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."

Follow mod updates here:
"The Dark Times" at Gametoast.com

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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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LOLDJ23
LOLDJ23 - - 67 comments

Old but gold. A mod from 2010 that still offers many new things, a lot of custom models ALL really well done, new gadgets (man, the ice grenade is amazing), new animations, every time you play a map you can experience a different gameplay due to weather changing and even units change. All the custom maps are beautiful and are a lot, at least for the first 10 maps you can always play different units (there are always 2/3 units that change every time). This mod also provides different modes, i'm not much of a fan of those but "Wave" is amazing. While "Control" provides you different buffs during the gameplay which is a very cool idea, "V.I.P." is a bit under tone honestly, but still pretty cool. I don't play space battles because i don't like them but "Space" on "Mon Calamari" is the best space battle i've ever played, not only there are a lot of spaceships but A.I. also goes into enemy's spaceship to fight in the hangar, INCREDIBLE. 10/10 mod.

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MileHighGuy
MileHighGuy - - 43 comments

This works with the Remaster mod

it still works, you just have to point the installer to an empty folder, then move the BDT folder to the GameData/addon folder, and copy the download GameData/data/_lvl_pc/custom_gc_11.lvl to the game's directory GameData/data/_lvl_pc/

Ignore the other files

It's an old mod, so it was installing the 1.3 patch files, which overwrite the remaster files, which you don't need.

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mujo70
mujo70 - - 346 comments

Can't get this working with the anakin's remaster. The game just crashes on startup

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acc4
acc4 - - 4 comments

Anyone else having issues with Galactic Conquest when using the newest version of Anakin's Remaster mod?

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Guest
Guest - - 692,534 comments

hey idk if anyone still talks here but im just wondering how can I uninstall this mod im having a lot of trouble with this and I thought I had gotten rid of it by deleting my whole mod folder but I guess not if anyone has an answer please tell be as I am trying to get rid of it because it messed up multiplayer in such a away that I cant even click join without the game crashing

also yes I did install the mod correctly and I have the 1.3 patch

edit: I honestly will probably just give up I erased basically everything and yet still for some reason when I reinstall the game and try to add back bf legacy 3 (which I know was not the thing that messed up my game) it goes back to how it used to be dark times title screen and all and dont forget the messed up multiplayer that for some reason now want me to make a gamespy account im sorry I am not trying to hate on this mod but no matter what I do or what guide I look up to try and fix it nothing works

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acc4
acc4 - - 4 comments

Just delete the BDT folder. It should be under the addon folder

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joey12313
joey12313 - - 34 comments

whaats the difference between rising son and dark times
is rising son just a DLC? that adds galatic conquest misssions for dark times or does it add new stuff that dark times doesnt have

can i have dark times and rising son both at once? me confuse

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ConstantinoP.
ConstantinoP. - - 363 comments

"The Dark Times" is just an older version, so just download "Rising Son" as everything in the older version is included.

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Guest
Guest - - 692,534 comments

The fluck? It installed me that ugly big a** blue HUD? Now I have to get rid of it.

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NinjaEmboar
NinjaEmboar - - 2 comments

I installed this and then I installed the Clone Wars revised as well as a remaster. I don't see the Dark Times Galactic Conquest anywhere; the Clone Wars Revised GC is its place. What do I do to fix it?

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ThePureNewb
ThePureNewb - - 3 comments

UNINSTALL CLONEWARS

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