Wednesday, May 22, 2013

!!! H.T.O.P. Final released !!!

* H.T.O.P. Final released *

After over one year of hard work I am happy to be able to release

Horus Texture Overhaul Project Final
It's done!
Over one year after the first texture was edited, this project has finally come to an end. More than 180 textures were remade from scratch - in uncountable hours of painfull image editing.
The result is really worth it! I promisse that it won't be easy to get your eyes of this game anymore.

Now this project is over, I will spend my time doing other things.
(All fans of Sims 3, visit my Sims 3 Big Apple New York World Blogspot

None the less, I am sure that this wasn't my last journey to the Nile, as now, there is really a reason to zoom in and watch my ancient egypt metropolis grow and grow!

Concerning this blog, I will try to maintain it as long as possible to make sure that the files are ready to download in the future and to be able to respond to feedback or help solving problems.

Last but not least, I want to say thank you to all you dear visitors, who have encouraged me to keep on working on the project.

Have fun playing this great game so that it won't be forgotten over time!
May your journeys on the Nile always be peaceful.



Friday, February 1, 2013

Thanks for over 100 downloads

Hi all,

I want to thank you for over 100 downloads of H.T.O.P. 0.2, which shows that there are still some people playing CotN and my work is somehow legitimized.

The final version is nearly 100 % finished and in my opinion, it looks really great. Only very small adaptions have to be made until the release.

I hope you still enjoy the game and you are looking forward to H.T.O.P. final !

Best Regards,


Friday, November 16, 2012

Work on final version begins...

After being absent from CotN for quite a while, I started work on H.T.O.P 0.3, which will also be the last release / final version. Right now, most of the retexturing is done and I will try to get this game looking as good as possible.

Since the last time I actually played the game lots of time has passed, so I started a new campain and took some nice screenshots, which I want to share with you. The screenshots were taken with the ENB series activated. They present really well how far this project has come. Thanks for all who have encouraged me to keep on working.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

H.T.O.P. Version 0.2 released

* H.T.O.P. Version 0.2 released *

After 4 month of hard work I am happy to be able to release

Horus Texture Overhaul Project 0.2
Many hours of image editing and picture search have passed since April and lead to this major release. It includes over 120 new textures for Children of the Nile.

You will experience a whole new look for nearly all of the buildings ingame.
By now, almost 90 percent of all buildings have been retextured.
In addition to that, the whole environment has been redone, offering high quality trees, animals and much more for you to discover.

Any kind of feedback is welcome!



Monday, August 13, 2012

New Screenshots online

New Screenshots online

Hi all Nilers,

I am happy to say that H.T.O.P. version 0.2 makes good progress.
I finally found the time to upload some new pictures, showing some of the things that I have yet altered for the new release.

The entertainers home looks much better yet but still needs some improvement


I hope you still enjoy the new look with the enb series and you didn't experience problems. If so, feel free to contact me.

A picture showing the detaildness and magnificence of the enb-series

Thanks for your patience concerning this project!


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Finally some news...

Hello all,

at first, I have to apologize for not posting over such a long time. I have been very busy and there has been very little time for working on the H.T.O.P. None the less, I have added some screenshots, showing my current work. I have redone the crops once again, making them even more realistic. I have also turned the flax fields into more realistic ones.

Moreover, I have something exciting for you today:

The Children of the Nile ENB-SERIES is ready for download. I have spent many hours configurating to find a good mixture of nice effects, performance and quality. Feel free to try and decide if you like the new look of your game.
All credits go to Boris Vorontsov.

You can find the download here :

or under the download section.

Your game will get a totally new look with really nice effects. Be aware that the ENB will increase loading time and cosume a lot more performance power than the original game. If your machine is too slow, you should better skip this. In addition, I heard that in some rare cases you may get overheating problems concerning your graphic-card, but I never experienced those problems. I don't take any responsibility, of course.

To get the ENB to work, download the zip-file and extract the d3d9.dll and the enbseries.ini to your game directory. The mod is set to work. If  you start your game, a text will show up in the left corner of the screen, so you can be sure that the mod is working.

To disable the ENB ingame, simply press shift+F12.
To disable ambient occlusion, press shift+F10. This should result in a performance boost, as AO is a very performance hungry, but  truly magnificent effect
To uninstall the mod, delete the d3d9.dll

I wish you a lot of fun with the ENB-SERIES and I really hope that you still enjoy my project.



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"Children of the Nile" as you have never seen it before...

Hi there,

today I can show you some really astonishing screenshots! At first, I couldn't believe that this was the old CotN-game I was playing.

Maybe you know about the ENB-series, an amazing tool by Boris Vorontsov, turning many games into real graphic wonders. After some hours of configurating I got a version of this tool working for CotN, resulting in those nice pictures. It is yet very buggy and I will have to spent more time working on it, but maybe I can get a stable version and be able to provide it for download one day. By the way, you will also see the results of my newest retexturing work, having done the sphinx and other monuments. H.T.O.P. Version 0.2 makes good progress right now.

Enjoy the pictures and don't forget to check for updates!