Hallo. I am Gabrilduro, the Developer of this Western/ACW game Mod for Mount&Blade Warband v. 1.153/1.158, 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.
-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 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.
very good textures and meshes. otherwise, unstable, all attention put into looks.
Hardly any party's can be found without walking around for 15 minutes
Bigger fights end up in massive lag and fps drops, making aiming very hard. -2
after you've beaten a village that attacks you for no clear reason (no
faction affiliation) you fight against a group of 0 enemy's. -2
A rather big list of bugs that wont get posted here cuz the main leader only gets ****** off if you do that.
very small party's for an era that contains HUGE army's.
for a historical mod Movie characters that don't really existed in this era.
after a review