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    Hi All !

    Just wanted to throw this idea out there. There is a new mod for M2:TW called Broken Crescent. It should be a very enjoyable PBM if it is possible to PBM with that mod. I won't be game master or participant, but just in case anyone wants to start off a PBM, I think it may be a really different and great game.

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    Will check this out tonight.
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    I really want to play it but just don't have the time to actually dedicate myself to it. This mod should really be the cavalryman's ultimate mod. Seljuks, Kypchaks, Abbasids... should be amazing. All the great cavalry nations of the Middle East. There is also a distincition between "close bow" and "regular bow" horse archers. The former being longer range but less damage, the latter being close in and heavier damage. In case anyone hasn't seen the graphics check the screenshot thread and the faction previews. Ridiculous detail. From the few reports I've read it's hard to play and some vets have toned down from VH/VH to H/H, this is really intriguing because vanilla is a wipeout at VH/VH. They've also released a patch already. I don't know how it will play in PBM but if it works like vanilla, could be a very very interesting and challenging game. There's also a lot of educational value in it (with limits!), the Eastern factions are much better researched and represented than in Vanilla. The map is awesome, I hope I get some time next month to play for myself.

    EDIT NB: Installation instructions: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=140857
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    ooo I had not noticed it has finally been released. However, like you, I don't think I have the time for any more hotseats or PBMs at the moment.
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    There's already one setting up, thought it might be useful for future game masters: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=141035
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    Sinan, I've been playing since release and it's awesome.

    I'll be setting up a BC hotseat some time in the next few months - I want to see what happens with the next patch and also keep an eye on the progress of the hotseat at the twcenter first.
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    Dumb question time. If I install this mod, can I still play vanilla? I'm in the middle of a hotseat game right now and I don't want to suddenly be unable to play.
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    yes you can - it installs itself in a separate folder and creates a separate shortcut for itself on the desktop

    make sure you get the patch 1.05....
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    I might be up for it... It looks like an awesome mod...

    But before that, things will have to resolve themselves in other hotseat games...

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    I love Broken Crescent, It's even managed to tie with EB as my favorite mod, if there was ever a BC PBM I would most definitely try and join.
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    OK. I admit being intimidated by the installation process.

    I opened it up and the first thing it wanted to do was run some diagnostic on my computer.

    Can I impose on someone to walk me through this?
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    Hi Doug

    I'd love to help but I don't recall that happening when I installed it.

    I dl'd the file, double-clicked it and got a windows installshield thing with the broken crescent logo on it - pretty sure it just asked me where to install it then when I hit next it just unpacked all the files.

    can you post a screenshot?

    alternatively at twcentre there is a forum where you could look for help - the BC team have been really supportive in the early days and you might get an answer directly from them

    believe me it's worth the effort!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug-Thompson
    OK. I admit being intimidated by the installation process.

    I opened it up and the first thing it wanted to do was run some diagnostic on my computer.

    Can I impose on someone to walk me through this?
    Sounds like it might be your virus scanner. You can also ask the developers in this thread: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showt...140857&page=34

    34 pages.. heh...

    Well GrandViz is pretty good at installation issues (because he's worked a few mods). He'll probably have a solution for you if it still blocks up.
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    hey, in case you needed any more persuading, check out this thread about the mongol invasions in BC

    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=142585

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    WOW! It looks amazing. It's best after post 23. From post 23 of that thread:



    I was also reading through their forums and it seems AI does recruit ALL cavalry armies (finally) for certain factions. Can anyone confirm ?
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    Uh, wow.

    After finishing the hotseat I have active, I may never play vanilla again.
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    You will play in Phonicsmonkey's eventual BC hotseat thought, right? I know I will.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug-Thompson
    Uh, wow.

    After finishing the hotseat I have active, I may never play vanilla again.
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    Will I be able to play using M2TW 1.2 version of BC? Since I think most others will be using Kingdoms.
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    as I understand is this version of BC is compatible with 1.2, 1.3 and Kingdoms at the same time...so I guess it doesn't use any of the kingdoms or 1.3-specific reatures
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    Has anyone here ever tried to download a mod on a wireless router? I'm housesitting for a friend with a much faster connection than mine and thought now would be the perfect time to download BC. However, every time I try (from several of the sites) it downloads to a certian point, usually in the first few megabits, then just stops. I may try it again later, and just go out or something to see if it starts back up, but so far it isn't looking good.

    I don't understand. I actually have my computer just into the wireless router router. At home I download stuff on my wife's laptop on wireless without the benefit of a router in the house and it works fine, although it's a lot slower (it'd take a day to download something the size of BC).
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    is it a firewall or something built into the router?

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    I think whenever the wireless connection hiccups (stops for a second) the whole download stops, and then doesn't come back on with the wireless a second later.

    Just a theory. I've noticed sometimes a page doesn't load, and won't no matter how long you wait, but then will work fine if you reload it or something.

    Quote Originally Posted by phonicsmonkey
    is it a firewall or something built into the router?

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    Some download managers let you stop and restart downloads. I wonder if that would help or not?

    I'd have to find a free one first.
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    Ok, I'm trying again on Rapidshare, in which the mod is separated into "chunks" of about 100 MB. Started on the first one, it only made it to a bit over 300 KB. The downloading animation is still happening, but otherwise there's no indication that it's being downloaded. I'm going to leave it for the amount of time it says it should take to download, but as far as I can tell nothing is happening.

    Wierd. At least now that I know you can download the mod in parts I can download it on my wife's computer when I get home tomorrow. It will take a few days (I forsee something like 5 hours per section) but at least the parts are small enough to fit on my thumb drive and transfer one by one to my gaming computer.

    At least it looks like it will be worth it.
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    Ok, I have an idea of what's wrong. I downloaded a download manager, and it was able to tell me what was happening. Apparently, a couple seconds into downloads they stop with a "Access denied. Invalid Username or Password" message.

    I know the password, but because I just plug my computer into the router (it's not equipped for wireless), I'm never prompted for it.

    Now I have one night to figure it out, before it's too late and I'm limited to dialup and a much slower wireless connection. I asked about it in the hard and sofware forum, and asked a couple forum members I know, but I get the feeling I'll run out time first.
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    Hey wish I could help but I haven't downloaded it myself. My best recommendation would be to post in the BC forum.
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    Unfortunately I think this is more of a general download question than a BC specific one. The person I'm housesitting for must have some kind of security thing set up so you can't download unless you have the right username and password. I have both, since my computer isn't set up for wireless I just plug it into the router, and am not prompted for a username or password.
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    Why don't yuo try the Torrent? That's what I did.
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    Does that work differently somehow than downloading it the regular way?

    Someone told me my friend might have a firewall. Too bad I can't call this late. I have the password, just no idea where to enter it.

    I guess I'll try their torrent download.
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    Try that, might work better.
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