Is there any way to change battle difficulty mid-campaign? I'm quite far along a VH/VH Egypt campaign in XGM, and I've just found out that VH throws some very hefty (and unfair!) combat bonuses to my opponents on the field. I'd rather win an easy battle without the nonsense of combat bonuses than use cheap combat bonuses to level the playing field.
posted 07 July 2007 15:53
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And beyond, green fields under a swift sunrise
Oh well, thats not so bad, is it?
No, no it's not
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posted 07 July 2007 17:04
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There is an file for download that is an editor tool. I use it to check difficulty of saves I download and play.
It can be used to alter difficulty. Not sure if it works on XGM.
This is the Readme file for Rome Sage: ------------ RomeSAGE is a Saved Game Editor for Rome: Total War.
It allows you to change some of the options in saved game files once you have started playing the game. For example, if you are well into a campaign and found it too easy, or too hard, with RomeSAGE you can change the campaign or battle difficulty in your saved game file.
RomeSAGE currently supports the following options:
o Campaign difficulty o Battle difficulty o Battle time limit on or off (as per MarkP's great TiLiN tool). o Short or long campaign o Changing the unit scale (also known as unit size). o Changing year and season. This does not undo any other changes that may have occurred in the game.
Some of these options can be changed within RTW itself, but others, like the difficulties, cannot be altered in RTW once you have started a campaign, so for this you need RomeSAGE.
I have successfully tested Battle difficulty, Battle time limit and Unit scale. Although the other two options load OK, I'm not sure if they are having the right affect, so would appreciate any feed back.
Unit scale is normally set through the RTW Video options, and then applies to any new games. When you change the option in RTW it does not affect any existing save games, which is where RomeSAGE comes in. With RomeSAGE you can change the unit scale for existing games, and this will affect any new units that are recruited (but not existing units).
For example, for Hastati the unit sizes are:
o Small20 o Normal40 o Large80 o Huge160
I hope you find RomeSAGE easy to use. Use the Browse button to load an existing RTW saved game file (in the "Rome - Total War\saves" directory). The current settings for the options will be displayed by RomeSAGE. Use the "Set" check boxes to choose which options you want to change, and then change the option and hit Apply. RomeSAGE NEVER alters existing saved game files - it copies the existing file to a new one and applies the changes to the new file. The new file will be called RomeSageNNN.sav, where NNN is the first free slot between 000 and 999. Simply load the RomeSageNNN.sav file in RTW.
RomeSAGE does not include options which can be changed from within RTW itself. To be able to include other options, I need two saved game files, one with the option switched on, and one with it switched off. Even then it may not be possible to do.
You can email me for support at email@example.com. -----