Zhanguo: Total War Demo
A Rome: Total War Barbarian Invasion (Not Quite) Total Conversion developed by:
Zhanguo Mod Team
Modfoldered by Allevander
This was the first mod for Rome Total War I downloaded when I first started playing 5 years ago. It was just a demo of a full scale mod planned for the Warring States Period of China. However the demo has its own map focusing on a more local conflict between some of the states along the Yangtze River.
As you may or may not know, the Zhanguo mod and Sanguo mod (Three Kingdoms Period) were hosted on TWC one time ago, but were taken down due to moral and legal issues regarding their development. The Forums died and development continued elsewhere in Chinese. However, as unfinished this demo may be, it was still quite enjoyable and kindled my love affair for Chinese history and RTW modding. This is the mod that inspired me to try my own at modding. Unfortunately, contact with the original developers now seems essentially lost. So rather than it being lost forever, I decided to do something. According to permission rules of TWC, you need permission to use or edit other's content in your own mod. Modfoldering a non-modfoldered mod is apparently ok. The content is still the work of the Zhanguo Mod Team from nearly 10 years ago. All I have done is restructure the mod, update text files to work with a modfolder tag, and fix a few bugs. So since my own projects seem unlikely to release without current permission, and unless TWC policy becomes more lenient, I must ask if anyone has any way of getting in contact with either the original or former Zhanguo/Sanguo dev team, to ask if their models and textures may be used for future modding use by future modders.
Unfortunately, somethings just can't be modfoldered, I've learned. Zhanguo TW has this epic main intro, which you will have to replace the vanilla
file if you wish to see it when you play Zhanguo. However it will play for BI and any other BI modfoldered mod as well, so don't forget to make a backup.
The intro is located in the fmv folder.
Or you can just watch the video here, which kindly has still survived on Youtube.
Three of the five factions do have their own intros for the campaign.
There may be some residual roman buildings on the battlemap and cities.
Also, the game may crash on exit if not using Steam; "BI has stopped working". I can't seem to figure why, but it doesn't affect any gameplay as far I can tell.
I have also provided the original Chinese text, in the text folder. Make a backup of the English if you wish to use that.
I am not responsible for any of the Translation, that was provided by the original Zhanguo Team as an English patch v1.14 I believe.
If anyone has noticed any bugs or differences from the original mod, or knows how to fix them, please let me know,
so that I may update the release within the scope of the original mod.
So where can you download Zhanguo Demo? Right here! This post basically is the readme, though you should read it anyways...
Unzip the download file (already done).
Copy or move the "zhanguoD" folder to your Rome Total War installation in the 'bi' folder.
Create a shortcut to your RomeTW-BI.exe file. Right click the shortcut, click properties, shortcut tab,
copy in the following to the Target line:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\The Creative Assembly\Rome - Total War\RomeTW-BI.exe" -mod:bi\zhanguoD -show_err
Launch and Play!
STEAM USERS (cause mod folders work on Steam):
Right click Rome:Total War in your library, click properties, set launch options, copy in the following:
Click OK. Launch Rome: Total War Barbarian Invasion and Play!