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Far Ahead: Rome Total History 2.0 is out!
« on: July 12, 2015, 11:35:05 AM »
Philadelphos Productions proudly presents Rome Total History 2.0.

 We are proud to announce a new astounding version of our groundbreaking mod Rome Total History. With RTH 2.0 Plutonian Edition
 Rome Total War is approaching the outer limits of the system, reaching a new level of accuracy and playing fun on all platforms,
 including Barbarian Invasions and Alexander.

 Rome Total History has been constantly improved to make the game more challenging and realistic. Version 2.0 Plutonian Edition
 is the result of nine months of concentrated work. So you can expect huge news. The mod is now particularly recommended for
 students of ancient history.

 Download the game with over 700 beautiful loading screens in a separate file. Part one, RTH_2.0, contains the mod and is
 playable without the additional file, but it comes with only 140 loading screens. Part two, Add_loading_screens, contains the
 additional screens and must be downloaded separately.

 Download link to RTH_2.0:

 Download link to additional loading screens:

 Installation is easy. Just copy and play! If you like it, please leave a comment on the forum and spread the word!

 Rome Total History is the most challenging and historically accurate mod of Rome Total War ever produced.
 General features:
 - Starting year 280 BC
 - Best campaign map around with incredible detail for completely different strategy and tactics
 - 40 nations represented, including Epirus, Achaea, Bithynia, Bactria, Nabataea and many more
 - 199 regions with historic borders and cities with many historic buildings
 - Over 1000 historic figures represented each with exact character traits and family ties
 - Over 800 ancillaries, including many historic figures
 - AOR system with hundreds of new units, including mercenaries for each area of the map
 - Most mercenary units are bribeable and can be recruited in garrisons
 - More than 300 forts and minor settlements in strategic position or historic sites
 - Over 200 additional cities represented as permanent forts
 - New challenging walls for most cultures
 - 1000 different buildings with beautiful artwork and informative descriptions
 - Almost unlimited polytheism with hundreds of temples and gods
 - Historically matching temples and buildings in most regions
 - Over 100 land bridges for excellent computer performance
 - Rational road system with many historic roads and highways
 - Correct mountain passes for highly increased strategic options
 - Sea lanes designed for swift connections from port to port
 - Improved trade system with four additional resources
 - Over 200 historic events drawn from Livy, Polybius, a.o.
 - Custom battles: Thermopylae, Ipsus, Delphi, Acrocorinth, Siege of Syracuse, Caudine Forks


 Here is the list of improvements:


 - GENERAL CHANGES (see below for details)
 - Added almost 100 new buildings
 - Significant map improvements
 - Introduced supply line system
 - Added over 120 permanent forts for a total of almost 250
 - Implemented Signifer One's Animation Pack v0.8 Beta

 - Introduced supply line system *
 - Added new character traits Encouraged/Discouraged (Weary)*
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- Added advisory message for character trait Wounded
 - Added character trait Healed with advisory message
 - Added new character traits Patrician/Plebeian for Romans
 - All Roman leaders correctly assigned to Patricians/Plebeians or Homo Novus
 - Roman sons will get historic Patrician/Plebeian trait at coming of age
 - Added trait Noctophilia to characters for night battles
 - Added more character traits for explorers (spies)

 - Added over 160 new ancillaries**
 - Added specific ancillaries for ports in exarchats**
 - Added many specific ancillaries to get in forts**
 - Added over 500 new specific triggers for ancillaries**
 - Increased defense values for ancillary Archimedes
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 - Added more permanent forts for a total of almost 250
 - Added trait Immortal for resident spies in permanent forts***
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- Added permanent fort Darioritum in Aremorica
 - Added permanent fort Aginnum in Aquitania
 - Added more permanent forts in Gaul
 - Added fort Tripolis (Byblos) in Phoenicia
 - Added more permanent forts in Armenia, Armenia Minor, Sophene and Atropatene
 - Added fort Apamea in Syria and fort Abila in Coele Syria
 - Added permanent fort Singara in Mesopotamia
 - Added more permanent forts and emporiums in Egypt, Kush, Nubia and Aethiopia
 - Added more permanent forts in Numidia and Zeugitana
 - Added more permanent forts in Caledonia
 - Added more forts in Dacia, Moesia and Getica
 - Added more forts and camps in Hibernia
 - Added permenent fort Luceria in Apulia
 - Added permanent fort Heraclea Lyncestis in Macedonia
 - Added permanent forts Cyropolis in Sogdiana and Alexandria Oxus in Bactria
 - Added better barracks and stables in Bactria and Sogiane

 - Added over 500 new loading screens for a total of 700****
 - Loading screens 141 to 716 in a separate download file
 - Loading screens containing nudity can be deactivated
 - New loading sequence and background picture
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 - Corrected some region and city names
 - Added land bridge between Etruria and Corsica (over Elba and Capraia)
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- Added land bridge between Apulia and Dalmatia
 - Relocated city and port of Tarentum for more precise topography
 - Moved capital of Getica from Tyras to Helis
 - Tyras is now harbour of Bastarnia
 - Moved capital of Caledonia from Alauna to Devana (near Aberdeen)
 - City of Gortyn moved one square down to southern coast of Crete
 - City of Tyre and fort Arados moved on islands
 - City of Sidon moved one square down, port moved from Tripolis to Berytus
 - Repositioned port of Sardinia
 - Moved port of Chalcidice (Thessalonice) to Amphipolis
 - Improved sea lanes around Corcyra
 - Added settlement type hillfort town for Thebes in Boeotia
 - Added resource tin in Aremorica and Gaditana
- Added vulcans in Midian (Arabia Petraea) and Phazania
 - Map improvements in Phoenicia and Galilaea
 - Improved map in Middle Egypt's eastern desert
 - Corrected climate in Kush
 - Corrected climate in Spain (semi-arid in La Mancha and Extremadura)
 - Improved roads in Central Gaul between Lugdunum and Aremorica
 - Improved roads in Aquitania and Arvernia
 - Added more swamps in British Isles
 - Roads in Britain improved (Watling Road, Fosse Way)
 - Royal Forests in Britain (Epping, Sherwood, Dean, Inglewood and more)
 - More precise mountain passes in Helvetia and Alpes Cottiae *****
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 - Added unit Mercenary General available as mercenary
 - Added leader Mercenary General recruitable with building citadel
 - Enabled Onagers for Spain and Gauls (after Marian Reforms)
 - Reduced Cretan Archers from 60 to 50 men
 - Reduced Scythian Police Archers from 60 to 50 men
 - Build time for gladiators raised to 3 turns
 - Build time for many specialised mercenaries raised to 2 turns
 - Reduced incidence of mercenary appearance all over the map

 - Rebel spawn increased all over the map
 - Added new specific rebel factions in Coele Syria (Itureans) and Galilea (Galileans)
 - Added more rebels in Spain
 - Added more rebel leaders in Numidia
 - Added more family members in Chalcidice, Armenia Minor, Colchis, and Scythia
 - Added more rebel leaders in Italy, Sicily, Peloponnese, Gaul, and more
 - Added Nitiobroges Rebels in Aquitania with two new leaders
 - Added more leaders for Allobroges
 - Added more rebel leaders in Byzacium, Colchis, Scythia and other places

 - Reduced building times for some buildings
 - Added many hundreds of specific building cards
 - Added building Harbour/Landing/Cove (previous to port)
 - Raised construction cost for ports, shipwrights, dockyards
 - Added building Nymphaeum for Greeks and Egyptians
 - Added buildings Bathhouse, Balneae, Thermae and Imperial Thermae
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- Added buildings Cisterns/Ponds/Fountains for Barbarians
 - Added building Thermal Springs for Barbarians
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- Added building Valetudinarium for Romans
 - Added building Large Aesculapium for Romans
 - Corrected benefits for medical buildings
 - Added building Forum Romanum for Romans
 - Added building Basilica Aemilia
 - Added buildings Marsfield and Stately Marsfield for Rome
 - Added building Victory Column for Romans and Carthaginians
 - Added building Triumphal Arch for Romans
 - Added buildings Temple of Fortuna and Temple of Luna for Romans
 - Added temples of Victoria and Iustitia for Romans
 - Added building Royal Tombs for Macedon
 - Added building Large Obelisk for Egyptians
 - Added building Barque Station for Egypt
 - Added building Great Canal for Egypt
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- Added building Great Oasis for Egypt and Numidia
 - Added building Labyrinth for Egypt and Crete
 - Added building Prytaneum for Greek Cities
 - Added building Sanctuary of Athena Chalkioikos in Sparta
 - Added new temple of Helios for Rhodes
 - Added building Huge Oracle
 - Added building Arabian Idol for Nabataeans
 - Added building Rock Temple for Petra
 - Added building Caravanserai for Carthage, Eastern, Egyptians, Numidians, Seleucids, Scythia
 - Added building Carpet Trader for Eastern factions
- Added building Pillar of Ashoka for Mauryans
 - Added buildings Buddhist Stupa and Great Stupa for Mauryans (romans senate)
 - Added temples Buddhist Vihara, Buddhist Pagoda and Golden Pagoda in India
 - Added new icons and pics for Stupa, Vihara, Pagoda in India
 - Added new icons and pics for temples of Vishnu and Shiva
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- Added building Temple of Apedemak for Nubia and Kush
 - Added building Large Slave Market for Eastern factions and Carthage
 - Added landmark Pure Mountain in Napata
 - Added building Nubian Temple of Amon in Napata
 - Added building Temple of Apedemak in Nubia
 - Added building Victory Stele in Napata
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- Added landmark Alexander's Causeway in Tyre
 - Added building Temple of Melqart in Tyre
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- Added building Port of Caesarea
 - Added building Seleucia Pieria in Syria
 - Added building Pantheon of Mount Nemrut
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- Added buildings Odeon and Greek Theatre for Armenia, Bithynia, and Pontus
 - Added building Hippodrome of Byzantium
 - Added buildings Numidian Stele, Mausoleum, Burial Mound for Numidia
 - Added buildings Training Ground and Gamefield for Barbarians
 - Added building Fighting Pit for Barbarians
 - Added buildings Tumulus and Dolmen for Barbarians
 - Added building Hunting Ground for Barbarians
 - Added building Drunemeton for Gauls and Celtic Tribes
 - Added building Great Thing for Germans and Dacia
 - Added landmark Hill of Tara in Hibernia
 - Added landmark White Cliffs of Albion in Cantium
 - Added landmark Insula Parisiorum in Senonia
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- Added building Stage for Gauls and Iberians
 - Added building Granary
 - Added building Lighthouse
 - Added buildings Horreum and Large Horrea for Romans
 - Added building Stone Quarry for Egyptians
 - Added building Tavern for Romans and Greeks
 - Added building Beer Hall for Egyptians
 - Added building Waystations for Carthage
 - Added building Persian Royal Roads for Seleucids and Parthians
 - Added building Summer Residence in Ecbatana
 - Added building Ishtar Gate in Babylon
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- Added building Tabernacle of Jehova for Armenia and Nabataea
 - Added new pictures for Temple of Jehovah
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- Added third level for building Barbarian Stronghold/Castle/Hillfort
 - Added building Hillfort in Gergovia, Numantia, Noreia and more
 - Added building Sanctuary of Tamfana in Mattium
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- Added more temples for Germanic Tribes: Mannus, Magusanus, Hel, Zisa
 - Added temple of Coventina for Celtic Tribes
 - Added temple for Celtic Sea God Manannan
 - Added temple for Gallic Sea God Barinthus
 - Added temple for Iberian Sea God Oceanus/Poseidon
 - Added temple of Candamius for Iberian Tribes
 - Added more temples for Numidia: Lilleu, Gilva, Macurgum, Motmanius, Sinifer, Amphitrite, Baccax
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- Added more temples for Seleucids: Herakles, Hadad
 - Added temple Idol of Apis for Egypt
 - Added temple of Nane for Armenia
 - Added altar of war (Ares) for Pontus
 - Added temple of fertility (Hadad/Dagon) for Carthage
 - Added temple of governors (Dido) for Carthage
 - Added temple of trade (Kothar) for Carthage
 - Added many more specific temples to Barbarian cities
 - Enabled 4th level (awesome temple) for Barbarian main god and some more
 - New individual icons and pics for all Barbarian temples
 - New icons for Carthaginian temple of Eshmun
 - New icons for Roman temple of Quirinus
 - Better icon for Apadana Palace in Susa
 - Better picture for Dam of Mariba
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- Improved many other building icons and pictures
 - Added buildings Stables and Shrine to Candamius in Aracillum
 - Added building Tin Emporium in Gades, Massilia, Gallaecia, Dumnonia and Aremorica
 - Enabled building Stone Walls for Barbarian factions
 - Enabled building Execution Square for all Barbarian factions
 - Enabled building Royal Library for Seleucids
 - Enabled building Frankincense Road for Egypt, Seleucids and Bactria
 - Enabled building Silk Road for Seleucids and Bactria
 - Enabled buildings Caravan and Silk Road for Scythia
 - Enabled building Irrigation System for Eastern factions (needs river)
 - Enabled building Garden for Greek Cities, Macedon and Bactria
 - Enabled building Park for Bactria
 - Enabled building Temple of Athena for Bactria, Pergamon and Sparta
 - Enabled building (large) Temple of Cybele for Greek Cities
 - Added specific icons for Ortygia, Acrocorinth, Munychia, Miletus
 - Added building Temenos of Ephesus
 - Added building Oracle of Didyma in Miletus
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- Added building Sibylline Oracle in Cumae (Capua)
 - Added building Tavern in Capua and Naxos
 - Added building Ara Pacis in Rome
 - Added building Lost City of Helike in Achaea
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- More prerequisites for Amphitheatre buildings
 - Restricted benefits of Oracles
 - Added better barracks and practice fields in Macedonia and Thessaly
 - Added better barracks in Gaul, Illyria, Thrace, Dacia, Pontus, Syria, Numidia
 - Added more and better barracks at start for Macedon, Bactria, Gaul, Thrace, Getans
 - See more buildings here:

 - Added more specific event pictures
 - Added historic portraits for leaders (Pyrrhus, Ptolemy, Hannibal, Pompey, Ashoka, a.o.)
 - Optional change of Egyptian general portraits to Greek general portraits ******
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 - Changed character Macedon to balanced napoleon
 - More hostile relationship between Rome and Gaul

 - Fixed battle editor
 - Fixed broken custom battles
 - Fixed minor issues in building tree
 - Changed culture in Raetia to germans
 - Corrected wrong temple in Paionia
 - Corrected wrong temple in Issedonia
 - Corrected wrong temple in Scandiae
 - Corrected wrong temple descriptions in Armavir, Armenia
 - Corrected wrong location of Temple of Ramesses in Abu Simbel
 - Corrected names list for Eastern Kingdoms (senate faction)
 - Corrected Carthaginian surnames
 - Added more Egyptian and Nubian names for Egyptian faction

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 What people said about previous versions:

Quote from: warhawk77;14172275
My favorite part of RTW has been the strategic map movements and this Mod has reinvented the game for me. It's like an all new game, but still familiar enough to make the game easy to jump into. I can see me playing this for a long time.

Quote from: Nicov55;14193604
It's been a month since I downloaded the mod and I really enjoy it. The variety of buildings, the polytheism, the building cards, ancillaries and special features, the individualized settlements are awesome and can only be found in this mod.

Quote from: Hummer;13200853
This is a great mod. Very stable. Lots of new units. More mercenaries. I like what you have done with the factions and the provinces. This is how Rome Vanilla should have been.

Quote from: Spartan198;13080267
Looks interesting. I'll be sure to give it a try soon. I definitely like all the island settlements in the Aegean.

Quote from: kahn85;13716288
Thank you! It looks and plays fantastic so far!

Quote from: ~Asukav of Epirus~;13861051
Well I've always liked the mods that have the vanilla style, so far I see this meets and adds a thousand things more.

Quote from: Centurion1981;14232997
I know I said this in the past with other mods, but this is one of the best mods I have played for Total War. I played the game for 5 hours last night up to the early morning and it was lots of fun. I will probably be playing the game for a long time.

Quote from: ggaabbrr;14316091
My God... You have the best artwork and best cozy looking map compared to all the mods I have tried. You are the best designer ever. Everything feels very in place. I feel 10x better playing this mod than EB, EB2 or others. Thanks

Quote from: Lanjane;14424936
This mod is absolutely gorgeous, every faction's starting position and family tree are so carefully thought up, so captivating. And buildings! Never ever in RTW I was so happy with managing my empire progress in detail. Thank you for such a brilliant work!


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Re: Far Ahead: Rome Total History 2.0 is out!
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 05:08:06 PM »
Good to see you around!

If you can produce a short text gobbet and a logo or something for me I can put up a frontpage link and do some social media plugging for you :)
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