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Kamer
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Kamer's Projects

Post by Kamer » Sun May 20, 2018 7:42 am

As title says. I always found Daggerfall villagers to be fugly. Whacky colors and their 3D looked the worst imo. Don't even get me started on the instant face details whenever they stopped to talk. I always preferred Arena's simple 2D villagers a lot more so I'm working on replacing them. Here are the screenshots if anyone is interested how they look.

Releases:
OblivionLoadscreensV2 (For use with TheLacus's Loading Screen mod)
WarmAshesV1.1
Villager Immersion Overhaul V1

Current Projects:
-Villager Immersion Overhaul V1.1
-Warm Ashes: Dangerous Dungeon Exteriors V2
-Reactive Reputations (Much thanks to Jay_H for the name and help.)
-Oblivion Music Pack
-Oblivion Loadscreens V3

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Warm Ashes: Dangerous Dungeon Exteriors
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Villager Immersion Overhaul
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Oblivion Loadscreen V2
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Biboran
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Re: Daggerfall Villagers replaced with Arena Sprites

Post by Biboran » Sun May 20, 2018 10:27 am

Well, daggerfall ones are 1995 3d renderswhile arena one are gand-drawed. However it be awesome if some artist draw villgers in style of static daggerfall npc, but I understand that for it you need a lot skill and a lot of time.
Arena ones are nuce but too primitive for my test, and as I remember half of redguards in arena was almost naked :lol:

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Re: Daggerfall Villagers replaced with Arena Sprites

Post by Mosin Nagant » Thu May 24, 2018 4:21 am

Kamer wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 7:42 am
As title says. I always found Daggerfall villagers to be fugly. Whacky colors...
I've considered recoloring all the peasant sprites en-mass, I too am not crazy about their colors. Never really realized there was any demand for it. It would be cool if DFU had an option to select ranges of colors in the palette and do randomized palette translations for sprites. It would add a lot of visual variety.

I love the atheistic of TES 1, so I'd love to see this mod come to fruition. Will definitely keep an eye on this thread. I've written a tutorial for using SLADE to mod Daggerfall. You might find it helpful. If you'd like, I could expand it to cover working with Arena sprites, too. Can't imagine it would be too difficult, so just let me know. :D
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Kamer
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Re: Daggerfall Villagers replaced with Arena Sprites

Post by Kamer » Thu May 24, 2018 5:43 am

Mosin Nagant wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 4:21 am
Kamer wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 7:42 am
As title says. I always found Daggerfall villagers to be fugly. Whacky colors...
I've considered recoloring all the peasant sprites en-mass, I too am not crazy about their colors. Never really realized there was any demand for it. It would be cool if DFU had an option to select ranges of colors in the palette and do randomized palette translations for sprites. It would add a lot of visual variety.

I love the atheistic of TES 1, so I'd love to see this mod come to fruition. Will definitely keep an eye on this thread. I've written a tutorial for using SLADE to mod Daggerfall. You might find it helpful. If you'd like, I could expand it to cover working with Arena sprites, too. Can't imagine it would be too difficult, so just let me know. :D
I'm familiar with SLADE. If you could help me out as I'm busy with work that'd be great.

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Re: Daggerfall Villagers replaced with Arena Sprites

Post by Mosin Nagant » Thu May 24, 2018 3:31 pm

Kamer wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 5:43 am
I'm familiar with SLADE. If you could help me out as I'm busy with work that'd be great.
Sure thing, I'll update the tutorial to handle Arena sprites. If you need help with any of the actual replacement, just tell me in a PM what sprites you'd like me to tackle.
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MrFlibble
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Re: Daggerfall Villagers replaced with Arena Sprites

Post by MrFlibble » Sat May 26, 2018 11:41 am

Nice idea! It's a pity we'll probably never get the hand-drawn villager/townsfolk sprites that were created for Daggerfall before the pre-rendered replacements and can be seen in some pre-release screenshots:
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Re: Daggerfall Villagers replaced with Arena Sprites

Post by Interkarma » Sat May 26, 2018 12:18 pm

How interesting! It's amazing how you dig this stuff up.

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Re: Daggerfall Villagers replaced with Arena Sprites

Post by Biboran » Sat May 26, 2018 4:55 pm

Awesome screenshots! It obviously seen that it use more like arena-style building placement and honestely it feel more alive then final game

About sprites - they can be reverse-drawed from scrach if there will be talanted people interested in it

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Re: Daggerfall Villagers replaced with Arena Sprites

Post by Kamer » Sat May 26, 2018 9:42 pm

If Only we could get some older version of the game and rescue these great sources.
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Re: Kamer's Projects Villager Immersion Overhaul

Post by Kamer » Sun May 27, 2018 3:04 am

I'm feeling inspired right now. I think I'll be dropping the Arena repalcement at the moment due to unfavorable results. (What I want to do with them will take awhile.) However I figured I'd like to do something else. Towns and cities are full of villagers but you don't see much of anything else than maybe a city guard in vanilla Daggerfall. I'd like to change that a bit and edit and replace most if not all villagers to look different or to change from villagers entirely into other professions.

What I hope to accomplish is to make cities feel like cities than a farmstead. Warriors, Priests and Horseback riders will populate cities and Villagers themselves will hopefully get a bit of a makeover. Here's a Rogue I've modified as an example.
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