Final map for this version of the scenario, direct screenshot from the android port.
So yeah, it’s finally here. The “Victorian Age” Scenario’s beta version. The first release of “Dawn of A New Era”. A scenario that I lost its progress, either partially or totally, at least two times before, and which has changed quite a bit during its development.
DOWNLOAD HERE (for android):
Some of the features of this beta version:
- A ton of nations from which to choose from, with alternate flags for most of them.
- Releasable nations for different parts of the world (Some well known, some others less).
- New music (not much really, like 3 tracks, since I was trying to see how to make it work for android).
- Some new formable nations, more will be added in the future. (I'd post a list of them, but it seems more fun to let the players discover some of the least known ones).
- Fixed some crashing errors from the first beta, the one not available to the public (the typical error of having a scenario listed, but not present in the game files).
- Suggested civilizations when using the scenario editor.
- Eliminated some maps and scenarios (since the android version was getting a little bit heavy).
So, since the download is above, I’ll use this space below to place some “short” words, which I wanted to state:
Well, to start things up, I need to affirm that I don’t consider myself a “good modder”. Since this scenario mostly consists of new flags, some quite good and others not really, with a mix of realism and more than a pinch of “whoa, what if this absolutely minor nation had a communist revolution and changed its flag”; In other words, the mod isn’t as fancy as other ones here, it doesn’t have new provinces, a flashy new UI, custom leaders, nor even events…but I think that it has a lot of little details and things one can discover while playing it. Some flags are obscure references to something, others are a careful reconstruction (of flags with such poor quality in the internet, that only like two photos in a Facebook page is available…this really happened to me with Bilaspur’s flag…and the same, although this time I found the photos in Wikipedia, with one of the flags of Hunza), some flags have symbols taken from a local source of the area (many alternative flags for the Indian princely states or the first nations of the Pacific North West Coast have symbols based off from schools, municipalities, housing services and universities from the current administrative division they are part of now), and some flags are even a semi-total invention from my part (in the name of bringing options and content to most of the nations).
But at the same time, I have learned a lot about how to troubleshoot through some of the bugs the game has to offer, and which can make one feel dead inside just by experiencing them without any knowledge of how to solve them (from bugs with the android version not starting, adding new civs which don’t register in game, crashes out of nowhere, etc). And at the same time, I want to be a better modder…but I’ll talk about that a little more at the end.
Passing over to other topic. I wanted to recommend that, for this beta, a list of “fun nations” and ideas for your play-trough:
- Play a nation in the Salish Coast, and unify the tribes under one banner.
- Play as one of the princely states in Rajasthan, or if you want a real challenge; as the little princely state of Chamba in Punjab, and embark in the epic journey of beating the EIC, forming the ultimate Hindu nation…
- Form Abbysinia as one of the Lordships battling for the throne of it, thus ending the Zemene Mesafint.
- Unify the Turkmen tribes in the steppes of middle Asia under the flag of Turkmenistan.
- Fight for your independence as either Upper or Lower Canada, and gain the independence of the other nation as your fellow ally.
- Unify Transvaal as one of the little Boer states in southern Africa, and kick the British out of Cape Town.
- Play a simple game as the UK.
- Pick a random nation!
Another recommendation, woulde be to play using the "Fog of war" option in the "Discovery" setting for the civs you deem to not have been able to know about the rest of the world. While using it in "Classic" for nations such as nations in Europe or the American Republics...although I'd mostly recommend that setting for civs who have overseas vassal states/"colonies".
Also, try to find your favorite flag in the mod and post it here, or your favorite nation if you’d like to too!
…And finally, I wanted to bring an announcement (although if you read some previous replies in this thread, it was kind of obvious): The scenario will become a Full MOD. We now have a team which will develop it. We will talk about it more when we open its respective thread in the Mod Section of the Forum! We have a lot planned for it…ranging from leaders, new ideologies, events…and more! Things may even get a little into an original “alt history” scenario. I hope you’ll meet the team soon, but I’m sure you’ll be able to recognize some of its members.
On the other hand…that means that for now, is time to say goodbye to Addon+ as a base for our work, and for a while to this little scenario I worked into too…wow, It’s weird to say that for a personal project hahaha. But don’t worry, I’ll keep updating it if people want to (mostly for those who don’t want the other full mod, but an experience based in addon+), albeit in a more sporadic manner.
At some point I’ll also post the link to the mod’s discord (the server is still under construction, although its mostly my fault for not paying much attention to it), so try to keep an eye on the thread during the next days.
And remember to respond about any errors in the scenario, or things that I forgot/that I could change into a better way!
Well, that’s all for a while…I’ll now lay down a little bit, since the holydays are already here. I hope that all of you will have an excellent time with your loved ones, and I say bye for now (though I’ll obviously try to answer to any comments that appear). Goodbye for now, and take care during these holydays!
Isn't it ironic that, with this release, we are now at the Dawn of a new Era for this mod?
All future translators will now have to fill out a form to join the localization team and access the loc sheet.
The reason is because eventually I'm going to start adding stuff from the next version of the mod into the loc sheet, so I don't want to spoil things for everyone.
You can find the form here:
UPDATE: Cities of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mali, Niger, Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia and Ethiopia are done! 25% of cities done in total!
A preview on Europe's cities and map. You most likely are unable to read anything here since I resized it by 25% of its original size to be able to upload more previews as my upload limit is starting to go lower and lower. On the first release a lack of cities might be noticeable, but we'll fix that update to update.
As for your questions,
No help for the scenarios is needed while the map itself is not finished, and after I release the map you can make your own scenarios and send it on my discord server.
Yes, I'll make them different.
UPDATE: American terrain is done! 100% of total terrain done!
Now I am making cities! Cities of every European country except Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus done! 11% of cities done in total!
yes, there will be, for 1947.
The earliest scenario would probably be 200 BC.
PC RELEASE : (direct) https://archive.org/download/simonesque-mod-area_31122020/Hearts of AoH2.7z
READ INSTRUCTIONS.RTF ANDROID RELEASE: https://www.mediafire.com/file/ns652kije0pss7r/Hearts+of+AoH2:+Classic.---/file
FORGET ABOUT HEARTS OF AOH2, JOIN US AT HEARTS OF AOH2 REMASTERED EDITION!
HEARTS OF AOH2
PROVINCES :- 16841 out of 16841 Provinces
(Regional) 1400 BC
Rise of the Ottomans 1444
Seven Years War 1757
(Regional) Napoleonic Wars 1803
Victorian Era 1836
(Regional) A House Divided 1861
The Great War 1914
Interwar Period 1919
(Regional) Turkish War of Independence 1920
(Regional) WW2's Prequel 1933
(Alt-History) KaiserReich 1936
France falls 1941
(Regional) Endsieg 1945
The Bear and the Eagle 1948
(Alt-History) The New Order: The Last Days of Europe 1962
(Regional) Yugoslav Wars 1992
Modern World 2015
Check out the addon for this mod at Darkest Hour: A Hearts of AoH2 Game (976 PROVINCES DONE) - Mods - Age of History Games (ageofcivilizationsgame.com)!
Bonus: Join my discord server at https://discord.gg/Gd2w7xP if you want to learn more about the progress of the mod, or if you want to help in making of the mod, or just to follow updates on my mod better.
-Safavidian and Lipark ch for cover picture.
-Aoc2ModdingTR for better province lines