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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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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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.

May/June unit update

May/June unit update

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Overview of units updated/added in the past couple of months.

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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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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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Razormind
Razormind

New to this, sorry if I ask a stupid question.

Is this mod compatible with

Moddb.com

and

Moddb.com

Thanks in advance for answers!

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Maveritchell Creator
Maveritchell

You shouldn't have an issue with the graphics mod, because it just replaces visual components of the maps. You may have an issue with the other one, because it (inexplicably) is the older type of sides replacement mod that replaces the stock sides of the game. That will break a whole bunch of mods in small ways.

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BeefyBills
BeefyBills

I don't think I've ever experienced more rage in my life than trying to complete the Dark Times Galactic Conquest.


Bravo

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Comrade_Red
Comrade_Red

I just wanna say this is easily my favorite Battlefront 2 mod of all time, and definitely one of the best that belongs in the top 5. Hell, its even better than the Force Unleashed. Thank you so much for making this :)

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