(Original Dataset) Independent Architecture and Units for 5.8 by Omkar

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Authors: satapathyomkar1, Saint_Michaels_

Last revision: 13 Apr, 2019 at 14:27 UTC (5)

File size: 268.3 MB

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This is the official version of (Original Dataset)Independent Architecture and Units mod bought to you by Omkar Satapathy built on Patch 5.8 with the blessing of St Michaels.
It adds unit support to the old mod: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1084152856

NOTE: It is very important to make sure the "(Original Dataset)Independent Architecture and Units" DAT Mod has a lower Mod Priority than any architecture or unit mods.

Independent architecture is available for all 18 civilizations of AOK and Conquerors Dataset.
Independent units are available for each of 14 different regions.
  • Britons/Franks/Gaia
  • Byzantines
  • Huns/Mongols
  • Chinese
  • Turks
  • Aztecs/Mayans
  • Japanese
  • Celts
  • Teutons
  • Spanish
  • Persians
  • Koreans
  • Goths/Vikings
  • Saracens

For more information on the SLP ID’s or creating Unit Mods for IA, please see the Text Files located in the directory of this mod (Easily done through the Workshop Menu ingame)

What’s different in this version?
  • This IA is meant for people who don’t own DLCs.
  • It allows you to play
    Age of Kings and Conquerors Campaigns

    after "Pre-Load"!

Some Troubleshooting Notes

For loading Saved Games for Skirmish, Standard Games or Campaigns using IA, you need to "Pre-Load" Independent Architecture first or else it will crash AoE2HD. There is a more detailed tutorial on the Main Mod Page, but for a short guide here, you just have to start a new Standard Game with IA Selected. Then you should be able to load the save game without problems.

It may take some time to load up the mod on first launch, since there are large number of units and Buildings that the game needs to register. Once loaded the game runs fine.

For more information about what else Independent Architecture has to offer, plus answers to questions and / or possible problems, please visit the Workshop Page of the Primary Independent Architecture Mod linked above.

This version of Mod does not support:
– Regional Monks(Imam and Chand Bhai)
– Elite UUs and Heroes
(Because the game prevents the addition of new units(by Anti-Piracy Checks) by interpreting them as DLC units)

Some recommended mods to try out the potential of this mod:
Independent Architecture Compilation: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1661383415
Independent Unit Compilation: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1659378057