Rise of Nations: The Second World War Part I
Posted on 09/18/08 @ 09:43 PM (updated 10/01/08
THIS IS JUST THE FIRST PART, ALL PARTS ARE NEEDED FOR IT TOO WORK!
Rise of Nations: The Second World War *Readme*
This is the readme file for my (Wadis10's) RoN WWII mod. This mod is still in beta and not all nations are finished or can be played. Below is a list of playable nations at this stage.
Dutch East Indies (Aztecs)
Nazi Germany (Germans)
Imperial Japan (Japanese)
Soviet Union (Russians)
A unique feature to this WWII mod is that age advance is retained, albeit modified. An official WWII game goes for Ancient to Modern Ages, however in Info age (1946+) new experimental units become available (such as many jet fighters). Units become available in their respective ages and age advancement takes a very long time, usually the game in finished before 1945. Nuclear Missiles are very expensive however the USA receives a 50% discount with the 'statue of liberty' wonder. Only Soviet Union, Germany, Japan, USA and Britain can research Nuclear Weapons, however if another nation captures a missile silo off one of these nations they can research nukes. Only Britain, Japan and America can get aircraft carriers.
Wonders are only available to the nations that built them in real life. A lot of the 'new' wonders look very cheesy at this stage and I hope to touch them up later (they're a screenshot out of google sketchup)
There are too many people to credit for this mod, if I left someone major out please tell me and I'll add them in. This mod was based off PanzerX's WWII mod for original RoN.
ODA and Unit35
Sam and Elijah Weightman
To install, follow these instructions:
1.After downloading ALL the parts of the mod unzip each part into the same folder. Then open the hjsplit.exe file in the final part (part 5) Then press 'join' and navigate to the first part of the mod (it should end in .001) and it should find the rest of the parts and join them together. If you are having trouble with this program I can upload a version that can easily be unzipped with 7zip.
2.Copy the folder 'WWII' (this will be inside the zip file) once all parts have been rejoined
3.Paste it into C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Rise of Nations\mods (if the mods folder does not exist create it)
4.If you want the new sounds, then you will have to overwrite the original RoN soundfiles.xml, don't worry though, my version is fully compatible with the original game (I think). This step is optional: in WWII\data copy the soundfiles.xml to Rise of nations\Thrones and Patriots\data
5.Go into RoN, there should be a new option in the mods dropdown menu called 'RoN WWII TP'
6.Follow my instructions and report any bugs.
7.Enjoy the mod!
This game is not balanced, but tries to be balanced realistically, so USA, Britain, Russian and Germany are the best nations in the game. Germany gets quality and Russia gets quantity, etc.
Remember this mod IS NOT COMPLETE, although I may use up all of unitrules.xml before I finish. And yes I know Sweden wasn't in WWII, I just made it because of Axle's Skins.
There are many new buildings in the game, such as houses, offices and barbed wire. There are also several new barracks and auto plants for the Germans and British where more units can be made.
If you find any bugs please report them on the forum so they can get fixed.
EDIT: Last updated Wednesday 1st October 2008, please re-download.
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Hi there!I just tried out the mod and it's wonderful!But I don't like many things,such as,you have put wrong skins for wrong tanks,ex. the Hetzer is looking like a King Tiger,etc.The Reichstag is not looking as the original one,the Me-262 doesn't looks like an Me-262,the planes should be slower(the Messerschmidt 262 should be slower too).Anyway,it's a great mod.I like the idea of the Hitler Youth,Panzerfaust,they are cheap,quick to create,they are able to defend cities or strongpoints.There are many different factories,but the German's haven't got any artillery.The Super Battleship is a great idea,too.It should look like as the Bismarck.
Great work,friend,great work.Try to make the mod more realistic with realistic skins!
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