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Any feedback is appreciated!
I'm confused here -- which is the latest working version for vanilla? I don't play CK2+ and I have the Mongol Faces DLC.
Thanks, I'll check it out now. Prepare for yet more hotfixes though.
Although I'd love to hotfix the randomization issue I was talking about earlier, if I could only figure out the issue.
Let's hope the mod doesn't need hotfixes... only improvements. Although I'd love to hotfix the randomization issue I was talking about earlier, if I could only figure out the issue. Ah, well, I guess perfection is an ever elusive goal.
I do appreciate it, Shaytana. I did not merge the history files, and most Normans and Saxons seem to have moutaches and not shaggy beards. It's good enough for me really. There are a few redheads commanding duchies in the Byzantine Empire, and there is an interesting looking Cuman tribal leader who has blondish Mongol hair. I think you've pushed vanilla gfx files about as far as they can go. I will experiment with Tuaregs and post the results. I think they'll just be Africans with Muslim clothing. Maybe the next big official free expansion will have a new portrait set to play with.
Version 3 has dna for the starting Saxons - I might have forgotten some Normans? not sure :laugh: - don't think so -(so with some exceptions where the dna gets randomized because it....wants to they should all look good). Generated Saxons favor moustaches via my instructions while Normans will try to be cleanshaven... they can of course gain hidden graphical cultures via their mothers, etc and then they might not look as they should, but if they don't they will.
On Byzantines... I am thinking of tweaking their hair colors for the next version, I'd like input on that one from everyone who has an opinion... I was actually thinking of removing the extreme blonde and extreme redhead colors for their graphics alltogether, so they can only be darker blondes and moderate redheads... although it has to be said there are enough historical examples of blonde Byzantine nobility and imperial figures. If you read Chronographia, you will notice for example Psellos saying Empress Zoe (char id 1717) had golden hair. The later Palaiologi emperors were quite blonde too... (and a touch of redheads uhoh)
The blonde Zoe:
I think that's right. They look just like western Europeans, except that (in vanilla) they're restricted to dark hair. Otherwise they don't have a Mediterranean tan, they don't have ornate ceremonial regalia, and they don't have the right robes and the like. I think they're in need of a visual overhaul.