News Archives - February 2008

New Article: Creating New Retinue Members

by | 2/27/2008 20:13 PM

Another modding article has rolled off the presses. This time I take on the issue of how to create new retinue members. Every good leader has an entourage, now you can make your own custom hangers-on.

You can find it from our Game Modification - Tutorials page. Or follow your mouse here.

Please post any comments here in the Game Modification forum.

New Guide for Rome: Total Realism by Hussarknight

by | 2/27/2008 19:10 PM

I am happy to announce that our own Hussarknight has written an excellent guide to Rome: Total Realism. Anyone vaguely interested in mods for Rome Total War should take a look. You can find it by going to Rome Total War Heaven - Game Modification - Mod Portal - Rome Total Realism. Or just let your rodent chew on this.

Please post any comments or adulations here in the Game Modification forum.

TWH Betas Page

by | 2/27/2008 8:29 AM

I have put together a Betas page to show the beta versions of site features that I am working on, for several reasons:

  1. So you guys can get a look at what is going to happen before it is implemented across the site.
  2. So I can get feedback on issues with unusual browser/OS combinations.
  3. So we can consult the community on the eventual look of the site.

It should be noted firstly that I design everything in Firefox (the latest stable version), then make any necessary changes to make it work in Opera (usually none needed), Safari (the Windows Beta version) and IE7 (which is usually the annoying one). I will try to point out known and reported bugs to save the same thing being reported over and over again (please read the list) but I might have missed something, so please tell me about any problems not listed.

Also, if you have an objection to the look of a page then please tell me but also say what in your opinion should be done to improve it. If your feedback just say "that looks crap" then I will ignore it.

The page can be found here.

New Modification Article: How to Create Sprites

by | 2/25/2008 12:38 PM

Hot on the heels of my previous modding article, I have added another. This one illustrates to generate sprites and add them to the game. Sprites are 2d images that the game uses to replace 3d models when viewing units from a distance. Using them reduces the processing power your computer needs to run the game, thusly enhancing the speed and smoothness at which the game runs.

You can find the article here in the Game Modification - Tutorials section of RTWH. Feel free to leave comments about the article here in the Game Modification forum.

New Modification Article: Command Line Switches for RTW

by | 2/25/2008 10:47 AM

I am pleased to announce that a new article on using Command Line Switches for Rome Total War is up here in the Game Modification -> Tutorials section. It not only lists the working command line switches for the game, but also explains how to add them for those unfamiliar with editing shortcuts.

Feel free to add comments about the article here in the Game Modification forum.

New Poll

by | 2/21/2008 15:25 PM

Thanks for the feedback on forum parties, there wasn't a clear winner, so we'll try and very the times to suit as many people as possible.

The new poll asks what section of the site you consider the most important and can be found here.

The clash of forums is near!

by | 2/7/2008 11:16 AM

Baske announces: "Battle of the Forums"!
It was a lonely day. Inside the Cherub Wagon, Zen, the divine lord and God of Heavengames turned on his computer. Everything was going fine until Zen realised something was missing. All the staff, as exemplary and *insert flattery here* as they were, were extremely predictable. This was also the case for the members. Zen then had a great idea to add variety to HG. He organised a giant party for a few members from each heaven, and sent in 3 of his most trusted staff with nice sharp kittens axes.

His plan was to assassinate the members, while he sat back and ate some popcorn. As the members realised this, they quickly gathered up their pointy sticks. The stage was set, and Zen ordered the killing to be conducted in a turn based civilised manner. What forum has the most cunning warriors? We're about to find out...

To sign up for this battle visit the thread in the forums.

Rome: Total War - Forum Party XII 10th February 2008

by | 2/7/2008 10:43 AM

Now that I'm back from the far east, it's time to have another forum party. It's RTW's turn and I hope to see you all there on Sunday. For details on times and who else will be there, check out the thread on our forums.

Please Welcome aznninjahitman & Snook

by | 2/2/2008 17:26 PM

Please welcome RTW's own aznninjahitman on his ascension to the Heaven Games Main site, where he will be updating industry news. He is joined in this endeavor by Snook as well. Feel free to drop by this topic to offer congratulations.