Welcome

Please register for Total War Access to use the forums. If you're an existing user, your forum details will be merged with Total War Access if you register with the same email or username. For more information please read our FAQ’s here.

Categories

How Many are still playing Vanilla MTW 2 and Kingdoms

2»

Comments

  • DirecteXDirecteX Member Posts: 62Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    I still play vanilla , and I am proud of it! :D
  • PriyonPriyon Senior Member Posts: 220Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    I am playing vanilla of Medieval 2. I do not have Kingdoms yet, as I don't have enough disk space to install it :P
    मौर्य साम्राज्य की जय हो!
  • wilks2010wilks2010 Junior Member Posts: 2Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    Need a little help... I bought Medieval 2...but when installed it seems to lag ALOT! My computer should be able to handle the game, its specs are...

    Windows 7 home premium 64 bit,
    AMD Athlon II 215 (2cpu's) 2.7GHZ,
    NVIDIA geforce 6150SE nforce 430....3GB RAM.
    plus 494GB HD space free.

    Sooo was wondering if anyone had any ideas lol. Sorry to post this here but I didnt get a reply on the other forum.
  • PriyonPriyon Senior Member Posts: 220Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    I thing it is lagging because it is more compatiable for Windows XP.
    मौर्य साम्राज्य की जय हो!
  • wilks2010wilks2010 Junior Member Posts: 2Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    I hate Windows 7 :( Lol!

    Is there any patch's for this kinda thing???
  • PriyonPriyon Senior Member Posts: 220Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    I think there is no patch for this.

    Windows 7 is mostly not compatiable with games, and gives errors.
    मौर्य साम्राज्य की जय हो!
  • WintermistWintermist Senior Member SwedenPosts: 5,749Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    I'm still playing, though with a mod.
    My DirectX Diag: DxDiag.txt
    Metric is liter!
  • OSHarlequinOSHarlequin Member Posts: 86Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    I'm still playing vanilla M2TW and kingdoms. This is mostly because i tend to avoid mods for games. Only mod i've ever used was for Battlefield 1942 way back when.
  • Kato KiyomasaKato Kiyomasa Senior Member Posts: 114Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    I still play Vanilla Medieval 2 Total War from time to time. I can't play Medieval 2 Total War Kingdoms, which ****es me off. I guess it is because I have Windows 7.
  • RoflcopterisawesomeRoflcopterisawesome Junior Member Posts: 29Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    I sometimes still play the original Medieval 2.
  • RedfoxxRedfoxx Junior Member Posts: 8Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    Gave up vanilla and Kingdoms a long time ago. Currently playing DarthMod- the Final Episode and love it.
  • PavenPaven Member Posts: 32Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    I play vanilla and kingdoms. Only, because I find it to hard to get any mods working with steam. I wish I had a mod where I could be a small weak christian nation, or one with more RPG elements.
  • CheChe Senior Member Posts: 804Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    Paven wrote: »
    I play vanilla and kingdoms. Only, because I find it to hard to get any mods working with steam. I wish I had a mod where I could be a small weak christian nation, or one with more RPG elements.

    Yeah, I'm playing as Scotland in the vanilla grand campaign like that, right now - and I am playing with my own rules of honour: avoiding aggression and avoiding killing quite a lot. I mean, I am not invading rebel settlements - I am trying to bring them into the Scottish nation by persuasion. And I am choosing to not start wars against other factions. However, I will fight when they declare war on me.

    This has kept Scotland as a weak little "one province" faction so far. I am saving up money to bribe a rebel settlement, so as to avoid bloodshed. No faction has declared war on me yet - but I look forward to it, so that I can get into some battles. :D
    "You can learn more about a man in one hour of play, than in an entire year of conversation" - Plato

    "Just because you don't take an interest in politics, doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you" - Pericles, 430BC

    "If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine" - Ernesto "Che" Guevara
  • PavenPaven Member Posts: 32Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    Che, I respect you for actually sticking to your rules. Evey time I try to make some rules I fail. Somehow I get power sick in the start. First I take one settlement, then I see my shot on another, and then another. And before you know it you own all of Europe. Annoys the hell out off me when i do that.
  • CheChe Senior Member Posts: 804Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    Paven wrote: »
    Che, I respect you for actually sticking to your rules. Evey time I try to make some rules I fail. Somehow I get power sick in the start. First I take one settlement, then I see my shot on another, and then another. And before you know it you own all of Europe. Annoys the hell out off me when i do that.

    Thanks, Paven :D Actually, I think vanilla Medieval 2 Total War is not well-suited to the "minimise bloodshed" style of gameplay that I've been trying with Scotland, because I was unable to get above 8000 wealth for maybe 40 turns, even after trying every method I knew of. (It's a style of gameplay more suited to Civilization games, I think.) However, maybe that's just with Scotland. Maybe other factions (e.g. larger factions, on richer land) would become wealthier more easily, enabling much more bribery. ;)

    Anyway... Paven, have you been trying the game on high difficulty levels? I wonder if increasing the difficulty level might make your games more enjoyable....
    "You can learn more about a man in one hour of play, than in an entire year of conversation" - Plato

    "Just because you don't take an interest in politics, doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you" - Pericles, 430BC

    "If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine" - Ernesto "Che" Guevara
  • SasuSasu Moderator FinlandPosts: 8,876Registered Users, Moderators
    edited October 2010
    To OP: Installed Retrofit Mod and sort of found M2TW again. Not so sure if RM does much more than some bug fixing and ...well retrofitting to the vanilla, but the playing is smooth. Also the graphics are great compared to my 06-07 setup :).

    So I've been playing like mad, to my surprise, and just finished a very nice Venetian campaign and even went to the new world, witch I've never done before. All and all I was somewhat impressed how well this game replays.

    Edit: I was thinking of trying the Teutonic campaing in Kingdoms as a follow-up... (?)
  • dge1dge1 Moderator Arkansas, USAPosts: 18,632Registered Users, Moderators, Knights
    edited October 2010
    I use the retro-fit mod exclusively now when I want to play Medieval II. Have a game going now as Spain. The Teutonic campaign in Kingdoms was one of my favorites, followed by the Britannica one.
    "The two most common things in the universe are Hydrogen and Stupidity." - Harlan Ellison
    "The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously." - Hubert H. Humphrey
    "Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” - George Carlin
  • SasuSasu Moderator FinlandPosts: 8,876Registered Users, Moderators
    edited October 2010
    dge1 wrote: »
    I use the retro-fit mod exclusively now when I want to play Medieval II. Have a game going now as Spain. The Teutonic campaign in Kingdoms was one of my favorites, followed by the Britannica one.

    Dang you, I may have to start one Teutonic tonight (where did my life go...).
  • CheChe Senior Member Posts: 804Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    Nydelith wrote: »
    Still playing here as well, never could beat singleplayer :( Soooo long... and the Pope is a bully.

    Ah... in the Custom Campaign Mod 2, you can play AS the Papal States ;)

    http://204.155.67.203/med2/M2TWLauncher/news.php?Mode=Individual&StoryId=33
    "You can learn more about a man in one hour of play, than in an entire year of conversation" - Plato

    "Just because you don't take an interest in politics, doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you" - Pericles, 430BC

    "If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine" - Ernesto "Che" Guevara
  • CheChe Senior Member Posts: 804Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    England wrote: »
    hello

    I have re installed ME2/Kingdoms, I instantly downloaded Kingdoms grand campaign mod, im loving it!

    Its basicly the kingdoms nations put into the vanilla campaign, with all the units etc. Im playing as the Byzantine Empire, and working to reclaim the territories of the Roman Empire. Im loving this game so much more than Empires/Napoleon, its so much deeper with the family trees etc.

    Cannot reccomend Kingdoms Grand Campaign Mod enough

    after that I will try Call of Warhammer

    Ahhh.. thankyou for saying that, England :D I downloaded the Kingdoms Grand Campaign Mod, but I was still wondering what it's like. Thanks to you, I feel inspired to install it now. :D
    "You can learn more about a man in one hour of play, than in an entire year of conversation" - Plato

    "Just because you don't take an interest in politics, doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you" - Pericles, 430BC

    "If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine" - Ernesto "Che" Guevara
  • ntwfanntwfan Senior Member Posts: 615Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    I'm still playing M2TW and Kingdoms vanilla. The scale of empire building keeps drawing me back to the game.
  • iHenkiHenk Senior Member Posts: 390Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    Vanilla is how it is meant to be played :)
    <a href="http://www.totalwar.com/warroom/ihenk"; title="Visit Warroom"><img src="http://cache.totalwar.com/portable-id/ihenk"; /></a>

    I think that the only reason people hold onto memories so tight is because memories are the only things that dont change, when everything else does.
  • humorguyhumorguy Junior Member Posts: 5Registered Users
    edited October 2010
    Don't forget all mods now have installers and you just have to tell them where you installed Kingdoms! Also, all campaign mods and major change mods all go into the 'mods' folder and don't touch any original code. You get a separate shortcut on your desktop to stat the mod from and it doesn't touch the original game meaning you can still play vanilla any time you want!

    I have the Stainless Steel mod, the Expanded America's mod, the Third Age mod, the Custom Map 2 mod and about half a dozen others, and none of them touch the original code, so I can easily still play the vanilla game if I wanted (but I won't because mods like Stainless Steel make it play so much better, and mods like The Third Age that give you whole new games (this one gives you a Middle Earth Lord of the Rings campaign with a Middle Earth map and completely new units!)!!!!
  • =NF=Ruz Skullen=NF=Ruz Skullen Junior Member Posts: 19Registered Users
    edited November 2010
    =NF= Vas wrote: »
    haha Ruz you old fella!
    I played my last single player campaign, with Byzantines (3rd or 4rth time total) before a few months. I enjoy both vanilla and mods games. And if opportunity arises, I won't say no to a MP game with Ruz

    Hey you, we gotta get a game going soon
Sign In or Register to comment.