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The "I Made A Thing But Didn't Want To Make A New Topic" Thread.

Discussion in 'Community Creations' started by Sofa, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Sofa Apprentice Engineer

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    All there on the tin; figured Medieval Engineers could use a thread on which people can post miscellaneous stuff and / or things that don't get their own topic.

    Starting us off, an attempt at a Japanese style castle. Rento773 did it better IMO but here ye go anyway

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  2. Reaver119 Trainee Engineer

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    Nice work! I particularly like how you've used timber pieces to accentuate the existing large-block roofs, rather than building them entirely from scratch from small blocks.

    Do you plan on making it available on the workshop?
     
  3. Skurkanas Trainee Engineer

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    I really like it! Nice, layered look of the various courtyards. Reminds me of castles in Shogun Total War

    I'm also a fan of small & detailed as opossed to huge copy+paste stuff, so that's another plus here for me.
     
  4. Sofa Apprentice Engineer

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    If people want it, I guess. No interior detalis, tho
     
  5. The madao Trainee Engineer

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    nicely done
     
  6. TheCursedJester Trainee Engineer

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    Another spectacular piece!

    Does this work with structual integrity on? That would make it just as impressive
    While I do like Rento773's piece this one certainly has more variety and that organic feeling; No two buildings are the same, the keep is varied and each room looks like it was built for a purpose, rather than copy/pasted just to achieve a large build.

    Without mods I suspect it would be hard to furnish the interiors, since the current furniture doesn't suit the Japanese theme without low tables or dividing frames, though I would've liked to see an attempt done for that 10% extra detail along with some more touch-ups on the terrain painting.


    Quality job ^^
     
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  7. Ubiqanon Trainee Engineer

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    Just wanted to agree that this is a nice looking Shiro. It has the feel of an Azuchi style, maybe something like Hideyoshi's castle at Osaka?

    Hopefully they will add water so you can do a Mizuki.

    Its interesting that in Japan the rise of the 'castle' came with the introduction of gunpowder, whereas in Europe it began the decline of the castle.
     
  8. Groodiz Trainee Engineer

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    Hello fellow Engineers !

    Just getting into ME and this is my first construction : the four-leaf clover Inn ! Loving the game so far !

    Enjoy !

     
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  9. Jens Lyn IV Trainee Engineer

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    I'm working on a very tall tower, but the current version of ME crashes when I enable structural integrity. The previous version didn't have this problem, so I expect it to become functional again, but until then, here's a smaller tower I made earlier as a proof of concept for building tall.

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    21 blocks or 52.5 m from the lowest stressed block to the highest floor.

    Demolishing this thing is a lot of fun; a single blow to one of the buttresses tends to bring the whole thing down.

    Download
     
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  10. Sofa Apprentice Engineer

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    Unfortunately no, structural integrity had to be turned off. The actual structure works fine, but then I add roof pieces and the game thinks they're supposed to bear the weight of the entire structure.

    I looked at Himeji and Nagoya castles for reference. And yeah, I did some research while building it and found that out. Couldn't help but wonder why.

    I dig. Very cozy.
     
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  11. Skurkanas Trainee Engineer

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    I made a semi-Orthanc as a side project
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    Not too happy with it so far though. Since i decided to go with a real stairway (which only comes in a vertical variety) I had to build most of the tower from diagonal blocks. Gives it a nice "jagged" look and makes it appear black due to the shadows between those edges, but makes it hard to work on details. Not sure if I'll continue or try a different approach
     
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  12. RayvenQ Moderator

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    Vertical winching system using the wooden support blocks for Aesthetics/guidance.

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  13. Vermillion Senior Engineer

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    The Fort:
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    Greycliff:
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  14. Ghostickles Senior Engineer

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    Marionette.

    Sometimes its fun to make small stuff between the big stuff.

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  15. Legofreak Apprentice Engineer

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    OMG I love those marionettes! that looks so fun!
     
  16. zDeveloper10 Junior Engineer

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    up up and away
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    testing a silly thing. sort of worked-then proceeded to fly away.
     
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  17. Sofa Apprentice Engineer

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    Godspeed, silly-thing.
     
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  18. Duisu Trainee Engineer

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    My god, if the Inquisition found out about this...
     
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  19. SunburstMoon Trainee Engineer

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    Very nice creations everyone!

    I thought I'd share one of mine too, seems like the appropriate place. It's nothing fancy, but I'm very proud of the result aside from the fact it spins way too fast!
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    Available for a ride in the Steam Workshop, but I warn you: it's only a proof of concept, and getting on isn't easy. Crouching helps.
     
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  20. Jens Lyn IV Trainee Engineer

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    This is the beginning of what I hope will become Bilskirnir, home of the Norse god Thor. According to myth, this greatest of buildings had 540 rooms; I do not think my interpretation will be entirely accurate in this regard.

    In its current state it stands 100 metres tall, with the highest floor 36 blocks above ground, and is SI-compatible.

    [​IMG]
     
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  21. kagurazaki Trainee Engineer

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    jens lyn, I am thoroughly impressed with that being SI compatible.
    A damn fine piece of work.
     
  22. Jens Lyn IV Trainee Engineer

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  23. Slang Trainee Engineer

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    Hey everyone, this is my first time sharing a construct. A 5-story siege tower. There's a couple pics in my steam workshop.

    Enjoy! Siege Tower V1.2

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  24. RayvenQ Moderator

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    A winch/lift/crane system I made. works pretty damn well.

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  25. Jens Lyn IV Trainee Engineer

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    I'm working on an SI-compatible viaduct. 40 blocks or 100 m tall, it will be my tallest all-stone structure thus far.

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    Currently divided into sections to preserve framerate during construction.

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    Tapering pillars.

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    Sectioned view. Hollow spaces are used to minimise unnecessary mass wherever possible. Transverse ramps and stairs are needed since the foundations must be near-solid; 2-block-wide passages are not stable below this level.

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    Structural integrity view.
     
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  26. Ghostickles Senior Engineer

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    Secret Passages anyone?
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    See it in the lower right, its the wall behind the barrel.
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    This one is more obvious. :)

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    See, right there.
     
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  27. Thermonuklear Junior Engineer

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    Nearly flawless!
     
  28. Jens Lyn IV Trainee Engineer

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    Work in progress...

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  29. Thermonuklear Junior Engineer

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    [​IMG]
     
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  30. Merandix Junior Engineer

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    I made myself a nice travel wagon. I'm going to try and build it in survival and see how well it works. Should considerably extend exploration range.

    It unfortunately seems to spaz out when I try to build a smithy or spinning wheel on it.












    Oh, and I guess some tent-parts made from canvas, I'd love to make this a bit more lightweight looking. I heavily dislike using the wind-mill parts (which to be honest don't even look that windmill-like :D).

    Also, something I would LOVE is planks. and placeable sticks... and some more diagonal prettiness bits. I am aware the roof looks a bit... blocky.

    I think I should shut up now, I'm behaving like on overdemanding spoiled brat... (but I'd still like to have all of the above :-3)

    Edit: slight note, if you want to go up or down anything more than a very gentle incline, you're going to need a winch to do it. Engineer isn't strong enough. :p

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=832934952
    edit2: I've noticed the steam workshop version still has two diagonal timbers underneath behind the steering axle. These limit the wagon's ability to steer by a lot. Remove for a much shorter turning radius.
     
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