**This is a standalone build that doesn't require vanilla Falcom or v1.4.1!**
An updated standalone beta build with some bugfixes, balance changes, and new goodies to mess around with. The campaign is still not playable. And don't play as the Jin Dynasty; they'll probably crash the game.
Method 1: Launching executable
-Download and extract the .7z file. You should get a folder called "ORoE_Beta_5" with a folder called "british_isles" inside of it.
-Rename this folder to "falcomtw3."
-Paste "falcomtw3" into your "Medieval II Total War\mods" directory. You should not be overwriting anything; if you already have a folder named "falcomtw3" in there, rename that to something else.
-Run the "Executable.bat" file in "falcomtw3" to start the mod.
-To uninstall, just delete this mod folder.
Method 2: Expansion replacement
-Download and extract the .7z file. You should get a folder called "ORoE_Beta_5" with a folder called "british_isles" inside of it. (You can rename this to "americas," "crusades," or "teutonic" too if you want)
-Go to your "Medieval II Total War\mods" directory and rename the already existing "british_isles" folder to something else, like "british_isles_original." (Or rename the already existing "americas," "crusades," or "teutonic" folders, if you chose a different name for the mod)
-Paste the "british_isles" (or whatever you renamed the mod) folder from the "ORoE_Beta_5" folder into "Medieval II Total War\mods." You should not be overwriting anything.
-Launch the Britannia (or the corresponding name) campaign as normal to start the mod.
-To uninstall, simply delete this mod and rename your respective Kingdoms campaign folder to its original name.
-Republic of Novgorod: A balanced faction overall without any glaring strengths or weaknesses
-Shahdom of Persia: A heavy cavalry specialist with limited access to war elephants
-Halberdiers (Castile, Portugal, Papal States, HRE): Mid-tier halberdiers
-Ribauds (France): Militia-tier light infantry
-Exploradores (Castile): Elite javelin cavalry
-Julban (Egypt): Elite foot archers
-Fida'iyin (Egypt, Persia): Stealthy infantry, similar to hashishin from vanilla
-Javelinmen (Castile, Portugal, Romans): Low-tier javelinmen
-Javelinmen (Dai Viet, Korea, Mongols): Low-tier javelinmen
-Archer Militia (Dai Viet, Korea): Militia-tier archers
-Suong Quan (Dai Viet): Elite crossbowmen
-Tuong (Dai Viet): Elephant archers
-Jeongnogun (Korea): Mid-tier crossbowmen
-Hankyu Kihei (Japan): Cavalry archers
-Free Company (Europe; mercenary): Mid-tier crossbowmen
-Chevaliers-Errant (France; mercenary): Heavy cavalry
-Javanmardan (Persia; mercenary): Mid-tier axemen
-Wako (Japan; mercenary): Low-tier swordsmen
-Ronin (Japan; mercenary): Elite swordsmen
Fixes and changes:
-Tattoos on Vietnamese units no longer look carved into their skin
-Mid-tier Vietnamese units now have grey pants instead of white
-Updated models for mushtarawat, ghilman, mamalik, karariyah, shuj'an, tabardariyya, and khassakiyya
-Ghilman, mamalik, karariyah, shuj'an, tabardariyya, and khassakiyya now wear silver armour
-Unique general models added to Dai Viet, Persia, and Japan
-Tuong Binh are now elephant grenadiers instead of crossbowmen and have a smaller unit size
-Jinetes are now a lower-tier unit
-Nerfed bodyguard units across the board
-Buffed two-handed units