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Talk:Rome: Total War Mods

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Era Column

The era column works by having a hidden number from 00 to 99 which represents approx point in time line - that is element that is sorted not the era description, eg.

<span style="display:none">45</span>Medieval

It's set up like this:

5 = Pre-History to 5000 B.C.
10 = 4999 B.C. to 1000 B.C.
15 = 999 B.C. to 500 B.C.
20 = 499 B.C. to 1 B.C.
25 = 1 A.D. to 250 A.D.
30 = 251 A.D. to 500 A.D.
35 = 501 A.D. to 750 A.D.
40 = 751 A.D. to 1000 A.D.
45 = 1001 A.D. to 1250 A.D.
50 = 1250 A.D. to 1500 A.D.
55 = 1500 A.D. to 1600 A.D.
60 = 1600 A.D. to 1700 A.D.
65 = 1700 A.D. to 1800 A.D.
70 = 1800 A.D. to 1900 A.D.
75 = 1900 A.D. to Present
80 = Present to Future
85 = Fantasy - Trademark Series
90 = Fantasy - Mythological/Traditional
95 = Fantasy - Sci-Fi/Apocalyptic
100 = Other


Need to work out way of including and defining sub-mods and add-ons, eg mini-mods for RTR or IBFD (could be included in platform information?) and things like Skymod that can be applied as add on to most mods... ideas?

Also the campaign map column could be improved - to differentiate mods running on vanilla map - other commonly used ones MM WarMap etc, or covering totally new area. Icon idea seems to work OK (thanks Palantir) so something similar could be used? --Makanyane 13:00, 27 May 2007 (CDT)

Added area for Minor Mods, if anyone thinks this needs to be differentiated even more, preferably let me know on the thread rather than here, because I don't check the Discussion page very often. --Augustus Lucifer 03:42, 01 Sep 2008 (PST)

For sub-mods, it may be worth adding a new table, if there are enough to warrant it. On a separate note, what sorts of mods should go in the "minor mods" section? It says non-hosted mods, but that is quite a bit. Anyway, wouldn't it be better to name it "non-hosted mods" than "minor mods"? --CaesarVincens 13:09, 12 February 2010 (PST)

The hosted bit shouldn't really be the decider, e.g. the LotR mod for Alex is definitely a major mod, but is only hosted on its own site, not on TWC or Org. Major conversion versus add-on might be clearer distinction....? Makanyane 14:58, 12 February 2010 (MST)
That sounds good to me. CaesarVincens 12:34, 13 February 2010 (MST)

I agree - mods are mods regardless of where they are hosted. The wiki should not be biased toward TWC mods.

Notes on suggestions for changes to the Tables page:

1. Remove Augustus Lucifer's contact as he is no longer updating it 2. Do we wish to still link to the Definitive List forum thread or find a better way - we want to encourage people to add their own mods. 3. Many mods need adding. I've added a few obviously missing ones at the bottom of the RTW table. 4. I should think the MMS Unit Sampler could be added to minor mods and that category removed? 5. The Mod Index (linked in the box in the top right of the page) seems yet more duplication of work. 6. PNGs > Gifs so as to removed the white space around the modfolder status icons? 7. Add new column with icons thus: amber, red, green where amber is a beta, red an abandoned beta and green a finished mod 8. Remove Download link column. It gives no info and serves no purpose as the mods dload link can be found via the link in the mod name in the first column (and dload links may change but web sites, forums or mod-dedicated wiki pages are less likely to) 9. Some thought over minor mods may be needed - maybe to distinguish between self-contained ones, ones that are add-ons for any mod or vanilla, enhancements etc. 10. Generally I think it is a bad idea to include submods. Submods can be accessed via the parent mod's forums/site. Exceptions might be mods that are very unique and don't require the original mod to first be installed (although by definition that's not really a submod!).


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