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    Default Mods Online?

    I was wondering how online mods are going to work with Empire.

    Let's say that I modify my game ...and then go online and try to play. Will it let me? Or does it just lock you out of online games (like if you don't have the game up to date with latest patch) if your game is modified.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Mods Online?

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtillerySmoke View Post
    Let's say that I modify my game ...and then go online and try to play. Will it let me? Or does it just lock you out of online games (like if you don't have the game up to date with latest patch) if your game is modified.
    Always been the case of this. Which is why you have two installs of the game, typically speaking.
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    Default Re: Mods Online?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiberiusBeskar View Post
    Always been the case of this. Which is why you have two installs of the game, typically speaking.
    So a modified game will NOT let you play a game online?

    Just clarifying. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Mods Online?

    depends, m2TW allowed ur mods to be installed as well as the vanilla game so u could start either ur mod or ur vanilla game with diff Exe's but they were both installed. Assuming Empire is the same, AND assuming keep the original files in tact and create a whole new folder u should be able to run the original exe and play online :)

    mmm not very clear but i think it makes sense :P


    perhaps the better question should be can u play your mod online, and the answer is no, unless some1 else has the same mod :) (i assume this works?)
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    Default Re: Mods Online?

    Quote Originally Posted by knoddy View Post
    depends, m2TW allowed ur mods to be installed as well as the vanilla game so u could start either ur mod or ur vanilla game with diff Exe's but they were both installed. Assuming Empire is the same, AND assuming keep the original files in tact and create a whole new folder u should be able to run the original exe and play online :)

    mmm not very clear but i think it makes sense :P


    perhaps the better question should be can u play your mod online, and the answer is no, unless some1 else has the same mod :) (i assume this works?)
    Yeah that's what I'm wondering...

    I have a Vanilla install and that's it. If I was to modify my Vanilla, not create a specific mod folder and exe, and then try to take the modified vanilla into online games - would it lock me out?

    I would hope so ...for obvious reasons.

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    Default Re: Mods Online?

    yes that would stop u from playing online.

    i had trouble in Rome cos i used to modify my own files, and when i went to lan with my mates i had to give them my files cos i didnt have the vanilla ones :)

    what i was getting at is for example i installed The Long Road which was a mod for M2TW, which when i ran the M2TW launcher asked me if i wanted to run vanilla or TLR. if i choose TLR i woudlnt let me go online but if i choose vanilla i would be able :)

    hope that helps
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    Default Re: Mods Online?

    It does help, thanks.

    The concern would obviously be someone editing unit stats and then just taking those edited units online.

    If someone has edited anything, it should lock them out of online.

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