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    Installation Step-by-step WITH IMAGES

    Post  Archaon on Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:44 am

    First Install official TATW 1.1 – Follow the guide provided by the team.

    Then download our file called “DaC3.75 Package.rar” /Pic 1, circle #1/

    Using a decompression program such as Winrar or 7-zip you can view the files inside the Archive.

    There is a file called “Readme before extracting.txt” but it is not a step by step guide – this thread is! /Pic 1, circle #2/

    In this readme it explains a few this, firstly, that the archive package must be extracted to the main M2TW directory. /Pic 1, circle #3/

    Spoiler:

    Extract the “DaC3.75 Package.rar” file /Pic 2, circle #4/ to your main M2TW directory. /Pic 2, circle #5/

    Spoiler:

    You will have the 3 files in your main M2TW folder now /Pic 3, circle #6/, in that folder you will also have files such as "kingdoms.exe" a few folders such as "mods" and "logs" and "data" (but these are not in my pictures, i am at work!).

    Now that the files are ready, double click the file called "Installer.exe" and launch our cool installing program for DaC. Make sure the Installer is directed to the main M2TW folder /Pic 3, circle #7/

    Spoiler:

    The installer will do all the work for you from here. It copies the required files from TATW 1.1 into a new mod folder for DaC. It will take about 2-3 min (depending on your system), let it do its job and do not close anything unless the instructions tell you to.

    **NOW IT IS INSTALLED**

    To play DaC you need to launch our custom Third Age.bat, which is located in the folder "mods\Third_AgeDAC\".
    make yourself a shortcut on the desktop /Pic 4/

    Spoiler:

    enjoy DaC!

    ~Archaon
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    Re: Installation Step-by-step WITH IMAGES

    Post  Tokus*Maximus on Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:02 am

    So clear... Such clarity... Great stuff!
    any tom-fool of a Took could install DAC now. Top marks!

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    Re: Installation Step-by-step WITH IMAGES

    Post  axnsan on Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:45 am

    In the next release can you also include a .rar version that just needs to be dumped in the TATW folder? Razz

    For some reason the installer doesn't work for me. It says installation completed but it doesn't apply the changes

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    Re: Installation Step-by-step WITH IMAGES

    Post  Renown on Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:52 am

    I will.
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    Installing DaC with TATW 1.3

    Post  Beleg Strongbow on Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:02 am

    First let me hjust say, this sub-mod looks great.
    I love all the new factions!

    Now will I be able to install and play DaC 3.99 with TATW 1.3 already installed on my Vista-run laptop?
    I mean DaC wont over-write TATW files so I cant play TATW 1.3 anymore will it?

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    Re: Installation Step-by-step WITH IMAGES

    Post  OriontheHunter on Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:15 am

    Let me first say, that we at DaC are glad your pleased with the mod.

    Yes, you can.

    No Beleg it won't. DaC installs to it's own folder and does not disturb your TATW installation at all.


    Edit:Forgot to answer your first question.


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    Re: Installation Step-by-step WITH IMAGES

    Post  Vaz on Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:16 am

    Nope - you can have 1.3 AND DaC on the same laptop without corrupting or overwriting data - they are both Mod Foldered, so it's a-okay.

    However, there's been a change of installation proceedure -

    Download both parts of 3.999 into a new folder, and download and install 7zip (completely free for life).

    Now, go into the new folder, and right click on the 7z.001 file, and go to 7zip, and then extract. It will (eventually) dump the files in your new folder. Copy and paste the Third_AgeDAC mod into the mod folder in the M2TW directory.

    Now, open up the Third_AgeDAC.cfg file (in notepad), and search for windowed. Change True to False, and you're okay to play Wink
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    Installing

    Post  Beleg Strongbow on Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:45 am

    OK Orion & Vaz,

    Thanks for the help.

    I will let you know if I have any problems....

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    Question on New Installation Procedure--CTD

    Post  Vercingetorix on Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:17 pm

    Greetings! I would very my like to play your wonderful mod, but am having installation problems. Perhaps it it something easily fixed.

    For the new installation procedure we download both Third_AgeDAC.7z files into the dowloads folders, create new "TADAC" folder in the mods section of Medieval II. Then unzip only the first 001 file into the new folder, yes?
    So what happens to the second 002 folder? Does it stay in downloads, or do we move it unzipped into the new TADAC mod folder? I actually tried unzipping it out of curiosity, but it won't open as an archive like 001 did, and won't unzip either. So does it do anything?

    I also changed the .cfg file from "true" to "false", but still keep getting CTDs.

    So what am I doing wrong?
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    Re: Installation Step-by-step WITH IMAGES

    Post  Vaz on Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:32 pm

    I think you may have too many folder. In the Med2 Mod folder, you should have a folder called Third_AgeDaC. Open that and it should have several folders, 2 .bat's, and .ico, and a couple of .cfg's.

    Basically, follow the instructions above, and it's nigh on fool proof.

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    Installation problem

    Post  Vercingetorix on Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:52 am

    I have the Third_AgeDaC folder in the mods section as described. Inside are:
    custom folder
    data folder
    preferences folder
    "evil eye" icon
    TATWDAC cfg file
    TATWtest cfg file
    Third Age DaC batch file
    Third Age DaC test batch file

    and it still won't install?
    I don't know what I did wrong.
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    Re: Installation Step-by-step WITH IMAGES

    Post  OriontheHunter on Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:47 am

    Your folder has the correct files. From your post it is unclear, did you unzip from the Downloads folder or move part 1 to the Third_AgeDAC folder? I ask, because both part 1 and part 2, must be in the same location when unzipping, the reason is that 7zip sees them as one big file that's why you don't need to unzip part 2 separately, as it is unzipped along with the part 1. (NOTE: there will be no notification of the second file being unzipped.) From here you just create a desktop shortcut and modify the cfg file(make sure its the one that matches the bat file your choose to use), if desired, and your ready to play. Very Happy

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    Post  Vercingetorix on Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:14 pm

    thanks that worked :bounce:

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    Re: Installation Step-by-step WITH IMAGES

    Post  nirvana on Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:39 pm

    Archaon wrote:First Install official TATW 1.1 – Follow the guide provided by the team.
    .


    Then download our file called “DaC3.75 Package.rar” /Pic 1, circle #1/

    Using a decompression program such as Winrar or 7-zip you can view the files inside the Archive.

    There is a file called “Readme before extracting.txt” but it is not a step by step guide – this thread is! /Pic 1, circle #2/

    In this readme it explains a few this, firstly, that the archive package must be extracted to the main M2TW directory. /Pic 1, circle #3/

    Spoiler:

    Extract the “DaC3.75 Package.rar” file /Pic 2, circle #4/ to your main M2TW directory. /Pic 2, circle #5/

    Spoiler:

    You will have the 3 files in your main M2TW folder now /Pic 3, circle #6/, in that folder you will also have files such as "kingdoms.exe" a few folders such as "mods" and "logs" and "data" (but these are not in my pictures, i am at work!).

    Now that the files are ready, double click the file called "Installer.exe" and launch our cool installing program for DaC. Make sure the Installer is directed to the main M2TW folder /Pic 3, circle #7/

    Spoiler:

    The installer will do all the work for you from here. It copies the required files from TATW 1.1 into a new mod folder for DaC. It will take about 2-3 min (depending on your system), let it do its job and do not close anything unless the instructions tell you to.

    **NOW IT IS INSTALLED**

    To play DaC you need to launch our custom Third Age.bat, which is located in the folder "mods\Third_AgeDAC".
    make yourself a shortcut on the desktop /Pic 4/

    Spoiler:

    enjoy DaC!

    ~Archaon

    thanks sir but i do not see picture
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    Re: Installation Step-by-step WITH IMAGES

    Post  Squeaky on Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:31 am

    Do you understand what he's gettin at? I can put them on a different hosting site to see if you can see them then?

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    Re: Installation Step-by-step WITH IMAGES

    Post  nirvana on Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:38 am

    Squeaky wrote:Do you understand what he's gettin at? I can put them on a different hosting site to see if you can see them then?

    thanks U i can see it, thanks for guide

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    Using steam

    Post  Klerk on Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:57 am

    Hello

    I followed your install process to the dot.

    But somehow i cannot open it?

    Im using steam, does this have something to do with it?

    When i run it the usual window pops up, where i can choose which game i want to play(americas, teutonic crusader, etc.) But there is no option for DaC??

    Please help me, because i wanna play this mod, it sounds very awesome
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    Re: Installation Step-by-step WITH IMAGES

    Post  Bela on Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:20 am

    Yep, steam needs a unique install. You must rename your ThirdAge_DAC folder to any of the original Kingdoms name (americas, teutonic, etc. any is good). If you have done this, do the following:

    1. open DaC folder, search for the .cfg and .bat files you have there (.bat is usually presented with a little wheel icon and is an MS-DOS file)

    2. open .cfg file:

    .cfg: right click, open with notepad and change the following lines to:

    [features]
    ;editor = true
    mod = mods/change to the name of your folder renamed (for example crusades or teutonic, etc.)

    3.
    .bat: right click, edit, and change to:

    cd ..\..
    start kingdoms.exe @mods\name of your folder renamed (see above)\third_age.cfg (name of the .cfg file. Sorry, I don't know that by my mind and I do not have DaC installed in my office PC).

    Do this with both the test and the normal game files, too.


    Hope you will succeed.


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    Re: Installation Step-by-step WITH IMAGES

    Post  Klerk on Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:42 am

    Okay thank you.

    Think i can manage that.

    I'll give it a go when i get home, and post the result.

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