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  1. [] Azur Lane Enchant Mod by Compass Rose

    Washington is slated to go on the North Carolina, as she's generating more fanart than the North Carolina herself. I just don't know when I'll be able to start that project. This UI mod has exceeded my expectations with the response I'm getting to it. And it has siphoned some of my energy away from the skin projects. So stay tuned. It might take a while but she'll arrive.
  2. [] Azur Lane Enchant Mod by Compass Rose

    The service_lib.swf file has been modified to be compatible with There is also a host of new content. Weekly Tasks, insignias, and all 4 permanent campaigns have been given the anime treatment. Enjoy and I'll see you next update.
  3. Pan-Asia Cruiser Line When I started modding the Pan-Asia tech tree I started from the top down. It wasn't until later that I reached the Chengan as a project and by that time I was feeling a bit mischievous. So I made light of the fact it's a tier 1 ship and you're probably only going to be in it for a couple of battles. It feels a little awkward to start off the Pan-Asian tech tree with an anime entitled 'Tokyo Ravens'. But it had dragons, and dragons was what I was looking for.
  4. Pan-Asia Destroyer Line Since a lot of the Pan-Asian destroyers in this tech tree were ships from other nations, it was a chance to go to the 'Girls Frontline' well as often as I could. The only one with a German theme to it was the Long Jiang, a V-25 clone. So I decided to use a montage of lesser-popular German firearms to represent the ship. I have yet to transfer this skin over to the V-25 but it's on my to-do list. The Phra Ruang was actually the last destroyer in the line I finished, so I was beginning to run out of background art and character selections. She ended up being a montage of a lot of the Chinese rifle girls you see on the Hisen in their New Year's alt outfits. As for the Phra Ruang, she got hit hard with the cherry blossom bat. Just finding Chinese anime characters to use as the central theme was a chore. But one that immediately came to mind was Lingyin Huang from 'Infinite Stratos'. The series itself is one of those rare collections that features a characters from a variety of nations. It wasn't the last time I would go to this series for ideas. The fact that Lingyin's IS machine is called 'Shen Long' was the last bit I needed in selecting which destroyer to put her on. Shenyang is close enough. I didn't know much about the 'Girls Frontline' characters before I started the preliminary work on the skins, but I quickly began to discover the ones that were popular based on the amount of fan art I was coming across. Type 79 was one that I noticed was under the radar. Didn't have a lot of art, and had the quirky feature of a cybernetic right arm. But for some reason she became a personal favorite, so I decided to build the Jianwei around her and make a cyberpunk-style Chinatown theme to bring it all together. With the Fushun as a Gnevny clone it was time to bring in a Russian rifle from 'Girls Frontline' again. This time it was SV-98, my favorite rifle from the Russian character list. However this is before the Fushun from 'Azur Lane' was introduced. In the future, SV-98 might move to the Gnevny where she really belongs, vacating a spot for the Fushun herself. As a fan of the Civilization series, I recognized the name Gadjah Mada right away. I wanted to give it an Indonesia theme right away, and load it up with as many Civilization references that I could find. I also chose FNC from 'Girls Frontline' as the main character, as the FNC is used extensively by the Indonesian Armed Forces. I had a lot of fun with it, and I get a good laugh every time I catch a glimpse of the broadside. With the Tier 9 and 10 ships already decided on, I wanted a high-tier representative for a Chinese New Year celebration-style theme. So the Hsienyang was next in line, and there were plenty of 'Girls Frontline' characters with New Year's alt outfits. I grabbed all the Chinese characters and in they went. Add some fireworks and some lanterns and we had ourselves a party. With the Lo Yang being a Benson-class American destroyer I went back in search of a fitting character. As luck would have it, about that time Laffey from 'Azur Lane' received a New Year's alt costume. It was perfect timing, so another Chinese New Year theme went down on the hull. Without knowing why I locked onto Kirin Toudou as a candidate for the Chung Mu. I wanted her on a destroyer, and I also wanted to start tackling the new line of destroyers on the horizon. So while she went to the Chung Mu, the November announcement about their release kicked the rest of the project into high gear, and it became a Christmas present of sorts to the community. With the Yueyang being an Allen M. Summer class American destroyer, I went to the American handgun girls from 'Girls Frontline' The two that jumped out right away was the Mk23 and Grizzly MkV. Since Mk23 had the red/white/blue style American outfit I chose her for the Gearing. That left Grizzly for the Yueyang. Turned out to be a perfect pairing.
  5. May 31st, 2018 Since early September of 2017, I've been making skins with an anime theme to them. As the skins started to pile up, I realized it would be better if I segmented them by nation before the main thread got out of control. In early November I started on a ship bundle, with the intention of releasing it on the forums as a Christmas present. Then word broke that the new, Pan-Asian destroyer line was being released. I shifted gears immediately, and decided the present would take the form of the entire destroyer line completed. It was a success and it became one of my more popular downloads. I'm posting it for the first time on the Asia forums, to go along with the others threads I've been starting here. I'll post the download link below with the release of 7.5, and as I finish the last 2 remaining ships in the tech tree, I'll update this thread accordingly. You can follow me, as well as @SwedishFox_na on our discord server: https://discord.gg/z58ByKX Pan-Asia Ship Bundle Zip file: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ge7btbs8zm26fup/CR_ShipBundle_PanAsia.zip/file Contains the ships themselves that I've completed All textures related to the Pan-Asia tech tree. From catapults to range finders, they're all in there. All ship preview icons for the Pan-Asia tech tree ** Make sure to unzip the file directly to res_mods\0.7.5 Below is a running list of ships I've completed, and things I've started to work on. As I've done since the beginning, I'll keep this original post updated as frequently as I can, so you can use it as a one-stop shop for all the work I've done. If you're interested in pics, then by all means comb through the thread and have a closer look. If you have a favorite ship you want skinned, or a particular anime you want represented then don't hesitate to post your request. Pan-Asian Destroyers Tier 2 Longjiang -- German Montage 'Girls Frontline' Completed November 24, 2017 Tier 3 Phra Ruang -- Chinese rifles montage 'Girls Frontline' Completed November 25th, 2017 Tier 4 Shen Yang -- Huang Lingyin 'Infinite Stratos' Completed November 21st, 2017 Tier 5 Jian Wei -- Type 79 Submachine gun 'Girls Frontline' Completed December 3rd, 2017 Tier 6 (Premium) Anshan -- Anshan 'Azur Lane' (In Progress) Tier 6 Fu Shun -- SV-98 Sniper Rifle 'Girls Frontline' Completed November 20th, 2017 Tier 7 Gadjah Mada -- Fabrique Nationale Carbine (FNC) 'Girls Frontline' Completed November 28th, 2017 Tier 8 Hsienyang -- Chinese Rifle montage (Alternate costumes) 'Girls Frontline' Completed November 16th, 2017 Tier 8 Lo Yang (Premium) -- Laffey (New Year's alt costume) 'Azur Lane' Completed January 28th, 2018 Tier 9 Chung-Mu -- Kirin Toudou -- 'The Asterisk War' Completed November 5th, 2017 Tier 10 Yueyang -- Grizzly Mk5 'Girls Frontline' Completed November 9th, 2017 Pan-Asian Cruisers Tier 1 Chengan -- Natsume Tsuchimikado 'Tokyo Ravens' Completed November 23rd, 2017 Tier 6 Huanghe -- Ping Hai / Ning Hai 'Azur Lane' (In Progress)
  6. [] Compass Rose Anime Skins (UK Ships)

    Reserved in case the UK gets a carrier line.
  7. [] Compass Rose Anime Skins (UK Ships)

    UK Destroyers (Includes Commonwealth Ships) Vampire was one of those ships where the fan art FAR outweighed the size of the canvas. Cute as she is, there might be a version two on the horizon, as there's more fan art of her being generated every week.
  8. [] Compass Rose Anime Skins (UK Ships)

    UK Cruiser Line I already had the Belfast completed by the time the 'Azur Lane' collaboration was announced, but that didn't stop me from making sure she was in optimal condition for her debut. She may be hated by some in-game, but how could you hate someone in a maid outfit. Really? The Edinburgh was a ship I wanted to make a skin for a while ago, but the amount of fan art just wasn't there yet. 'Azur Lane' Edinburgh was my preferred option. The combo of a maid in glasses was almost impossible to top. Then she received an alt outfit with her eating chips out of a classic newspaper wrap. This was followed by 2 pieces of fan art that completed the canvas perfectly. One of the many things I like about 'Azur Lane' is its willingness to collaborate with other companies. When the Hyperdimension Neptunia collab released I didn't hesitate to put Nep Nep on the Neptune. I haven't ruled out the possibility of other collab characters filling in some needed gaps in the tech tree. The Minotaur skin started as a request from a gaming acquaintance who asked me for a ancient greek artwork style skin featuring a minotaur. The kind of art you see on ancient Greek pottery. I asked him to see what I could do with an anime theme before passing judgement. After I sent him the skin, his words were: 'You really nailed it with the minotaur graphic on the front and the blonde on the back.' I never heard him ask about Greek pottery after that.
  9. [] Compass Rose Anime Skins (UK Ships)

    British Battleship Line Originally when I started to dive into the modding arena it was strictly to work with the new British Battleship line. Little did I know the whole experience would take on a life of its own. I started branching out into other tech trees and before I knew it I was enjoying the whole creative process. Enjoy. Rider for the Bellerophon was actually suggested by a user on the NA forums. I'm a fan of the Fate series, but I didn't know that Rider's ultimate attack from one of the games was called the 'Bellerophon'. It sold me on it instantly, as I was looking for an excuse to use Rider for a ship. The Orion was the second ship to get the 'Infinite Stratos' treatment, and there are 2 more on the way. At first I had reservations about going to the same anime series multiple time, but ultimately my guiding principle became 'if she's cute enough to go on a ship, end of story.' The Orion was the last British battleship left to do, and Cecilia was still on the board anyway. The last British character I had on my very short list of British anime characters. The Iron Duke was the very first ship that I skinned, and was made at the time I was following the 'Princess Principal' anime series. The series became the subject for the ship. Ange became my forum avatar. The rest is history. The ship has gone through a 2nd version already, and when time permits I may give her a 3rd overhaul. The ship itself is a reminder of how I started out, and I use it as a bookend to figure out how far I've come as a modder. Satellizer from 'Freezing' was one of the easier characters to pair up with a ship. Given she's half British, and her nickname is 'The Untouchable Queen' she went right to the Queen Elizabeth. 'Freezing', is another one of those anime series with representatives from various nations. You may see other ships spring up with a similar theme to them. While trying to decide which character I wanted on the KGV, I stumbled upon an article involving J.R.R. Tolkien. During his time as a military cadet, he participated in the coronation of King George V. I decided the KGV had to have a fantasy-style theme to it, and that meant Grimgar. In the future I may look at an Azur Lane alternative. Before I knew about 'Azur Lane' I was working off of what I could find from Anime series for character ideas. Finding British anime characters was exeptionally hard, so the few that I had went to the bigger battleships. Lilith Bristol from 'Absolute Duo' drew the Monarch as her character had an aristocratic air about her. It was the 2nd skin I worked on, and recently received a re-work to touch up some rough areas. Saber from 'Fate' was one I had penciled in for the Lion immediately. It was one of those obvious fit choices. when I was taking the screenshots of the ship I noticed the tell-tale signs that it was one of my earlier works. Some hard edges that I didn't hide. Some rough textures. I'll probably give her a 2nd pass when time permits. The Conqueror was an experiment in 'large canvas' design. What size graphics should I be looking for, and how much would I need to cover a ship of that size. It took over 2 dozen screen captures from the anime, plus several visits to various wallpaper and image sites before I had the material I wanted. On top of all that, it was an early design of mine from September 2017, and I couldn't resist giving it a second look after I had some practice. A good illustration of this is the difference between the 16 and 18 inch guns on her.
  10. May 31st, 2018 Since early September of 2017, I've been making skins with an anime theme to them. As the skins started to pile up, I realized it would be better if I segmented them by nation before the main thread got out of control. With the release of 0.7.5 on the horizon, I wanted to start by re-posting the skins I've done for the UK tech tree. I'll post the download link below with the release of 7.5, and as I continue to make skins for the UK line I'll continually update the thread. You can follow me, as well as @SwedishFox on our discord server: https://discord.gg/z58ByKX UK Ship Bundle Zip file: http://www.mediafire.com/file/nh7csg98jjsz05b/CR_ShipBundle_UK.zip/file ** Make sure to unzip the file directly to the res_mods\0.7.5 directory Contains the ships themselves that I've completed All textures related to the UK tech tree. From catapults to range finders, they're all in there. All ship preview icons for the UK tech tree Below is a running list of ships I've completed, and things I've started to work on. As I've done since the beginning, I'll keep this original post updated as frequently as I can, so you can use it as a one-stop shop for all the work I've done. If you're interested in pics, then by all means comb through the thread and have a closer look. If you have a favorite ship you want skinned, or a particular anime you want represented then don't hesitate to post your request. British Battleship Line Tier 3 Bellerophon -- Rider (Fate / Stay Night) Completed October 16th, 2017 Tier 4 Orion -- Cecilia Alcott 'Infinite Stratos' Completed November 29th, 2017 Tier 5 Iron Duke -- Princess Principal Completed September 4th, 2017 Tier 6 Queen Elizabeth -- Sattelizer el Bridget (Freezing) Completed October 13th, 2017 Tier 7 King George V -- Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Completed October 10th, 2017 Tier 8 Monarch -- Lilith Bristol (Absolute Duo) Completed September 6th, 2017 Tier 9 Lion -- Saber (Fate / Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works) Completed September 18th, 2017 Tier 10 Conqueror -- Milinda Brantini (Heavy Object) Completed September 13th, 2017 British Cruiser Line Tier 7 (Premium) Belfast -- 'Azur Lane' Belfast Completed May 8th 2018 Tier 8 Edinburgh -- 'Azur lane' Edinburgh Completed May 7th, 2018 Tier 9 -- Neptune -- Neptune from the Azur Lane / Hyperdimension Neptunia Collaboration Completed February 27th, 2018 Tier 10 -- Minotaur -- Dan Machi (Familia Myth) Completed October 7th, 2017 British Destroyers (Includes Commonwealth ships) Tier 3 Vampire -- Vampire from 'Azur Lane' Completed December 16th, 2017
  11. Azur Lane Collab

    Probably not. Aslain already has several representatives for the categories that I make mods for. In my opinion there's just too much overlap. I'm starting to do that now. The US tech tree is done, UK is next. My main sources for character portraits /ship skins are: Azur Lane Kantai Collection Girls Frontline Warship Girls R Various anime series The Asia server forums have already approved my threads there. So if you were curious and wanted to see what the EU and NA posts will look like when approved: The enchant mod post: https://forum.worldofwarships.asia/topic/31884-0750-azur-lane-enchant-mod-by-compass-rose/ The USA ship skins: https://forum.worldofwarships.asia/topic/31868-0750-compass-rose-anime-skins-usa-ships/
  12. Azur Lane Collab

    @eliastionThey are waiting to be approved which means they are invisible in the forum section. However I don't want to release the zip files until 7.5 is officially released. Trying to use the enchant mod on a version earlier than 7.5 won't work properly. I just want to make sure I get the photos in place so people can see what they're downloading, then release the content the day 7.5 goes live. That's my plan anyway.
  13. Azur Lane Collab

    All the prep work on my mods are done for 7.5 and the zip files are standing by. Right now the related threads are stuck in the approval process, but at least the work is done ahead of schedule. Halsey's ghost is going to be all over my case when it goes live.
  14. Updated June 28th, 2018 for I didn't think I would ever tackle a user interface mod when I started doing anime ship skins. But I thought I was ready for a new challenge after making dozens of skins, and an Azur Lane-themed enchant appealed to me. The collaboration announcement was perfect timing, as I was already hip-deep in the development of the mod. This is by no means a completed mod. There are several areas I'd like to do more work on, but I wanted to release the first version when 7.5 hit the live servers. I'd also like to see what type of reception the mod gets. This will require maintenance going forward, and it just wouldn't be worth the effort unless this mod somehow catches fire and becomes popular. I'll hope for the best on that point. As of I've split the download into two files. One for the login videos (which you should only have to download once), and one for the core mod, which I will continue to update. Login Videos Download: http://www.mediafire.com/file/kdis1sg8m5xiil5/CR_AzurLaneLoginVids.zip/file Core Mod Download Link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/s9bhhdt49mx6pmp/CR_AzurLaneEnchant.zip/file ** Make sure to unzip the file directly to the res_mods\ directory Some thanks go out to the following people for their help. @Juesty_Tylor (Discord user Juesty_Tylor#0368) from the EU server for his help with beta testing this mod. He also contributed some of the screenshots below. Kochiya Sanae (Discord user Kochiya_Sanae_2016#0727) for converting the Azur Lane Youtube videos into game format for use in the custom login videos. You can see the original videos posted on his Youtube channel, where he's always testing out anime mods in World of Warships: Finally my thanks go out to the wiki staff that maintains the Azur Lane English Wiki. If it wasn't for that team and its superb maintenance of that site I would not have had the material I needed to construct a mod of this detail. Most of the icons and character portraits within this mod are taken directly from this site. My hat's off to that entire team. And now, the mod itself. Custom login / game loading screens The splash screen, like your standard client pulls from one of several landscape graphics during initial loading, followed by one of several video possibilities. Custom Dockyard Graphics Various ship module upgrades (Hull, main guns, fire control, etc...) Consumables Ship Upgrades Patches / Insignias have been given an Azur Lane flair as well as the World Cup jersey patches (New for with the emblems coming in a future release) Reward Crates US, UK, and Pan-Asia Tech Tree preview icons Female commander icons (portraits will not conflict with the new Azur Lane commanders for 7.5) Commander Skill Tree Modified new event content for 7.5 release Custom event graphics for the daily and weekly tasks (All weekly tasks have now been modified with the update) Modified new collection graphics Custom graphics for Halsey's new campaign, starring Sarah from 'Kantai Collection' All 4 permanent campaigns have now been modified (New with the update) Map Loading Screens While this mod is very much Azur Lane, I used the map loading screens as an opportunity to showcase the anime ship skins I've done to this point. For those that have followed my work, they know I draw upon several sources of anime. Chief among them are: Azur Lane Kantai Collection Girls Frontline Various Anime Series Battle HUD & Post-Battle Screen Modified spotted status (Ship, Planes, Radar/Hydro) Cyclone Warning Battle Ribbons That's all for now. Let me know what you think. I'll take all the feedback into account going forward.
  15. [] Compass Rose Anime Skins (USA Ships)

    During the early seasons of 'The Walking Dead', Atlanta was called 'The Zombie Capitol of the World'. Being filmed and set in the city, it was the perfect choice to pair with the anime 'Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress'. The project became my Halloween skin for 2017. A Wargaming announcement has a tendency to shift my priorities towards 'up-and-coming' ships and events. The Azur Lane collaboration moved the US ships in particular up to the top. I already had the fan art I wanted for the Cleveland in place, so the ship came together relatively fast. It did have 2 hulls textures, but she was worth it. I thought putting SOPMOD II on a ship as large as the Des Moines was going to be tricky. Luckily, one of my discord associates is a big fan of SOPMOD. In 15 minutes I had enough fan art of her to coat any ship with her image, but the Des Moines was a good choice. The Salem was a fun project as I quite enjoy holiday-themed skins. And being a clone of the Des Moines, it didn't take long to transfer the outline over and save lots of time. 'Girls Frontline' has an extended assortment of characters in Halloween alternative outfits, so I grabbed as many American characters as I could for the skin. Even Azur Lane's Cleveland makes a visit. However WA-2000 makes a cameo for Germany as well as China's Type 64. In Type 64's case, she was the best choice to lead the broadside with on a ship named 'Salem'.