Finland Mod

New civilization for your Civ 4, Finland. Features of the civilization and the mod: - Adds the Finnish Empire as a playable ci...

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New civilization for your Civ 4, Finland.

Features of the civilization and the mod:

- Adds the Finnish Empire as a playable civilization * Starts with Hunting & Fishing * Colours: white & dark blue * 30 finnish city names included - Two new leaders with their own traits * Kekkonen (industrious/financial) * Mannerheim (aggressive/industrious) - Unique unit: Jaeger * Replaces Infantry * Strength: 22 * Moves: 1 * +25% vs. Gunpowder units * Starts with Woodsman I promotion * Uses the original infantry model reskinned to field gray - Three unique flags to choose from: * National flag (default) * State flag * Coat of arms - Appropriate graphics for added components - Civilopedia entries for added components - Supported languages * English - Installs as an independent mod, no original files are modified - Support for patch 1.52 (but should work with any version)

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                          FinMod for Civilization IV

                                version 1.11

                                (15/3/2006)

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Installation:

	1) Unzip to ...\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Mods directory
	2) From the main menu go to Advanced... Load Mod... and select FinMod
	3) Enjoy! :)


Uninstallation:

	1) Simply delete the ...\Mods\FinMod directory


Features:

	- Adds the Finnish Empire as a playable civilization
		* Starts with Hunting & Fishing
		* Colours: white & dark blue
		* 30 finnish city names included
	- Two new leaders with their own traits
		* Kekkonen (industrious/financial)
		* Mannerheim (aggressive/industrious)
	- Unique unit: Jaeger
		* Replaces Infantry
		* Strength: 22
		* Moves:    1
		* +25% vs. Gunpowder units
		* Starts with Woodsman I promotion
		* Uses the original infantry model reskinned to field gray
	- Three unique flags to choose from:
		* National flag (default)
		* State flag
		* Coat of arms
	- Appropriate graphics for added components
	- Civilopedia entries for added components
	- Supported languages
		* English
	- Installs as an independent mod, no original files are modified
	- Support for patch 1.52 (but should work with any version)


Notes:

	To change the flag you need to edit the following file:
		...\FinMod\XML\Civ4ArtDefines_Civilization.xml

	Open it in any text editor and locate the following line:
		<Path>Art/Interface/TeamColor/flagdecal_finland_nationalflag.dds</Path>

	To change the flag replace string "flagdecal_finland_nationalflag.dds"
	with one of the following:
		1) "flagdecal_finland_stateflag.dds" for the state flag or
		2) "flagdecal_finland_coatofarms.dds" for the coat of arms

	If you have done it correctly the new flag should show up in the game.


ToDo:

	- Add unique leader characteristics for Mannerheim (Kekkonen has unique
	  AI but it is somewhat untested, Mannerheim behaves like Bismarck)
	- Add language support for other languages
	- 3D leaderheads are going to be unlikely, but should be done (now uses
	  static pictures)
	- Finnish voices/sounds are once again going to be unlikely, but should
	  be done too to make the mod complete (now uses the german soundset)


Troubleshooting:

	If you are having problems with FinMod e.g. not loading properly the
	following instructions might help:
		1) Make sure the installation directory is correct. Do not
		   install the mod into
			...\%username%\My Documents\My Games\Sid Meier's
			Civilization 4\MODS
		   directory!
		2) Clear the cache found in
			...\%username%\Application Data\My Games\Sid Meier's
			Civilization 4\cache
		   directory and try again
		3) Install the mod into the
			...\%username%\My Documents\My Games\Sid Meier's
			Civilization 4\CustomAssets
		   directory instead (Note: omit the FinMod directory when
		   unzipping).

	If problems persist, explain your problem in the FinMod thread at the
	www.civfanatics.com forums. Maybe we can help.


Known problems:

	- It has been reported that for some people the custom made flags are
	  showing up as white. Currently I'm not aware of any workarounds for
	  this particular problem. The following steps might or might not help:
		1) Update the game
		2) Update the graphics card drivers
		3) Make sure the mod is installed properly


Credits:

	Bernhardt 
		- For compiling most of the city names when I couldn't be arsed
		  to do that myself
	POSTI-Tuomo
		- Just for being the half-brained little bro he is
	www.civfanatics.com
		- Couldn't have done this without the forums
	Tunch Khan
		- For making the Turkish Mod which served as a fine example
	Weasel Op
		- For the Modder's Guide thread, a handy reference. Keep up
		  the good work!
	BrentRitchie
		- For the XML tutorial
	Hunter
		- For that grey German Infantry skin I blatantly stole from
		  him :P
	Jecrell
		- For showing me a thing or two about modding
	Bad Ronald
		- For the english flag
	gerryandersson
		- For pointing out the border problem between the finns and the
		  english
	Mr. Will
		- For making the Kekkonen AI. Comments/criticism welcome (use
		  the FinMod thread) :)
	Kahkonen
		- For pointing out a few bugs
	Firaxis
		- For making a great game


Final words:

	This is my first civilization mod and I probably won't take this much
	further than this. I'm very happy with the mod as it is. If you want
	feel free to improve it. The Kekkonen AI might need some tweaking and
	adding AI for Mannerheim is possible. Also adding some music and
	sounds would improve the mod. Addition of 3D animated leaderheads is
	very unlikely and so is the language support for other languages (a
	finnish translation made by Kahkonen is available however, see
	http://koti.mbnet.fi/kahoset/civ4.php).	If someone wants to do the
	translations I would appreciate that.

	Leader traits and starting techs are of course debatable. I chose these
	because I thought they would be fun to play with, not because they are
	dead accurate/balanced/fair. If you want to change something about
	those then by all means do so. :)

	Let me know if you find any bugs or found something which is totally
	amiss. For bug reports, use the FinMod thread at the civfanatics.com
	forums (subforum Civ4 - Creation & Customization\Civ4 - New
	Civilizations).

	If needed, I can be found on IRC at #bluerazor@IRCnet (Uluk) or you can
	contact me by e-mail at vesavola@st.jyu.fi (please mention FinMod in
	the topic).

	Cheers,
	Uluk

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