Ever since ETW came out, players have wished for replacements for the CGI style portraits that carried over from Medieval II (this time with wigs). Over the years, several extensive, as well as partial mod packs have been released here and there in order to remedy this situation. The most well known is the one originally made by Onkel Tuca, and used for Darthmod Empire. However, subsequent attempts to complete the full culture specific portraits categories for the game have been spread out - meaning that they can be difficult to find in one cohesive package. At least I thought so.

Ever since I first started playing Napoleon: Total War (having played ETW the year before), I have wished for a similar mod that blends in with the period aesthetics like the portraits do in that game. One unified and consistent style that covers everything in the game, with nothing left of the previous files. Finally, after a long time in the making, I finished my own portraits, and can now share them.

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1. Installing ESF Editor


First, go to this link and download the tool used to edit the starting game definitions ("startpos.esf"):

Sourceforge.net

Install per the instructions given.

2. Open Empire's startpos.esf


Open the editor and click "File" --> "Open ESF" --> "SteamLibrary" --> "steamapps" --> "common" --> "Empire Total War" --> "data" --> "campaigns" --> "main" --> startpos.esf.

3. Navigate to the Kings' section


Click on the small "+" sign next to each node to expand it. This is the path you should open:

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Change 039.tga to 040.tga, then save the file.

Done!


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Durango Historical Portraits 1.0

Durango Historical Portraits 1.0

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NOTE! See below for installation instructions. The aim of this mod is to provide a unified style for ETW. Every single portrait in the mod has been reworked...

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A really great immersive mod..I highly recommend getting it. Thanks so much for this!

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DurangoX Creator
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Thank you!

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Good mod and works properly. gj man

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DurangoX Creator
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Glad to hear it!

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Wow, Bravo

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Thank you!

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Hello, i am currently using darthmod, and all factions mod. Darthmod adds some portaits, but it doesnt completely remove the vanilla ones, as the native americans, and the ottomans still have the vanilla portaits. Is there a way to add your mod to only replace the untouched ones? Is there a way to do it without downloading anything additional (like packfile manager, or mod manager).Thanks!

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Hi! As far as I know, you have to mod the Darthmod files yourself to use this mod. You can follow this guide written by another user, but I can't guarantee it will work properly (as I made the mod for vanilla): Twcenter.net

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