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    Hello,

    I was just wondering how you can add the princess unit to the faction of the Vikings.
    I was poking through the folders in my Total War folder, and I noticed in the Viking names text document, there's a LOOONG list of Viking princesses... who don't appear in the game. So, I want to add the princesses to the Vikings.

    Anyone know how to do this?

    Thanks so much!
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    I've been trying to implement this into my games. However, all I get are CTDs (crash to desktop).
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    Aw *snap* It's weird, though- why do they have a long list of Viking names for the princesses if they didn't even put them in?
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    Maybe some of the older Modders can be of assistance. Such as Ras, BKB, DukeJohn, VikingHorde, WesW etc.
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    Ah, okay... Sooo, should I just PM them? Sorry if I sound a bit thick, I'm a new girl here...
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    Its okay, I've done it.



    I'll just run you through it if you like.
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    That would be wonderful, thank you!
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    Here is a step by step process:

    Prerequisites:

    Gnome Editor or Dragon Editor

    1. Open VIKING_UNIT_PROD.txt, which is found in the main Medieval directory, using either Gnome Editor or Dragon Editor, scroll down to the line starting with Princess. Scroll across until you find a list like this "FN_01,FN_02,FN_03,FN_04,FN_05,FN_06,FN_08". Simply add FN_07 inside the the quotations marks (Note: Each entry must be separated by a comma).

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 


    2. Go to your Medieval directory, then to campmap\Portraits\Vikings\Catholic. There should be a directory called Princess, copy it.

    3. Go to campmap\Portraits\Vikings\Vikings, paste the folder Princess in here.

    And that's all there is to it.
    Last edited by naut; 12-07-2006 at 02:21.
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    Default Re: Adding Princesses to the Viking Faction

    Thanks sooo much! Now, if I wanted to add princesses to other princess-less factions, would I do the same thing?
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    Which factions do you mean? The Muslim ones in the standard campaign?
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    Yes, Muslim. Sorry I didn't say that in my post.
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    Its a little bit more complicated, but I'll post a walk through in a bit.
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    Thanks so much! You're very helpful.
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    Basically similar to the Viking addition of princesses.

    1. First open CRUSADERS_UNIT_PROD11 using Gnome Editor or Dragon Editor, croll down to the line starting with Princess. There should be a list saying the following as you scroll across.
    Code:
    "FN_ARAGONESE, FN_BURGUNDIAN, FN_DANISH, FN_ENGLISH, FN_FRENCH, FN_GERMAN_HRE, FN_HUNGARIAN, FN_ITALIAN, FN_PAPIST, FN_POLISH, FN_RUSSIAN, FN_SICILIAN, FN_SPANISH"
    Add FN_ALMOHAD, FN_EGYPTIAN, FN_TURKISH to the end of the list, inside the quotation marks.

    2. Scroll further across and there should be the following:
    Code:
    "CATHOLIC, ORTHODOX"
    Add MUSLIM to it, inside the quotation marks.

    Like this:
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 


    3. Go to your Medieval directory, then to campmap\pieces\agents. Look for all the files with the Princess in their names, copy these to the campmap\pieces\agents\Muslim folder. Or alternatively you could use these ones made by Patrick, and place them in the campmap\pieces\agents\Muslim folder to give Muslim princesses a different look.

    4. In regard to Muslim Portraits, you will unfortunately have to place Christian pictures there (unless you make new ones). Essentially the same as before. Open campmap\Portraits\Catholic, and copy the folder Princess. Bring it over to campmap\Portraits\Muslim, paste it here (if it warns you of overwriting don't worry, as the one in here has 5 pictures from the Catholic folder in it anyway).

    Done.
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    Thanks so much! I used the link you posted for the alternate-looking ones. I'm adding my own portraits, too. Can't wait to load up the game and test this.
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    Just a heads up, portraits must be saved as TGAs.
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    Yup, done that already.
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    Okay, I think I did everything right, but I'm having some problems...

    I'll get a message that says that my ruler's wife has given birth to a daughter, and she will age in fifteen years. So, fifteen years comes around, and I look on the royal family list, and it says, "Princess 15". Then, when I click on the name to find where she is, the circle thingy appears around empty air. I try right clicking on that, and it opens up the window for the province. I've added names and portraits, and installed the piece-things, sooo.... not sure what's going on.
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    Ahh, I forgot. Its an error to do with the Heros file. I assume this is for Muslim faction. Basically it is because the Muslim factions don't have their names declared for princesses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rythmic
    Maybe some of the older Modders can be of assistance. Such as Ras, BKB, DukeJohn, VikingHorde, WesW etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by Luthiena
    Ah, okay... Sooo, should I just PM them? Sorry if I sound a bit thick, I'm a new girl here...
    Hello,

    feel free to send me a PM next time. I always like to help.
    I haven't checked this section for a few days/ weeks, so I completely missed this.
    You still need to declare the names of the princesses as Rythmic said.
    Iirc, it's in the heroes or names file. The easiest thing is to note down an actual existing name and do a text search for it in the txt. files. You should come up with 1 or 2 places where the name is defined.
    This is an example from our Shogun mod as a starting point:

    First you need to add the character in the heroes-file:
    ADD_PRINCESS::
    stw_Kazuko
    Now you need to define the characters' name in the Names-file:
    ["stw_Kazuko"] {"Kazuko"}
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    R'as al Ghul,

    Beat me too it.
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    Default Re: Adding Princesses to the Viking Faction

    Thanks, R'as!

    Quick question, though:

    I noticed that, in the names text file, some names on the right are indented, while some are not; like this:

    ["Ade"] {"Ade"}
    ["Adela"] {"Adela"}
    ["Adelhaid"] {"Adelhaid"}
    ["Adelaide"] {"Adelaide"}
    ["Agata"] {"Agata"}
    ["Agnes"] {"Agnes"}
    ["Aigiarn"] {"Aigiarn"}
    ["Alice"] {"Alice"}
    ["Amata"] {"Agnese"}

    Is the way they are placed important, or no?
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    Ack, that didn't work- it doesn't show the indentation... >.<
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    You can place a tabstop instead of a space between them but I don' think it matters.

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    You could have put ALL_FACTIONS to achieve the same result for the princess, as the Vikings are the only faction that can't "train" them. I'm pretty sure I've seen an occasional Viking Princess in the VI campaign anyway. And when you try to load the portrait there's nothing there, and an error pops up. Weird bug?


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    How does one actually add new portraits to the game? I stumbled on this thread and remembered that I tried to add some evil looking portraits a few years ago, but they all turned kinda purple in-game so I just gave up on it back then. Is there some special palette to use for this purpose?

    Edit: I tried the trick to add princesses to the Vikings and they still won't breed princesses, only sons. Adding a princess from the start via the starpos file works fine though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caravel
    You could have put ALL_FACTIONS to achieve the same result for the princess, as the Vikings are the only faction that can't "train" them.
    I tried that, but it kept crashing as it apparently gave the rebels princesses too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caravel
    I'm pretty sure I've seen an occasional Viking Princess in the VI campaign anyway. And when you try to load the portrait there's nothing there, and an error pops up. Weird bug?
    This happens because there are no Portrait files for Viking Princesses, you have to copy the other nations ones and move them across to the Viking folder.

    Quote Originally Posted by Biggus Diccus
    How does one actually add new portraits to the game? I stumbled on this thread and remembered that I tried to add some evil looking portraits a few years ago, but they all turned kinda purple in-game so I just gave up on it back then. Is there some special palette to use for this purpose?
    Basically any standard image in the correct proportions will do, as long as it is saved as a .TGA. Once made the file has to be put in the campmap\Portraits\...\Princesses folder as PrincessN, (where N is any number).
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    Looks like an error with the Princess map pieces.

    EDIT: What's wrong with this one https://i111.photobucket.com/albums/...ickonprinc.jpg ?
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    That's what I get when i try to right click on the princess. I downloaded the map pieces from the link- should I delete them from the folder, and try downloading them again? Or should I use the regular ones?
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