- First, you must fully patch the game Empire: Total War.
The 1,6 patch is the latest.
Patch 1.6 is actually called v.1.5.0 build 1332.21992 due to a mistake of The Creative Assembly.
So how do you know for sure that you have the patch? You fully install the game and update with Steam and then check in your game folder if there is a file patch5.pack. If this file exists then your game is up to date. The game folder ("Data") is usually in:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\empire total war\data
- Uninstall any previous version of DarthMod (DM or DMUC).
- Verify Game Integrity with Steam (See how->Link).
- Run the Installation Package (File DarthMod_Empire_v8.0_Platinum.exe) and just follow the instructions.
[If you use the 2 parts Installer]
Before installation you can also delete the file preferences.empire_script.txt
in %appdata%\The Creative Assembly\Empire\scripts.
This file can be responsible for CTD or freezes for various reasons and so then it needs clean up. (The game produces a new one after delete).
If the installer suggests a blank install path this may be caused by 2 reasons: Either because you do not run it in Windows 7 so there is some kind of Registry Incompatibility or you have a cracked game (not supported)... In the first case, manually browse the installer path where your Empire: Total War game is installed, usually in a folder called "Empire Total War" for example:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\empire total war
If you cannot find it, make a windows search for the file Empire.exe. You must install in the folder where Empire.exe is located.
Make sure you have cleaned up any other 3rd party mods from your game folder before you install DarthMod Empire. Test that it works ok and then if you insist in using these other mods, add them with the "edit user script" utility of the launcher.
Last and not least...
If you own a pirated version of the game, do not make questions here in this forum.
Do not ask, for example, where you can find the patch.
You are getting ridiculous.
Buy the game (it is really worth it with DarthMod) and this will solve your issues.
Do not blame the mod for your CTDs. Buy the game to solve the issues in some seconds.
If you do not want to buy, do not come here.