ブッチャー Posted July 9, 2016 Share Posted July 9, 2016 First off, I should state that this is still an early WIP. So, I basically started this mod back when TEW2013 was new, but after doing like 10 venues, Phil Parent's excellent venues mod came out, and I abandoned it since somebody else had already done half the work. But I still had to modify for my own purposes, because what I had been doing in my brief foray into making my own mod, was separating all the venues into their respective prefectures, with the cities/towns/districts etc listed in the description. Even though all the venues had been entered in by Phil, it was still a great deal of work. I only did a few regions, as that was all I needed for my game. Anyways, now that TEW2016 has opening and closing dates, I decided to start it up again. Rather than just modifying Phil's work again, for several reasons I decided to start basically from scratch. I was going to need to modify all the venues anyway (or at least do the research into all the venues, which is the hardest part), and it takes just about as much effort to do that as it does to just make the venues myself. ----------- So, the reason why I wanted it separated into prefectures was that as I always start as small or very low regional promotions, so I wanted to be able to run tours and feel like I'm actually touring, even if I'm only running shows in one region. And I added the extra detail about where they're located because I was planning to do a dynasty, and I wanted that info to possibly use as flavour in my posts. I never did get around to doing the dynasty, though. ----------- Basically this mod, while it can be used by anyone, is especially geared towards smaller Japanese companies, touring companies, and dynasty writers, who might the info useful in their writeups. However, it's still in the early stages. I've only done three of the prefectures in Kanto so far, and it's... going very slowly. I worked on it for three of the last four days to get that much done. And when I say I worked for three days on it, I don't mean a few hours each day. I mean like 14 hours per day, and I think it's starting to fry my brain. With 130 venues so far, that equals about 20 minutes per entry, most of it spent trawling through (translated) Japanese Wikipedia, and various other Japanese websites, most often the official websites of the venues, trying to find the location, capacities, and opening (and in some cases, closing) dates of the venues. Mostly I just make mods for myself, but this one being so ridiculously labour intensive, I figured I probably shouldn't keep it to myself. Especially since there isn't, to my knowledge, anything else quite like it out there. The only question is: Does anyone really care? Is it worth the effort? Would anybody actually find it useful? I'm going to continue on and finish Kanto at least, but is it worth continuing beyond that? I'm including a preview version here of what I've done so far. It includes the 130 venues I've done so far between Tokyo (TK, and TM for the Tokyo Metropolis), Tochigi (TO) and Saitama (SA), so people can get a first hand look for themselves and see what it's like. Note that the venues of Saitama typically contain more info that the others (being the most recent one that I've done), info that I could have added to Tokyo and Tochigi, because it was info that was just as available but that I didn't think to add, although mostly they're just notes and stuff for myself. Anyway, take a look and tell me what you guys think. DOWNLOAD PREVIEW VERSION Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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