Hallo. I am Gabrilduro, the Developer of this Western Mod of M&B WB v. 1.153/1.158. I always dreamt of a Western videogame or of a ACW videogame and this Mod has them both and is an Rpg in 1st/3rd and strategic view. It is for a Single Player Campaign, but has also Custom Battles and a cool Multiplayer (even in Coop mode!) with playable Factions of the American Civil War and Wild Frontier, Mexican Second Empire and Indian Wars. DOWNLOAD LINK for last UPDATES of 1860s Old America is in the Update and Download section. Just click it. Sorry, but you will NOT get any assistance here. Please go to the main Homepage on Talesworld Thread and post a comment there....to get all the explainations, watch Videos, Pics and posts. Thank you Gabrilduro PS....DO NOT forget to RATE the mod in the REVIEW section, folks!!!
I'm submitting this low score not because the mod is bad. It's an ambitious mod witch fails in the expected areas. I'm giving it a low score because the author insists on selling the final release in return for good reviews. A complete disregard for any creative criticism and an extremely disrespectful practice to both the community that supports it, and those who intend for and use the review system for it's intended purpose. NOT being used to blackmail users into giving the mod good press.
Many have criticised Gabrilduro for his extremely obnoxious behaviour in the past, but this has taken it to a whole new level, his cult of personality is out of control, and it's time for a long, hard reality check. The below image is a small collection found through a few minutes of browsing the 1860 mod forums:
As for the mod. It's average. It's a full conversion with many weak areas, the majority of textures are downright ugly (http://i.imgur.com/CLGOguw.jpg), The map is empty and lacking in any polish (http://i.imgur.com/N2FaUVR.jpg), And many of the flavour items are simply ported from some of "Gabby's" older mods, which are of a worse quality than this. (http://i.imgur.com/tDlpnm0.jpg)(Those "Only MP" factions prove my point exactly) And don't get me started on the multiplayer (http://i.imgur.com/JG0L8X9.jpg.
I suppose that's all I can say about the 1860's Old America mod and the powers that run it. The only positives I can possibly say are that the music choice is stellar for assisting immersion, if only the rest of the mod hadn't stopped that happening a long time ago.
Even if the mod would deserve 4-5 (its really nothing special, nor very well made or well polished and i play mount and blade mods since the original M&B 0.7), the immature and insolent behavior of the wannabe-gamedesigner here deserves a -5, so 1 is left.
I hope there won´t be anymore releases form this wannabe modder.
No community need such people.
I have to agree with Extradaemon and some of the other posters on here.
Now before anyone goes off calling me a troll, I am a modder myself. I understand how hard the process is, and I'm not one to criticize a good amount of effort in a project someone genuinely wants to see succeed.
HOWEVER, I'm giving this a 1 out of 10 because the creator is unfairly trying to manipulate the rating system in exchange for a "promised" release of another version of this mod. That already drops my review score down by six whole points.
What's more, this mod isn't really worthy of being called a .99z release; it's more like a .5 or .6. I only point this out because the author pointed out in a previous thread that "voting 0.99T less than a 5 will be considered trolling." So basically what he's saying is that this mod won't be perfect, but it will be fully playable. Fair enough.
Except, in it's current stage, it's not a playable "full conversion". There are a lot of bugs and content that's been skipped over, from text errors to bullets that drop off after only 50 yards. I can't shoot a guy coming at me without getting in close enough where I might as well draw my sword. What's more, the map is extremely sparsely populated with very little design beyond the general landmass itself. The shootouts which are so widely advertised are really just regular tournament battles, albeit with guns. Plus, the one map is so darn large and the AI so slow to move, it takes forever to fight just one shootout. Another three points off.
The parts I liked? Music choice was stellar, use of historical figures was definitely par, and selection of weaponry was definitely well thought out. But the mechanics make every battle really awkward to fight, and the campaign map just doesn't offer a whole lot to hold my interest for more than 30-40 min of playtime in a sitting.
I'm not one to criticize modders for their hard work. I don't give out low ratings lightly. But the abuse of the rating system combined with the lackluster content of a claimed .99 stage total conversion leaves this mod severely wanting for me. Modders don't work for the attention or praise, we work because we genuinely love what we do and simply want to share our work with the world. If you're basing the success of your modding career off anything else, you clearly don't understand that.
I Played the mod, and I must say, it fails in all the wrong areas it should not fail in. it crashes a ton, there is bugs everywhere. and by far my biggest complaint, as many of my low rating comrades here have already pointed out.
Gabrilduro is an absolute ****.
who needs to take the **** of Ego's out of his mouth, stop being an egotistical **** stain on the Taleworlds and ModDB society and grow the hell up.
He bribes people to give the mod a 10 rating. (and I guarantee you, EVERY 10 Rating in this review section are people who took the bribe, because in this mods current state, it is not good at all.) He withholds the latest updates to get said ratings, and calls anyone who dares criticise him a troll, and then in proper asshat fashion, silences their criticism by comment deletion, and continues to be a smug *** about and mocks them.
I used to play the 1866 mod on mount and blade 1.011 and i was very excited when i saw this mod up for download thinking i could finally quench my thirst for shootings, western style, until i actually played the mod. Lots of work need to be done here, i'm far from enjoying myself as i was with Highlander's 1866 mod and that's because of mountains of small issues like texture quality, the overall map and the bad habbit of ennemies getting stuck running in a wall. Its also sad to see the narcissic nature and lack of manners from the dev to the point people actually talk about it in reviews, what is personnal should remain this way. Anyway i hope this will be worked on so it can be given a better review, western mount and blade is awesome and it should never have been spoiled like this
-1 the map is awful, the city locations wrong
-2 ia have so much range and you cannot take a place in a battle
-3 to low affluence of bandit parties
-4 its all worked to the half, bad textures, bad effects, countless
-5 showdowns are a lose of time
-6 too small armies
-7 finally, the modder is just charming the community with promises of new updates, just to satisfy its sick ego, this, is a explanation to why such a mediocre mod, has got a unworthy rate, this kind of pathethic self propaganda, harms the community, since the mod is occuping the place that other better mods can use, it makes me sick seeing this mod in company of, clash of kings, anno domini, brytenwalda, and much more mods in witch serius people who really loves to be a modder has put effort, just beacause they love to do it, and do not expect anything in return, those modders are worthy of admiration, the modder here ... its a shame for its kind
This Is not A Mod, Just a bunch of low texture uniforms, and weapons thrown into a half baked map, with little to no polish whatsoever, now its a nice and and i can see that work has been put into this, so you would have had 3/10 review, however the blatant attitude problems of the author, and the constant pandering for votes shows me that the author clearly thinks more about how highly rated his mod is, rather than providing a full experience for the users of the mod, also the damage system is poor, guns should be inaccurate but deadly, not the other way around. This 1/10 is well deserved
This mod would be fine, but there are three things that break the game for me.
Firstly the texture pack, it is repulsive, dismal and very demanding on my computer. The Native Graphics would have been a far better for this particular mod, they are much nicer to look at, and don't make my FPS take a nose dive.
Secondly it gets painfuly boring within a few minutes, the map should have been smaller so finding action isn't so rare, and some more gameplay options would have been nice.
Thirdly the rather poor and cowardly actions of the mod's creator have forced me to give this mod the lowest rating, I implore anyone with a handful of braincells to rub together to boycott the development team behind this modification to make a statement that they can't release sub-par and broken content and silence people with negative opinions.