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    Default Creating a World - Desktop Shortcuts for the Kingdoms Campaigns

    IntroductionHaving noted recently that Steam users are missing the DLC (Kingdoms Campaigns) links in their Steam's library 'Start' button I decided to create working desktop shortcuts for Steam as well as disk use.
    While at it I created a compatible desktop shortcut for the main campaign as well.



    FeaturesA rather short, but potent list.
    • Steam use: simply start the mods with their desktop shortcut
    • Disk use: simply start the mods with their desktop shortcut
    • Creates a configuration (CFG) file for the main campaign and each mod that enables modding as well (mods only, for modding the main campaign install Bare Geomod)
    • Creates a universal launch (BAT) file for Steam and Disk use

    InstallationThis is one of my 'click through' installations.
    • As long as your registry is fine the installer will find the correct installation path. If not, simply follow the instruction displayed in the installer
    • Steam users: no need to do anything extra - simply start the mods with their desktop shortcut


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    Last edited by Gigantus; November 26, 2019 at 09:36 PM.




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    Default Re: Creating a World - Desktop Shortcuts for the Kingdoms Campaigns

    UPDATE

    Now includes a Steam compatible desktop shortcut for the main campaign as well.





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    Thx for this.
    I thought it was just me not being able to launch the kingdoms campaigns

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    Default Re: Creating a World - Desktop Shortcuts for the Kingdoms Campaigns

    Glad you found it useful




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    Hi gigantus

    first of all thank you for everything you do for this incredible forum and community

    I have a question. I'm absolutely not an expert but i think i understand how your mod works. In fact I was able to do it again by myself after your mod's installation. I'm trying to learn something while i drive in this forum.

    Anyway i would like to di it also for RTW Barbarian Invasion official mod in order to have a desktop shortcut. I tried the same way you explained us (creating a cfg file and writing in the batch file i created: start rtwbi @bi\bi.cfg) and also other ways like sending RTW BI executable to desktop and editing its link (
    "D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Rome Total War Gold\RomeTW-BI.exe" --features.mod=bi ) but i could not reach my goal.
    I think that it may depends on the fact that the executable launched by steam works differently rom that of m2twkingdoms and in fact nor rtw nor bi have packed data and also bi is not in a "mod" subfolder, but i could not undestrand more, and nothing usefull i found in the web and in particular in this forum.
    Can you help me please?


    And, if you want, try to explain me briefly and in an easy way what are the differences between rtw and m2tw about that and how those evental differences produces reluslts i told you. Thank you and sorry for my poor english speaking

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    Default Re: Creating a World - Desktop Shortcuts for the Kingdoms Campaigns

    I know that maybe i should write in rtwbi subforum but there i found some thread about that that could not help me and moreover i think my question is strictly connected to this thread's topic

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    Default Re: Creating a World - Desktop Shortcuts for the Kingdoms Campaigns

    I wrote an article on how to make RTW desktop shortcuts here.




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    thank you

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