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Sightseeing => Village Images => Topic started by: elemental on November 15, 2018, 10:17:07 PM

Title: Wandering through...
Post by: elemental on November 15, 2018, 10:17:07 PM
This thread will be a collection of various images from my games. Something I've been intending to do for ages now but never seem to get around to. Don't expect comprehensive village blogs, just random bits and pieces. For me, Banished is more about the scenery than anything else. It's a beautiful world that I like spending time in.

First up, I've been playing around with the @embx61 village set, especially with the new wooden house deco pieces. There are are 5 houses in this little cluster. All the houses here are the exact same basic model with various deco add-ons. The house closest to the sheep pasture is the basic model without any add-ons except for the porch floor piece.

You get almost endless variety with this deco set. It's great.  :)

Thank you so much, EB.  :)
Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: brads3 on November 15, 2018, 10:33:37 PM
yeah,goodie. it is always good to see new and different ideas. those flower gardens look like something my grandmother would have planted. most of my towns you will find a lilac or 2 somewhere in her honor.
Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: embx61 on November 15, 2018, 11:19:05 PM
Your welcome :)

The idea came from gatherer and you I think.
The idea was a good one. I see that some verandas even fit , although not perfectly, around the Barn. I never tested that so maybe they fit at other buildings of the sets as well depending on roof height and walls placements.

The dormers right next to each other was just luck. I found it out by accident it was possible.

In future houses sets I will do windows/doors/roofs at certain distances so more addon stuff like flower pots, awnings, lamps, etc. will fit.
A design of 1 house would do as the addon can make them look all different and will look like 20 houses were designed.

Thanks for the pictures. It does not have to be a blog.
Beside some testing most of us modders not really play the game to try all kind of stuff.
Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: elemental on November 15, 2018, 11:30:54 PM
Part of this is about giving something back to you modders who do all the hard work. You all say you don't do much playing, which is a bit of a shame I think.

Yes, the deco bits fit on quite a lot of your other buildings. Not always a perfect fit but very close and good enough for me. I think that barn would make a really nice looking house. Perhaps you could add a barn-shaped house to your village set? It's fairly big so it could house a larger family. Perhaps 8? You might want to move the door and add a few more windows, but the basic structure could be used unchanged.

Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: embx61 on November 15, 2018, 11:40:34 PM
A new housing set will be started not too far away in the future.
Because I have to only design 1 or maybe 2 shapes it will be way more easy to do without running the risk of getting burned out on it.

I will use the roof design of the barn on those. Then i will directly do dormers, flower pots, awnings, verandas, etc. together so it will all fit nicely together.
Yes, I sometimes like to play and do so a little bit, but then I see something what either can be changed or added and so close the game and start 3ds max again.
It is just how it goes :)
Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: elemental on November 15, 2018, 11:42:18 PM
those flower gardens look like something my grandmother would have planted. most of my towns you will find a lilac or 2 somewhere in her honor.

You're gonna see a lot of gardens in my pics. I don't do cities. Small villages with lots of plants.

The lilac is part of my new trees mod that I made with Kralyerg. Sadly that project never got finished. Kral put some stuff in MM but there was a second batch of plants that as far as I know was never released.  :(  Some of them are great but many need a lot of work, and it's not something I can do by myself because all I do is the textures, no coding. I do have the 3D models for those plants, though, if EB or someone else would like to help put it all together into a working mod. You will probably spot some of those unreleased plants in my pics. There are two in front of the barn, actually...
Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: embx61 on November 16, 2018, 12:27:55 AM
Sure, just send me the meshes and textures and I will take a look at them.

I was allready looking for some plants online but most are either really crap or just too high in poly.
If your meshes will work out I can add them to the planters mod I am currently working on.

Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: brads3 on November 16, 2018, 01:04:54 AM
yep,i use that deco tree mod a lot. usually use the willow trees y the fish piers and lilacs and dogwoods near cemetaries.EB if you take up trees,the vanilla oak needs help it looks like a green triangle gumdrop.hence, i plant more birch trees or let the wild trees grow in spots.RED did recently add some nice cedars to the RK set. and KID's plant mod has some nice shade trees.
Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: theonlywanderer on November 17, 2018, 04:58:33 AM
Looks like a great start!!     All that color really helps to break things up and define each house.
Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: elemental on November 21, 2018, 11:41:33 PM
I've been testing @Discrepancy's Thompson trader mod.

The wharf pieces look great. :)  I'm guessing people might want to use this wharf set for more than just filling in a few tiles near trade docks. They have so much potential. I mentioned in the other thread that some deco planter boxes would make a good addition, the pics show what I was thinking of. I've used @RedKetchup's Garden Walls planter boxes. DS, perhaps you could retexture Red's planters to match your wharf set?
Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: Discrepancy on November 21, 2018, 11:52:00 PM
Very nice :)

and yes, some planter boxes are on the way.
Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: wiscoke on November 22, 2018, 05:19:14 AM
@elemental  nice screenshots.
Those yellow flowers between the reeds, from which mod are those?
Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: Abandoned on November 22, 2018, 06:04:47 AM
@wiscoke the yellow irises and lilypads in the water are from tanypredator's mod Water and Other Decorations mod  :)
Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: elemental on November 22, 2018, 12:30:41 PM
The reeds are from CC or MM. The water lily mod is here:

http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=174

I wish we had more water plants in Banished.
Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: theonlywanderer on November 22, 2018, 05:19:53 PM
Even with the latest MM, there is still a definite need for more plants, ground covers, smaller bushes, etc..   things that can go around houses and bring them to life.    It is quite amazing the difference it makes adding weeds and flowers and plants, just makes things come alive.   Would be nice to see an actual mega deco pak with lots of goodies.
Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: wiscoke on November 23, 2018, 06:41:49 AM
@Abandoned thanks! and now I noticed its in the megamod. that's why there is 'mega' in the megamod ;)
Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: Paeng on November 29, 2018, 01:37:09 AM
For me, Banished is more about the scenery than anything else. It's a beautiful world that I like spending time in.

That's sort of the natural way things go with games of this kind... I'm getting to that stage myself, getting a bit burned out with Banished gameplay - once in a while it's fun to still play a straight 'survival' game, but patience grows shorter... the initial motions to grow a self-sustaining village get tedious over time, kinda repetitive  :)

None of us need to "prove" anything anymore, we're all seasoned players, so it's kinda soothing to just break out the 'God Mode' (debug) and float with the beauty Banished and its mods offer...

Thanks for the poke, I usually have a hard time to switch from 'serious' (no debug/"cheating") to god mode play, but now is a good time for that switch  :D


* And for a good challenge we can always turn up North...  ;D
Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: elemental on November 29, 2018, 01:38:18 PM
I've never been interested in the survival aspect of the game. But for me there is a difference between cheat-building and letting the village grow naturally without any cheating. It can be fun to paint a scene with cheat-building, but I do find it more satisfying to let the village grow naturally without cheating. Lots of ways to play a game like this.  :)
Title: Re: Wandering through...
Post by: RedKetchup on November 29, 2018, 03:14:25 PM
i always always play at maximum ZOOM IN all the time. so the way i play can be very different. i never zoom OUT unless i really want to get alot of resources be harvested...