Hannibal ad Portas (meaning 'Hannibal at the gates') is a total conversion of Rome: Total War - Alexander made by Milner and his team in 2011-2012, focused on the Second Punic War, opposing Hannibal Barca and Carthage to the Roman Republic. With a new campaign map, thirteen new factions, dozens new units, new scripts & many more, it is a mod not to miss for any RTW or Antiquity fan.


Factions:

  • S.P.Q.R.
  • Republic of Carthage
  • The Barcid clan
  • Syracuse
  • Emporion of Massilia
  • Megae Hellas
  • Illyria kingdom
  • Samnites
  • Allobroges
  • Boii
  • Insubres
  • Veneti
  • Ligurians

Some features:

  • Campaign map from Paeninsula Italica mod
  • Complete new faction's rooster to every factions
  • 12 turns per year script
  • New interfaces
  • New loading screens, menu and visual elements
  • Delete more than 30% of vanilla traits and ancillaires
  • New traits and ancillaires (include new images for them)
  • New buildings, economic and political system
  • Rome Surrectum II enviroment pack added
  • Battle formations by Darth Vader
  • Signifer One animations pack added
  • Res Gestae animations added
  • Force diplomatic and ai's faction help money scripts
  • New icons, symbols and battle standards
  • New resources
  • New arrow textures

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Hello there!

After 8 years of the first release of this mod, i would like to speak about it for the first time.

This mod was started by Algaman and myself as a little modification (we had only on mind change some factions units), without aspiration of any kind, only for fun. Every change we did made drives us to another one and another...until we had not another option to management it as a big modification.

It was a lot of work, of free time working on this, of errors and problems on modding...but glory days to us at last.

Last month i did uploaded a new version of the mod, i did made this version 2 years ago (working alone this time) but i had not desirees of publish it...until i did find some opinions of players in some Poland and Rusian forums...i feel impressed for the players' opinions, very impressed, and that's the reason for what i'd uploaded the new version.

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I read a lot of opinions since that time, sometimes incomprehensible to my by the differences on lenguague (russian is very difficult to me) and other times i did find some interesting critics and opinions.

This help me a lot to go on with this mod again, trying to improve it the best version to the players.

I was concerned by the worst things of the mod, or at last by the things the players' don't like...and that's the reason for improve a new and last patch to the old version of the mod, that some people still plays...

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I'm working on it, and it will be a last update for game playing, it don't include any update of graphics, only some changes on units' stats, a high reduction of economy bonuses, reduction of cities' growth...it's a try to solve things that players didn't like.

At once i'm working in the next patch of the Gold version of the mod, that will be available very soon. A new one with a new provincial campaign and some new units (essentially more mercenary units).

The last patch until a new stand alone version.

As i said will be a new stand alone version in the near future (version 1.5), with 3 new factions, new provincial campaigns, another reduction of economy's bonuses, new units for some factions (that i forgot to made) and a second main campaign...courtesy of RTR VII.

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This will be for players who want to play a complete Second Punic War.

The 3 new factions are in development actually, i can't show you so much by now...

This is one of them:

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Edetanian tribes


The other 2 will be the Kingdom of Makedon and...i would like leave on the players the choice of the last faction, so you can write in this message your choice!

Cheers!

Hannibal ad portas Gold

Hannibal ad portas Gold

News

Hannibal ad portas Gold content, specifications, install instructions, list of factions and modifications included in this version.

Hannibal ad Portas is now at ModDB

Hannibal ad Portas is now at ModDB

News

Hannibal ad Portas is now uploaded at ModDB. We hope you will enjoy it!

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Hannibal ad portas 2.5 + fix

Hannibal ad portas 2.5 + fix

Full Version

The full version of Hannibal ad portas (old version)

HAP Gold 1.4

HAP Gold 1.4

Patch 2 comments

Hannibal ad portas Gold version 1.4, the fourth patch is out.

HAP Gold 1.3

HAP Gold 1.3

Patch

Hannibal ad portas Gold version 1.3, a minor patch to a better gameplay.

HAP Gold 1.2

HAP Gold 1.2

Patch

Second patch to Hannibal ad portas Gold, the second patch is out.

HAP Gold v1.1

HAP Gold v1.1

Patch

Hannibal ad portas Gold version 1.1, the first patch is out.

HAP Fix

HAP Fix

Patch 4 comments

Hannibal ad portas fix to yellow borders. It works on old version, new version and future's versions of the mod.

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BagaturKhan
BagaturKhan

Really amazing mod about the Hannibal theme.

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Katzbalger88
Katzbalger88

Great job comrade!!!! Baal bless you!!!

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Cyprian2
Cyprian2

Hey, Milner. I'm really looking forward to trying the upcoming version of this! Best of luck, and many thanks for your hard work.

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MilnerTW
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Many thanks, mate!

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Sorry to hear that didn't work for you.
I understand fully how frustrating it is when mods don't work for you but seemingly work for others.
All I can say is that this worked for me.
Just a thought, I did have to verify my game cache before installing, as my original vanilla game had become corrupted as I initially installed in the wrong place, nobody's perfect!
Once steam had downloaded and installed the missing files I followed th procedure I wrote yesterday and is now working fine.
maybe, just maybe that could help?
Other than that I'm stumped, sorry.

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Hi, as discussed this is the procedure for steam.
The confusion lies in the fact there is a folder called "alexander" INSIDE the "rome total war alexander" folder.
It is THIS folder that needs to be overwritten by the HAP files, ie the "alexander" folder INSIDE rome total war alexander.
So go ahead and overwrite this folder with all the new ones.
Now go to steam library.
Right click on rome total war alexander.
Select properties.
Now select launch options.
Now copy and paste this line
-mod:HAP -show_err -nm -movie_cam

Now launch game in steam and it should work.
It is brilliant by the way and worth playing,.
Thanks Milner.

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That sounded good, so I had high hopes.. BUT after doing all the steps it says on start: ''Failed to read censored word dictionary file: data//chat_filter.san'' :(

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Steam keeps creating a second HAP file outside of the "alexander" folder..

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MilnerTW
MilnerTW

Everytime?

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MilnerTW
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That's great!

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