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Thread: Stainless Steel 6.4 Released!

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    gracul's Avatar 404 Not Found

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    Icon14 Stainless Steel 6.4 Released!

    Click here
    for download links and installation instructions.

    New features
    - New strategy map balance
    Growing settlements is now a lot harder for both the player and the AI!
    Although it's easy to get minor cities and fortresses, getting your settlements higher will be a struggle - and you won't be able to capture a lot of godly developed cities since the AI will be experiencing the same issue!
    Citadels and Huge Cities are VERY rare now.
    The whole system stands on a base of 50 auto-games which went above turn 200!

    - Faith wars
    Rebalanced the usage of priests for the AI. Now, the AI factions will work more on spreading their faith outside their borders.
    BEWARE! as heretics and witches got seriously buffed in both their piety and spawn chance, both the player and the AI will have to work in order to stop heresy at their lands.
    Religious unrest is more severe, so maintaining high faith levels is something a lot more important now.
    Better get assassins for heretics labelled as prophet's....
    Sample Screenshot

    - New and rebalanced Faction Leader traits
    Faction Leader traits are now a lot more important!
    The Traits

    - New buildings & rebalancements
    Public Gallows, Bakehouse, Stonemasons hut, Logging camps and the third level of caravan stops these are the new buildings.
    Their unique abilities will help you develop your cities nicely!
    Sample Screenshot

    - The Antipope
    With the excommunication of HRE or France, their faction gets an Antipope - a priest who made a claim to be the Pope and is supported by a large faction in the church.
    The Antipope is a godly buffed priest, who helps mostly in battling the inquisitors.
    Station your Antipope(or any priest with piety more then 7) next to an inquisitor, and the next turn his piety will drop with a good chance.
    The Antipope is designed for this, due to his massive movement boost!
    This will help your generals survive an inquisitor onslaught!
    Sample Screenshot

    - Economic script updates
    The economy script which tried to make the AI spend their money reasonably has gotten upgraded.
    The AI will surely field a lot less troops if he cannot afford such!

    - Guild System Overhaul
    Guilds have been completely reworked.
    Both the bonuses of the guilds were changed, as well as the points accumulation system.
    Be sure to check what every guild can offer!
    Chapter houses have been dropped from the guilds system - they can now be built in only specific locations on the campaign map, but these Templars or Hospitallers can really pack a punch!
    List of Settlements where chapter houses can be built
    Chapter Houses in v6.4

    Thorn Edessa Edessa Leon Pamplona
    Stettin Antioch Antioch Oporto Zaragoza
    Magdeburg Damascus Damascus - -
    Palanga Acre Acre - -
    - Tortosa Tortosa - -
    - Jerusalem Jerusalem - -
    - Clermont Iraklion - -
    -ToulouseRhodes - -

    Sample Screenshot

    - New Setup
    The setup for SS has been completely reworked.
    It allows for a lot more freedom for any modder, as well as supports using translations.
    The setup already houses the translations for German and Spanish version!
    Sample Screenshot

    - New UI's by cedric37, and battle UI's by KDK!
    Brilliant Strat UI's by master cedric37 have made their way to the SS!
    Master KDK have supplied us with Battle UI's!
    the UIs

    Southern European

    Southern Battle UI

    Eastern European

    Battle EE


    Battle Greek

    Middle Eastern

    Battle ME

    Northern European

    Battle NE

    - New textures by Baraban
    Baraban has kindly provided new unit models and textures for some of the SS units!
    The battlemap is now a nicer place

    - Teutonic Hilltop settlements added!
    The hilltop settlement structure for the northern european settlements has been implemented into SS!
    Sample Screenshot

    - Warman222's new death animations added!

    - Hotseat compatibility
    SS was fully reviewed in terms of hotseat compatibility and is now smoother when it comes to hotseat campaigns.

    Added stake sound when deploying stakes.
    Bulgarian names fixed.
    Russian names in Galway fixed. [early/late]
    Banners fix.
    Pre-battle one liner speeches fixed.
    Wise Admin/Greedy ruler fix. [early/late]
    Trebuchet+Catapult Smoke fix.
    Imams and Pagan priests getting bishop title fixed.
    Bonus movement hotseat bug fixed.
    Sicily trait fix.
    Infamous gui CTD bug fixed.
    Slave merchants now have some movement points so you can't kill them accidentally.
    Title stripping and faction killer traits now work correctly.
    Old pagan priests portraits added.
    Jihad video added.
    New mongol/cuman cards added.
    Timurid script overhaul.
    Generals are now recruitable in higher level castles.
    Merchant old age trait remade. [not so hardcore anymore]
    Added newt's fix as 'DisableRR' option.
    UI cards tweaks.
    Tourney grounds can host tourneys!
    Devastation bug removed.
    + all reported bugs were removed

    Personal remarks:
    Well, there it is. While 6.3 was packed with features, 6.4 is a more of a "balance, upgrade, fix bug and re-think" patch.
    CTD's should be just incredibly rare with this patch if it's installed right, as just a hint, in over 100 auto-games which used these files i have not gotten one CTD, and i used the base version with permanent watchtowers, savage AI and permanent arrows.
    Most importantly, the campaign map is now balanced in a lot nicer way. Although it is not hard to maintain your faction, growing and developing your settlements is harder.

    First of all i'd like to thank bane_tw, Meneth, Rozanov, newt and Ishan; for keeping track of the bugs and writing bug-fixes. Without them, there would be no way to release a perfect bug-fixer like this one Secondly i want to thank PB, CC and Byg, who's work always was and always will be the core of SS. Thirdly, special thanks to everybody who reported bugs - without you guys this mod will never reach perfection!
    The Stainless Steel 6.4 Team:
    gracul - leader
    King Kong - SS 6.1
    Point Blank - RR/RC, lots of things
    Byg - support and BGR
    Caesar Clivus - forum handling, support and CBUR
    Rozanov - coding and ideas
    Germanicu5 - coding and ideas, BAI
    y2day - art & graphics
    Awellesley - units & support
    Meneth - bug fixing
    bane_tw - forum handling and bug fixing
    Ishan - forum handling and bug fixing
    cedric37 - art & ui graphics

    Navajo Joe

    (HG)LordKoal, (HG)Super, (HG)Iliturgitano, (HG)Xaviar, (HG)Carlos, (HG)Adrics, CeltiberoThormes, penyetta, garcy170 (Spanish translation)
    Fred Putz (German translation)
    warman222 (new combo&death animations)
    Baraban (textures & model fixes)
    KDK (ui graphics)
    beikon & gord69 (Steam help)
    Fair Prince (SSNOP, SSHCP, SSTAIP)
    newt (No Waiting)
    Savage (CAI)
    Santiago de Pola (better grass)
    Argent Usher (real horses)
    Agis Tournas & Anthonius II (CBUR)
    Magus (Crimson Tide)
    Lord Calidor (KT mod)
    agart (castle & city strat models)
    Agis Tournas (Unit Card improvement)
    Seether (AFR mod)
    Soupdragon (EE watchtower)
    Chimaeira (SSTC)
    Lord Condormanius (Mailed Knights)
    Akvilonn (additional unit info cards)
    MADTAO (polish units)
    Csatádi (hungarian map guidelines)
    gewehr36 (pagan mongols)
    Kevin MacLeod (music)
    Jon Sayles & Bill Hudak (music)
    Swagger (sky mod)
    Akvilonn (Unit info cards)
    nonnob3 (Unit info cards)
    Lusted (CAI)
    Lord Calidor (KT mod)
    Quark (wherever you are right now)

    All the people in the SS forumswho posted bugs and fixes!

    Special thanks to all the people on the TWC forums providing tools for easier mod editing!
    Last edited by Gigantus; June 29, 2020 at 12:10 AM. Reason: Update for simplified installer

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    Default Re: Stainless Steel 6.4 Released!

    It's gonna be a long night!

    Time to spread some rep among the SS crew once again

    €: It doesn't say anything about save games. Will it be compatible?
    Last edited by Olvie; January 10, 2011 at 04:13 PM.

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    gracul's Avatar 404 Not Found

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    Default Re: Stainless Steel 6.4 Released!

    Just hope Bane or Ishan will come and sticky this soon.

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    Damn, not first Anyway...GOOD JOB!!!And thx for keeping this alive!!!

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    IT'S HERE.
    Seriously, though, props to the SS team.

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    Great job, your commitment to SS is second to none, +Rep

    'Proud to be patronised by cedric37(My Father and My Guardian)

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    Congrats! +Rep and such what...


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    Gongratulations guys
    +1million rep

    is this version compatible with the sub mod compilation?
    Last edited by Archontis; January 10, 2011 at 04:34 PM.

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    Hey great work guys will try out now!!!! Thanks Gracul!!

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    btw,do I need fixes.exe or just to instal 6.4?
    Last edited by johnny_b_good; January 10, 2011 at 04:43 PM.
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    Default Re: Stainless Steel 6.4 Released!

    would this work with meneths sub mod compilation? for 6.3

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    Default Re: Stainless Steel 6.4 Released!

    Probably not right off the bat.
    Winmerge might be able to help with merging the old and new(6.4) files, though.

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    newt's Avatar Primicerius
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    It's in the FAQ guys.

    Q: Is submod X compatible with SS 6.4?
    A: The answer is no. If it wasn't designed strictly for 6.4, there is about 1% chance its compatible.

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    Fantastic; I assume at current this is intended to be played 'vanilla' without any inclusion of BGR for instance?

    Can you tell me if this will install a separate EXE allowing you to continue with previous 6.3 campaigns?

    Thank you for your hard work guys!

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    Great work, gracul!

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    Very nice
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    oh ok so i have no submods anymore then
    hopefully the SS setup wont be screwed up by all the compilation submods...

    EVIL MEGAUPLOAD 84kps is disgusting

    It would be cool if the antipope stayed in the college of cardinals, because hed be 10 piety hed would be top contender for pope, just depends on your allies..
    so if your antipope got in you and his supporters would be reconciled/get perfcet relations and the defenders of the old pope would be excommed!
    that would be class if it worked like that
    Last edited by Roman Ocean; January 10, 2011 at 05:08 PM. Reason: added antipope bit

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    nice! very happy and completely taken by surprise! great work gracul and co!
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    Ive been having trouble installing 6.3. About a 3rd the way thru its asking me 'Please insert disk 2' and when i select the folder where i put all my downloaded files it says 'the file SS6.3[1]-2.bin could not be located..' Please, no! I thought i just got it working! And theres an even better version out!

    OK, seem to have got it going again. Fingers crossed!
    Last edited by DedBludUK; January 10, 2011 at 05:31 PM. Reason: Progress

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