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As I have promised, I may have retired but I will offer DarthMod Empire Patches that will include several gameplay optimizations and launcher fixes.

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The DarthMod Empire Launcher made by HusserlTW

This patch comes with an automated installer, fixes many DME Launcher issues and enhances the gameplay.


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It is save game compatible (you have to set the launcher to the previous campaign state to load successfully a campaign) although the new CAI changes may affect undesirably your ongoing campaign. In any case it is advised to upgrade DarthMod Empire with this patch. Please read and follow the below installation instructions.

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Installation instructions

Step 1
You have to have installed the Full Version of DarthMod Empire v8.0. Find all download mirrors here: DarthMod Empire v8.0 Platinum Download.

Step 2
Open the Launcher and do Settings->Enable Restore Mode->Close Launcher->Select "Vanilla Ready" It is necessary to do this so to be sure that all the gameplay files get updated correctly. (If you have previously installed Beta Update 20+ you do not need to do this procedure).

Step 3
Run the Patch installer and follow the instructions (they are similar to the installer of the full version).

You can now play DarthMod Empire as previously with all the newest enhancements and fixes by using the launcher and re-applying your preferred settings.

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What it includes

  • Different mass settings for even more realistic melees.
  • Better musket accuracy balance. Muskets are now more lethal at close range.
  • Dagestan overprotectorship bug should now be toned down significantly or completely fixed. (Needs a new campaign to test). Generally the region trades should be much less.
  • The AI should attack/defend/make musket lines more effectively.
  • Morale tweaks. Morale much more dynamic.
  • Combat animation mechanics tweaks. The melees should now be much more brutal and good looking.
  • Some Unit Balance costs/stats changes (corrected some old vanilla clone units like the Cuirassiers that were exactly the same for French and for all other nations).
  • Major CAI tweaks & improvements. CAI should repair ships more frequently and all issues that have been reported have been addressed (Needs testing). Now also tries to disband unnecessary units. Also it should research military technology more (Needs to follow the installation instructions above to see this effect in x2,x4,x8 Technology rates).
  • AI Cavalry will not attack so prematurely or at least this undesirable situation is less frequent.
  • Formation AI improvements.
  • Ottoman turn lag issue possible fix.
  • Land and Naval autocalc should be much improved.
  • Artillery and Mortars less accurate.
  • All the necessary Launcher HotFixes that husserlTW has offered according to your helpful feedback:
    • Added a new option in Settings menu where the player can choose if the game will start automatically by launcher or manually by player. If the manual way is selected then the launcher will make all the necessary mod preparation and finally will prompt the player to start the game. Leave the launcher open and start the game using vanilla shortcut or exe.
      Note: If you select the manual way, you can access the final user script from file menu since the launcher will already have created it. I strongly recommend to keep using the Edit Script utility from launcher menu to add your mods and edit the final script only to try to load the packs in different priority. Anyway edit manually the user script only if you know very well what you are doing!
    • Added a disable option for fonts mod.
    • Added Large Address Aware utility in Utilities menu pointed by c.ryo in DME Sub-Mods forum.
    • Added a Light Unit Editor in Utilities menu, I've made to help players make some basic changes in units. If there is another usual change that you like to do just post it to include that in a next update.
    • Fixed a misspell of 13 Colonies save file name, that prevents the file to be copied in the Empire saves folder.
    • Fixed the error "On Click: Line 325..."
    • Fixed an error when the Off is selected as an Audio/Drum option.
    • Fixed the handover bug for the american protectorates in saved x40 campaigns.
    • Launcher checks if there are critical critical game folders and if not it creates them.
    • Blue Arrows option fixed.
    • 8.0.1 Mod version indication in Launcher added.
    • Spanish Language support added.
    • Corrected Increased Deployment Mod not working.
    • Other minor fixes.
    • Replaced the help file that invoked Antivirus alerts (wrongly) with a simple PDF. Once you start the Launcher it willl make sure to delete any trace of it automatically.

PS. To be sure check that the DME_darthmod.pack file has date 20/3/2013. If yes then the patch is installed correctly.You can find the file in the games data folder usually in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\empire total war\data

Comments
[Beta]Imperator
[Beta]Imperator

Why make a new article? hasn't 8.0.1 been out for quite some time now? :/

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DARTH__VADER Author
DARTH__VADER

The beta was available. This is the final version.

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Gugarion
Gugarion

It's epic modwork Guest. Buy this game to play this mod.

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attackmike
attackmike

i love your mods. thanks for working on them all these years =D

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Guest
Guest

sorry :) not resealed, but realized

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Rossko
Rossko

Can't access TWcenter :/ Guess this'll wait...

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RhognarBlitzkreuz
RhognarBlitzkreuz

I downloaded Darthmod for Empire today and I installed it like in the description.
But, I have a Problem with the game now: When I start from the launcher, Steam says I'm playing Empire, but I see no screen and after 4-5 sec the Steam-Button is normal again too.... So, it won't start. I tried many things and I don't know why the game isn't working anymore. Thx for the help, and great mods!

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[Beta]Imperator
[Beta]Imperator

Guys the dagestan bug is defenetly NOT fixed!

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rogervanzant
rogervanzant

Man CA is so stupid to ignore you. You really helped make this game.

Thanks for your support, Darth!!

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raphamend
raphamend

gret mod! i apreciate your job and dedication

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IrishSpectre
IrishSpectre

I only started playing DarthMod last year, but it has immensely improved Vanilla Empire for me. Gentlemen of the design team, I applaud your efforts in creating one of the most thorough and just epic mods ever.

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101stDroidBattalion
101stDroidBattalion

Great mod, praises and Kudos to you and the team

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Guest
Guest

ottoman fix doesnt work - too bad. but thanks for all your work you put into this excellent mod darth!

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RichardDawkins
RichardDawkins

I love it rough.

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Borzi
Borzi

My friend has desynch issues in multiplayer after this release...any known fixes?

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pauldormenfy
pauldormenfy

Some of my units contains 87,5 men ?
How is it ?

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chino-chapin
chino-chapin

I noticed greece has a lot of unit available in its roster. is it possible to play as greece in the grand campaign?

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Billydragon1000
Billydragon1000

I think preferred some previous DarthMod versions to platinum: the amount of soldiers in units is odd, my artillery only has one gun in each unit even though it says there are four, there are unusual duplicates eg militias that have 86 or 100 men, etc etc

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coop48
coop48

i keep getting an error message as follows

Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Empire Total War\data\DME\Packs'nvy_on'. Make sure you typed the name correctly an try again

what do i do to get this file

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yiyo30
yiyo30

i got the same message i had to uninstall my game

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124knives
124knives

If you validate the cache the game will fix it's self and you won't have to re download the whole game again.

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Deewad
Deewad

Hello, I get errors like coop48, It cannot find files in Total war/data/DME I have looked in the folder, there are a few dme files, i've followed your instructions, and when i try to launch the game when darth launcher tells me too, it crashes to desktop, I've tried twice now, i've got the latest steam version, 8.01 platinum installer, If you do need more information reguarding this issue, you could contact me via PM, I hope this problem gets fixed, I do not think its a problem on my end

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124knives
124knives

Need help! Followed direction on installation. While downloading it ask me to find the folder I'm downloading to so I go to Programs x86, Steam,Steamapps,common,Empire TotalWar,....Now from here where am I supposed to download Darthmod too??? I tried downloading it to Empire Totalwar and it crashes the game. Do I need to download to a specific folder like "data" folder or "miles" folder IDK??? Help please...

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