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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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Vilya Brave New World is a real gift, indeed I can't thanks you enough !

And even if I use french version of Age of Wonders.

Unfortunately, once I reinstall AoW, and since the reinstallation of BNW 1 or BNW 2 doesn't make any effect. If you have some advices...
Kirky Picardo
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Hi Vilya,

Well if BNW was a gift to you, then surely your nice review is a gift to me, and I thank you very much for it.

If I understand you correctly, you are saying you re-installed shadow magic and now BNW is not working?

If so, have you properly patched the game after re-installing? Whenever someone has had a problem like this with BNW in the past, it has always been a case of them not having patched the game properly, and I tend to think that is the case here as well.

If you continue to have difficulties let me know or send me an e-mail and I will make sure you are setup correctly.

Thank you again.


Vilya Patched the game with BNW ? I re-install BNW several times, without any problem, and news units go well in the goods folders... But when I play it is always simple Shadow Magic. I deleted completely Shadow magic and re-re-installed it, and re-installed BNW 1 or BNW 2, but it is the same...

I hope my english is understandable ^^

[Edited on 10/30/06 @ 06:12 AM]

Kirky Picardo
File Author
Hi Vilya,

I meant when you re-installed shadow magic did you also reinstall UPatch 1.4 available here:

This is what I meant sorry.


[Edited on 10/30/06 @ 07:46 AM]

Vilya Unfortunately, yes... But maybe I can uninstall an re-install Shadow Magic, to re-install Upatch 1.4 on a fresh Shadow magic, and not a Shadow Magic with a BNW wich doesn't work ? It's not simple...

[Edited on 10/30/06 @ 12:36 PM]

Kirky Picardo
File Author
Hi Vilya,

You say that you re-installed shadow magic and now BNW doesn't work but it did work fine before. I can only think that you are not patched properly for normal shadow magic.

When you start the game at the main screen in the lower right do you see:

UPatch 1.4/Version

If not then you what is there?


Vilya I've re-installed all, even BNW 2.4

I have Upatch 1.4 on the lower right corner, but BNW is still not working... It doesn't matter, don't worry for me.

[Edited on 10/31/06 @ 10:54 AM]

Kirky Picardo
File Author
Hi Vilya,

I think I know what the problem may be, and it might have to do with not having an authentic copy of the game. This is something which I am not allowed to talk about here.

Please send an e-mail to:

I will then make sure your game is setup properly.



[Edited on 10/31/06 @ 01:08 PM]

Banality Hi Kirky,

How's the 2.5 update coming along. Is there loads of new goodies for us to drool over and say "Wow, I never expected that", like the first time I saw the Mechwarrior :)

I've taken a break from the game for a while. Been playing Football Manager 2007 and a couple of other games.

p.s. Vilya, did you get your game working?
Kirky Picardo
File Author
Hi there Banality,

The 2.5 is coming along pretty well. It is not a complete re-working of the mod or anything, but simply adding some things such as new heroes which a few people had asked for as well as some additional tweaks etc. However, there will of course be some new units. :)

I hope to have this ready soon, but I have been busy working with a talented fellow by the name of Awegust on another project, and this is taking up a lot of my modding time!

Here's a little peak at some of the new heroes versus some new units for 2.5:

I believe Vilya's game is now working fine. We corresponded through e-mails and it ended up being a simple matter of BNW not being selected in AoW SM Setup, hehe.



[Edited on 11/13/06 @ 04:03 PM]

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