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    Default [Submod] light_spear and javelineer EDU fixes

    I've rolled three sets of changes together here, so apologies if you only wanted one. I've left the old files in for backup purposes. For me these haven't been savegame compatible, so if you try a later one but didn't keep the old file, you can still get it from here.

    If you just want to fix infantry (secondary spear-users and javelineers), download Update 1. If you want to fix javelin cavalry as well, download Update 3. If you want to fix secondary spears, javelineers, javelin cavalry and make all cavalry faster, download Update 5. Update 6 is purely optional, it's a tweak to underarm lancer formation that should make them stick together better (and thus more impact-ful charges).

    As per the previous thread, all secondary spear-wielders have had their weapon changed to use the light_spear attribute.

    Affected units:

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    Uisusparos Kingetoi
    Mercenary Uisusparos Kingetoi
    Berukomtouga Selgoi
    Gaisatoi
    Ambactoi
    Toutanakoi
    Uassedoi
    Dugunthiz Early
    Dugunthiz Late
    Gaizafulkan Frijato Early
    Gaizafulkan Frijato Late
    Jugunthiz
    Toutaginoi Bodyguard
    Kareus Late
    Toutaginoi Early
    Toutaginoi Late
    Gestikapoinann
    Retukenoi
    Celtiberian Gaesamica
    Principes Camillan
    Principes Polybian
    Hastati Sabelli
    Hanatim Libim
    Garamantes Infantry
    Sabaean Elite Urban Infantry
    Khamis
    Thureophoroi
    Misthophoroi Thureophoroi
    Ioudaioi Taxeis
    Illyrioi Hoplitai
    Gund i Palta
    Nizagan Eranshahr
    Katpatuka Astibara


    Furthermore, following on from much discussion about what is wrong with javelin infantry skirmishers, I've had a go at addressing the main issues with them. They've all changed to use the prec_javelin80 weapon, have had their range extended to 70m and use one of three formations, depending on their secondary weapon type. Additionally, I've tightened the formation for Euzonoi to make them more like light infantry.

    This is a somewhat quick and dirty fix for something that will probably have been fixed in the next patch, but in the meantime this makes skirmishers more useful than mere garrison bodies. In the case of the Baktrian Tribesmen, they've got the "wrong" secondary weapon animation (they use axes, rather than swords), but it's necessary for them to get the best javelin-throwing animation. Otherwise I'd have had to do something more extensive than just an EDU edit.

    Affected units:

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    Katioi
    Jugunthiz
    Maldais
    Komatai
    Iovamann
    Celtiberian Gaesamica
    Leves
    Libyan Skirmishers
    Numidian Skirmishers
    Maures Infantry
    Akontistai
    Euzonoi
    Illyrioi Peltastai
    Kofyaren-i Para-uparisaina
    Gund i Palta


    To use, simply extract this Attachment 14465 (DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS FILE) and install in M2TW\mods\EBII\data. Make sure you back up your original EDU first.


    UPDATE 1: It's not game-breaking by any means, but the Baktrian Tribesman was using the Euzonoi animation, which was a bit of a kludge; that's now been fixed in this updated Attachment 14469. If you want to make the fix yourself (and I think it should probably be savegame compatible for anyone using the original file, because it's small), open with Notepad++, find the Kofyaren-i Para-uparisaina, look at the "soldier" line and change Euzonoi to eastern_axeman.

    Note that this is NOT savegame compatible. Not only do you need a new game for the changes to take effect, it will also prevent existing saves which used the old EDU from loading.


    UPDATE 2: This is a more extensive change than the previous update, I've increased the range of javelin cavalry from 45m to 60m, which should hopefully fix the issue of them behaving as the infantry skirmishers did - most of them not throwing their missiles.

    Affected units:

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    Akus Eporedoi
    Mercenary Akus Eporedoi
    Esseda
    Seguorina
    Komnetsamoi
    Londo Epatoi
    Ridanz
    Late Ridanz
    Mezenai
    Equites Scutari
    Equites Caetrati
    Celtiberian Bodyguard
    Celtiberian Lancer
    Ekualakoi
    Celtiberian Skirmisher Cavalry
    Equites Sabelli
    Numidian Nobles
    Numidian Cavalry
    Maures Cavalry
    Garamantes Cavalry
    Hippakontistai
    Illyrioi Hippeis
    Harauvatish Asabara
    Asiatikoi Hippakontistai
    Nizakahar Ayrudzi
    Indian Light Cavalry


    To use, simply extract this Attachment 14531 (DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS FILE) to the usual location. This wasn't savegame compatible for me, so could someone let me know if this is working as intended?


    UPDATE 3: I've changed the weapon used by javelin cavalry to the more accurate cav_heavy_javelin40, which is six times more damaging. I'm assuming the smaller numbers in cavalry units, plus the shorter range should balance out this increased effectiveness. I also caught two units I'd missed last time around, who still had an old weapon.

    Affected units:
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    Akus Eporedoi
    Mercenary Akus Eporedoi
    Esseda
    Seguorina
    Komnetsamoi
    Londo Epatoi
    Ridanz
    Late Ridanz
    Mezenai
    Equites Scutari
    Equites Caetrati
    Celtiberian Bodyguard
    Celtiberian Lancer
    Ekualakoi
    Celtiberian Skirmisher Cavalry
    Equites Sabelli
    Garamantes Chariot
    Numidian Nobles
    Numidian Cavalry
    Maures Cavalry
    Garamantes Cavalry
    Hippakontistai
    Harmata Drepanephora
    Illyrioi Hippeis
    Harauvatish Asabara
    Asiatikoi Hippakontistai
    Armoured Indian Elephant
    Nizakahar Ayrudzi
    Indian Light Cavalry


    As always, download this Attachment 14539. Assume it's not savegame compatible, but if it is, you're in luck.


    UPDATE 4: Another cumulative change, but a pretty significant one. This time I've increased all cavalry speeds. Heavy cavalry by 30% and Light, Missile and Skirmish cavalry by 60%. I'd be keen to hear back from people how it affects the dynamics of battle, and especially the utility of light cavalry for chasing down routers and otherwise making a nuisance of themselves.

    Affected units:
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    Light, Missile or Skirmish (Speed x1.6)
    Akus Eporedoi
    Mercenary Akus Eporedoi
    Esseda
    Seguorina
    Komnetsamoi
    Londo Epatoi
    Ridanz
    Late Ridanz
    Marhoreidonez Aşaloi
    Aswiniai
    Aswiniai Late
    Getikoi Hippotoxotai
    Mezenai
    Equites Caetrati
    Caetranann Epones
    Celtiberian Lancer
    Celtiberian Skirmisher Cavalry
    Equites Sabelli
    Numidian Nobles
    Numidian Cavalry
    Maures Cavalry
    Garamantes Cavalry
    Nabatean Lancers
    Nabatean Horse Archers
    Hippeis
    Misthophoroi Hippeis
    Xystophoroi
    Hippakontistai
    Baktrioi Hippotoxotai
    Illyrioi Hippeis
    Katpatuka Asabara
    Harauvatish Asabara
    Asiatikoi Hippakontistai
    Asabaran-i Madaen
    Asiatikoi Hippeis
    Aspet Hetselazor
    Nizakahar Ayrudzi
    Indian Light Cavalry
    Indian Lancers
    Aursa Baexdzhyntae
    Sauromatae Fat Aexsdzhytae
    Daha Baexdzhyntae
    Shivatir-i Pahlavanig
    Duna Asya
    Assa Barai


    Heavy (Speed x1.3)
    Gallic General Bodyguard
    Donno Eporedoi
    Marcacoi
    Boii General Bodyguard
    Boii Donno Eporedoi
    Equites Scutari
    Caetrati
    Vobrim Epones
    Vobrim Epones (Recruit)
    Celtiberian Bodyguard
    Ekualakoi
    Camillan Equites
    Equites Consulares
    Parasim Libi-Ponnim
    HaParasim HaB'hurim
    Somrei HaMepaqed
    Numidian General Bodyguard
    Nabatean Royal Guard
    Hetairoi
    Hellenistic General Bodyguard
    Hellenistic General Bodyguard TEMP
    Early Baktrian Bodyguard
    Baktrioi Hippeis
    Eastern Early Bodyguard
    Khuveshavagan
    Ragon Sauromatae Uaezdaettae
    Sauromatae Uaezdaettae
    Pahlavan-i Zrehbaran
    Spahbade Pahlavanig
    Ysaninu Aysna
    Ysaninu Aysna - Recruitable


    Download this Attachment 14543 (DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS FILE). As usual assume it isn't savegame compatible. Too fast, use Update 5 instead.


    UPDATE 5: An update to cavalry speeds (and moved Edessa and Baktrioi Hippotoxotai to the heavy list). Heavy cavalry are faster by 25% and Light, Missile and Skirmish cavalry by 35%. Having tested it, I'm pretty happy with these now.

    Affected units:

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    Light, Missile or Skirmish (Speed x1.35)
    Akus Eporedoi
    Mercenary Akus Eporedoi
    Seguorina
    Komnetsamoi
    Londo Epatoi
    Ridanz
    Late Ridanz
    Marhoreidonez Aşaloi
    Aswiniai
    Aswiniai Late
    Getikoi Hippotoxotai
    Mezenai
    Equites Caetrati
    Caetranann Epones
    Celtiberian Lancer
    Celtiberian Skirmisher Cavalry
    Equites Sabelli
    Numidian Nobles
    Numidian Cavalry
    Maures Cavalry
    Garamantes Cavalry
    Nabatean Lancers
    Nabatean Horse Archers
    Hippeis
    Misthophoroi Hippeis
    Xystophoroi
    Hippakontistai
    Illyrioi Hippeis
    Katpatuka Asabara
    Harauvatish Asabara
    Asiatikoi Hippakontistai
    Asabaran-i Madaen
    Asiatikoi Hippeis
    Aspet Hetselazor
    Nizakahar Ayrudzi
    Indian Light Cavalry
    Indian Lancers
    Aursa Baexdzhyntae
    Sauromatae Fat Aexsdzhytae
    Daha Baexdzhyntae
    Shivatir-i Pahlavanig
    Duna Asya
    Assa Barai


    Heavy (Speed x1.25)
    Esseda
    Gallic General Bodyguard
    Donno Eporedoi
    Marcacoi
    Boii General Bodyguard
    Boii Donno Eporedoi
    Equites Scutari
    Caetrati
    Vobrim Epones
    Vobrim Epones (Recruit)
    Celtiberian Bodyguard
    Ekualakoi
    Camillan Equites
    Equites Consulares
    Parasim Libi-Ponnim
    HaParasim HaB'hurim
    Somrei HaMepaqed
    Numidian General Bodyguard
    Nabatean Royal Guard
    Hetairoi
    Hellenistic General Bodyguard
    Hellenistic General Bodyguard TEMP
    Early Baktrian Bodyguard
    Baktrioi Hippeis
    Baktrioi Hippotoxotai
    Eastern Early Bodyguard
    Khuveshavagan
    Ragon Sauromatae Uaezdaettae
    Sauromatae Uaezdaettae
    Pahlavan-i Zrehbaran
    Spahbade Pahlavanig
    Ysaninu Aysna
    Ysaninu Aysna - Recruitable



    Download this Attachment 14569. Not savegame compatible.


    UPDATE 6: I've tightened the formation of underarm lancers, which should improve their cohesion and thus the impact of their charge.

    Affected units:

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    Celtiberian Lancer
    HaParasim HaB'hurim
    Somrei HaMepaqed
    Nabatean Lancers
    Nabatean Royal Guard
    Xystophoroi
    Hetairoi
    Hellenistic General Bodyguard
    Hellenistic General Bodyguard TEMP
    Early Baktrian Bodyguard
    Baktrioi Hippeis
    Asabaran-i Madaen
    Asiatikoi Hippeis
    Eastern Early Bodyguard
    Khuveshavagan
    Ragon Sauromatae Uaezdaettae
    Sauromatae Uaezdaettae (Recruitable)
    Pahlavan-i Zrehbaran


    As usual, download this Attachment 14606. Probably not savegame compatible.
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    Default Re: [Submod] light_spear and javelineer EDU fixes

    Apparently this should be savegame compatible, but I haven't found it thus so far. I'll give it another try and see.

    EDIT: Nope, doesn't work with saves for me, so I'll leave the warning on.
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    Tried this after my fresh reinstall right from the beginning of a new campaign. Have to say throwing range seems pretty olympic! But even if it does look a bit unrealistic sometimes(IMO), the results are great. I had some hefty casualtys before even reaching the town walls and once I finally made it inside my troops still had those spears flying into their backs from some skirmishers that stood further away on the wall and were not involved in hand to hand combat.

    Will test it further and I'm sure with some fine tuning it could just be perfect.

    Thx for this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshift View Post
    Tried this after my fresh reinstall right from the beginning of a new campaign. Have to say throwing range seems pretty olympic! But even if it does look a bit unrealistic sometimes(IMO), the results are great. I had some hefty casualtys before even reaching the town walls and once I finally made it inside my troops still had those spears flying into their backs from some skirmishers that stood further away on the wall and were not involved in hand to hand combat.

    Will test it further and I'm sure with some fine tuning it could just be perfect.

    Thx for this one.
    Indeed, the 70m range is an unfortunately necessary concession to the engine. Skirmishing is set at 50m (ie when an enemy gets that close, the skirmishers try to disengage), any closer and they'll always be charged before they can get out. The "realistic" ranges they had before meant the window in which they'd actually discharge their ammunition was too small, thus they'd perpetually mill around without doing anything. You also lose 10m while they run up and throw, which makes the opportunity quite narrow. Furthermore, precursor javelins are set at 70m, and given they're heavier missiles, it would be odd and rather unfair for heavy infantry to outrange dedicated skirmishers. I didn't fancy going through and reducing the range of all the precursor weapons as well, especially if that had an unintended consequence of making those troops never throw (though they don't have a skirmishing trigger).

    You could probably reduce their range to 60m without affecting performance too much, but I think you'd also have to change precursor javelin range too. Also worth noting that 70m isn't that exaggerated, it's around the mark for the modern women's world records with the special flight javelin of modern competition, but some way off the 90m or so of the men's records.
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    Womens record! Well I guess then it's just because I was used to smaller ranges and willingly adopt to the new sight.

    All sexism aside-as said before I like the results: If they throw at shielded opponents frontally casualties are still pretty small, which is good. If they get an advantage like from a wall or throwing from behind they can be quite devastating. So even if they don't get into that position you have to constantly watch them and reposition your own troops accordingly. So I'd say they fullfill their role now and together with slingers and archers are worth at least one third of your army composition now (higher when defending from inside camp/ town)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshift View Post
    Womens record! Well I guess then it's just because I was used to smaller ranges and willingly adopt to the new sight.

    All sexism aside-as said before I like the results: If they throw at shielded opponents frontally casualties are still pretty small, which is good. If they get an advantage like from a wall or throwing from behind they can be quite devastating. So even if they don't get into that position you have to constantly watch them and reposition your own troops accordingly. So I'd say they fullfill their role now and together with slingers and archers are worth at least one third of your army composition now (higher when defending from inside camp/ town)..
    As I said, if I go back in I might think about reducing all javelin ranges, not just skirmishers in isolation, but the priority was indeed to get working skirmishers. Which they weren't before. Now they're not just garrison fodder. Plus the range means you have to pay attention to how close they are to your unarmoured/unshielded troops, since like you say getting them into such troops, or the rear of a formation can do a lot of damage.

    Next thing I may start looking at is if there are any relatively simple EDU changes that can fix cavalry charges...
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    I've increased the range of javelin cavalry, which seemed to be misbehaving like the infantry skirmishers were. It's not savegame compatible for me, could someone let me know if it's working better?
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    Hi Quintus,

    Thanks for the submod.

    The foot skirmishers are really powerfull now;

    the horse skirmishers now actually throw all of their javs, while killing no one.

    It seems horse skirmishers' accuracy and damage is too low compared to other foot skirmishers or horse archers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWE_asd View Post
    Hi Quintus,

    Thanks for the submod.

    The foot skirmishers are really powerfull now;
    Too powerful? Or about right? I've used them and I don't think they're overpowered - formed infantry with shields don't have much to fear unless the javelineers are behind them.

    Quote Originally Posted by QWE_asd View Post
    the horse skirmishers now actually throw all of their javs, while killing no one.

    It seems horse skirmishers' accuracy and damage is too low compared to other foot skirmishers or horse archers.
    Sounds like I need to change their weapon as well as range, I'll look into it. EDIT: Their chosen weapon has a poor accuracy of 0.25 - compared to the foot skirmisher's 0.08 (lower is better). That's likely the source of this issue, investigating solutions now.

    Also wondering about altering the speed of cavalry (to make them slightly faster).
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    Default Re: [Submod] light_spear and javelineer EDU fixes

    I think I'm there with cavalry speeds; heavy cavalry are 25% faster and light cavalry are 35% faster. Tested and it looks about right to me.
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    First off, thank you very much! This mod has made my gameplay experience in my current Qart-Hadasht campaign very much enjoyable, because two of their main weapons (cavalry and skirmishers) really work now.
    (And the javelineer animations are superb, just saying. Glad to see that these animations lead to actual javelin throwing now.)
    The cavalry speed might be a bit high, perhaps, but the damage from a properly done charge feels about right.

    So - thanks again. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowwalker View Post
    First off, thank you very much! This mod has made my gameplay experience in my current Qart-Hadasht campaign very much enjoyable, because two of their main weapons (cavalry and skirmishers) really work now.
    (And the javelineer animations are superb, just saying. Glad to see that these animations lead to actual javelin throwing now.)
    The cavalry speed might be a bit high, perhaps, but the damage from a properly done charge feels about right.

    So - thanks again. :)
    Qart-Hadast have access to some of the faster cavalry in the game - both their own units and Numidian and Iberian ones, so the effect may be more pronounced. That said, I am musing on whether it should be 20% and 30% instead.
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    I'm entirely satisfied with the effects of this fix. Skirmishers are very useful now without being broken, and cavalry is both useful to me and dangerous to my armies in the way that it should be.

    I really wish that the elite skirmisher types had been fixed in this way instead of upping their throwing attack, because I still have the problem of them getting overrun before they throw their damn javelins in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishHitman View Post
    I'm entirely satisfied with the effects of this fix. Skirmishers are very useful now without being broken, and cavalry is both useful to me and dangerous to my armies in the way that it should be.

    I really wish that the elite skirmisher types had been fixed in this way instead of upping their throwing attack, because I still have the problem of them getting overrun before they throw their damn javelins in the first place.
    The Peltastai Logades have the same weapon (prec_javelin80), though with an even longer range, as the Euzonoi. So they should be throwing them just fine.

    What they have in their attributes, though, is cannot_skirmish, which disables skirmish mode. Kretikoi Peltastai and Makedones Peltastai similarly have cannot_skirmish. Though the latter aren't actually skirmishers, so that's probably intended.
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    Thank you for this great Improvement - i started just my Pergamon Campaing new with your Javelineer/Cavalry Submod (Update 6) and the Character Traits Hotfix, because without them i missed something.
    Now the Cavalry Charges look like they should be - i thought first maybe the Spacing of only 1,5m with your Update6 is a bit too close but then again they were professional Cavalry and able to ride in close Formations.

    Compared to the original Speed of the Cavalry the increase of 25% look a hint to fast maybe - but that can also be because of the comparison with the very slow one before.
    As you mentioned yourself perhaps 20% increase (only have heavy and medium cavalry now) is the optimum. People here which are active experienced in Horsemanship may help out here in the Question of speed too.?

    Anyway the Campaign makes much more fun now and the Battles feel real.

    Thank you,
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    Default Re: [Submod] light_spear and javelineer EDU fixes

    Bit of an update. I'm now helping Ibrahim in a nearly-official capacity with the EDU (I have to prove I'm constant and reliable before I'm formally admitted to the EBII development team), and I'm working on a 2.01-compatible EDU update. So I'm hoping all those who've been testing out my versions here will still be keen to try out the next iterations as they come. We'll be using those results to factor into the EDU for the next release.

    Cavalry formations are my first target to fix, many will be tighter which should improve charging.
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    Default Re: [Submod] light_spear and javelineer EDU fixes

    sure we will test them out. - you're doing a good job!
    ..i mean, i'm also a very slow player (free time and so) and this time i will play my Pergamon Campaign with these new installed Mods/Patches a bit further. Its already the 3. Try - because of the Reform-Requirement Situation - i still have a problem with this (Ankyra doesnt spawn units outside of Ankyra) in my new Try and started a new Thread about it. And also i forgot to install in the last Try your Submod and the Trait-Hotfix.
    But in a next Campaign sure - if there are new updates.

    Had a larger Battle yesterday, with quite lot of Cavalry engagement, in which i got a better picture of them...but i have to say i find now that 25%/35% is too fast. ..my AI-Opponent, the Ptolies, had also much Hippakontistai which whirred around like a swarm of wasps, not like Horses. And also my heavy Cavalry seemed to be too fast.

    Do you know, is it possible to change those "move_speed_mod -Parameters" for those certain, in this Campaign often appearing Units, by-oneself? - so that it will be savegame compatible with those last saves with your update6 EDU? ..i mean, you mentioned that after installing your Submod the old Saves would not load - would this apply to this situation as well?
    Dont wanna destroy this 3. Pergamon Campaign now again.

    Thanks,
    Kleitos

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    Default Re: [Submod] light_spear and javelineer EDU fixes

    Theoretically, any EDU change should be savegame compatible, but I've found since 2.01 they aren't.

    You can certainly change the move_speed_mod values yourself, or revert to update 3 if you don't mind changing them all and putting the formation change in for underarm lancers yourself. That might be easier than trying to reduce all of them in update 6.
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    Default Re: [Submod] light_spear and javelineer EDU fixes

    well i wouldnt do all, just those Cavalry which i encounter in this Pergamon Campaign - slow as i am im sure there will be some other update (with the rate updates/patches come up since EB 2's release) until i begin another Campaign ;-)

    but if i change something there, (or revert to update 3) will my Saves (done with the update 6) as you mentioned above also not load or does this problem apply only with the original 2.01 saves which do not load with any of your updated EDU?

    i mean i could just try to change a bit (and make a backup of the update 6 though) and if it wont load then copy in again the backup.? ...i just dont wanna lose my new saves. maybe thats anyway a vain question - but im a total dummy in modding so i dont know for sure if such a procedure might ruin the saves.

    and yes, with the formation Change in update 6 i'm really happy with.

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    Default Re: [Submod] light_spear and javelineer EDU fixes

    Since 2.01, I haven't been able to change the EDU without getting a CTD on using saves that had a different version of the EDU. So it's safer to treat it as not savegame compatible.
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    Default Re: [Submod] light_spear and javelineer EDU fixes

    ok, thank you Quintus, i will handle it this way.

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    Default Re: [Submod] light_spear and javelineer EDU fixes

    I won't be updating this thread any more, instead see the Official Testing thread.
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    Philetairos' Gift - a second EB 1.1 Epeiros-as-Pergamon AAR


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