EDIT - okay, so this is out of date. AL|EN has requested that I update the first post in the thread, to prevent misinformation being obtained by people who happen upon this thread. That's fine, but I'm not going to update this every time SCS is updated. Here's the main thing you need to know:
FIND THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF SCS. Try to find out if it's stable. If so, use it.https://github.com/Gibberlings3/SwordCoastStratagems/releases
Now, more specifically, here is the information you need as of right now, April 2019. SCS is not in a very stable state at the moment, so you have a few options.
OPTION 1) Use SCS v32. It is in beta, currently at release candidate 10. It is fairly stable but DavidW is actively fixing bugs. It's very, very good, and adds some very cool new features. But, use at your own risk.https://github.com/Gibberlings3/SwordCoastStratagems/releases/tag/SCSv32-RC10
OPTION 2) Use SCS v31, the last stable official release. This is the last, best version of SCS with the feature set you may be familiar with from versions ~21 through 30. It includes a lot of bugfixes provided by the community, and which were formerly in the BWFixPack. https://github.com/Gibberlings3/SwordCoastStratagems/releases/tag/v31
OPTION 3) What I am personally using right now: the last commit of v31 after its official release. This has a few bugfixes and a little bit of the code that would later go into v32, which makes the AI components install [i]much[/i] faster in games with lots of mod-added kits. I personally think this is the last, best version of v31.https://github.com/Gibberlings3/SwordCoastStratagems/tree/dfbf8d2635ef397ff020faa981fde47bbddf8a67
[old] ATTENTION: I have removed this link, because it has been superseded by the far-superior Big World FixPack
maintained (at the moment) by @agb1
. In his words:
The BiG World Fixpack includes the patches required to install SCS v30 on EE 2.0+ and also K4thos' EET compatibility patches. It also includes a patch from someone else that presumably makes the arrows component (that you had trouble with) work again, although I haven't tested it. This is the basic set of fixes that everyone will get when they apply the Fixpack to a baseline SCS v30.
The BiG World Fixpack also includes kreso's latest Revised SCS (Spell Revisions compatibility) patches, automatically applied as an addition to the previous -- if Spell Revisions' folder (spell_rev) is present in the game folder when you run the Fixpack script. (So remember to unpack both SCS and Spell Revisions into your game folder before running the Fixpack script, if you plan to install Spell Revisions later).
I suggest reading this post for usage information: http://gibberlings3.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=27741&page=33#entry248962
The BiG World Fixpack is hosted on GitHub here: https://github.com/BiGWorldProject/BiG-World-Fixpack/
And it can be downloaded (direct link) here: https://github.com/BiGWorldProject/BiG-World-Fixpack/archive/master.zip
Okay, I have hesitated to do this, because I think it is contrary to DavidW's wishes about distribution of SCS... BUT people are passing around /override folders with SCS installed, and I think that is even more
contrary, so I'll go ahead, for now.
That linked .zip file has a copy of SCS v30 with all hotfixes applied that are mentioned here:http://gibberlings3.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=28095
( @DavidW @CamDawg @Mike1072
if anyone has a problem with this, please let me know and I will take it down immediately.)
As far as I can tell, this version has all of the recent fixes relating to EE 2.0 games. I have also bundled two installers with it: a Windows version of the most recent stable Weidu release (v239.00) and my Mac Weidu Launcher utility for Mac users (which itself contains Mac Weidu v239.00).
Anyone who is confused about or has trouble installing SCS, go ahead and try this version and please let me know if it doesn't work.