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Incline What mods do you recommend that are better than the core game?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by CancerUnlimited, Sep 11, 2021.

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  1. CancerUnlimited Unwanted

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    What mods did you play that enhanced the gameplay in such a way that the original game pales in comparison?
    Also, recommend your favorites mods.

    So far I have:
    * Darkest Hour (WW2 mod for Hearts of Iron) --> Kaiserreich (alternative history mod for Darkest Hour, a mod of a mod so to speak)
    * Stalker Anomaly (mod for Stalker: Call of Prypyat)
     
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  2. Unreal Liturgist

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    inb4 ash recommends his own mods
     
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    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands
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    Care to explain more?
     
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  5. Unreal Liturgist

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    It removes visual effects because the modders broke/didn't like/were too lazy to fix them. Modders gonna mod!
     
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    sworflight, the aielund saga, a dance with rogues - nvn

    enderal - skirim

    There is one for Stalker Chernobyl that I fogot the name also
     
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    Sword Coast Stratagems for Baldur's Gate.
    The HD-Mod for HoMM 3.
     
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    ACE for ARMA
    Darkest Hour for Red Orchestra 1
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    ISMC for Insurgency Sandstorm
    Third Age Total War
    https://shardsofdalaya.com/ for Everquest
    Star Wars Movie Battles II for Jedi Academy
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    Some of these are total conversions, some just massively improve the games they're a part of but I wouldn't play any of them without these.
     
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    Prophesy of Pendor
    wesp’s mod
    JA2 1.13
    ZAngband
     
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    Some say the Nameless Mod for Deus Ex. Same for Nehrim for Oblivion.
     
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    AMK is supposed to be the definitive Shadow of Chernobyl exprience according to fat people in the Shoutbox.
     
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    The Hell 1 for Diablo1, even better with TH1 HD if you find it

    Painkiller Supernatural 2.0 because it merge maps from other PK games (they all sucks) with better balance and without other issues that plague eastern spinoffs.

    I like Anomaly and some Misery-themed mods but saying they're better than originals is bit of a stretch.

    It's more like a mandatory patch like ZRP or SRP for Stalkers. Good riddance casting anything without it. Game was designed for classic mouse and 4:3 like 800x600, any exception and games is unplayable.
     
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    Last Days of 3rd Age for M&B:Warband (that said I'm Tolkien fan).
     
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    It also adds crafting, inventory improvements etc. Basically if you are going to play Arx today, you probably want to use Liberatis.
     
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    Misery (1.2) for STALKER: CoP
    Ziggy's Mod for Far Cry 3
     
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    Not sure if the same is already true for Bannerlord, but you should pick pretty much any mod for Mount & Blade over the base game. It's so barebones there's no point in bothering.

    Then there's 1.13 for Jagged Alliance 2.
     
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  18. Sandro Botticelli Literate

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    These definitely. I can't remember what base JA2 is even like anymore.

    Is ZAngband considered a mod though?
     
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    Technically it's an Angband variant (or fork).
     
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    Strap Yourselves In
    The Ur-Quan Masters, which I only just this past weekend got around to checking out.
    Also recently tried Might and Magic Merge which makes it possible to play MM6, 7 and 8 as one continuous game under MM8 mod.
     
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    Prophesy of Pendor is my goto mod but right now I'm trying Dark Age for Viking Conquest and I have to say i'ts pretty good. It seems to fix all the gripes I had with the game and enhances the graphics and ui. The only thing I don't like is the music (it has ambient sound in battles) wich I'm modding.
     
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    Most Victoria 2 mods. They all have upsides and downsides but the main issue is that vanilla Vicky 2 has some gross historical inaccuracies to the starting map (Japan being a unitary state, for example, or the weird Qing substate breakdown) as well as extreme balance/realism issues (1840 German unification, for example, or 70-millionen-reich with no containment wars against it, or the way you can easily conquer Chinese states without any special requirements or limits). Most of the common mods fix all these issues. I think Pop Demand Mod was the one that started with the majority of those fixes, although nobody plays PDM by itself. There's no reason to ever play vanilla Victoria 2, even if it's your very first time playing. It feels like a different game, and honestly not a very good one.
     
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