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Graphical Enhancements for HOI2

Discussion in 'Hearts of Iron' started by hart2412, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. hart2412

    hart2412 Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I would just like to introduce myself to your forum. I am a member/moderator of a forum that specialises in the graphical enhancement of HOI2, Doomsday and Armageddon.

    We have some very talented members who have completely remodeled the sprites and graphical interface of the game.

    I have attached a few examples of the sprites.

    Please have a look and let me know what you think.

    The graphics enhancement project is called "The Design Mod Project" and previews and examples of the work can be found on our forum at:

    Design Mod Projekt

    At the moment there are 15 Mods for Doomsday/Armageddon available and 12 for HoI2.
    Here is the list of Doomsday/Armageddon Mods:

    DMP-Mod 1.0 German Unit Icons, Division & Brigade Pics, Interface graphics
    DMP-Mod 2.0 Province & Battle events Pics, Interface graphics & optional Provincepatch
    DMP-Mod 3.0 German Generals, Minister & Research Teams in colour, Interface graphics
    DMP-Mod 4.0 British Generals, Minister & Research Teams in colour, Interface graphics
    DMP-Mod 5.0 British Unit Icons, Division & Brigade Pics, Interface graphics

    DMP-Mod 6.0 Common Sprites Land, Air & Sea, Mapcolors
    DMP-Mod 7.0 American Generals, Minister & Research Teams in colour
    DMP-Mod 8.0 American Unit Icons, Division & Brigade Pics
    DMP-Mod 9.0 All Propaganda Pics
    DMP-Mod 10.0 All Sprites of all Nations
    DMP-Mod 11.0 Russian Generals, Minister & Research Teams in colour
    DMP-Mod 12.0 Russian Unit Icons, Division & Brigade Pics
    DMP-Mod Extra Canadian Generals, Minister, Research Teams, Unit Icons, Division & Brigade Pics
    DMP-Mod 13.0 Interface-Mod with complete Menu-Graphic
    DMP-Mod 14.0 Japanese Generals, Minister & Research Teams in colour
    DMP-Mod 15.0 Japanese Unit Icons, Division & Brigade Pics

    Every month a new part will be released. The next two parts for release are:

    DMP-Mod 16.0 French Generals, Minister & Research Teams in colour
    DMP-Mod 17.0 French Unit Icons, Division & Brigade Pics

    This is a dual language forum in both English and German, please feel free to look around.

    I will also post examples of ministers, brigades and divisions.
     

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    As promised here are a few examples of the other graphical improvements:

    Japanese Ministers

    Russian Brigades

    German Divisions

    I hope you like them.
     

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    Any comments?

    What do you think of our work?

    I can add more examples if anybody is interested.

    :)
     
  4. Mussolini

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    Nice. I think I saw images of this on a forum a while ago. I'll have to check with Grofaz Otto since plan on playing MP together - i imagine using the mods means you can only play w/ people with the same mods installed?
     
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    Hi Mussolini,

    I will check and get back to you, unfortunately i never play MP so i can't give you an answer.

    :)
     
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    Thanks hart. If I were to download, where in my folder should I extract to?
     
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    Hi Mussolini,

    The only important thing that you need to check is that you have the same checksum.

    This appears in the top right hand corner of the main menu screen ie FDYY.

    The mods that only modify the pictures ie brigades, ministers etc do not change the checksum so you can install, or not, any of those.

    The large sprite pack 10.01 does change the checksum because it has a new modified country.csv file attached.

    Version 10.0 does not change the checksum so one of you can have this installed and the other MP player does not have to.

    As long as you both check the checksum before you start your game there are no problems.

    We have a small MP section on our forum and the players have never experienced any issues.

    I hope this helps.
     
  9. hart2412

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    Hi Hawkeye90 and Joe,

    Thanks for your questions.

    I will reply later, unfortunately i have got to rush off out now.

    Thanks for your patience.

    Hart
     
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    Hi Hawkeye,

    All the DMP mods are save as winzip archives.

    Open the archive and double click on the setup.exe file.

    Follow the on screen instructions.

    The default directory is selected for you:

    C:\Program Files\Paradox Interactive\Doomsday

    If you have installed to a different directory just select your chosen directory.

    You always select the main game directory.

    It is pretty self explanatory once you start the process.

    If you need any more help just let me know.

    Hart
     
  11. hart2412

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    Hi Joe,

    I don't know if that is the source that was used.

    The graphics are all created by the guy who started our forum - Gepard.

    He is very talented with graphics and has spent over 9000 hours creating all these beautifull sprites etc.

    The work is ongoing with new sprites always in production.

    I will post more examples if you are all interested.

    Please come over to our forum and have a look. I do not want to steal members from this forum. I have joined your forum to show you what we have but also to hopefully participate here as well.

    You can do the same. We have two sections on the forum. One German language and one English language.

    The forum is not just about HOI we discuss anything military plus many other subjects.

    As here, new members are always welcome.

    If you try out our mods please let us know what you think. We also welcome any suggestions on how to improve our work.

    Hart
     
  12. tikilal

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    Will this work for normal HOI2?
     
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    Great idea and all, but I actually like HOI just as it is. It has that 'old' look to it, and I like that.
     
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    Hi tikilal,

    Yes it will work for normal HOI2.

    There are seperate DMP mods for HOI2 & HOI2 DD.

    Look on the site under the downloads section.

    Hart
     
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    Hi Joe,

    That "old" look is just fine.

    I have not installed all the mods myself. I pick and choose the ones i want.

    :)
     
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    Mussolini Gaming Guru WW2|ORG Editor

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    Is there a complete Mod for HOI II DD? Or do i have to install each mod seperately? I like all the images/previews i've seen so want the new sprites etc. The ones that change unit icons too.
     
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    I downloaded the German, Russian, and English mods and I must say that I am very impressed with the work these guys have done. Thanks for posting this hart.
     
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    Hi Mussolini,

    You have to download each DMP mod seperately.

    This way you can choose which to install and which not to.

    I know there are 16 files, but we think it is better this way.

    I hope you enjoy the mods.

    If so please visit us on the forum and let us know what you think.

    We always want to hear other peoples views and ideas on how we can make them even better.

    Hart
     
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    Hi Hawkeye90,

    No problem.

    I hope you enjoy using the mods.

    Please feel welcome to visit the DMP forum and let us know what you think.

    We also welcome your thoughts on how we can make them even better.

    We try to release ond mod per month and sprite pack 10.02 will soon be available.

    Hart.
     
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    Here is an example of some of the new tank sprites and the new colour french ministers:

    Hope you like them.

    Hart
     

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