 2009 04:08 EDT (US)     136 / 186       
Any ideas of what the victory conditions will be like?

AAR Coming real soon :P
neo_deus
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posted 22 June 2009 10:00 EDT (US)     137 / 186       
It will depend of the faction, Erzin.

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posted 25 June 2009 19:16 EDT (US)     138 / 186       
What about when Spartacus dies/if he's killed? Does the game end?
neo_deus
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posted 01 July 2009 09:01 EDT (US)     139 / 186       
No, Profile Picture.


I have been awfully busy these last weeks so the work on Spartacus is going very slowly.
I think I'll have more time in a matter of days!

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neo_deus
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posted 14 October 2009 13:40 EDT (US)     140 / 186       
I need your opinion, people. I was working on a heavy infantry unit for Thrace and I came up with these two




Wich one you think is better?

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matt will
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posted 14 October 2009 15:20 EDT (US)     141 / 186       
I prefer the second one. Simply because I think it looks better having an axe and a shield over a 2-handed axe.

My Gondor hotseat campaign. Please Help!

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neo_deus
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posted 14 October 2009 17:12 EDT (US)     142 / 186       
I kinda favor the second one too, because it seems more reliable with the shield.


Now, another opinion. Wich one of these shields do you prefer?

This one, with Philip II of Macedon and the diadochus Lysimachus


This, with the Kings and the Thracian symbol


These with just the Thracian symbol



Or this one?

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[This message has been edited by neo_deus (edited 10-14-2009 @ 05:14 PM).]

vampiric canniba
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posted 14 October 2009 22:58 EDT (US)     143 / 186       
I like a) the 2nd one and b) the double serpent sheild

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neo_deus
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posted 15 October 2009 08:49 EDT (US)     144 / 186       
I'm kinda inclined to use one of the last two. Still have to decide.


In other news, I have a new version of the Numidian Heavy infantry. Thus one



is replacing this old version

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Andalus
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posted 15 October 2009 11:23 EDT (US)     145 / 186       
I was working on a heavy infantry unit for Thrace and I came up with these two
I must say I am inclined towards the first, the two-handed axe one. He just looks more fearsome.
Now, another opinion. Wich one of these shields do you prefer?
I'd say the one with just the two serpents, i.e. the fourth one.
neo_deus
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posted 17 October 2009 13:07 EDT (US)     146 / 186       
I must say I am inclined towards the first, the two-handed axe one. He just looks more fearsome.
I agree, but don't you think he looks a bit exposed without the shield?



Now for some updates:

New Greek Marines will be replacing these


For the Greeks

For the Kingdom of Bithynia and Pergamum

And this are the merceries


New units for Pontus
Pontus Heavy Infantry

Will replace these



And new Pontic Royal Guards



To replace these




New mercenary units
Illyrian Mercenaries (courtesy of DimeBagHo)


Illyrian Mercenary Swordsmen


Eastern Swordsmen


Gallo-German Spearmen


And Nervii Infantry

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[This message has been edited by Hussarknight (edited 10-17-2009 @ 03:31 PM).]

matt will
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posted 17 October 2009 14:56 EDT (US)     147 / 186       
Very nice units and mercs Neo_deus!

My Gondor hotseat campaign. Please Help!

Under the White Tree A Gondor short story on the fall of Minas Tirith.
Hussarknight
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posted 17 October 2009 15:32 EDT (US)     148 / 186       
Looking good! Nice skinning there, I especially like the Pontic Royal Guard.

          Hussarknight
vampiric canniba
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posted 17 October 2009 19:15 EDT (US)     149 / 186       
Neo came, Neo saw, Neo pwned

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neo_deus
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posted 17 October 2009 20:02 EDT (US)     150 / 186       
Thank you all

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