Firstly, make sure you have a working install of Medieval II: Total War with the Kingdoms expansion. Both Steam and retail versions work.
Step 1: Download the latest version of Beginning of The End Times on this page, as well as any patches.
Step 2: Unrar the mod using either WinRar, 7zip, or an equivalent extraction program able to handle .rar files. You should end up with a folder named COW_Beginning_Of_The_End_Times containing more folders and the files warhammer.bat and configuration.cfg. If it contains another folder called COW_Beginning_Of_The_End_Times, use the one that contains the warhammer.bat and configuration.cfg files.
Step 3: Drag that folder into your Medieval II Total War/mods folder, so it ends up Medieval II Total War/mods/COW_Beginning_Of_The_End_Times. Do the same for the patch download folder, making sure it asks you to replace files. If there is no popup asking if you want to replace files, you probably didn't put the patch so the folders match, try again.
Step 4: (Steam only) If you don't have a kingdoms.exe, copy medieval2.exe and rename the copy kingdoms.exe.
Step 5: Open the 4gb patch and direct it to your medieval2.exe in your Medieval II: Total War folder. If it patches correctly it will create a backup file in the same folder. Do the same thing for kingdoms.exe. If you get an error trying to launch the game, delete the .exe files and rename the backup files to medieval2.exe and kingdoms.exe, then try "Large Address Aware" instead. It's the same as the 4gb patch, but might not cause that error.
Step 6: Run the game by double clicking warhammer.bat in the COW_Beginning_Of_The_End_Times folder. If you want, you can right click on warhammer.bat and make a shortcut to put anywhere you want, so you don't have to navigate to the mod folder everytime.
Advice: Play only Long campaigns, not Short ones.
Possible issues: Many settings that affect the game are found in the configuration.cfg file, which can be edited like a text file. If you want banners on or off, change show_banners = false to true, or true to false. Also make sure the log line looks like this: [log]
to = logs/M2TW.system.log.txt
#level = * trace
level = * error
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Highest Rated (27 agree) 10/10
Excellent mod. Can't wait to see what the devs will do next!
May 24 2016 by WillTheFirst
Lowest Rated (15 agree) 1/10
CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH.
Aug 23 2016 by NIKI87