With sincere apology for several broken trait mechanics I am presenting a quick hotfix that should hopefully resolve several of the most annoying ones...
Europa Barbarorum is a total conversion for Medieval II: Total War: Kingdoms and successor to Europa Barbarorum for Rome: Total War. The aim is to give the player an even better gaming experience compared to EB1 on the RTW engine and a deeper comprehension of the ancient world and its correlations.
Dear Europa Barbarorum Fans,
Our initial release was a moderate success, but several people have had big problems getting the mod to run, with permission denied messages, weird texts showing up in game, non-Steam multiplayer not working and more. We hope that this new release will make this better for most or all of you, so if you didn't get 2.0 working on your computer, this release could be what you need! There are a lot of other important changes as well, including an updated campaign AI which many of you have already plugged into 2.0 and found to be better, and a fix for an unavoidable crash on turn 302.
THIS RELEASE IS NOT SAVEGAME COMPATIBLE. None of them will be.
1. Download the EBII installer using one of the provided download links.
2. Uninstall the previous version of EBII (there's a shortcut for it in your start menu).
3. The downloaded file is a zip archive, which means you need to unpack the installer files from the zip file. Windows Explorer should allow you to simply copy the contents out. If not, you can download 7-zip for the purpose.
4. Run EBII.exe.
5. Step through the install wizard.
6. Wait for the installer to copy all the files.
7. If you have never run M2TW vanilla after installing it, run that now. Start a campaign, then quit.
8. Run the mod using the shortcut placed in your start menu or desktop.
In the wizard, the default installation path is where your copy of M2TW is installed. Unless you know what you're doing, leave this unchanged.
As with the initial release, the game runs pretty well for the team members, but you may encounter problems, possibly even at the start of your campaign.
If the game crashes, please remember to post the log and savegame where it happened in the tech help subforum, this will help us a lot. Along with a description of what you were doing when it crashed, obviously. But before you do that, remember to check if there are any hotfixes available - it might just be that your problem has been solved already.
Download using torrent (requires torrent client)
More download options will come later. Torrent is the best way to download it anyway, so this delay is your chance to get this up and running on your computer. Please consider seeding for at least the next couple of days.
The campaign AI is still undergoing changes. Before starting a new campaign, take a look to see if there is an updated version:
Files listed as changed in version control cannot be included on TWC because the post then becomes larger than the forum accepts. Please refer to the Org announcement for the full list.
Special thanks to not_a_strategist_yet, for his work on fixing the javelins.
The Europa Barbarorum Team
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Courtesy of Haithabas, work in progress on the Hemithorakitai Peltophoroi: T.co
3hours 33mins ago
Final day for the First EBII Official Screenshot competition if you wish to enter: T.co
5hours 32mins ago
@Harry_Sharp_M Unit concepts for 3 Caledonian units prepared. Just need to produce them now.
5hours 33mins ago
Hunting bugs, fixing CTDs, designing units and debating the final two factions. Pretty standard day for the EBII team.
Sep 29 2014, 6:12am
New Hellenic unit, the Hemithorakitai Peltophoroi, under construction - Haithabas
Sep 26 2014, 3:19pm
A big thanks to nazgool for finishing the Polybian principes (sorry for the quality of the image) - Brennus T.co
Sep 25 2014, 4:20am
Unit concepts produced for 3 new Goidelic units. Want to help put flesh on these Irish warriors? Then join us: T.co
Sep 24 2014, 2:04pm
@arandirmb Unfortunately I am sat writing it from an office in Leicestershire. - Brennus
Sep 24 2014, 12:18pm
Writing province descriptions, not nearly as fun as unit concepting. Greetings to anyone from Basse Normandie. Vive la Gaule! - Brennus
Sep 24 2014, 12:08pm
1 week until the first EBII official screenshot competition closes. Enter now and win a personalised signature: T.co
Sep 23 2014, 1:20pm