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I have updated the mod to version 0.9.9
Actually the .fpk is pretty much all the art. I used a new compression method recently, as it saves 80MB for the installer size. The downside is that it takes about 10 times as long for the installer to finish decompressing the bulk of the art that's packed into the .fpk (packing the art into an fpk file allows the civ engine to access it quicker, improving performance). This isn't an issue on new computers, but on old ones it can take a bit; for instance my computer is from 2002 and the installer takes about 2 full minutes to finish decompressing the AchillesZero.fpk. My friend has a modern laptop, bought it last year, and it's nearly instantaneous, nothing noteworthy at all. Because the decompression only affects the initial install, and because it saves 80MB (which isn't trivial), and because it only takes a long time on old computers, I decided the new method is worth it.
Apologies to all Steam Users and people who's BtS copies had signed themselves into the current user registry rather then the local machine, as the LoR 0.9.8 installer messed up and said your copy wasn't updated and aborted. This is fixed now in the new installer. Legends of Revolution 0.9.8b released, mainly to fix the installer issue, but a couple of other bugs that were reported in the 0.9.8 build were also squashed in this updated as well.
This is a minor update to 0.9.8, so 0.9.8b is save game compatible with 0.9.8. Since 0.9.8 was not save game compatible with prior versions (0.9.7c and below), obviously 0.9.8b will not be either, so it is recommended you finish your 0.9.7 games before updating.
As usual the changelog and more information can be found on the mod's forum at civfanatics:
Mod has been updated to version 0.9.8
No real art changes this time, so it should be entirely stable, like 0.9.7c was.
Mod has been updated. I'm fairly certain all the bugs from the 0.9.7 build have shaken out, and this current release 0.9.7c is worth updating to.
Sorry for the quick release of versions. It's just whenever we update to a full new major release there are always a few bugs that slip through. I'm just a guy getting some help from a friend, so we can't hire a team of beta testers to check for all the bugs, they usually shake out in the first week of a major update. I'm pretty sure all the major issues have been taken care of in the latest update 0.9.7b. There are a couple of minor issues that I'll again post an update to fix in about a week (I want to see if any other minor bugs are uncovered in that time, and also give a user who has expressed interest the chance to do some German translations).
Also I make this mod for people to enjoy, so please spread the word so more people know about and play this mod. And thanks for checking out LoR.
It's actually a combination of two pieces from composers in completely different eras, it's very surprising they flow together so well.
The first one is Dies irae, a 13th Century Hymn, the version used in LoR's intro was composed by mozart in 1791:
The second part is the second part of O-fortuna from the Opera Carmina Berana, again a 13th century poem, but the famous operatic style of the piece is very modern, and was composed by Carl Orff in 1935. I actually use the first part of O-fortuna as Hitler's diplo music, because Hitler and Orff were contemperories, and Hitler was known to adore Orff, also it just sounds evil. The first part of O-fortuna is imediately recognizable, but the LoR intro uses the second part of it, which often isn't heard. You can hear the first and second parts played together here:
Could you be more specific? I mostly support this mod from Civfanatics, but I probably should fill out some more media and stuff here now. In terms of specifics, I just mean do you want me to make a post here when a new update comes out, or is there something else I need to do?
Unfortunately there are not very many high quality leaderheads to choose from (it takes a long time for the artists to produce them). Abu Bakr looks very well done, and he is a historically significant figure. By the way the development and planning for this mod is done in a subforum at civfanatics.com, which is also where all of the leaderhead models available can be found. Currently we are planning on adding a new trait, and a few new leaders, so your thoughts are welcome on the metter. Here is the link to the Legends of Revolution forum:
Check out the Mod's Homepage for some information:
For a quick overview it is An Unofficial Expansion Project. The game is expanded in the same scope as Vanilla Civ4 was when Beyond the Sword came out. This mod is balanced, it is not a content driven mod, it is concept driven. Very coherent.
As far as the comment about it not being active, it is very active :p 3000 downloads in a month, that's quite a bit. It's just the activity for the mod is visible at Civfanatics, since that's where the modding community of Civ4 is the most active.
Well, I suppose the best thing to do would be to check out the mod's homepage found here:
Edit: Well they wol't let me post url??? Civfanatics, the modpacks forum, the Legends of Revolution thread is the homepage...
The reason I posted scant information here is I thought it was only really for data storage. I had been informed to stop using filefront to host, and to try this site. I wasn't aware it was active enough to get comments, and that I would need to put more information.