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WARNING: It may take a very long time to start up a new game (that it looks like it must have crashed) because of the number of factions in play. I am working on improving startup time, but while that is still not fixed, I suggest starting a new game in windowed mode to allow you to do something else while it starts up. Once your new character is made, you can save it and restore full-screen mode -- starting a new game takes a long time, but loading an existing save is as quick as normal Mount and Blade.

This is meant for the latest version of Warband, 1.158

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*It'll more likely be used to buy history books, because I'm a huge nerd

If you have an old version -- delete it first! 3.0 will overwrite all old files as necessary, but it will leave a few behind that are no longer used.

3.0 comes in two versions: a self-extracting installer that auto-detects your warband directory and a .rar for power users who know what they're doing.

If you have the installer, just run it and follow the instructions.

If you have the .rar, extract it into your modules directory.

Gekokujo is a mod for Mount and Blade Warband set in the Sengoku period of Japan. The name is a term often translated as "the low-ranked taking over from the high" and was chosen because it was a running theme during that era: Oda Nobunaga descended from a clan of deputies to the nominal governor of their province, but the Oda usurped them and toppled their neighbors; Toyotomi Hideyoshi began his career as a cook and sandal bearer and ended up the ruler of Japan; Tokugawa Ieyasu was an upstart who probably fabricated a claim of descent from the Minamoto clan--the only ones allowed to be granted the title of Shogun. As a player of Gekokujo, you will start from nothing and attempt to gain control of the entire country, making the title fitting.

A little note on the in-game names of equipment and NPCs: My priority is to make the mod intuitive for all players, not just historical enthusiasts, so gratuitous Japanese is avoided, unless the English equivalent is even more cumbersome or somehow less informative. You will also meet "Lord Tokugawa", not "Daimyo Tokugawa Ieyasu" -- in Native mount and blade, lords only had one name (although their given names, not their surnames or house names), and "Daimyo _" isn't accurate usage anyway, since it's not how anyone would have addressed them. The mod tries to be accurate with regards to the general conditions of the time, but deliberately ignores particulars as a design decision. "Lord Oda" represents Nobunaga, but isn't really him. Gekokujo is not a historical simulation, but not because I believe it detracts from gameplay or enjoyment--so although it won't be perfect, I am not going out of my way to flout history and accuracy.

Current Features
- New map of Japan with more than double the playable area of Native, from Kyushu in the south to Ezo (Hokkaido) in the north
- 32 towns (10 more than native!), 75 castles (28 more than native!!), and 164 villages (54 more than native!!!)
- New village, castle, town, tavern, and many other scenes- Historically-appropriate names for towns (Tokyo was still Edo, Osaka was still Sakai, and Fukuoka was still Hakata back then)
- New weapons, armor, trade goods, flags, and other details appropriate for the time and place
- Gunpowder weapons and gunpowder units
- New faces and hairs, including 6 base asian male and 4 base asian female faces
- 20 factions (19 samurai clans plus the Ikko-Ikki movement of monks, peasants, and samurai volunteers)
- Tested for stability and consistency so that it has, at minimum, the playability level of Native
- Town and castle recruitment (villages for ashigaru, towns and castles for samurai, temple fortresses for monks)
- Bodyguards for interior scenes (requires NPC companions and high-enough reknown or nobility)
- Tweaked startup scripts to increase variety in new games (such as the relationships of noble lords and ladies with each other)
- Integrated Freelancer mod (ask to serve a samurai lord as a direct retainer and participate in all their battles)
- Integrated Diplomacy mod (many, many features -- look them up separately)
- 22 npcs will full-fledged backstories
- Many, many more!

Upcoming Features
- Improved graphics
- Better warcries
- Localizations in many languages
- A religion system
- Parallel faction systems for merchants and bandits, meant to complement each other and the territorial lords
- More quests (with many based on the merchant, bandit, and religious factions)
- A proper endgame with a Korean campaign (long shot)

This is a one-man operation by me, marty4286 (also sometimes phlpp), but I relied a lot on freely-available community resources, including:

Diplomacy Mod 4.2
Bogmir's Samurai Weapons OSP (two bows, two arrow quivers, and two yari spears)
Iboltax's Improved Male Faces OSP
Runico's Katanas (ironically enough, for the "chinese" weapons)
Caba`drin's Bodyguard Code
Caba`drin's Pre-Battle Orders Kit
SacredStoneHead's Samurai Armor (gauntlets and 1 helmet mesh, retextured)
Llew's Flintlock Firearms OSP
Shcherbyna's Map Icons
Psiphoon's Katana Animations
gutekfiutek's Polished Landscapes
... with Delzaros's fixes for Warband 1.15x
Zephilinox's Mouselook Death Camera
NaglFaar's Join Any Side Tweak
jrider's Forage skill
motomataru's campaign AI tweaks

Special thanks to Rosslington for the launcher pic
Special thanks to Rathmor for his placeholder ainu clothing textures. He also submitted many pieces of music
Special thanks to khamukkamu for several music submissions
Special thanks to Jacobhinds, unkowned, matmohair1, and others for ideas and support
Extra special thanks to Moetic Justice for his music submission

Several people tested 3.0 for bugs, but please give special thanks to:

everyone from the 'dp
Sengoku Sushi
son of hojo
Don Zekalone

If I forgot anyone, and you notice, please remind me so I can give proper credit. I modifed almost everything I borrowed. Everything I modified and created is also available free to use in your own works, with no permission required (just credit me in a readme like this, and also the original creator if it was just a modification of mine and not an original creation).

The module system code is included with this release. This is for people who know what they are doing -- I will direct most coding questions to the taleworlds modding forums, unless it's a question specific to the code of Gekokujo rather than coding in general.

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I announced this in the Taleworlds forum, but not here, Steam Workshop, or Nexus. For that, I apologize. I released the 3.1 beta patch a long time ago in the same forum, because I wanted a small group of testers to iron out the bugs with the mod before I put it up here -- you all only deserve a tight bug-free experience. However, I hadn't expected to suddenly stop working on the mod, so only Taleworlds was left with 3.1 while you got nothing.

I'm not restarting work on Gekokujo right now, but I am going to rectify one mistake by linking you to the 3.1 beta patch thread (and uploading it as well). It is playable and *mostly* bug-free, thanks to the good people in the Taleworlds forum, but it is not quite up to the standards I think a patch should be before it gets released here. And most importantly, it's save-compatible with 3.0.

A description of the changes are available in the beta patch thread:

Installation Instructions:

1. Install Gekokujo 3.0 (if you haven't already)
2. Install the contents of the patch over Gekokujo 3.0 (this is the only step if you already have 3.0)

The patch is 41mb. If it is smaller than that, the download was corrupted and you should try a different mirror. Mention and 3.1 Patch Progress Mention and 3.1 Patch Progress

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Gekokujo was mentioned in an article on today, but I can't rest on my laurels -- there's still a game to be made.

Gekokujo 3.0 Is Finally Done!

Gekokujo 3.0 Is Finally Done!

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I worked hard on it, so first and foremost I hope you have fun. It has all-new music, a more detailed map, many more weapons, armor, and clothing, and...

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Script Error Fix

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Some of you get an incessant script error warning. I actually fixed it a long time ago, but I kept forgetting to give it out to everyone.

Japanese Translation

Japanese Translation

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LordY has uploaded a Japanese translation for Gekokujo, for Japanese players

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Hey all, i realize the dev has stated they will be suspending work on the mod, but I was wondering if there was any info other than that? Gekokujo is one of my favourite mods for Warband, and I'd like to follow things as closely as I can. I'm incredibly excited to see were things go after 3.1.

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when any patch will be released to fix that unplayable piece of **** (3.1) ?

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good mod but for some reason I keep bumping in invisible **** on the map,there is no trees and no grass and it ****** me off when im fighting rebels on my own get stuck and then destroyed because of that

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Please finish the 3.1 patch, this mod is amazing!

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I installed the 3.1 beta patch, but it seems to gave a few glitches, such as the banners your troops wear on their backs disappear and the swords blade going through the shoulder when held, is there going to be a fix?

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switch off ''random encounters '' and ..start game again , sashimono will stay

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Any chance that Bannerlord might be getting its own Gekokujo?

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Please add some form of Multiplayer...?

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"Install the contents of the patch over Gekokujo."

I'm not a computer expert. Any detailed explanation for this? I have the 3.0 downloaded.

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just install in the same directory (or a copy of it) as you have Gekokujo in.

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In the same folder as Gekokjo? Or in the modules folder with it?
And how will I know when it works? Thanks

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no different , please paste all mod files into your bin and delete , restart your computer after that

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Why did I only hear about this mod now""
A really great mod, with many good features,
Anyone who like Japanese historical warefare(Samurai) should get this"!

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