Some of you may or may not know that you can play Hotseat Medieval 2 campaign games with friends. Some of you may or may not also know that you can play Hotseat games without having to repeatedly open and close folders by using a simple program called the Hotseat Launcher. We (Aftokrat) have this glorious program. Unfortunately the program only allows certain mods to be played hotseat, but this tutorial will show you how to play HRR_08a!
Here are all necessary download links
NOTE: You must have HRR_07
Hotseat Launcher: [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/downl...=file&id=1961]
HRR_08a XML: [http://www.mediafire.com/?higzrfnsijo3woh]
Necessary steps to work HRR_08a with Hotseat Launcher
1 - Download and Install all listed programs and links. Put HRR_07 XML on Desktop.
2 - Make a dropbox account, and go to www.dropbox.com and click Create new folder next to the search bar. Name it Hotseat or whatever you'd like.
3 - Open the folder on www.dropbox.com and click "Share This Folder" next to the search bar, enter in the emails of people you want to play a Hotseat campaign with.
4 - Open Hotseat Launcher. There will be two lines to enter; Transfer Path, and Medieval 2 Install Path.
Transfer Path should contain the path to the Dropbox folder you created. Mine is: C:\Users\user\Desktop\Dropbox\hotseat\hotseatlauncher
Your Medieval 2 Install path should be your root Medieval 2 directory. Mine is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Medieval II Total War
5 - Once step 4 is completed, open: ...\Medieval II Total War\tools\hotseat launcher\Data\Mods and move HRR_07.xml from your desktop to this folder.
6 - Copy the HRR_07.xml file and paste it to: ...\Medieval II Total War\tools\hotseat launcher\source\Data\Mods
How this works
So, after all steps are completed it works like so;
You can create a new game with Hotseat Launcher, and set the mod to HRR and choose your faction and select the factions your friends will play, you must uncheck Disable Console or some game features will not work. After the game is made a folder will be placed into the dropbox folder you shared and enter all the factions files.
Once the game is created, your friends can click Join Game and select the recently made game in a dropdown menu, they then choose their faction and the Hotseat Launcher will indicate what factions turn it is.
Once a turn ends the dropbox folder refreshes, and proceeds to the next turn.
This is how you play games with Hotseat Launcher.
NOTE: We know this tutorial isn't exactly the best, but we will soon be creating a video tutorial. So if this tutorial does not make much sense to you be patient, we will have a much more visual tutorial very soon
we have resolved the faction mixups, however the factions of Lorraine are unplayable due to an unknown error and we are looking into it.