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    Default [Version 2.6] Download & Instructions

    We will NOT give support for pirate versions of the game!
    Buy it, this game and the mod worth it.







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    Prepare for install:
    (You must uninstall ACW before you install 2.6, follow this steps)


    • Delete the folders "...\data\ACW" and "...\data\campaigns\ACW" and the shortcut to ACW
    • Additional delete the folder "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\The Creative Assembly\Empire"
    • Check if your data folder now look like this: data folder vanilla ETW
    • Verify now your local ETW cache with steam , it will load some files new
    • Start ETW vanilla and ensure that all is working


    Install 2.6:



    • download Version 2.6
    • Start the Installer
    • Take care if the installpath is correct. Standard is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\empire total war\data". If this is not your path you must select it by your own. The link must end with "\empire total war\data"! When you selected it take again a look on the next installer-page if it ends correct. In some cases he adds "data" automatically, in this case only select your empire total war folder.
    • Close the install program and launch the game by your new shortcut which you can find on your desktop.

    If the launcher ask in the CMD field for F or D, chose D.

    If your empire is not installed on C:\ or on a partition of it you must change some settings.
    In this case:



    • Do all like explained above
    • Download then this fix: 2.6 HDD fix.zip
    • Replace your existing files with the fixed files in "...\data\ACW"
    • Copy the user.empire_script from "...\data\ACW" into "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\The Creative Assembly\Empire\scripts"



    - Correct installed it should look like this:







    Gamesettings
    To get the mod working as we created it use following settings:

    Campain level: hard
    Battle level: hard
    Unit size: medium


    Technical problems

    For technical problems please consider our Technical Help thread.






    Some Anti-virus programs are a bit bustling. As in this version are for the launcher executable files, the donīt like it.
    But the files are clear and free from viruses. So maybe you have to deactivate your anti-virus program for download/install.

    - Filesize 885 MB -

    New Downloadlink:





    Is 2.6 a patch or a standalone mod?
    This version is a full standalone mod.


    Can i install it over previous versions?
    No you must uninstall all earlier versions.


    I followed the install-instructions but it did not worked?!
    Please read the technical help thread and we will try to help you.


    Is it compatible with mod XY?
    We cannot test every single mod, you must try it or ask if anyone have experience with your wanted mod.
    It should be compatible with any other modfoldered mods.
    Included in The Blue & The Grey is a Sound-mod and the Smoke&Blood mod.


    What campaign mode should i start with?
    You will encounter the best game experience while playing
    world domination and hard campaign difficult.


    Any other house-rules?
    1. Do not (excessive) use trading theaters.
    2. Do not exploit military access for attacks.
    3. Do not avoid enemy armies when you go for their settlement
    4. Do not buy or steal techs
    5. Roleplay your faction in diplomacy
    6. Do not load after a battle lost
    7. Do not use Pause in battles
    8. Do not rush



    In a few turns i reach the end of the campaign, whats next?
    Nothing will happen. You will be asked to play further.
    It makes not sense for this if you lost or won your campaign.


    In my campaign is the AI progress not as in the overview?!
    Itīs a dynamic game, each campaign will look different.
    I have done every possible to force the AI to the planned way, but each decision of each AI faction will change this way a bit.
    But, if we 100% know whats happen in X Turns, it would be no fun.


    Where is technology XY, how can i build Unit XY?
    I have changed many changes here for a better game-play.
    Read the full content overview thread.


    What are the reasons for these new recruit & research system?
    First we would give the player a new feeling with a new system.
    But important is that we would include a strategic and logical factor.
    You have now defend your "barracks" because the are outside.
    Also you have to choose what you need where, and be limited
    to regions resources. Take the enemies iron, and you take him his heavy artillery!







    A few, not game-breaking minor failures, are in this version.
    We know them and they will be stand ingame till 3.0

    After 12 Turns you will expect that the game slow down for multiple seconds.
    The CPU have to do many calculations caused by dying agents & generals of minor factions.
    All Characters of supported factions will not be touched.
    Also all leader of the major factions donīt be affected by virtual black death.
    This happens only once per campaign.
    If you encounter an ctd in the turn from 11 to 12 consider the tech help thread.

    While starting a campaign with an non-supported faction you will see
    in the beginning of the first turn an Campaign - Lost message.

    Simple click continue playing and all is fine.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 Install & FAQ

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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 Install & FAQ

    Download, install and game tested. The party can begin.
    Link opened for public.

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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 Install & FAQ

    My Anti-Virus indeed does catch this and trap it as harmful. However, unlike other programs, for some reason it won't let me restore this file. Is it a problem on my end or with regards to the file or on the Anti-Virus company's end?



    I've resolved that issue, but better question; Why do you recommend the unit sizes Medium?
    Last edited by AndariusHaliusScipio; February 21, 2011 at 11:57 PM.

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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 Install & FAQ

    Is this the final release for the 2.6 version. The last one before 3.0?
    Last edited by General Washington; February 22, 2011 at 02:54 AM.

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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 Install & FAQ

    @ General Washington
    Yes and yes.

    @ AndariusHaliusScipio
    Starting armies are done in this size, this size also deploy units in the right order, better for ai, and unitmodels are working correct (kepis).

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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 Install & FAQ

    It's very weird i cannot find Empire.exe Can someone help me can't play it...

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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 Install & FAQ

    Quote Originally Posted by dennizjoon View Post
    It's very weird i cannot find Empire.exe Can someone help me can't play it...
    Above is a picture mate, look into your folders if your install look like this.

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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 Install & FAQ

    Hi having problems.
    It keeps creating its own folder when i use the launcher.
    It creates another folder program files ( 86) Instead of going into the pathway of program folder / ect ect.
    Can i load this into ETW folder?
    When i load it into ETW data it makes a copy folder at the bottom of the list. And doesn't look right on what you posted.
    Please give full info. Thanks.


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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 Install & FAQ

    Also i tried it with the pathway into ETW/data
    This what happened.

    Started here in data.






    Then found below.



    This isn't correct. I typed the pathway 3 times, and tired these others.
    Before i do it again. should i place it in ETW this time?
    I don't understand.
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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 Install & FAQ

    You had 2 data/ folders in the install path, which is wrong. This happend when you choose the data folder while installing and not just your empire folder. The ACW folder should be located in the data folder, not in the data/data folder
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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 Install & FAQ

    i cant download the hdd fix i instald the verion and i have no problem but shall i get problem without that fix

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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 Install & FAQ

    Quote Originally Posted by rohan97 View Post
    i cant download the hdd fix i instald the verion and i have no problem but shall i get problem without that fix
    Re-uploaded, try again.

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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 Install & FAQ

    This is the final version 2.6?

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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 Install & FAQ

    Quote Originally Posted by steko View Post
    This is the final version 2.6?
    Yep!

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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 (final) Install & FAQ

    Thank you for the quick reply.

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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 Install & FAQ

    Quote Originally Posted by Hinkel View Post
    You had 2 data/ folders in the install path, which is wrong. This happend when you choose the data folder while installing and not just your empire folder. The ACW folder should be located in the data folder, not in the data/data folder
    Thank you. I will install it into the ETW folder. Thanks again

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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 (final) Install & FAQ

    nice job guys!

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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 (final) Install & FAQ

    Noob question, got etw yesterday and found this mod this morning. I civil war reenact so this is a must have. But do I need to get warpath for this to work? thanks.

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    Default Re: Blue & Gray 2.6 (final) Install & FAQ

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazybean View Post
    Noob question, got etw yesterday and found this mod this morning. I civil war reenact so this is a must have. But do I need to get warpath for this to work? thanks.
    im not a dev, but i can answer that for u. to make it short: no, you dont need warpath, just an updated version of empire.


    i just got home from a long travel around half the world and found 2.6 released! SWEET! downloading now, will be back for feedback in a few days...

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