About the Mod:
CONQUEST is loosely based on the 7 years war. The mod is being built around the Conquest game mode which has been slightly altered so that players no longer spawn at their teams owned flags but at their teams initial spawn point throughout the game. The mod aspires to create a fun simulation of combat during the 7 years war time period and offers a large number of customization options for each troop type to allow players to create their own unique regiments. The combat system has been created to reward skilled players and offer fun options for different interests.
The main interest I have in creating this mod is in trying to create a realistic (as much as possible) 7 years war combat simulation. I didn't live back then and experience the combat myself, but I'll do the best I can to paint a picture that is as accurate as possible in this mod. I also always thought it would be interesting for people to be able to create their own regiments and make their own uniforms, which is why I've gone out of my way to create a large number of customization options for each troop type, so that players can pick their own uniforms and have a unique look that differs from other player made regiments. I've also tried to balance the troop classes correctly, giving each a slight advantage over their "nemesis" class but not to the point that skill won't determine the winner. Most importantly I want combat to actually reward the good players instead of the spazzers. I've played many mods and they all seem to end in spazzing or players having too many choices of things to fling at one another. That being said, I'm happy with what I've been able to put together so far and plan to continue expanding upon it.
Currently the mod features:
Overhauled combat sounds
-Melee blocking and hitting sounds --- Video: Youtube.com
-Ranged gunfire and bullet impact sounds --- Video: Youtube.com
-Several other smaller things
Efficient models/textures ready for large scale battles!
-400 bots in a moshpit = 0 lag for my sub-par computer with M&B graphics at about medium quality (everything on except AntiAlialising and shadows)
-Running --- Video Youtube.com
-Reloading --- Video Youtube.com
Several new Conquest Maps
-TaleWorlds - for creating a truely great and mod friendly game
-Janus - for creating his awesome Warband mod installer script Forums.taleworlds.com
-mr.master - for his "Adding a new multiplayer faction Tutorial" Forums.taleworlds.com
-Hermodr - for his "Adding custom made items to multiplayer Tutorial" Forums.taleworlds.com
-Archer - for his overview of MP entry points Forums.taleworlds.com
-Yoshiboy - for his MP weather effects information
-Shredzorz - for his gun smoke scripts taken from his AOFI OSP Forums.taleworlds.com
-Sirdur13/Andreas - for his MP maps
-Nordous - Sceners Guild Forums.taleworlds.com
-Wambo - for allowing me to use his extended MP troop selection scripts from "Fire and Sword Battalion"
-mtarini - for creating Open BRF, without which things would be MUCH more difficult Forums.taleworlds.com
-DARKFIREGAMING - for his sword sheathe and unsheathe sounds which can be found in his awesome Skyrim mod here: Skyrim.nexusmods.com
-Andreas, Kraut, Rook, Merkur, Augustus, Gotomtom, MrLyle, Darkwolf and the rest of the Bane Battalion guys for beta testing things with me
-Vornne - modding assistance/advice
-Somebody - modding assistance/advice
-Slawomir of Aaarrghh - modding assistance/advice
-Lucke189 - Realistic colors: Forums.taleworlds.com
-George Frideric Handel - for creating the beautiful main menu music: "Sarabande"
-The many modders who came before me - for asking and answering questions on the TaleWorlds forums. Without their hoarded knowledge things would have been MUCH more difficult and at times impossible!
-sirwho - everything else.