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:
Gametoast.com

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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Toranks
Toranks

Does anyone know why the game closes without any message when I run the game type "Wave"? Everyone else works perfectly for me

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Jaydakin
Jaydakin

How do you remove the new HUD?

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quin2947
quin2947

Install this: Moddb.com

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TigerEye6
TigerEye6

Gotta say, love it. Characters, models, maps, all of it! Accept, I have 2 issues with it. 1: It is unbelievably hard. So hard, I played on one of the maps, with cheats, and lost. And issue 2, heroes don't block. I mean, if you are trained as a jedi and cant block lasers being fired at you? That's a little weird to me. Anyways, great mod, I really enjoy it so far, lots of fun seeing new heroes and villains, and there are times I actually enjoy the difficulty too.

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Maveritchell Creator
Maveritchell

The hero characters can block, it's just an active ability now rather than a fire-and-forget. To block, you need to constantly click the block button, which cycles through a block-attack combo. The AI heroes can't do this consistently just as a limitation of the game itself, but human players should have no issue.

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sargonx9
sargonx9

My game doesn't detect the mod in the folder

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minusyume
minusyume

Which is better; this or Rising Son II?

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epicforger12345
epicforger12345

Im playing through the galactic conquest campaign and it keeps crashing on the snow imperial base map how do i fix this

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Ultrazombie115
Ultrazombie115

This is a dumb question but what is the name for the galactic conquest file

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Maveritchell Creator
Maveritchell

So you're catching me away from somewhere I can check, so this may not be exactly correct, but I believe it's custom_gc_11.lvl. It should be located in your ...\Star Wars Battlefront II\GameData\DATA\_LVL_PC folder

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