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All the people who have kindly contributed to this mod

Posted by DARTH__VADER on Sep 18th, 2012
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Team
DARTH VADER (The Mod Creator, AI - Formations Designer, Campaign Designer, Gameplay Designer, All Around Fine Tuning, Special Effects Designer, The Installer Maker)
Tango12345 (The Forum Supervisor, Technical Help, Artwork)
husserlTW (The Launcher Maker, Campaign Designer, Artwork)
hammeredalways (Special Forum Moderator, Technical Help, Beta Tester)
alhoon (Special Beta Tester)

Honorary Member
"hip63" the man who inspired and helped the most, back in 2010.
He was the one who made the first Launcher and the first merging of all mods to DarthMod.
The old DarthMod Ultimate Commander version (DMUC) was his "baby" and we hope he will enjoy this new one.

Units
DMUC Version of AUM Mod by Swiss Halberdier / hip63 / DARTH VADER
Garrison Units by DARTH VADER
Sweden Retexture by Ftmch
United Provinces Retexture by jarnomiedema
United States Retexture by ToonTotalWar
Denmark Retexture by erasmus777
Austrian Retexture by Remo
Prussian Retexture by Remo
Ottoman Retexture by Remo
British Retexture by LegoFingers / Sir Digby Chicken Caesar / ToonTotalWar
Portugal Retexture by Ranger86
Polish Retexture by Smatussek1
Bavaria Retexture by General Cornwallis
German States Retexture by Pom
Genoa Retexture by Cornwallis
Papal States Retexture by Cornwallis
Piedmont Savoy Retexture by Cornwallis
Westphalia Retexture by Cornwallis
French Retexture by Cornwallis / Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Spanish Retexture by manormars
Russian Retexture by Hellfire
Venice Units Retextures by Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Knights of Saint John Units Retextures by Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Hungarian Units Retextures by Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Naples/Sicily Units Retextures by Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Württemberg Retextures by Nimrod_1971
Additional Spanish Units by Rhevant
Additional Prussian Units by gary
Additional Austrian Units by Pressuen Gloria
Additional Swedish Units by Pressuen Gloria
Additional Ancien Regime Units (France and Spain) by isilendil
Additional United Provinces Units by jarnomiedema / Okuto
Additional Greek Units by Demis14 / husserITW / Greek Mod Team
Additional German Units by Pom
Additional Ornamentum Units (Various Factions) by Danova
Additional Northern War Units (Sweden and Russia) by Danova
Euro Armed Citizenry by Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Proper Militia Mod by Spanky
Unit Animations Mods by tiyafeh
Bearskin Officers by DoomBunny666

Aesthetics
Empire Total Flags by JFC
Period Portraits by Onkel Tuca / Yoram777
Improved Spring and Summer Grass for Battles by Primergy
Improved Building Textures for Battles by KillZone GB
Semi-Transperant HUD for Campaign Map by KillZone GB
Events Period Art by jarnomiedema
Campaign Map City Graphics by jarnomiedema
Ancillary Period Art by jarnomiedema
Character Period Art by jarnomiedema
Historical Mini-Maps by jarnomiedema
Gun Ports Mod by jarnomiedema
Fixed Headwear Mod by Ahiga
Cross Straps Mod by Ahiga
Selectable Leather HUD by manonmars
Selectable Transparent HUB by KillZoneGB
Pipmod by waronmars
Launcher Interface Screen by Argent Usher / husserlTW
Loading Screen Art by Voice Of Treason
Old DMUC Art by Voice Of Treason
Various 2D Art by husserlTW, Shokh

Special Effects
Smoke and Blood Mod (BSM) by Mech_Donald
Enhanced BSM version by DARTH VADER

Sounds
Sgt Mellin's Sound Mod by Sgt Mellin (edits by DARTH VADER)
Atmospheric Sounds by Pisoiasul (edits by DARTH VADER)
Realism Sound Pack Mod by Gerald Duval (edits by DARTH VADER)
Music Overhaul Mod by La-De-Da Brigadier Graham (Deployment & Battle Music edits by DARTH VADER)
Drum and Fife Music by Hollowfaith (aka Caligula)
Various Musket Sounds used also in ACW Mod by Shokh (find his special mod here: American Civil War - The Blue and the Grey)
Recorded Musket sounds by General Andy. You can find his standalone mod here: Twcenter.net (General Andy's Musket Sounds).

Campaign Editing
DMUC Ultimate Campaign by husserlTW / DARTH VADER / hip63 / Shakyrivers
DMUC Ultimate Late Campaign by husserlTW / DARTH VADER / hip63
Uprising Campaign by husserlTW / DARTH VADER / hip63
All Factions Playable Custom Campaign by husserlTW / DARTH VADER / hip63
Grand Campaign by DARTH VADER
WarPath Campaign by DARTH VADER
Multiplayer Campaign by DARTH VADER

Various
UPC Localization by applelover and Swiss Halberdier
Selectable No Forts Mod by Shokh
Equipment Tweak Mod by erasmus777
Selectable Modified Deployment Zones by Baron von Beer (Old) / Albtraum23 (New)
Selectable Technology Tree Research Rates by Isabelxxx
Selectable Blue Skies Mod by adiuvat
Selectable No Borders Mods by Isabelxxx
Selectable Grenades Mod by hip63
Selectable 2, 3 or 4 Turns Per Year by hip63
Selectable Artillery Mods by Tharoth / Topcat / hip63
Unlocked Factions for Custom Battles by hip63
GUI Font Sizes by Just
Family Tree Mod by GeorgiaPeanuts / Umberto202
USA Faction Custom Battles by Demokritos / hip63
Euro Faction Custom Battles by Demokritos / hip63
Eastern Faction Custom Battles by Demokritos / hip63
Sealord Lite Mod by Bladerunner
Original DMUC Launcher by hip63
Menu Movies by hip63 / Creative Assembly

Movies and Promotional Content
New DME Introduction Movie by TheatroN
Old DMUC Introduction Movie by The Nanny
Splash images by Tango12345
Special Video Editing by MasterBigAb
Promotion Videos by naxzul666

Special Thanks

The Creative Assembly
for giving us the successful patch 1.6 which finally put some order to the game.
Lee Cowen "Creative Assembly Senior Games Programmer" for giving me valuable tips.
TWCenter for the excellent forum support.
ModDB.com, StrategyInformer.com for their very helpful file hosting services.
husserlTW for his help in the new starting positions of DarthMod, for the new Launcher, for his modified Napoleon PFM with which I pack/unpack the formations and for his 2D art.
hip63 for the excellent collaboration, for the creation of DMUC idea and Launcher and for being an "Ultimate Commander" for the mod.
LtChampers, taw, Alpaca and all who helped to create the DBEditor and PFM tools.
taw for his formation tool.
The Hedge Knight for helping taw make the Formation tool.
Tango12345 for helping every user of DarthMod Empire whenever he can.
Mech_Donald, Spanky, jarnomiedema, Ftmch, Sir Digby Chicken Caesar for their graphics & sounds mods included in the first DarthMod Empire.
Zowrath for the very helpful ideas which gave me innovation for CAI developments and also for his unit and animation mods.
elianus, Hofan and Lordsith for the valuable help they provided for the special animations of DarthMod.
yanxu, Primergy, Xwhyzed for their animation mods.
Xwhyzed again for his special all around help.
Alhoon for his always helpful feedback.
shokh for the very helpful feedback/tips, the musket sounds, his 2D art and his No Forts mod.
Argent Usher old artist of DarthMod, creator of the first official artwork.
Voice of Treason old artist of DarthMod, creator of many fine pieces of artwork.
diadok for the epic screenshots he usually gives en mass (and of course all the others who keep feeding us with nice screenshots).
Isabelxxx for the all around good help in past versions of the mod.
Nanny for the fine promotion videos and his volunteering spirit.
Swiss Halberdier for being super helpful and willing to collaborate in adapting his mod and other mods to DarthMod.
Luntik for the inspiration he has given me to nullify some charge parameters which created the melee bug.
Tharoth for maintaining the sub-mod section of DarthMod Empire during the early stages.
Don of Atheos, for helping me to moderate my forum during the early stages (Also thanks to Anbar and Rammstein).
LaDeDaBrigadier Graham, for the all around collaboration and true support for my modding efforts.
yelowdogg23, Pizza de Oveja for creating extra DarthMod signatures.
NogaOsibisa for giving me the idea to create the Commander Edition of DarthMod.
I-R-Cannonfodder & JCR for the research they offered me about wind speed and sail degrees (that I implemented in the mod).
billydilly, JFC for some early splash screens.
Midknight for helping me to optimize the reload rates of the mod early on.
Bythesword, Thorn for helping me to balance the Musket Lethality during the early stages of the mod.
You ...the fans who give me all the feedback I need.

People who helped greatly for the Gold Edition of the mod (old version of 2010)
hammeredalways, Syntax, No0dle, Tango12345, diadok for the invaluable help in the forum and for giving me the honour to collaborate with them.
Humble Warrior, FedeM, alhoon, CamilleBonparte, Marku for participating actively and helpfully in the beta testing.
I also thank the rest of the beta testers who offered to help at the early stage of the beta.

If we forgot someone, forgive us and tell us who to add!

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