Here the links to download Hyborian Age beta version:
Since it's a complete conversion of MTW Viking Invasion you will be no more able to play Viking campaign.
- The mod arises from an italian version so, after the installation all files stored in the C:\Program files\Total war\Medieval - Total War\Loc\Ita, must be copied and pasted in your own language folder.
- Hyboria TW has been run on the following systems successfully:
Windows XP SP2 graphics : Nvidia GeForce Go7300 (Notebook)
Windows XP SP3 graphics : Ati Radeon X850XT PE AGP Driver version 18.104.22.168 (Catalyst 8.10)
Windows XP SP2 graphics : Ati Radeon HD 4850 PCIexpress Driver version 22.214.171.124
If asked, I could arrange later the upload of 8.10 Catalyst for ATI graphics boards.
This is just a previous release, a lot of material, especially for new units, is already on the way,
but I think that sharing it now could help to extend the mod to the components I was not able to manage , so feel free to add your contribution.
Hope you all enjoy
Hyborian Age is a modification for MTW Viking Invasion 2.1, an idea coming from the map
of the hyborian continent by Vincent N. Darlage based on the essay of Dale E. Rippke
"The Dark Storm Conan Chronology" published since april to october 2003
( http://www.rehupa.com/rippke_chronology.htm ).
It is therefore strongly linked to books and novels of Robert E. Howard, but such a large world
needed something more to be populated so I've been using also novels of John Jakes
(Versus the sorceress, 1969), Karl Edward Wagner (Dark Crusade, 1976) and Norvell W.Page
(Flame Winds, 1939).
To be honest, all the rest, characters, names, units and other, has been taken from Taranaich's
MTW2 mod ‘Conan - Total War’ ( http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=231 ), check his thread.
The campaign map brings 70 land regions and 20 sea regions, the well-known Vilayet Sea is not
The mod, even in its final, complete release, will NOT include:
-Shields (all I'm using now are the default/rebel shields)
-Modifications in battle map models (this means you can see Conan fighting beside a catholic cross)
-Heroes ( I've started this mod reading only Taranaich's thread and I can't begin now reading R.Howard)
-Muslim factions (Obviously it's not impossible. HTW has proven they might be added – after and not me)