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    Default europa barbarum won't start

    Here is the ebvalidation results.

    You seem to have a corrupt install. There are changes to files, or some are missing.
    However, these may be conscious changes you have made, to remod EB. See below for details.
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    Changed file: .\eb\data\world\maps\battle\custom\279 bc - battle of ausculum\description.txt (expected checksum e54e6f6ba0c7cbb4eb7a2016e2f17842, got 0337a879748a757b21957959beb00873)
    Changed file: .\eb\mp game edu backup\map.rwm (expected checksum 1c90eb5933e8e610f00bdd692ca60048, got ca3d6899906a707189b700241a6e2797)
    Added file: .\eb play.lnk
    Added file: .\extras\ebtrivialscript_setup.exe
    Added file: .\extras\eb_documentation.exe
    Added file: .\extras\eb_rv_setup.exe
    Added file: .\unins000.dat
    Added file: .\unins000.exe


    Its version 1.1.
    Last edited by DecimusFlavius; 12-14-2008 at 00:56.

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    Default Re: europa barbarum won't start

    Thank you for posting the validation results, not many do until they are told to... Anyway, there are no significant changes here, so it should be working.

    Have you tried to wait it out? The first time EB starts it usually takes longer than later. Does it crash, or just don't seem to load for a long time?

    There are also a number of suggestions that have helped others in the validation post.

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    Default Re: europa barbarum won't start

    Quote Originally Posted by bovi View Post
    Thank you for posting the validation results, not many do until they are told to... Anyway, there are no significant changes here, so it should be working.

    Have you tried to wait it out? The first time EB starts it usually takes longer than later. Does it crash, or just don't seem to load for a long time?

    There are also a number of suggestions that have helped others in the validation post.
    No, It loads Vanilla RTW, with no hint of EB whatsoever. I followed the directions, re-installed about 5 times before posting.

    I installed RTW, then the 1.3 patch, then 1.5 patch, then EB 1.1 in the RTW folder.

    I really want to play this mod.

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    Ah, I see. Your shortcut isn't correct, the installer has a bug. You need to change the shortcut or install the Trivial Script to run EB. The target line of the shortcut is supposed to look like this:
    C:\Games\RomeEB1.1\RomeTW.exe -mod:eb -nm -show_err -ne
    All the other switches aren't necessary, but you have to have the mod switch. Replace C:\Games\RomeEB1.1 with wherever you installed EB, of course.
    Last edited by bovi; 12-14-2008 at 08:06.

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    Default Re: europa barbarum won't start

    Quote Originally Posted by bovi View Post
    Ah, I see. Your shortcut isn't correct, the installer has a bug. You need to change the shortcut or install the Trivial Script to run EB. The target line of the shortcut is supposed to look like this:
    C:\Games\RomeEB1.1\RomeTW.exe -mod:eb -nm -show_err -ne
    All the other switches aren't necessary, but you have to have the mod switch. Replace C:\Games\RomeEB1.1 with wherever you installed EB, of course.
    Ha, I would have thought it would have been in the install walk through.

    Probably a good mistake, I like this forum.

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    Default Re: europa barbarum won't start

    Quote Originally Posted by bovi View Post
    Ah, I see. Your shortcut isn't correct, the installer has a bug. You need to change the shortcut or install the Trivial Script to run EB. The target line of the shortcut is supposed to look like this:
    C:\Games\RomeEB1.1\RomeTW.exe -mod:eb -nm -show_err -ne
    All the other switches aren't necessary, but you have to have the mod switch. Replace C:\Games\RomeEB1.1 with wherever you installed EB, of course.
    how do I do the "-mod:eb -nm" thing?

    For that matter, how do I do a mod switch?
    Last edited by DecimusFlavius; 12-14-2008 at 09:07.

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    Default Re: europa barbarum won't start

    Sorry, I assumed you knew how to change shortcuts. I just typed more detailed instructions here. Take a look, and ask here if it's unclear.

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    Alright, I got it to work, but game play freezes and is choppy, even on low settings. My computer isn't the problem, because my computer plays Medieval 2 on high settings just fine.

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    Default Re: europa barbarum won't start

    That's just EB. Lot of stuff is packed into it, and its not hardcoded stuff, unlike the vanilla CA games (hardcoding makes game run faster, having a lot of non-hardcoded data, as EB does, slows it down). I have a a roughly 1 ghz processor and 1 gig RAM desktop, and EB runs pretty quickly on the highest settings. I haven't even tried playing EB on my new laptop, which has a dual core 2.4 ghz processor and 4 gigs of RAM, since my crappy desktop is running EB perfectly. I remember in the first month of playing EB, it ran slowly, but then it unexplainably sped up. And I don't even have v 1.2 yet. M2TW runs faster overall, but it is frustratingly laggy even on medium battle settings. Good thing I hate M2TW.

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    Default Re: europa barbarum won't start

    I had choppiness until I upgraded my CPU driver. Perhaps you should too. Beyond that, yes EB takes a toll on your computer's resources, more than M2TW.

    Also, now that you have 1.1 working you should upgrade to EB 1.2. It will be a lot faster in the campaign map.
    Last edited by bovi; 12-15-2008 at 07:27.

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    Default Re: europa barbarum won't start

    Thanks for the responses guys, gonna upgrade the game to 1.2.

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