Greetings Europa Barbarorum Fans!
As I am sure many of you know, there has been an ongoing quotes project over on the Org forums. While the focus of that project was to improve the quality and increase the quantity of the loading screen quotes for EB2, the response has been so good that we have decided to release a slightly abridged version of the new quotes for use with EB1!
Download all three files.
Quotes goes in your EB/data/text folder.
Descr_quotes_lookup and descr_transition_screen go in your EB/data folder.
Say "yes" if asked to overwrite old files. It is always a good idea to backup your old files first, just in case. I will not of course take any responsibility if it all goes wrong somehow, although I might feel bad about it.
That's it. I have playtested these files on my own version of EB1 and have encountered no problems. If anyone does, PM me or post on this thread and I will do what I can to help.
The new quotes file contains ca. 240 quotes, at least half of which are new (you will have seen some of them on the quotes project thread). Almost all of the remaining old quotes have been redone to include correct citations and often the original language. A few old quotes do remain to be redone in this way.
All of the old quotes of questionable historical accuracy have been removed, including the Shakespeare, Confucius and Sun Tzu, as well as any of the other quotes that had questions raised about their authenticity.
The quotes have all been formatted and edited for length and appearance, and the strings have been renumbered from scratch, making it easy for someone to add or modify the quotes if they wish. Anyone interested in doing so is advised to contact me first for some hints.
Bear in mind that the work still remains to some extent WIP: you may find that some of the longer quotes overlap the artwork on the loading screens. The layout on EB2 is somewhat different.
I do not anticipate posting any more versions of these files for EB1. Any further developments will be applied to EB2.
Apropos, there will still be some surprises left for EB2: I left out at least 50 quotes that refer to new factions in one way or another, and I have some more material that has yet to be formatted, so there will eventually be ca. 300 quotes for EB2.
A final note: the files work equally well on any M2TW mod. The only difference is that for M2TW, when you put the quotes.txt file in the EB/data/text folder, you have to delete the quotes string file that is also in that folder. When you start the game, it will generate a new one. If you don't delete it, you will not see any changes to your quotes even if you have correctly installed the text files. You must install the other two files as well, just as for an RTW mod.
A lot of fussy work has gone into getting this right: if you wish to use these files in whole or part for another modification, please ask us nicely first.
Please note that unless stated otherwise, ALL pictures, names, and descriptions shown in our previews are works in progress.
We continue to improve on all parts of EB, and we will continue to do so long after our initial release.
As always, if you have questions or comments, the best place to post them is here, where the EB team is most active:
Europa Barbarorum ORG forum
Europa Barbarorum TWC forum
We give special thanks to File Front
that provides us with a simple, foolproof, and free way to host these files for you to download.
Have a great day!
The Europa Barbarorum