Mount & Blade Warband

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Dark Age is a graphic overhaul submod for Viking Conquest

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Dark Age on Taleworlds 
Dark Age on ModDB

Dark Age на Всадниках Кальрадии
Dark Age на Commando


Dark Age is a realistic ambience/landscapes/soundscapes overhaul submod for Viking Conquest.

Viking Conquest Reforged Edition 2.044 or higher

Install Dark Age submod

- open your '\MountBlade Warband\Modules\' folder;
- copy your 'Viking Conquest' folder as new folder and rename this as 'Dark Age';
- download Dark Age and extracting files from an archive in any place;
- copy all files from '\Dark Age' to your '\MountBlade Warband\Modules\Dark Age' folder.

Installation requires VCRE module. Compatible with VC savegames. Incompatible with other mods.
If you want to continue the game with your VC savegames then..
- open your '\My Documents\Mount&Blade Warband Savegames\' folder;
- copy your 'Viking Conquest' folder as new folder and rename this as 'Dark Age'.

Install Dark Age 867AD
- open your '\MountBlade Warband\Modules\' folder;
- download Dark Age 867AD and extracting files from an archive in any place;
- paste 'Dark Age 867AD' folder to your '\MountBlade Warband\Modules\' folder.

Modified VCRE + Dark Age submod in one. Requires starting a new game. Incompatible with savegames and other mods.

Recommended video settings

Render Method: DirectX 9
Antialiasing: 8x
Monitor Gamma: Default
Shader Quality: High (must have for clouds on global map in Dark Age 867AD version)
HDR Mode: Off
Auto-exposure: Off
Use Depth Effects: Off
Use Instancing: On
Dynamic Lighting: On
Particle Systems: On
Anisotropic Filtering: On
Fast Water Reflections: On

I highly recommend use SMAA Injector.

Install SMAA Injector
Download and Install DirectX End-User Runtimes.
Download injectSMAA v1.2.
Copy all files from 'injectSMAA_by_mrhaandi_1.2\d3d9' to your '\MountBlade Warband' folder for install SMAA Injector.

If you have problems with InjectSMAA then try to disable Steam Overlay for Warband by right-clicking your Warband entry in your steam game list, select "Properties", and uncheck the "Enable Steam Community in-game" feature.

Delete d3d9.dll, injector.ini, SMAA.fx, SMAA.h files from your '\MountBlade Warband' folder for deinstall SMAA Injector.

This mod is based on the assets of the Viking Conquest dlc (see License).
Cannot use Dark Age assets in any mods without permission from me.

Warband by TaleWorlds Entertainment
Viking Conquest by Brytenwalda Team
Brytenwalda by Brytenwalda Team
Polished Landscapes by Gutekfiutek
Skyboxes Advanced by ShaunRemo    
Ambient Soundtrack by Adorno
Vikingr by Vikingr Team
Viking Model Pack by Dejawolf
Men-at-Arms Armour Pack by Narf
Armour Pack by Narf
Pino's armor pack by Pino69
The Reckoning by La Grandmaster
VC Tweaks Tool by Kalarhan
VC Tweaks threads by Kraggrim


p.s. i don't speak english.. i use a rough technical translation