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American Civil War Mod

30/12/2015: 3.6.2 Full Installer released

(Windows only, no Mac!)


ACW 3.6.2 Full Installer


100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE IF YOU'RE NOT HAPPY WITH THE MOD!


Installation:

1. Completely uninstall Empire and all mods
2. re-install Empire and Warpath, install no other mods
3. Download and extract 3.6.2 installer.
4. Run the installer and point it to your Empire folder (usually C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Empire Total War) and let it install.
That's it!

Launching:
1. Make sure Steam is running. Game will crash during launch if it's not.
2. Run ACW3 launcher.
3. Go to "Submods", unclick and reclick "Zone of Recruitment"
4. Select US or CS (if you launch US, you can't play CS campaign and the other way around).
5. Play game.

Installation of new ACW maps and the Mexican-American War units for quick battles:
1. Go to Steam\steamapps\common\Empire Total War\ACW\SubMods\ZoR folder
2. manually copy bg_maps.pack and bg_maw.pack to Steam\steamapps\common\Empire Total War\data
3. Don't use the Mexican general, he's bugged.

Notes:
1. Single battles and siege battles work fine.
2. Multiplayer battles work fine (both players need to launch the same, both as US or both as CS)
3. If you get battle crashes lower your graphics a bit and disable Steam Overlay.
4. Campaign works fine too, until the point when it can sometimes randomly crash. Why it randomly crashes nobody knows. Multiple saves might help you continue the campaign. Without Warpath the campaign in 3.6.2 will be all messed up.
5. For all additional questions, go to the forum, please. Tech questions in comments here will not be answered, sorry, since there's noone available to answer them.

PLEASE DON'T USE COMMENTS BELOW HERE FOR TECH SUPPORT QUESTIONS. THIS ISN'T THE PLACE TO ASK THEM AND THE DEVS WON'T BE ANSWERING THEM. PLEASE USE THE TECH SUPPORT FORUM INSTEAD.


(promo video by naxzul666)


American Civil War: Brothers vs. Brothers

American Civil War: Brothers vs. Brothers

News 17 comments

A mod for Empire: Total War (Warpath addon). Current build of 3.5 Open Beta supports Warpath map based ACW campaign only.

ACW Development Progress

ACW Development Progress

Feature 3 comments

This is short summary of progress we have made from releasing the 3.5 Open Beta. The Progress Report will be updated regularly, as we make new features...

American Civil War Research Thread

American Civil War Research Thread

Feature

The American Civil War Mod features one of the best Historical research Threads on the TWC Forums. The interface is made user friendly and easy to search...

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ACW 3.6.2 Full Installer

ACW 3.6.2 Full Installer

Full Version 193 comments

ACW 3.6.2 Full Installer Windows only, no Mac! For: Empire: Total War + Warpath Campaign

3.6 Open Beta (outdated)

3.6 Open Beta (outdated)

Patch 52 comments

These are the American Civil War: Brothers vs. Brothers 3.6 Open Beta manual install files

3.5 Open Beta (outdated)

3.5 Open Beta (outdated)

Patch 155 comments

This is 3.5 Open Beta for American Civli war: Brothers vs. Brothers mod

ACW 3.4.1 Patch (outdated)

ACW 3.4.1 Patch (outdated)

Patch 45 comments

This is the latest patch for version 3.4 of ACW Brother vs. Brother mod for Empire Total War IMPORTANT: The mod WILL NOT run if you have ANY other mods...

ACW 3.4 Music Files (outdated)

ACW 3.4 Music Files (outdated)

Music 9 comments

This separate installer is used for installation of the ACW 3.4 Music Files that are needed to run the game.

ACW 3.4 (outdated)

ACW 3.4 (outdated)

Full Version 113 comments

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

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mevans596
mevans596

One thing I have noticed is that the Confederate Units (I know for sure when I play as them, but am not fully sure about the AI if you play as the Union) are larger than the Union's units, which I feel is backwards and the reverse of what it should be, especially considering that CSA units tend to be slightly better stat wise, which reflects reality. Is there anyway to change that potentially so that CSA units are slightly smaller than the Unions?

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Guest
Guest

Historically CSA units were bigger than their Union counterparts. This was due to how the two sides replenished their armies. The Union would form new regiments and while leaving the old ones to get worn down over time, sometimes merging them if 2 regiments became too small to be effective. For an example of this look at the 20th Maine, the regiment started around 1,000 men but by Gettysburg was down to a few hundred. The CSA, meanwhile, would use their fresh troops to replenish existing regiments. So while the CSA would have, say, 5-6 regiments in a division the Union might have 12-15.

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OdaNobunaga18
OdaNobunaga18

I was wondering if you guys can make some adjustments like I really like the historical battles you made in the past mod and well could you make custom navel battles work again please
And a little side war mod like the Franco-Mexican wars that was happening during the american civil war

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Guest
Guest

Do you have to have the warpath to run this mod?

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Creator
ACWDevelopmentTeam

Can you come up with any other reason why the download link would say "ACW 3.6.2 Full Installer Windows only, no Mac! For: Empire: Total War + Warpath Campaign"?

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Jax18
Jax18

This mod is incredible. Definitely highly recommend it. It's a shame what I'm hearing about the Confederate campaign, I actually got a bit into one without it crashing, but I'm not at turn 25 yet so I'd take the word of the people leaving comments. Also a shame naval battles don't appear to have ever been finished (CTD every time I try them, I assume they just don't work on this mod since the custom sea battles are marked WIP in the menu, I could be wrong though). Other little minor issues I have are the "missing string" dialogue in diplomacy, the fact that the British, French, Mexican, etc troops all say "Battalion forward!" in American English. Troops sometimes seem to have a hard time path finding in the custom maps.

Overall though, other than the CTDs I haven't encountered, these are nitpicks at best. It would be nice if this mod could be finished (though I know the original team has scattered and it's nigh impossible), but what's here is honestly incredible, perhaps the best total conversion mod for Empire Total War. I hold Darthmod in slightly higher regard as there's more content and it's more stable, but DM is also not really so much total conversion as what vanilla should have been. This is something entirely different. The beautifully modeled historic generals, the dozens upon dozens and dozens of custom units, each brimming with detail, the custom maps and historical battlefields, the sound of muskets and rifles firing, shells cracking and sizzling, men shouting commands and battle cries, the set up of the menu interface and unit cards, the campaign map. Hats off to the team that put this gem together. You've done something incredible. If I could review this I'd give it a 10/10, even in its sadly unstable, somewhat unfinished state. Anyone bored with vanilla Empire and/or it's 18th century mods, and definitely any lover of Civil War history, should give this a try.

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Guest
Guest

Sometimes you can get past the crash at turn 25 on the confederate campaign by not getting into a war with the union until after turn 25 or 30

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Guest
Guest

this is a wonderful mod. played the heck outa the campaigns. One issue i have is the vanilla game won't run. Once i click out of the launcher for ACW is pops up a window asking for ACW ready or vanilla ready. there has been multiple times i wanted to play vanilla but once i clicked vanilla ready it moved files and such. however now when i click play game it will not open but once i go back to playing the mod it works just fine. any solutions?

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Guest
Guest

This mod is a work of art. It is real shame and a tragedy that all of this beautiful work has essentially gone to waste. I have tried many, many times to play this mod and I always experience crashes during battles. Not every time I fight does the game crash, but it happens often enough that every battle I fight, I play it nervously, hoping this time it works and I can finish without a ctd.

I was able to finish a campaign as the Union, because even though the game crashes during battles, I noticed through trial and error that if you keep playing, eventually it won't crash and you can continue the campaign. That is, of course, until it crashes later on in another battle. However you can do the same as before, and keep trying until it works, and eventually continue your campaign.

Unfortunately, the Confederate campaign is actually broken. I experienced the usual battle crashes, which were a nuisance but I dealt with it the same as with the Union campaign; I kept trying and I was able to continue the campaign, like before. But eventually I got a crash when I would end the turn, sometime around the 25th or 30th turn, and that made the campaign unplayable as I was now unable to continue, no matter what. I tried every trick I could find scouring forums all over the internet, but to no avail. There is no publicly known solution to this issue.

I appeal to anyone who has experience modding this game, or to the previous developers, if you can find a solution to the mod's problems with crashing, especially on the campaign map, you would be a hero to many people. Any help at all, even a tutorial on how we in the community can try to resolve it ourselves, would be very much appreciated.

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Creator
ACWDevelopmentTeam

No "previous developers" left to work on it. No solution for the crashes was found. If anyone wants to take a shot at fixing it, the files are all in the download, anyone's welcome to try.

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Guest
Guest

Would you happen to know where one could begin looking for the problem in the game's files? I am hoping perhaps I can find out as much about the problem as possible from you, and/or anyone else knowledgeable on the subject, and we can try to move forward from there. It can't be impossible to fix, and if we put our heads together as a community, maybe we can finally find a solution :)

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ACWDevelopmentTeam Creator
ACWDevelopmentTeam

Head to the forum, all the aspects of the crashes and everything else have been discussed to death there.

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Jax18
Jax18

But does it actually launch still? And would you say that the crashes ruin the mod? I'm really interested in this but I generally have Empire with Darthmod and it's not worth the trouble of uninstalling Darthmod, uninstalling Empire, reinstalling it and installing this mod only to find it doesn't even work at all and I end up having to go through the same process to remove this and get Darthmod back.

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Guest
Guest

Yeah it launches, but only the Union campaign is playable. The battles crash in the Union campaign, but you can always just restart and keep trying until it works. The problem with the Confederate campaign is there is a bug that causes the game to crash after a certain amount of turns. I uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times and tried every possible solution, so there is definitely something wrong with the mod itself. I think custom battles and multiplayer still works, if you play with friends, and yeah the Union campaign is playable, if you are willing to deal with the constant aggravation of getting really committed to an epic battle only to have it crash out of nowhere. Sometimes after you have already won... very frustrating. I really wish there was some way to get this mod working :T

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