Ichi no Hito
- Aug 24, 2012
To play multiplayer, is it necessary for both players to have the listed portrait packs? Also, does the Ultimate Portrait Pack include all required portraits?
I would imagine that all players would need the (Tianxia) portrait packs they want to use, though as they're not checksum-altering they might be able to skip those they don't want to use. Given that I've played between one and five CK2 multiplayer games ever and that they didn't involve Tianxia or graphical submods, I really don't know for sure.
As for the Ultimate Portrait Pack, based on the information I've been able to find that would not include all relevant portraits (for example, it does not appear to contain JD's portraits, which are relevant in some places), though the Tianxia Content Pack README should make it possible to de-select any Tianxia portrait packs the host lacks the DLCs for (as far as I remember, only the host's DLCs matter in a multiplayer game). You'd of course be missing out on some more appropriate graphical assets in some places, but as every culture has a fallback the mod would still be playable, much like how you can play vanilla without any graphical DLCs.