The Protectors is a stand-alone mod of the game Warlords Battlecry 3 (i.e. it can be run without having the original game installed - 100% free full mod). It is an improved RTS/RPG game with new campaigns, quests, terrain, units, items, heroes, modding features and more. Beta versions available for download!

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Other than unlocking the main campaign and giving access to item stash, this patch brings support for high resolutions (up to 1900x1080) along with more graphical corrections and additions, including new and reworked items and item sets and some new terrain tiles. The AI is now smarter: it no longer has delays and never gets stuck in tight passages. It also uses Ancient Wisps and Summoners for defense only, and casts Darkstorm and other weather affecting spells to its advantage. As for the editor, all asset limits (features, items, tiles, units etc.) have been increased, allowing more detailed scenarios to be created as well as fixing some bugs. The NIS system has been greatly improved with additions of several commands and fixes. As for heroes, leveling up one spell now only costs 1 AP instead of 2, balancing wizard heroes with warrior types fairly. More details can be found in the changelog.

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Seregruth
Seregruth

campaign, yes!!! though I have a bug (or intentional limitation?) to report... I´ve tried to find the Gorgon, but in that puzzle-game it didn´t allow me to go to the last column with "2"/Gorgon´s place(the option NO-SPOILERS was greyed out/unselectable). And the second time more options (right and top to be exact) couldn´t be selected from the very beginning... :/

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

Well the area where you can move is determined by a rectangle, but the numbers continue on next column as well. Since the top right options were grayed you probably got (randomly) spawned in the top-right corner of the rectangle/ playing field. Gorgon's Lair should always be reachable though, so that is definitely not supposed to happen. Thanks for pointing it out!

to admin: there are no spoilers in giving out the way in that maze since it's always randomly generated.

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Seregruth
Seregruth

that was no admin, it was me cause I didn´t want to spoil the fun for others. in the meantime, I found out that it´s random. the third time I was doing that quest it was on the left side and I could reach it. idk if anyone else had the same bug, but in those first two tries I wasn´t allowed to enter the very left or right column of maze.
shame it´s only a couple of missions (if you replay it many times), but it looks very promising!
a question though: does the random demon assault after "waiting" scale with my her´s level? cause the army spawned there is pretty strong, not sure if a level 1 hero would be able to repel them, since I got no bonus command points...

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

The mini game has been reported by other players, yes. It is a bug that we will fix next version.

As for the assault, it stays the same every time (same amount of ASPs for the enemy, different setups) but the daemonic hero keeps leveling up with you. You can easily defeat them though even if you do not enter combat at all, provided that all of your allies (Xanthos, Xunthor, Quinton AND Fallan) are alive to help you.

The campaign is mostly there to provide an item stash (by popular demand) for your hero, which is why the intro parts are small. Still you can obtain quite a lot of different acts by replaying over and over and making other choice combinations.

BTW, if you play with heroes whose race can have babies (knights, dwarves, barbarians, elves, empire, plaguelord) you get the Dragon's Maze start. There you can reach the endscreen in 9 different ways - as opposed to The Wastes beginning (undead, minotaur, orc, fey, daemon, ssrathi, swarm) where there are only 3 (but more choices on how to win battles).

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LordofGilneas
LordofGilneas

Hey, your spell tab is pretty bugged, I haven't been able to select spell spheres (I'm a level 4/5 Knight warrior) in the level screen. Does it only work when I gain magic sphere skill? Also, when I start the campaign if you save Elgasretha (did I get that right?) in your first ssrathi battle fingers accompanies you. Afterwards it's her who follows you but still I feel you oughta know. Dialogue is all hers though.

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

You only get to select a spell sphere once it is available for your hero (race and class) in the skills tree - if you hover over a grayed out skill, a popup will tell you the required level to unlock it. Some heroes (race class combos) don't get to cast any spells.

As for the first ssrathi ambush not spawning ESGALETH (you were close heh!) - it is a bug I noticed before release but had no time to deal with it. Thanks for the heads up though.

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LordofGilneas
LordofGilneas

Hummm, I see.... Your welcome mate, looking forward to the next update!

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LordofGilneas
LordofGilneas

I've installed this on my computer, but it doesn't seem to work well, sometimes odd numbers pop up. And the game doesn't load the units looks into the game, the result is a perplexing map with seemingly no units, has anyone else encountered this problem? More importantly, can it be fixed?

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

Indeed it can. Just right click TheProtectors.exe -> Properties -> Compatibily and check Run in compatibility mode for windows xp SERVICE PACK 2 (or lower).

Voila!

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LordofGilneas
LordofGilneas

THANK YOU! I'll go see if this works and get back to ya, prolly will.

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LordofGilneas
LordofGilneas

I have a new problem, when a random encounter occurs the game sometimes loads fully but doesn't start. Or crashes at a point during loading. What's happening?

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

That seems to be a bug, although I am not able to reproduce it. Care to open a thread on the forum detailing the exact steps to achieve this crash?

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LordofGilneas
LordofGilneas

Nevermind, it appears to occur ONLY when you do not download the previous updates. The solution is to just download each and every update in the appropriate order.

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LordofGilneas
LordofGilneas

Hey, I've found an odd exploit here, for some reason equipping circlet of madness let's you invest in chaos sphere. So now I can use chaos magic without even needing a chaos sphere class or the item. So now my lvl 10 knight warrior can morph enemies speed dmg combat and health...Odd huh? I haven't experienced this though with any other spell-enabling items. Thought you ought to know. Nice spell system btw.

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

Thanks for the report. In the future please try and report them bugs on the forums as they are easier for me to track them there.

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LordofGilneas
LordofGilneas

ok, I'll go make an account there.

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Guest
Guest

hi, can anyone tell me, what the maximum level now is?

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

There is no level cap, although the game might crash at some point when doing too much damage or having too many hit points.

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Karchedon
Karchedon

why as empire i am unable to train halberdiers?

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

Some units are temporary left out on purpose. See The-protectors.forumstopic.com and other such topics

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Durska
Durska

After 1 mission , i finished the Campgaing. Is it normal , or a bug ?

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

Normal. The campaign is mostly there for the item stash for now. The complete 1.0 version of TPC will have the campaign unlocked in it's entirety. Right now, your progress is limited, although there is a variety of ways of reaching that limit (both for mortal and immortal hero races).

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Durska
Durska

Hey there again, thanks patrick for the answer. Well i got a real problem now. I got Windows 7 , and well when i start the Game i can play 1 Multiplayer match without problem. But after that round, nothing works anymore, and the Multiplayer Locks my whole Computer. PLS help i wanna play some multiplayer with a friend of mine :-)

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

After every multiplayer connection/match (even a failed one) you need to restart the game. This is a vanilla bug :|

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