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    Default BETTER WATER 2 (RELEASED)







    DESCRIPTION:




    BETTER WATER 2's the sequel of BETTER WATER 1.0
    , a miniature mod improving incredibly the water detail in the battle map, through a Far Cry 2-like graphics. The mod's not been created with the purpose of reaching the extreme reality/fidelity of real-life water simply because Med2 engine is hardcoded unfortunately for us and many things cant be done with our present knowledge. But i m sure you will enjoy Better Water 2 anyway as a different and better gaming experience





    WHAT'S NEW:





    • Water textures
    • Bump map and shaders
    • Fake waves simulating real ones
    • Particles
    • Real-time water surface reflections
    • Movement of troops decreased from knee deep water, to reproduce real river crossing timing




    YOUTUBE VIDEOS
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    Fords of Isen, TATW (watch it in HD)


    Vanilla river (Watch it in HD)





    BETTER WATER 2 screenshots:

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    INSTALLATION:


    Extract the folder and files within the .rar to:
    ..../Medieval 2 Total War/data or ..../mods/yourmod/data

    or where your mod is installed and overwrite the files





    UNINSTALLATION:



    Whenever you dont like this mod, you can uninstall it simply opening data/BETTER_WATER/BACKUP_VANILLA_TXTS, copy the text files you find and paste them back in data folder.




    REQUIREMENTS:



    BETTER WATER 2 to work needs that you run the game via io_file first and game unpacked

    In game you have to set maximum video detail settings, to enjoy fully the miniature mod




    HOW TO CREATE io.file_first, NECESSARY TO LAUNCH THE GAME WITH UNPACKED GAME (FOR PEOPLE WHO HASNT MODS INSTALLED):

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 


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    To create the .bat alternative exe of the game, io.file_first:

    To do this, copy your medieval2.preference.cfg file and name the copy "mymod.cfg"
    Then open "mymod.cfg" with a text editor and add the following to the top:


    [io]
    file_first = 1

    [log]
    to = logs/system.log.txt
    level = * error
    This will tell the game to use the files it finds in the data directory instead of those in the packs.
    It will also enable error logging to a custom error log, which is highly recommended, but not strictly necessary.

    In order to be able to start your game using this config, create a new text file inside your MTW2 directory called mymod.bat
    Open it (right-click, edit) and write this into it:

    medieval2.exe @mymod.cfg

    Congratulations. If everything worked, you should now be able to run the game with your unpacked files by starting mymod.bat


    now open your data directory (inside your MTW2 directory) and delete or rename descr_geography_new.db and descr_geography_new.txt (this is important - if you don't do it, your game won't run)




    COMPABILITY OF BETTER WATER 2:


    • Totally compatible with Medieval II Vanilla + mods
    • Totally compatible with Kindgoms + mods





    If you have to use this mini-mod on yours, put my name and mod names in your credits



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    Last edited by DAVIDE; March 13, 2011 at 07:40 AM.

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    First . Grande lavoro Davide! Stunning work as usual Davide!

    Only one question...is it possible to overwrite better water 1.0?
    Last edited by redinside; March 12, 2011 at 02:42 PM.

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    Default Re: BETTER WATER 2 (RELEASED)

    Glad you liked it

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    Really good!...+rep
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    why so complicated install???

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    Default Re: BETTER WATER 2 (RELEASED)

    becouse there's no simpler way?


    the "hard" is not installing but making it work in vanilla.
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    Default Re: BETTER WATER 2 (RELEASED)

    hi swaggy,well,the previous version is included in many main mods,right?soooo.....such major mods do not require this procedure to be installed

    that's why I ask

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    Default Re: BETTER WATER 2 (RELEASED)

    congratulations davide, really nice!!!

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    Default Re: BETTER WATER 2 (RELEASED)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fracchione View Post
    why so complicated install???
    Lmao it's not complicated at all. Btw i have written also the procedure for the people who never played mods at all, so they need io_first to run. The others just have to copy and paste the files to play

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    Bel lavoro Davide! Thank you
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    Default Re: BETTER WATER 2 (RELEASED)

    thx

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    Default Re: BETTER WATER 2 (RELEASED)

    i ll be using as always credits ll be given.thanks.

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    np

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    Default Re: BETTER WATER 2 (RELEASED)

    whos that blond woman dc?
    also how about better resource?i am waiting it too.

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    Default Re: BETTER WATER 2 (RELEASED)

    cant tell
    that is still wip

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    Default Re: BETTER WATER 2 (RELEASED)

    I'll include this in Gothic: Total War, Credits will be given, of course



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    Default Re: BETTER WATER 2 (RELEASED)

    can't help it but i think it's still to mirror like
    a big improvement over v1 however and i think i'm going to install this one
    good work *thumbs up*

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    Default Re: BETTER WATER 2 (RELEASED)

    i m not yet able fixing the problem about the water look from a great distance.. btw thanks for the support

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    amazing Davide!!! Good work!!!

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    Default Re: BETTER WATER 2 (RELEASED)

    thanks

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