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American Civil War Mod

30/12/2015: 3.6.2 Full Installer released

(Windows only, no Mac!)


ACW 3.6.2 Full Installer


Installation:
1. Completely uninstall Empire and all mods
2. re-install Empire and Warpath, install no other mods
3. Download and extract 3.6.2 installer.
4. Run the installer and point it to your Empire folder (usually C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Empire Total War) and let it install.
That's it!

Launching:
1. Make sure Steam is running. Game will crash during launch if it's not.
2. Run ACW3 launcher.
3. Go to "Submods", unclick and reclick "Zone of Recruitment"
4. Select US or CS (if you launch US, you can't play CS campaign and the other way around).
5. Play game.

Installation of new ACW maps and the Mexican-American War units for quick battles:
1. Go to Steam\steamapps\common\Empire Total War\ACW\SubMods\ZoR folder
2. manually copy bg_maps.pack and bg_maw.pack to Steam\steamapps\common\Empire Total War\data
3. Don't use the Mexican general, he's bugged.

Notes:
1. Single battles and siege battles work fine.
2. Multiplayer battles work fine (both players need to launch the same, both as US or both as CS)
3. If you get battle crashes lower your graphics a bit and disable Steam Overlay.
4. Campaign works fine too, until the point when it can sometimes randomly crash. Why it randomly crashes nobody knows. Multiple saves might help you continue the campaign. Without Warpath the campaign in 3.6.2 will be all messed up.
5. For all additional questions, go to the forum, please. Tech questions in comments here will not be answered, sorry, since there's noone available to answer them.

PLEASE DON'T USE COMMENTS BELOW HERE FOR TECH SUPPORT QUESTIONS. THIS ISN'T THE PLACE TO ASK THEM AND THE DEVS WON'T BE ANSWERING THEM. PLEASE USE THE TECH SUPPORT FORUM INSTEAD.


(promo video by naxzul666)


American Civil War: Brothers vs. Brothers

American Civil War: Brothers vs. Brothers

News 16 comments

A mod for Empire: Total War (Warpath addon). Current build of 3.5 Open Beta supports Warpath map based ACW campaign only.

ACW Development Progress

ACW Development Progress

Feature 3 comments

This is short summary of progress we have made from releasing the 3.5 Open Beta. The Progress Report will be updated regularly, as we make new features...

American Civil War Research Thread

American Civil War Research Thread

Feature

The American Civil War Mod features one of the best Historical research Threads on the TWC Forums. The interface is made user friendly and easy to search...

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ACW 3.6.2 Full Installer

ACW 3.6.2 Full Installer

Full Version 152 comments

ACW 3.6.2 Full Installer Windows only, no Mac! For: Empire: Total War + Warpath Campaign

3.6 Open Beta (outdated)

3.6 Open Beta (outdated)

Patch 52 comments

These are the American Civil War: Brothers vs. Brothers 3.6 Open Beta manual install files

3.5 Open Beta (outdated)

3.5 Open Beta (outdated)

Patch 155 comments

This is 3.5 Open Beta for American Civli war: Brothers vs. Brothers mod

ACW 3.4.1 Patch (outdated)

ACW 3.4.1 Patch (outdated)

Patch 45 comments

This is the latest patch for version 3.4 of ACW Brother vs. Brother mod for Empire Total War IMPORTANT: The mod WILL NOT run if you have ANY other mods...

ACW 3.4 Music Files (outdated)

ACW 3.4 Music Files (outdated)

Music 9 comments

This separate installer is used for installation of the ACW 3.4 Music Files that are needed to run the game.

ACW 3.4 (outdated)

ACW 3.4 (outdated)

Full Version 113 comments

This is the third edition of famous and well known American Civil War mod for Empire Total War game.

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YoungAndSlow
YoungAndSlow

Please help me I want to play the campaign but it wont work for either side as soon as I click start campaign it puts me in the loading screen for like 2 seconds but then it just puts me bad into the main menu.

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seanmorehouse94
seanmorehouse94

Comment addresses: GAME CRASH ISSUES (NOT A FIX) and EMPIRE CRASH ISSUEs AFTER UNINSTALL. Have played this game for years and absolutely love it. So this post will be about two things.

1. The game crashes a lot during battles (at least for me), and if you lower general graphics, units size, and unit graphics, its just not the same and not worth it. I will also have the random turn crashes where the AI goes through the entire turn for each faction then at the end it crashes, no work around there. With that being said, this mod is so good that Creative assembly should buy it from this team and turn it into the next total war. I will likely play it until the world ends.

2. More importantly, if you are having issues with not being able to run Empire after an uninstall, go into the : C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Empire Total War\data and delete anything that begins with "bg_", or is possibly left over from the ACW modd. I uninstalled Empire, reinstalled it, then deleted any file that was modified before the current date, meaning it did not come with the steam empire install. Also delete everything in C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\The Creative Assembly\Empire folder. restart CPU to be safe, then launch empire. Good luck, and dont give up. Feel free to message directly if having a lot of trouble, will try to get back to you ASAP.

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Fucking-Qapla
Fucking-Qapla

Hmm, I am gonna try and use the LAA fix to stop battles randomly crashing

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Jax18
Jax18

Update: so the files being messed up was my fault, on account of me not properly uninstalling ACW. Got rid of the whole thing and am reinstalling Empire now, hopefully I didn't do any permanent damage.

This mod is really something else though, honestly, I'd say it rivals the quality of The Great War for Napoleon in terms of sheer attention to detail, unit variety, research done. But for all that, it's probably something like 40-60% complete, and that's just not enough for it to be recommendable. It's missing a lot of core features and the lack of polish can really break it for some people, myself included. If you have Warpath for Empire and you don't get trainwrecked by bugs that make the campaign unplayable, then it might be fun for a while, but otherwise, what's there isn't all that fun to play around with for more than a few days. It's sad that no one's working on the mod, and I hope someday someone will come back to it and finish it to its true potential. Doubtful given Empire's age and the amount of effort it would take, but stranger things have happened.

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Creator
ACWDevelopmentTeam

You must have installed it wrong, sounds like you were playing v3.4 and didn't enable all the updates v3.6.2 brought.

- There are ZERO vanilla unit placeholders in ACW 3.6.2, not even one! (except for the minister profiles - photos were actually already added, but not implemented into code)

- All factions have completely finished and fleshed out troop rosters, including historically accurate uniforms, weapons and artillery. About 200 different historically accurate units and a bunch of historic generals! Did you see General Lee in your battles? If not, you installed it wrong. Not a single vanilla gun or cannon was left in ACW 3.6.2 either.
See here: Media.moddb.com

- There are no made scenario battles, but ACW 3.6.2 also offers a ton of historically accurate Civil War maps for custom single player and multiplayer battles.
See here: Media.moddb.com

- There are naval battles in the campaign using retextured vanilla ships (importing custom ship models into Empire is impossible) and historic sailor uniforms.
See here: Media.moddb.com

- Religion was replaced with "unionist" or "secessionist" propaganda, but agents ended up not implemented, due to lack of active coders. Espionage was removed, as scouting was left to cavalry (as was historically accurate).

- Research was disabled, but all techs were enabled from start. A new Civil War tech tree was planned, but again abandoned due to lack of available coders.

Still, saying it's only 40-60% complete is complete nonsense. It's more like 95% complete, with some tough bugs we couldn't remove, but otherwise completely done, apart from some minor, irrelevant details.

Custom battles and multiplayer battles work perfectly fine, as does most of the campaign, apart from the strange campaign crash that no one was able to locate, identify or remove, but many people have found ways to get around it by using several saves.

At least three different mod teams worked on this mod for many years, myself on the last team at least two years, all eventually gave up because Empire is such a b**ch to mod, while at the same the players seem to think modders, enthusiastic volunteers working for free, can be held to the same standards as paid game developers, and mainly just complain all the time if everything isn't running smoothly.

Thank Creative Assembly for difficult installation and un-installation, as the game is a convoluted mess of files and folders, requiring to change many of them in different places to make things work. Complete uninstall and removal of all files left behind enables a fresh re-install of ETW.

Best of luck to anyone wishing to take over the burden of development under such circumstances and conditions.

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Jax18
Jax18

This mod has amazing potential. What's completed is absolutely excellent, so much time and care went into it that I can't ignore it. That said, it's unfinished and the mod team has abandoned it... and it's not finished enough.

No naval battles, no scenario battles, big lack of polish through most parts of the game on account of it being unfinished (such as no names or pictures for government ministers, certain skins being unfinished and using immersion breaking 18th Century vanilla Empire placeholders, etc), and a myriad of bugs ranging from annoying to game breaking.

Another fun issue I had with the mod was that when I decided to uninstall it, it told me that the main ACW file needed permission from the administrator to delete it. I am the administrator, so I was pretty confused. After going through several online tutorials and hours of research to try to get rid of it through changing permissions around, and failing, I ended up having to delete the ACW folder via safe mode. I'm pretty sure that's screwed up something with my ETW's file integrity, because despite Steam telling me all the files are accounted for and uncorrupted, and after an uninstall and reinstall, I can't get the game to launch, so... yeah.

What's there deserves praise, but not much IS there, it's not worth the trouble of getting it installed, and not worth the risk. My Empire files might be permanently screwed. Uninstalling and reinstalling again to see if that will fix it. In short, if someone decides to go back to this mod and finish it someday it might be great, but as of right now, stay away. It's a shame it was abandoned... it was on track to being one of the greatest ETW mods.

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Creator
ACWDevelopmentTeam

"certain skins being unfinished and using immersion breaking 18th Century vanilla Empire placeholder"
Fake news! See my reply above.

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Oscar_Francois
Oscar_Francois

Finish the MOD!!!! FOR THE GODS FINISH THE MOD!!!!

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generalrobertelee
generalrobertelee

Does the mod still crash and the save files get corrupted and are you trying to fix it

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Guest
Guest

A REALLY great mod but still a little unstable.
Well done so far! =D

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