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Offline Voeille

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Lush villages
« on: May 15, 2018, 08:24:20 PM »
Iím obsessed with plants and I put them everywhere. Forests need to be dense, buildings need to be surrounded by bushes, and in general the worst that can happen to a town is not starvation, but deforestation ;) So, in this topic Iíll post random screenshots from my villages. They arenít perfectly decorated as I do it gradually, so there might be more plants in certain areas than others. I might post screenshots from the same places if they develop.

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Re: Lush villages
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 12:42:30 AM »
Super green!  I like your style. And the last pic is just awesome.
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Re: Lush villages
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 01:48:48 AM »
It looks great! Is it all "natural" trees or do you also use a lot of decoration trees?

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Re: Lush villages
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 02:58:39 AM »
Thank you! I do use decorative trees (especially near mountains if the Beautiful World mod didnít spawn as many on top of them as Iíd like). On one hand itíd be nice if they were real trees, but on the other them being decorative ensures that my carefully placed bush gardens wonít be destroyed by foresters during their mission to supply me with logs ;) (Bushes count as trees if theyíre naturally spawned on the map.)

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Re: Lush villages
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 03:10:19 AM »
Very nice screens! This hidden cave in your jungle reminds me to update my separate log cabins. ;D

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Re: Lush villages
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 12:47:47 PM »
Iím playing in my first village started on easy, and so far it goes well. However, I have absolutely loads of mutton because of that large sheep pasture. Decorating very in progress.

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Re: Lush villages
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 03:20:53 PM »
The ground texture you made looks so good.
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Re: Lush villages
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2018, 01:50:31 AM »
simply gorgeous!
What mod gives you the flower-covered cemetery? And the house with the blue roof? I've not seen those in the mods I'm running. I'd love to try them out.

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Re: Lush villages
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2018, 02:54:47 AM »
really, really nice! The new texture, all trees and flowers! Beautiful! :)

@BlueFireChelle; I recognize the the house with the blue roof; itīs Redīs colorful little houses. You can have it in many colors. Itīs one of my favourites. The original is "very old"; one of the first buildings @RedKetchup made in the early days of modding. If I remeber it right, he "invented" the possibility to build several storages with these houses.

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Re: Lush villages
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2018, 05:41:44 AM »
Thanks :)

And yes, the house is from Redís Colourful Houses set, itís one of my favourites too Ė the 2nd floor houses have a small footprint in order to be able to put them on top of the 1st floor ones (like the blue one), but I actually almost never do that. What I do is put those houses above various buildings (and sometimes resting against mountains), which lets me create Ďnewí buildings, and easily fit houses where they are needed. I do the same with NMT houses. I wish we had more of 2nd floor buildings, theyíre so convenient.

As for the cemetery, itís just standard cemetery (with transparent ground cover as I didnít want the dirt bits I made for the default cemetery), which I decorated with Kidís ghost flowers (itís one of the newer mods in the download section).

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Re: Lush villages
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2018, 05:55:33 AM »
And the house with the blue roof? I've not seen those in the mods I'm running. I'd love to try them out.

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Re: Lush villages
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2018, 01:18:26 PM »
oooh, thanks @Nilla and @RedKetchup   I've never downloaded the Colourful Houses mod, as (in theory) I don't like a bunch of random colours everywhere ;)  but I can see now that I'm missing out. I'll definitely have to add that to my list of new mods to try. I'm using Red's medieval houses at the moment (first time) with plans to use the 2nd (and maybe even 3rd) levels.

@Voeille the ghosted decoration looks lovely. I tend to not use them when playing because I set personal challenge-goals and it feels like cheating to not pay the build cost if it's set up that way. But I think it would be worth making an exception and try to make a genuinely pretty town. Yours is just beautiful.

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Re: Lush villages
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2018, 02:22:32 PM »
i wouldn't think of decor as cheats. some ghosted decor still costs materials.some non-ghosted does not either. ghosted is usually done so it can be placed tighter to objects and without interfering with the bannies travels.there is a "empty square mod" to make them unpassable if you prefer.
ghosted also allows you to place them on lawns or in pastures. that way the cows have shade trees or i can make bigger bushes,roses,or birch trees too. they also help to use them with RED's canals.

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Re: Lush villages
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2018, 04:24:48 PM »
I tend to not use them when playing because I set personal challenge-goals and it feels like cheating to not pay the build cost if it's set up that way.

Even if the decorations are free to build, they still take up room on the map. Yes, ghost decos can fit in anywhere, but you will probably find yourself filling tiles with them. Whether it's a row of flowers somewhere or a backyard for a house or a large area in the town centre that is made into a park (unproductive space). So things tend to be more spread out and less "efficient" than a town that a min-max player would usually build. That in itself can make your game more challenging, depending on the map you are playing.

The visual results are worth the effort.  :)

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Re: Lush villages
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2018, 02:16:51 PM »
The only ghost buildings that are cheaty are those that actually do something, I wouldnít say just deco is cheaty, because you donít get any benefit from it other than just the looks.

I expanded the easy mode village a bit. Well, considering the population (119/34/93) itís more than a bit, and I hope those babies wonít kill me ;) Itís so hard to resist building houses though.
Thereís a new farming area, two more sheep pastures (Iím really short of wool and wool coats now, trading for rough gemstones is quite costly), more industry, and more houses in the starting place. I also had to build some near the gatherer hut, because the game assigned the workers rather far away. Iíll need to add some ghost trees near the pastures so the area doesnít look so rectangular.

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« Last Edit: May 20, 2018, 02:19:55 PM by Voeille »