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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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gpinkus Nov 20 2010, 6:35pm says:

new american campaign. Start out as 13 colonies in 1700 (protectorate of britain) and develop economically and grow your population, do this until you can declare independence, declare you are no longer a protectorate. When you do this, Britain declares war.
Possibly you start a revolution to take your capital and that auto-declares independence.

Some type of this idea would be great! Do your own American Revolution, so to speak. You can declare independence early, you can stay a protectorate of britain but take over other area, etc.

Hope you like the idea!!

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gpinkus Nov 23 2010, 8:47pm replied:

The reason I post this suggestion is because you can be the thirteen colonies during CUSTOM CAMPAIGN, however, a rebellion from your capital doesn't give you the option to join the rebels... just has american rebels pop up.
Probably the easiest way would just be to make the thirteen colonies one of the "major" powers rather than one of the minor.. the rebellion problem is the only thing stopping this

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Scr00ge Nov 23 2010, 1:51pm replied:

y or sail to europe and coanquer britan^^

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CorporalShepard Nov 21 2010, 11:26pm replied:

That's a great idea. You guys need to change the US flag to the original obviously a bit modified. The stars and stripes are historically accurate. You guys should also try to add regimental flags as in the patriot the yellow and green ones. Also you should add some sort of sound mod to the game to make it a more realistic feel.

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gpinkus Nov 20 2010, 6:37pm replied:

Make sure after independence you turn in the United States with the US flag and units

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mrskittles Nov 18 2010, 6:49pm says:

so i installed the past few downloadable versions and i got updated cannons and fireing and what not,i just dont have the new factions,which one should i get?and how do i install it properly?

thanks all

and what about some special units?like vikings and extrmely large cannons like the tsar cannon?and hand combactings units for later years not just the early years?

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Heavyarmz190 Nov 16 2010, 9:41pm says:

hey how do i know which version of darthmod im running??

there were many changes made to the game and AI(which i love) but the battle AI still seems much less capable than what im hearing(and expecting)

ps: i am running darthmod ultimate commander

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DARTH__VADER Nov 17 2010, 8:09am replied:

You know because you downloaded and installed it following the instructions (Read the "How to install"). In the upcoming DMUC 6,35 there will be a small logo showing in the launcher which says the version number.

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Parcefal Nov 16 2010, 1:35pm says:

hi best mod ever and what is the difference between dmuc campaigns and empire campaigns in the dmuc launcher ? and u guyz have made the best mod ever gg to the team u got my vote :)

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DARTH__VADER Nov 16 2010, 3:37pm replied:
Follow the link and click on DMUC Campaigns Info

Thank you for your words.

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Parcefal Nov 16 2010, 5:57pm replied:

nice thanks alot Lord Vader ur the one !

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Parcefal Nov 16 2010, 1:42pm replied:

can i play with my old savegame from old dmuc with the new version6.35? And where can i see that my game is up to 6.35?

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DARTH__VADER Nov 16 2010, 3:38pm replied:

It is not recommended to continue the old campaign, because you will not witness the more advanced CAI and diplomacy of the new version.

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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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