CNP Add-on 2.00 for DLV 3.0, Bugfixer 3.
Author: Character Names Project
Character Names Project Mod Add-on v 2.00 for CNP for "Deus lo Vult" v 3.0, bugfixer 3
NOTE: These mod files are meant to be used only with CNP for "Deus lo Vult" v 3.0, bugfixer 3
NOTE: This is an updated download, which fixes a conflict with the bugfixer 3 variant of DLV v 3.0.
Updated 19 May 2007
The Character Names Project's goal is to overhaul all of MTW2's character names lists so that they are as historically correct as possible. A secondary goal is to increase the number of names in each list, therefore creating a more diverse character (specifically family) tree in a MTW2 campaign. This is being done to address the problem of vanilla MTW2 having names lists which contained errors of all varieties, and the problem that they contained too few names. For more information, please visit our forum here.
What you will see:
1.) Authentic period names (with proper spellings and accents, etc.)
2.) More diversity amongst names (the modified lists are larger than the vanilla lists)
3.) All families will start the game with surnames/bynames
4.) Popes will have proper regnal names
5.) 13 factions with entirely new character names lists
Factions effected by this mod:
Denmark [~480 names. Authors: Atterdag & Vindahl]
England [~490 names. Authors: Kingmaker & deRougemont]
France [~400 names. Authors: Kingmaker & Johan217]
The Holy Roman Empire [~480 names. Authors: deRougemont]
Hungary [~230 names. Authors: Odovacar]
Papal States [Only modified regnal names for Popes; ~60 names. Authors: deRougemont]
Portugal [~250 names. Authors: Manji]
Russia [~300 names. Authors: ivan_the_terrible]
Scotland [~180 names. Authors: finneys13]
Sicily [~370 names. Authors: SicilianVespers & Black Francis]
Spain [~350 names. Authors: Pelusa]
Turks [~430 names. Authors: chgo]
Venice [~320 names. Authors: deRougemont, Manji, & Re Berengario I]
This download is a RAR file containing the revised character names lists created at The Character Names Project forum. Included are four files:
3.) descr_strat.txt (modified only so that starting characters receive correct names. This file is otherwise identical to that which comes with "Lands to Conquer" v. 2.2)
4.) BACKUP_names.txt (this file is provided for modders; it does not need to be installed for the modified names to work)
Copy these files into the following directories:
I.) Copy the descr_names.txt into your "Medieval II Total War/DLV/data" folder.
II.) Copy the names.bin.strings.txt into the "Medieval II Total War/DLV/data/text" folder. [NOTE: You will have to create the "text" folder inside your "data" folder and then copy the names.bin.strings.txt file into the "text" folder.]
III.) Copy the descr_strat.txt into your "Medieval II Total War/DLV/data/world/maps/campaign/imperial_campaign" folder. [NOTE: make sure to create a backup of your original descr_strat.txt file!]
To uninstall, simply delete the three files you added, and rename your
backup of the descr_strat.txt to descr_strat.txt.
2.00 (26 April 2007)
-Added new names lists for Scotland and Russia.
-Fixed a host of names thanks to tornnight's "Names Verifier" tool.
-Added the descr_strat.txt in order to correct all starting character names
1.03 (13 April 2007)
-Added a BACKUP_names.txt file for anyone who wishes to modify the CNP names. Note: this file is not needed for the modified names to work.
1.02 (11 April 2007)
-Removed faction markers I used for creating the name.txt file. These markers will no longer show up in the game.
-A new Turkish names list has been added to the files.
1.01 (9 April 2007)
-Corrected error where Danish revised names were accidentally not included in the descr_names.txt file
-Regnal Papal names added to download
-Sicilian names revised again. The Sicilo-Norman names have been replaced with Italicized Sicilo-Norman names to reflect how these names became influenced by Italian after one generation in Sicily