Cossacks 3

Cossacks 3

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New Terrain Mod
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Jan 3 @ 6:40am
Jul 1 @ 6:41pm
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New Terrain Mod

New Terrain Mod (NTM)
This mod aims to bring more variety in random map generation by adding new options and objects.
Current Mod version: (439 MB) Game Version:

1.) [Added to the base Game] New landscape options : Lakes, Rivers and coastal. (360+ map masks.)
2.) New seasons options: Spring and Autumn.
3.) New foreststype option: Countryside (rural with farms), Taiga (default), Black forest (Dense forest), temperate forest (new trees mix).
4.) New harvestable treetypes : Willow, Oak, Beech, Birch, Cypress, Olive, Poplar, Maple, Oak bushes,...
5.) New flowers and decoration types: cabbage, cornflower, thistle, caluna, editor buildings (rubbled houses, farmsteads, graves).
6.) New map textures (summer, winter, autumn, spring)
7.) New peace time options: 5 & [Added to the base Game] 15 minutes.
8.) New mapsize options (Medium & Very large): current options now are : tiny (256), normal(320), medium (400), large (480), very large (560), huge (640)
9.) New warship options: with or without warships or transports only
10.) [Added to the base Game] New additional start options: 17th century barracks, log Cabins, a village and union of nations.
11.) New resource start options: 10000, 50000, 100000 and 500000.
12.) [Added to the base Game] New diplomatic option: Expensive mercenaries, costing 3 times as much as normal.
13.) New patterns for more landscape variety (200+)
14.) Animated trees. They appear to be moving with the wind.
15.) Animals: wild animals, farm animals and flying birds making the maps more lively.
16.) All new options are localized in the various available languages.

17.) Added a small amount of gold to following additional start option : cannons, towers and cannons & howitzers to cover for the initial maintenance cost.
18.) On 18th century barracks start option: one fewer Log Cabin (4 -> 3) for Ukraine, one fewer 17th barracks for Ukraine (5 -> 4), Algeria and Turkey (4 -> 3) to not cause issues on small islands maps, where some of these buildings might spawn in water.)
19.) 2 extra towers for the 'towers' start option, Ukraine gets 2 Log Cabins (previously they would get nothing).
20.) Lowered the number of peasants Turkey/Algeria get on start option 'Army of Peasants', they previously would get many more than any other nation.
21.) Changed the winter textures to be darker, as opposed to being blinded by the current snow textures.
22.) Moved the desert landscape option from seasons to landscape.
23.) Various changes to terrain generation, eg: landscape type 'plain' now is plain and no longer has hills generating on them. Hills generate hills and not plateaus/mountains, etc...

24.) Fixed misdecor7 & 8 having a bad texture (tent texture pointing to wrong file.)
25.) Fixed desert_plain_medium pattern group error (Generator.cfg &

This mod changes a lot of scripts, so for multiplayer everyone will need the mod to be able to play.

It''s unlikely this will be compatible with any 'big' mods, as many files are changed. However, I didn''t touch the country scripts, so it all depends on the mod I guess.

Some people have reported that it is compatible with mods like: Population lite, Sound enhanced, Better shadows,...
Not compatible with: AI annihilation mod,M ore appealing player colours mod

How to install & use:

Subscribe to the mod on top of this page:

Give it a little bit of time to download as it is a big mod.
Restarting steam & starting the mod manager often helps.
Then start the mod manager:

Then use the modmanager to active the mod:

Read more about compatibility above.

Thanks to:

Special thanks to following people for checking some of the translations:

[KGR]-^K[o]K^- - Czech
[GDF]Warren - Polish
Francesco_Cavalli - Italian
Foeurdr - French
Carlos - Spanish
Mark Kandaurov - Ukrainian
Mark Kandaurov - Russian
[1453]Atabey - Turkish
Anderstein - German


Popular Discussions View All (2)
Jul 1 @ 6:43pm
Post issues here.
Feb 2 @ 1:41pm
Post Feedback/Suggestions here.
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Wardruna Aug 25 @ 3:49pm 
Woaw thx you !! :c3axe:
Ebel  [author] Jul 1 @ 6:46pm 
@Imperial_Emperor_Khaine Your issue is fixed in latest patch for the mod. (Mod Version version2.
Ebel  [author] Jul 1 @ 1:04am 
I replied in the issue thread how to get the crash log.
Imperial_Emperor_Khaine Jun 30 @ 5:29pm 
cause when it says * DEFEAT*, I dont get a crash report or anything
Imperial_Emperor_Khaine Jun 30 @ 3:03pm 
@Ebel,sure! but, where would I find the logs?
Ebel  [author] Jun 30 @ 2:44pm 
Imperial_Emperor_Khaine , could you post the content of the log in the issue thread so I can see what the exact error is?
Imperial_Emperor_Khaine Jun 30 @ 2:36pm 
crashing for some reason when I install the mod and try to play with my friend ( we both got the mod). We get the *DEFEATED* message and it crashes whenver we try and play a match
wancha505 Jun 27 @ 2:28am 
good work
Ebel  [author] Jun 23 @ 4:20am 
Updated to work with the latest patch. Saves from before the patch will mostlikely not work.
Affordable Desk Jun 22 @ 8:15am 
When the river map got mentioned in the latest patch notes and they mentioned you at the bottom I took a look at your mod and saw it actually came from you.

So I just wanted to say thank you for all the work you did on this mod, the changes they folded in from you are a great addition. Thanks again.