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Topic Subject:Caesar In Exile - A Campaign
Gordon Farrell
VIP
posted 05-13-08 12:39 ET (US)         
This is a full-fledged campaign I created for Caesar 4. I wanted to share it with you guys, but the Scenarios Download section here doesn't provide me with a way to upload it. Among other issues, is that it's 30 MB.

Anyway... enjoy!


CAESAR IN EXILE
A Custom Campaign for Caesar 4
Designed by Gordon Farrell

This is a three-scenario campaign that explores the early adventures and political intrigue surrounding the life of a man who would one day conquer the ancient world. Gaius Julius Caesar came from a prominent Roman family but few people suspected how the struggles and persecution of his early years would forge in him a leader of political genius, military audacity, and popular adoration. It began in 81 BC, when Caesar was 19 years old and the infamous tyrant, L. Cornelius Sulla, marked Caesar and his family as enemies of Rome. Escaping Italy and seeking sanctuary in Asia Minor, Caesar began to hone his skills as an administrator and military tactician -- all the while keeping a close eye on the political turmoil that was engulfing his beloved Rome.

FEATURES
- A unique, fully implemented campaign that is played through the “Other Campaigns” option especially provided on your start up menu.
- Three maps reconstructed from the retail game to provide unique military and city building challenges
- A fully developed narrative with custom messages and a historically accurate storyline.
- Original voice files to tell the story and advance the campaign

NOTE: This is a 30MB zip file and exceeds the limit of the HGS forums. It can be downloaded at Atomicgamer.com. Use the link below.

To Download CAESAR IN EXILE, use this link:

http://www.atomicgamer.com/file.php?id=69255#

To install CAESAR IN EXILE, use one of these methods:

A. If the game is installed on your C drive, then you can right click on the zip file, select “Extract to...” and then select your C Drive. All the files will fall into their proper place.

B. If the game is NOT installed on your C drive, use the same procedure outlined in "A," but designate the drive on which your game is installed, ie, "Extract to... D drive."

C. If this fails, then you will have to extract the zip file to a folder on your desktop, and manually transfer the unzipped files to following folders:
1. Program Files/Sierra/CaesarIV/Campaigns: the xml file “Caesar in Exile”
2. Program Files/Sierra/CaesarIV/Scenarios: All 24 files labeled “Alexandria Troas,” “Myteline,” and “Villa Gens Julia.”
3. Program Files/Sierra/CaesarIV/Audio/Voice/Tutorials: All mp3 files labeled “tutorial.”

Start Caesar 4. Choose the Start New Game option. Choose Other Campaigns. Choose "Caesar in Exile."


TECHNICAL NOTES

KNOWN BUGS
There are a few small technical issues that you'll notice when playing Caesar in Exile. Some of them I don't have the technical expertise yet to fix, but some of them are endemic to the game and I don't think there is a fix.

1. When a military threat is imminent, you WON'T get a red line of text warning you that a threat is coming, at the bottom of the Chief Advisor page. The way I have created invasions is by using scripted triggers that operate separately from the game system. I'm sure there's a line of C# I can add to make the red warning text fire but I haven't found it yet.

2. The best way to double check if an invasion really is coming is to check the "Instructions" message log.

3. When voice messages are playing, and you're engaged in another activity, the voice mp3 may stop playing. This seems to be endemic to the game. The best thing to do is pause the game when voice messages are playing.

President and Creative Director, Alternate Worlds (2011 - present) http://alternate-worlds.com/
Lead Writer, Reverie World Studios, (2008 - present)
Director of Voice Acting, Reverie World Studios, (2014 - present)

[This message has been edited by Gordon Farrell (edited 05-15-2008 @ 12:24 PM).]

AuthorReplies:
kach
Angel
posted 05-13-08 18:52 ET (US)     1 / 5       
Thank you Gordon. It has definitely got me intrigued.

I just hope I've learnt enough from the military tutorial to defend Villa Gens Julia.
Gordon Farrell
VIP
posted 05-13-08 20:39 ET (US)     2 / 5       
Hope you enjoy it, kach! Regarding the military component, it has a progressive level of difficulty. Villa Gens Julia isn't too hard to defend... if you don't take too long to complete the ratings requirements! Gets pretty tough, though, round about the third or fourth invasion...

Make sure you plan a good place for your barracks!

President and Creative Director, Alternate Worlds (2011 - present) http://alternate-worlds.com/
Lead Writer, Reverie World Studios, (2008 - present)
Director of Voice Acting, Reverie World Studios, (2014 - present)
kach
Angel
posted 05-15-08 16:45 ET (US)     3 / 5       
Thanks again Gordon. The campaign is now available from the C4 downloads here.
Gordon Farrell
VIP
posted 05-15-08 17:27 ET (US)     4 / 5       
kach, all this data has now been moved to the download forum. You can delete this thread if you'd like.

President and Creative Director, Alternate Worlds (2011 - present) http://alternate-worlds.com/
Lead Writer, Reverie World Studios, (2008 - present)
Director of Voice Acting, Reverie World Studios, (2014 - present)
Trekkie Spice
Pleb
posted 05-22-08 06:13 ET (US)     5 / 5       
Great, I'm looking forward to the next one but I can't comment on the new scenarios site because it won't recognise my password.

[This message has been edited by Trekkie Spice (edited 05-25-2008 @ 04:59 AM).]

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