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.
There has been a tiny hotfix (2.1a) to address two important bugs: one regarding faction diplomacy, and the other freelancer integration. A 2.1 to 2.1a patch zip file has been uploaded, pending authorization
I missed something in the faction code that caused diplomacy in Gekokujo to act erratically and cause factions to make insane decisions, such as declare war on someone on the other side of Japan. Another bug I discovered with the help of the many players of Gekokujo is that the game does not assign you any guns if you join a lord as a retainer.
2.1a fixes both of those, and hopefully they are the last major bugs I have to fix so that I can begin expanding the number of items and implementing multiplayer.
Both take effect in a current save, but the changes to the faction code will only be immediate on starting a new game
The 2.1a fix is a zip file -- just extract its contents into your /gekokujo/ directory and overwrite everything it asks you to. If it's not yet authorized by ModDB by the time you see this, download it from my mirror. I will create a new full 2.1a installer and a full 2.1a rar or zip file and upload it in a little while -- please be patient with me, as I am a little tired from spending nearly all day trying to fix these two bugs ;)
For the 3rd year running the time has come to kick off Mod Appreciation Week 2017 and talk about our favorite mods. To thank those from our community who participate in spreading the love and awareness, we have partnered up with some friends of Mod DB and have a bunch of Steam keys to giveaway:
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built is being enjoyed by others. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2017
After you have linked to a mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post, let us know by leaving a comment with a link to your post. At the end of the week we shall be picking a few members at random who followed these rules, and will send them a key from one of the above games.
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