Requirements: Age of Empires 3: The Warchiefs OR The Asian Dynasties (All Versions)
In a nutshell, this gives all European civs access to the Gatling Gun unit without needing to revolt.
I found that since TAD's release with all the quirky new Asian civs and strategies, the European civs were feeling a bit bland. And since I never revolt because it seems too risky, I thought I could liven them up by enabling the revolution-only Gatling Gun. Besides that, the Gatling gun can also be improved by more technologies and is more effective against light infantry and cavalry. However, it is still weak against artillery, ships, and buildings and is best countered by artillery.
True to the mod's name, this version of the mod features a universal installer that will work regardless of what version or existing mods you have!
There are two methods by which you can install this mod.
Method 1: Installer (Recommended)
This is a .Net program (GatlingGunMod.exe) containing all the data and logic necessary to mod the game independent of what version you have and whether or not you have existing mods. You should try to install using this program first.
If for some reason you can't use the installer, then you can try the manual installation method below.
Method 2: Manual
If you have no other mods installed and have a matching version of The Warchiefs or The Asian Dynasties, you may manually extract and replace existing files from the appropriate included archive.
You will need one or both of the following expansion versions to install manually:
The Warchiefs v1.06
The Asian Dynasties v1.03
Extract the appropriate archive to your \Age of Empires III directory. This will make sure the files go in their correct directories. Make sure to back up the protoy.xml, techtreey.xml, and stringtabley.xml (replace the y with an x for TWC) files in your \Age of Empires III\data directory in case you want to remove the mod. DO NOT INSTALL THIS MOD MANUALLY WITH ANY VERSION OTHER THAN THE ONES LISTED ABOVE!
Gatling Guns can be built in Industrial Age at the Artillery Foundry by any European civ (except Portugal)
Gatling Gun portrait art was replaced with custom art (was the Organ Gun)
Gatling Gun AI prioritizes human targets over buildings now
Gatling Guns are now upgradable in Imperial Age with the Organ Gun "Imperial Rebaulds" tech
Gatling Guns can be upgraded with Gunpowder Unit upgrades
Gatling Guns are now affected by the Engineering School card
Gatling Guns have more realistic damage bonuses
Cavalry from 0.5 to 1.0
Light Infantry from 0.5 to 1.5
Villagers from 1.0 to 1.5
Buildings from 0.5 to 0.25
support for Windows 7
made sure installer adds a slash to the end of install path
added an uninstall feature
better portrait art
tested with TAD 1.03
updated the TAD manual installation to 1.03
updated the TWC manual installation to 1.06
made a universal installer program
works with every version of TWC and TAD, modded or no
can select to mod all civs or just European ones (default)
fixed a manual installation bug with the tactics directory
updated the TAD manual installation to 1.01a
added a TWC manual installation for 1.04
removed base damage increase
added a name for the upgraded Gatling Gun
fixed the only known issue with Gatling Gun AI prioritizing building targets
added Gatling Guns to the Engineering School card
5. Known Issues
Because of the way .NET handles XML output, all the modded XML files will have some significant formatting changes; however, none of these have any affect on the compatibility of these files with AOE (as far as I know).