Comradebot Posted June 15, 2016 Share Posted June 15, 2016 Foreword: So, with the permission of one of its original creators (Mr T Jobs to Me), I've been working in secret to bring back my personal favorite mod in the history of TEW: The 70's C-Verse. I started last year, but the eventuality (and eventual reality) of a TEW 2016 lead me to putting it on the shelf. When TEW 2016 released, however, I spent a couple weeks playing around in the new game... and then I started modding in earnest. And mod I have, as nearly every day for the last few weeks I've been finding time to dick around in "That 70's" period. It's been slow, tedious work, but the end goal is too rewarding to let that stand in my way. As a result, I've recently completed a goal I set as my first "major" milestone, meaning I feel I've come far enough along to announce my work on this project. So here I am, typing on a computer with a (mostly) working version of the 70s CornellVerse for TEW 2016 on my laptop. Now let me be clear, this is NOT a continuation of 70s C-Verse. Instead, what I have is a straight conversion of the most recent version of the mod, made way back in 2010, and my goal is simply to polish up the mod into the most complete, detailed version that I can possibly do. Mostly, this means modding in all those features (employment history, variable body sizes, body types, workers based in specific regions, ect), along with identifying all the workers that were brought into existence in TEWs 13 and 16 that didn't exist when this mod was last released. I made the decision to not progress from January 1977 for a few reasons: 1. I've never taken on a task of this scale in terms of modding before, and trying to figure out the state of everything in 1978+ is just an even bigger load. Seeing as how at the moment I'm going solo, it seemed reasonable to not overload myself. 2. Honestly, to me the start of 1977 is about as late as the date can be pushed for this to still be the same time period. Later in 1977, canonically, APWF shutters its doors, with many of the other promotions of the era following soon after. The changes just around the corner are too dramatic and would be a new project to itself, separate from "That 70's Mod". 3. By keeping it simple, it'll be easier to create a base from which to work in other directions in the future, should I or someone else decide to do something like create C-Verse 1980s OR even rollback the clock to 1975, the oldest start date to ever exist in the C-Verse. But enough of all those background details, let's dig into the mod itself and take an overall look at the state of the world itself at the start of 1977, on the eve of the death of the territories... USA http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/pyroman74/TEW2016/Graphics/location_us.jpg The United States is, truly, the centerpiece of the CornellVerse in the 1970s. Numerous powerful, yet regional, companies still dot the land with a handful of smaller promotions trying to find their way. These larger territories: TWL, APWF, AAFW, CPW, and CWB, are the original powers on the American scene, having dominated the American landscape since the 1960s. But there's doom on the horizon in the form of the all-consuming SWF under the guidance of the ruthless, business savvy youngster Richard Eisen, the definitive most powerful wrestling promotion in the nation (if not the world). The territories have all seen many of their best and brightest signed away by SWF, leaving many of them struggling critically, and financially, as they fight to stave off SWF's tyranny. As a whole, however, the nation is still rich in wrestling talent and many workers remain either loyal to the territories or have flown under the giant's radar. While SWF vies for global domination, one can still see wild brawls down south in All American Florida Wrestling or the Texas Wrestling League, choose an alternative to entertainment in APWF, enjoy definitive old school traditions of CWB, catch high paced action in CPW, or even risk getting shot by attending a show for HWA. The possibilities for the future of American wrestling in 1977 are, truly, endless. Cult Supreme Wrestling Federation (SWF) Location: New England Owner: Richard Eisen Style: New School Entertainment Regional All American Florida Wrestling (AAFW) Location: South East Owner: Dick the Devastator Style: Schizophrenic Traditional American Pro Wrestling Federation (APWF) Location: Tri-State Owner: Terry Lambert Style: Semi-Mainstream Traditional California Pro Wrestling (CPW) Location: South West Owner: Preston Holt Style: Diverse Pure Championship Wrestling from Boston (CWB) Location: New England Owner: Gene Plumelli Style: Brawler-Friendly Traditional Texas Wrestling League (TWL) Location: Mid South Owner: The Lone Star Stampeder Style: Texas Traditional Small American Independent Circuit Wrestling (AICW) Location: Great Lakes Owner: Dale Christian Style: Traditional, Leaning Pure Welcome to the Islands Wrestling (WIW) Location: Hawaii Owner: Kai Kuhaulua Style: US/Japan PuroTradition Local Chicago Championship Wrestling (CCW) Location: Great Lakes Owner: The Minnesota Mauler Style: Rookie/Veteran Teams Flint Athletic Grappling (FAG) Location: Great Lakes Owner: Jackie Moon Style: Theatrical Entertainment Harlem Wrestling Alliance (HWA) Location: Tri-State Owner: Mr. G Style: Gangland Hardcore Canada http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/pyroman74/TEW2016/Graphics/location_canada.jpg Canada has, for much of wrestling history, been rather quiet. While the homeland to many of the greatest wrestlers of the era, such as Dan Stone, Jackson Andrews, and George DeColt, Canada itself never had a major promotion to call its very own until the middle of the 1970s. Early 1975, however, finally saw that change with the emergence of the Canadian Wrestling Federation. Founded by the legendary Ed "The Strangler" Henson, CWF has quickly drawn many of Canada's finest sons and daughters of pro-wrestling back home. Outside of CWF's early successes, the Canadian scene remain relatively quiet, mostly the home of independent workers and a few lucky enough to tour with AICW's offshoot company, CICW, hoping to catch the attention of a larger company. Cult Canadian Wrestling Federation (CWF) Location: Alberta Owner: Ed Henson Style: Full Traditional Small Canadian Independent Circuit Wrestling (CICW) Location: Quebec Owner: Bill Dennison Style: Fan Friendly Independent Mexico http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/pyroman74/TEW2016/Graphics/location_mex.jpg Mexico is at war! With itself! Home currently to only two promotions, Mexico is currently locked in a bitter rivalry between the oldest active promotion in the world, OLLIE, and their upstart rivals MPWF (founded by a group of OLLIE's biggest stars who were disenchanted with OLLIE). OLLIE have spent two decades now dominating Mexican wrestling, often with less than legal practices, but a young MPWF is now giving them their first ever serious competition. Home now to some of the greatest luchadores the world will ever see, including the living legend El Patron, the Mexican scene is a place filled with over the top characters, high flying action, and some of the craziest gimmicks the wrestling world will ever see. Down here, good guys are good, and rudos are the most cartoonishly despicable creatures on the face of the planet. National Original Lucha Libre in Exito (OLLIE) Owner: Sergio Barbosa Location: West Central Mexico Style: Lucha Libre Regional Mexico Premier Wrestling Federation (MPWF) Owner: El Barbaro Location: Northern Mexico Style: Lucha Libre The British Isles http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/pyroman74/TEW2016/Graphics/location_uk.jpg Like much of the world, wrestling is still very young in the UK. Home starting in 1970 to UKWA, a company that aimed to bring together the best of British wrestling under one roof, the British wrestling world was dealt a significant setbacks when UKWA's owner pulled out his investment, leaving his creation to die. The result was many of the British Isles' best finding working in America, Japan, or Europe, though a few have remained and joined the recently founded RWA, currently the only promotion in all of England (which was founded purely to take advantage of the downfall of UKWA). Local Royal Wrestling Association (RWA) Location: South England Owner: Wendell Williams Style: UK Pure Japan http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/pyroman74/TEW2016/Graphics/location_jap.jpg According to many, Japan is the true birthplace of professional wrestling in the CornellVerse. Back in the 1920s and 1930s, Japan was home to the massive and successful Giant Pro Wrestling, the first major wrestling promotion in the entire world. GPW was originally a massive success, enjoying over a decade and a half of prosperity... until it didn't. What happened now is only spoken of in hushed whispers and shadowy rumors, much of the facts now mixed in with foreboding legend. Whether the truth is, something terrible happened in GPW, a conspiracy that permeated the promotion from the top to the bottom. Dishonored and shame, GPW closed its doors in 1933, leaving a black stain on the Japanese wrestling industry in the process. What followed was the "Japanese Dark Age" of wrestling where no major companies rose to take the place of GPW and fewer and fewer sought the join the profession. And so it remained until the 1950s, when a new generation of wrestlers began to appear across the nation who were free of GPW's taint. This renewed interest in Japanese wrestling culminated in the May of 1960 with the opening of GCG, the first major company in the nation in over two decades. GCG had a brief moment of unrivaled dominance in Japan, but soon found themselves challenged in 1966 by the creation of BHOTWG in 1966 which created a huge exodus of GCG's stars to the newly founded rival. The two companies have been locked in a bitter conflict ever since. While The Big Two are still the powers in Japan, the rebirth of the wrestling scene has also seen the rise of various other, smaller promotions and even the formation of major female promotions, the first of their kind in the world. National Golden Canvas Grappling (GCG) Location: Kinki Owner: Junichi Monou Style: Golden Age Puroresu Burning Hammer of the Wrestling Gods (BHOTWG) Location: Kanto Owner: Idetada Watanabe Style: Elemental Era Puroresu Cult Japanese Women's Wrestling (JWW) Location: Shikoku Owner: Nakamura Miharu Style: Golden Age Joshi Regional QUEST: Heritage Wrestling (QUEST) Location: Kinki Owner: Uroko Saki Style: GPW Throwback Small Tokyo City Championship Combat (TC3) Location: Kanto Owner: Kien Shih Style: Physical Pure Wrestling Yokohama Pro-Women's Wrestling (YPWW) Location: Kanto Owner: Morita Kozuma Style: Sponsor Friendly Joshi Europe http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/pyroman74/TEW2016/Graphics/location_europe.jpg There isn't much happening in Europe at the start of 1977, with only a single promotion (the tiny, recently founded West Berlin Wrestling) active in the entire continent. With the Cold War in full swing this probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but it hasn't stopped a few talented workers from springing up around Europe. While Europe may not be a hotbed of activity at the moment, it's still the jumping off point for numerous wrestlers looking to become the next big thing in Japan or America, with those who elect to stay home giving a glimmer of hope that the current state of European wrestling is only the start of things to come. And what it does have is a truly eclectic mix of various styles and backgrounds coming together to create a truly unique environment in the 70s CornellVerse. Most ominously, however, is the recent reports that bull sharks have begun to mass off the coast of Norway as the ghostly sounds of old Viking horns can be heard resounding through the fjords, seemingly ushering the sharks in... Small West Berlin Wrestling (WBW) Location: Central Europe Owner: Jan Stuessen Style: Berlin City Traditional Australia http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/pyroman74/TEW2016/Graphics/location_australia.jpg Australia is currently a wrestling wasteland, home to only a handful of independent workers with no major promotions in sight. Walleye Conklin, a man who legend has it has wrestled on all seven continents (including an amazing match against an emperor penguin named "Nero" on Antarctica) has recently hung up his boots and returned home, aiming to train the first ever true generation of Australian wrestling stars. Whether or not he succeeds and it takes several more decades for their to be a real Australian wrestling scene remains to be seen... And that's where we are, folks. I've got a lot done but there's a lot more to do before this is truly ready to release. If you were to load up the game right now, however, it would look nearly complete... but that's because (almost) all my time has been spent working on active promotions and workers so far! The next big step, which I've already started, is to clean up workers set to debut after January 1977, along with identifying and importing those that aren't in the database yet. How Can You Help? The one thing I absolutely CANNOT do myself? Renders. There's still plenty of workers, even those active in 77, that lack a proper render OR just have really, really outdated renders that still need a proper replacement. So if there's any render makers out there that want to help out, I'd gladly take it. Otherwise it's all data, and that I can handle. If it becomes too much for me I'll see if there's any jobs I can pass off to folks who also want to see this 100% finished. Workers Needing Render Love Acacia Wallace Bernard Watson Bernardo Cruz Bloody Takai Bobby Dee Bobby Trebek Brad McKenna Cap Comiskey Carl Strickland Charles Barclay (think used to use Charles Avatar's image?) Cherry Tanizaka Cho Hayashi Cornelius Banks Cristobal Sanchez Croup OR Cueball Clayton (they have the same render) Dane Barrow Danny Vargas Daren Miller David Crane Day-Glo Joe (used to use RandomMale) Dee Ray Morton (another RandomMale) Diane Mien Drake Moxley E.J. Lozano Ed Monix El Coche Felix Moya Fiendish Fred Finn Jansen Francois Descartes Fudo Arai Glen Davies Gustavo Sanchez Hank Jacobs Hideo Hara Hiroko Iwate Ikkei Saibara Ira Hixenbaugh Jake Sloan Jay Jay Wilson Jerrod Whitlock Jerry Sanchez Jiro Yamagata Joe Dorado Joey Moore Katsuyo Nagashima Kazuko Hiroyuki Kazutoshi Hakugi Kelvin Avery Kensao Tokunaga Kenshin Matsueda Kento Kamida Kim Jong Li (only existed in 2005 data) Kurt Longfellow Lawrence Knight Leo King Luis Alarcon Luis Nani Lyall Sinclair Mack Gregor Mariko Hamada Marquis McKinley Marvin Ainscough Mass Hysteria Mick Carver Miracle Fujita Miyuki Miharu Norm Smith Nyoko Toshitala Paolo Salvatore Pat Emersly Peach Suzuki Pete Jones Peter Smythe Pops Santoro Prince Jafar (had a RandomMale... that I loathe) Rico Santino (not to be confused with Rico Santana, apparently) Riku Ketola Rob Dingle Sabine Molyneux Scootsie Double Day Serenity Weaver Shade Sakimoto Shay Jacoby Sherman Quarles (only existed in earlier data, may have been morphed into "Sherman the Butler" but seems like a distinct person) Shun Watari Sir Dance-A-Lot Spike Ulbrecht (only existed in 2005 data) Steve Levinson Takanori Fujii Takayuki TURBO (apparently used Takayuki Avatar image) Takeichi Satoh Takemi Kondou Tatsuki Miyata Tetsuya Najahara The Blackpool Bandit The Madman From Yellowknife The Valedictorian Theo Epscott Theodore Ward Thunderbird Tigress Okada Tsurushi Kamon Tuck Wrobel Twiggy Munson Vaughn Reynolds Vigo Vandal Volcano Walt Cobb Wayne Anderson Wayne Mooney Will Briggs William Hennigan Yasunobu Kishita Yatil Hunsacker Release Date: When it's done... though I'm aiming for around the end of the month. No promises, though, beyond that this is being released and I'm putting some incredible time into making sure that happens. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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