It was pointless to resist... The DarthMod series of Mods strikes back to destroy all gameplay inconsistencies of the original game and offer you better AI, realistic battles and unequaled challenge.
I think it is quite an Overrated mod. the only good part is that the creator of this mod was able to compile different mods into one compatible mod.
- Despite the success the mod is quite unstable for me i don't know about you guys but i get random crashes sometimes mid game i crash, and sometimes by just starting my game i crash. crash became unpredictable that every time i launch the game i have to cross my fingers and hope it won't crash.
- sloppy programming... the uninstaller doesn't uninstall all files i had to manually search left over files in my registry and empire folders to rid of DM completely. you have do this or else those DM left overs might crash other mods that are incompatible with DM.
- Balance is wonky
noticed the change in AI both campaign and battle AI they are better that vanilla AI but still i never lose to an AI i don't know why some people here lose to an AI probably mis manage your empire. Battle AI still quite easy although European troops are Over Powered compared to eastern troops thanks to AUM...
...not very balanced at all Eastern troops are still pushovers and i can conquer India and Ottomans with ease while Austria, France, Spain and Russia are quite hard to deal with.
well that kinda brings historical accuracy to it but in a game everything must be balance i also notice that AUM makes some line infantry superior in melee combat eastern melee troops aren't even well_trained if you look at their stats in DBEditor.
(yes i use DBEditor because my PC would lag so bad if there are three or more 300 plus line infantries going into a melee brawl )
This makes an epic game so much more epic! Those musket battles are just like in the movies, with the improved sound and graphics. The unit scale tweaks are amazing. Finally able to replicate battles with the right unit scale (i fought units with a size of 600). But the campaign modifications are also beautiful. This is one of the best mods I have ever seen. Congratulations. Only one thing: when I play a minor nation, the game stops reponding (when loading the ai turns it spaces with the Ottomans) and that ruins the campain.
I hope you continue all your good work though!
The sole saving grace of Empire total war. Bought the game day one and was thoroughly disappointed with le lack of unit variety and general AI stupidity.
Darthmod fixes all that and makes the game playable. A must have mod.