Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Leonardo

[ETW] - Empire Total Factions 2.1 - Final

Recommended Posts

Originally written by HusserlTW @ Total War Center forum

 

 

 

 

Etf launcher

 

 

Empire: Total Factions 2


ETF is a combination of the several startpos mods that make playable all factions in Early (normal), Late and Warpath campaigns. With ETF you can play as any faction with a couple of clicks, without replacing, copying or deleting any files. Moreover the mod use it's own folder and do not overwrite any of your vanilla files. When you run ETF 2 the mod graphical user interface is appeared:



 


Etf options

 

Here you can choose to play:

1. Early Campaign with all factions playable.

2. Late Campaign with all factions playable.

3. Warpath Campaign with all factions playable including emergent.

4. Any emergent in Early or in Late Campaign (select Early or Late radio button under Emergent button and then hit Emergent).

 

 

In 2.1 version Options page has removed while a new one (emergent on Early Campaign) has been added. The content of Options has been relocated in the new menu bar of the mod added some more useful futures:

1. File: easy access of user script and preferences files, as well as save game folder.
2. AI: Enabe or Disable mod's CAI and BAI.
3. Actions: Check Files and Restore utilities. Check Files will find all files (if any) that are not vanilla or they do not belong to ETF mod. After version 2.1 no further action is being taken. If you want to remove any of these files found by utility, you have to do it manually. Restore removes any mod files (ETF only) and restores any vanilla files that have temporarily removed for running ETF. Have in mind that it wil restore any startpos and scripting files it finds in main with vanilla. Check Files and Restore Vanilla can help you with a messy game's installation.
4. More Content: Vae Victi's campaign is an early all playable campaign with some additional changes he has made to some of the minor nations making them more playable. Details here: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showt...09#post8162209
5. Help: a general troubleshooter with some typical hep menu items.

 

Update History:

version 2.1

* New launcher, more friendly.
* All emergent now available in Early Campaign.

Previous versions:


version 2.0

* New launcher.
* Options page added with useful utilities.
* Early Campaign by Vae victis.
* New CAI and BAI.
* Emergent files reworked in an attempt to solve the bug that changes randomly the units in a city garrison.
* FoW in emergent is back.
* All DLCs are supported in Late Campaign's mods.
* Animations improved thanks to tiyafeh's mod. Now officers point in the battlefield, or look through telescope etc. instead of staying still. Also man_musket_sabre animations changed so when charging and in melee some of the men will use sabres and others will use muskets.
* Historical mini maps (thanks to jarnomiedema's mod).
* Sottish unit limits removed.
* Colombia religion buildings issue fixed.
* Louisiana's cities changed from Native to European.
* Handover issue fixed.

version 1.1

* New powerful launcher. Now the user.script.txt is created and/or edited automatically. When ETF is terminated, launcher erases all changes in game's data folder and user.script.txt.
* Scripting.lua has been reworked by Rizz. Now only when player plays as one of the 3 American protectorates the handover is disabled. If he plays as one of the European patrons missions will be there.
* The church fix for Mexico and Quebec is included in main mod pack.
* Scottish units assigned to... Scotland and their recruitment limits have been removed.
* Other minor changes.

version 1.0

* Graphical User Interface has been added
* The next mods are included: All Playable, Late Campaign, All emergent, All playable for Warpath Campaign
* Modfoldering has been added.


 



Installation and instructions

 
Download ETF21.zip, unzip it, run ETF21.exe and install the mod following the on screen instructions. Make sure that you install mod in your game's directory which by default is C:\Program Files (x86)Steam\steamapps\common\empire total war. If you have installed game in a different path redirect installer when the installation path screen appears, browsing your path.

Download link: http://www.theassimilationlab.com/forums/files/file/826-empire-total-factions/

Download link: http://www.filefactory.com/file/c27ea41/n/ETF21.zip


Always start Steam manually and then start ETF using the desktop shortcut. Select your campaign and play. No command is needed to be added in user.empire_script.txt.

Uninstall:

You can install mod using addremove programs of windows. If you accepted it during installation, there will be a folder created in Start Menu, named Empire Total Factions containing a uninstall link. Uninstall exe can be found in game's directory (...empire total war).
 



Please note that all pictures can be found in the download area.  Also, I can only give support for the most common issue e.g CTD, installation, but if I cannot answer your question then I suggest that you post it here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I download this file and try to run the application, it says "Error You do not have enough free space to install this program. Please free some space and try again." This seems exceedingly unlikely; I have 11 GB free on my built-in drive, and 560 on my external drive. Although, it doesn't even let me choose where to install before telling me I can't. It also doesn't even tell me how much space it wants me to free up and how large the program is. If I really somehow don't have enough space, this would be handy information, and I can't find it anywhere, either here or on TW Center.  Moving the application to my eternal drive (where my game and all the space is) before running it doesn't change anything. 

Anyone know what's going on?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nevermind, I got it. How do I delete my earlier post?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And now I have a new issue; when I try to launch a campaign, an error popup says "windows cannot find E:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Empire Total War\data\campaigns\main\Empire.exe 

Make sure you typed the name correctly, then try again." 

I didn't type the name at all, nor have any opportunity to do so. So how can I possibly type it correctly? 

I checked and all of that filepath is actually present except for Empire.exe. I have never seen such a program. However, the vanilla game launches and works just fine, as it always did. 

Anyway, upon closing that window, another immediately pops up and says "Error The specified file could not be found."

Then, last but not least, one which says "Error Not all mod packs have removed correctly. To solve the problem: 1. Open and close the ETF launcher, or 2. Restore in Actions menu." Neither of these work.

 

What do I do about this? Thanks for any assistance!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you read the installation instructions? There are two parts to this and you need to install both as instructed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
10 hours ago, Joe said:

And now I have a new issue; when I try to launch a campaign, an error popup says "windows cannot find E:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Empire Total War\data\campaigns\main\Empire.exe 

Make sure you typed the name correctly, then try again." 

I didn't type the name at all, nor have any opportunity to do so. So how can I possibly type it correctly? 

I checked and all of that filepath is actually present except for Empire.exe. I have never seen such a program. However, the vanilla game launches and works just fine, as it always did. 

Anyway, upon closing that window, another immediately pops up and says "Error The specified file could not be found."

Then, last but not least, one which says "Error Not all mod packs have removed correctly. To solve the problem: 1. Open and close the ETF launcher, or 2. Restore in Actions menu." Neither of these work.

 

What do I do about this? Thanks for any assistance!

You need to remove what I bolded in orange as "SteamLibrary" is only for internal use in Steam.

Of course verify game cache in Steam will often solve an issue, so try that too.

Edited by Leonardo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, AndalayBay said:

There are two parts to this and you need to install both as instructed.

I guess you mix it up with the EasyESF tool as that tool requires two parts while ETF only requires the ETF2.1.exe to be installed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, I wouldn’t really know. I just read your instructions in the OP and thought you were saying that there two parts to install. Anyway you answered his question - just ignore me. ;)

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Earlier this year someone at the TWC forum posted a bug in ETF 2.1 and after I checked that I can confirm that is the case.  I also posted a Confirmed bugs in ETF thread.

On 2013-10-28 at 8:56 AM, Leonardo said:

version 2.1

* All emergent now available in Early Campaign.

So, far only Hessen and Hungary has bugs and I don't know when or if those bugs are gonna to be fixed or not.

@AndalayBay Thanks for trying to help. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×