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DH Guide to Modding: Useful Tools and List of Mods

Useful Tools and Modding Guides

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DH List Generator - Generate Leaders, Ministers and Tech Teams


1.) Arms Armistice and Revolutions (AAR) - links the 1914-Scenario to the classical 1936 grand campaign, thereby offering half a century of pure political, economical and social turmoil to play. It takes care of guiding the major powers of WW2 so they can then pursue their individual, (a)historical paths in a new, great War. Of course you may stray off the path of history and create a very different Second World War. - Playable

2.) 1914 - Extends timeline to 1897 and adds 4 new scenarios (1897, 1911, 1914, 1917). - Playable

3.) 1933 - Adds 1933 scenario and improves on the already existing one - Playable

4.) The Great War Improvement Mod - Makes historical alliances and adds new startdate for 1914 scenario - Playable

5.) New World Order 2 - Improves Post War experience with new events and planned new scenarios - Playable

6.) Space Race Mod - Adds new space events such as satellite launches and creating National Space Agencies. - Playable

7.) Total Realism Project 1.0 - TRP contains a complex event structure, it's own AI, which does not depend on cheats and gifts of tons of units, a completly reworked techtree, new countries of historic relevance, elite units, an optimised combat engine and lot's of adjusted parameters to play World War 2 authentic and enjoyable. - Playable

8.) World in Flames - Adds new AI, elite units, general improvements, and so much more. - Playable

9.) Fallout's Doomsday 2.0 - Creates the Fallout universe in Darkest Hour! - Playable

10.) Kaiserreich - Germany wins WW1, socialist nations appear in Britain and France, problems in America, colonies falling apart, and so much more! - Playable

11.) Hegemonia - Has a completely new world and new events based off of a story that started in 1066 with Crusader Kings - Playable

12.) New Age of the Roman Empire (NARE) - Requires AAR and creates a scenario where the Roman Empire is reborn through revolution in 1914 - Playable

13.) Democratic Germany Mod - Offers you the option of creating a democratic Germany in the 1933 scenario - Playable

14.) Ruĝa Krepusko - Alternate history mod where a massive communist nation rules over the world and begins to weaken. - Playable

15.) Byzantium Mod - Allows you to play as the Byzantines in game! - Playable

16.) Domination of the Draka Mod - Allows you to play in the alternate history Draka universe - Playable

17.) The Bonaparte Mod - Alternate History where France ends up the agressive power in WW1 and WW2 and the Confederate Sates win the Civil War, and the north is a socialist power. - Playable

18.) The Red Scare - Fight in a 3 way civil war between Hitler,DFR and the DDR! Prepare for war against Canada for Alaska's Oil! - Playable

19.) Epsilon Mod - Rebalances game to add more flavor and plausibility to the game - Playable

20.) HSR Mod - Completely alters the base game (events, techs, AI, graphics, etc). Focused on Germany - Playable

21.) 18th Century Mod - Allows you to play DH during the American Revolution, Napoleonic Wars, and American Civil War! - Playable

22.) EmKeiEn Mod - Reworks database and tweaks AI so it uses nukes as well as allowing alternate war where Allies reach Berlin first - Playable

23.) Yugoslav Wars Mod - Adds new battlescenario with edited map that allows you to play as a Balkan country during Yugoslavia's Civil War in the 1990's - Playable

24.) 2064 Mod - Takes place after a nuclear war. The third world inherits a scarred Earth and the old order isn't done yet.... - Playable

25.) World of Empires Mod - Alternate history mod that starts in a 1923 where WW1 never happened - Playable

26.) MDS2DH - Converts the Modern Day Scenario 2 mod to the new Darkest Hour map - Playable

27.) Age of Uncertainty (alternate history mod) - This is based on a history where the shogun still rules Japan, and where the United States stayed out of WW1 - Playable

28.) 1984 - Creates the 1984 universe in DH - Playable

29.) Fatherland - Scenario where Nazis win WW2, based off of the novel "Fatherland" by Robert Harris - Playable

30.) World in Flames II - Improved version of World in Flames mod, meant to be played with 1933 scenario -Playable

32.) World in Conflict -Playable


1.) Chtiquick Icons pack- Adds new unit icons - Playable

2.) Flagchanges Project - Allows you to change your flag in game! Page also has Arcanjo Zero's alternate flagchange project. - Playable

3.) Francesco's Models Mod - Replaces the vanilla black & white model photos with coloured drawings. - Playable

4.) Kazoo's SKIF style icons mod - Replaces vanilla icons with SKIF style icons - Playable

5.) World Pics Mod - Adds picture to all provinces across the world. - Playble

6.) Novapaddy's counters mod - Makes the counters look like sprites but have all the information on counters. - Playable

7.) WW1 Mini Mod: Germany improved - German military leaders improved - Playable

8.) KR flags in DH Style - Makes KR flags better! - Playable

9.) Zimons Icon Mods - Changes resource icons and map icons - Playable

10.) German Models improvement Mod - Improves German unit models - Playable

11.) Cpack Style Icons - Replaces icons with icons that are the outline of that specific unit - Playable

12.) Graphic Improvement Project - Changes the icons and other graphics in DH - Playable

13.) DH Complete German Leader Pack - Contains complete German leader replacements for both 1936 and 1914 scenarios - Playable

14.) Neat Color Scales Mod - Changes color scales to generally darker colors - Playable

15.) TremblingBlue's Color Scales - Changes color scales to generally lighter colors - Playable

16.) UCiP Mod - Changes Unit Cards - Playable

17.) Air Counter mini mod - Allows you to play with actual NATO symbols for air counters - Playable

18.) PPP Mod - Adds province pictures for many major settlements across the world - Playable

19.) HOI3 Graphics for DH - Adds HOI3 like icons and graphics into the game - Playable

20.) BeardedHoplite's Leaders and Ministers - Adds more leaders and ministers - Playable

21.) DEC Map - DH Map Mod - Playable

22.) New SKIF style icons for darkest hour CWTTE and NWO 2 - Adds SKIF style icons for darkest hour CWTTE and NWO 2 - Playable

23.) Unit Model Completion Mod - This is a graphic mod which completes the list of unit models - Playable

Smaller Mods

1.) New Nations Mini Mod - Adds several new nations to game - Playable

2.) Axis Leaders and Ministers Pack - Added and redid many Axis leaders and ministers! - Playable

3.) Event Cheats Mod - adds event cheats similar to those in HOI2 - Playable

4.) Old Style Combat Mod - changes AI files and unit stats to rework the DH combat system - Playable

5.) UN Scenario - Adds a scenario that gives player control of every country in the world - Playable

6.) Communist Germany Mod - Greatly improves Communist Germany from 1933 scenario in DH full. - Playable

7.) 2012 Borders Mod - Adds the country borders as of 6th April 2012 and is intended to be used by anyone who wants to create a modern scenario - Playable

8.) Election Day Mini Mod - Allows you to wage political campaigns and call for general elections - Playable

9.) AEIOU Mod - Enables you to play as Austria-Hungary in 1936 - Playable

10.) C.O.R.E. Mod - Conversion of the CORE mod for DH - Playable

11.) Historical Improvement Mod - Makes the game more historical and provides a more realistic scenario - Playable

12.) Herrebrugh's atmosphere enhancing mods - Add more patriotic flavor to the game - Playble

13.) Tech Tree Extension Project (TTEP) - Greatly expands and improves upon vanilla tech trees - Playable

14.) Greece Improvement Project for AAR mod - Adds new scenarios, new countries, and otherwise greatly improves Greece and the Balkans for the AAR mod! - Playable

15.) Waffen SS Minimod - Adds events for Germany to get some historical SS units - Playable

16.) Separate SS units minimod - Creates many separate historical SS units through decision and allows you to refit them as time goes on - Playable

17.) KM's Quick and Nasty Byzantine Mod - Created as a basis and starting point for other more fleshed out Byzantine mods - Playable

18.) Big Time Latvia Mod - Greatly improves Latvia and other Baltic nations! - Playable

19.) Taxes and Reforms Mod - Allows you to set taxes and do social reforms such as Minimum Wage policies - Playable

20.) Alliance Leader Mod - Gives you a decision to take over one of the main alliances in the game if you are part of it - Playable

21.) Ministers Improvement Mod - Makes ministers more historic and improves on minister traits - Playable

22.) Improved Yugoslavia - Adds new Minister and Tech Teams for Yugoslavia - Playable

23.) E3 Map Project for DH - Adds thousands of new provinces to the DH map - Playable

24.) AI in Flames - Gives AI hidden bonuses at key points in game to make game more challenging - Playable

25.) The DH improvement mod - Adds new events and decisions to game - Playable

26.) Democratic Soviet Union Mod - Allows you to choose between Russian Republic and Soviet Union in 1933 Day of Decision event - Playable

27.) Kaissereich SKIF for DH - This contains every model from what is available at the beginning all the way up to the early 50s at least: all ground, air, and naval models with their respective countries flags or icons - Playable

28.) Panzerreich - A major edit to Kaiserreich that makes a lot of changes to misc.txt and other files. - Playable

29.) A King for Italy - A Kaiserreich mod that will give you the opportunity to give a king to the Italian Federation - Playable

30.) Fall Weiss - Battle Scenario - Adds a battle scenario for the invasion of Poland. Will be implemented in 1.03 patch. - Playable

31.) Darkest Hour Mixed Mod - Mixes together several mods, like the Flagchanges project, New Nations mod, and others, and adds some new stuff to the game. - Playable

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