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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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Munataros I think there are too many doublestrikers and many of them 4th level. Old units become useless. Otherwise seems pretty cool.
Kirky Picardo
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Hi Munataros,

Doing a quick count, there are I believe a total of 44 level 4 units in this mod, 3 of which have double strike. So I am not sure why you would say many level 4s have double strike.
It seems like one of those broad statments people make who have not spent much time playing the mod, but is based on a cursory glance in the editor or maybe just playing a few turns.


angelicBull hi kirky congrats on such a great work i personnaly love to play bnw ONLINE , but i didnt play 1.0 tbh i only played 1.1 and im totally adicted to this mod . i only play it 1 vs one or 3 ffa max but still i love it , it really changes the standard sm to a very new different mod congratz very nice balanced work that makes a total enjoy to play online ;)
Kirky Picardo
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Hi angelicbull,

I just wanted to thank you for your recent review. You may be interested to know that a new version of the brave new world has been sent to the people here and I expect it won't be too long before it is made available.

Thanks again :)

IthkariXen I was having a little trouble getting it to work, the game started and I made sure the it was the Resource selected, when I went to start the custom game, the load bar popped up than vanished, and I could not start another game and it would not let me go back to the menu, I also went along with the second option. Still no go.
pignogonido Rating: 5
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Absolutely wonderful, great job,the new units heroes and mages, the texts, the images, the balance in the rools, thank you very much Kirky.

My review is for the old versión with i discovered only a couple of weeks ago. I have downloaded the new version but the first was so good that i thing it deserves a review and a 5.0
Kirky Picardo
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Hi pignogonido,

Thank you for the nice comments and I hope you also enjoy the newer version. This version has not yet had a lot of play-testing and there may be some changes that are needed which will reveal themselves over time. But hopefully players of the original will enjoy this newer version as well.

Thanks again.

Hi IthkariXen,

First let me just say that I think some peeps around here need to make their names just a tad harder to spell, lol!

Seriously though, it seems to me you are probably trying to play a map which hasn't been re-saved under the bnw rule set. If you look in the BNW v2.0 Readme file (located in your main shadow magic folder) you will quickly see the steps needed for playing a map not created for this mod.


IthkariXen Yeah... about 10 minutes after I posted this I looked it up lol, but hey, Awesome mod. I really love all the new models you put in, and the way they moved with out a choppiness of rigid fashion, and how the picture stays to the charater your picked, btw, niiicccee pictures >.>. but hey I noticed one thing, it more of the game than anything, when certain models wet killed and they 'morph' to what the land on, the models seem to grow then melt into it, stretching textures maybe, but like I said, great mod.

Ps. I wish I got 10 bucks for every time someone messed up on my name XD
pignogonido Hello Kirky, I have been playing a lot and I have found several little bugs.

Firt I don't known if here it's the place to talk about this.

Second I don't known if you have your play-testers and/or are interested in this feedback

In that case, sorry, but if you want the feedback I'll be delighted of giving it

By the way, the new mod is COOL.
Kirky Picardo
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Hi Pignogonido,

I definately want to hear from you and any problems or bugs or even suggestions you may have for the mod. I also appreciate your thoughtfulness on how to best relay this information to me. :)

My e-mail is: if you would like to correspond through e-mail.

There is also a thread in the forums here called "Kirky Picardo" (needs a new name I know hehe) that you could post in if desired.

And of course it's not the worst thing in the world to write here about such things. It kinda depends on what the problem or mistakes are really. I can't elaborate more on this until I see what the little bugs you are finding are.

Anyway, thank you very much and I hope to hear from you soon.


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