Warcraft: Total War is based in the Warcraft universe by Blizzard Entertainment. The setting for the mod is based around the Warcraft III Reign of Chaos - Warcraft III Frozen Throne, and will contain a large map containing dozens of iconic provinces, along with factions very distinct from each other such as the Scourge, the Horde, the Burning Legion, as well as many units and heroes essential to any Warcraft experience.
With the mod undergoing a revival, we figured it is time for a list of updated features, to better clear some confusion which might spring up regarding the past and present versions of WTW.
First and foremost, the mod IS a continuation of the original project started by TheHappyCrusader, which is why we are still using this Moddb page. However, the revival was possible due to an almost entirely new set of people, and they have their own unique twists and changes to the original vision intended for the mod. Therefore it is safe to say that this is a NEW mod indeed. In essence using the old one merely as a base from which to expand, re-utilizing whatever assets and ideas we could salvage.
However the goal remains the same: to bring the Warcraft 3 era to the Medieval 2: Total War engine.
The Kingdom of Lordaeron
The Kingdom of Stormwind
The Kingdom of Stromgarde
The Scarlet Crusade
The Dark Horde
The High Elves
The Night Elves
The Dark Iron Clan
The Kingdom of Azjol-Nerub
The Drakkari Tribe
The Amani Tribe
The Gurubashi Tribe
The Farraki Tribe
The Burning Legion
The following factions are emergent on the campaign map
(although still playable in custom battles):
The Blood Elves
Q: I downloaded the Alpha version that says "old version, don't play it" and it crashed/there were no new units/the campaign was barebones/etc.
A: It did say "don't play it". The download currently available is from the old incarnation of the mod. As stated above in this list, it has no relation to the current version, apart from having been used as a base for its development. You can download it if you want, if you are curious about it, or simply if you want to take a look at the campaign map. Perhaps you would like to even create your own version of WTW using that as a base. In any case, do not expect that download to be playable by any means.
Q: Will magic be included?
A: Yes, magic is already included. The units who use magic mostly resembles the byzantine flamethrowers from the Kingdoms campaign, with longer range. In essence small units which are vulnerable in melee and can be easily destroyed, but when properly used, can be devastating to the enemy. However they will be priced accordingly and have a rarity to match their power.
Q: When will the mod be released?
A: We have plans to release a beta as soon as the campaign is playable to our satisfaction, and all factions have at least most of their roster complete. It will be a full release, but not the final release, it will still lack a lot of the polishing and more complicated features (such as final high end units, mercs, etc) but it will probably be enough to sate your thirst until further work is done. If all goes well, the public beta version will be available at the end of april or may 2018.
Q: Why are there factions present before their time (such as the Naga) or why does the Horde and Theramore start in Kalimdor if Lordaeron is still in the first stages of fighting the Scourge?
A: This is due to the ever delicate reason of trying to balance lore with gameplay. Without the Horde and Theramore, for instance, Kalimdor would be quite empty. Then, there are several races we really wanted to be playable, such as the Naga or the Nerubians. Also, a lot of the fun in Total War games is the fact that you can take a faction and lead them into a completely different historical route. The same can be said here at WTW. This is the reason why Lordaeron starts almost fully intact, or why the Nerubians are still present. Lordaeron is set to fall to the Scourge, yes, but what if the player can avoid that? What if the Nerubians held out in their underground kingdom and actually managed to turn back the tide? What if the Naga rose up to Illidan's call much earlier than in the Frozen Throne?
Q: Will there be new religions in the mod?
A: Yes, currently we have reached the game limit of 10 new religions, which are divided between: The Holy Light (humans), Adoration of the Sun (elves), Worship of Elune (night elves), Shamanism (orcs), Necromancy (undead), Fel Magic (legion), Worship of Azshara (naga), Troll Gods (trolls), Worship of the Titans (dwarves) and the Old Gods (nerubians and heretics). The purpose of religions is also because we are going to use them to give each race different character portraits (otherwise we would have to give them portraits based on culture, which only has a limit of 7... some races would have to share portraits which would just be very strange). This is the reason why the High Elves for example 'worship' the Sun instead of the Light, so that they can have unique elven portraits. Again, it's a compromise between the lore and what the game allows.
Q: Will there be heroes and unique generals?
A: Yes, a lot of heroes will have custom battle models, such as Jaina, Thrall, Grom Hellscream, Arthas, etc. Wether they will have unique abilities or not remains to be decided. In addition, almost every starting character (and agent) in the campaign map is based on actual characters from the lore, in addition to some easter eggs. Whoever recognizes one of the custom Stormwind generals gets a virtual cookie from me.
Q: What about the other human kingdoms such as Dalaran or Gilneas? And where are the Trolls and the Tauren in the Horde?
A: The minor human kingdoms are present in the mod. More specifically, they have re-skinned versions of some of the playable human nations, and these units can be recruited in specific AOR zones (for example Dalaran units in Dalaran, Gilnean units in Gilneas, etc) by whatever human faction controls them. It is perfectly possible then, to be playing as Lordaeron and, if you control Dalaran, field a full stack of Dalaran troops led by none other than Antonidas himself. They are also AI independent minor factions before any of the playable factions do in fact conquer them - in the case of Gilneas and Alterac. A similar thing was applied to the Horde's "minor" races, such as the Trolls and the Tauren. Currently, they are recruitable in what are considered to be their home regions, for example the Trolls are recruited in Sen'jin and the Echo Isles, and the Tauren in the regions associated to them in World of Warcraft, such as Mulgore, Taurajo, Thousand Needles, etc. However you are not limited to those regions, for there are specific buildings that you can build, which will be costly and time consuming, but will essentially serve as 'colonies' of those races. This will serve nicely as an immersion feature, as you can decide where in your Horde empire those races will inhabit, and therefore, be recruitable. In addition, the Scourge also has a similar system with the Vrykul. Since they are not their own faction, Vrykul units can be recruited by the Scourge in the Ymirheim, Jotunheim regions and also in places like Utgard Keep and the new Vrykul regions, Dark Horde has a similar system with their Dragons, Drakes, Trolls and Ogres.
Q: Will Outland, Pandaria or any other such places have a presence in the mod?
A: No, those regions are not among our present plans unfortunately. It's not that we would not want to add them, but there is a limit to what can be added to a Medieval 2 mod. However certain references are made, for example the Burning Legion has Fel Orcs in their roster. You can imagine them as coming from Outland for some reason, again as a sort of "what if" scenario.
I think this is all for now, if you have any further questions be sure to ask them in the comment section and we will try our best to answer them for you.
The 4gb patch found in the Warhammer: BotET-mod - it's required for the Warcraft beta to work i've been told. I have decided to upload it here so people won't have to download the entire BotET (Beginning of the End Times) submod for Call of Warhammer.
Patch your kingdoms.exe, and only do it once. It will make all heavy mods work and be more stable. Without the patch you may experience alot of crashes.
Warcraft: Total War: Official PUBLIC BETA V 1.1!
The Official PUBLIC BETA RELEASE of Warcraft Total War, worked on heavily since march 29 2017 - CD-version of Medieval II is what we developers are using, and so it is recommended - but mod should work for Steam as well - even though we may not be able to help you with issues then.
To install the mod using the CD-version, move the mod-folder named "WTW" inside of your Medieval II Total War/mods-folder - after first using the latest version of winRAR to extract the folder - by moving it out manually by draging the folder with your mouse. And start the mod by clicking the .bat-file - for Steam use the ordinary method.
Be advised that you must move the entire SEGA game folder out of program files to prevent issues on new computers, also you'd have to deactivate the UAC (User Account Control) as it interfere with mods making them not work. - Read more about disabling the UAC at TWC (Total War Center) or just shut it down totally).
Also, you'd need to download the 4gb patch i've uploaded since before and patch the Kingdoms.exe with it in order for the mod to work, or you'll face crashes a lot and might not even be able to start the mod - using Steam you should patch Medieval2.exe instead i've heard.
Also, download the MedievalII.Preference-file that i did upload a few days ago & place in main Medieval II Total War folder - replacing the old file there. This will enable you to play defensive battles in hotseat, as well as prevent a bug causing CTD when clicking buildings on the campaign - it will also make FMV's work.
WARNING: DO NOT PLAY THIS MOD WITH ADVISOR ON, NEVER CLICK ADVISOR - mod will CTD!
For Steam watch this video:
1. MODDB user theblueyowie has created new ancillary images for the mod. Team-member WarcraftHero implemented these as actual ancillaries into the update.
- theblueyowie also made new family member generic portraits and captain portraits for the Human factions mostly, but also for the High/Blood Elves - WarcraftHero implemented these into the mod as well.
2. Moddb-user Joe021194 fixed the trait-issue in the mod and enabled all the vanilla traits from the main game. Thanks to him the mod will now have traits! WarcraftHero also added Hero Abilities to a few heroes when he got the files - which means the traits, hero abilities and ancillaries have finally been implemented!
3. Team-member Sulfurion (TWC)/Sulphuristical (MODDB) has added new resources on the campaign stratmap because there were too many empty regions without any resources for the merchants in the mod. So now they will have way more resources from which to gather gold.
4. Sulfurion/Sulphuristical has created many new Unit Info pictures for many of the units in the mod.
5. TWC-user Zerg93 has created different cursor-packs in-game for all the factions of the mod. Only one can be used at any one time - so you need to decide which one to use before starting up the mod - default is Horde.
-Added a new sandwatch.ani the green burning meteor.
-Added The burning legion pack.
-Added the Theramore pack.
-Added the Ahn'Qiraj pack.
-Added the High Elves/Quel'thalas pack.
-Added the Blood Elves pack.
-Added the Khaz Modan pack.
-Added the Dark Iron pack.
-Added the Lordaeron pack.
-Added the Stromgarde pack.
-Added the Scarlet Crusade pack.
-Changed the Night Elves attack.ani color to purple since they share the same attack.ani with the Quel'thalas pack which is currently brown.
-Changed the Embark/disembark textures for most of the factions.
-Added The Amani Tribe
-Added The Drakkari Tribe
-Added The Farraki Tribe
-Added The Gurubashi Tribe
-Added The Dark Horde
-Added The Forsaken
-Added The Kingdom of Azjol-Nerub
-Added The Naga
-Cleaned all the siege banners from shadow pixels.
-Go to the cursor folder of the mod.
-You will notice that there are a bunch of .ani and .cur files and a folder named "Extra".
-Erase all the files except that folder and then enter in Extra.
-Now enter in the folder's pack you want to enable and copy all the .ani and .cur files in it and then past them in the cursor main folder with the Extra folder.
-Lastly for making them work you'll have to rename them, example: Humandiplomacy.ani in diplomacy.ani.
And there you go, if the files are correctly renamed, like in my first screenshot, they should work fine.
P.S.You wil probably notice that between the bunch of .ani and .cur files there are some "Alternate" files, as the name suggests these are some alternate version of certain files, more specifically the diplomacy files.
In this case you just need to choose between the first diplomacy file of the pack or the alternate version by renaming one and erasing the other, example: AlternateHumandiplomacy.ani-diplomacy.ani
6. TWC-user Zerg93 has made lots of event pictures, implemented for the events of the game (vanilla events such as besieging, sacked, destroyed etc) by WarcraftHero. There are still some vanilla event pics in the mod, but all the factions have some custom event pics - i believe the Humans have almost no vanilla ones left.
7. TWC-user Zerg93 has created new fort and watchtower portraits for the Undead, Elven, Dwarven, Horde, Troll and Human themes - implemented by me (Mr_Nygren).
8. WarcraftHero had made ship recruitment in the EDB since before the original release, and i had not implemented the changes back then - new ship recruitment implemented by me (Mr_Nygren) in the EDB using coding by him.
9. New starting garrisons for the Naga and the Scourge - the Naga will not have any Murlocs in their starting armies and only actual Naga forces, while the Scourge will now have nine full stacks in the Eastern Kingdoms - all of whom are strong and at least three are of one type, then three of a different type and the final three of another type as well.
I believe three armies are monster based (zombies, Ghouls, Gargoyles, Banshee's and Undead Trolls), three are basic skeletons with some Abominations and medium Skeletons as well, and the final three are made up of medium skeletons, dismounted Death Knights, Death Knights, Acolytes, Necromancers, Liches, Abominations and banshee's. - Scourge is way stronger in EK now and will be a challenge for the Alliance of Lordaeron.
- Above changes made by me (Mr_Nygren).
10. Naga CTD, Legion CTD & CTD regarding the Nerubian rebels and fighting outside of Ahn'Kahet have been fixed by me. - Always play at least two battles against the Legion because they can crash but usually do not, and if they do it won't probably crash on the second try.
- I've reduced the numbers of big units and instead made their stats better. Playing as the Legion and the Naga it worked fine for over fifty turns - but the Legion still CTD if many Infernals are in the battle.. So it's best to try and fight battles with just one Infernal in each battle - even though i managed to play one where there were two, after first having one CTD.
I hope you'll enjoy playing as or against the Azjol'Nerub, Burning Legion or Naga factions now - fixing by me (Mr_Nygren).
11. I've also (Mr_Nygren) fixed the sprites-file for the Pit Lords/Mannoroth unit - no more elephants when zooming out, instead they will use the very similar Dragon Ogre sprites from BotET - credits to the BotET team.
12. Bantu Chieftain has riged eleven new models, replacing the old Nights Watch model for Stormwind, the placeholder Iron Dwarves from the Dark Iron roster have been replaced as well, the Tauren of Northrend are now proper Taunka units, Iron Vrykul instead of Vrykul in Ulduar and finally the Tauren in Kaskala are now Tuskarr.
- Ahn'Qiraj has a new Anubiseth Guardians golem unit, also riged by Bantu - i (Mr_Nygren) did implement all the models and i've created all the portraits for the units as well.
13. Me (Mr_Nygren) did also change the gameplay for the Khaz Modan, Dark Iron, Horde and Dark Horde factions - Horde can recruit Tankas and Tuskarr in Northrend now, Dark Horde only Taunka, Dark Irons can recruit Iron Dwarves - and Khaz Modan can recruit the Frostborn Dwarves.
Bantu Chieftain also said he changed the economy a little in the descr_strat and increased the starting economy for a few of the factions. He did make the settlements upgrade faster in the EDB as well if i am not mistaken.
WarcraftHero had created reskins of the troll strat-map settlements but due to a hardcoded limit on strat-map variations they were cut from this update..
I tried to fix the "silver surfer at random" roofs of the Human settlements but failed. If you change the faction ownerships of Lordaeron and Stormwind to "Theramore" it may work. Make sure to look up if it is using big letters or not before adding the entry. At least all seemed to work for me until they didn't in one battle - after that all the settlements showed up with white untextured roofs.
- This is a bug but i am not sure how to fix it.. Lordaeron, Theramore and Stormwind should have blue/yellow cities and castles - and Stromgarde & the Scarlet Crusade should have red/yellow. If they are white it's not working as it is intended. Best solution if it's working for Theramore but not for the others is to simply give all the settlements with Lordaeron and Stormwind ownerships in the descr_strat a Theramore entry instead.
Theramore, Lordaeron and Stormwind:
Stromgarde and the Scarlet Crusade:
Earlier Credits for 1.0:
Mr_Nygren, Eoghan Wolfkin, Bantu Chieftain, TheHappyCrusader, Sulfurion Blackfyre &WarcraftHero - all the work on the mod itself turning things into Warcraft style, adding units, adding new menu, new scripts, new animations, the whole EDB, EDU, descr_strat etc - all work on turning the map-only alpha into this version.
- TheHappyCrusader - Original mod idea, thread at TWC and creation of the actual map which were the base of the first alpha from aug 2012.
- Eoghan Wolfkin - All the work on turning the map-only alpha into Eoghans unfinished alpha released on march 29 at TWC, which resurrected this mod - did later improve on the Human models by working on two models created by Bantu Chieftain - creating three rosters (Theramore, Stormwind and Lordaeron) out of those two units by Bantu. After this he also made some other models including an entire Scourge roster - of which half still are present in the new mod.
- Mr_Nygren, WarcraftHero, Sulfurion and Bantu - all the work on menu, reskins, coding etc since Eoghans Alpha was released - after the demo released sep 1 we four have been the major contributors to this project - even though Mr_Nygren and Bantu did almost everything regarding coding and riging during the fall of 2017 - while Sulf and WarcraftHero did small stuff when they had the time. During this spring 2018 all four have been very active up until this very moment. - Doing different parts such as Bantu riging models, me implementing said models, me adding new regions and rebels and lots of other stuff including creating portraits for four full rosters, WarcraftHeo being the menu fixer and doing unit portraits for the rest of the factions and lots of issues have been fixed by him - he'd also do reskins - while finally Sulfurion would do recruitment, garrisons, buildings, buidingportraits etc.
Warcraft3Underground fan-site for Warcraft 3 moding - lots of models that we riged for the mod.
Undying Nephalim and Hyrule Total War - Animations and Undead siege engines.
Myth Total War - Animations.
Akhtross Total War - Animations and projectiles.
Call of Warhammer/The Sundering/Beginning of the End Timess - Animations, strat-models for elven princesses, projectiles, Siege engines, ship strat-models and base models for our new models.
Elder Scrolls: Total War - some of Eoghans Undead units were based on Undead from this mod.
Bare Geomod - UI textfiles.
East of Rome - Marka Horse basemodel and texture
Europa Barbarorum 2 team - Skynet Battle AI and campaign script.
Stainless Steel - Savage Campaign AI.
Changes since the demo are too many to list here. Enjoy!
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PS: Don't use too many Mountain Giants, Sea Giants, Molten Giants or Infernals in the same battle or it will CTD due to polygon hardcoded limit in Medieval II being breached - and try not to have too many big demons in the same small area neither.
Otherwise strat-map is fully stable and battles may only CTD randomly. Always save before a battle. CTRL S will create quick saves.
The Warcraft: Total War: Official Beta Version 1.0 has been released, worked on heavily since march 29 2017 - it has all the rosters of all the factions...
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