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BloodBath VI

9 years 10 months ago - 1 week 1 day ago #1 by RebBugler

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  • BloodBath VI was created by RebBugler
    Upgrade to Version VI - July 23rd, 2014

    This mod now includes all the SOW cavalry units and Infantry Death sprites on 8K sized texture sheets providing for improved performance capabilities.

    The Union units have been re-textured with a new look brown replacing the stock orange horses, enlisted from the mod Cavalry 8K Packed , which is obviously not necessary while BloodBath VI is enabled

    All units are Death sprite enhanced, reflecting the bloody realism of warfare.

    Enable this mod for Sandbox play or User Scenarios to provide it's enhancements.


    Unzip and copy to the Mods folder:
    BloodBath VI

    Attention, this mod may not work for you. Before downloading, folks with older graphics cards may want to check out this thread. It explains how to determine your graphics card capabilities:
    www.norbsoftdev.net/index.php/kunena/40-discussion/63189-video-card-poll-and-discussion

    I'll keep the 4K version V available below, for those folks with older graphics cards.
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    Upgrade to Version V - July 15th, 2014

    Same as Version IV but packed on 4K Texture Sheets for improved performance.

    BloodBath V

    Mentioned on another thread that I would phase out BloodBath due to the move toward 4K Texture packing. Changed my mind when I recalled all the work that went into it and although it's a little sloppy, I decided to save the classic BloodBath, decapitations and all, for another generation.

    I'll keep the 2K version IV available below, for those folks with older graphics cards.


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    Patch 1.61 compliant - Spring, 2013
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    BloodBath IV - 27 February 2012

    Updated and Texture Packed to load fast and play smoothly with Patch 1.4

    BloodBath IV



    Please delete all prior BloodBath releases, they are incompatible with Patch 1.4




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    Previous post, August 2011

    BloodBathIII plus Rebel Big Browns

    This should conclude the BloodBath series with the inclusion of cavalry, time and feedback will tell. Pretty satisfied with the results, could go back and improve some of my early efforts, but I think the improvements would be negligible, and only noticed by me. So, this is my final best effort to date, and I think it represents it's name well.

    The Rebel 'Big Browns' were an afterthought, but as I did a few, I was hooked into finishing. Yanks should be done also, but I'm leaving this for now...maybe down the line, hopefully learn some shortcuts. Because now, this browning process is frame by frame, almost died a redundantly mundane death seeing it through.

    BTW, Big Brown was a tremendously successful racehorse a few years back, so I coined this with his famous name and winning spirit.

    Really big file now with all the Reb Cavalry included, still, no degradation in performance, just altered sprites. As mentioned before, both High and Low resolution sprites are included. So, endure the long download, 30 Mb, but play and enjoy forever...

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    9 years 10 months ago #2 by Davinci

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  • RebBugler - excellent work on these new horse sprites.

    I can't really say that I'm interested in the blood mod , but I will steal the new horse sprites and integrate into my mod!

    Thanks,

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    9 years 10 months ago - 9 years 10 months ago #3 by RebBugler

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  • Thanks D, no Sir, no stealing, but you can borrow them for keeps. :)

    And, this ain't no wimpy blood mod, it's a friggin' BloodBath. heh heh heh :evil:

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    Last edit: 9 years 10 months ago by RebBugler. Reason: More friggin' Info

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    9 years 10 months ago #4 by dgard20

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  • I think it awesome and real

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    9 years 10 months ago #5 by Jolly

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  • Wonderful Things RB - a labour of love :)

    much appreaciated

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    9 years 10 months ago #6 by Davinci

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  • And, this ain't no wimpy blood mod, it's a friggin' BloodBath. heh heh heh :evil:


    LOL - My Bad!

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    9 years 10 months ago #7 by born2see

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  • RebBugler wrote:

    And, this ain't no wimpy blood mod, it's a friggin' BloodBath. heh heh heh


    Started playing it and puked all over my keyboard. :sick:

    "Those in whose judgment I rely, tell me that I fought the battle splendidly and that it was a masterpiece of art.” - George McClellan to his wife describing the battle of Antietam
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    9 years 10 months ago #8 by 35th Georgia

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  • I downloaded the mod and it tried to open in windows media player,closed it went back to find the mod and it got lost somewhere.The things that keep me up at night are usually the things that teach me the most. It's not supposed to open in media player is it? :huh:

    "To walk into to almost certain death is insane,to do it with honor is heroic."

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    9 years 10 months ago #9 by born2see

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  • 35th Georgia wrote:

    I downloaded the mod and it tried to open in windows media player,closed it went back to find the mod and it got lost somewhere.The things that keep me up at night are usually the things that teach me the most. It's not supposed to open in media player is it?


    It sounds like a file association problem. Were you trying to extract it after the download?

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    9 years 10 months ago #10 by RebBugler

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  • Yeah, this is a 7Zip compressed file, because it's huge. 7Zip is available for FREE online, add it to your arsenal. ;)

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    9 years 10 months ago #11 by RebBugler

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  • This ain't no wimpy blood mod, it's a friggin' BloodBath. heh heh heh













    I rest my case. :woohoo: :evil:

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    9 years 10 months ago #12 by born2see

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  • Very nice! But with all those swords I want to see some dismemberment and a decapitation or two. :evil:

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    9 years 10 months ago #13 by 35th Georgia

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  • I have 7-zip,wouldn't want to be without it. It was just one of those freak things that make you think your computer is trying to be boss. Thanks for the help and the suggestion.A few decaps and body parts a day make you game,game away.And then there's "It takes guts to be a great Modder".

    "To walk into to almost certain death is insane,to do it with honor is heroic."

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    9 years 10 months ago #14 by JC Edwards

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  • Very nice! But with all those swords I want to see some dismemberment and a decapitation or two. :evil:

    Heaven's!! Rather barbaric aren't you?! :ohmy:

    A man after my own heart! :evil: :evil: :evil:

    'The path that is not seen, nor hidden, should always be flanked'

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    9 years 10 months ago #15 by Davinci

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  • Reb - quit showing off your New Computer - those Pictures look Great!

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    9 years 9 months ago - 9 years 9 months ago #16 by RebBugler

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  • OK, following requests of more of the macabre...so, poor ol' USA Infantry 4 sprite gets decapitated from time to time...

    This download is not in mod form. Once unzipped, the units must be copied directly into the Mods/BloodBathIII/Graphics/Units folder. Overwrite the previous files. FYI...The full version
    BloodBathIII has been upgraded with these files.

    Decap_USA_INF_4

    Find the Head...


    Decap...lower center


    Decap...in your face


    Enjoy... :evil:

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    9 years 9 months ago #17 by born2see

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  • Frickin' awesome! Does it work with canister hitting a column?

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    9 years 9 months ago #18 by Little Powell

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  • Frickin' awesome! Does it work with canister hitting a column?

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    I'm sure it will.

    heh heh heh.. This is awesome Reb. :evil:

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    9 years 9 months ago #19 by Jubal Early

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  • Bloodbath is an understatement I’ve just had a fantastic battle using this mod for the first time and there was “Rivers of blood” I said to my wife "come over and take a look at this" and she said “That’s horrible” :laugh: Great Mod RebBugler. Thanks !

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    9 years 9 months ago #20 by Michael Slaunwhite

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  • Simply Incredible...Excellent work RebBugler.

    Cheerio!

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    9 years 9 months ago #21 by rclark14

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  • yes, speaking of horrible- try taking enemy artillery pieces with infantry- I appreciate the realism- I believe in flank attacks with diversion towards the center to keep them off balance- nothing is more crushing than encirclement that is surrender time- that is what happened in 1865 to Lee :blush:

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    9 years 9 months ago - 9 years 9 months ago #22 by born2see

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  • rclark14 wrote:

    nothing is more crushing than encirclement that is surrender time


    Yep. Ask the German Sixth Army after Stalingrad.

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    9 years 9 months ago #23 by rclark14

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  • Yes, that was pivotal. Battle of Stalingrad was the bloodiest battle in the history of mankind. Highly motivated German army- 1942. Giant subject ;)

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    9 years 9 months ago - 9 years 9 months ago #24 by born2see

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  • I thought RB might appreciate this. From a book I'm reading.

    "Battery B went to double charges of canister. Regulations called for the powder cartridge of the extra round to be knocked off so as not to risk a burst barrel, but that was a technique beyond the skills of one of the infantry volunteers serving the battery in the crisis, and he kept loading full double charges; somehow the Napoleon withstood the strain. Men were literally torn apart by this storm of fire. A Union officer saw a shot strike home and "an arm go 30 feet into the air and fall back again.... It was just awful" "Whole ranks went down," Gibbon wrote " and after we got possession of the field, dead men were found piled on top of each other.""

    I'm waiting to see that in BloodBathIV

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    9 years 9 months ago #25 by Damned Black Hat

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  • Ahhh, good old Battery B! If I remember correctly, I believe they did something similar at the barricade near the Lutheran Theological Seminary on July 1st at Gettysburg as well.

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    9 years 3 months ago #26 by RebBugler

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  • Replied by RebBugler on topic Re: BloodBath IV
    Update, see first post...

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    9 years 3 months ago #27 by Jubal Early

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    Thanks for the update RebBugler its working perfectly. Its good to have some blood and guts back :woohoo:

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    9 years 3 months ago #28 by con20or

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    Finally installed this MOD, it's a keeper. Outstanding, good job RB.

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    9 years 2 months ago #29 by Armisted

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  • Replied by Armisted on topic Re: BloodBath IV
    This is such a cool mod! I played sandbox and let my brigade get flanked like crazy just to see what it would look like with all the blood(it wasn't pretty)

    Yes I know I spelled Armistead wrong but the correct spelling was already taken :(

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    9 years 2 months ago #30 by Element UK

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  • Replied by Element UK on topic Re: BloodBath IV
    Anyone want to see a bloodbath..just play Shogun2 and it's newish Blood mod. Limb and heads go flying and if you zoom in max the screen gets splashed lol. You should see Sword Cav hunting down Fleeing foes .

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