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    Default DarthMod_8.0 "Dark Edition"

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    DARTHMOD 8.0 “Dark Edition”



    This is my last modification for Rome:Total War prior to Medieval Total War 2. (Maybe I could work on the expansion of Alexander later but rest is of priority)
    DarthMod 8.0 is the ultimate modification package for Rome:Total War since it includes all past evolution of past DarthMods into one package and even more.

    I will briefly describe the most important(Enhancements from DarthMod_7.x):

    1)The AI system is once more my priority and now I have over exceeded my expectations by producing a powerful new system of AI battle thinking.
    The whole formation system is polished and also uses a new technique that forces the AI to change width of units according to circumstances just like human. You will witness an AI to stretch for attacking, combine to defend, column deploy into city moving and much much more. In fact the AI will behave 100% better than before. And not only because of the previous reason. I have also created a new AI priority formation system to create a character for each faction. Greeks will be defensive and cautious, barbarians over attacking, Romans the perfect mobile system, Asians true skirmishers etc… Seriously this has to be seen.
    The standalone formations that will follow and will be available for all mods will use all the above mentioned techniques except DarthMod’s protective formation AI swapping.

    2)The balance of some units have been changed listening to the median of community’s needs that were reported, for example Romans are now having more morale and critical hit ability, Macedon’s cavalry is more powerful etc, some balance issues in BI. Also I use the DarthFix which was available in May which improved a lot DarthMod_7.5 and corrected a CTD issue in BI_DarthMod (For example it fixed elephant and phalanx issues reported)

    3)Spartan skins are changed to ATG’s wonderful sets
    Have also changed some skins for barbarians.

    4)Many new campaigns are included to old RTW (Not BI bcs there was not something I could add without flaws for DarthMod).
    Thanks to Shaggy1973 and Torgill, DarthMod will have endless replay ability due to the various new settings provided with each brand new campaign.

    5)New unit cards for all BI units thanks to absolutely astounding work of JaggerMech

    6)Kaweh K. provided new banners, standards and buttons for both RTW and BI with his usual quality.

    7)The main campaign map of DarthMod will use Border_reiver new resource system for some really good in game balance. Also campaigns are a lot changed since for example riots will be more rare, gladiators will be available as expensive mercenaries etc.

    8)Art of StudUK is included just like the screen you see...no words

    9)I have implemented and adapted the historic battle mod of Ninja cool
    You will be surprised by the AI thinking of these battles if some of you have already played this wonderful mod due to my new modifications over it and to DarthMod.

    10)New dynamics for cavalry which will be even more lasting, versatile and similar to realistic usage of the era. Has created new balance system for it making the battles even more real like in tension and havoc.

    More info will follow with screenshots until I upload...

    OK..lets take a look at the available formations(Just a sample of them because AI will use them very differently in the middle of the battle. (Expand, transform, combine etc....as I have programmed it)




    Lets take a look at the available new maps:

    Shaggy's Big modified map of Ice torque (Available in 2 campaigns, 4 roman Houses, Unified Rome-single Campaign ):


    Torgill's small "Risk" type game for faster campaigns (Available in 3 campaigns, 4 roman houses and Unified Rome, Punic Wars ...unfortunately the 4 Roman Houses and Punic Wars campaign will not have Julli available to human player because of a problem)


    Let me try to make you understand what awaits you with DarthMod 8.0 Dark Edition! Read this...


    Have a look at StudUK loading screens of BI



    and some slideshow of DarthMod graphics




    Vital Information


    1)The new DarthMod_8.0 Dark Edition Will use approximatelly 1 GB of your hard drive disk when installed....better clear your hard drive
    2)You will have to have a clean version of BI patched to 1.6 to play it (To have the double mod of BI and RTW playability)
    or have a clean RTW version patched to 1.5(To play just the old RTW modded game)
    3)Former users of DarthMod_7.x could install on top with mainly no problems unless they have done micro-modding to their versions.
    Better to do a clean install procedure if you are unsure.
    4)DarthMod is designed to give player the best and most challenging gameplay. The man hours spent for this mod are 90 % favoured to this project than visuals. Despite that, there is a gigantic work of new graphics set for the game used by the most talented creators in the community which will be mentioned below with honour:

    -----------Skin-Creators-----------
    Special Thanks to the following guys who have allowed me to use their work but also because this work is simply wonderfull!!!
    DARTHMOD_RTW_Version
    (In alphabetical order)
    ----AnastasioTheGreat----(For his ATG bronze spartans-only to be used by other modders with his permission) http://www.twcenter.net/downloads/db/?mod=736
    ----Augustus21----(for his AUG_Phalangites skin mod) http://www.twcenter.net/downloads/db/index.php?mod=531
    ----Burebista-----(for his skins set for Carthage army) http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showt...bista+carthage
    ----KALI----------(for his skins set for Parthian army) http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showt...highlight=kali
    ----LAca----------(for his phalanx_pikemen, seleucid_legionaries, Numidian_Legionaries skin mods) http://www.twcenter.net/downloads//d...02&author=LAca
    ----meh_cd--------(for his macedonian hypaspist skin) http://www.twcenter.net/downloads/db/index.php?mod=483
    -------SpartanWarrior---------------(for use of his skin for macedonian heavy phalanx p.s Vlad told me it is his work and I tried to contact him but failed.
    Still I mention him.)
    -------Titus Andronicus & sleighr---(for use of some skins in their ptolemaic egypt mod = hellenic light cavalry, greek standard, machimoi) http://www.twcenter.net/downloads/db/index.php?mod=529
    ---Warspite-------(for his wspite_armenians_v1.0, wspite_mercs_2.1, wspite_numidia_v1.0, wspite_pontics_1.0 skins mods)http://www.twcenter.net/downloads//d...uthor=Warspite
    ---Webbird--------(Almost 70% of skins are of webbird's Copyright of Artwork and Files within this Package: U.Erdmann -skinXess- 2005 ) http://www.twcenter.net/downloads//d...author=webbird
    ---Vrabac and Alcibiades--- For their skin of Seleucid silvershields. http://www.twcenter.net/downloads/db/index.php?mod=318

    **********************Special Thank******************************
    -To “ngr”, “khelvan” and the whole “Europa Barbarorum” team for allowing me to use the great and enormous map of Mundus_Magnus 2 in DarthMod_5.8 and some mercenary units of them now transferred to 8.0.

    DARTHMOD_BI_Version
    (In alphabetical order)

    ---Atilla_Reloaded & Ramon Gonzales y Gracia--- for the gigantic wonderful offer of all their unit graphics of their personal BI mod "Invasio Barbarorum-Flagellum Dei" http://www.twcenter.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=113
    ---Archer--- For some re-colored sassanids used http://www.twcenter.net/downloads/db/?mod=765
    ---Lusted--- For his full set of Roman new unit graphics http://www.twcenter.net/downloads/db/?mod=734



    If I accidentally use material from persons I have not mentioned above, please notify me immediately so as to update the text file.

    DarthMod Team Members
    (Alphabetically)

    Grand Duke Vytautas (Beta tester and Darth guides creator)
    JaggerMech (Exclusive BI unit card creator)
    Kaweh K. (Unit card Creator of RTW, Screen creator + Banner,Symbol, buttons creator for RTW,BI)
    Marvius (DarthMod Website creator)
    Shaggy1973 (Creator of 2 modded campaigns using IceTorque's map)
    StudUK (Intro screen creator + screens used in BI)
    Torgill (Creator of 3 modded campaigns "Risk" type-small and quick)
    Wipeout140 (General all around help (citi view fix, signiferone animation adapting etc.+ moderator of my TWcenter forum)

    SPECIAL THANKS
    (Alphabetically)
    -Archer- (For the ddsconverter tool upload of this creator -Bluehair-, this is what I used to import all the graphics) http://www.twcenter.net/downloads//db/?mod=362
    -David Harrison from Mammoth Media (thanks for hosting) http://www.ausgamers.com
    -IceTorque (For the big map of Shaggy) http://www.twcenter.net/forums/member.php?u=2053
    -lt1956- (for his new fort mod) http://www.twcenter.net/downloads/db/index.php?mod=808
    -King Edward I- (Thanks for hosting - http://www.medievaltw.com and the modnet group
    -NinjaCool- (for his Historic battle mod) http://www.stratcommandcenter.com/ninjacool/battles.php
    -OrrieBoi- (for the vegetation mod http://forums.rometotalrealism.org//...ic=11764&st=0#)
    -SigniferOne- (for his animation sets) http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=27015
    -The Border Reiver- (for his resource mod) http://www.twcenter.net/forums/member.php?userid=9661
    -Vercingetorix- (Even though I have not used directly his tools...everyone is using them so indirectly I did!) http://www.twcenter.net/downloads//d...=Vercingetorix

    (Sorry if I forgot anyone..Although I use the Dark Force, I feel a lot of disturbances nowadays...please contact me to put you here!)

    -To TWcenter.net stuff for their super support.
    -To RomeTotalRealism team for their hosting of my forum to their site and their general support.
    -To YOU the fans of my mod who support it with your appreciation.
    -CA & Activision & SEGA for the creation of this super game.


    Contact me in my email:
    thomadisnick@hotmail.com

    For every mod questions better to come here http://www.twcenter.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=71

    At my home at www.TWcenter.net

    My name is….Darth Vader at all Total War forums I participate.
    Hope you enjoy my work and have nice summer holidays. And if you stay home…pick DarthMod for your electronic amusement .(Other amusements must remain in priority…I repeat!)

    Last modified 02/08/2006
    Last edited by DARTH_VADER; 09-14-2006 at 14:02.

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    Default Re: DarthMod_8.0 "Dark Edition"

    very good Darth Vader! i really want darth formations 14.0!

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    Wonderfull, need to grab it asap:)

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    Default Re: DarthMod_8.0 "Dark Edition"

    So how much do you want for it? It seems like youíre trying to sell it. From the details Iíve seen, it sells itself! Seriously, how come Iíve heard so much about EB and RTR and so little about your mod? Are people intimidated by your name?

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    Default Re: DarthMod_8.0 "Dark Edition"

    Quote Originally Posted by Vladimir
    So how much do you want for it? It seems like you’re trying to sell it. From the details I’ve seen, it sells itself! Seriously, how come I’ve heard so much about EB and RTR and so little about your mod? Are people intimidated by your name?

    In this forum (org) unfortuantelly I do not have much support.

    In TWcenter I have special forum etc... and many thousand downloads of my mods so far.

    @Gen_Lee:
    You were lost...it seems you have forgotten DarthMod. :)

    @The Spartan:
    I will release it soon...will be even better.
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    Darth Vader,

    I am having a bit of a problem, I installed your mod (8.0) on a clean 1.5/1.6 package and cannot select a campaign. When I select Imperial Campaign or Provincial Campaigns I get a pop up telling me to select an item from the list. Do you have any ideas as to why this is happening and what I can do to fix it?

    Thanks
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    go to your rome-total war folder. go to the preferences folder and go to the prference text file and open it. where it says first time play: true change true to false. hope that helps!

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    Thanks for the help. The "first time play" toggle was already at false though. Any other ideas?
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    this is weird. i dunno try pm Darth Vader or email him.

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    It sound promising, i'll give it a try tonight !!

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    Default Re: DarthMod_8.0 "Dark Edition"

    Quote Originally Posted by pyhhricvictory
    Thanks for the help. The "first time play" toggle was already at false though. Any other ideas?
    I am certain you did not patch your installation correctly..see this:

    Installation Instructions of DarthMod 8.0

    The installation procedure is simple.
    DarthMod 8.0 “Dark Edition” is a double mod for both RTW and BI. So according to your purchased game here is what you do:

    You have bought Rome:Total War BI?
    -Have a clean install of Rome: Total War
    -Then install BI (Which is by default 1.4 version)
    -Then patch it to 1.6 by downloading the patch from the official site (http://www.totalwar.com)
    -Open the installation pack and target it to install to where your main RTW-BI game file is :
    (For example: C:\games\Activision\Rome - Total War)

    and not C:\games\Activision\Rome - Total War\data = wrong)

    By the end of installation you are ready to enjoy DarthMod to both RTW and BI .

    You have not bought Rome:Total War BI?
    -Have a clean install of Rome: Total War
    -Then patch it to 1.3
    -Then patch it to 1.5
    (by downloading the patches from the official site http://www.totalwar.com )
    -Open the installation pack and target it to install to where your main RTW game file is :
    (For example: C:\games\Activision\Rome - Total War)

    and not C:\games\Activision\Rome - Total War\data = wrong)

    By the end of installation you are ready to enjoy DarthMod to only RTW
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    Default Re: DarthMod_8.0 "Dark Edition"

    I got it working, I uninstalled/reinstalled and it worked this time.

    I do have to say that the amount of work and the quality I have seen so far is incredible.
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    Darth, I don't bother with a mod unless your AI is in there.

    Others can be fun, but all end up being something of a grind if the AI can't fight a tactical battle to save it's life, and again mrerely relies on the strateigic map bieng heavily basiased against the human.

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    Default Re: DarthMod_8.0 "Dark Edition"

    Irealy want to play this mode but i have a problem!
    I saved the file to my documents from filefront and then installed it!
    No changes! What gives? Did i do somethig wrong?
    Last edited by bigdaddy43; 08-18-2006 at 10:13.

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    welcome to the Org bigdaddy43! don put it in your documents. put it in your Rome - Total War directory. you are just wasting space by putting it in yor documents!

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    Default Re: DarthMod_8.0 "Dark Edition"

    Thanks!
    Ok i did that but still no changes to the game!

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    Default Re: DarthMod_8.0 "Dark Edition"

    1. well where did you install RTW?
    2. do you even have RTW?

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    Never mind i made it work and am truly amazed at this mod!
    But thank you for the help spartan
    Last edited by bigdaddy43; 08-20-2006 at 09:35.

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    Default Re: DarthMod_8.0 "Dark Edition"

    How would you deinstall this mod?

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    Default Re: DarthMod_8.0 "Dark Edition"

    uninstall.
    you cant. unless there is an uninstaller.
    thats why its always good to make a back up of your oringinal Rome - Total War folder.

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    WHAT! SO I CAN NEVER AGAIN PLAY THE NORMAL VERSIOn !

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    If you don't like it you can RTW and then reinstall it. Not that hard to do. After you have it reinstalled you can copy the Rome Total War folder and past it into a new one. Then instal a mod on that copy. You can repeat those steps for as many mods as your heart desires.

    By the way great mod. I found a few problems but can't remember. I was at Cedar Point for the past three days. One day was a rainy day and I went on Millennium Force 10 times in a row under 2 and a half hours! So much fun!


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    i have dnldd the file four times now, but everytime i install, it says the cabinet is corrupted.

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    Default Re: DarthMod_8.0 "Dark Edition"

    Quote Originally Posted by Belgolas
    If you don't like it you can RTW and then reinstall it. Not that hard to do. After you have it reinstalled you can copy the Rome Total War folder and past it into a new one. Then instal a mod on that copy. You can repeat those steps for as many mods as your heart desires.

    By the way great mod. I found a few problems but can't remember. I was at Cedar Point for the past three days. One day was a rainy day and I went on Millennium Force 10 times in a row under 2 and a half hours! So much fun!
    But how does my computer then know which mod i wat to play?

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    Default Re: DarthMod_8.0 "Dark Edition"

    2 questions

    do any of the major mods use this mod?
    does anyone use the darth ai mod with major mods like rtr for example?

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    DarthMod is a major modification. It can't be used with any other major mod as they all change the same files. DarthFormations (the formations files) can be - if you search through a major mod's own forum you might well find references to whether or not it works/improves that mod.
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    problem. i installed darth mod v.8.0 to my sega version of the game, patched to 1.5. but every time i try to play it, my game crashes to the desktop. plz help

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    Default Re: DarthMod_8.0 "Dark Edition"

    if you want to patch to 1.5 then as CA advises you first patch to 1.3 then to 1.5

    Otherwise, if you have done that already, if you follow the instructions letter by letter you should be ok.
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    RTW as it must be!
    Excelent. Titanic. Perfect.
    Masterpiece!!!

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    Default Re: DarthMod_8.0 "Dark Edition"

    Check new Version here:

    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=62750


    (To moderators)

    ***Pls change title to "DarthMod" (Instead of "Darthmod....etc")

    and I want to post in a way the 8.1 patch promo in this thread (which is in upper link)***
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