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BUGS




So as you may have noticed, things didn't roll out as smoothly as we'd hoped..

THE WHY

Saturday we put everything together, got ready to upload it, then found something was wrong...
We explained 5.0 might come without a campaign, and you guys understandably weren't happy.

As such I spent Saturday evening through to Sunday morning trying desperately to fix a campaign that had previously taken months to complete. Not a great deal of time in which to do it, but in the end we had a "workable" campaign.. alas it was always going to be somewhat incomplete and flawed for now as there simply wasn't enough time to get it to a prefect condition.
This is the reason for the problems in campaign, such as the horrid economy for example.

The custom battles aren't too bad atm, apart from the issues we already knew about, there doesn't seem to be that much popping up that is "new" to us. So that's quite promising.

The launcher, oh god what a pain in the ass this guy has been. We obviously tested internally, and it seemed to work, then we put it out and it doesn't work for some people.. great.
If you've experienced a problem with white unit cards, no sound, etc, just general stuff that is so obvious we wouldn't put out a mod with it in that state... it's 99.99% the fact the mod hasn't started properly.
Some people have turned to Mod Manager, others to manual installation for now, we almost instantly figured out the problem with the launcher and have now fixed it however. And in future when all is solved urge you to still try and use it.

THE FIXES

Modding or indeed fixing the bugs of modding isn't an exact science sadly, most bug fixes are through intense amounts of trial and error. We get no bug reports from the game engine, we can't debug the game process and generally we have absolutely no idea what is going on inside the game to make stuff happen, it's all a terrible business. Fixing bugs in mods is like finding a piece of hay in a needle stack... while being shot at.
Maybe I should have picked Tennis as a hobby..

Right now we're currently all running around like crazy fixing the most important issues you have reported. If it breaks the game, prevents you from playing, or generally is a "big" issue, it's probably what we're all working on right now this second.

THE COMING UPDATE

We'll be releasing a 5.1 update here on Moddb, it likely won't be that big of a download so don't worry. We'll probably re-upload 5.0 for everyone downloading it anew.
What will it fix? We don't have a definitive list as we're simply fixing bugs as quickly as possible and will release the patch when we think it's ready, some point later today.

Hopefully it will fix the major issues, and what I'm seriously hoping is that it will fix the bloody launcher for as many people as possible, so that from then on when we do have a small bug fix, you can get it as and when we make them.

Just to name a few bugs we are aware of:

Launcher
All mod launch/startup bugs. (No sound, white cards, messed up flags, etc)

Campaign
Campaign Economy
Everyone dies in 1915 (Named the 1915 Spanish Flu by you guys.. very funny)
Maxed out tech tree's for some nations
Problems with buildings (such as ports)
Switzerland causing crashes
No Generals recruitable for some nations
Alliances missing

Battles
Unit size problems (units being 1 man in size)
Officer armament
Spanish hats
General crashes

Multiplayer
Being instantly dropped from a game

There are more, but these are the most commonly reported

Comments
poot101
poot101

Good to hear!

Thanks for constantly keeping everyone on both Moddb and TWC informed
and is looking forward towards the updates.

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Mr.Birds!
Mr.Birds!

Nice avatar you got there!

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LegionCommander
LegionCommander

Aye Greeting Lord Pugginton of southern Wessex!

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poot101
poot101

Why thank you :)

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Danskman417
Danskman417

you guys have a great game here and its great you are making are experience with the bugs not the end of the world, very appreciative

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Mushroomman
Mushroomman

Oh so I'm not the only one with that unit card thing. That's good. I was worried.

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Extradaemon
Extradaemon

The main problem was a fanbase who were too focused on how soon they would get the mod rather than at what quality. You should have ignored the heat and made sure that it was at a reasonable state before releasing on your time.

Good luck on the fixes. I've been enjoying it so far.

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poot101
poot101

EXACTLY!

Keep on you you are doing dev team. If we can get for 3 years we can wait a tad longer to make the appropriate fixes. Don't be pressured on a release date of future patches. Take your time :)

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*Shepherd*
*Shepherd*

I can't get it to work at all :(
I tried your fix in the readme without luck. I can get to the screen (without any sounds) but when I try a new game it CTD
Anyway, good luck with the fixes

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Puttzy
Puttzy

in the Launcher set unit size to tactical, My game CTD's when its anything but tactical. I have no reason on knowing why yet.

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*Shepherd*
*Shepherd*

Okay thanks, I'll give that a try for the time being

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Puttzy
Puttzy

Yes, the next best way is to:

Try this alternative install from TWCenter (http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?613572-The-Great-War-EASY-STEP-BY-STEP-ALTERNATIVE-INSTALLATION-GUIDE-(with-images!))

after i did the above link^^^ it fixed it and i could have normal sized units and actually play the campaign. Also this mod only works with "Legit" versions of the game.

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LegionCommander
LegionCommander

I suggest you dowload the mod launcher,Here is a tutorial that helped me play the mod with less problem then the vanilla launcher.http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?613572-The-Great-War-EASY-STEP-BY-STEP-ALTERNATIVE-INSTALLATION-GUIDE-

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Guest
Guest

You are so good! I really want to thanks the dev team! In fact yes, there are bugs... But the game is still playable ( i mean for many of us! ) During the first battle i played in the game, i said "Wow! Really cool!" The best is the artillery! I LOVE IT!!!! :) The campaign is still fun! It was kind of preview of what we will be able to do! So thanks you all for the greatest mod ever created! For Great War mod... HIp Hip! :D

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Radar11m
Radar11m

Good to hear, and keep up the good work

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Mr.Birds!
Mr.Birds!

well huzzah for the devs!
i know you guys spend a lifetime working for free to get all sorts of negative responses so here's a positive one for ya
you guys made something awesome, we waited almost 3 years for it and we can wait a little more, take your time and dont let us make you hate your work, hope you manage to overcome this "minor" dificulties and the greatness of this mod can be fully deployed as it deserves!
you guys are the sh*t, sincerley Mr.Birds

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The_M_Factor
The_M_Factor

Will this be a whole new launcher with an auto installer?
right now my launcher isnt asking for the first mini patch.

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KingSama
KingSama

Yeah, since most people aren't currently using the launcher, we won't release it as an auto-update. We'll put up a new download on moddb.

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trenchesfullofpoets
trenchesfullofpoets

I have always put 100% faith and trust in you guys and you have never once let me down. This mod has been an incredible experience to be apart of, and I figured that on release there'd still be issues. You have my 100% support and backing and I wish nothing but luck to the development team in solving these issues. From what I've seen so far of 5.0, I have been nothing but blown away.

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Aanker
Aanker

Thank you all for your support & understanding, this is the stuff that keeps you modding!

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trancemaster_1988
trancemaster_1988

First: Congratz on the release! Awesome work, let aside some small issues.

I know how demanding people can be, but hold yourselves in high spirits. The large majority (who doesn't even post anything here), will enjoy the work that has been done, and rightfully so.

Hej förresten!

- Trancemaster_1988, Dev of "Morrowind Rebirth".

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The_M_Factor
The_M_Factor

Guys I fixed my game following the 11 step by step process on twc. You should do that if it isnt working for you

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drshroom
drshroom

I know it may be rude to ask. But could we have a progress report on where we stand with the patch that is coming out today? Before 12am gmt? delayed until tomorrow? I apologise for asking such things, i normally wouldnt.

Thanks,

Shroom

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KingSama
KingSama

We're really just trying to get the mod in the most playable state possible before we release, so it's hard to get a firm idea of progress or to give a date. Naturally, we want it out as quick as possible, and not everything will be fixed right away, but we don't want to rush an update that is fixing the mistakes we made because we rushed earlier.

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Guest
Guest

You need to give instructions on how steam users are to set launch options in steam in order to play your mod.

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trenchesfullofpoets
trenchesfullofpoets

There is on TW center. Follow the DL instructions you will probably have to use Mod Manager it's what I'm currently using and it works. Sometimes it will CTD but that's because the mod itself is buggy but don't worry the team is working very hard I imagine to correct all the mistakes.

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The_M_Factor
The_M_Factor

I started playing as the italians in the campaign and its gone pretty well regarding bugs.

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Guest
Guest

Hey, Im not sure if someone has posted about these things yet but I just wanted to report some problems.

Most of the Nations Flags are the French flag from Empire Total War
There is no Music anywhere
and the Unit portraits are either wrong or do not show up at all.

I cant wait until this mod gets cleaned up a bit though!!! Its still an excellent Mod.

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SuperGoon
SuperGoon

theres a fix for all you're problems on twcentre TGW pages

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The_M_Factor
The_M_Factor

In the new launcher will we be able to change the unit upkeep to 50 like in 4.6?

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Olaf_Von_Dorset
Olaf_Von_Dorset

Is anyone else getting issues with no descriptions or names for units, buildings or research tree appearing?

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RobertPope
RobertPope

I've gotten the new version and when I load the campaign it keeps crashing

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rommelmoh
rommelmoh

Need to fix the tank problem as well. After the battle, the tank just simply disappear..............

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thiagooregiss
thiagooregiss

Please, help me, i installed the mod. Ok. When i l launch the game, it opens normally but, when im chosing the troops, they dont show up, and the game closes!

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