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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

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HillenbrandG Mar 13 2011, 9:25pm says:

Would it be possible to get the DMUC 6.2 and 6.2->6.9 update on a torrent? I'm sitting on a very unreliable connection out in the Middle East right now, and I'd love to update from DMUC 5.5 (what I came out here with), but I just can't get the download to finish without my connection cutting out.

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DARTH__VADER Mar 16 2011, 7:23am replied:

Can you check if this torrent works for you?

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Darth_Siddius Mar 10 2011, 12:47pm says:

When I start DMUC Empire Total War always crashes :'(
What should I do - I want to play it...

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DARTH__VADER Mar 10 2011, 3:05pm replied:

Follow the installation instructions

And if you do not succeed explain more thoroughly your exact actions here:
so there may be found a solution for you.

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Trailhog250 Mar 8 2011, 6:22pm says:

I've been playing this mod for a while and it improves ETW ALOT. Never have I seen Portugal build fleets and effective fleets at that.

The only thing I have against the mod is the FPS, (I'm guessing this is due to just the large amount of units and detailed textures.) But I can't get a solid 60+FPS without turning everything on low. My computer is pretty good. Turning anti-aliasing down seems to help ALOT. Usually it's not the effects but just when I zoom in such as Melee battles that the FPS drops to 25-35. Does anyone else have a high-end computer that sometimes lags when battles get to large? Or are my specs not as good as I think?

ATI Radeon 5770 1GB GDDr5
5GB DDr3 Ram
AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 511 Processor 3.40 GHz
Windows 7 64-Bit

My Window's experience index checks out at:

So... could it be something else or is does this mod only run with graphics setting up all the way on Super High-end computers? Not exactly a complaint, but does anyone else have similar specs with similar performance?

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Scr00ge Mar 9 2011, 1:08am replied:

i run everything on max and its working fine

Radeon HD4870X2 2GB
8GB of fasttest RAM DDR2
4x 2.83GHz (could overcloak but no need so far)
Vista 64

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Trailhog250 Mar 9 2011, 5:56pm replied:

Well thanks anyway, turns our if you adjust settings in the Nvidia Control panel or in CCC it increases performance while actually looking better. There was a topic on TWC about this... Helped me get a good 15+FPS

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MacFloyd Mar 7 2011, 6:49pm says:

Hi. mod perfect thank you.And mod need new ship models ;I see thread last night in twcenter this models awesome...

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DARTH__VADER Mar 8 2011, 5:16pm replied:

I may think of it for a future version. Thank you.

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austerlitz Mar 7 2011, 6:20pm says:

I downloaded the dmuc about a month or two ago; had some issues with it; tried to uninstall it but was unable to. Followed the directions to go to the empire folder and use the dmuc uninstall exe but to no effect. Any ideas?

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DARTH__VADER Mar 8 2011, 5:16pm replied:

Please post your problem to our technical question department

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Highest Rated (18 agree) 10/10

I wonder why you guys still not working in CA company

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ruined my entire game cant play empire now it just crashes at start.

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