I looked into this page again yesterday and saw this mod. I'm Swedish so this mod look perfect to me. Thank you @Tom Sawyer
for giving it to us.
I've tried it a bit this morning and so far I like it. You know, I'm an honest person, who not only say nice things and I hope you're not disappointed, if my "review" is not entirely positive. But all in all it´s an interesting mod!
The color of the houses is great! I live in such an old red and white country house. But if you want to take your mod to the next level, I suggest that you make your own design of a Scandinavian house. These outside furnaces disturb me a bit. I suspect that this kind of construction is common in a warmer climate, where a warm furnace in the middle of a house is more disturbing than useful. But even this way it's nice.
What I love the most is the winter light. You have caught it perfectly! This warm pale sunlight with the long shadows. Impressive! Unfortunately the shadows are also shown at bad wheather; when it snows. That's not so realistic. The strong green summer color is not to my taste either. The ground doesn't have that bright green color in "my" forests. But it's no big deal, it's something different, so it doesn't really matter.
The change of trade and production values gives the game an interesting tweak. I like that! I haven't played long enough to see all the consequences, but you cannot do the "same old thing" as usual: Import logs (here worth 6) and produce firewood (here worth 2) is no good profit. You have to think new. That's good! First I was a bit disturbed from the many traders. They do arrive often. But on the other hand, you don't have to build so many trading ports, and that's good. Anyhow, it seems to be most food traders. If I had 15 merchants arriving so far, 12 of them sold food and three general stuff. No other merchants so far.
I haven't tested any farming in this climate yet (I started hard and no proper seed was offered yet), so I can say nothing about it, but I don't expect that it's very reliable. (or did you tweak the numbers of the crops?)
There are some other nice minor changes like the possibility to harvest wild food, the color of the fish, only fir- and a few birch trees and maybe some more to discover.
So, all in all; I recommend this mod! Again; thank you @Tom Sawyer
I´ll show you a couple of pictures from my village. I´m sorry the name is wrong, I used the random game name. Of cause, Odensåker, Södra Råda or something like that, would have been better.