1. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

Originally Posted by lolIsuck
Germanicu5's stakes script starts at line 52764, I'm not sure what you mean by the Help AI factions script but I presume it's the Help weakened factions script starting at line 3988.
Thank you. The Help AI factions reference was on the link I linked - I guess like you say it has changed name since that thread was made and hopefully it's the 'Help weakened factions' now. It did this: This widely hated (and, as you guessed, unrealistic) script gives troops to the AI to help them expand, defend, survive and invade better.

One quick question I hope - playing as Gondor I noticed Harad took over 'Barad Harn' at the end of the first turn even though they had no units nearby. Is that another script?

Also - which file do I edit to edit the unit values? (e.g. take 2 turns to create the unit / 4 units to refresh etc)

Thanks

2. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

Q: yes, all AI factions auto-conquer a or a few settlements at first end turn. This partly because not starting with those are to give the player some challenge, and partly because the AI operates better that way.

Also: http://medieval2.heavengames.com/m2t...de/index.shtml
http://medieval2.heavengames.com/m2t...de/index.shtml
Search for "The first part, recruit_pool" and read up on that section

3. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

Originally Posted by Coxy
Thank you. The Help AI factions reference was on the link I linked - I guess like you say it has changed name since that thread was made and hopefully it's the 'Help weakened factions' now. It did this: This widely hated (and, as you guessed, unrealistic) script gives troops to the AI to help them expand, defend, survive and invade better.

One quick question I hope - playing as Gondor I noticed Harad took over 'Barad Harn' at the end of the first turn even though they had no units nearby. Is that another script?

Also - which file do I edit to edit the unit values? (e.g. take 2 turns to create the unit / 4 units to refresh etc)

Thanks
Those features you mention are spread over at least three scripts, the AI Setup script (starts at line 107), the Help Weakened Factions script mentioned before and the AI Invasions script (line 4734). The first gives some extra armies and King's purse as well as the automatic expansion at turn 1. The Help Weakened Factions is the one that spawns some stacks when a faction is struggling and the AI invasions scripts has some scripted invasions by Gondor and the Corsairs of Umbar.

4. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

Originally Posted by Ngugi
Q: yes, all AI factions auto-conquer a or a few settlements at first end turn. This partly because not starting with those are to give the player some challenge, and partly because the AI operates better that way.

Also: http://medieval2.heavengames.com/m2t...de/index.shtml
http://medieval2.heavengames.com/m2t...de/index.shtml
Search for "The first part, recruit_pool" and read up on that section
Originally Posted by lolIsuck
Those features you mention are spread over at least three scripts, the AI Setup script (starts at line 107), the Help Weakened Factions script mentioned before and the AI Invasions script (line 4734). The first gives some extra armies and King's purse as well as the automatic expansion at turn 1. The Help Weakened Factions is the one that spawns some stacks when a faction is struggling and the AI invasions scripts has some scripted invasions by Gondor and the Corsairs of Umbar.
Thank you both! So very helpful thank you - really appreciate your time.

I have removed 'AI Setup', 'Garrison', 'Money' and the 'Help Weakened Factions' script.
Am I right in saying that I can edit the export_descr_unit file whenever I want and it will affect my actual saved game?

5. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

Originally Posted by Coxy
Am I right in saying that I can edit the export_descr_unit file whenever I want and it will affect my actual saved game?
Yes, you are right! I've tried it many times and it worked.

6. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

Thanks for all of the help above guys - really appreciate it.

My current problem is that when I double click the game's icon it opens up Medieval instead of Third Age. I close the game, and then double click Third Age again and this time it loads fine. So it's not a massive problem because I just have to close down Medieval and then try again.

But any idea why? I followed the advice from the 3.2 thread and then also that one that someone has written recently about Steam installations..

7. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

How do you exactly modify the Keyboard Settings?

I want to get rid of the Toggle Sound option in the Key settings of the game but i can't find any way to "Clear" a Slot(?)

Any idea(?)

8. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

I don't think you can clear it. You can only assign it to a different key.

9. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

Originally Posted by Maenor
How do you exactly modify the Keyboard Settings?

I want to get rid of the Toggle Sound option in the Key settings of the game but i can't find any way to "Clear" a Slot(?)

Any idea(?)
You can change it, but cant clear the key slot. Use this method to change it.

descr_shortcuts.TXT file is in your: Medieval II Total War\mods\ folder where Third Age 3.2 is installed\data\text folder.

10. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

Actually,though I love following the general discourse and subject coverage,I've a question that someone may well have an answer for;
I've noted when using shell that while some units will indeed be as listed/named appropriately for use with 'create_unit' others just don't seem to be creatable by the names provided in said unit txt document.
Might anyone know of where we might find a more accurate listing of units' 'true' names or designations for this purpose? If so providing a link to it (if such exists) would be phenominal and truly appreciated.

11. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

data/export_descr_unit.txt (aka .edu).

data/text/export_units.txt references the .edu file. It has to have underscores instead of spaces for all the names so they are not identical to the .edu which has names with spaces and with underscores.

12. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

create_unit requires the unit Type. To find that out you need to work backwards from export_units.txt to export_descr_unit.txt...

e.g. "Bow Quendi" is the game name. Find that in export_units.txt...

Code:
{Elf_Archer2}	Bow Quendi
"Elf_Archer2" is the Dictionary name for it. Find that in export_descr_unit.txt...

Code:
type             Elf Archer2
dictionary       Elf_Archer2
The type is "Elf Archer2". That is what to use...

Code:
create_unit Elrond "Elf Archer2" 1`

13. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

Is there any way to force Military Expansion?

I'm currently playing as the High Elves and Eriador has full stacks in the center of his kingdom, Rohan was annihilated and Isengard has every region between Eriador and Gondor.

What i am currently trying to do is take Regions from Isegard with just a few units and then exchange them to Eriador, i can't spare that many units since i am helping the Silvan Elves with the Dwarves.

14. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

If they are already at war then there isn't anything else to be done other than console moving the armies into action.

Install this CAI, that should fix em. It is saved game compatible. Make a backup of your current file first. They should start putting those armies to work right away.

15. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

Total Diplomacy lets you tell an ally to start invading an enemy's regions. Not save game compatible.

16. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

Eriador has no borders against the enemy. Think you migth have to recommend the Tôl Acharn instead; so WSC for both of them ^^

As for the ongoing camapign; give Eriador the castle Agorn, so they get a front against Isengard?

17. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

hello!! was wondering if there is a way to take away all the dirt that gets on the units! they get FULL DIRT on them almost right away!!

18. Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

SEGA\Medieval II Total War\mods\Third_Age_3\data\overlaytextures

Replace those files with the ones for vanilla TATW (assuming you are playing a submod that changed them), or M2TW. There is also a blood pack included in the thread I linked three posts above, it has no dirt just lots of various blood. Make backups of your files before replacing anything.

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