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Cemetery Graphics Pack

February 11th, 2009
v1.00
Score : 9.0 exceptional
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This is an awesome graphic pack that contains graphics for tombstones and barred walls. All the graphics look good and fit Dink's world well enough so as to not stand out (unless you count looking awesome!). On the downside, the graphics don't have .ini lines and are not named in Dink's format, so there is a fair amount of mundane preparative stuff that needs to be done before they can be used. Rename all the files, give them hardboxes, curse and start over when you realize you did it wrong, etc.

The tombstones come in many shapes and sizes, and with a little imagination easily fit lots of other settings than just a cemetery. They're not the ultimate gravestones, however: All of them look very clean and polished. If you wanted your graves cracked and weathered, you'd have quite an editing job ahead of you to get that out of these. This also brings us to another limitation of the graphics: They're rather high-class, and might appear out of place with Andy the pauper resting under one of these tombstones in a cemetery surrounded by these walls, next to a small village with a pig fence.

The barred walls are superb. When I think of graveyard walls, I think of these graphics. They look great, but suffer from some poor design choices that become apparent as soon as you get into the editor and start building a wall: You have to use two different pieces to get the graphics in a vertical fence to align right, this set does not have as many parts as the wall sets in original Dink do, and ending the wall can be problematic because the pieces are part of a whole structure and there are no end pieces. There are also two graphics of a gate, open and closed, but only in one direction. If you wanted a gate on the left or right edge of a cemetery, you'd have to think of something else.

It might not be the most beginner-friendly graphic pack out there, nor is it the simplest to use, but the graphics are of the same high quality as Bruce Harrison's other graphic packs, and more versatile than those. If you know your hardboxes, this file is great. If you don't, get someone to do them for you, it's still great.
March 8th, 2004
v1.00
Score : 5.3 fair
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Purpose: This graphics pack consists of nine graphics to make a fence and eight graphics of headstones for graves which all can be used in a D-mod.

Good: The graphics look stunningly good. With the graphics for the fence you can make a fence with a closed or an open gate. They indeed make a nice fence and though they do not go that well with houses or a castle, I found that they go exceedingly well with the church. Making a graveyard next to the church is now very easy! The shadows are correct and there are two different kind of graphics for the part of the fence next to the gate, both left and right. If you would use the normal part of the fence, you would see shadows on the gate that do not belong there, hence the other graphics that do not have those shadows.
The headstone graphics are of the same quality as the fence graphics. They come in eight different shapes.

Not so good: None of the graphics have the right hardness so before they can be used in any D-mod the hardness has to be set. Newbies may find this very hard or even pure impossible to do.
The headstones are of course used at the head of graves and that is the drawback on these graphics, since there are no grave graphics and none of the original graphics can do the job. The only other grave graphics I know of are the ones from Stone of Balance and they are designed to look good in a desert surroundings and already have a cross as headstone, so you can not use those to make a grave.
The readme file does not tell you how to put the graphics in the editor so newbies will perhaps have a hard time figuring that out.

Overall: A 9.5 for the quality of the graphics, a 1 for the fact that none of them have correct hardness. I used those two numbers to make up the score.

Fit for: If you can adjust the hardness and you need a graveyard, this is a very good file to download.