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Medieval European Mod II

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Completed Modpacks' started by embryodead, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. embryodead

    embryodead Caliph

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    Introduction
    Medieval European Mod II is a 2007-2008 total conversion mod for Civ3:Conquests by embryodead & Yoda Power, inspired by the 2003 Medieval European Mod for Civ3:pTW by Yoda Power. The mod spans through 4 eras roughly from the second half of the Early Middle Ages up to the Renaissance (700-1550 AD).

    Requirements:
    - Civilization 3: Conquests version 1.22 or Civilization 3: Complete
    - 650 mb disk space

    Installation
    1. Download both MEM 1.0 & MEM 1.3 Update (links below)
    2. Unzip "mem-1.0.zip" file directly to your Conquests\Scenarios folder (usually C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\Conquests\Scenarios)
    3. Unzip "mem-1.3-upd.zip" file directly to your Conquests\Scenarios folder; remember to click "yes" when it asks to overwrite files
    4. Run Conquests and choose Civ-Content to access one of the mod's BIQs:

    MEM.biq - Regular Game (Random Map)
    MEM Europe (Large).biq - Clean Map of Europe, 130x102 tiles, 31 players
    MEM Europe (Small).biq - Clean Map of Europe, 80x80 tiles, 20 players
    (+ more, if you download additional maps/scenarios)

    Required Downloads

    MEM II 1.0 (263 MB)

    MEM II 1.3 update (155 MB)

    Optional Downloads

    Alternative Terrain Pack (7.5 MB) - this pack includes Ares' Terrain 2 Beta and Varwnos' city sets, compiled and modified for compatibility with MEM rules (see screenshots below). Compatible with all versions of MEM. Warning: installing this pack will overwrite original MEM graphics (backup MEM/Art/Terrain and MEM/Art/Cities folders if you're not sure).

    Maps / Scenarios (NOTE: you must download and install the latest MEM patch in order to play these)

    Medieval Britain and Ireland - a scenario for MEM by KingArthur focused on Medieval Britain and Ireland.

    Crusader States (9.3 MB) - a scenario for MEM by Yoda Power; the scenario covers the time period of the Crusades, and the wars fought between Christians and Muslims.

    The Hundred Years' War (5.5 MB) - a scenario for MEM by Yoda Power; covers the period from 1338 up to 1488, focusing on the conflict between England and France, although you can play other civs, such as Burgundy or Scotland, and take advantage of out ongoing war to expand your borders and accumulate wealth.

    Huge Europe - a huge 180x180 map for MEM by Yoda Power

    11th century Conquest (60 kB) - Large map of Europe in the 11th century for MEM 1.3; starts at the end of the 1st era with pre-placed cities; features new civs (Vladimir-Suzdal Rus and Georgia) and some inaccuracies (like Tatars in 11c) to make the game develop more historically in the later centuries, up to 1550 AD. If you want historical borders, play this!

    13th century Conquest (60 kB) - Large map of Europe in the 13th century for MEM 1.3; starts at the end of the 2nd era, with pre-placed cities; features new and modified factions such as Papal States, Teutonic Order, Kingdom of Jerusalem, Ilkhanate, Vladimir-Suzdal Rus, Galicia-Volhynia and Georgia.

    Mediterranean map (50 kB) - additional map for MEM 1.3 based on ronning's Mediterranean map; includes new factions such as Genoa, Florence, Papal States and Wallachia.

    About the mod
    Frankly I'm not much of a writer, so I'll just give you a list of what to expect:

    • 31 playable medieval states, each with some unique features as well as differences based on religion, culture and historical location.
      Northern group: England, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Rus, Novgorod
      European group: France, Burgundy, Castile, Portugal, Germany, Bohemia, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania
      Mediterranean group: Aragon, Italy, Sicily, Venice
      Byzantine/Balkan group: Byzantines, Bulgaria, Serbia, Armenia
      Muslim group: Khazaria, Turks, Tatars, Abbasids, Fatimids, Cordova, Almohads
    • Tech tree spanning four eras, from 700 to 1550 AD, with some civ- and religion-specific branches.
    • Over 120 different buildings/wonders, over 100 new units, rules and victory conditions modified to match medieval times, full civilopedia etc.
    • Simulation of crown succession / vassalage - conquered enemy capital cities can now function as additional Palaces, but you need a proper government that allows specific vassals.
    • A compromise between historical accuracy, playability and scale - this is much to be discussed, but I think we'll be able to explain all of our decisions regarding the choice of playable civs, techs, buildings and such.
    • Loads of custom artwork, old and new, by numerous CFC contributors

    Credits

    Mod design:
    embryodead & Yoda Power

    Units:
    aaglo, Aluminium, BeBro, Bjornlo, CamJH, CivArmy s. 1994, Dom Pedro II, embryodead, Gaias, Kinboat, Kindred72, Kryten, Lab Monkey, Micaleus, Orthanc, Plotinus, Sandris, Sword_of_Geddon, utahjazz7, Wyrmshadow, Yoda Power, zulu9812

    Leaderheads:
    CivArmy s. 1994, embryodead, jorde, Piernik, R8XFT, ShiroKobbure, sween32

    Interface:
    embryodead, mrtn, Olorin0222, PCHighway, Weasel Op

    Terrain:
    embryodead, Midnight Piper, Sn00py, Pounder, Rifleman, Yoda Power

    Cities:
    Aion, embryodead, mrtn, RedAlert, Yoda Power

    Improvements, Wonders and Wonder Splashes:
    aaglo, AK47, Ares de Borg, Bjornlo, crolador, embryodead, Hrafnkell, Kenta'arka, Lusikka755, mrtn, Plotinus, R8XFT, Rufus T. Firefly, SWalker, Traianus, Ukas, Unexisted, varwnos, Yoda Power

    Tech Icons:
    BeBro, embryodead, Kal-el, Keroro, mrtn, Partizanac, ronning, Rufus T. Firefly, Storm Grunt, utahjazz7, Yoda Power

    Other:
    Wikipedia.org - many Civilopedia entries
    Byzantium1200.com - 3d reconstructions of Hagia Sofia, Aqueduct of Valens and Theodosian Walls.
    Peter Bruegel - Start menu background: "The Triumph of Death" (c. 1560)
    Bernt Notke - Banner: "Totentanz" (15th century)

    If you find a piece of your work in the mod and you're not on the list, please let us know and we'll do our best to fix it!
     
  2. embryodead

    embryodead Caliph

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    Screenshots
    Click on the thumbnail for large image! The Interface on the screenshots is LotM Medieval/Fantasy interface by Weasel Op/Olorin02222/mrtn/PCHighway.

    In-game screenshots with default MEM terrain:


    Alternative Terrain Pack (Ares' Terrain II Beta + Varwnos' cities):


    Tech Tree



    Pedia: Relgions & example civ
     
  3. Yoda Power

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    Scenario previews
    These are previews of the planned scenarios/edited maps.

    11th Century map


    Western Europe map (clean map)


    Hundred Years War



    Crusader States
     
  4. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    Thirdy!

    Ta-DAM! :)
     
  5. rifleman

    rifleman Varangian Guard

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  6. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    Great, it's here!! :banana:
     
  7. Wolfhart

    Wolfhart The Last in Line

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    Downloading! Well, almost anyway: "Estimated waiting time: 5 minutes"
    Those are going to be some loooooong minutes :D

    Edit: It's downloaded! It took 40 looooooong minutes, but now it's mine, MINE!!!
     
  8. Virote_Considon

    Virote_Considon The Great Dictator

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    Downloading now!

    EDIT: My EWT it also 5 mins. It seems unusually quick tonight! :D
     
  9. RedwallFortress

    RedwallFortress Necromancer Emperor

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    This looks like a very cool MOD!! I am Downloading this right now.
     
  10. Lord Cooper

    Lord Cooper lovinn' it!

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    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot!!

    Sooo Long Awaited! I Love You Guyss!!
     
  11. Yoda Power

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  12. T.A JONES

    T.A JONES Chieftain

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    THank you! thank you ! for a random map and very well written pedia. This will be enjoyed by people all over the world and be in the archives with Civ3 in the Smithsonian museum! (kinda serious. I imagine the directors are big Civ fans so I wound't be surprised seeing this is a pinnacle works for the series)

    You guys are Modlords
     
  13. Lord Cooper

    Lord Cooper lovinn' it!

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    you know.. damn you ED and YP... its my spring break, you just HAD to release it now :crazyeye:


    :lol: cant wait to playy thissss! (non-stop may i add)
     
  14. Tank_Guy#3

    Tank_Guy#3 Lion of Lehistan

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    Awesome!!!!!!!! I've been waiting in earnest for this!!!!!!!!! :cheers:
     
  15. Plotinus

    Plotinus Philosopher Administrator

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    400 meg? Blimey!

    Looks great. I'll definitely be giving this one a go. Well done on completing it so quickly and to a very professional-looking standard.
     
  16. Yoda Power

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    It did end up taking 4-5 months. To me that felt as a pretty long time. But I guess that if you compare it to some other mods (LOTM?;)) it was pretty fast.
     
  17. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Looks very nice. When will the scenarios be uploaded?

    Btw i did not expect these two buildings; i thought that you would have included the Hagia Sophia ;)
     
  18. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    Congratulations - you guys set the standards. I've downloaded it, started playing it and am really enjoying myself. Thanks for all the hard work!
     
  19. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    This thread is sure to get alot of attention. Already I have a playlist picked for it, I can't wait to see what songs you guys have in mind for the official soundtrack.
     
  20. Yoda Power

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    Thanks for all the nice comments. :)

    When they are done. So far only one is even being worked on.

    You are talking about the temple and the cathedral? We will probably replace the cathedral with your never version.
     

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