Amazons, the game mod for Mount&Blade, is released! I suppose technically this mod is still in a beta state, we'll call it version 0.9 for now. But if I don't release this now, I'll never get back to my regular work, and that has been suffering due to my obsession with getting this done.
To download Amazons, go to: http://www.mediafire.com/panpiper
Amazons is a mod of the game Mount&Blade. In order to play Amazons, you will need to purchase a license to Mount&Blade. This can be done at: http://www.taleworlds.com/ There you download the game and purchase online, a license which will unlock all the features to the game. The Amazons mod will not work without the license, which is not expensive, so support the folks that made this mod possible, pay them their due.
Amazons is not meant for children. If you are a child, please delete this before your parents discover you have it! If you are the offendable or overly politically correct sort, please delete this mod immediately. Amazons is a mod meant to allow battles between opposing bands of naked female warriors.
Mount&Blade mods almost always function simply by unzipping the mod into the appropriate folder, the "Modules' folder inside the folder where you installed Mount&Blade. Amazons is a little different. There is one additional file that needs to be installed elsewhere in order to gain maximum enjoyment. That is why this zip file is not simply to be unzipped into the Modules folder directly. Instead, from the zipped file, open the Modules folder and open the Modules folder on your harddrive. Copy the Amazons folder found inside the Modules folder in the zip file, into the Modules folder on your harddrive (on most systems you could just drag and drop).
Then... Back up a folder and open up the Data folder both in the Amazons zip file and on your harddrive. Copy the file you find there, skeleton_bodies.xml, to the Data folder on your harddrive. When it asks you if you want to overwrite, say yes. (More advanced users may wish to make a copy of the original skeleton_bodies.xml.)
That's it, you're done with the installation. Now when you start a new game of Mount&Blade, The first screen, right on top will give you a dropdown menu where you can select your 'Current Module'. Click on that and select Amazons. Play the game.
A few basic hints; there are sixteen recruitable heroines waiting in taverns scattered about the land. These amazons do not start out much stronger than your average regular recruitable warrior, but over time, they will grow to be by far your most powerful fighters. Plus, and this is a big plus, while they can die in combat, they always resurrect to fight another day. These truly are your immortals. Pretty much your first task should be to visit all the cities and go to their taverns so as to recruit these Amazons. Know that you are only allowed 32 different types of units at any one time, and these 16 immortals count against that limit, but they are well worth it.
There is no torso armor in the game. If you find some torso armor or other covering you can put on your heroines, it's a bug and you should let me know. The Amazons mod is balanced on the assumption that all combatants are naked. Torso armor would be hugely imbalancing. For people with experience with the regular Mount&Blade game, note that this changes the situation drastically. It does not matter how powerful you get, the peasants can still hurt you! Also the effect of cavalry has been downgraded rather drastically, mainly by making horses easier to kill. One well placed arrow can drop a horse, just like it could a human. Horses can still take substantially more abuse than humans, especially the higher end horses, but in Amazons, they no longer rule the battle field.
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