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.

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Greetings fans of Europa Barbarorum!

It's been over two years since our last release, a lot of things happened which conspired to stop the patch releasing within just a few months of 2.35, as we had originally hoped. The team's roster has gone up and down, people have been pulled away to deal with things in their personal lives, and much else besides. Contrary to rumors this would never appear, we have actually been very rigorously playtesting this patch for about the last two months.

Sure we could have released one of those earlier versions, but if you could see the number of bugs, omissions, gaps and silly errors, you wouldn't have been impressed with the final product. We didn't want to be in the position of releasing a Day One patch, like a lot of AAA games do. We also had some fun and games working out how to apply this patch to Mac and Linux, without having to release a "fat patch" that was three times the size of this one. Fortunately, some clever people found a way, and so everyone can download the same file.

As a result of all that playtesting, we are pretty confident that this is a very stable release, and as long as you follow the instructions and do your own research, you will be able to complete any campaign you begin. As ever, we still expect people to find things that have been overlooked; while we have new tools and more internal playtesters, there are things we may have missed, or which need a longer play-through to appreciate the impact. Use this thread to report your feedback, if you have any bugs, use the appropriate subforum. If you feel inspired enough to do a Let's Play or the like, let us know so we can promote it.

There is a lot of new content here, not just the new units you've seen previewed on the feeds. We might add a changelog at some point to give more detail, but many factions will have changes specific to them, and overall gameplay has had some updates which will apply to everyone. Including faction re-emergence that now works properly (thanks Erken)! What isn't here, I'm afraid, are the new settlement models, because they're just too big to include. You will get them in 2.4, which will be a full installer.

Have fun with the newest Version of the Mod! More awesome stuff is to come!

Link to the Player Guide: Mega.nz

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As always it's necessary to be absolutely explicit about this point:

THIS RELEASE IS NOT SAVEGAME COMPATIBLE

Installation instructions

These instructions are not optional, we've learned through bitter experience what is necessary to make the game work on the various platforms out there.

We would recommend that you uninstall and make a fresh installation of EBII v2.35 before you attempt to patch, following the instructions in the thread for 2.35. As always, make sure your M2TW installation is outside of Program Files/Program Files x86. If your game is installed there, the patch will not work.

Let me repeat that, if your game is installed in Program Files or Program Files x86, the patch will not work. The files will be selectively applied, if at all, and the patch won't run.

1) Download the patch: Torrent link | Direct Download (to follow)

If you have the means to host the files, please do so and share the link - I'll update this post with it.

2a - Windows) Open the zip and copy and paste the "data" folder over that same folder in your EBII folder. Say "yes" to overwrite all files.

2b - Mac) Use ditto to copy the files and directories intelligently. Say "yes" to overwrite all files.

2c - Linux) Use the rsync command to copy the files and structure. Say "yes" to overwrite all files.

3) Start a EB2 campaign. WAIT for the game to generate the world, the game has not frozen, it takes time to do this on your very first campaign. It's generating the map.rwm file.

4) There may be a “Fatal Graphics Error” and crash to the desktop when you start the campaign only on the very first time. This is normal (though is less common than it was), just start the game again.

5) Remember to use an LAA Patch on Medieval 2 to reduce crashes due to scripts!

And finally...

In closing - EBII is still not complete. We are not finished - there will be future releases. We are at around 85% complete now - what we still need, what we always need, are more willing volunteers. If you are a 3D artist able to work with 3DS Max or Milkshape, or a 2D artist skilled with Photoshop who can work to instructions, we want you. If you have a knowledge in ancient history and a desire to contribute, we want you. If you are a scripter or coder, and have some familiarity with the files used here (compiled with C++ I believe), we want you. If you can proofread and edit XML files accurately, we want you. If you can playtest the ever-living crap out of a game, then do it all over again after a minor change, we want you. If you like the mod, and are eager to learn how to do something that can help to contribute, we want you. Apply here.

As ever, thank you for your support and remember to read more history.

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I love EB2 but am very excited about Rome Remastered. I'm hoping it will bring all the balance, charm and good design features into the modern era with slick UI, graphics and performance. My question ( or wish really) is that some version of EB will be able to be brought across. I'm sure it would be an epic task. Are there any thoughts from the EB team for any such venture ?

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No plans for that. The team doesn't have the manpower to do that. Besides, despite the new models and textures, M2TW continues to be superior in terms of scripting.

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I have a question to anyone who can be of help, regarding the library folder/installation path for steam users. First time downloading this mod, watched a couple playthroughs on youtube and fell in love with it! Got medieval on steam just for this. But first, in order to avoid people recommending stuff I've already tried or misunderstanding my problem, bare with me as I explain the little I already know or did.

So I began following the installation guide as stated above in the summary. Seems very clear indeed. Only got to the point where apparently I need to install M2TW outside the usual default steam path (Program files/steam... etc). My whole steam installation though is already outside the program files, including the library of course. Now the library can't be moved to the same drive (and I don't have a second one), as steam no longer permits it. I read online that I can add a new library on the same drive by using a text file in the steam apps (adding a line), but that's been f**... I mean "fixed" too by steam apparently and the lines don't show anymore (not even the default folder "1" "....."). With my limited knowledge on such things, unfortunately that leaves me with no choice than to leave it as is. At least for now.

So the question is, do i have to have my game outside the STEAM FOLDER and into a new library regardless of where steam is installed? OR is it enough that it's outside the PROGRAM FILES while being inside the steam folder? My whole steam folder atm is in C:/Games. I put it there cause it seems the lenght of the path plays a role somehow. Will I be okay, or do I need to do anything else?

Thanks in advance to anyone replying! :)

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Hello there.

Huge EB 1 fan. Sunk my university years in there.

I am in this phase that I am trying to invest the few gaming hours I have into finishing EB 2 for once (since I was not fun of Me2tw until the last 4 years, before I was stuck with rome and eb1)...

So I play as Makedon and I enforced/establish a good grasp in Balkans so I could make peace with Ptolemaic Egypt. They are happy to do it so! Unfortunately the game every turn starts a war between us.

So I guess there is a script there.
And since I prefer more sandbox campaigns that things can go in different ways every time, can someone tell me if and how I can turn that off?

And if it is not able to turn off, is there a date that I can make peace with Egypt that will last?

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While the two starting faction leaders for those two factions are still alive, they will continue to be at war with each other, as they were historically.

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I imagine it would be easier to run a space ship than to install this ...Third age total war is also very complex yet their installation is a piece walking in the park compare to EB 2. Have you think how many players you have turn down because of nonsense installation requirement...

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BETA MALE

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The Europa Barbarorum (EB) team has done it again: they have released a masterpiece that represents the very highest level of Total War modding. Back in 2008, the same team came out with EB 1 for Rome: Total War, which was a groundbreaking mod in terms of historical accuracy as well as complex, in-depth game-play. Here, they've taken the next step towards ultimate perfection with EB 2, this time built upon in the acclaimed Medieval 2: Total War engine. The shift to a more recent engine represents…

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