Ethnically Diverse Units MOD Beyond the Sword Edition Version 3.14 UPDATE: Version 3.14 fixes a bug that was introduced in version 3.13 This is the Beyond the Sword version of the Ethnically Diverse Units MOD (hence forth referred to as EDU BTS). If you're not familiar with the Ethnically Diverse Units MOD you can read a more detailed desription in the original thread. The only thing I will mention here is that this mod does not in any way modify the gameplay, it is strictly a graphical modification. Download EDU BTS v3.14 Thanks to mamba you can download the modular version of the mod here http://forums.civfanatics.com/uploads/76988/EDU_v314_modular.zip. As you may already be aware, the BTS expansion includes many ethnic units. However the units that appear in the game are only part of all the units that were made. All the units however are included on the CD, in other words, think of them as the lost units from vanilla - the resources are there but are not being used. This mod adds those units, 29 in total, to the game as well as a few more things. All the ethnic units, other than those taken from Warlords scenarios and the BTS Charlemagne scenario, have been made by the EDU team, with guidance from the talented artists at Firaxis. The EDU team consists of (in alphabetical order): AlazkanAssassin Alexander01 C.Roland Cham Danthrax Elhoim Impaler Kael Ploeperpengel seZereth White Rabbit There are more than 50 new ethnic units, and altogether, with those taken from Warlords and Charlemagne, and some default/vanilla ones, they cover 16 units across 5 styles - European, Greco-Roman, Middle-Eastern, Asian and South American (aka Native). The units that have ethnic styles are - Settler, Worker, Warrior, Scout, Archer, Spearman, Chariot, Horse Archer, Axeman, Swordsman, Longbowman, Crossbowman, Pikeman, Maceman, Knight and War Elephant. Here are screenshots of all the units, based on art style, in the following order - European, Greco-Roman, Middle-Eastern, Asian and South American. In addition to the ethnic units, this mod also includes scale adjustments of naval units based on Elhoim's Better Ship Scale mod, plus minor scale adjustments to other units. As well as more interesting Settlers' "formations" with bigger families. Spoiler If you're interested in what was removed and why : In comparison to the original EDU mod, EDU BTS is missing several things. There are no African units - this is due to the fact that the initial version of the mod only supports the official art styles, which do not include African. In future versions I'll add the African, and possibly more styles. There are no modern ethnic units - this is because in the modern age the difference between units is not based on ethnicity but rather on the actual civ. In other words, there is no "generic European" look for the tanks. Instead there are Russian, British, French and so on, tanks. I'm not yet sure how to handle that, but I don't want to create a separate art style for every civ. There are no ethnic palaces or additional city styles - I decided to refocus the mod on units only. There is a great Ethnic Diverse Citystyles mod by GeoModder that does a much better job of providing many styles of buildings. And if you wish to combine the two, well I saw at least two people working on that, and probably more so no worries on that front either. There are no formations (beside the modified settlers) - to be honest the only good formations idea I had was for the spearman, rest would've probably just ended up something I'd change from version to version 'cause I can't decide on what to do. Plus, there's enough work as it is without worrying about formations anyway. If there's a high demand for that, I'm sure somebody would come along and do it. Much thanks goes to... Spoiler Credits : Kael and Impaler for organizing and leading this project. C.Roland, AlazkanAssassin, Ploeperpengel, seZereth and Cham for creating many ethnic units. Elhoim for texturing (pretty much all) the units. Alexander01 and Danthrax for helping with research and providing much needed resources. Firaxis for providing their help and expertise and of course, of course, for including the ethnic units in the game. Something like this is pretty much a dream of any modder and I am grateful to have been so lucky. Installation Instructions As a MOD 1. Unzip the contents of the file into [Beyond the Sword installation folder]/Mods folder 2. Launch the game and go to Advanced -> Load MOD 3. Select EDU and click OK As CustomAssets (this will apply the mod without having to load it but may conflict with other mods, or custom assets that you might be using). 1. Unzip the contents of the file into a temporary directory 2. Copy the contents of the Assets folder, which is inside the EDU folder, into CustomAssets directory 3. Run the game Future Plans At this point priority number one is adding African art style and units, after that we'll see. Version History Spoiler Version History : Version 3.14 Fixes XML bug Version 3.13 - Added ten African units Worker Warrior Scout Archer Spearman Chariot (Bakuel) HorseArcher Axeman Swordsman WarElephant - Added 2 Arabian units Chariot Spearman Version 3.01 - Added European War Elephant in XML Version 3.0 - Initial Version Download EDU BTS v3.14 Enjoy!