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DragonAtma
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Posted at: 2021-04-13, 00:16

The problem is that some speckled stone is called marble, even if it may not really marble: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/speckled-marble-wall-threads.html
Yeah, people sometimes use absurd names (the Peacock Mantis Shrimp is neither a peacock nor a mantis nor a shrimp).

And while the stone floor I'm using has smaller rocks than the tower, they're not THAT small; we have rocks a foot or two wide (30-60 cm).


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Posted at: 2021-04-13, 08:52

DragonAtma wrote:

The problem is that some speckled stone is called marble, even if it may not really marble: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/speckled-marble-wall-threads.html

Please don't prove your naming convention with an art image face-smile.png But yes, also in germany most people talk about 'marble' for every stone which is used in architecture. It's wrong nevertheless. Mainly because 'marble' and 'granite' have very different chemical (and physical) properties. E.g. one can clean granite with acid (e.g. vinegar) whereas using acid on marble it get destroyed.

Yeah, people sometimes use absurd names (the Peacock Mantis Shrimp is neither a peacock nor a mantis nor a shrimp).

Yes, that's true. But widelands shouldn't force people to use wrong naming, imho. Yes, widelands is a fantasy game, but e.g. the trees, or the animals, used in the game are looking and named like in the real world.

And while the stone floor I'm using has smaller rocks than the tower, they're not THAT small; we have rocks a foot or two wide (30-60 cm).

As said, i don't see rocks, i see grout.

tower

Anyway, i don't want to create an endless discussion. Just gave my two cents because you asked for comments. You are doing a great job and your work is really appreciated face-smile.png


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Posted at: 2021-04-15, 08:10

Here's the original image used in the game, scaled to 25% (the original version was HUGE). Note that both the barbarians tower and my models use a faded version.

As you can see, that's definitely rocks. Yes, there's filler between the rocks, but the filler is... filler.

I'm afraid I'll have to reject the idea of changing the floor inside, but don't worry; I'll still adjust the log pile and roof turf as requested.

Edited: 2021-04-15, 08:11

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Posted at: 2021-04-15, 16:17

How about desaturating the floor texture, and perhaps tweaking the brightness a bit? Then it would look very much like the granite textures of other models.

For comparison:
Yours Barbarian quarry Amazon stonecutter's house

Other than that, nice work face-smile.png


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Posted at: 2021-04-23, 13:07

Sorry for the delay; I'll try to get it done soon.


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