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I've been playing standard ss for a long time and I'd like to try some mods,what would you recommend me to play?Also are they playable in SS or do I have to play them through DC?thanks!
17th Feb 09, 1:45 PM
Well, 90% of the great mods out there are for DC (Which is excellent for me), but a few good ones are:
and many others that I am missing heh.
17th Feb 09, 1:54 PM
Dawn of Skirmish AI - http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=209260
Dawn of War Expanded (DOW:XP) has a Soulstorm version (WIP) http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?p=3329451#post3329451
Likewise with Table Top Round-Up mod (TTRU) - http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?p=3326211#post3326211
Dawn of War Pro has a beta version out check dowsanctuary.com
There's the Soulstorm Wargear mod - http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=189486
Tyranids mod for Soulstorm: http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=199798
17th Feb 09, 1:58 PM
Firestorm over Kronus is currently for Dark Crusade only, but it's porting over as of 4.0.
Survival Maps by Argonaut is good fun for an hour or two.
Also, Gerbermans SS Mod is looking like Good fun.
Steel Legion I think is in the process of being Ported to SS, same for Inquisitorial Daemonhunt as well, but I'm not sure how they progress.
DoWAI is pretty much a must as well.
18th Feb 09, 1:51 AM
Don't you have DC? Go and get the platinum edition and you'll have the original DoW, WA and DC for a bargain price.
Whatever version you have, the Skirmish AI mod is ESSENTIAL
DC has the best race mods, in my opinion
I think the the Steel Legion mod (http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=175480) is the most ambitious, polished and complete DoW mod of all time. Every unit is brand new, modelled from scratch. If you like the Imperial Guard and you like tanks, you need this mod. They tried to include every IG vehicle in the old codex. Five different Leman Russ variations alone!
The Witch Hunters mod (http://dawnofwar.filefront.com/file/Witch_Hunters_Mod_beta;86667) isn't finished... Probably won't ever be finished... but the graphics will BLOW YOUR MIND. you have to download just to see the detail, it is seriously impressive
Also, whatever game you have, don't forget to get Complete Community Map Packs 1 to 4 (http://dawnofwar.filefront.com/file/Community_Map_Pack_14_for_soulstorm;94996). 39 great new maps to add variety to your skirmishes against friends or against the AI
18th Feb 09, 10:41 AM
Another vote for Daemonhunters and Steel Legion, which are two great mods that are very professionally done. Both are currently being beta tested for SS 1.2 and should be out shortly. In the meantine, by all means get the latest version of the Dawn of Skirmish AI mod for SS. VASTLY improves the AI in single-player skirmishes. There's a load of textures and models that you can download if you just want to liven up the appearance of things in the game. I suggest browsing the modding forums to see what you like.
P.S. The tyranids mod is fun and playable, but only about 85% complete (still needs some animations and sound work). I'm not sure if the creators plan to finish it, which would be a pity.
18th Feb 09, 2:23 PM
why has only one person mentioned the inquisition? It's a whole race mod dagnammit! One of only 2 in existance that are complete, steel legion being the other.
18th Feb 09, 3:39 PM
I normally play with the Annihilation and the Tyranid mods combined.
18th Feb 09, 4:52 PM
Both Inquisition Daemonhunt and Steel Legion are very well made mods, and both need to be played.
If you want something different and maybe more interesting gameplay DoWPro (or DCPro/SSPro) is worth testing. DoW40k: Firestorm over Kronus might have the best models and one heck of a mod team, but myself I couldn't get used to the gameplay.
19th Feb 09, 8:24 AM
DoWpro is available for SS actually.
19th Feb 09, 1:13 PM
Lights of the Warp for Dark Crusade.
You will never be able to play a normal 20 pop game and have fun EVER again.
Also you get 6 types of Russ, 2 different BB and Hydra tanks.
Its really one of the best mods out there. It also has the Closer to Codex models so it looks awesome.
19th Feb 09, 6:37 PM
most of the great mods have already been mentioned already, but i may as well throw in my 2 cents:
Dawn of Warhammer 40k: Fires over Kronus (you may actually stop playing normal DoW totally after playing this one. i know i did)
Dawn of Skirmish AI
Annihilation (not your average "Raise the troop and vehicle caps" mod. it also includes many new units of which are excellent quality.)
Inquisition Daemonhunt (also for SS)
Tyrannids (also for SS)
Combiner Mod (allows you to use multiple race mods simultaneously. allows use of the above 2 races and more!)
Survivor Maps (for when you want massive bloody battles with a dash of mission variety. its been made an actual mod for SS, but if you get the ones for DC (which just consist of map and SCAR files; no mod) it can be combined with some other mods for interesting results. my fave combo is Annihilation+Survival with Low resource rate. try it!)
Fuggle's Tower Defense (this is a fun little mod where you basically build various defensive structures like WAAGH! Banners and Support Platforms to fend off wave after wave of baddies. its very fun. i was able to beat it, but only on Easy. you also get to see Fuggle's himself!)
Bugfix & Random Mission Objectives (this is for both the Campaign and for Skirmish. this adds alot of replayability to Soulstorm. the new objectives are many and all great. the bugfixes are essential and welcome.)
1st Mar 09, 8:52 PM
I read on DOW files that in Seel Legion you can't shoot at flyers? Is that looking to be updates in the SS1.2 version which was mentioned above?
1st Mar 09, 10:51 PM
thudmeizer posted earlier this month that the SS version of Steel Legion is in the beta phase
2nd Mar 09, 6:49 AM
Sweet, cos that sounds like fun and I've never seen that mod! (except screenies)
2nd Mar 09, 11:49 AM
for me its either dowpro or
combiner mod with
AS WH closed beta
and ofc AI mod
19th Mar 09, 9:17 AM
Another vote for dowpro. Tho we should be careful, all this mention of it will cause the thread to spontaneously lock...
19th Mar 09, 6:29 PM
Tho we should be careful, all this mention of it will cause the thread to spontaneously lock...
No, but making silly posts like this will.
19th Mar 09, 10:16 PM
I'd strongly recommend Maktaka's Soulstorm Bugfix Mod.
However, if you're looking for a mod that changes gameplay, I'd strongly recommend DoWpro. Its capturing of the old feel of DoW (what with Gabriel Angelos and all) together with hard counters and skirmish wargear give it a really neat W40k sense.
For the record, DCpro is finalised, and work has begun on SSpro.
I'd strongly recommend Maktaka's Soulstorm Bugfix Mod.
This mod is 100% essential if you are playing SS. It includes the Skirmish AI Mod, and it fixes 99.9% of the remaining SS bugs that Relic will never ever get around to.
This mod should be the default patch of all players who still play SS online, actually.
Don't you go and think that this mod just does stuff you'll never notice. It even fixes graphical errors, and missing voice clips.
21st Mar 09, 1:14 AM
That's a shame it is still a mod and not a patch, as the work is already done.
28th Mar 09, 8:42 PM
Mine would be SSpro...try it out now and players can help contribute to designing & trying out the revisioned Sisters of Battle or Dark Eldar. Very fun community effort.
28th Mar 09, 8:43 PM
SSpro or FoK. Nids is pretty cool, but sspro gets my vote by far!
29th Mar 09, 2:36 PM
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