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    Greetings Europa Barbarorum fans!



    Today, we have a very special announcement for you. The release of a patch for our mod, Europa Barbarorum, for the Rome Total War engine: EB 1.2!



    The mod has advanced a very long way from our first beta: EB 0.7.2, more than 2 years from now (here`s the announcement). In retrospective, we can say that we have advanced a very long way, always struggling to create a representation of the ancient world as accurate as it can be, considering the RTW engine's possibilities and limitations.

    There are not many major changes in this version. Likewise, there are no new units. Work for EB 2 has already been going on for months, and also all of our modelers and skinners are focused on pumping out EB2 units. The entire team will now focus on our newer version for M2TW. Nevertheless, we will not stop supporting EB1, and there will in all likelihood be some other goodies in the near future too.

    Rather, the scope of this version focuses primarily on bugfixes, among them the total redesign of the Client Ruler system. We also have a new punic voicemod, a new Epeiros intro by Stupac, and the previously released historical battles are also part of this release.

    We thank our dedicated (and now almost professional!) betatesters: mcantu, Hax, Thaatu, Ice, Obelics. Their help was absolutely essential in clearing bugs with the Client Ruler system. Special thanks to I Am Here Now, who spotted an unsuspected quantity of spelling mistakes in our descriptions, most of which are now fixed.

    We also want to give special thanks to Ken Eckman and Don Johnson, who helped decisively with the recording of our brand new punic voicemod . The Punic voicemod was developed by team effort between Kikosemmek and Shigawire. Shigawire provided the grammar and dictionary books, Kikosemmek did the translations and reconstructions. Abou provided the voice acting talent. Shigawire and Redmeth provided the technical implementation. Special thanks goes to Dr. Charles Krahmalkov for having written the books we used, and for some very informative emails.

    We also thank to all the people that have pointed out various bugs and errors in our previous builds. Without their dedicated feedback, we wouldn't have come this far with our mod. A big thanks to you, and we wish you all a very happy play.



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    A complete list of mirrors can be found on our website's Download section. We strongly recommend people to use BitTorrent to download EB to conserve bandwidth, but also as torrent provides better transfer speeds once a couple of people have downloaded part of it. Please consider seeding EB after downloading unless you pay per amount of traffic. Don`t be a leech!

    More mirrors will be added when they are available.

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    Installation


    First make sure you have a clean RTW 1.5 installation on your computer where you have installed EB 1.1, with no submods. This is to make absolutely certain old files or directories won't cause problems for the EB installation. Any official fixes that you have installed does not count as submods.

    You should already have a clean 1.5 RTW if you followed the installation guide for 1.1, so even if you have installed submods it should be a simple matter of installing EB 1.1 into a copy of that one. If you don't have this and need to install RTW 1.5 again, you should now make a copy of that clean 1.5 RTW so you have it available for easily making another installation in the future. Then you won't have to install RTW again, but only EB.

    If you have Vista, make sure that you have the RTW installation where you add EB outside of Program Files. You may get problems either immediately, or when it's least convenient, if you still install EB under Program Files.

    Double-click the EB installer file and follow the instructions on screen. Make sure that you select the RTW folder, IE the one where RomeTW.exe lies under. Also make sure that you remove the boilerplate text that comes after the folder that you choose.

    Refer to the installation guide post for more specific instructions and special cases. Refer to the installation validation post if your EB doesn't work after installing.

    As always, new versions of EB are not savegame compatible.

    Once you have installed v1.2, install the game fixes, found here: 1.2 Fixes you should try before posting. These fixes are a must and may fix game ending bugs. Fixes are updated, so check back later if problems occur.



    Changes for 1.2


    1.- Client Rulers:

    As you may know, the Client Ruler system had various sporadic bugs that included wrong trait assignment, killing of existing family members, clones popping up and more. Those problems couldn`t be fixed with the previous Client Ruler system, so the decision was made to construct an entirely new mechanic for the matter. Now recruitable generals can become either Allied Generals or Client Rulers, depending on whether they stay during their first turn in their city or are moved into the field after being created.

    So, if we create a type 4 government, we gain the possibility of recruiting a general:

    In the example, we are going to recruit a hellenistic client ruler, with a hellenistic bodyguard. There are also other bodyguards, and the type of bodyguards available depends of the culture of the settlement that`s recruiting the general.


    At this point, we can take two paths:

    1) Make him a Client ruler, to govern allied settlements in your place. This is done by leaving your recruited general into the settlement. Take for example our good fellow Pefkolaos:



    We can leave him into the city, so that he becomes a client ruler... subject to our will!



    But beware of moving him to a non-allied settlement. As before, by taking him out and making him governor of a Type I - II or III governed city, you risk making him into an impostor.


    Also as before, remember not to enter allied settlements with your family members. This is meddling with domestic affairs, which will generate negative traits on the family members that poke their noses on allied poleis. In addition, it will cause unrest, as you make clear that the allied settlement is not really independent, and that the client ruler is a mere puppet of your basileos!


    2. Make him a non-family-member General. That`s done by moving him out of the city on the first turn after being recruited. Thus, Neoptolemos will end up commanding client armies rather than governing cities.


    As with client rulers, allied generals will gain negative effects if they are instated as governors in non-allied provinces.

    2.- New Punic voicemod:

    Our voicemod translators and actors have performed an enormous feat: to bring you the punic voicemod. An huge amount of work has been put into this feature, which combines the labour of translators, voice actors, coders etc.

    3 Additional changes:

    * Inclusion of the previously released historical battles of Ipsos, Panion, Magnesia, Raphia, River Areios
    * Addition of battle defeat theme.
    * A multitude of corrections of Sweboz unit and building names.
    * Correction of various proto Balto-Slavic names.
    * Various corrections of Romanii trait names.
    * Relocation of strategy map docks, to better correspond with historic locations of important ports.
    * Fixed spamming of Sweboz reform markers.
    * Removed duplicated medininkas mercenary archers.
    * Saka can now build blacksmith, mines and receive benefits of high level ports.
    * Nomads can now recruit diplomats from higher levels of core building.
    * Adjustments of law bonus for nomad core buildings.
    * Added many short descriptions for pontos.
    * Fixed CTD when choosing fate of a newly conquered settlement (if Lusted's theory is correct).
    * Corrected and refined unit placement.
    * Added multiplayer component.
    * Fixed a bug in the cumulative wins/losses triggers, thanks Tollheit!
    * Correction of the UI of the Lonchophoroi.
    * Correction of the Mercenary recruitment
    * Corrected Lusotannan animosity. Now they want to kick Carthaginean butts, instead of Pontic.
    * Fixed celtic reform markers.
    * Year In History text changes for 264 and 263 BC.
    Last edited by MarcusAureliusAntoninus; 02-26-2009 at 18:32.

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    Default Re: EB 1.2 released

    Stupid question: Save-game compatible? I didn't see anything expressly stated in the post...

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    Default Re: EB 1.2 released

    No. Added a line about that, thanks.

    Edit: There seems to be a problem with the Bittorrent tracker. Sumotracker is down. I'll make a new torrent right away.

    Edit2: Now I've added Pirate bay to the trackers. Should work now. You may need to download the torrent file again though.
    Last edited by bovi; 11-21-2008 at 17:59.

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    Does that mean that my allied generals can look, for example, hellenistic even if I am Roman? It would be much better than the Generic "Manius" I get for all my allies.

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    Unfortunately, we cannot have different portraits from the regular ones of your faction. Also we cannot choose their names, so they will get names from the faction you control. The upside of this is that the campaign map will be a lot faster and we avoid all the instability connected to the client rulers.

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    Well, good enough. The new system seems to be far better and I hope that clone problem is solved, lost more than one campaign due to it.

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    Default Re: EB 1.2 released

    cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bovi View Post
    The upside of this is that the campaign map will be a lot faster and we avoid all the instability connected to the client rulers.
    Praise the lord!!... or rather, the EB team
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    Default Re: EB 1.2 released

    Just saw this. Amazing job, as always guys Now I just can't wait until I EBII comes out!

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    Great!!!! It is the injection of fun I needed from my computer!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!
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    I've tried to use bittorrent to download EB before, but for some reason the average download speed is 3 kb/s. Could there be anything wrong with my computer that limits torrent speed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludens View Post
    I've tried to use bittorrent to download EB before, but for some reason the average download speed is 3 kb/s. Could there be anything wrong with my computer that limits torrent speed?
    Right now there is only one seed. Just wait a little while... once more people have more parts of the file, the speeds should pick up
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    Yes, the problem is that I'm the lone seeder, with a crappy connection that dies quite often. Two more team members are going to seed soon.

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    ...i came...=0...

    now i'll just quietly wait for the usual mod packs i use to come out for this version....




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    Sorry for being unclear. I meant to say that with previous releases I also achieved a download speed of 3 kb/s, even if I waited a day after release before trying to download it. The current version of Bittorrent also keeps saying there is a problem with the incoming connections.
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    Wohooo! this is great!

    but one thing concernes me: if you are able to train Allied generals with the Allied state gouvernment, what use will level 5 local MICs have outside of tracia(and the other few regions with lv 5 locals)?

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    I'll be the first to place it under ed2k when I download it. Anyone else to volunteer for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludens View Post
    The current version of Bittorrent also keeps saying there is a problem with the incoming connections.
    That doesn't have to mean much. My torrent client gives me the same message, but I still get decent speeds.

    You might want to check out these tips, maybe they will help:

    http://torrentfreak.com/optimize-you...ownload-speed/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basileos ton Ellenon View Post
    I'll be the first to place it under ed2k when I download it. Anyone else to volunteer for it?
    Feel free, I'll put the link up when you post it.

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    does the client ruler script optimization count as a submod?
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    A Punic voicemod!? OMG!

    I have to download and start a Karthadast campaign ASAP!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobo View Post
    does the client ruler script optimization count as a submod?
    No. All the files that that changes will be safely overwritten with the new 1.2 files.
    Last edited by bovi; 11-21-2008 at 19:03.

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    Yay! That made my day! Love you EB team:)
    Does 1.2 include by chance enhanced AI formations or Victory conditions file?

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    Hmmm, I don't know if I should abandon my current EB 1.1 campaign and start a new one with 1.2

    Are the changes significant enough to warrant a new campaign?
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    I >>heart<< EB team - thanks for creating the finest computer experience ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intranetusa View Post
    Hmmm, I don't know if I should abandon my current EB 1.1 campaign and start a new one with 1.2

    Are the changes significant enough to warrant a new campaign?
    That's like asking: are the changes significant enough to warrant a full installer + ditto release post + download tracker set up + torrent file + ... ?

    It's your call, though.
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    Wow, thank you EB team for this wonderful surprise, I must now finish my Arverni campaign up in order to enjoy the fruits of your labor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellos Athenaios View Post
    That's like asking: are the changes significant enough to warrant a full installer + ditto release post + download tracker set up + torrent file + ... ?

    It's your call, though.
    Well, I'm about 30 years into my campaign. (120 turns)

    If the changes are significant - ie. much less crashes, better gameplay, etc, then I'll start a new campaign with 1.2
    If the changes are mostly cosmetic, I'll just finish my 1.1 campaign and start a 1.2 campaign with a new faction in the future.
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    hey this looks great! but is there something wrong with Torrent, I can't access it from here or the EB website??
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    You need a Bit Torrent client to download it. Usually Free Download Manager includes it, so you just click it and accept it to start.

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