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What the Remaster of RTW will mean for the mod, plus Portugal.

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So, now that the bombshell that got dropped a week ago has settled, I find myself at a crossroads:

Right now, work on the mod is progressing well: I'm mostly done with the Portuguese. With them, the major factions will be all but done (horses and hussars aside). In fact, I should be releasing the mod soon (when exactly, I know not).

Here's the thing though: This remaster? it kind of complicates things. If I continue to work on the RTW gold, this may delay me working on the remaster, and therefore miss out on all the benefits* (full mod support (supposedly), new features, removal of hardcodes on faction and province limits, potentially more people actually interested in helping full-time). But if I switch to the new engine, my concern is that leaving this unfinished for Alexander would be a dick move.

I haven't decided yet on what to do. I've had many pieces of good advice on the subject, but it's proven to be a difficult decision thus far: the cost v. benefit analysis is complicated here. Sufficed to say, no decision has been reached for now.

In the meantime, the Portuguese (Thus far):

Fusiliers. I don't have actual Portuguese muskets to work with, but it's known that the British sent out muskets to equip the army during the war. So Brown Besses have been provided to every unit:

Grenadiers

Marines.

Auxiliaries (in their ideal uniform, of course).

I also have a new campaign map: made it in just three days. Am really proud of it:


Of course, the campaign is still unplayable.

*Porting the models will not be an issue, actually. Even if new models from scratch need to be made, some of my side projects have left me surprisingly well-prepared. But this is for the future. Have to first know how exactly the models now work, since now faces and stuff vary. If it's how I suspect them to be, life will get a whole lot easier...

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babbonius
babbonius

Gosh, just what I would wish for, once you have got it to where you want it. Coukd I just ask, are you intending to make the files available for disc-based RTW addicts> I have no truck with Steam myself.

Well done, lovely stuff!

Barrie

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Gen.jamesWolfe Author
Gen.jamesWolfe

Sorry for the delay in response.

As to your question: the mod began on the CD version, and should work on that (it's partly why I uploaded it here, and not on Steam--assuming it even allows it; never tried or asked).

Meantime, if you must know: I've decided that, in light of the relative lack of changes in file structure, to go ahead and just work on both in parallel--but the OG will always take priority, until it is finished.

The only thing slowing me down is the PhD research I have to do (and that ALWAYS takes priority. This mod's my hobby; my research is my calling).

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babbonius
babbonius

Many thanks, Gen. Wolfe; first things first, as you say; I'll keep a hopeful eye on the mod. site.

Every good wish,
Barrie

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LucasLemos
LucasLemos

Keep you project in the original RTW.
Unfortunately the Remastered was a failure and its promise to be more modifiable than the original Rome did not materialize and to port your project to RR will have to be completely redone, including the map is not so modable and there are no tools to reduce the work that to carry it from one platform to another, it doesn't pay... unless you're willing to spend more and more hours to do it all over again from scratch ;)

Good luck,
Cheers!

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