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Horst
11-10-2017, 10:52 PM
Today I want to present something very different from my previous prefabs:
Inspired by someone mentioning the thought of a medieval mod I am recreating a castle from my region that dates back to the 12th century. I feel that making it into a museum-POI in order to justify its existence in the 7d2d-world would take away too much, so I tried to do a more medieval interior as well. Allthough this limits loot containers to nightstands, wooden boxes and storage boxes I tried to put enough loot in for it to remain a POI worth exploring for anyone who doesn't mind the medieval setting in his/her game.
It would hopefully be perfectly suited for anyone who tries to mod the game into a medieval theme...

As I'm still working on the finishing touches, I want to share what is done so far. I hope to get input on possible improvements before I upload a finished prefab, and the castle is now at a point where I don't think the end result will differ noteably from todays screenshots:

*Here is a first version without sleepers: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5qcj1tmvi3ahnp2/Altenburg.zip?dl=0

Here is a the version with sleepers: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wfjc8vbatxmqyfo/Altenburg%20Sleepers.zip?dl=0

Preview by Eihwaz:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe8eARnyFI4

Outside view:

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/854983264190289374/CC508C4A4926257EB5B5A87758177EBD90062AD9/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/854983264190289230/91F7E72BCAFB84E1439A2553599B9D1C2A2960DF/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/854983264188812824/B69EF0F98A6FB02910B66E463707E12F450A93DA/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/854983264190286358/85904E7C6EF7E1C1DF3C220D249DBC7C8674EC66/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/854983264190287078/400A138A9C2CFD4695ED16B1C1281239A53159A5/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/854983264190287673/1D520ACE1662DBAC9D5D55BE50592F23CD25BC91/

Horst
11-10-2017, 10:57 PM
And pictures from inside the main building, showing the areas for the servants, who can access/fuel ovens through hollow walls, and be mostly hidden from the nobility, as well as the chambers reserved for nobles, such as the large bedrooms and a main hall:

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/854983264190290106/CD0B64FE971F852B190E763CC7044007DE6C45A0/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/854983264190288857/BE6133FAD5159D78AD51E29DCA1CA0B6B36FB41D/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/854983264190287807/02E0CA0DFB630AD9C26CB03EB22231CF1F0FDEA1/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/854983264190287913/1F3677DDE0F6B4686B577BAD9497AB077619206D/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/854983264190288601/75C8A0D682AA31E85DA50A104146538E655AE7D3/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/854983264190288204/D58C39B0999255EFD322948B021D3C983DDE6AA7/

Magoli
11-11-2017, 12:53 PM
looking great - i very like that rustical style - very good work dude

(maybe this also a prefab for COMPOPACK)

Horst
11-12-2017, 11:57 PM
looking great - i very like that rustical style - very good work dude

(maybe this also a prefab for COMPOPACK)

If you say it fits the Compopack please put it in...

Any advise on sleepers?

I'm thinking of low loot - low sleepers...Best use for the castle might be as a base - and I don't want to ruin that by making it impossible to block sleepers of with sleeping bags as the castle is quite big...

BTW
added a little special today... the whole thing might be finished quite soon...

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/854983602724572316/664F781CD805370A51106607F7FF32A90CDC40DA/

Guppycur
11-13-2017, 08:25 PM
So... I cheated and went ahead and looked at this prefab.

Just wow. I can't wait to see the finished product, and then I can't wait to convert you to SDX so you can use custom blocks... :)

Spectral Force
11-14-2017, 02:22 PM
Wow that is really amazing, good job man! I would love to get the files for this.

Sdgjl2006
11-16-2017, 07:46 AM
Messaged you bud

Horst
11-16-2017, 06:12 PM
I have added a first version without sleepers and no distant POI-mesh to the first post (https://www.dropbox.com/s/5qcj1tmvi3ahnp2/Altenburg.zip?dl=0). I am still not sure what to do in terms of sleepers...Zs spawn on the grass and dirt blocks inside the walls anyway.
My problem: There isn't much loot to be protected, and I think players might want to use the castle as a base - and I dont want to ruin that by placing sleepers in every building and make them impossible to block with sleeping backs...

Any ideas?

owl79
11-16-2017, 06:15 PM
If you make only 1 big sleeper volume, laying down a sleeping bag should reliably prevent respawning, since it only has to intersect with/touch the volume (iirc that's what Gazz said?). At least as far as I know...

Horst
11-16-2017, 06:17 PM
If you make only 1 big sleeper volume, laying down a sleeping bag should reliably prevent respawning, since it only has to intersect with/touch the volume (iirc that's what Gazz said?). At least as far as I know...

That would be perfect! Can anyone confirm or has tested it?

Horst
11-20-2017, 07:50 PM
Added the distant POI mesh file today. I removed the terrain hill (in the mesh) in front of the main gate as it looked weird in the game.

TopMinder
11-23-2017, 04:33 AM
I have insert today your Castle on my Server and looked at it.
I must say WOW ^^, Itīs a really big POI and you must build a huge amount of Time on it.
So many Details in it. Great Work. Later on after Work i must Walk normal throug it.
I really feel take back in Time. I love the draughtbeer with the faucet :) and a lot of other Details.
This Castel is unique and the Highlight of every Server i think.
Baue lang und in Frieden, build long and prosper...

Horst
11-29-2017, 07:00 AM
Many thanks to Eihwaz was so kind to make a preview on his YT Channel!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe8eARnyFI4

stallionsden
11-29-2017, 10:09 AM
This is a work of art . Well done Horst. guppy now uses this as his regular porn :-P .... ***runs and hides from Guppy***

Najax
11-29-2017, 12:47 PM
as someone who is just starting to get into this whole prefab-building i must say this one is a really inspiring piece of art......

very well done and even if you had the pictures of the real castle this, in my eyes, is one of the most amazing prefabs i have seen here so far.

Horst
11-29-2017, 02:51 PM
very well done and even if you had the pictures of the real castle this, in my eyes, is one of the most amazing prefabs i have seen here so far.

Thank you!
Well as you are just starting, I got to tell you that in my honest opinion working from a real life model is much more challenging and difficult than just making it up because you have to deal with the games shortcomings. Best example here are the steep double cross roofs/gables (++) and the 45° walls...if I had to make up a castle in this game I would have simply gone for straight walls, 45° roofs and simple long houses with standard roofs...I would probably not even have thought about the possibility of these things^^

Guppycur
11-29-2017, 02:52 PM
It's excellent work, I look forward to seeing your other medieval creations. =)

...and using them.

I see a "Visit the Town of Horst" quest in the future...

Eihwaz
11-29-2017, 05:54 PM
hey,

i am glad that you like the preview :strawberry:
but my video cant catch the epicness of your building!

keep going! (maybe a submarine? :P)

Horst
12-01-2017, 11:42 AM
I finally added a version includes sleepers (https://www.dropbox.com/s/wfjc8vbatxmqyfo/Altenburg%20Sleepers.zip?dl=0), and declare this castle finished :smile-new:

There are now two sleeper volumes in the castle, that can theoretically be blocked by two bedrolls:
One roughly in the center of the gatehouse, and one on the big bed in the mid-section of the main building/palace.

Nonetheless, the way sleeper respawn currently works, and in regards to Zs spawning on the castle lawn, I would advise anyone who wants to use it as a base to take the sleeper free version...