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What is this mod?



This mod replaces the vanilla black & white model photos with coloured drawings.

It started as a simple port of the HoI2 mod DMP. The scope of the mod however raised soon when I started to change more and more things... taking new directions... I'm now using no more than a tyne fraction of original DMP resources, completely replacing the other 99.9%.

So it's not DMP anymore, it's my own mod... however a big thank you still goes to the DMP team for letting me use their resources as a base to start my work and for being of inspiration.

This mod is also aviable for HoI 3 and HoI2 Iron Cross/Arma/AoD (currently outdated)

Why drawings?
With quality drawings you can display a lot more details compared to historical photos, it's also easier to achive a consistent look and feel between the various models, and this adds a lot... at least for me.
It takes a lot of patience but the result is worth the effort in my opinion.


What's the goal of the mod and what about the current status?
I want to get a consistent feeling while playing the game with different countries, the final goal of the mod is to cover as many nations as possible, it already deals with 21 countries for more than 6000 models!

Countries covered so far:
Full 1914-1964 Coverage: USA, USSR, Germany, England, France, Italy, Japan.
1914 Scenario: Austria-Hungary.
1933/Later scenarios: Canada, Australia, China, Poland, Finland, Spain, Hungary, Romania, Sweden, Brazil, Argentina, West Germany and East Germany.

The mod also replaces nuclear reactor, air base, naval base, AA, radar, rocket test facility, convoys, escorts and industrial capacity images with new ones, in line with the art style of the mod.

I'm open to questions and suggestions, so if you have them... just post.


DOWNLOAD

The mod comes with an handy installer that will do everything for you, you will just need to locate your Darkest Hour folder.

Francesco's Models Mod 2.7 <---- ALL YOU NEED TO INSTALL THE MOD

MEDIAFIRE mirror

If for some reason you can't/don't want to use the installer the package can be downloaded from below. Just unpack the archive into your Darkest Hour main dir (you are going to need WinRar or 7-zip) overwrite the old files.

USE THIS ONLY IF YOU CAN'T USE THE INSTALLER POSTED ABOVE

Franceso's Models Mod 2.7


SCREENSHOTS
Check the posts below to see how the mod looks.
The following screens are just a few of the loads of models contained in the mod.
There are a lot more but I just can't show all of them.
 
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3.0 WORK IN PROGRESS

The mod is currently undergoing a major overhaul, the new release will feature dramatically bigger and better pictures.
To accomodate the bigger pictures new UI panles will be required, thanks to the DH team collaboration all of this will be possible.

Previews

New Germany:















New Japan:









In game, showing the new UI panels (still wip):

Redesigned divison panel (click on the image for full size):





More screens of the new divison panel:











Please note that while the division panel got inevitably bigger other panels are still old size to maximize the map dedicated area:




Production window:







Naval AA progression:


 
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WW2 MAJORS


------------------------- GERMANY -------------------------

censored swastika on the screenshot




Censored swastikas on the screenshot





------------------------- USA -------------------------












------------------------- USSR -------------------------












------------------------- JAPAN -------------------------










------------------------- ENGLAND -------------------------










------------------------- FRANCE -------------------------










------------------------- ITALY -------------------------







 
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Looks amazing.

Missing pics:
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I unpacked this mod into my latest game (latest patch). I'm running Windows 7 (64). At first my desktop cut to the Win 7 basic settings screen (like safe mode). I checked in Task Manager, the game was not responding. I cancelled the game and restarted.

2nd time around, all loaded up fine and the graphics work perfectly in the game.

My Point: Don't be put off if the mod doesn't work first time, just cancel out and reload.

I've used this mod before in Semper Fi. It's truly amazing work. Well Done Francesco!:D
 

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Looks amazing.

Missing pics:
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[B]ill_div_POL_0_0-ill_div_POL_0_6
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ill_div_POL_13_0-ill_div_POL_13_3[/B]
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What are these units supposed to be??
 

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There's still some swastikas on the Finland's tanks.

Downloading ASAP. :D
 

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I mean that if you have brig models labeled as this:ill_div_POL_3_0-ill_div_POL_3_x
Then it wont work for sure. Or maybe I am missing something...

I think that by saying ill_div_POL_0_0-ill_div_POL_0_6 he meant all the models from 0 up to 6.



There's still some swastikas on the Finland's tanks.

Downloading ASAP. :D

You are right, screenshot fixed.