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Heroes Community > Heroes 5 - Modders Workshop > Thread: [NCF_based] Crystal Dragon by radar
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radar
radar


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Castle/Haven player
posted July 14, 2008 08:25 PM
Edited by radar at 08:26, 12 Sep 2008.

[NCF_based] Crystal Dragon by radar

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basics

the New Creature Framework thread by sfidanza: http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=24698

project's web page: http://www.heroes-fr.com/en/new_creatures_framework.php

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patches


patch 1.0 -> 1.01

- texture links: if you want to retexture the creature now you only need to recolour the main skin (to be placed in Characters/Creatures/Neutrals/NCF_Crystal_Dragon/crystaldragonpattern.dds, to recolour you can use original Magma Dragon skin), the falling crystal pieces will match their colour automaticly

- script ID fixed to match the true ID the creature is based on


download

1. Install original NCF creature files
2. Apply the patch to the UserMODs folder

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stats & abilities

Thanks to Cepheus (creature slot)!

Crystal Dragon - Tier 8, Neutral, balanced (??).

CREATURE_291 / CREATURE_DRAGON_MADE_OF_CRYSTAL (originally bugged, fixed in 1.01)
power rating: 31112 (by alci's power calculator)



Quite simply, there is no creature alive or dead that could stand alone against the raw, awesome power of the Crystal Dragon. Their extreme rarity and limited susceptibility to magic are their only known weaknesses.


40
40
60 - 75
9
16
800
-

Costs 20000 gold and 10 crystals.
1

Large Creature. Elemental. Crystal Scale. Magic-proof 75%.

Note: Doesn't appear in random stacks

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screenshots

[_1_ ], [_2_ ]

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download

http://www.mediafire.com/?dyztyx9dtmo  v1.0 (highly recommended to apply 1.01 bugfix patch)

Installation instructions: unpack directly into your game directory folder.






The Crystal Dragon now has an official texture patch, which makes him more red and minimally more shiny than on the screenshots above. If you prefer this version you can download it from here (install by unpacking the archive directly into game directory folder):

screenshot | download 1.0 & 1.01 compatible

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my other creatures: Arcane Blades, Enchanter, Templar, Runelord, Dark Champion, Skeleton Mage, Evil Sorceress

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Adrius
Adrius


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posted July 14, 2008 08:27 PM
Edited by Adrius at 20:29, 14 Jul 2008.

hmm... Looks kinda like it's made of jelly on the screenshots... might be a completly different thing in game though, nice work anyway
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Warmonger
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posted July 14, 2008 08:30 PM
Edited by Warmonger at 20:39, 14 Jul 2008.

9617 Battle Ragers? My school!

I believe crystal texture would look better as it did in one project.


IMHO the best looking NCF creature of all.

Initiative 16? Come on. I know in H3 they always acted first, but by then they have no so ridiculous advantage over other units. The same is tru for magic proof - there has to be a way to stop them!

You will not have to care about it when creating Azure Dragon.

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Adrius
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Stand and fight!
posted July 14, 2008 08:37 PM

Nah, this one is better, that looks even more like yelly

Also, this dragon's feet doesn't mysteriously pierce the ground as in that pic
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radar
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posted July 14, 2008 08:40 PM
Edited by radar at 20:48, 14 Jul 2008.

Quote:

Initiative 16? Come on. I know in H3 they always acted first, but by then they have no so ridiculous advantage over other units. The same is tru for magic proof - there has to be a way to stop them!


a) it's a level 8 creature

b) it will never appear on a map unless you have placed it on one by yourself in the editor

btw

Quote:
there has to be a way to stop them!

Quote:
9617 Battle Ragers




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Warmonger
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posted July 14, 2008 08:47 PM
Edited by Warmonger at 20:50, 14 Jul 2008.

I know, I modified elemental giants myself to be tier8.

I just want it to be close to the original.
You know, show respect to their author

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Adrius
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posted July 14, 2008 08:49 PM

I guess I could download this to check, but I'm not a modder or map creator...

So here's a question: If it's initiative is so high, does it have any special movement? The default magma dragon had a quite slow movement, and this one is going to act much, so it would get kind of annoying having it running around with the slow and mighy godzilla walk

I take it that the second screenshot is the death animation, nice idea!
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radar
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posted July 14, 2008 08:51 PM

Quote:
does it have any special movement?


I only increased his walking speed. I know it would be annoying without.
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Fauch
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posted July 14, 2008 09:27 PM

the icon looks cool, don't know how you did.

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Warmonger
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posted July 15, 2008 07:33 AM

How much experience does it give?

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alcibiades
alcibiades


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of Gold Dragons
posted July 15, 2008 09:10 AM

The Icon is an absolute piece of art! Stunning!

The Dragon itself seems a triffe too pink for me - or is it just the ambient light that does it? Personally, I find the one Warmonger shows to be more pleasing on the eye (and that one is stunning!).
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ChaosDragon
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posted July 15, 2008 09:28 AM
Edited by ChaosDragon at 09:34, 15 Jul 2008.

Wow, it's realy cool.

Could you make azure dragon mod or megadragon with wings and new name?

Also, the new crystal dragon seems a bit too bloody red, if possible, make it more transparent/more clear, like the pink one.

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of Gold Dragons
posted July 15, 2008 10:26 AM

Possible skin for Azure Dragon here ... oldie but still going strong.
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radar
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posted July 15, 2008 11:41 AM

1. If anyone likes the red version better feel free to make a new skin and spread it.

2. About the icon...

grayscaled magma dragon's icon + half transparent & + contrast/brightness toying

3. If I was going to make an Azure I'd rather base it on Sylvan's Crystal Dragon.


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posted July 15, 2008 12:46 PM
Edited by radar at 12:53, 15 Jul 2008.

alright, I made my own texture patch. check out the masterpost for a screenshot. I'll upload the file as soon as my net returns to normal state...

edit: done
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posted July 15, 2008 02:53 PM

@Warmonger: Why thank you.. I appreciate the compliment about my skin

@Radar: Let me know if you want the texture.. I think it's still have it.

I never went further with my crystal dragon a few months ago because no one would explain to me how to get transparency to apply in game, and i couldn't get a glowing orb to sit well inside the chest. But heck... you seem to have it down.  I was trying to match the crystal in H5 as well as the H3 description about them being powered by their glowing magical heart.  I tried gluing the familiar's glow to the chest bone, but *shrugs*..

just let me know, bud..


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posted July 15, 2008 02:59 PM

Why not, people seem to like it. I'll put it to download in the masterpost
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Known Hero
posted July 15, 2008 03:11 PM
Edited by pause at 15:12, 15 Jul 2008.

I'll have to dig it up tonite (i'm at work now).. would you do a poor old man a favor and slap the transparency & the glowing heart into it? Doesn't seem like you'd have too much of a problem with it.

They are right tho.. you're icon kicks arse! vn work!

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Disturbed-Gnu
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posted July 15, 2008 04:24 PM

Awesome icon! But he shure looks like jelly! Yummi
And the idea of Tier 8 wich only can be used in Map editor is good!

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posted July 16, 2008 02:30 PM
Edited by pause at 14:33, 16 Jul 2008.

well.. looked for the texture last night and i'm regret to inform that it's gone.  The two main things I did if you're interested in recreating the texture.  Use the texture from the crystal for the texture of the crystal dragon (imagine that) and set the transparency to 25%.

Is there a way to change the animation speed? The Crystal dragon was always a very quick mover.

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