Napoleon 2015

I haven’t updated the blog recently, since I went on a trip abroad a couple of weeks ago. Really, it was a kind of pilgrimage to see Napoleon’s grave in Paris and also visit Belgium where the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo was held.

It was important to me, since, in my youth, Napoleon was my greatest idol. I still think he’s very cool in some respects, but nowadays, don’t treat him with the unreserved idolatry I did when I was younger. Nonetheless, when I returned home, I needed to play some Napoleonic games and really enjoy my Napoleonic inspiration for a while.

Now, let’s return to Skyrim. I have a lot of work to do; I need to wrap up Azura’s Dawn Mansion asap. Stay tuned.

Here’s a few pictures of The Pig in Brussels and Paris. She comes along on all our trips.

Azura’s Dawn Beta 03 (Hotfix 2)

Changes:

  • Fixed missing textures on the flag pole as well as in the attic.
  • Updated the Credits file properly with links as well.

Mediafire wouldn’t verify my file after the upload, so I’m not going to use that waste-of-time service anymore.

Edit: The service I chose instead (4shared) was even worse since it led the user onto a lot of useless links and lies.

Let’s try this one then: DOWNLOAD FROM SENDSPACE.

Azura’s Dawn Beta 01

The Azura’s Dawn Mansion is ready for Beta 01. I tested it myself on my wife’s computer and it’s in a very good shape. This is the beta version published before a proper Nexus release.

The mod is still lacking NPC’s and some sort of immersive function for the player to acquire the mansion, but otherwise it’s done. Right now, you can just enter, explore and take and use all the stuff in there. The map marker is visible in the Rift, about halfway between Riften and Ivarstead. You can travel there instantly.

Some minor clipping problems occur at doors in the house. The mod has not been cleaned. There’s a BSA with the meshes and textures as well as a separate music folder. A .txt with credits to the resource creators is provided, but not really filled in with all links yet. Manual installation required. The compressed folder is a 58MB download. The mod was created using Seasons of Skyrim ENB; for full effect, turn down game brightness to zero.

DOWNLOAD FROM MEDIAFIRE Do not download unless you know how to manually install or are interested in giving feedback and testing. Provide feedback here on the blog or by PM’ing me on Nexus (I’m known as Antiscamp over there as well). Alternatively mail me at Antiscamp (a) gmail.com.

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An Ode to the Elder Scrolls

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The whole mansion of Azura’s Dawn is turning into a great shrine to the Elder Scrolls series overall with Daggerfall music playing and now I also implemented some paintings with concept art from Elder Scrolls Online. They look amazing where they are!

I hope to have a beta version of this standalone mod available during the weekend, but there’s a whole lot of work still to be done, so the beta won’t be all that impressive. I have two major areas still to do; the gallery and the followers/childrens rooms. Stay tuned.

Ended on a High Note

Last night’s modding ended on a high note. I finally got some custom music implemented into the Azura’s Dawn mod! that’s something I’ve never done before and it was easier than I thought to do.

Luckily, I have a lot of VERY suitable music to use, since I have Dan Goodale’s remixes of old Daggerfall game music which he made for the DaggerXL project way back and I got permission to use in Frontier. I’ll probably also implement the playlist in some areas of Azura’s Watch. If you have nostalgic feelings about old Daggerfall, like I do, entering the Azura’s Dawn mansion will make you cry!

I will probably need to create a demonstration video to show off how the music plays in-game. Here are the tracks I chose for Azura’s Dawn:

I don’t know if anyone’s used Dan Goodale’s remixes of Eric Heberling’s Daggerfall music in any mods yet, and that would be a shame if they hadn’t been used, because he told me that he did these songs for modders like me! All credit to him and Eric Heberling who composed the original midi music for Daggerfall. Still brings a tear of joy to my eye!

Oh, track number six, GSnow, is the national anthem of Azura’s Watch.