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[Release] Racial Troop Icons! *Updated* 2.0 - 4/19/2010 3:42:02 PM   
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Hey space dictators!

Maybe i'm the only one who's noticed this.. but I though having the same boring square tank as a troop icon for all the different races is abit too.. well boring, so I decided to try and mix it up a little, by giving each race their own troop icon.

Now I realize these "troops" are made so tiny in game that you can't actually make out much detail, but they made changing them really easy - and I enjoy messing about in photoshop.

So, with this mod you will be able to see unique troop icons for all the different races. If you don't like some of them, feel free to change them to something more appropriate. They can be any size or form. Hopefully this will add more personality to the different races. Details like these really add to game atmosphere, in my opinion.

Mostly i've used the existing racial art provided with the game and simply modified them in small ways.
This way they won't look exactly like the race icons we see on the on the planet info screen.

For a few races i've tried to find appropriate pictures besides the basic portraits.
So if the troop description says "mech" I've put the picture of a mech as the troop.

I'm hoping some future update will add the possibility to view the larger version of the troop in-game, maybe by adding it to the troop menu somehow?
Click on troop at the planet screen ---> get directed to a larger pic. This might encourage talented people to make proper troop images

I'll post some examples below.


Download here, now updated with more troops. See below.
I had to remove the alternate troops from this main attachment, cause it was growing over 5mb. You can download them in another file, on page 2 of this thread.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/19/2010 3:42:48 PM   
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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/19/2010 3:43:29 PM   
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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/19/2010 3:49:34 PM   
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Nice work .
Too bad the icons either so small, once in game.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/19/2010 4:20:38 PM   
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Awesome. You're right though, the icons are so tiny you can't barely make them out in game (the original just looks like an armor plate).

I laughed when I saw the Zenox troop, dunno why

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/19/2010 4:41:12 PM   
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Despite the games limitations, very creative, looks great.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/19/2010 4:50:46 PM   
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Nicely done!

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/19/2010 5:50:33 PM   
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Very nice

This forum realy need to make a sticky for all this!!!

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/19/2010 7:21:13 PM   
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Holy crap why are these so sexy..........I would spill in joy to see this once every now and then when my troops take over a worlds and I get a pop up with this image detailing thier success.....

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/19/2010 8:14:05 PM   
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To me, the Securan one looks the best, but they are all excellent. Kaidan and Zenox are also very, very good looking...I like the way those 3 armors look. While the art work with the Human armor is superb, it doesn't seem it would be practical in use due to limited visibility and being too bulky.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/19/2010 8:34:05 PM   
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Good job, I know that in game they will just look like tiny blobs. But it still bugs me that all the original pictures are all the same.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/19/2010 9:36:35 PM   
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they are sweet and maybe they can make the graphic bigger in the game in some future patch?

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/19/2010 10:15:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: D.W.O.H

they are sweet and maybe they can make the graphic bigger in the game in some future patch?

Perhaps the "colony invaded" message could include the troop picture of the conquerers.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/20/2010 1:24:32 AM   
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They look sweet, love how they fit each race size and disposition. Kaidians look so sexy.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/20/2010 6:02:57 AM   
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yes please upload as i would use with the current situation even if they are small I can still see a much better graphic then default

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/20/2010 11:02:44 AM   
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Hey all, thanks for your positive replies and feedback.

Good ideads aswell! I like the one were the troop pops up in an invasion report.
Hopefully something like that can be implemented in a future update..

I'm going to try working on more of the "basic" ones when I have the time. Giving the Ackdarian troop better armor is next on the list.

In the meantime please use the attachment in the first post for the current troop images, including the samples above.

Enjoy.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/20/2010 12:04:28 PM   
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Heh. I'm not sure Ackdarian troops HAVE better armor, given that Ackdarian troops suck. In contrast, although there is little to strongly indicate that it is so, Kiadians are one of the fiercest fighters in the game, despite having no indication that they are a warrior race at all. Your Quamenos look way more fearsome than they actually are, given that Quamenos share lower-tier status along with the Ackdarians.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/20/2010 12:47:26 PM   
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quote:

Your Quamenos look way more fearsome than they actually are, given that Quamenos share lower-tier status along with the Ackdarians.

I thought of this, but the Quamenos needed a mech so there you have it.
You could immagine they use relatively few of these mechs on the battlefield, in essence going for "quality" over "quantity".
But in the end it dosn't give them any advantage over the more warlike races.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/20/2010 12:58:24 PM   
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Well the froggies are very technological so I think a mech fits though agree it sure looks mighty fierce!  The Zenox are supposed to be pretty technological too so I like the full body armor.  Maybe they should have a personal shield too.  :)  PS, love the ears.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/20/2010 10:50:47 PM   
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Those are awesome. Is it possible that we could get the troop icons seperately? Like just them on a white backround?

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/21/2010 12:01:48 AM   
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quote:

Those are awesome. Is it possible that we could get the troop icons seperately? Like just them on a white backround?


Yeah dude just download the attachment at the top.

Now contains:






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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/21/2010 7:25:33 AM   
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The "Crown-effect"  above the head of the Ackdarian seems odd.

But afterall aliens have odd ways we cannot comprehend with or Humand-Monkey brain

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/22/2010 12:01:21 PM   
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Updated the topmost attachment again.
Now contains a slightly different Ackdarian, and a helmeted version if you prefer. And of course the new Naxxilian troop.





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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/22/2010 12:32:02 PM   
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Wow the T-rex aliens realy look awsum !!!
And thnx for the option for the Ackdarian!!!



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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/22/2010 2:03:11 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: evildoer

Updated the topmost attachment again.
Now contains a slightly different Ackdarian, and a helmeted version if you prefer. And of course the new Naxxilian troop.






T-rex needs MOAR DAKKA!11!!

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/22/2010 3:56:39 PM   
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EVILDOER!!!!!!!!

You are the man!!
Your TROOPS are awesome! This is really cool stuff thanks!!


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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/24/2010 7:55:02 PM   
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Now includes the troop for the meanest race in the game. The Boskaran Executioner!




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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! *Updated* - 4/24/2010 9:49:35 PM   
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really nice little mod, it's all in the details. much thanks from a humble edinburgher.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! *Updated* - 4/24/2010 10:18:59 PM   
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This is great stuff.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/25/2010 12:21:40 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: evildoer

Now includes the troop for the meanest race in the game. The Boskaran Executioner!




I like that, a lot!

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