Hence forth by decree of the Monarch: No distracting sword fights will occur among children or adults in the throne room, reception hall, churches, nowhere uncalled for. Unless repealed, only heroes inspired by The Watcher may challenge and spar.
The Monarch orders an increase in attendants and staff. The realm shall now have four advisors, four servants, two town criers, four squires, eight guards, and soon eight more guards. In version 2.0/P&N: Decreased guards to six for throne room and four for hall. Just because.
New kingdoms gain these increases when the monarch and the knight are created. With a renown-added reception hall, the guards double. Preexisting kingdoms do not gain these changes without a new monarch, or knight, or hall. In version 1.3.13: No new criers appear in preexisting kingdoms, due to already-tripped throne room trigger. Fixed Criers in 2.0/P&N.
Inspired by popular opinion, I got rid of the creepy male Squires altogether, replaced them with normal-looking male Squires and added female Squires to the mix; had to change their clothing to do it. Briefly considered commoner clothes, but instead put the Squires in white armor to represent their drive toward chivalry and knighthood. Also got rid of the strange orange armor that they spun into at combat, replacing it with equal power but white and gray.
This update includes all the original additions; if you have Pirates and Nobles installed with Populous II, you will enjoy seeing a few more low pirates and guild nobles at the start of your new kingdoms too. You may prefer debugging their appearances. Also, I changed the clothing and scimitar of the female Aarabyville Envoy to Darktides's pirate outfit and a shining cutlass, then gave the two feuding faction's diplomats a bird to call on as well. If you don't like my changes--this isn't for you--lol. Or you can change them again yourself!
You can load Populous or Populous II, but do not install both to your Mods folder.
Does your monarch want time to just sit on the throne and look powerful, or perhaps sit in silence, planning carefully for the kingdom's future without interruptions? Has holding court, listening to pleas from an endless parade, day in and day out, made the crown heavy on your monarch's head? Is the omniscient Watcher also weary of the repetitive petitions, somehow knowing what questions are to come?
Hear ye: No one shall come before the throne to whine, beg, nor demand answers. However, in the continued interest of noble pride, royal subjects may still approach the throne to kneel--and be acknowledged.
Note: When your monarch "Holds Court" the mod disables the auto petitioning dialogues. Thanks to Falcophoenix and Grimreffer, now disables only the "Hear 3 Petitions" responsibility in tandem. Your monarch will not get a shirked responsibility buff from ignoring 'the people'.
Meditating now fills hunger and energy motives, and since it's a positive magical experience it now offers a small experience point boost. Additionally, I reduced the meditation duration from 4 hours to about an hour and a half.
By the blessing of The Watcher, large recipe meals serve as a feast of ninty-nine portions. Made with divinely multiplyed ingredients, they are a true miracle and quite a financial bargain too. Be inspired, feed the hungry!
In the dark magus tomes, deep in the veiled recesses of ancient magic, the common blue pit beast was once called Creature of Doom. Revived by Necromancy, the voracious Creatures, both gigantic and tiny, have returned to their true menacing shades. Rotted and pungent, the beast again appears brown and green; interestingly, along the greenish underside of its tentacles, suckers appear blue when enticed above ground.
A more human approach, yet still fit for a royal family, or the reception hall; instead of the ordinary four, large meal portions are increased to twelve. You can load either Watcher's Feast or Monarch's Feast, but not both.
Watchers, change your Sims Medieval text to a more era-appropriate and eye-pleasing font. The Sava Pro font, provided by EA, is already installed in your game. This mod is only available in the Roman-style alphabet.
Always, always backup your save games, of course, just in case you jack things up...
Thanks to S3PE by Peter L. Jones,
DTTB Converter by velocitygrass,
Grim' CAS Part Cloner by Grimreefer,
ShimrodsTSMAutumnLeaves (in photos).
Downloads are for Base game patch 2.0.13 or Pirates and Nobles patch 2.0.13
Thanks for catching this. The throne is not an ordinary chair. When your monarch "Holds Court" the mod disables the auto petitioning dialogues. I agree separating the functions somehow would be ideal. I'm looking into disabling only the "Hear 3 Petitions" responsibility in tandem. Still, your monarch will get a shirked responsibility buff from ignoring 'the people', but I just play using disablerespos, so I don't have that happen.
I'm looking into disabling only the "Hear 3 Petitions" responsibility in tandem.
From what I've seen with quests if you zero out the responsibility file for "Hear 3 Petitions" the game should never be able to load it, so it wouldn't be available. The file involved is Monarch_SitAndBefriend in SASFullBuild2.package (In case you haven't found it, they titled it funky). In theory you should be able to make a new 0xB494439F resource in S3PE with an ID of 0xA4F145B931576E84, and leave it empty.
Maybe you've tried those things, but I just had some ideas.
Great find. All blank gave me an S3PE exception, well. "Mostly" empty did the trick. Thank you Grimreffer, you're the best. By the way your door locks are awesome, I recommend them to everyone (along with the rest of your work).
5th Aug 2011 at 6:15 AM
Last edited by Simmodder99 : 10th Oct 2011 at 8:19 PM.
I have not updated to 2.0 yet, and will be delayed doing so. For the moment, I'm sticking with 1.3.13, since that's what is working with everyone's mods, and I like to play too.
I am considering installing TSM to a second machine to test 2.0. Until I can get a look at the new build, and make updates to my mods I recommend not using my mods with 2.0.
I hear 'Enhanced Meditation' now only works with 1.3. The other files appear to be compatible per independent 2.0 testers. Use at your own risk until further notice.
Updated all downloads to 2.0 and Pirates and Nobles.