The Human Revolution mod adds five new races to Distant Worlds and edits one. The standard human race is edited to reflect the background story of this mod, and five more interesting races are also added. This was done because I personally found the human race in DW quite plain and boring. It did not provide for good gameplay, in my opinion, and as an AI adversary seldom proposed any resistance either. That is about to change - the Humans have got company.
The Human Revolution mod for Distant Worlds has been updated for the Shadows Expansion. This download has everything needed. No other downloads are required!
A Distant Worlds Shadows Mod by Antiscamp
ABOUT THE MOD
Distant Worlds Shadows is required.
The Human Revolution mod adds five new races to Distant Worlds and edits one. The standard human race is edited to reflect the background story of this mod, and three more interesting races are also added. This was done because I personally found the human race in DW quite plain and boring. It did not provide for good gameplay, in my opinion, and as an AI adversary seldom proposed any resistance either. That is about to change - the humans have got company.
To install, throw the Human Revolution folder in your Matrix Games/Distant Worlds/customization folder and tick the mod in the Themes list from the main game menu.
GALACTIC NEWSNET OPTIONAL ADDON
The Galactic Newsnet optional addon adds news channel screens for several events and reports in Distant Worlds featuring real screenshots of the beautiful newsanchor Mélissa Theuriau. This addon is suitable when playing any human race.
NOTE: This feature will replace the original files, so please make sure you backup your originals to easily go back to vanilla state. This mod changes the appearance of the game, not only in the Human Revolution mod, but altogether. To be able to quickly revert to the previous state, be sure to do the backup procedure described here in full. The files are found in the OptionalGalacticNewsnet folder in the HumanRevolution folder. Because it replaces originals, it is kept as an optional addon.
Please backup the following folders before install: messages and events. They're both found in Matrix Games/Distant Worlds/images/ui. If you want to revert to the previous state, just copy those two folders back into the ui folder. Install the Galactic Newsnet by dragging and dropping the optional addon folder into your Matrix Games/Distant Worlds/images/ui folder. Overwrite when asked. When reverting to the original state, do this again but with the folders you backupped earlier instead.
STATISTICS - SOME TIPS
I found no logical way to provide an in-game galactopedia article for each of the races. Therefore, I've included the statistics of the races in the Human Revolution folder as jpg's. Open them in any application, and if you need to know their statistics in-game, Alt-Tab to Windows and study the .jpg's.In the Human Revolution folder you'll also find an extensive text file named Human Revolution Background.txt, which tells the story of the races, their background and their relationships.
This mod is created with my previous Eva Matriarchy mod as foundation and the Eva Matriarchy race is also included in this Human Revolution mod with some balancing and tweaks. It was begun as a mod for Legends. The Legends only version is still available for download on the Human Revolution ModDB page.
Credits for this mod go to CodeForce for an excellent game. Thanks go to the artists Israel Llona (http://isra2007.deviantart.com/) for the sexy and beautiful Eva race portrait picture, and to Kaosmos (http://www.kaosmos.com.ar/) for the Merch picture, and for their permissions for me to use their art in this way. Also, Kalthaniell with his DW mod Kalthaniell's Shipyard where I got the excellent shipset (http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2845072).
Special thanks and credits also to Mugaiz84 for his work on the ship class name update in this mod as well as the characters!
Thanks to all who have made comments and suggestions. Special thanks to Larry Monte aka StarLab for using this mod in one of his Let's Plays (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWlTJHwNS1k&list=PLzEZx9zuF9_4YE6SjyawMFYE-WOQkKSEF&index=1). I have an own Legends Let's Play with Human Revolution going too at Youtube.com . There will be more LP's from me featuring this mod, so do check out my work on YouTube.
Report any issues to me. There's more balancing to be done! Human Revolution has its own thread on the Matrix Forums (http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3272873). Have fun!
Antiscamp, February-May 2013