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Absolute Corruption is one of the most entertaining mods ever released for EaW/FoC. (Get it here.) It adds in reams of new content while keeping the basic mechanics of the original game intact. It is also, alas, a very old mod and one that has been effectively discontinued for several years now.

Absolute Chaos is an expansion addon for Absolute Corruption. It picks up where where Absolute Corruption left off, giving you an updated and enhanced iteration of the mod which preserves the basic game play and style of the original. We are upgrading its appearance, adding in new units and features, and overhauling the AI. Here are some of the things we have added in order to breathe new life into this old school classic:

-Fully functional AI that can now build and utilize the new structures and units. This was one of the biggest problems with the original, because the stock AI had no idea what to do with any of that new content. The AI has also been tweaked for aggression and strategic planning, making this mod much more of a challenge than the original.

-New Galactic Conquest scenarios, including full integration with the massive Ultimate Galactic Conquest mod. You can now play all with all of those new features and units in a full scale, 136 planet galaxy map complete with unique land maps and planetary bonuses.

-New tech system for the Zann Consortium, which balances out the underworld faction and requires them to access new units and weapons through tech advances just like the original factions.

-Improved game play balance, with lots of minor tweaks to unbalanced units and heroes, ensuring that more time is spent enjoying frustration-free game play.

And now, with version 2.0, you can expect:

-New content- units and features that were once part of the mod but were cut are being added back in to give this already loaded mod even more content and variety! The already sizable unit roster from ACM 2.4 is being expanded and many new ground and space units are being added, making this expansion one of the most content rich mods in the entire EaW/FoC community.

-Improved visuals. A better GUI system and updated particle effects will keep this baby looking fresh, as will the addition of finishing touches like the re-introduction of proper death clones, upgraded models, new ground and space maps, improved textures and space skydomes, and much more. As newer and better content is made available, many of the dated looking models will be replaced.

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Official Release!


UPDATE: 9/8/19: Be aware that this is merely the latest version playable on disc, and that it has been rendered obsolete by the newest STEAM workshop downloads. It is strongly recommended that you upgrade to the STEAM version of the game, which has been optimized by Petroglyph and patched multiple times over the last two years. For this reason, STEAM is now the preferred platform for EaW/FoC, and the platform for which most premium quality mods are developed. You can learn more about the most recent versions of the mod, and the upcoming updates for it here.


UPDATE: 5/10/18: Rolling update. Install as a patch. Minor fixes and new content.


UPDATE: 5/8/18: Here is the 2.011 version of the mod which bundles together all previous patches and hotfixes into one upload. We recommend that everyone upgrade to this version, which includes all previous patches and some additional refinements and upgrades. If you already have version 2.0 and/or the 5/7 patch installed, it is recommended that you start over with a clean installation.


Absolute Chaos 2.0 has been officially released! Make sure you first install Absolute Corruption 2.4- it will not work with versions 1.08 or 1.09. Get Absolute Corruption 2.4 here.

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Installation Process

Installation instructions are included in the download, but a few early players have reported trouble getting it to work properly. In order to correctly install this mod, you must first get Absolute Corruption 2.4 and install it in your mods folder. (It is strongly recommended that you keep a back up copy on hand in case something goes awry and you have to re-install.) You should then download Absolute Chaos 2.0 and extract it to some location on your CPU. Move the contents of Absolute Chaos 2.0 to where Absolute Corruption 2.4 is located. The files for Absolute Chaos 2.0 are in a folder called "ACM2.4" to make this process easier. When you merge the folders, it will ask you if you want to overwrite the contents of Absolute Corruption 2.4. You must say "yes" to all- if you do not overwrite the files from Absolute Corruption the mod will not work.

If you experience crashes right away when you load space battles, this is an infallible sign that you did not overwrite the models from Absolute Corruption 2.4. This happens to some users when they extract the files for Absolute Chaos directly to the ACM2.4 folder for Absolute Corruption because it adds the new content but does not overwrite the old. If you see the new splash screen, but you get crashes when battles load, this has happened to you. The solution is to re-install by extracting Absolute Chaos to your desktop, and then merging it with Absolute Corruption 2.4 using the drag and drop method. IF YOU ARE NOT ASKED TO OVERWRITE ANYTHING DURING THE INSTALLATION PROCESS, THEN CHANCES ARE GOOD YOU HAVE NOT INSTALLED CORRECTLY. IF YOU DO NOT OVERWRITE THE MODELS, THEN THE MOD WILL NOT WORK EVEN IF YOU MERGE THE FOLDERS CORRECTLY.

If you see a logfile error when you try to load the game, then go into ACM2.4 -> DATA -> XML and delete a file called "GRAPHICDETAILS.XML".

It is recommended that you delete the Maps folder from Absolute Corruption 2.4. (The original folder- NOT the .meg file) If you are a STEAM user, and you find that this causes issues, then restore the MAPS folder. This will increase load times and cause a few maps to no longer match their respective planets, but it will not break the game.

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BUG REPORTS

Even with extensive beta testing, bugs are a thing. At present there are no known game breaking issues with this mod, and almost all crashes and bug reports to date have been the result of bad installations. We fully expect minor bugs and issues to raise their ugly little heads, however- such is modding. You can leave bug reports here, but we strongly recommend you post them to the bug tracker channel on our Discord.

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Future Plans

We intend to address and resolve any ongoing issues with the mod, and we to plan to release regular patches and updates. A version 2.1 is in the works and will feature additional game play features and mechanics that build off of the foundation we have set down in this release. Stay tuned!

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Pre-Release Rundown!

Pre-Release Rundown!

News 5 comments

With only a week to go until the official release of Absolute Chaos 2.0, here is a summary of changes and things to expect.

New Features!

New Features!

News 3 comments

A major update for the upcoming release! A sneak peak at some of the new features that will be added to spice up version 2.0.

Change log 2.0 and Closed Beta Time!

Change log 2.0 and Closed Beta Time!

News 20 comments

Absolute Chaos 2.0 is progressing rapidly and the closed beta is coming soon. Here is the change log.

Steam Crash Fix

Steam Crash Fix

News 1 comment

What is going wrong with the Steam version, and (probably) the solution

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Absolute Chaos v. 2.011

Absolute Chaos v. 2.011

Full Version 19 comments

This is the most recent version that is still playable on disc. It is not, however, the most recent version of the mod, and it is highly recommended that...

Absolute Chaos v2.5

Absolute Chaos v2.5

Full Version 6 comments

Legacy copy of ACM 2.5, commemorating the April release of 3.0 on Steam. This is for Steam users who wish to continue their old save games, or who prefer...

ACM 2.012- Rolling Update!

ACM 2.012- Rolling Update!

Patch 6 comments

Mini-patch that fixes a few very minor glitches and adds in some delicious new content! You won't want to miss it!

Performance Patch for 2.011

Performance Patch for 2.011

Patch

This performance patch will reduce lag on large GCs. Recommended for players who want better performance on the 140+ planet maps. (updated- 5/10/18)

*Old* Absolute Chaos 109 beta 2

*Old* Absolute Chaos 109 beta 2

Patch 21 comments

This is a beta test version released on July 1st, 2017. This is a patch version, apply over absolute chaos 1.07 or higher to help me test this out.

*Old* Absolute Chaos 1.08 Patch

*Old* Absolute Chaos 1.08 Patch

Patch 1 comment

Download this one if you DID install Absolute Chaos 1.07 or above previously, and want to update to 1.08. In that case, you do not need the full version...

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videogamemodsarecool
videogamemodsarecool

Please I beg you make an updated gog version of the mod or half of the people playing the game will be doomed to never enjoy this great mod! Thank you for making this mod!

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killdivas Creator
killdivas

Well, speak of the devil! We are currently planning to make a version called "ACM Classic" which will be an overhaul and upgrade of the original Absolute Corruption, optimizing it for non-steam versions (although you can play it on steam also). It will be playable on all formats. We will release it here hopefully during the Christmas season, so sit tight. We will probably start promoting it relatively soon.

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Bronx9146
Bronx9146

Major bugs on Tie Predator and Tie Phantom not shooting/fighting back. All they do is stand there getting shot even if I ordered them to attack

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credaznia
credaznia

I think I know the answer, but why do the new planet and unit texts appear to me as "missing"? I have the game in Spanish so I suspect it is a language problem.

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killdivas Creator
killdivas

Rename the text file to whatever language your game is installed in.

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credaznia
credaznia

well that was fast! How can I do that?. I don't have much idea but I would really like to contribute a Spanish translation. I'm sure it would help to extend the mod as like corruption. So how can I do this? what files should i touch?

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nuruddinshah52
nuruddinshah52

killdivas
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killdivas Jun 28 2019

This is an obsolete version, because the Disc and GOG versions of the game haven't been patched and cannot run the newest version. If you have steam, everything you need is on the workshop and need not bother with this

O.o.....Do this mean mod dead for CD version?.....

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killdivas Creator
killdivas

I'm afraid so. There is simply no point in releasing a mod that won't be playable, although once the new version 3.0 comes out later this year or early next year we plan to release the current steam version here as a legacy upload. I strongly recommend upgrading to Steam- you really are missing out on superior stability and performance if you are still playing on disc, and most of the newer premium mods will be closed off to you without steam workshop access.

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nuruddinshah52
nuruddinshah52

T.T.....
So.....Do you know where Steam have sale?

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Kamul
Kamul

great mod but i have a Problem.
i cant chose units in Battle. i can chose wich unit jump or land in Battle but they cant move.

can someone help me?

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Awesome add-on to an awesome mod. There are a lot of canon mods out there, however ACM adds more fun to the game. And this add-on makes sure that the fun factor is constantly tweaked to perfection.

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