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About this mod

Cinders aims to provide a fresh experience through Dark Souls 3. It is a total overhaul, meaning practically everything has been touched in someway. For exact details, read the wiki and check the changelogs between versions.

Permissions and credits
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Mandarin
  • Japanese
Supports Dark Souls Version 1.15.0

Cinders aims to provide a fresh experience through Dark Souls 3. Here is an overview of the changes:

  • Unique game modes, such as Gauntlet, where you faces the bosses in various orders.
  • Progression is much less linear. There are now options to travel between different routes in-map, linking up the world.
  • Enemies and bosses have been changed, in strength, abilities and placement.
  • New bosses have been added.
  • New classes and gifts have been added.
  • Mechanics have been altered, such as reinforcement, which has been removed.
  • Numerous new features have been added, such as new options at bonfires, new covenant offering system, Curse and Mark system, etc.
  • Many weapons and armor sets have been added and placed in the world is a sensible fashion.
  • Magic has been redesigned to operate in a more fluid way. FP naturally regenerates and casting is designed around this.
  • New movesets and weapon arts have been added to make several weapons more interesting.
  • Poise is now passive and active 100% of the time, rather than specifically during weapon swings.
  • New friendly merchants and hostile NPC enemies have been added.
  • Companions that can now be summoned to act as persistent summons for struggling players.

Feedback and suggestions are welcome in the discord.

If you do want to play online, you should use Cinders as your password to match with others using the mod.

Cinders currently does not play correctly in v1.5.1.0, which is the latest Dark Souls III executable. Attempting to load it with the required DLL support in v1.5.1.0 will lead to crashes. So for now, Cinders is bested played by rolling back the Dark Souls III executable to the original final version. You can get this old executable from here.

  • If you don't want to be softbanned, only use this mod whilst offline. The mod will force offline play by default (via Mod Engine).

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You can find the Cinders wiki here.
You can find the Cinders Discord here.
You can find the playtest version here.
If you wish to donate, please use this link: paypal.me/xylozi

Why isn't text displaying correctly?
The mod only supports English localization, so you need to switch your in-game language to English for text to appear correctly.

Why isn't X character working properly?
Due to the new progression options, it's easier to end the character questlines accidentally. Take note of this and speak the the characters you need early and refrain from entering the later areas out of order if you want to complete a character's questline.

You'll need to create a vanilla save game before installing Cinders.
Without doing this, you'll get the "Save Data is Corrupted" message.

Make sure you have 7zip installed and use it to open the Main and Models ZIP file.

Roll back your Dark Souls III executable to the working version as noted in the Compatibility section.

Extract the contents of the Main and Models ZIP files in your Dark Souls III Game directory: ~\steamapps\common\DARK SOULS III\Game\

Delete the dinput8.dll to remove Lazy Loader and delete the Cinders folder to remove the files.