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    Greetings, Europa Barbarorum fans!

    Europa Barbarorum, a modification of Rome Total War designed to be more fun, challenging, and historically accurate, needs your help in testing our open beta release.

    At this stage in the development of Europa Barbarorum, we need your help; you the fans, to make EB a better mod. For some of you, this is the moment you have been waiting for, as you will be able to play the modification for the first time. We ask for your help and your understanding; EB is not a complete mod, and you will run into errors and omissions. This is why we need you, so that we can find all of these errors, and fix all of the omissions. When downloading this beta version of EB, you do so with the understanding that you may run into CTDs, you may have texture errors, the game may not be balanced, units may not be in place, and errors, in general, exist.

    So, in addition to playing and enjoying the mod, we ask for your help in testing for, identifying, and reporting bugs and errors. We also ask for your patience as we work through the issues, improving the mod as we go. There are a great many things in error at the moment, and a great number of gaps in the features we intend to complete. We will keep you up to date on both in our public forum.

    We are very happy that so many fans have followed our progress over the months. Creating this mod has been a labor of love for a great many people, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed making it (hopefully, much more!). We hope that the surprises we have tried so very hard to keep quiet make your first few games very pleasant indeed. The work goes on, and we have even more good things planned. Now that our fan surprises are out, we hope that this will be a more open and collaborative project, as there are many areas that could use your help, and we simply do not have the manpower to do all that we would wish to do in a reasonable amount of time.

    Speaking of surprises, please do be considerate that some people will want to try the mod first and find out for themselves what it contains. Our public forum has stickied posts that explain this, but we would like to ask for your assistance in discussing the surprises we have tried hard to keep only behind threads marked clearly as containing *SPOILERS*. We appreciate your assistance in this!

    Here is the link to our brand new website:

    www.europabarbarorum.com

    Here you may find a list of ways that you can download the mod. I would personally appreciate it if you try the torrent or other mirrors before the EB US download, as one of our members is hosting that himself:

    EB Download links

    Please note, for all you bandwidth beggars, that Vercingetorix, with the help of some ancient Greek gods, worked magic with the installer. The mod is less than 150MB now. Also note that our torrent is seeding at 400kb, so it may very well start as, and remain as, the quickest way to download the mod. Special thanks to Lucius for helping us test the installer and seeding a torrent (of course he got the mod first, so you can all be jealous of him).

    Please note, we have decided to let you test the open beta for now on 1.2 rather than wait to port the mod to 1.5. You can read all about this in the forum or the installation notes, but you will need to have a clean version of vanilla RTW installed with the 1.2 patch. If this doesn't work for you, no worries, we will have an update to the newer patch in the relatively near future. However, if you don't want to wait weeks or months, you are free to test with us on 1.2.

    In the future, if there is enough demand, we may host our own forum at our domain. For now, however, here is where we have a forum presence:

    https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=70
    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=31

    Thank you, and please let us know how we can improve the mod!
    Cogita tute


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    "Audacity, always audacity!" Member Simmons's Avatar
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    Default Re: Europa Barbarorum needs your help!

    Oh Yeah!

    downloading now more than happy to help :)!!

    Edit: The best bit is that dinner is ready so I don't have to watch it download I can just go eat dinner come back and play :D
    Last edited by Simmons; 12-27-2005 at 11:45.

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    Default Re: Europa Barbarorum needs your help!

    The download has begun ! Ready to hunt all the bugs !

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    Default Re: Europa Barbarorum needs your help!

    Great, more help we can get.. the sooner we can add all this new content. ;)
    Last edited by PSYCHO V; 12-27-2005 at 11:50.
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    wow. torrent is coming down at ~510 KBps. nice! sadly i doubt i will be able to do much beta testing for like a month, but i'll try to help when i get a chance.

    amazing that this torrent is only 150mb!!!!!!! btw, it's already done downloading.
    now i'm here, and history is vindicated.

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    Default Re: Europa Barbarorum needs your help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_John
    amazing that this torrent is only 150mb!!!!!!! btw, it's already done downloading.
    I don't mind waiting 15 more mins I've been waiting for a year or 20

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    Default Re: Europa Barbarorum needs your help!

    What's going on, I'm confused, is it really here? My file says "100% done" But I don't believe it!

    I'm like a little boy again. No really, I am.


    PS- Remember to seed your Torrents people

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    Default AW: Europa Barbarorum needs your help! The Open Beta is here.

    wohoo, coming back this noon with no hope, and what did i see : open beta is out, yeah

    Thanks to the eb team that has worked so hard to make this happen





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    Re-installing RTW as this downloads may anticipation is almost as high as it was on crimbo morning!

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    Default Re: Europa Barbarorum needs your help! The Open Beta is here.

    Congratulations, and a very happy new year indeed! Will be downloading it when I get back home next week.
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 
    Just saw, you got the Arverni, Epirus and Yuehzi in! Absolutely, utterly fantastic, and an extremely pleasant surprise!
    Last edited by Geoffrey S; 12-27-2005 at 13:26.
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    You guys are awsome! I can't wait to play!

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    Default Re: Europa Barbarorum needs your help! The Open Beta is here.

    Downloading (though very slowly, alas) as we speak....I'm just praying it doesn't stop for some reason.

    If all goes well, I should be conquerring the world as the Britons (but much earlier this time) by this afternoon, which is a shame for my maths teacher because I should be doing homework.

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    Thank You.

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    Default Re: Europa Barbarorum needs your help! The Open Beta is here.

    What an absolutely beautiful thing to wake up to... I would kiss the EB members if i could, but i can't so i'm not going to...

    Thanks very much!

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    Unless you are female and between the ages of 18 and (some higher number here), forget about it.
    Cogita tute


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    Wow just look at the feature list on the EB website. I love you...
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    Also Europa Barbarorum supporter!

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    Default Re: Europa Barbarorum needs your help! The Open Beta is here.

    I am male but very comfortable with my heterasexuality so...

    *Plants a huge kiss on Khelvan's god-like cheek!

    thanks Khelvan :)
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    How many females do you know with the name Dayve? But yes i am also 100% sure of my hetrosexuality(sp, don't make fun) so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dayve
    How many females do you know with the name Dayve? But yes i am also 100% sure of my hetrosexuality(sp, don't make fun) so...
    do I know 1 now?

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    Just got back from fishing!! Downloading!!! OH BOY!! OH JOY!!!
    A BIG "THANK YOU EB"!!!

    PS:What was that? Work tomorrow?? You ARE funny!! MUHAHAHA!!!

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    *Dies*

    Errmm...too dramatic...

    *poos in pants*

    There we go...

    Seriously, you guys should be very proud of what you accomplished, before I even start the download, I offer my congratulations.

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    Default Re: Europa Barbarorum needs your help! The Open Beta is here.

    AHAHAHA!!!!!

    Just looked for 2 seconds at website and Epirus and Averni are there!!!!!

    Off to bug hunting with Makedonia (though now I see you have Epirus and Averni and am tempted)

    And guys, do you realize that the Open Beta won't hold a candle to the finished product....

    *runs off to toilet*
    Last edited by Reenk Roink; 12-27-2005 at 15:20.

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    Oh, glorious day!!! Ok, if only my computer was working......



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    Quote Originally Posted by Copperhaired Berserker!
    Oh, glorious day!!! Ok, if only my computer was working......
    omg!! poor lil' fella

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    *didnt see this coming and has heart attack*

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    whoa!! *dies* lol

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    happiness

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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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    The europa barbarorum website looks beautiful.

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    OHH HAPPY DAYS, man i just got back from the hospital after i had a heart attack from hearing EBs open beta is out

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