New Age of the Roman Empire
This is a new mod creating an extreme alternate history scenario where Italy is transformed into the Roman Empire through a quick and violent revolution. The events taking place in this mod are not meant to be historically plausible (As in, this was in no way gonna happen in 1914; but I am still trying to be realistic), this is only for a fun and (hopefully) interesting adventure. New Age of the Roman Empire (NARE) is built on top of Arms, Armistice, and Revolutions posted by burning for convenience as I wanted to make such a scenario as NARE last throughout every DH scenario possible.
This is my first mod release and I am not an expert in: Modding, History, or thoughtful planning. I will work on this mod whenever I have the time and will release versions as they are completed. There are no testing periods as I test the events as I go so there will be almost no delay between completion and release of a version. Because of my lack of knowledge in certain areas I need the forum users help in any way possible. Below you can find a Suggestion box, a bug report (of course this only refers to bugs that occurs within my events, I only deal with events in the Roman Empire event file), and a FAQ. This means you are free to question and suggest anything about the mod you would like [Note: For suggestions, if your suggestion includes changing anything that has already been done (ministers, leaders, etc.) tell me specifically what needs to be changed and give me a viable replacement. Telling me some minister is the wrong choice doesn't do me any good if I don't have a replacement. EX: (leader 1) didn't exist in 1914, but I see you don't have (Leader 2)... you should use him instead]. Suggestions and questions will be put in their respective boxes as they are said/answered so that if someone else has the same question or suggestion they can see it right there without searching throughout the whole thread (So if you see a suggestion or question in their box, don't say that particular one).
As ideas pop into my head about the possible future of this mod occur, they will be placed in the IDEA box below, if I get a good reaction, I'll add into the mod; a bad reaction and it won't happen. I am doing this for you guys. If I don't get hardly any reaction I will choose at the last minute whether or not it's put in.
Report bugs as they occur IN DETAIL so that I can fix them quickly and/or other people are aware of them.
Releases and updates will be kept on this thread so that modders, or modders in training may see the progress of how this mod was made. You are allowed to use my events as you wish as long as you do not release it in your own work (Credit me if you use an event or two, but don't go crazy and copy entire chains). Thank you
I, lordmackie, am only responsible for creating the data for the country, Roman Empire [Tag:U36], and the event in the Roman Empire text file in the aar-events folder. All AAR events were developed by burning (I assume since that is who posted it). AAR events are only fillers and background events to make the world seem alive, the main focus of this mod are the events involving the Roman Empire.
*RELEASE: 12:28am June 14, 2012 EST. NARE DEMO Version 0.1
NOTE: You WILL need to download AAR for this to work.
Create a copy of Arms, Armistice, & Revolutions -> Rename to "New Age of the Roman Empire" -> open the .rar file -> open 'New Age of the Roman Empire' -> extract the 4 folders into your NARE mod folder (Merge and replace when it asks)
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This DEMO release of NARE only consists of the events leading up to the creation of the Roman Empire and the re-mobilization of it's military. There is almost no alternate routes to take (This is very early in production) and you kinda need to go with the worse option until the Empire is formed (Choose Umberto II when asked, and give up your territories and claims when the event arises, also, decline every time Senussi asks for peace, an event will handle that situation later on.) Dissent will increase to pretty high levels while playing as Italy and a Revolt may occur (Don't worry you will soon a large military). This is only a small teaser of what is to come, and you can dominate the world as the Romans for fun if you feel the need to do so (who wouldn't?). The Event chain starts in June or July of 1914 and ends at the beginning of 1915. As you can see, there is no timeline or story written in the above introduction because there isn't one yet; one of the main purposes of this DEMO release is to get suggestions and ideas about what to do with both the current release and what you, the players, want to see happen in the future.
P.S. I promise... the next release will be much more complete
*INFORMATIONAL UPDATE: 8:56pm EST June 17, 2012.
posted by lordmackie
razorbird789 has been brought onboard the NARE dev team. This will allow for a more detailed and immersive play-through than originally planned. Byzantium WILL be implemented into the next release and the story will be MUCH more complete than in the last release, both in length and content. While there will be significant changes in how the Empire is formed than what happened in the demo, the demo contains the roots and some of the same ideas will adapted to fit our story. We will continue to post updates as the game develops.
*INFORMATIONAL UPDATE: 8:14pm EST June 19, 2012.
posted by razorbird789
Well here's a small progress report again, we're redoing the menu screens from AAR. AAR has done a great job with them but it's very unroman. Here's one for you to enjoy. Burning we'll credit AAR on the Menu screen.
*INFORMATIONAL UPDATE: 1:22am EST July 13, 2012
posted by lordmackie
The Demo was officially named as V0.1 and was made as an introduction to this upcoming mod. Another two releases are scheduled in order to give such a large mod an earlier play-ability and give a first hand experience of the progress of NARE. The next scheduled release will be NARE BETA V0.5 which will include a full story (with limited alternate routes) up until 1936. Contrary to other popular mods the interwar period will not be peaceful in the event that you go along with the main path. I will not give spoilers but there will be much turmoil and conflicts for the Roman people and may either Heavily Influence the 2nd world war, Change it entirely, or maybe even start it off all together. (NOTE: WWII as we intended will not be featured in this release, only the events leading up to it.) The purpose of this BETA is to give an early look at what the final release will look like and allow the players to tell us what they like or don't like in the mod. The next major release following the BETA will be NARE V0.1 FULL MOD. This will be the complete story from 1914 to 1964 with many choices and decisions for the players to make their own campaign. (NOTE: We of course will not think of everything by this release so while this will be the Full release, it will not be the last one.) Hopefully this will discourage any ideas of the mod being dead. I know many people have been wanting a mod like this and hopefully with the next scheduled releases we will give you that and more. If you want to make this mod great please give us suggestions, everything will be considered and you will be surprised how many ideas we could fit in here.
Considering = May or may not be implemented depending on popular opinion as well as my own
Approved = Will be implemented in a future release
Implemented = Put into the game, available feature in the next release
Rejected = Will not be put into a future release of NARE
Don't give cores to Rome outside Italy - Lord Finnish Implemented
Create Byzantine and have the two empires unify peacefully or through war depending on players actions - razorbird789 Approved
Create option for the formation of the Roman Republic - SorelusImperion Considering
- Roman Empire CORES and CLAIMS: Italy: CORE Everywhere else: Regular Claims
- Roman Claims on DH map: Not Exact but as close as I could get with DH-Full provinces
- Roman involvement in WWI of the side of the Entente to acquire lost territories of Austria
- Roman-Ottoman Pact against the Central Powers to acquire territories of Austria (Rome) and Bulgaria (Ottoman Empire)
- Roman Empire immediate war with Senussi after the peace treaty ends
- Decisions to claim individual regions at a time to help to keep Rome from being overpowered by a war with all Europe
- Capitulation of Albania
- What should Rome be given in the event of a Entente victory in WWI (Alternate Treaty of London)
- Somehow starting a civil war in Britain to acquire English and Welsh Provinces (Plausible?)
- Heavy involvement in Spanish Civil War (Actually declaring war on one of the factions)
- Rome involvement in WWII on the side of the Axis
- Rome alliance with USSR
- Aid in Chinese civil war
- Join the League of Nations
- Join the UN
- Be a permanent member of UN
- Implementation of Byzantine with either an event where Roman Empire Annexes Byzantine after some time or Byzantine gaining independence after troubles in Rome (I'm more inclined towards the latter
A: Not even close
###EVENT BUG REPORT###
There are currently no bugs that I am aware of