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Brave New World v2.0

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It has been one year and one day since the brave new world v1.0 was made available. It was definitely time for an update! And after approximately 10-11 months of working on this, I now feel it is ready for release. There has been a ton of content added which I hope BNW players will enjoy. A fixed version of BNW 1.0 is also included in this package which is essentially the v1.1 version which had been making its way thru cyberspace. The only changes to this version are necessary ones in the unit bodies section of the editor so some fixed ILBs are set up properly. I felt it important that this should be included as well.

For players unfamiliar with the original, I should explain that this is a mod which places a great emphasis on heroes. Developing your heroes is an extremely important aspect of game-play and if you do so you will find they are capable of great deeds. This time around, as well as having distinctive portraits, each hero also has a unique body graphic and gone is the generic rider-type for each race. Expect to battle with great looking heroes who smoothly jog around the battlefield with very fluid and realistic animations.

This mod also is very much a tactical combat mod. The battles you have to fight are much more difficult than in the normal game and you will have to defeat powerful creatures as you struggle to expand your empire.

As players of the original might expect, there are many new and exciting creatures which have been added. Some are beautiful while some are bizarre, and still others are downright scary!

You can also expect to find many new artifacts, new map structures, changes to spells and abilities (plus a few new ones) and much, much more!

Finally I will just say that the mod comes with an easy install (same as the original) and this time around we have included some good documentation for you with illustrated tables and lots of information.

So prepare thyself brave one, for the new world beckons!

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Death master
its good made and alot of new stuff, can be hard to play, nice :)
Rating: 5
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Additional Comments:

This modification is simply stunning. I had been using the Dwigg's mod and it was done well enough, but a few niggles here an there. Kirky's BNW mod, however, is flawless. The graphical improvements on animations are first class; the balance seems "just right"; the new hero portraits and profiles are brilliant.

I tip my hat to you, Kirky.

Old Snedly
Anubis565 hello, i installed the BNW file and set it up in the SETUP screen for AoW SM, but when i try to play a scenario a yellow block pops up at the top and says, "incompatible resources." I tried re-installing the file, but still no success. What's wrong?
Kirky Picardo
File Author
Hi Anubis,

My guess is that the reason for the incompatible resources message is because you have never applied the official 1.3 patch to the normal game.

If your game is patched and you still have problems then write back and we will start from there.

Anubis565 Thank you for your time Kirky, the patch idea worked and now the mod is running great. I just played a scenario, i love your mod. Kudos to you Kirky, can't wait to see what you think up next.
Rating: 5
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Additional Comments:
Briliant mod, really great. Lots of new ILBs complete with sounds, deathanimations and so forth. I like how you added to the descriptions what skills units gain upon leveling up. It is much clearer now as it saves me from scrolling through lists of skills to search that one extra skill that has been added.

Another good point is the leveling up in general. Units get much stronger now as they gain experience and that makes it much more fun to level them up then when you only get a few statistical changes.

The new portraits are great. I recognise some artwork and they fit together really well. Some heroes like Tigran, Goblin and Draconian ones have a bit odd faces for their race, like demon portraits for Draconian and elven portraits for Goblins, but the general feeling is very good. The heroes look a lot more personal. I confess I had to get used to you altering the portraits of the existing wizards, but it's not a big deal.

I've been playing this mod for two days now and I'm still searching for balance issues. I did find that the Dark Elves have barely any ranged units, safe for their basic bowman. Then again, that was the case in Triumph's version too :)

If I find anything that bugs me, i'll let you know :)

All in all, I dare to say this is the best mod I have ever played. Many new units, edited items, better leveling up, beautiful portraits... The list simply does not stop. I thank you hearthly for making this unofficial addon :)
Palderon I'd love to know where you got the pictures for the wizard portraits, most specifically the male draconian (the actual draconian) and female undead (hooded scythe lady).
Kirky Picardo
File Author
Hi Palderon,

Well...I didn't get all the wizard portraits at the same place of course. I have been collecting fantasy art for a long time and when I first saw how you could use custom portraits for this game I started making some. I probably have hundreds of wizard portraits lol.

Anyway, I am not positive but I think I got the female undead picture at:

and the Draconian I got for sure at:

the artist is Jason Engle.



[Edited on 08/30/05 @ 07:30 PM]

Runescapenoob wait nevermind. sorry! i found out i needed to install the patch. my bad

[Edited on 10/31/05 @ 09:01 PM]

Wanlorn Okay,haven't actually started the mod but I have used it in the editor. Real cool mod except for the naked women. this might be an accident, but alot of the wizard pics in the editor are showing up as topless fantasy women. Skulkan and Meandor among them. Is this intended?
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