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    Default The long Road 2.4.3a - Kingdoms and Steam compatible




    Having read a couple of times that the original installer is giving problems adapting it to Steam I took the liberty of compiling an installer that works for disk and Steam without any messy side deals.

    I also moved the installation from M2TW\TLR to M2TW\mods\TLR, eg the default mod installation path. Other then minor adjustments to facilitate that move and to make the installation steam compatible nothing got changed. The final patch is included in the installation.

    Summary:
    - the installer will find your path to M2TW provided your registry entry is fine. If that is not the case follow the instruction displayed by the installer.
    - the installation is Steam compatible. Absolutely NOTHING additional is required, simply start the game with the provided desktop shortcut
    - a file verification will take place at the end of the installation
    - all file names are small caps to allow for Linux\Mac compatibility
    - installer size reduced to 500MB due to improved compression
    - it's version 2.4.3 Full Download plus 2.4.3 Patch A

    DOWNLOAD HERE (500MB)

    Patch 1 (4MB) - fixes missing symbols for Syria, Khwarezm, Abbassids and Kiev. Fixes special characters not displaying.

    Installation:
    - Run\double click the installer from your download directory or any folder you like
    - Click yourself through the installer
    - If the path to your M2TW installation isn't displayed automatically follow the instructions of the installer
    - Start the mod via the provided desktop shortcut
    - Nothing else

    Note:
    In case of missing text apply this tutorial.
    Last edited by Gigantus; October 08, 2019 at 12:22 AM. Reason: added patch



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    Default Re: Simplified installer for final version - Steam compatible

    Thanks Gigantus! As always, we can count on you to save the community!

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    Default Re: Simplified installer for final version - Steam compatible

    Gigantus are you one of the devs to this?

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    Default Re: Simplified installer for final version - Steam compatible

    No, I just happened to have this still on my hard drive and thus made it steam compatible for those that had problems wit it.



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    Seems to be a lot of missing text from the menu (when you try and save the game) and the absence of descriptions for agents.

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    Default Re: The long Road 2.4.3a - Kingdoms and Steam compatible

    Thanks, I'll have a look into it.

    Edit: I went as far as doing a clean install and start both campaigns (2 & 4tpy) but found all agent's text present as well as the loading text (see sample pics in spoiler).

    1. Was the file check without errors?
    2. Did you change anything with the installation? (absolutely no further action is needed for Steam)
    3. Did you start TLR with the desktop shortcut provided?
    4. Is there any entry in Steam's launch option? (right click game in steam library, choose properties and then check the 'set launch options' tab)

    Spoiler for pics
    Last edited by Gigantus; June 29, 2019 at 12:25 AM.



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    I answered the questions below, but think I'm going to do a clean install and see if that helps.

    1. Was the file check without errors? Yes, it was installed without errors?

    2. Did you change anything with the installation? (absolutely no further action is needed for Steam). I don't use Steam for M2TW.

    3. Did you start TLR with the desktop shortcut provided? Yes.

    4. Is there any entry in Steam's launch option? (right click game in steam library, choose properties and then check the 'set launch options' tab). I don't use Steam for M2TW so, no.

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    Well. That didn't work. I even downloaded and reinstalled, but it still have the same problems.

    This is the only download I'm having problems with.

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    Default Re: The long Road 2.4.3a - Kingdoms and Steam compatible

    I am feeling reminded of this problem. Do try and see if that helps.



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    Could the file we're downloading be missing files?

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    Default Re: The long Road 2.4.3a - Kingdoms and Steam compatible

    Did you follow the tutorial I linked you to?

    The file where the text is based in is present (data\text\strat), even if it wasn't it would be read from the packed files. Try what happens if you remove both files of that name.

    The merchant entry:
    Code:
    {SMT_MERCHANT_DESCR}Merchants are agents that work for their lord by establishing trade routes between distant foreign resources and their own local markets. Under the guise of private enterprise, merchants are able to move through enemy lands without drawing suspicion or committing a diplomatic transgression. When merchants work together so that they have a monopoly on a particular resource, they will generate extra income for their faction. Opposing merchants can attempt to make a hostile takeover of each other's assets, ending the other's career.



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    Well I took the plunge and it worked. thanks for you patience.
    Last edited by Rick; July 01, 2019 at 02:23 PM.

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    Default Re: The long Road 2.4.3a - Kingdoms and Steam compatible

    No one knows why it works, or why it happens with a small number of M2TW installations in the first place - that's why I wrote the tutorial.

    Glad to hear it solved your problem.



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    Default Re: The long Road 2.4.3a - Kingdoms and Steam compatible

    Hey guys and Gigantus.! I have this kind of problems take a look. Can you help is there a solution and btw I installed the files you have post for missing text but the problems are still there and stuff.??

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    Last edited by Basil the Second; September 30, 2019 at 06:35 PM.

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    Default Re: The long Road 2.4.3a - Kingdoms and Steam compatible

    I get that on other mods too like DSA.

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    Default Re: The long Road 2.4.3a - Kingdoms and Steam compatible

    It seems to be a problem with the references in the ui\*.sd files - I'll have a look.
    The text issue is a matter of the game's font not being able to handle certain special symbols. In the example it's 'Bahadır' - the 'i' without a dot.

    Edit: Fixed, link also in OP

    Patch 1 (4MB) - fixes missing symbols for Syria, Khwarezm, Abbassids and Kiev. Fixes special characters not displaying.

    ..
    Last edited by Gigantus; October 08, 2019 at 12:47 AM.



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    That's good! So far I am Kiev and at war with byzantine empire. Was it intentional to make all faction names into another langauge? Ps... good mod! What other mods are you working on now?

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    Default Re: The long Road 2.4.3a - Kingdoms and Steam compatible

    I tried to download it but it too dangerous to download. Could you possibly upload to this forum or to another website?

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    Default Re: The long Road 2.4.3a - Kingdoms and Steam compatible

    I have uploaded it to mediafire - like all my other mods over the years. So far never had problems with any of the uploads.
    May I ask what message you are getting and which antivirus program you are using?

    Here is a list of my mods, my own and those like this one that I 'curated'.
    Last edited by Gigantus; October 08, 2019 at 10:41 PM.



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