Blood Bowl New Wave Team Edition
Posted: 25 November 2012, 20:51
Welcome the latest version of New Wave, this version is the Team edition and the most complete version of the mod.
For people who have given me feedback, I've listened to the comments and adjusted the database when necessary, also the tweaks to the AI do seem to work better in this version.
Before I show what is in this mod, this version is harder than the other versions of new wave and will test your skill level, if your new player I strongly recommend playing the game with the Cyanide database before playing the campaign with the New Wave Database and all it's tweaks.
So what do you get in this pack:-
This is still under construction, but the AI that comes with the mod is perhaps one of the best AI I've made, In general the AI will make teams be optimized for the New Wave database, you can use the AI as standalone mod but I do not recommend this.
List of changes to the AI:-
Added a Intelligent Path Find to the Ai
Added Cool Violent and Pass and run to the Underworld, Chaos Dwarf and Khorne team
Made adjustment to the order time and probability modifier
I gave the Ai some major tweaking, it's still not perfect and still make silly errors, but on the plus side the Ai does try to score, teams like the wood elfs will pass the ball between themselves even when not in a scoring position. In play testing this AI I found humans, Undead and all the running teams play better, the teams that seem a little weaker using this AI, are teams like the goblins, halflings but that might be just me playing a Chaos team while testing.
Death bowl Campaign
The Campaign will test your ability, the gloves are off with the campaign game your playing against 514 teams, they range from the simple 1000 rated Goblin side all the way upto the top, a 4000 tv rated dark elf side.
The campaign works like this, in period 1 of each season you will play in the Death Bowl in a 128 Team Knock out, this contest will test you to the extreme, I've yet to win it myself . So when you start the campaign this will be the first contest, so when you have lost this and you will , the campaign will return to some normality. You will play in the regular cups against similar TV rated teams. Just a warning here, because the Death Bowl features so many teams the game will update the database after the first game this may take a minute to update. Also be aware you will be fighting teams of a much higher TV rating in the Death bowl, this is not a bug, but by design.
There are a number of changes to the World Cup Database:-
Death bowl Campaign Added
The database contains 7173 players
All the official Star players added
AI Start up Tactics added 26 in total
AI players with leap exchange the skill, due to the AI not using this skill
Updated the AI controlled skill selection
514 Team in the Database
141 Star Players
New Sponsor objectives
I've tried to include teams to test all levels of play, from a simple goblin team upto the most dangerous Dark Elf Teams.
I've updated some of the players with unspent SPP, what this means when you start a new campaign the AI will spend the points on new skills, making many of the teams diffrent each time you play the campaign.
The pack also contains many new logos to be used with the new wave teams
New Wave Extra Stadiums DB
New wave does not contain any extra Stadiums, but I've included a extra Database file that was updated to make it compatible with BBLE conversion mod, you can find this mod here:-
Download both mods
Install them both to a new folder on your desk top
Do not use the installer
Inside the folder find the file that says Level and copy and paste folders Level_11to Level_16 to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Blood Bowl Chaos Edition\Data\3d\Level
DO NOT COPY AND PASTE FOLDER 10, you will lose your Amazon Stadium.
Next go back to your desktop rename folder Level_10 to Level_17, delete the file inside the folder and replace with the Level_17 file inside the New Wave Extra Stadiums DB
Last but not least place the World cup database here:-
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Blood Bowl Chaos Edition\Data\DB
I've got nothing to do with making them Stadium and all credits to the designer of that mod should be given to him, i just wanted to make them compatible so they can be enjoyed while using New Wave.
When the game updates it will replace the World Cup data file and you will need to replace the World Cup data file with the New Wave World Cup Data file to continue using the New Wave extra teams.
Should anything new be added to the data, for example cyanide add a new star player, then the New Wave Mod will be updated to include this extra data, so check back to this thread to get the update.
Will you keep updating this mod until everybody is sick of it?
To answer that question, No, I'm having a break from updates and number crunching, I will be adding a new wave version of the Chaos Pact mod and adding some break the rules campaign teams, just for fun. But them updates wont be until I get a little free time, probable next month.