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    Default Succession - A Total War: Empire Revival Mod

    VERSION 1.0 RELEASED 10/20/2020

    As you were, soldier.

    After years of learning to mod the game's data files, campaign setup, and unit textures, I am very proud to present the first installment of Succession - A Total War: Empire Revival Mod.

    The mission of this mod is not new: to enhance the historical accuracy and strategic challenge of ETW without sacrificing entertainment. To accomplish this mission, I've tweaked more aspects of the game than I can count, including:


    • Altering the accuracy of cannons and firearms. Battles will be won by disciplined and experienced troops who can withstand the prolonged onslaught of enemy volleys, or close the gap in good order with bayonets.
    • Enhancing the causes and effects of fatigue and morale. Remember not to tire your regiments before engaging, and watch your flanks.
    • Improving the effects of buildings and character traits. A capitalist in the cabinet will lower the costs of industrial buildings, a physiocrat will lower farm costs, and high level religious schools will improve research.
    • Improving diplomacy. AI factions will behave more realistically by placing higher value on interfaction opinion. They will be less inclined to launch attacks purely for sharing a border, though they will still take advantage of weak and undefended neighbors.
    • Revamping the campaign setup. The Great Northern War has plunged Sweden in a conflict with Denmark, Poland-Lithuania, and Russia (which has recently made bitter peace with the Ottomans). In contrast, western Europe experiences relative peace following the Imperial victory over the Turks; Austria is on good terms with their Polish saviors. The German states continue to rebuild following the devastation of the Thirty Years War, making the Prussian campaign more about rising from the ashes than constant onslaught.
    • Adding new historical characters present in the world in 1700, including Menno van Coehoorn, Henry Boyle, and Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam.
    • Adding "new factions". In truth, Westphalia and Georgia have just been rebranded as the Archbishopric of Cologne and Georgian Kingdoms, respectively. But hey, hard to argue against a little extra historical flavor.
    • Adding historical titles for dukes, viceroys, electors, governors, secretaries of state, maharajas, chiefs, and emperors.
    • Adding new units, including marines, revolutionary infantry, frontier militia, Croatian chasseurs, Connaught Rangers, and Portuguese tiradores.
    • Removing tracers from bullets and cannonballs.
    • Revamping Generals so they are no longer a heavy cavalry unit. These men are officers and gentlemen; the unit size has been decreased and their combat abilities reduced. Keep your general safe; a general who flees the field has a worse impact on morale than a general who dies in glorious battle. This holds true for the player and the AI, so consider sparing a routing enemy general and watch his army follow suit.
    • Limiting recruitment of Indiaman trade ships as the AI tends to build fleets of them for combat. Brigs and sloops now possess the ability to trade, though they are less efficient due to their higher upkeep.
    • Enhancing faction COLORS.
    • Introducing Portugal and Denmark as playable factions with original faction descriptions and campaign objectives.


    NOTE: The campaign has been balanced for playing on the Normal difficulty level. Other difficulty levels will still be enjoyable and challenging, but sticklers for historical realism should stick to Normal as it tames the sometimes random AI.

    When I started this project, I actually had no intention of releasing it. As such, there are some legacy mods from other creators in the files. I tried to purge anything third party to avoid stepping on my fellow modders' toes, but some elements remain as the original creators are no longer active on this forum (as far as I know). Those that come to mind are:
    • Of Kaiser, Tsar, and Ghasyar by Sir Digby Chicken Caesar. This incredible mod adds new units such as Swiss line infantry, Khevsuri warriors, and Slavic pandours. The detail and immersion of his mod is so great, I ended up cloning one of his units as a melee unit for Dagestan. All credit for those models and skins goes to him.
    • Vanilla Units Enhanced by Bavarian Grenadier. I used some of his excellent models for my new Revolutionary Infantry unit, late generals, and certain factions' marines on ships. All credit for those models goes to him.


    VERSION 1.0 INSTALLATION:

    1. As you would with any mod, backup your Empire files!
    2. Download the .zip file HERE
    3. Extract all files except the startpos.esf into your Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/Empire Total War/data folder (the LS_textures file is optional and includes new unit textures)
    4. Extract the startpos.esf file into your Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/Empire Total War/data/campaigns/main folder
    5. Activate with ModManager like the good ol' days.


    Make the world your colony in style. Enjoy.
    Last edited by The_Lord_Snow; October 20, 2020 at 08:54 PM. Reason: announcing new version

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    Congrats on the release! +rep Welcome to TWC, as well.

    If you want to spread the word about your mod, feel free to post an Announcement here: https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...mpire-C-amp-O)
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    Hey, cheers, pal! I appreciate that!

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    My pleasure.
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    Great to see that Empire TW isn't dead! Specially with talented modders like you, thanks for the work Lord_Snow, gonna re-download Empire and test your mod soon!

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    Thanks for releasing this mod and welcome as a new modder on TWC! I appreciate your detailed description.

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    Thanks for your work, I will definitely check out your changes!
    Try my ETW mods: Interface Enhancement Mod



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    Cheers, PrimoTw! Hope you enjoy it!

    Cheers, Alwyn! I am a big fan of your AARs!

    Cheers, Durango! I hope you enjoy!
    Last edited by Frunk; April 25, 2020 at 10:13 AM. Reason: Posts merged.

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    Thnks for your mod. I will give a try. I was trying to play vanilla, but it is so broken (the siege lag killed the game for me).
    Hope I can finish a campaign with it. I will try a republic prussia. And hope the flags for it didn't have changed too.

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    That's great, thank for the release Lord_Snow.
    I've downloaded the game a week ago, too. Just for nostalgias' sake... :-D
    Is your mod compatible with the definitive Edition??

    Regards

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    Thanks to everyone for the kind words. I hope you are all enjoying the mod.

    I am pleased to release the first update to the mod. Nothing drastic (should be completely save game compatible) but it changes the factions available in custom battle and includes a number of new models and textures. Shout out to Bavarian Grenadier for his late general model. If you want to access the update, download this zip file and extract to your ETW data folder (overwrite the LS_campaign folder).

    Another quick note I hope you find helpful regarding my mod: brigs and sloops are now able to trade in trade nodes and indiamen recruitment is restricted. This is because indiamen are practically upkeep-free and thus favored by the AI. This change addresses the AI building fleets of armed merchant ships instead of proper navies.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_AF...ew?usp=sharing

    Quote Originally Posted by GaivsSejanvs View Post
    That's great, thank for the release Lord_Snow.
    I've downloaded the game a week ago, too. Just for nostalgias' sake... :-D
    Is your mod compatible with the definitive Edition??

    Regards
    Cheers, GaivsSejanvs. Yes, this should be completely compatible with definitive edition. I hope you enjoy.
    Last edited by Frunk; May 03, 2020 at 05:36 AM. Reason: Posts merged.

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    You could do a 4 turns per year version, since you modify the startpos file. I dont need it, I already did it, I'm sying it as a suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armandoeng View Post
    You could do a 4 turns per year version, since you modify the startpos file. I dont need it, I already did it, I'm sying it as a suggestion.
    Hey, pal, thank you for the suggestion. I hope you're enjoying the mod. I recently learned that ability myself and have applied it to the Road to Independence campaigns. I will consider making the change.

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    New Textures coming soon...

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    I like o try this mod, can't seem to get the download link to work, says to big to scan for viruses or something, does anyone have another link thanks.
    Last edited by Frunk; May 24, 2020 at 10:58 PM. Reason: Typo fixed.

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    Default Re: Succession - A Total War: Empire Revival Mod

    Hey Warriordude, I appreciate the interest in my mod! Here is an updated link. If the file size is an issue, try downloading the files individually rather than all at once.

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    Default Re: Succession - A Total War: Empire Revival Mod

    Version 0.93 coming soon!
    • A new unit for the British Empire - the Connaught Rangers
    • New textures for many European factions
    • Building and character effect tweaks
    Last edited by The_Lord_Snow; August 06, 2020 at 08:52 PM.

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    Small problem. I get so far and then I get a message saying "Couldn't download. Network Issue". Followed by "Couldn't Download. No permission". Has anyone got any ideas as to what I do. Thanks for any help.

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    OK. Got problem sorted. Had to sort out some "Edge" issues.

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    Glad you got it working, Robleau2. Hope you enjoy the mod!

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