Author Topic: [WoE]: Wars of Europe: AoB Add-On: New Version Released (26/11)(OP Update 01/02)  (Read 61169 times)

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JDeNef13

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Hi everyone,

The last few days, I played AoB again and I thought to update the mod. The beta had some flaws and I decided to polish it up with all kinds of changes.

The full version of Wars of Europe (for Mount & Blade version 1.011 on the 26th of November) has been released! More updates (more troops etc.) will be released on other dates in patch forms or in full version downloads.

Features:

- The mod will still have the original ideas/ways as Bjorne wanted it to be: fast combat and lots of damage. Deadly combat to be exact!
- Fixed accuracy! Every firearm will have a slight change to represent its use (rifle has faster reload etc.). However, the damage that each weapon inflicts is the same. Why? Well, once you edit damages, the hard-coded M&B system comes in the way and spoils the fun. Better to have balanced accuracy and damage, rather than heavy damage to inflict nothing, because of the screwed up accuracy!
- Factions are balanced out and will have a few new units to recruit. Russians are tempered now!
- Bigger starting party.
- Able to recruit more troops from villages (max. 26 men per village).
- Be the commander over allied troops, even if you're not their leader or marshall. (This is to avoid the allied AI to rush forward or do stupid tactical decisions.)
- A few retextures of items and equipment.
- Few new horses with beautiful textures of saregona!
- New bandits as in more variations in equipment. Rebelling peasants will look more...peasant like for example. :D
- New banners add-on integrated and a few other add-ons are put in.
- Integration of sound-fix I made to avoid that Vista users and such don't encounter problems.
- Siege warfare is slightly better with the integration of NICK.ALTMAN's Siege Pack.
- More musket sound variation!
- Vibrant world textures thanks to the Colourful Textures mod of WestNordOst!
- Dozens of new troops and mercenaries! (see list below)

List of new mercenaries and troops (updated 1st of February):
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Upgrade trees:
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INSTALLATION:
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MAIN DOWNLOAD:
LOW QUALITY SMOKE PATCH (DOWNLOAD ONLY IF NEEDED):

Suggestions and offering aid can be helpfull!

Planning to do:
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Screenshots inside the spoiler (updated 21/01):
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Video's:
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Credits:
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With the finest regards,

JDeNef13
« Last Edit: April 23, 2011, 11:42:15 AM by JDeNef13 »
Wars of Europe has been released! Download here: http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,119530.0.html

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Great to hear that you are trying to revive the mod!

In fact, I've been busy doing the same. I'm having also exams though, so it will tak some time.

Did you make a new module system for the mod or our you working with the text files?
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Great to hear that you are trying to revive the mod!

In fact, I've been busy doing the same. I'm having also exams though, so it will take some time.

Did you make a new module system for the mod or our you working with the text files?
I haven't made a new module system for the mod. I've no experience at all with MS. Mostly, I edited the txt. files with Troop Editor, etc.

I planned to revive the mod a few days ago. I enjoy the mod a lot. It's a shame to let it go without a proper update.

Good luck with your exams! If you have free time left, don't hesitate to help. I can need a helping hand! :)

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Thanks. I'll be a free man again in 2 weeks. But until then I can't offer any help.

However, afterwards I would really like to see if we could throw our work together and get this great mod back.

My plan was to give the mod a specific date and place. August 1805, Europe. Napoleon has just crowned himself emperor and England, Russia and Austria are preparing to get rid of this corsican upstart. Historically it's the year of the battle of Austerlitz and Trafalgar as well as the Ulm campain and a serbian uprising against the ottomans. What it would become in game depends on the player of course. Maybe Prussia joins in the fun or Spain decides to change sides again. I had planned on having a large variety of factions. (UK, France, Austria, Russia, Prussia, Spain, the Ottoman Empire, Serbian rebels, Portugal, Batavian Republic, Kingdom of Italy, Kingdom of the two Sicilies, Duchy of Nassau, Bavaria, Sweden, Denmark and a couple more which I forgot about atm). Of course giving all of them the same detail and attention would take ages so the idea is to only give the most important ones a full troop tree. The combat would be the same as in AoB with the difference that formations would become more important. Outside combat I would try to give the player the feeling that he is walking around in Europe in that time.

All of this is open for debate of course.

What I've done up till now:
Some new models (some finished, some in progress): Different kinds of boots and a Hungarian hussar uniform. Next on the list is a French Dragoon helmet. I'm really bad in texturing though.
Got permission from andeg to use his map of Europe and I'm about halfway with implementing the cities, castles and villages for the different factions.
Implemented the form ranks kit (still working on the AI to reflect napoleonic tactics), the duelling kit (but with different weapons: Small swords, dagger and rapier (yes, dual wielding), sabre, pistol and sabre on horseback) and the death cam.
Different historical weapons. Instead of 1 musket there are a dozen of them now, they use the same model though. A couple of different rifles, musketoons, carbines and pistols. Same goes with the swords. Important to note however is that although the stats of the weapons are correct the models aren't always. I used existing (open source) models for now. Might make a model for the more famous weapons at some point though.
At the moment (read: I will continue with this in two weeks from now) i'm working on the melee aspect. I'm trying to figure out how to make new sword animations and changed the original MnB difference between one handed and two handed weapons into "thrusting swords" (rapiers, small swords, etc.) and "slashing swords" (sabres).
Factions and their leaders. For some factions the lords and troop trees are also finished.

It will take some time so if you feel like doing it together you would be most welcome. As I said, it's all open for debate.
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I'm free as a bird again in 6 days, though I can work in the weekend a bit for the mod.

I really like the idea you have! An AoB - 1805 version would look awesome. I'll help you out once Realm of Revolution is updated and looks the way it should have been...

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Great!

Talk to you soon again. And good luck the next 6 days  :wink:
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Good luck to you!

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Good news: certain musket sounds didn't work normally in AoB. I've edited them with an audio program, and now, they work as it should be! So there are more variation in sound, without any crashes!

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Great to hear!
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Added some new troops to the game. I need to change two mercenary troops, namely Mercenary Lancer and Hired Blade. Any idea's in what to change them in? Horses are coming along too! (OSP horses)

I'll be putting up screenshots soon.

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Added screenshots of new troops and textures to the first page! More of these will follow...

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« Last Edit: June 17, 2010, 11:26:04 AM by JDeNef13 »
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Hey!  :cry: What about me? I did a lot of them textures. As for uniforms, the Swedes may need to get a redo if you're planning to do 1805.

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I was actually about to write you a PM to ask if you would give permission for your textures to be used in 'Europe 1805' (or whatever the final name will be).

How is it going with musket madness btw?
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Hey!  :cry: What about me? I did a lot of them textures. As for uniforms, the Swedes may need to get a redo if you're planning to do 1805.
OMG, I forgot to add you in the list! I'm very sorry my friend! Credit list edited.

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Additional battle screenshots. I'm releasing the mod maybe this afternoon, tonight or in the weekend. Just need to add a few new mercenaries... Done! Polish Lancers and Danish added to the mod!

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« Last Edit: June 18, 2010, 12:23:04 PM by JDeNef13 »
Wars of Europe has been released! Download here: http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,119530.0.html