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Improves Rome: Total War in every aspect!
It offers innovative AI enhancements, original gameplay improvements,
new maps & campaigns, new units, new graphics & textures,
new historical battles...
in fact, everything needed for maximizing
challenge, realism and fun for this game.

 
DarthMod Rome


Main Mod

 (For Rome: Total War & Barbarian Invasion)
DarthMod Rome v9.0

Addon

 (For Alexander)
DarthMod Rome v9.0 (Alexander Addon)

If you have problems downloading try the following mirrors:
DarthMod Rome v9.0.1 (Strategy Informer Mirror)
DarthMod Rome v9.0.1 Alexander Addon (Strategy Informer Mirror)

Read the following before installation:
Installation Instructions & Troubleshooting

Visit the TWCenter Forum
Twcenter.net

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Look at some features
DarthMod Rome gameplay pictures
DarthMod Rome gameplay pictures
Some of the special DarthMod formations that, with other innovative techniques,
 make the AI smarter in battle

DarthMod Rome gameplay pictures
Pictures showing some special features of the mod
such as the new unit textures and the new historical battles

DarthMod Rome gameplay pictures
Shaggy's REALLY big modified map of Ice torque, available in 2 campaigns: "4 roman Houses" and "Unified Rome-single Campaign"

DarthMod Rome gameplay pictures
Torgill's small "Risk" type game for faster campaigns, available in 3 campaigns: "4 roman houses", "Unified Rome" and "Punic Wars" (the 4 Roman Houses and Punic Wars campaign do not have Julli available for the human player to prevent a persistent bug)


CREDITS

Texture Creators

Many many thanks to the following guys who have allowed me to use their wonderful work:

DARTHMOD_RTW_Version
(In alphabetical order)
----AnastasioTheGreat---- (for his ATG bronze spartans-only to be used by other modders with his permission) Twcenter.net
----Augustus21---- (for his AUG_Phalangites skin mod) Twcenter.net
----Burebista---- (for his skins set for Carthage army) Twcenter.net
----KALI---- (for his skins set for Parthian army) Twcenter.net
----LAca---- (for his phalanx_pikemen, seleucid_legionaries, Numidian_Legionaries skin mods) Twcenter.net
----meh_cd---- (for his macedonian hypaspist skin) Twcenter.net
---- SpartanWarrior---- (for use of his skin for macedonian heavy phalanx p.s Vlad told me it is his work and I tried to contact him but failed.
Still I mention him.)
----Titus Andronicus & sleighr---- (for use of some skins in their ptolemaic egypt mod = hellenic light cavalry, greek standard, machimoi) Twcenter.net
----Warspite---- (for his wspite_armenians_v1.0, wspite_mercs_2.1, wspite_numidia_v1.0, wspite_pontics_1.0 skins mods) Twcenter.net
----Webbird---- (almost 70% of skins are of webbird's Copyright of Artwork and Files within this Package: U.Erdmann -skinXess- 2005 ) Twcenter.net
----Vrabac and Alcibiades---- (for their skin of Seleucid silvershields Twcenter.net)

DARTHMOD_BI_Version
(In alphabetical order)
----Atilla_Reloaded & Ramon Gonzales y Gracia---- (for the gigantic wonderful offer of all their unit graphics of their personal BI mod "Invasio Barbarorum-Flagellum Dei" Twcenter.net)
----Archer---- (for some re-colored sassanids used Twcenter.net)
---- Lusted---- (for his full set of Roman new unit graphics Twcenter.net)

If I accidentally use material from persons I have not mentioned above, please notify me immediately so as to update the text file.

Special Additions

Many thanks to “ngr”, “khelvan” and the whole “Europa Barbarorum” team for allowing me to use the great and enormous map of Mundus_Magnus 2 in DarthMod_5.8 and some mercenary units of them now transferred to 8.0.

Special Thanks

(Alphabetically)
-Archer- (for the ddsconverter tool upload of this creator -Bluehair-, this is what I used to import all the graphics) Twcenter.net
-David Harrison from Mammoth Media (thanks for hosting) Ausgamers.com
-IceTorque- (for the big map of Shaggy) Twcenter.net
-lt1956- (for his new fort mod) Twcenter.net
-King Edward I- (thanks for hosting temporarily) Medievaltw.com
-NinjaCool- (for his Historic battle mod) Stratcommandcenter.com
-OrrieBoi- (for the vegetation mod Forums.rometotalrealism.org)
-Player1- (I used and adapted for my mod many of his bug fixes) Twcenter.net )
-SigniferOne- (for his animation sets) Twcenter.net
-The Border Reiver- (for his resource mod) Twcenter.net
-Vercingetorix- (even though I have not used directly his tools...everyone is using them so indirectly I did!) Twcenter.net
-To TWcenter.net stuff for their super support
-To Rome Total Realism team for their hosting of my forum to their site and their general support.
-To YOU the fans of my mod who support it with your appreciation
-CA & Activision & SEGA for the creation of this super game

Old DarthMod Team Members

(Alphabetically)
Grand Duke Vytautas (Beta tester and Darth guides creator)
JaggerMech (Exclusive BI unit card creator)
Kaweh K. (Unit card Creator of RTW, Screen + Banner creator, Symbol buttons creator for RTW/BI)
Marvius (DarthMod Website creator, Darth Vader voice advisor edits)
Angel (Darth Vader voice advisor edits)
Shaggy1973 (Creator of 2 modded campaigns using IceTorque's map)
StudUK (Intro screen creator + screens used in BI)
Torgill (Creator of 3 modded campaigns "Risk" type-small and quick)
Wipeout140 (General all around help and citi view fix)
Signifer One (animation adapting etc.+ moderator of my TWcenter forum)

My Indie project

Ultimate General: Gettysburg


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11 comments by DARTH__VADER on Nov 13th, 2012

The modder behind the DarthMod series has retired, yet he has promised to support his current mods and offer some last updates. One of the most anticipated was for the old version of Rome: Total War, the one which started the DarthMod Saga. Although it had more than 6 years to get updated, it did deliver the gameplay and AI it promised, according to the widely accepted opinion of its players.
So here is finally what you were asking for!

Central DarthMod logo

Improves Rome: Total War in every aspect!
It offers innovative AI enhancements, original gameplay improvements,
new maps & campaigns, new units, new graphics & textures,
new historical battles...
in fact, everything needed for maximizing
challenge, realism and fun for this game.

(From 2006 the previous version got around 75.000 *unique* downloads)

DarthMod Rome


Main Mod

 (For Rome: Total War & Barbarian Invasion)
DarthMod Rome v9.0

Addon

 (For Alexander)
DarthMod Rome v9.0 (Alexander Addon)

Visit the TWCenter Forum

Twcenter.net

Join the official pages
Facebook.com
Twitter.com
 


Look at some features
DarthMod Rome gameplay pictures
DarthMod Rome gameplay pictures
Some of the special DarthMod formations that, with other innovative techniques,
 make the AI smarter in battle

DarthMod Rome gameplay pictures
Pictures showing some special features of the mod
such as the new unit textures and the new historical battles

DarthMod Rome gameplay pictures
Shaggy's REALLY big modified map of Ice torque, available in 2 campaigns: "4 roman Houses" and "Unified Rome-single Campaign"

DarthMod Rome gameplay pictures
Torgill's small "Risk" type game for faster campaigns, available in 3 campaigns: "4 roman houses", "Unified Rome" and "Punic Wars" (the 4 Roman Houses and Punic Wars campaign do not have Julli available for the human player to prevent a persistent bug)


Changelog (updated 19/11/2012)

DarthMod Rome old promotional pictures
It is impossible to remember and to write down all the vast changes that DarthMod Rome makes to the game so please, for the time being, just note the most important changes comparing to the older version of the mod. Now it has also support for the expansion Rome: Total War Alexander.


Version 9.0.1 Changes (19/11/2012)

  • New more dynamic fatigue system that changes (indirectly) how the hard coded fatigue affects the units. Before the units would tire too much, especially when the battles are long, and this made the troops to become too slow and ineffective (due to the very harsh hard coded penalties). For some very light troops you may watch them to never get tired but this is better than having an army of exhausted troops that run with -50% less speed (the hard coded parameter that is insane).
  • Movement modifiers balanced for the new fatigue system.
  • Better Arrow, Javelin, Pilum damage balance.
  • Roman units have now slightly more men and are balanced accordingly. They are very tough to win overall.

Changes from old version 8.1

  • New easy installer which includes everything in one package.
  • Great deal of unit balances all around.
  • New more historic balance for Romans. They have smaller units to reflect their unique maniple system and their stats/cost are balanced accordingly. If you play against them you will fear them more than ever because they can beat you with much smaller numbers. If you play with them you will appreciate their power but you must be more careful when the enemy army is too big... it will frequently be bigger as it was in history.
  • Macedon became more unique as it can built bigger cavalry units.
  • The mass system is greatly enhanced and reflects better the violence/tension/ferocity of the hellenistic era melees. In fact the melees and havoc is better than newer unmodded Total War games as there is much more action everywhere.
  • Corrected a bug in Briton formations, appearing when the AI had a lot of chariots.
  • Some projectile physics improvements.
  • Even more realistic unit battle movement speed (only when a unit routs can become very slow. This is a hard coded error of the game that lowers, mysteriously the unit speed when it routs).
  • Elephants balanced better (they were too strong). 
  • Added support for the Rome: Total War Alexander expansion (you need to download & install separately).

Features of DarthMod Rome v9.0 (Alexander Addon)

  • For the first time the DarthMod unique gameplay experience is offered for Rome: Total War Alexander as many times requested.
  • Unit balances according to DarthMod philosophy.
  • DarthMod Formations that make the AI fight smarter.
  • Realistic Mass System and Unit Movements for realistic battle experience.
  • Peasants removed from recruiting queue.
  • The ridiculous Indian female archers are removed.
  • Many other gameplay improvements that are offered by default in the original version of DarthMod Rome v9.0 (http://www.moddb.com/mods/darthmod-rome/downloads/darthmod-rome-v90 )
DarthMod Rome old promotional pictures

 

Enjoy the old classic DarthMod Rome... forever!


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DarthMod Rome v9.0.1 (Alexander Addon)

DarthMod Rome v9.0.1 (Alexander Addon)

Nov 13, 2012 Full Version 3 comments

Enhances only the Alexander expansion with DarthMod Gameplay and AI.

DarthMod Rome v9.0.1

DarthMod Rome v9.0.1

Nov 13, 2012 Full Version 61 comments

Improves Rome: Total War in every aspect! It offers innovative AI enhancements, original gameplay improvements, new maps & campaigns, new units, new...

Post comment Comments  (80 - 90 of 104)
DARTH__VADER
DARTH__VADER Nov 24 2012, 7:41am says:

I am sorry for the download problems. I wanted to upload to Strategy Informer too but they had server maintenances which will finish after the weekend.
Until I offer alternative download links, please try to login in ModDB, because this should really help.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Marcus500
Marcus500 Nov 23 2012, 1:21pm says:

Thanks for this mod a good reason to install Rome Total War :) i used your mod for Empire Total War a long time

+2 votes     reply to comment
Kipsi
Kipsi Nov 23 2012, 12:45pm says:

Filefront does't work, please post other links, quickly i want to play this game allready...

+1 vote     reply to comment
Lionheart2
Lionheart2 Nov 21 2012, 8:49am says:

Any multiplayer games for this mod?

+1 vote     reply to comment
DARTH__VADER
DARTH__VADER Nov 21 2012, 5:19pm replied:

All players who have DarthMod installed can see each other in the Multiplayer Lobby!

+1 vote     reply to comment
scone2
scone2 Nov 20 2012, 3:11pm says:

Can't seem to find the download for v9.0.1

+3 votes     reply to comment
scone2
scone2 Nov 21 2012, 2:21pm replied:

ah right its the same download. Could you change the download name to darthmod rome v9.0.1, it's just abit misleading :)

+2 votes     reply to comment
DARTH__VADER
DARTH__VADER Nov 21 2012, 5:18pm replied:

Yes. Sorry about that. Will do.

+4 votes     reply to comment
AubeSangante
AubeSangante Nov 21 2012, 2:05pm replied:

Oh this is he great new i have hearde somewhere you have stop modding and im happy to constate you didn't :)
(sorry for bad english)

+1 vote     reply to comment
DARTH__VADER
DARTH__VADER Nov 20 2012, 5:56am replied:

I think they made a good job themselves.

+4 votes     reply to comment
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