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[BXP] BAT Xtras Packs - Modpacks for BAT 3.0 and above

Discussion in 'Civ4 - BTS Unaltered Gameplay (BUG, BAT and BULL)' started by Lemon Merchant, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Dragon32

    Dragon32 Chieftain

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    Hi.

    Just registered so it's a shame my first post is a "this doesn't work right" one. Apologies :sad:

    I managed to pick up Civ IV and its two expansions second hand last year. I looked around for some graphical enhancement mods and that led me to BAT and ultimately Better BAT AI 2.1

    Really enjoyed playing with it, not just the graphical enhancements but the UI is so much better.

    Anyway, I saw the Civ 6 announcement and got an urge to play with BAT again. I saw these Xtras Packs and thought I'd try them out. I downloaded the latest versions on the 25th but when I try and install them I get an error:

    I've only attempted to install "BXP LeaderHead Pack 2.0.exe" and "BXP MEE 1.0.exe" so far, I wasn't sure if installing MEE after one of the new civilisation packs would cause an issue.

    The BAT Mod itself runs fine (just played a game where I lost, again, I'm not the best at this... :) ).

    Shortcut is:
    "E:\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Beyond the Sword\Civ4BeyondSword.exe" mod="Better BAT AI"

    I assume that I can run these Xtras Packs with Better BAT AI and so there's an issue with the installer? Or am I wrong and there's some fundamental difference between BAT 4.1 discrete and the version of BAT in Better BAT AI?

    Thanks for what is obviously a huge amount of effort that has gone into BUG, BAT and its constituent parts.
     
  2. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Not into your drama

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    Hmm. Not sure what is causing this. I'm looking into it. Stay tuned.
     
  3. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Not into your drama

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    I have a couple of questions for you to help me figure this out:

    1. Is this a Steam installed copy of Civ4?
    2. Are you trying to install these packs with Better BAT AI? If so, the installer won't work.
    3. Is BAT 4.1 properly installed?
    4. Have you tried running the installers as Administrator (Right click and choose "Run as Administrator")?

    As to your questions:

    1. The version of BAT that is in Better BAT AI is fundamentally the same as what is in BAT 4.1.
    2. The BXP packs will work with Better BAT AI, but will not install to Better BAT AI at the present time. I have not written installers for BBATAI yet.
    3. MEE should be installed first, before any of the packs.

    Sorry for the long wait in replying. RL had been a bear lately. :(
     
  4. Dragon32

    Dragon32 Chieftain

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    1 - Disk install (I picked the disks for Civ IV and both expansions up second hand for about £10. Stunning).
    2 - Yes I am. That'll be where the problem is then.
    3 - As above, only Better BAT AI installed.
    4 - No I didn't try that, but it seems a little academic based on the above :)

    Well I hope RL turns into a cuddly teddy for you soon. No worries on this reply taking a few days, I appreciate the response.

    I'll keep an eye on this thread for a Better BAT AI-compatible installer, but don't feel any obligation to do that. RL sadly takes precedence, although sometimes we all wished it didn't.
     

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