Rise of Mankind Frequently Asked Questions 1. I'm missing UI elements (buttons, city screen not working). What should I do? Spoiler : This is known to happen on some computer configurations. Here are few steps that can be done to fix this problem: Make sure you have patched BtS to version 3.19. This mod won't work on previous versions. Make sure language in BtS is set to English. In main menu click Advanced->Options and on Game options page, there's language setting. Starting from Rise of Mankind 2.8 the mod should work with French, Spanish, Italian and German language settings but the translations are incomplete Make sure that the mod folder name is 'Rise of Mankind' in 'Beyond the Sword\Mods' -folder. If you have installed addons, make sure you followed instructions carefully. Failing to do so might cause UI problems. If you are using Rise of Mankind 2.6 or later, go to 'Rise of Mankind' -folder, open file CvAltroot.py to Notepad and follow the instructions there on how to edit that file and where to move it. This file should fix this problem on some operating systems If any of these didn't solve your problem, then you should report it version 2.x bug reports -thread. Read the instructions what info you need to post when this problem occurred. Posting the log files from your game is the fastest way for me to check what went wrong, usually with 'No interface' problem it's python error or that the mod couldn't find config xml files. 2. I can't build more Wonders in my city! What's going on? Spoiler : Maximum number of Great Wonders you can build in one city is set to 6 in this mod. This was added to the mod to make Wonders spread out more. You will have to be bit more careful when building Wonders. Holy cities can have 5 wonders: Holy Shrine + 4 regular Great Wonders. If you want to have unlimited world wonders per city, open up file '..\Rise of Mankind\Assets\XML\GlobalDefines.xml' and set the world wonder defines to -1 value. 3. Can I use Modules made for BtS in this mod? Spoiler : In most cases no. Because this mod makes changes to almost everything, most BtS modules are not working correctly with this mod. They have to be edited so that they match the changes in Rise of Mankind. Check the Rise of Mankind Modmods forum section for mod components that are made to work with this modpack. 4. Can you add mod component X to Rise of Mankind? Spoiler : Adding more mod components is lengthy process - I am of course updating the mod from time to time so new components might get added. 5. Can you add more flavor units, combine Varietas Dilectat or flavor mod X to Rise of Mankind? Spoiler : My goal is to have eventually ethnic unit flavors. Unfortunately I can't directly combine any other flavor unit mod as those only change the BtS unit classes while my mod adds plenty of new unit classes which too need new flavor units. I'm trying to find the best suitable units for new unit classes but it's time consuming process. So future patches each will probably add some more flavor units. I also try to do my research about historical unit types per each civilization and add those units as new Unique Units instead of flavor units. You can suggest these too and provide web links so I can check them (I don't know the full history of each civ). Flavor units is not my main concern when I update this mod, my first priority is to enhance gameplay. 6. Mod doesn't load or crashes to desktop when starting new game. What's the problem? Spoiler : First check that the mod was installed correctly ie. it should be in the folder '..\Beyond the Sword\Mods\Rise of Mankind'. If you have renamed the mod folder to anything else, the mod won't work correctly. Then check that you have updated Beyond the Sword to version 3.19. The modpack comes with a custom DLL that requires BtS v3.19. The game update can be downloaded from here. 7. Can I use your mod as a base for my own mod project? Spoiler : Yes. This has been asked few times past year and I'm openminded for these kind of things. You can use parts or whole Rise of Mankind mod for your own projects as you see fit, just note that this modpack consists many mod components made by other modders, so please give credit to where it's due - I've tried to include complete credits list in the mod's readme file. 8. I don't see any new graphics when starting new game. What's the catch? Spoiler : Make sure you've installed the mod correctly. See question 1 answer. 9. Game crashes to desktop after n turns. What's causing it? Spoiler : Common causes for crashes are unit animation, sound and DLL related problems. Also random events and in some cases python code can cause crashes too. When such bug is located, fix for it is usually included in the next mod version. 10. I get Memory Allocation Fault (MAF) in late game. How can I fix this? Spoiler : Rise of Mankind is huge mod as it uses all the graphics from Civ 4, Warlords, Beyond the Sword and it also adds tons of new units/buildings. Because of this the game requires lot more memory than regular BtS does and you should have at least 512MB graphics card and 2GBs of RAM when playing this mod. In Windows XP this might not be enough for late game and the common suggestion is to enable more memory for Windows by switching on 3GB option. With 64bit OS like Vista or Windows 7 there are less memory problems. 11. Unit x has no texture / is pink. How do I fix this problem? Spoiler : This can happen when player is using ANIMATIONS FROZEN game option. In some cases custom units point to texture files that weren't included with the unit files and when the game can't locate the texture it shows the unit with pink color. By turning animations back on the unit should be shown again in full detail. If you notice this bug, please report what unit type and which civilization used it so I can get it fixed. All custom units in this modpack were tested with Animations on and should not cause any problems. 12. How do I turn on Revolution and Barbarian Civ components? Spoiler : These features are off by default and to enable them you need to start Custom Game. Scroll down the options list and you'll find checkboxes for these features. 13. Is there manual for this modpack? Spoiler : Currently no but I've tried to give information about new game features as much as possible in-game. Open up Civilopedia, scroll down the list on left and see RoM Concepts pages. This section describes most new features in detail. The civilopedia is updated in each Rise of Mankind version so make sure you check it through each time you update the mod. Also in Rise of Mankind folder there's version history file which describes all the changes I've made to this mod from v0.8 to v2.8. 14. I'm overwhelmed about all the changes and there's so much new stuff that the tactics I've used in Beyond the Sword do not work anymore! How can anyone learn to play this mod and are you sure everything is balanced? Spoiler : Yes, there's lot of things to learn when you start playing Rise of Mankind. First you should look through civilopedia's pages as most of the changes can be seen there. Then take a look at the expanded tech tree screen; First you'll notice there's lot more new techs than Beyond the Sword had. The tech tree has been carefully designed to follow historical discoveries and to offer different paths for a player to build his civilization. It probably requires couple games before you'll memorize it and lots of games before you master it. I'd suggest going through it first by looking at just one era at a time so that it doesn't feel so overwhelming. In order to make the new tech tree work I had to change just about everything Beyond the Sword had included into it. So do not think Rise of Mankind as an extension to Beyond the Sword but think it as a whole new game, kind of total conversion. If you played Double Your Pleasure (DYP) or Rise and Rule (RaR) on Civilization 3 you might notice similarities in Rise of Mankind to those modpacks. Those mods improved the Civ 3: Conquests to a whole new level and I've tried to achieve same goal on Civ 4 with my Rise of Mankind modpack. Balancing a mod this size has been truly difficult task. When I started designing this mod about 3 years ago it was clear to me that the only way to get this size mod balanced was through playtesting so balancing has been on-going process ever since the first version was released. Players feedback has been great help when fine tuning the modpack and my opinion is that starting from v2.8 the mod is in pretty good balance. One of the main complaints have been that the AI players are not hard enough, ie. the mod has been easier to win than regular BtS but now in v2.8 the balance fixes have made the AIs harder and they should give proper challenge for human players. After v2.8 there aren't any major changes planned to the mod (meaning all new units/buildings are in place already) so the future version(s) will concentrate on fine tuning the balance based on the feedback. 15. When is the new version coming out? Spoiler : When it's ready. Usually each patch cycle takes about 3 months to develop which should leave enough time for you to play several games with each Rise of Mankind version. 16. Does this mod include Unofficial patch or Better BtS AI? Spoiler : Yes, it does. In fact Rise of Mankind includes the following mods: 50 Civ DLL Advanced Combat Odds 1.0 Asphalt Roads Better Espionage Screen for Civilization 4 BTS Better BTS AI BtSFlagMod BtS: Next War BtS: Charlemagne (just the new units) BtS: Final Frontier (just some unit graphics) BUG (BtS Unaltered Gameplay) Caravan mod Civ4lerts Civics'n'Stuff Enhanced Tech Conquest Ethnic Arstyles for BtS Ethnic Citystyles 1.03 for BtS Ethnically Diverse units Examine City at Conquest Greenmod 2.10 Holy Wars 0.2a (modular) Influence Driven War 1.1 Improved Leaders & Civics JKP1187's Event mod Longer techbar in techscreen Modern Warfare Nautil's air units mod OrionVeteran's Inquisition 2.00d Plenty of Routes Raw Commerce RevolutionDCM Sevopedia Unofficial patch Specialist Stacker Super Spies 1.3 Static Leaderheads (optional) The Lost Wonders of Civilization v1.3 UN Forces wide City bar zCivics 17. I can't build roads anymore?!? Spoiler : In Rise of Mankind constructing roads or more advanced routes costs gold so make sure you have some gold reserves before trying to build bigger route networks. Cart Paths are the only route type which doesn't cost anything. Advanced route types have resource requirements as well so you need access to those resources before you can construct those route types. Please do not reply to this thread.