A complete Mediterranean city fully finished. While fitting AOE2 style and sizes, the buildings converted make it look ancient.
In this time I didn’t just migrate AOE building to AOE2 since with sizes and proportions they don’t really blend AOE2. AOE2 buildings are tall, while AOE1 are flat. In some cases I used photoshop to edit them. The castle for example was shortened a bit, market was replaced with Trade Workshop, since original one is too big. The Greek Gov building looks great as wonder.
Regarding the Slack group, I created so we can share our buildings for different mods, but haven’t done much for the moment. I came back to modding after a week.
After that pause I’ve decided how will I continue with this mod. I love how AOE2 has different cultures from many continents while AOE1 is more limited in that way. Since the variety of building sets is wider in AOE2, I can’t get rid of AOE2 buildings. I have decided to try blending some AOE1 buildings into AOE2.
Romans, Greeks, Phoenicians and Carthagenians will have the Medi building set as you see in the picture.
Celts & Germanic civilizations (Goth, Franks, etc) will have Slavic Feudal buildings in Castle & Imperial Age.
The following picture has no mods, but I think it suits a germanic forest tribe:
I will need to make Castle Age buildings, like Castle, Siege, Monastery and Uni using photoshop.
Arabs, Berbers & Aksumites will be fine with African building set I think.
Indians and Bactrians will have to use Indian AOE2 building set.
Chinese Japanese and Koreans will have a blend between AOE2 and AOE1 asian style.
This is an example made by PeakHornet:
Steppe People, like Huns, Scythians or Xiongu, will use a mix between Feudal age asian buildings, the AOE2 Huts, Shrine, etc. I haven’t thinked much about it yet.
Persians: Tatar AOE2 Iranian building set don’t really blend well with AOE1 babylonian buildings. I’m still unsure of what to do. Babylonian buildings alone don’t really match AOE2 proportions.
Egypt: I think this will be the hardest. I have already converted AOE1 buildings into AOE2, but sizes are different from AOE2.
What are your thoughts?