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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Hi all! If you're still playing this in 2017, be aware that the Steam version of Battlefront II just issued an update that re-enables multiplayer but breaks compatibility with the 1.3 patch, a core tool used to enable a lot of the neat features in mods like this one.

Thankfully, user Spiret has updated Zerted's 1.3 patch to be compatible with the recent multiplayer update, and you can and should download it here if you're having any issues:
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Dark Times II: Rising Son released!

Dark Times II: Rising Son released!

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What do you think the title says? Come on in, download the mod, and give it a try!

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.

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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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212thsoldier
212thsoldier

Is there any way to remove the ai controlled heroes? It's really fun having them on the field but it would also be nice to play without them a few matches. I tried removing heroes in the instant action side bar but that didn't change anything.

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Maveritchell Creator
Maveritchell

Nope. That's part of the package, and having the heroes there is part of the thematic reason for the hero support class being there.

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lukepriefer
lukepriefer

can o add this era to my map

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Maveritchell Creator
Maveritchell

Tutorials are available on Gametoast for how to add the era to a map. Follow the link out in the sidebar.

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CL_Alvaro
CL_Alvaro

how do you uninstall just in case i run into problems?

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Maindo
Maindo

Ce mod est excellent, les maps sont vraiment original (mention spécial pour le train :, et le Foncon Millenium) . Merci de mettre de la variété dans nos Battle front .

This mod is excellent, the cards are really original (spécial mention for the train :) and the Focon Millenium). Thank you for putting variety in our battle front.

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supermelee24
supermelee24

Hello a little help here. On the 2nd mission of the campaign it always crashes once i get to the 2 powerful droids or whatever. I uninstalled and reinistalled the mod and that didnt help. What is the problem here?

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Maveritchell Creator
Maveritchell

You probably have a sides replacement mod also installed that's overwriting the vanilla sides. That will potentially break compatibility with anything that looks for resources from the vanilla sides.

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