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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


100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE IF YOU'RE NOT HAPPY WITH THE MOD!


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 17 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 178 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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bahire3000
bahire3000

Maybe I solved the problem of crashing from the campaign. I did not have any problems during 57 turns on my pc.

As follows:

1) Play at the lowest graphic setting but choose the widest number of units.

2) With PFM (Pack File Manager),set the number of all infantry to 100-all cavalry 4/4-all artillery 24/4.

3) Do not try to make ship wars. Use the ships to just transport troops.

Of course again there is no guarantee. Thank you! :)

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KarlRuprechtKroenen
KarlRuprechtKroenen

hello everyone! i have a question... Do you think maybe later we can play the campaign with other country(with new units)? I think it's really interesting.
Now the campaign is limited to the american civil war but another campaign with France, Mexico, Colombia etc...

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Guest
Guest

I think that you guys have done a great job on this mod. For the state it is in to me personally s fine. Not near perfect but enough to make me add 50 hours to Empire, thanks for the fun.

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ironbrigade2nd
ironbrigade2nd

Hey i love the mod but i wish ya could get someone for the coding. shoot i might learn stuff over the summer and then help yall. it seems like people dont understand that modders arent game developers. but ill see what i can do and try to figure out problems.im going for a masters in engineering how hard can this be.

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Guest
Guest

Hello,
I really like your mod, but there`s one thing which kinda makes me lose the fun of playing it: Why did you remove the technology part in the campaign. You are way worse than the enemy without bayonnets and these things.

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Creator
ACWDevelopmentTeam

This is a historically accurate US Civil War mod. All the technology of vanilla Empire was already researched by the time of the US Civil War. Seems you didn't play the game much anyway, or you'd realise your units are not "way worse", because bayonets and everything else is enabled for both sides by default from the start, except the technologies that weren't used in the US Civil War.

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Guest
Guest

I love this mod with all my soul. But I have a question, is there any way to fix the crash for the Confederacy? So far, I learned that sieging certain places, and invading the Caribbean crashes the game. Because of this, I can play the Union Campaign just fine, but with the Confederacy, my crashes are always no matter what even if I stop the Union from invading places, are always at Specifically Turn 25. Is there any way or ideas to fix this. I really want to play this campaign fully.

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Creator
ACWDevelopmentTeam

There is one thing you can do, but you probably wont like it. You can learn modding the game, get stuck in the files of this mod, find the bug and remove it. The gaming community, myself included, will be thankful to you for that. Up for the challenge?

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fridge732
fridge732

I am sorry because I have followed this mod and comments for awhile and I know you get bothered by questions like this, but have you ever considered recruiting someone you know could do the job for no other reason than for fixing this bug? There has to be someone out there who could fix it. There is just too many people who love this mod (myself included) that want to play the campaign for it to be left in there. I feel that it would provide closure for whatever is left of your development team as well in knowing that you made a mod with a working campaign, single player battles, and multiplayer battles. All the comment bickering could be put to rest, and you would not have to waste time arguing with people on them. Honestly the campaign crash is the only real rational criticism of this mod. I passionately disagree with people who say it is "incomplete" or "unplayable" and I especially disagree with the people who bother you and discredit all of your hard work. If I recall correctly you just did the graphics, but are you in contact with anyone who did the programming? At the very least could they even possibly point you in the right direction to finding a programmer who could? Please understand I am saying this as a fan trying to help you potentially find a way to fix this and not an angry ranting person who does not appreciate all the hard work that went into this amazing mod that I still love and enjoy.

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Creator
ACWDevelopmentTeam

The original creators of the mod left it in an unfinished state and moved on to making other stuff. Then another guy took it over and I joined to help with graphics. Then he disappeared without a trace. Then another guy joined and worked on the code as best as he knew, and we finished it to the state it is in now. Since then the invitation for ANYONE who has any coding knowledge and wants to help has been open. In over 3 years no one has stepped up to the challenge. It's very easy to complain about issues, but, as you see, very difficult to get them fixed. I'm just keeping this page open after all this time, in case someone does show up and decides to continue work on the mod. Not much else can be done.

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fridge732
fridge732

Sorry if I am getting this wrong. So your are basically saying it would require someone with above average modding knowledge and experience to fix it? That is really unfortunate. Could the bug at least be narrowed down and found to the point where someone who knew what they were doing could maybe fix it?

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Creator
ACWDevelopmentTeam

Where did I say "someone with above average modding knowledge and experience" is needed? I clearly said "ANYONE who has any coding knowledge and wants to help". Who's stopping you from learning basic coding, having a look at the mod files and finding the bug?

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fridge732
fridge732

I mean I guess I could give it a shot if I learned something about coding. I have never made a mod for a game in my life, and I feel I would get in way over my head trying. How do I even look at the files? And after I get there what would I even be looking for? I'll honestly give it a try.

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fridge732
fridge732

I am sorry,I should not have worded it like that. You just kind of implied that not even the developers could ever find it, and pointed out that any of the fans of the mod who ever tried were unsuccessful. I have played the campaign so I can make some educated guesses about what may be happening. A couple of people have said the bug does not happen without zone of recruitment. Is it possibly the opposing side trying to recruit an unfinished unit?

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Creator
ACWDevelopmentTeam

It is possible. We don't know. "Developers" as you call us, are just ordinary gamers, like you. We never made a mod either, until one day we did. Not professional programmers or graphics designers. We looked up instructions for modding on Total War forums and got busy. Anyone with a bit of persistence can do the same.

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fridge732
fridge732

Okay I understand what your saying. But why do you leave comments saying things like proper programmers would need to look at the code, and asking if people have enough money to hire them? Is this just because no one has volunteered to do it? It's just really confusing that sometimes you talk like the bug likely can't be fixed because of how complicated empire total war is to mod, but the next day you will act like anyone who ever comments on here is capable of doing it. I genuinely have an interest in attempting to fix this. Heck I would gladly spend my time working on this mod even more if I knew what I was doing. I just want to understand what I am getting into first.

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Creator
ACWDevelopmentTeam

What do I know, I was just a graphics guy. Let me know if you make any progress.

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fridge732
fridge732

Okay I will. Where do I start? Tell me everything I need to know / have in order to look at it.

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Creator
ACWDevelopmentTeam

Scroll up, there you'll find the link to the forum. There you'll find all the discussions about the bugs we ever had and in another section of the forum you'll find all the modding tools, editors, guides, etc. Everything you need is there. Good luck!

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