The Dark Times (and its successor, Dark Times II: Rising Son) is a mod focused on delivering a solid singleplayer experience in a traditionally multiplayer game, Star Wars Battlefront II.

The mod draws from the time period before and during the beginning of the Galactic Civil War. Several prominent characters from the movies as well as the expanded universe show up as one of over 20 new heroes added to the game - each hero supported by a special "hero support" unit.

While the mod of course supports multiplayer (and in fact has some scripted missions specifically for multiplayer), the majority of the content in the mod is designed with the intent to diversify the singleplayer experience - which is why there is a focus on randomization. A number of new game modes have also been added, including the popular "wave mode."

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Hi all! If you're still playing this in 2017, be aware that the Steam version of Battlefront II just issued an update that re-enables multiplayer but breaks compatibility with the 1.3 patch, a core tool used to enable a lot of the neat features in mods like this one.

Thankfully, user Spiret has updated Zerted's 1.3 patch to be compatible with the recent multiplayer update, and you can and should download it here if you're having any issues:
Gametoast.com

Dark Times II: Rising Son released!

Dark Times II: Rising Son released!

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What do you think the title says? Come on in, download the mod, and give it a try!

Rising Son singleplayer campaign, new space combat, and release date set!

Rising Son singleplayer campaign, new space combat, and release date set!

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Introduction of the single-player campaign mode for Rising Son, a look at the new space gameplay for Rising Son, and the planned release date for the...

New map: Corellia: Coronet Rail

New map: Corellia: Coronet Rail

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Overview of the final planned new land map added to "Rising Son."

New map: Space Anoat

New map: Space Anoat

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Take a look at how wave mode transitions to a space map with Space Anoat.

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Dark Times II: Rising Son

Dark Times II: Rising Son

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This is the Dark Times II: Rising Son full download. Included in the .zip file is a readme.txt file, which should be read first. Also included is the...

The Dark Times

The Dark Times

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The Dark Times mod for Star Wars Battlefront II. Download "TheDarkTimes.exe," a self-extractor for all the files. Install to your "Star Wars Battlefront...

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sw33tsp0t
sw33tsp0t

nvm i found a fix, you have to reinstall it all again with the patch and all the content will work again, just have to reinstall all of it, conversion pack, 2.2 patch, dark times and rising son , and it will all work again. after steam october 2017 update.

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sw33tsp0t
sw33tsp0t

help maveritchell after steam update to SWBFII , to bring back multiplayer servers your conversion pack and dark times mod(s) are not working and are rendered useless, cant select dark times ages, kotor ages, new maps, game modes, nothing. PLEASE HELP MAVERITCHELL I CANT PLAY WITHOUT YOUR AWESOME MODS!! <3

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Maveritchell Creator
Maveritchell

Luke, dude. Isn't that pretty obvious?

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ahd0ver
ahd0ver

So who is the Rising Son?

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DarthVaderTheHater
DarthVaderTheHater

This might be a stupid question but whatever i'm new to moddb can you have Dark Times and Dark Times II:Rising Son installed at the same time?

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FishFilletJim
FishFilletJim

In my settings, my jedi block is set to the right mouse button but in game when i play instant action on dark times maps, mouse buttons 1 2 and 3 are all attack buttons. it works normally for the vanilla maps and my other mods. Is there any way i can fix this?

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LOCKJAWVENOM
LOCKJAWVENOM

Dark Times 2 changes blocking to a light attack that can be spammed to block blaster fire. The mod is working as intended.

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Maveritchell Creator
Maveritchell

Do you know what Dark Times does? Did you read any of the included docs?

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Guest
Guest

is it worth downloading 1 and 2? or does the sequel have everything the first has and more?

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Maveritchell Creator
Maveritchell

Don't download both. Dark Times II has everything in the first pack along with all its new content.

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lukepriefer
lukepriefer

i would love to see that corellia mod map with other eras also i was wondering if we could edit and maybe add a thing or 2 with this mod era heroes in particular

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