give beginners a boost, here are some art files - utilities, like
blank shields and faction templates, and extensive ready-to-paste-in-and-go samples
of three of the visual elements of a faction - leaderheads, bases and
diplomacy landscapes. Logos are easy, and so specific to the
ideology that only one file of ready-to-go and another of un-sized & scanlined examples are
included - but there are at least 20 prepared examples of everything a faction graphic needs. Hopefully, these are enough for anyone with elementary
copy/paste skills to get started creating custom SMACX factions that
don't look like clones of Deirdre or Yang. Please feel free to
contact the author at Alpha Centauri 2, in the Modding forum. I enjoy teaching - or talking shop, if you're accomplished. Or both.
worked way ahead during a productive spell, and I'm pacing out the
release of files, so that's the deal with the images that don't take
you to a Downloads page when clicked -yet- check back in the weeks and
months to come, or check the forum, where you can get them sooner.
more ambitious/accomplished/picky art modders out there - I have larger
originals of many of the images below, more suitable for customization.
Contact me at AC2 if you're interested, and why not show me what
you're working on while you're at it?
(Click on pic to go to the Alpha Centauri 2 Download page for the file)