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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One of the most balanced and stable versions yet, version 0.8.5 brings a new chapter, custom campaigns, new units, side colors, new hero classes and skills, sound effects, AI improvements (including heroes seeking quests), vanilla bug fixes, new terrain and much, much more. It is by far the biggest and most significant update, as can be seen in the changelog provided.

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Guest
Guest

In new version is possible to play orginal campaign with this mod ?

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

An article will be posted later today, presenting the highlights of this version. But yes, the original wbc3 campaign is playable and included in this download.

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ZeTo49
ZeTo49

this version (0.8.5) has the old wbc3 campaign in it (and a million more stuff - take a second on the changelog).

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PetrenkaPie
PetrenkaPie

checking this out asap :D

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Guest
Guest

Hi,i just tested this ver and notice that ironman mod not working again :L

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JoeTheBartender Creator
JoeTheBartender

This may be a local issue. We'll try to find out what's going on & fix it if possible.

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ZeTo49
ZeTo49

Could you be more specific please? Are you importing heroes from other versions? Which race? What is their Proficiency? Can you tell us a golden path for the issue? did you resign and exit to desktop? Did you win and exit to desktop? More info is required as we cannot reproduce it (and believe me, we spent a lot of time looking for it). Thanks for your time.

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Korlikos
Korlikos

Oki, guys I will try to help you max, to reproduce problem:
os win 7 64 bit sp1 home premium (clean = no updates after sp1, no older ver of your mod, no original wb 3 games, no trace of it in registry cos was never installed on it), g3258 on 4,5 ghz, nvidia 460 gtx, 8 gb ram. I used, simple, default new hero, just changed normal mode to ironman mode, then played story, skirmish, after win, it don't saving. Of course I tried all same but changed name too, hero race, then played new original story mode too, not helped at all. I think this bug is not on my side, unless I missing some very important windows update or hardware can play role, cause I use clean sp1 and up-mention pc bild. I am big fan of this game, and could say 2 suggestion for your moded version: if is possible, in full hd, to have original menu background, even it is stretched, would be far pretty then custom! Second, I would like to see, when hero level up, to get same ability/effect on hero portrait icon, like it was in original game. And I have 2 bug to report, first is: game must be run in comp. mode win xp sp3, or it is crashes, and in early ver of your mod, it was nesesary cos units was invisible, so If I may, is there possible to fix it like was done in gog version of original game, so game can see up to 2 gb ram and all works without comp. mode Next bug that is never fixed in any wb 3 game or mode, is when I play long time (30 min up to 4 h) skirmish, and many, many units, and some of opponent hero's is with summoner ability, it will crash game, after some longer time with random summoned unit. : I keep good work with this mod! I liked that you added 100 points for units in skirmish :)

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ZeTo49
ZeTo49

I just did what you suggest now: My ironman heroes are only erased after they die (multiple races, leveling up, exiting to desktop, played skirmish, campaigns and so on). As I said, we have tested it with all races before release (trying to find this bug alone), and no problem. I pass the ball.

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JoeTheBartender Creator
JoeTheBartender

I have a similar set-up but aren't getting this bug. I've never managed to replicate the Iron Man bug ever, even back on vanilla WBC3. That's why I think it may be a local issue, then again, it may not be. How many heroes do you have? Did you have just the one Iron Man hero and no other heroes? I've never seen this extended game Summoner unit crash though.

A flexy resolution is planned, including all menus and the editor. The blue level up picture over the hero's avatar was removed because you can only level up after the battle.

I hope GoG are willing to share their version's code with us, it would help a lot and fix having to launch it in compatibility mode.

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Korlikos
Korlikos

Well, I can allow you debugging, over team viewer, directly on my pc, if you wish to try that, consider that I had same problem with 0.8.4 where it was not fixed, and now is fixed in 0.8.5, but not for my case.

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ZeTo49
ZeTo49

I believe you and I am taking an eye on it (damn stupid private/local bugs!).

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

Are you running the game as admin?

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Maggy_

Wow amazing. Nobody says that you have to run the game in windows xp compatibility mode

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

It depends on the machine, really. If you get the invisible units bug, then that's how you solve it. The-protectors.forumstopic.com

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JoeTheBartender Creator
JoeTheBartender

On Windows 8 it doesn't even run unless you run it in compatibility mode for XP. It crashes instead.

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armouredboar
armouredboar

Cant beat the first level of the custom campaign (The default warlords campaign). The level simply does not end.

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

Fixed in 0.8.6. Sorry for the inconvenience. For a temporary solution, you can use cheats to win. Just press ENTER and type in "iamawinner" then press ENTER again.

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Korlikos
Korlikos

I did used admin mod. If I not put game, in some comp. mode (doesn't matter if win xp sp3 or even win 7, but one must be selected), then it will crash, on launch. Next, I hope, in near future, i will go on win 7 pro 64 bit version, so I will install and test mod again. Plus, I did have rollback rx installed, paging file off, when I reported bug. That was only 2 'change' in my 'clean' os state. Not know if we can call it 'local' negative factors.

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JoeTheBartender Creator
JoeTheBartender

I have a feeling it's both local and not. Someone on GoG has managed to find out that the hero files are still present, but aren't being read by the game. Still got no idea what it's being caused by (something local, possibly something that's being done in one game or installation that isn't on another?), but the code may be the fault.

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skyofedwin
skyofedwin

Could AI continuously product new unit and never freeze in this mod?
AI stops product any new unit in the original game when product almost 1500 unit.

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

This has been fixed since version 0.8.4 I believe.

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

Check the changelog to see all modifications done to the original game: Moddb.com

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skyofedwin
skyofedwin

Thank you very much .It works very well in AI(warlord).

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Guest
Guest

I meet the random crash when playing with/against undead, especially when AI rebuild the tower.

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JoeTheBartender Creator
JoeTheBartender

It is possible that there may be a hidden quest-related bug or building fire sound bug present in 0.8.5. Not sure the building fire bug will crash often at all though, in order to trigger that one the player needs to be present at a burning base and then use the minimap to go away - leaving the burning sounds present (which can be stacked with other burning buildings etc).

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skyofedwin
skyofedwin

I meet this crash when the tower of undead's AI was broken and then rebuild. It is easy to happen after playing a period of time.

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JoeTheBartender Creator
JoeTheBartender

I think we've found and fixed this issue for 0.8.6. It was both the barbarian Rider death animation and also an AI quest-seeking fault.

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retus
retus

When i am trying to install , at some point requires disc 2 ?
How to install this game , what am i missing ?

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

Just browse for TPC_b2.cab file. It should be included in the downloaded pack. If not, redownload.

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Guest
Guest

I can't play the original campaign.I just stuck in the first mission i can't complete it.Bug ?

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

Yes, it's a bug and has been fixed in 0.8.6. Use the cheat code "Iamawinner" to force the end. Press enter, type in the code and press enter again.

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Guest
Guest

Why i can't install the game it always says "Error reading TPC_BETA_version_0.8.5_FULL.msi Verify that file exist and that you can acces it" but I use this file to install the game i dont understand , help pls.

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

You can also use the .exe next to it. If that fails too, your pack got corrupted and you should redownload.

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IronSentinel
IronSentinel

Can't seem to get the Campaign to work properly. I keep being confronted with a bunch of options that are blank and I can only click on Okay to close.

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

Please go to menu, options, reset campaign. If the problem persists, choose to Wait for a day by clicking on the current location -> Wait

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IronSentinel
IronSentinel

Thank you for the timely response, however resetting the campaign didn't work, and as for the wait button, well...

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

It SHOULD look like this: Snag.gy and either waiting or resetting the campaign SHOULD fix it. In your case, I'm thinking the installation completed unsuccessfully. Perhaps redownloading and reinstalling this version will fix it? Before doing that though, you should try deleting your saved game files in my documents/the protectors/saved games and see if that fixes it.

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IronSentinel
IronSentinel

The good news is that after I deleted the Hero Files, the campaign seems to work now. The bad news is I'm still getting a lot of blank boxes. I'm going to reinstall the Mod I think. I'll get back to you if things worsen.

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IronSentinel
IronSentinel

Fixed. Sort of. I still get a few blank boxes (despite reinstalling the game completely), however it seems to be working now. At the very least, I has wait button.

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gencyde
gencyde

Im new to this - I really wanted to go all nostalgic about WBC3, but can someone go over on how I can run the game? I have downloaded TPC_BETA_version_0.8.5_FULL.zip, extracted it, and run the installer. I am stuck after that. dont know where the .exe file to run the game or something. I feel like I am missing a step.

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gencyde
gencyde

NVM - found it

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Guest
Guest

Swiftness is not working... is it only me?

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ZeTo49
ZeTo49

It is a bug, indeed. At some point, all skills will be rebalanced anyway.

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JoeTheBartender Creator
JoeTheBartender

I forgot about this bug. I think it's been in the game since ever (in the unofficial patches at least).

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AƒƒÄ
AƒƒÄ

Hi All,
Are few days that I'm trying to add a new item to the game, I used XCR editor to create the data part of my new Item, and the Units Editor MFC to insert the new Icon for the item, but, all fine in campaign mode, the new item is showed correctly, but when the battle start and open my hero's inventory, the icon of the new item turns to transparent but if I put the cursor on it, all the data description are showed correctly, so the problem is the Icon!

So, how did you, The Protectors Team Modders, managed to make the game able to read and show correctly the lots of item's icons in game without any issues?!?!

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WBCKharn Creator
WBCKharn

There are 2 item files - a .bmp format version (found in Graphics.xcr) and a .rle format (found in Effects1.xcr). If you want to add new item images, you'll need to modify both files.

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AƒƒÄ
AƒƒÄ

Thanks for your quick response, but i really don't know how to open a RLE file and in the Effects1.xcr file there are a lot of RLE files, which one I need to edit in order to get new item's icons?

Thanks in advance and sorry for the bother!

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

I believe it is IDLG.RLE

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AƒƒÄ
AƒƒÄ

Thanks patrick but opening that file is put my mind in mess because is a really incomprehensible file with only weirds letters and simbols... can I get a step by step guide on how to add new items icons to my game?

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Patrick_Winekiller Author
Patrick_Winekiller

RLE files are image files just like png or jpeg. You need a RLE to BMP converter (I can mail you the one we use if you provide the info).

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AƒƒÄ
AƒƒÄ

Thanks for the clearement, however my E-mail is nicolaaffatati(at)gmail(dot)com, contact me there please!

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