The DarthMod series of mods continues to improve the AI and gameplay of Total War games.
As always, the mod’s main scope is to destroy the “weak” arcade factors and replace them with realistic features.
Witness now Total War: Shogun 2 as you have ever wanted.

It is compatible with any DLC and campaign (Sengoku Period, Rise of the Samurai, Fall of the Samurai).

Generally it improves every crucial gameplay factor while it stays close to the feel of the original game.

It does not affect your game installation as you can enable and disable it via a special launcher application.
Furthermore you can use additional mods and options with a few clicks.


In DarthMod: Shogun II you will enjoy a redesigned melee system
which makes battles look like real, "really real"!

images of DMS 3.2
When 2 armies clash, you will notice violent pushes, formation penetrations, heroic 1vs1 melees,
as it would look in a real battle of the era.
images of DMS 3.2
Arrows spread realistically and are powerful according to the skill of the bowmen,
but still no match against the matchlocks.
images of DMS 3.2

Sieges are really challenging because the new morale, melee and projectile system
create a chaotic and difficult to handle environment.
images of DMS 3.2
Even the naval battles are much improved and are a joy to watch,
fun to play and, most importantly, difficult to master!
The new smoke effects of DarthMod Shogun: II v3.6.
All Total War: Shogun 2 DLC and Campaigns are supported
and the realistic battle atmosphere becomes complete
with super effects that do not decrease FPS but increase it!

You want this!
Do not get lost in Feudal Japan's war turmoil!
DarthMod Shogun is the mod you were, are and will look for!

DarthMod: Shogun II

Credits:

Thoal for gifting me the game through Steam, for his Rise of the Samurai DLC, for his Fall of the Samurai and his Saints & Heroes DLC gifts.
"Total War Greece" for gifting me the retail version of Fall of the Samurai.
PlacidDragon for too kindly gifting the game to... the wookie hip63 who abandoned the project.
Syntax for our old and valuable forum cooperation.
Mr Kami for his special donation, his Sengoku Jidai DLC gift, his Rise of the Samurai DLC gift, his very helpful feedback and the moderation of the forum.
KERA_AK for gifting me the Otomo DLC and for his general support.
Edward Reynolds for his very kind donation.
Fracchione for gifting me the Ikko Ikki DLC.
BayonetFodder-San for his always helpful feedback and his moderation of the forum.
Le_Fred for his really fantastic battle stories with DarthMod images.
Diadok, wrcromartie, VENNONETES, for their epic screenshots.
aion2006 for his super screenshots.
taw for his valuable mod tools.
Lord Maximus, Porphyr, davidallen, daniu, DaFranker for the upgrade of the PFM Tool to work with Shogun 2.
Crux3D for his genious Symphony Tool with which I repaired the dreaded mixed sounds bug that was caused by the official patch.
Mech_Donald for making his special Battlefield Smoke Mod (BSM) for DarthMod.
Swiss Halberdier for his all around assistance.
=Vastator= for his so much needed unit variety mod "Vastator Unit Style" (VUS).
Demokritos for his superb quality work "Alternative Clan Colours Mod" (ACC).
♔Noif de Bodemloze♔ for his splendid "Boshin War Mod HISTORICAL FLAGS, BANNERS & UNIFORMS Mod, "Modern Japan Army Mod", "Optional Faction Recolors [FOTS] and New Bows Textures.
BullGod for his magnificent "Daimyos and Generals mod" and "Portuguese terços Unit Variety Mod".
IGdood & kungfuserge for their relieving bayonet mod.
Thorn for his Oda Boost mod (available only in the launcher version of DMS).
ToonTotalWar for the usual perfect cooperation, his lite graphics mod and his special horo removal mod version.
Voice of Treason for the beautiful artwork.
JFC for the beautiful artwork and his excellent unit cards.
The Hedge Knight for the Horo removal mod, the excellent Unit Variety Mod and his general support to all modders.
Jane for the Clan Color Mod (no longer used because it is not updated).
Wind for the Japanese Speech Fix.
Ftmch for his fantastic and massive unit retexture mod.
Superghostboy for his handy texture mod that increases perfomance and FPS.
La De Da Brigadier Graham
for his music mod and his all around assistance (Generic all around good music which can be found here Twcenter.net).
Twosocks for his traditional music + sound mod (Based on atmospheric Japanese drums which can be found here Twcenter.net).
Ying, Duke of Qin for his great portrait mod named Furinkazan.
Gallus Domesticus for his Oda-Tokugawa alliance mod.
Elvasat for his beautiful portrait and event mods.
ordinary for his better encyclopaedia map (No longer used).
CoconutFred for his unit icon mod adapted for clan retexture mod.
Radius for his Sashimono removal mod and his other contributions to the TWCenter community.
akp for his ambush deployment zone mod.
freelancerX for his extra ambush & deployment zone mod.
No Leaf Clover for providing his temporary sound fix for the DarthMod community.
hip63 for his help at the early stages of the mod (The current DMS Launcher uses some of his ideas).

Download Info

DarthMod: Shogun II has the following three "flavours".


The Full Launcher Version

DarthMod: Shogun II v5.0


>>The SteamWork Version<<


>>The Minimal Pack<<



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18 comments by DARTH__VADER on Mar 22nd, 2013

DarthMod: Shogun II v5.0

The End

If it was not your valuable feedback and your continuous support, this version would have never been available. This last mod proudly represents my final work for the Total War series. All DarthMods will be finalised and will not be updated anymore unless it is needed.


Darth Vader of TWCenter.Net

Special New in v5.0 (Finale Edition)

Read The Full Changelog.

A preview of the added mods

Many of you asked to add the following mods to DarthMod: Shogun II and now finally you have them!

Alternative Clan Colours by Demokritos

Demokritos uniform color research
A must have mod for every player of Total War: Shogun 2. After the thorough research of Demokritos, the author, all units of Sengoku period have realistic uniform and banners colors.

Images from Vastator Unit Style Mod
Images from Vastator Unit Style Mod
Images from Vastator Unit Style Mod

Just pay attention to these images. Do you see the difference? Soldiers have much more variety in appearance thanks to the magnificent touch of =Vastator=. All Sengoku period of every DLC have this careful design.

Noif's Mod Collection

Noif's mods images
Noif's mods images
Noif's mods images
These are promotional Images from Noif's mods that are included in DarthMod:

NOIF's Boshin War Mod (NoBWN) - HISTORICAL FLAGS, BANNERS & UNIFORMS
Twcenter.net

NOIF's Modern Japan Army Mod
Twcenter.net

Noif's Bows
Twcenter.net


In a few words Noif offers you a complete visual pack for the Boshin period.

BullGod's Mod Collection

BullGod Mods Images
BullGod Mods Images
With the included "Daimyos & Generals MOD" you can see famous Sengoku period Generals with realistic appearances, like Takeda Shingen and Date Masamune above.

BullGod Mods Images
And also BullGod offers us an awesome unit variety for the Portuguese Tercos.
Indeed they look like real now.


More info about BullGod's mod below:

Daimyos & Generals MOD
Twcenter.net

The Portuguese terços Unit Variety Mod
Twcenter.net


If you want to understand what awaits you, read Le Fred's illustrated stories of DarthMod Battles!


Download Info

DarthMod: Shogun II has the following three "flavours".


  1. The Full Launcher version includes everything!

    DarthMod: Shogun II v5.0

  2. The SteamWork version has only the necessary and is always updated automatically. Ideal for Multiplayer and easy install.
    >>Subscribe<<

  3. The Minimal Pack includes only the gameplay files and a few submods. It must be installed manually per included instructions.

    >>Download Minimal Pack<<

Update 25/3/2013
Small Launcher Hotfix:
DarthMod_Shogun_v5.0_Launcher_HotFix.zip
Fixes BSM Effects not enabling. It includes instructions how to apply.
Thanks to Vennonetes for reporting.


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DarthMod: Shogun II v5.0 "Finale Edition"

DarthMod: Shogun II v5.0 "Finale Edition"

Jul 12, 2012 Full Version 95 comments

It is compatible with any DLC and campaign (Sengoku Period, Rise of the Samurai, Fall of the Samurai). It improves every crucial gameplay factor while...

DarthMod Shogun II v4.1+++ (Obsolete Old Version)

DarthMod Shogun II v4.1+++ (Obsolete Old Version)

Mar 24, 2012 Patch 18 comments

***You must Download the newest version*** It upgrades DarthMod Shogun to be compatible with the latest official patch and FotS offering you the rightful...

DarthMod: Shogun II v3.4 (Obsolete Old Version)

DarthMod: Shogun II v3.4 (Obsolete Old Version)

Nov 11, 2011 Full Version 9 comments

***You must Download the newest version*** The most popular mod for Total War: Shogun II is ready for you to play.

Post comment Comments  (450 - 460 of 545)
Trailhog250
Trailhog250 Jan 20 2012, 12:47am says:

I don't own SG2:TW because the setting never appealed to me. But if I ever buy it, the first thing I will do after installing it and downloading patches is download DM before I even start my first campaign.

DM was a godsend for E:TW :)

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Raptoid
Raptoid Jan 16 2012, 5:13pm says:

Excellent mod, I really love it. My only complaint is that it changes the pace far from what I am use to (it's good, just more challenging for me I suppose), and all the options are a bit overwhelming, so what are some of the favorite settings from all of you? I.E. the compatibility ones, which to turn on/off because they all sound pretty nice.

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BabylonDemolitionist
BabylonDemolitionist Jan 15 2012, 10:11am says:

Does it work with rise of the samurai?

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DARTH__VADER Creator
DARTH__VADER Jan 16 2012, 12:56pm replied:

Yes, with all DLC.

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BabylonDemolitionist
BabylonDemolitionist Jan 18 2012, 11:10am replied:

Awsome, thank you.

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TTocsic
TTocsic Jan 15 2012, 6:46am says:

just reïnstalled Shogun 2, downloaded your setup Vader, simply clicked next all the time..
doesn't work?
if I select anything from launcher, game CTD's after load/indexscreen? =(
if I start game via launcher in vanilla - game starts but no sound?? =S
if I start game without launcher but with mod installed, it works just fine (but probably without any influence of the mod...)

exact same story with Napoleon:TW btw ='(
makes me so sad...

have been playing Empire:TW over the past half year between Skyrim and BF3 though --> it's great! WITH Darthmod Empire Commander btw =D

sorry for the long comment, it just really makes me sad..
I love playing Empire with your MOD SO much!

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DARTH__VADER Creator
DARTH__VADER Jan 16 2012, 12:57pm replied:

Disable your antivirus.
Open Steam.
Then use the launcher.
(Be sure that you have admin access to your computer: Probably that's it)

+2 votes   reply to comment
TTocsic
TTocsic Jan 17 2012, 6:35am replied:

I'll give it a try as soon as I get home =)

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Heavyarmz190
Heavyarmz190 Jan 14 2012, 3:51pm says:

whenever i start darthmod, it shows the steam message for starting the game but then disappears and sits on its butt. ive reinstalled darthmod a few times with no success. Any ideas?

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DARTH__VADER Creator
DARTH__VADER Jan 16 2012, 12:59pm replied:

Delete your preferences.script in p;pdata%\The Creative Assembly\Shogun2\scripts.
Disable the mod from the launcher.
Start normal vanilla.
Exit the game.
Enable DarthMod with 2X
Start the game (and it should play).

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Schroedinger cleary hasn't played a totalwar game in his life as everybody knows the darthmod series are the best mod series out.

i enjoyed shogun but this was ten times better the unit scale is perfect and battles are much better.

Join the darkside and DOWNLOAD THIS NOW :D

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cuz he luls bro, u mad?

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