I have edited the unitrules.xml, rules.xml, help.xml, and buildingrules.xml to create new units, nations, buildings specifically for the final 3 ages.
SAVE ALL YOUR DEFAULT FILES FIRST! IF YOU OVERWRITE THE ORIGINAL RON FILES YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY ONLINE ANYMORE! TO DO THIS, GO TO YOUR THRONES AND PATRIOTS FOLDER AND COPY AND PASTE the DATA FOLDER TO A SAFE LOCATION!
Enjoy! Any questions or comments would be appreciated.
The designer has clearly put a lot of work into the game mod with editing the xml files for immediate insertion into the game. However, as it is all in xml files and short of putting it into the game, I have no way of knowing what it is going to do, the likelyhood of my using it is pretty close to zero. What it desparately needs is a detailed Read Me, indicating exactly what he has done. Because he is expecting the user to totally replace his game data file, he needs to let us know what we are getting. Simply claiming new nations, units, and buildings is not enough. What new nations, units, and buildings?
I did spend some time going through some of the files with Adobe GoLive. The only new nation that I could find was he basically turned the Nubians into another Germany. That is not quite what I would be expecting, nor is it something that I would be interested in. Short of going through the building list, building by building and comparing the two files, I have no idea as to what he has done. Before I even think about using this, I need to know what he has done, at least in outline form. Personally, I would much rather change the xml files myself, following the instruction of someone, as then I know exactly what is being put on my computer.