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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23 comments by Maveritchell on Jul 24th, 2010

All right, gang! Straight from a galaxy far, far away to your PC comes Dark Times II: Rising Son.
Rising Son is the successor to the original Dark Times mod - it's not really a sequel, but it's much more than just a small version change. The original Dark Times mod was a mod designed to add some variable aspects to the game along with several changes made to enhance the singleplayer experience. Rising Son duplicates and elaborates - all the original content is there with many new features added to the mix.

Rising Son has all the random heroes and units of the original Dark Times increased by more than twofold, and spread across two distinct (but randomly chosen!) time periods. Rising Son, in addition to increasing the number of single-player wave modes, has several new game modes added - Control mode, V.I.P. mode, Space mode... and more! Rising Son adds a 16-mission single-player semi-linear campaign. Rising Son adds 16 new maps, the majority of which load in random environments each time you play.

Need more information? Be sure to check out the previous news posts, which have covered nearly every feature of the mod in detail.

Also, keep in mind that the download will have several pieces of helpful documentation, should you have any questions. Enjoy!

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Dark Times II: Rising Son

Dark Times II: Rising Son

Jul 23, 2010 Full Version 32 comments

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

Apr 21, 2009 Full Version 23 comments

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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reedytyler43 May 19 2015, 12:22am says:

Have you installed the v1.3 patch? It's required for the mod to run properly.

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paulpjholcomb May 10 2015, 11:06pm says:

New question. I seem to have installed the mod properly (I can see all of the new maps when I go to Instant Action). However, when I try to play one, the game crashes immediately. Any idea what might be going on?

Note: I have downloaded the SWBII from Steam.

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Isaac1138 May 9 2015, 5:32pm says:

why are these old mods getting shoved up topic

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Keough_Darklance May 8 2015, 2:19am says:

Sorry to bother you but I get a weird image of whatever weapon I am using off to the left side of my screen (besides the normal image at the bottom left). I only have this, Battlefront: Evolved, and a an emb for some high rez retextured maps. Screen shot here: and

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Marth8880 May 9 2015, 11:40am replied:

Try uninstalling Evolved.

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Keough_Darklance May 9 2015, 10:09pm replied:

cheers mate, that did it. But now everything looks bad again XD

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Marth8880 May 10 2015, 11:20am replied:

Lol rip. I'll let WULF know Evolved appears to break the mod, by the way.

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paulpjholcomb May 7 2015, 12:33pm says:

Hello! I am experiencing some difficulties getting the mod to work.

I do not have any previously installed mods in my SWBII game. After downloading The Dark Times, I ran the automatic installer into the proper directory. It seemed to install correctly, but when I launched my game, none of the components of the mod appeared to be present. I could not find any of the mod's maps under Instant Action.

I then deleted the mod from my game and re-installed the mod manually. Still nothing.

I then uninstalled my game, re-installed it, and ran the automatic The Dark Times installer again. Still nothing.

I would really appreciate any help you can offer! I don't know if this is relevant, but I downloaded SWBII from Steam.

Thank you so much!

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paulpjholcomb May 10 2015, 5:58pm replied:

I realized that I had to change the destination folder from the default one to the one found under the Steam folder. All is well now.

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I loved the campaign in this mod. The class system was greatly improved by having different special classes on different maps. My only problem with this mod is when you have to escort the Mon Cal engineers on the Mon Cal level, they will kill each other if you have FF on.

My Absolute Favorite part of this mod is the Mon Calamari Space map, I have oodles of fun on that map. I recommend playing it with a Flight sim joy stick (I use the Logitech Attack3).

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