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user3
Pleb
posted 02-01-17 10:38 ET (US)         
Any objections in hosting a custom pak in the dowloads sections that contains a modified 'EmperorText.eng' and perhaps the other language modified files.

Purpose: Change City names, citizen names, Leader names, Commodity names, structure names(Seige Engines Fort to Catapult Fort as an example), etc.

Additional updates to the help text to fix known errors relating to actual game play issues.['EmperorMM.eng' plus non-English versions]


Please also consider the other games in the decision process.


Thanks for the time to consider this clearification. I know the seraph and angels are busy people, so I will be patient.
-user3

PS: I heard of a few mods to these two files to include other language conversions not supported by the official distributions, so please consider these as well.

[This message has been edited by user3 (edited 02-01-2017 @ 11:19 AM).]

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Gweilo
Angel
posted 02-01-17 15:20 ET (US)     1 / 6       
I am soliciting feedback on this from the other staffers, I will get back to you on this.

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Gweilo
Angel
posted 02-03-17 05:32 ET (US)     2 / 6       
We are ok with you doing this, and hosting it in our download section at Emperor Heaven, as long as you also supply instructions that make it very clear to the user that:

1. s/he should make a backup of the original game files first, because s/he is overwriting them with files in download.
2. after playing with the mod for awhile the only way to restore to the original version is to put the original backed-up game files back in the correct directories.

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user3
Pleb
posted 02-03-17 05:50 ET (US)     3 / 6       
Just checking as to the means of achieving these stipulations.

1. Self extracting Installer(*.exe) with an uninstall option.
or
2. batch scripting file to perform the operations automatically. [would be more transparent then above]
or
3. Just the related files with written instructions, so there is no doubt as to the safety.

all or selected numbers?
Applicable to all members? the permission seemed personal (you).

[This message has been edited by user3 (edited 02-03-2017 @ 05:54 AM).]

Gweilo
Angel
posted 02-03-17 06:21 ET (US)     4 / 6       
We are not mandating specific rules on the methods you use for the extraction, installation, and uninstalling of the mods. It can be any of the options you listed or even simple instructions for the user to do things manually. The only stipulation is that the instructions are clear.

Not sure what you mean by 'Applicable to all members?'.

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user3
Pleb
posted 02-03-17 09:16 ET (US)     5 / 6       
Example:
An HG register member having a German language installation uploading 'EmperorText.ger(original German)' plus a separate upload of 'EmperorText.ger(German to Russian translation)'

An English installation(gog.com) HG registered member(familiar with German and Russian) tries out the two uploads to verify the usefulness for 'EmperorText.eng' replacement.
Posts his results and suggestions under the applicable DL thread.
[/example]

In this way the collection is expanded and perfected. Of course, this perfection/elimination process may have already taken place at gog, steam, etc. I don't know what will work, but rather trying to create a framework of understanding to kick start the process. I can work with Jade to start an English to English correction/suggestion subpage idea elsewhere, but their aren't any commitments within our group. Just a consensus that its a good idea for the EmperorText.eng & EmperorMM.eng improvements.

"One old fossil can hold the door open, but isnt going to heard customers into the diner."
(imagine a picture of a rock keeping a diner door open)
-user3

[This message has been edited by user3 (edited 02-03-2017 @ 09:38 AM).]

Gweilo
Angel
posted 02-03-17 13:29 ET (US)     6 / 6       
My interpretation of my instructions I received from my boss here (Pecunia) is that non-english language mods are ok, provided clear instructions (in English) be provided. (Our HG sites are still primary English language sites.)

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