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    Default NTW3 announced and Map Pack and Tools released for ETW!!!



    With the release of the ETW Map Pack and editing tools, The Lordz are happy to announce that work has already begun on our latest mod for Empire: Napoleonic Total War III. This release focuses on the cartography side of the Lordz work, featuring 15 new maps for Empire, tools to make your own maps, and an in-depth tutorial to guide you in their use.

    DOWLOAD LINK TO THE NEW MAP PACK:
    Contains original maps plus 9 new maps released in mid June of 09. See here for screenies.

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UXOZBSD0
    http://www.badger1815.be/ETW/LMCmapmod.rar
    http://rapidshare.com/files/24602475...apmod.rar.html


    Install Instructions:
    -Unzip (unrar) the file using WinRAR. http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm
    -Drop the pack into your ETW folder path: ...\program files\Steam\steamapps\common\empire total war\data

    The map pack is meant for vanilla installations of ETW only.

    Install Instructions:
    -Unzip (unrar) the file using WinRAR. http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm
    -Drop the pack into your ETW folder path: ...\program files\Steam\steamapps\common\empire total war\data

    The map pack is meant for vanilla installations of ETW only. If you would like to attempt to rectify this, then please read the text provided in the spoiler below. You mod at your own risk and the Lordz do not take responsibility for any mishaps caused while tinkering.
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 
    Hi all,

    To solve the compatibility issue with The Lordz map pack with any other mod, the following lines need to be added to the localisation.loc file.

    As it is not possible to have several localisation files, as is the case with db files, it isn't possible for The Lordz to make the map pack compatible with a mod, without altering the mod pack itself.

    So any modding team wishing to make their mod compatible with the map pack, should include these lines in their localisation file. If no changes are made to this file by a mod, this alteration is not necessary.


    Code:
    battles_description_desert	Dry River map - created by The Lordz Modding Collective	False
    battles_localised_name_desert	Dry River	False
    battles_localised_name_beachy	Quiberon Bay	False
    battles_description_beachy	Quiberon Bay map - created by The Lordz Modding Collective	False
    battles_localised_name_desertridge	Desert Ridge	False
    battles_description_desertridge	Desert Ridge map - created by The Lordz Modding Collective	False
    battles_localised_name_lowhills	Low Hills	False
    battles_description_lowhills	Low Hills map - created by The Lordz Modding Collective	False
    battles_localised_name_ridge	Ridge	False
    battles_description_ridge	Ridge map - created by The Lordz Modding Collective	False
    battles_localised_name_lowlands	Low Lands	False
    battles_description_lowlands	Low Lands map - created by The Lordz Modding Collective	False
    We are sincerely sorry for this inconvenience, yet this matter is hard-coded into ETW.

    Regards

    the LMC


    The LMC's map pack includes the following:

    BEACH
    A shallow beach invites invasion. Invaders start hemmed in the beach, facing 1 defender. other forces need to march up from inland.

    DESERT RIDGE
    A featureless battlefield with a large ridge in the centre of the map, with lower ground both sides, there are rocky peaks on top of the ridge.

    DRY RIVER
    A wide, dried up river bed, runs across the middle of the map from side to side.

    LOWHILLS
    This is a “countryside” type map with many small hills, villages and woods, with a network of roads running between them.

    LOWLANDS
    The ground slowly rise’s from low to high with several woods and small villages dotted around the landscape.

    RIDGE
    A ridge of high ground sits in the middle of the map with rocky peaks at the highest points.

    DOWNLOAD LINK:
    http://files.filefront.com/mapmodrar.../fileinfo.html
    http://rapidshare.com/files/22605078...apmod.rar.html
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZCM1FUFP

    Maps and Tutorial created by Lord Badger and Lord Gunner24.

    There are currently more maps in the works. If you’d like to try your hand at making your own maps please see the following:

    Lordz Map Tutorials: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=254175
    Lordz Editing Map Tools: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=5051616

    ***A note on the 1.3 patch and the LMC Map Pack.***
    If you happen to have the Map Pack installed then you can only play with others that also installed it. You will not be able to join any game hosted by someone without the pack.
    Last edited by Empress Meg; June 30, 2009 at 09:44 PM.
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    Default Re: NTW3 announced and Map Pack and Tools released for ETW!!!



    The Lordz Map Tools

    Included within this package are four map editing tools made by Lord Hokomoko for use in creating your own ETW battle maps.

    The Lordz Building Editor
    The Lordz Deploy Zones Editor
    The Lordz HeightMap Tool
    The Lordz Tree Editor

    Important note:
    Microsoft .net framework v2.0 (or a more recent version) is required to run the tools.

    A readme.txt is included.

    To get the full use of these tools please visit the Map Making Tutorial. Created by Badger, the tutorial assists users in creating ETW battle maps using Hoko’s tools and.

    D/L links
    http://files.filefront.com/toolsrar/.../fileinfo.html
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MGWDQDT2
    http://rapidshare.com/files/22608694...tools.rar.html

    Lord Badger's Tutorial: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=254175
    Map Pack: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showt...07#post5051707
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    The Lordz Map Making tutorial

    The tutorial created for use with the various tools designed by Hokomoko and to be used in conjunction with freeware to create your own ETW maps. Includes many, many images for your convenience.

    D/L links
    http://files.filefront.com/Lordz+Map+Tu ... einfo.html
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JVZT4PR6
    http://rapidshare.com/files/226103361/L ... l.rar.html

    Hoko’s Tools: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=254170

    Map Pack: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=254177
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    I attempted to make a test map to familiarize myself with the process, however the PnP terrain creator watermark appeared on the map which is quite problematic. How did the Lordz get around this/is there a way around this, or do I simply need to purchase the full version of the software?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronos View Post
    I attempted to make a test map to familiarize myself with the process, however the PnP terrain creator watermark appeared on the map which is quite problematic. How did the Lordz get around this/is there a way around this, or do I simply need to purchase the full version of the software?
    at the end of the tutorial there is a work around for it. its Kinda convoluted, but it works. (So far)

    if ya got the caps, i would say just buy it.
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    The maps look very nice but i hate playing with half my force being controlled by the Ai in 2v2 games. I had a great map pack from the Lordz for NTW2 it had lots of single player custom maps with houses, farms, woods and all kinds of terrain. The single player maps in the game (theres to few)dont even have any houses or farms that can be occupied. It would be fantastic if you guys could make some Single player custom european maps for Empire even just a few as many of us play Custom battles v the Ai.
    Ive always been a fan of what the Lordz create so i look forward to what you guys will produce for Empire in the future. Thanks

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    It doesn't work. I put the file into my data folder and start Empire yet it keeps crashing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWorldEngland View Post
    It doesn't work. I put the file into my data folder and start Empire yet it keeps crashing?
    Are you unzipping the map pack folder and placing it in the correct filepath?

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    In the Main Data/ Steam Data Folder, yes. It's weird that it appears to be crashing for me whenever I unzip it to that file pathway location. Is it possible that it might be a conflict with other mods that I have installed? Because the only ones are mostly unit rexture skins and whatnot. Nothing major.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWorldEngland View Post
    In the Main Data/ Steam Data Folder, yes. It's weird that it appears to be crashing for me whenever I unzip it to that file pathway location. Is it possible that it might be a conflict with other mods that I have installed? Because the only ones are mostly unit rexture skins and whatnot. Nothing major.
    Indeed, the pack is not made for other mods.

    Please here here: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=254182

    I'll update this thread shortly.

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    I am sure your maps are very good.
    I still play NTW2 because I was sick of ETW after one week. So I cant test the maps. Some screens would be nice.

    I just found this here.
    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showt...22#post5108022


    But this gives me no good view on your work.
    If I look at this screen I think of NTW1, everything behind the river looks very much like the bitmap soldiers of NTW1.

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    That's because that is ETW and not NTW3.

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    A new map pack is on the way very soon, meanwhile please see here :

    http://www.thelordz.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=126

    for full information all the Lordz maps already made, and those new ones on the way soon.

    You will need to be logged into the Lordz site to view this new forum, it can be found under the The Depot : Empire Toatal War forum.

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    Meg is away at the moment, so I'm not able to edit the first post, but here is the topic on the Lordz site with the NEW map pack download link :

    Hi all,

    We'd like to announce a new release of the Lordz ETW map pack featuring

    - the restored versions of the earlier maps
    - 9 brand new maps

    You can download those at the link in the top post.

    All mod creators that want to make there mod compatible can include the lines of the second post in their localisation.loc file.

    cheers
    The Lordz
    http://www.thelordz.org/forum/viewto...115659#p115659

    Here are some random pictures from the new maps.









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    I've updated the first post to include 3 new download links with the new map-pack. If there are any issues, let us know!

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    Please be aware, at the moment, the Lordz map pack only works if all MP players in a game have it installed.

    A fix (if possible) will follow later.

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    What the hell does I need to play with 500 men-units???
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    Truly a well-phrased question for the ages. I shall puzzle upon it for many lives.

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    that looks like a trench in one of those screenshots

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    Excellent my friends


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