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    Default First Release: The Crusades V1.0

    Over a year of blood, sweat, and tears the development team behind The Crusades is ready to unleash the beast. The Crusades V1.0 is a hefty product that is a nearly complete version of the mod. However, to get the mod out earlier several features have been left out and will be patched at a later date. Currently there is only one download link, I would ask that people be patient, I am working at getting mirrors up. However, at 250+MB it takes a while to upload.

    THE CRUSADES

    Can't wait for Medieval Total War 2? Just don't have a machine that will be able to play Medieval Total War 2? Do you want EPIC battles fought across sweeping campaigns in the holy land? Then The Crusades is for YOU!

    The Crusades is a total conversion mod that brings the player back to the time of Salah al-Din, Richard the Lionheart, the Kingdom of Jersualem and the Third Crusade. It offers the player a chance to relive two famous campaigns of the period, the campaigns of the third crusade and the conquests of Salah al-Din. At the players disposal in both campaigns are over 100 unique units (roughly 50 for each faction), a host of historical characters (Salah al-Din, Fredrick Barbarossa, Richard the Lionheart and many more), as wells a several unqiue buildings and settlements.

    Outside of the campaign the player will be treated to 12 brand new custom battle locations to do battle against the crusaders or saracens. All the units for each faction as well as rebel units are available for custom battles, including byantine, cilician armenian, and county units. So you may not get to play as the byzantines in the campaign, but that doesn't stop you from forming a byzantine army in a custom or online battle.

    ***AVAILABLE DOWNLOADS***
    TotalRealism.net - The Crusades v1.0
    FileFront.com - The Crusades v1.0
    FileFactory.com - The Crusades v1.0
    FileFactory.com 2 - The Crusades v1.0
    MegaUpload.com - The Crusades v1.0
    MegaUpload.com 2 - The Crusades v1.0
    SendSpace.com - The Crusades v1.0

    ***INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS***
    - Install a CLEAN version of either ROME TOTAL WAR GOLD EDITION or ROME TOTAL WAR: Barbarian Invasion PATCHED TO 1.6

    - Download the exe above.

    - Install the mod using the install program to the correct directory. The install program is defaulted to the Gold edition directory. Make sure that if you have another version you select the proper directory

    - play the mod!

    ***FEATURES LIST***
    - TWO seperate campaigns!
    - 52 Turns per year script brings the campaign to life
    - Over 150 UNIQUE units and officers
    - BRAND NEW MUSIC
    - NEW mounts, including covered horses for crusaders and mailed horses for saracens
    - NEW battle user interface and campaign user interface for each faction
    - NEW event pictures
    - NEW loading screens
    - Updated stone walls for the crusader faction
    - Stronghold Settlements - walled fortresses where knightly orders can recruit troops
    - Massive Map - 4x the size of the original RTW map with historic locations such as Karak or Hattin
    - New Strategy map characters - gone are the single characters of Vanilla RTW.
    - Updated Traits and Ancillaries
    - All new portraits for Generals, family membres, agents and ancillaries
    - New UI cards for all units
    - New seige weapons - Catapult and Siege Bow
    - New formations thanks to Darth Vader and Darth's Formations v16.2
    - Darth Vader's stat charge and stat fire delay changes implemented for more realistic AI behavior
    - New special purpose units - Naffatin Fire Throwers and Priests of the True Cross
    - Unit descriptions and names explain the role of each unit in the game and how to best utilize them.
    - Sprites for all units so even people with low end machines can play the mod
    - Palm Tree forests
    - New stats system utilizes moral and stats to bring new challenges to each battle.
    - Brand new menu art
    - new quotes from the period of the crusades

    ***SCREENSHOTS***






    ***GAMEPLAY TIPS AND TRICKS***
    - When using lance armed cavalry always attack with alt-right click. This will make the cavalry charge with their lance (higher charge bonus) then draw their side-arm weapon which has a lower charge but more powerful attack
    - European units are recruited via the top level ports. However, it takes a little longer for them to be trained than the local Latin troops
    - Turkish, Syrian, and Arabian units are trained through the caravanserai.
    - Spys and Assassins have low upkeep and are really cheap to recruit. Use them alot. Before invasions or planning any incusions always have at least a 1 spy screen infront of your army.
    - You don't need a spy to see the general strength of an army. Simply double click the army to see how many units it has.
    - Richard the Lionheart is on Cyprus and Barbarossa is in Asia Minor, don't forget about them in the Crusader campaign. They have powerful armies and are your best generals.

    ***CREDITS AND SPECIAL THANKS***

    Major Contributors

    Chris "Caius Britannicus" Janssen
    Reiksmarshal
    Uranos
    Isnogood
    Meothar
    Daud.fr
    Lacademon

    Special Thanks to

    Def
    Nzike
    Myrdraal
    Alpaca
    Chigga
    Don_Achilles
    Lord BDH
    Darth Vader
    Laca
    Kscott
    Brandon M
    Dark89
    Desertfox
    The Chivalry Total War Team
    The Rome Total Realism Team
    The TotalWar.org Community
    The Rome Total Realism Community
    The Total War Center Community
    Last edited by caius britannicus; 11-09-2006 at 00:19.
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    Default Re: First Release: The Crusades V1.0

    This isn't a joke :)
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    Default Re: First Release: The Crusades V1.0

    BUMP, so it gets noticed!
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    Default Re: First Release: The Crusades V1.0

    Awesome, and congrats Caius.

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    and congrats Caius.

    Announcement made to the Polish Community
    Last edited by Uranos; 11-08-2006 at 23:47.


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    Fantastic news, congrats to all the team especially Cb, awesome. i'm getting a good dl speed off of mega upload 225kbs.

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    Yes!!!!!!!! Does this replace the normal campaign, or does it use the mod-switch function thing?
    Last edited by Glaucus; 11-09-2006 at 00:28.
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    Default Re: First Release: The Crusades V1.0

    allrighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhht

    thank goodness it really did came out before Md2tw yes!!!!!!

    my eyes are watery of joy thanks cauis and forgive us for the non believers
    hassling u about when it was going to download im already at 10%
    but whats a couple of hours of waiting??

    thanks maaaaan!!!!....cant wait to play it!!!!

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    ***AVAILABLE DOWNLOADS***
    TotalRealism.net
    Crusades v1.0
    FileFront.com
    Link 1/Link 2
    FileFactory.com
    Link 1/Link 2
    MegaUpload.com
    Link 1/Link 2
    SendSpace.com
    Link 1/Link 2

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    GOD WILLS IT!!!!!


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    its pevergeren.

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    Bravo man. Good job, i've been waiting for this for a long time. It's one of the most anticipated mods in the community (well, it is for me at least).


    It just couldn't have come at a worse time. My computer is screwed up.......sigh. Time to wipe the hard drive

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    //edit
    question answered in diff thread
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    M downloading it now

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    OMG You just gave me a heart attack! Between this and when M2TW coming out, I'm not going to get any work or homework done for months.

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    B4 i install..wanna ask some info 1st..can i still play RTW? or need to uninstall TC 1st?

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    Congrats, caius! Excellent work!

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    This is quite literally the best mod I have ever played. Itstoo badallofthe Europe-Mediterranean theatre cannot be included. Completely awesome! Thanks, Crusaders!

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    ITS A SUPERB MOD!! with the soundtrack from KOH..the units..oh oh the gameplay..OMG..Respect to all the Major Contributors of The Crusade

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    Good job....so 2 Medieval releases i n one week....who would have guessed that.....
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    Only one word - BEAUTIFUL!!!

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    Once and for all
    And all for once

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    Hey, great news! Been looking forward to this for a while, the production values look fantastic.

    But I'm not entirely certain, is RTW Gold equivalent to 1.5; does Crusades run on 1.5?
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    Well done congrats to everyone involved.

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    Default Re: First Release: The Crusades V1.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffrey S
    Hey, great news! Been looking forward to this for a while, the production values look fantastic.

    But I'm not entirely certain, is RTW Gold equivalent to 1.5; does Crusades run on 1.5?
    Gold Edition is equivalent to 1.6, the game REQUIRES Barbarian Invasion patched to 1.6. If you own Rome Total War GOLD EDITION then you already have BI 1.6 and you don't need to do anything except install the mod and run the Barbarian Invasion exe.
    Creator of The Crusades a complete modification for Barbarian Invasion
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    I love you,guys^^thanks thanks thanks....you filled the heart of a poor german player with happiness

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    Great mod ive been playing it all morning, I love the quality of the skins they look great and the wide variety of units is cool too. But ive been having alot of CTDs ill get u some more info later about it.

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    A Sincerest Shokran Ghazilan, Sayyid Caius.
    Your mod shall be played much over this weekend.

    Ma'Salema, and may your next modding experiences be blessed.


    Ya Misr!

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    Before i mop up the drool what are the best settings for the Crusades ie hard medium etc?
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    I play on hard myself.
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    Okay then i will rise to the challange congrats for all the hard work :)
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    Default Re: First Release: The Crusades V1.0

    Quote Originally Posted by caius britannicus
    Gold Edition is equivalent to 1.6, the game REQUIRES Barbarian Invasion patched to 1.6. If you own Rome Total War GOLD EDITION then you already have BI 1.6 and you don't need to do anything except install the mod and run the Barbarian Invasion exe.
    Thanks. Guess I'll have to wait a while then.
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