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    Default Short Campaign doesn't Unlock factions?

    I just finished my spanish short campaign, and I went to start a new campaign and I was shocked to see that no new factions were unlocked, is this a bug? I couldnt even play as the portugeese that I destroyed myself..

    Also I read the FAQ on how to unlock them myself, I just didnt want to...

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    Default Re: Short Campaign doesn't Unlock factions?

    It does, quit the game and come back, the factions will be there.

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    Default Re: Short Campaign doesn't Unlock factions?

    restarted the game, Portugal is unlocked but no other factions(besides the ones you can start with by default :P)

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    Default Re: Short Campaign doesn't Unlock factions?

    I didnt have a problem when I did it. I played a short English Campaign and it unlocked all the others for me.

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    Default Re: Short Campaign doesn't Unlock factions?

    Did you win or lose the short camp??

    I just didnt complete a grand camp as the french in the turn limit and I didnt get the unlocks

    strangely turkey disappeared and egypt appeared in its place???
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    its pevergeren.

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    Default Re: Short Campaign doesn't Unlock factions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skott
    I didnt have a problem when I did it. I played a short English Campaign and it unlocked all the others for me.
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    Default Re: Short Campaign doesn't Unlock factions?

    You can unlock them manually by following these instructions:

    Quote Originally Posted by frogbeastegg
    To do this you can either complete a campaign (on any difficutly, long or short setting) with one of the five starting factions, or you can edit the preferences file. To do this open your Sega/M2TW folder/data\world\maps\campaign\imperial_campaign, find the file called "descr_strat" and open it with wordpad. Now find the section which says
    Code:
    campaign      imperial_campaign
    playable
       england
       france
       hre
       spain
       venice
    end
    unlockable
       sicily
       milan
       scotland
       byzantium
       russia
       moors
       turks
       egypt
       denmark
       portugal
       poland
       hungary
    end
    nonplayable
       papal_states
       aztecs
       mongols
       timurids
       slave
    end
    Change it so it reads
    Code:
    campaign      imperial_campaign
    playable
       england
       france
       hre
       spain
       venice
       sicily
       milan
       scotland
       byzantium
       russia
       moors
       turks
       egypt
       denmark
       portugal
       poland
       hungary
    end
    nonplayable
       papal_states
       aztecs
       mongols
       timurids
       slave
    end
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    Default Re: Short Campaign doesn't Unlock factions?

    Quote Originally Posted by sapi
    You can unlock them manually by following these instructions:

    I wish for you to read my post. If you had read it you would of knoticed that I didnt wan't to unlock the factions via file editing at all, at least for now...



    Yunus, it was short campaign I won, anyways if I have to beat all the factions myself to play them its no prob, just started a M/M Venice game and im getting my behind handed to me... everyone wants to betray me, even the pope it seems, my popularity keeps going down....

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    Default Re: Short Campaign doesn't Unlock factions?

    Hmmm - sorry mate, i was skim reading and missed that part :(

    And if you won the short campaign, then they should be unlocked, so i'd see no problem in doing it manually since you've definitely earned it (but this is from a guy who unlocked them from the word go)
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    Yep, winning the short campaign should definitely unlock everything. I wonder why it didn't for you.

    When I played my first campaign (short), each country that I defeated became available to play IMMEDIATELY, and all of them were unlocked as soon as I'd beaten the campaign.

    I know, I know, you don't want to mod anything even if you deserve it, but if you change your mind, there is a WAY easier way to do it. Just go to your medieval2.preference.cfg file (in the MTWII root directory), and add the following lines to the end:

    [misc]
    unlock_campaign = true

    That will tell the game you've finished the campaign (which you HAVE ^_^). The next time you start the game, everything will be as it should be, and those two lines will even magically disappear from your file!

    Regardless of your choice, have fun!

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    Default Re: Short Campaign doesn't Unlock factions?

    Hmmmm, did you finish it after installing the new patch? Possibly there's been a change in the rules now?

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    Default Re: Short Campaign doesn't Unlock factions?

    yea it was after the patch. it would be interesting if they turned off the unlock all factions after finished campaign, might make the campaign a challenge to get the factions you want to play the hardway, lot funner too. :D

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    I just got the definitive version, and did the english short campaign, yet nothing got unlocked, not even scotland

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    I cant even figure out how to look at the files to do it manually

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    Default Re: Short Campaign doesn't Unlock factions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    I cant even figure out how to look at the files to do it manually
    That was described in post 7 of this thread.
    Look in folder:
    J:\TotalWar\Medieval II\data\world\maps\campaign\imperial_campaign
    or whereever you have installed your game.
    Open file descr_strat.txt

    For me it shows:

    Code:
    ; Custom campaign script generated by Romans Campaign Map Editor
    
    campaign		imperial_campaign
    playable
    	england
    	france
    	hre
    	spain
    	venice
    end
    unlockable
    	sicily
    	milan
    	scotland
    	byzantium
    	russia
    	moors
    	turks
    	egypt
    	denmark
    	portugal
    	poland
    	hungary
    end
    nonplayable
    	papal_states
    	aztecs
    	mongols
    	timurids
    	slave
    end
    So currently all factions are still locked to me (I have installed the Gold version again only yesterday).

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