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5 comments by ACWDevelopmentTeam on Dec 26th, 2014

After another long period of waiting and another almost complete roster change of the ACW Team, we bring you

3.6 Open Beta

of American Civil War: Brothers vs. Brothers

(Windows only, no Mac!)

3.6 Open Beta


Detailed install info here:

Current build of 3.6 Open Beta supports Warpath map based ACW campaign only.
However, users who don't own Warpath can still play the custom battles and a limited RTI campaign with all the new units!

Also, remember this is a BETA of 3.6, so several features aren't working and the installation is not smooth. Unfortunately there is also a likely campaign crash present, but you can use older campaign files for a more stable build.

For all additional info, go to the forum:


Reduce the chance of battle crashes by turning down your graphics settings and disabling Steam overlay.

(promo video by naxzul666)

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

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Guest Apr 4 2015, 5:50pm says:

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Creator
ACWDevelopmentTeam Apr 5 2015, 2:12pm replied:

You installed it wrong. For playing Vanilla game again, read second post:

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ItalianStud Apr 1 2015, 4:25pm says:

I never was trolling. Im saying my experience. God forbid anyone say something constructive about this mod unless it's positive. You even said so that the campaign crash will most likely never be fixed. So by that statement, it IS unplayable. Stop contradicting yourself and live with the facts. Your mod is amazing. I love the combat, morale tweaks, smart ai, artillery rampages. But one major flaw is the crash in the campaign. If you can't remove it, it will be impossible to play a lengthy campaign.

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Creator
ACWDevelopmentTeam Apr 1 2015, 7:49pm replied:

What constructive thing did you ever say? You just keep spewing negativity here. You think your whining will motivate anyone to play or to fix the existing bugs? The mod is 100% playable. The campaign crash only occurs with 3.6 startpos files, why we included 3.5 and 3.4 startpos files as well, so people can play with those and complete the campaign just fine. Had you bothered to read the installation instructions you'd notice this bit of info. You wanna be constructive? Help find the location of the crash bug and post your findings on the forum and stop telling people here not to play the mod, cause it's supposedly unplayable ... that's not being constructive, it's just being rude and inconsiderate to all people that spent years making it.

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justinslater1916 Mar 28 2015, 2:43am says:

Actually no it is the zor boot pack just go to the launcher go where it says delete zor boot pack do not exit out while it is open go into menu go to the steam folder and Than the etw folder go to data select non vanilla and than drag the Zor boot pack out and back into the data folder than launch it will work than and everytime it exits out do the same thing again

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matthewgroppe Mar 26 2015, 1:45pm says:

I still have 3.5, just recently found this mod. However, the game plays fine but after i quit playing after 5 hours last night (this pproblem happens every time) when i launch it the next morning the game launches fine but when i try to start my last save the game crashes, it does it when i do the campaign, quick battle, historic scenario, anything at all. Any suggestions???

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Creator
ACWDevelopmentTeam Apr 1 2015, 10:45am replied:

Nevermind this Italian hater dude, who's just here to spread bad vibes.

3.6 is better than 3.5 in many ways.
It actually has less battle crashes than 3.5, because it's been highly optimised regarding the system resource load. Also has tons more new units, new weapons, gameplay mechanics, etc.

The only major issue is the campaign crash we cannot locate and some of the town siege crashes. But that you can avoid by using 3.6 with the startpos files from 3.5 that we have attached as part of the 3.6 download pack.

Go to the forum for detailed install and optimisation instructions and you're likely to have some good fun with the mod.

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ItalianStud Mar 26 2015, 4:50pm replied:

Thats how the mod is. Its unplayable for the most part atm. The admins can't figure out what to do so we will have to play for around 40 turns then uninstall. Thats how this mod is meant to be

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matthewgroppe Mar 26 2015, 4:54pm replied:

Well the weird thing is, i just did a clean install on my laptop and it did the same thing. So i dont know :( i just want to kill the yankees bahaha

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justinslater1916 Mar 25 2015, 5:40pm says:

I'm glad I will get it installed this weekend

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ItalianStud Mar 25 2015, 6:50pm buried:


No point when facing constant campaign crashes. Its fun until u get to a certain turn and u cant pass it. Until this is fixed, refrain from playing.

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Creator
ACWDevelopmentTeam Apr 1 2015, 10:41am replied:

How about you go troll some other mod, eh Italian hater dude?

The mod is playable, fun, many years of hard work have gone into it. People should DL it, try it out, have fun with the new features and possibly help us find the cause of the campaign crash bug, so we can try to fix it.

What have you ever done to make the mod better? You just here spreading your negativity and demotivating players from playing and modders from modding? And that is good for what?

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