British Isles Map Mod
for Crusader Kings: Deus Vult
British Isles Map Mod
v0.3for CK DV
DVIP with the new and improved Wales - By jordarkelf.
(I recommend you download DVIP Wales instead of my 'vanilla' version which is very bare bones.)
Well here's a quick release covering Wales. There's still a bunch of stuff to be done though. I'm currently working on Ireland with the help of Somairle, after that I'll probably focus on Scotland (if anybody has any good knowledge about the political situation in Medieval Scotland please post or contact me!) and sometime down the road the beast herself: England!
The aims for this mod is to create a more historically accurate map for the British Isles, and also to try and maintain a consistent and crisp style throughout. New graphics and new provinces are the primary focus, and also editing the files to make it work with Vanilla, ultimately I would love to see this being used with other mods as well.
Just simply extract and copy the files from the folder into your CK folder, be careful to backup the originals or as I do use a mod utility such as Generic Mod Enabler. (or make a second copy of Ck DV or whatever you prefer, just be sure to keep the originals around somewhere!)
This mod will not work with any other mod that changes scenario or province/country files, so things like TASS or DVIP won't work properly, so vanilla baby!
And finally, this mod is only designed for use with the 1066 scenario, eventually it'll work with the other two but I'm lazy.
Oh one more thing, I just assigned income values of 1 or 2 to the new Welsh provinces, god knows what I should make them but meh, it'll do for now 'till someone can work out a nice new income scheme for Wales. And no changes to characters or Dynasties as of yet.
THANKS and CREDITS:
Jamie550 for creating the tools that make map editing possible.
Somairle for knowing everything there is to know about Ireland and quite a fair bit about Wales, and being quite an interesting fellow at that.
Drachenfire the resident Welsh freak,
jordarkelf and Veldmaarschalk
Kurek (me) because I like to blow my own trumpet.
And finally a special thank you goes to Black Sabbath as I pretty much listened to their entire discography whilst labouring over the map of Wales.
And now, following on from the conversation in the MapUtility thread:
Thanks for all the comments Somairle, I've used a couple of your CoA suggestions so ta! I've not changed the Powys province name (but I can do easily) as so far I've not got a Powys Duchy, but if you have any suggestions what to change it to that would be cool. A map that only focus' on the British Isles could indeed be done, but that would be a hell of a lot of work, and if we're going down that route why stop there, a map of China during the Three Kingdoms Era! Japan during Sengoku! And aye these Sceptred Isles did get a bit mangled, the very shape of Wales has offended me for years now! Feels good to finally be able to sort that one out, and don't even get me started on the whole CoA for Somerset/Bristol in game!
Channel Islands are not in this mod, well they are attached to Avranches at least, got one spare Prov ID I could use for them I guess, but it's not a major concern of mine for now. As for the Duchies in the South, I haven't really a clue, I plan on maybe putting Brycheiniog into the possible Powys Duchy, just so it plays out with the 3 counties per Duchy sort of thing and the other two just leave as 'none' as they were independent Kingdoms anyhow, but as always I'm open to suggestions. I would like to flesh out Brycheiniog and Gwent into independent lords, and maybe add Cynllibiwg to Brycheiniog as with the current layout Gwynedd only needs one more province to become King of all Wales, so I could balance it out a bit.
Your plans for Ireland sound good as well, I could lend a hand if need be seeing as I am now the self proclaimed 'Map Expert' in the CK forums
jordarkelf, cheers! I would like to redo most of the British Isles but it's a rather daunting task, also quite a few provinces would have to be freed up from lakes, rivers or sea zones I reckon but it would be cool nonetheless, maybe us few CK map modders could get something worked out or not, I don't know but it would be grand to re-do large portions of the map, and feel free to use the map mod in DVIP or whatever, that goes to anyone, I even included a small ID map for the new counties for any modders! I've modified a few files myself to get it running in vanilla but that should be no problem to experienced modders such as yourself.