The goal of this mod is to make combat look more realistic while maintaining balance by adjusting squad cost and training speed. To determine how strong a unit or weapon is I consider how its described in the lore, how it looks ingame and its relative strength on the tabletop. Most units do not use squad or vehicle cap, and the few that are limited have a lore reason (like the leman russ vanquisher) or balance reason (artillery). - No squad limits on most units. - Dozens of new units. - The AI can use all the new units. - New AI profiles for all factions. - Campaign and multiplayer compatible. - Greater emphasis on macro-management and aggressive gameplay. - Knockdown is now very rare. - Better vehicle pathfinding. - Research removed. Each races traits are more pronounced, space marines are more elite, eldar are faster, imperial guard and orks are big horde armies, necrons are hard to kill but slow, tau still like their gunlines.
v1.5 brings new Tyranid models and the Dark Eldar to the game.
1. Make sure dark crusade is updated to v1.2 (cd users) OR v1.3 (for steam users), shown in the upper left of the main menu.
2. Launch the 4gb_patch executable and navigate to your Darkcrusade.exe file and patch it. As soon as that's done click "Another file" and search for the GraphicsConfig.exe file and patch that one too
3. Extract the Cinematic_battles folder and Cinematic_Battles.module to your dark crusade directory
4. Launch the game and activate the mod in the game manager
If you've installed this mod before delete the old cinematic_battles folder and cinematic_battles.module before installing the new version.
added dark eldar
added kommandos for orks
tyranids now use the vastly better DOW2 models
fixed the imperial assaultcannon tracers
added a wincondition to restrict aircraft
striking scorpions no longer t-pose while burrowed
dark reaper exarchs no longer t-pose when firing their missile
increased the scale (size) of the heavy weapons team
The shoota boy no longer has a twiching in his feet when firing. The Tankbuster has had his mask adjusted.
reduced fighta bomba bomb damage to 400 so they can't kill listening posts in one hit
gun drones will no longer have a pile of dirt following them when they jump
tau ai will use the barracuda now
made new icons for carnifexes
removed the dakkafex, all of its weapon upgrades are now on the normal carnifex
changed carnifex cost, reduced build time
increased zoanthrope cost
increased genestealer speed
genestealers now start with scything talons and can upgrade to rending claws
tyranid warriors lost melee leap but get a slight increase to base speed
reduced tyranid turret cost and build time
sisters and tyranid menu music doesn't play
sm vindicator tracks go backwards
stalker and rhino tracks don't move
Models, art and code contributed by:
objective points team
skirmish ai team
vanilla model fixes team
Special thanks to: Kekoulis and Thudo for their advice
Extra special thanks to Gambit for writing the ai code for aircraft