After 257 days of waiting its finally here... The first full release of Rising Sun Bakumatsu
Well heres a thing...
I look at this mod and see a RELEASE (mtw2 reference)
After 257 days of waiting its finally come. The first release version of Rising Sun Bakumatsu. This is actually quite historic for the Mount & Blade Warband community as it is to my knowledge the first release of a proper Boshin War focused mod. I began work on this mod back in 2015 as a personal hobby that I would work on occasionally to be Tom Cruise and the Last Samurai charge at Imperials and similarly to gun down those 'barbaric' Samurai. However after a year of casual work I discovered that there was a demand for a Boshin war mod and that no attempt had been made so work got bigger and better. I added more factions, more items, more weapons until the mod wasn't just Gekokujo with 3 different units.
Truth be told the mod was meant to release in December 2016, but as luck would have it I was kindly informed that all the content I used had to be removed and the mod seemed dead. Luckily the mod was saved when the Blood & Iron developer contacted me informing me that their old mod content was OSP. It was back to the drawing board since then and thats what this huge wait of almost 250 days has been. I wish it had been 250 days of working on this mod, but more likely only a handful of days were spent on the mod due to unrelated commitments. Luckily in this time I became more knowledgeable with things such as 3D modeling and the I was able to edit content better than ever.
Now after this massive wait its finally here, this mod which is more of a sub-mod for Gekokujo has arrived. Although it's basically a glorified Gekokujo in with more guns in 1867, I think it turned out okay, especially for my first mod, and hopefully not the last. I would like to thank all my 297 followers and all my supporters that have encouraged and helped me along what has almost been a full unjustifiable year of development. In particular I would like to thank the following users for their commitment and support:
- ExParrot2 (for telling me about Blood & Iron OSP)
- [WoR]Hinkel (for making me remove all his content and forcing me to learn the skills myself ;) )
- Mr Genepy (for the amazing MIT Visualising Cultures link that has helped me in not just the mod)
- ShiftySloth ( for being shifty)
- imado552 (for being a fellow modder)
- Surrealbeliefs (you can showcase it now)
And all the others that supported in the comments or asked to help
Thank you all so much for your patience support and contributions, I hope you enjoy the mod.
This version is a slightly different version than the one I have as I have some WIP content, this is only mainly finished content. This is ALPHA version 1.0 so Patches will be a thing, if you find bugs or things that aren't very good just tell me or comment so I can fix em, I'm always ready to improve the mod.
Rising Sun is a mod for Mount & Blade: Warband based on the Gekokujo mod set during the late Bakumatsu and Boshin War periods of Japan (1867 - 1869). Fight to restore the Imperial Court or retain the Tokugawa Shogunate.
NOTE: This Mod incorporates a large amount of content from the old version of Blood & Iron (B&I II OSP). ALL western style UNIFORMS and some FIREARM parts contained in this mod were made by Parrot, Willhelm and the Blood & Iron team and CREDIT should be given to them for this content.
This is a mod I have been working on casually since mid 2015 and I have decided to release it at some point due to rising popularity of the subject matter to provide an opportunity to play in Bakumatsu period Japan at the moment. The mod's content would probably be osp just because marty4286 made his content available to use, however I can't just give it away since most of it is taken from other sources or asked permission for. I would slightly discourage other modders to take content from this mod to make their own mod and I DO NOT ENCOURAGE any other modders to discontinue their own work on any Boshin War mods due to the existence of this mod.
NOW WITH ALL THAT SAID AND DONE :)
Rising Sun is a mod based on the wonderful and much loved Gekokujo mod by marty4286 and uses much of its original content so 100% credit should be given to him for all of the content not added by this mod. Think of this mod as a sort of unofficial free dlc or expansion to the main module, a sub-mod. The mod is set during the late Bakumatsu - Boshin War period in Japan where Pro-Imperial and Pro-Shogunate forces battled with some foreign support for control of Japan.
This mod retains all the features incorporated in the Gekokujo mod such as Diplomacy and Freelancer
Also it is recommended you play this mod with battle sizer for battles with up to 1000 troops
A wide variety of period accurate firearms muzzle loading, breech loading and cartridge loaded
Pro-Imperial & Pro-Shogunate Factions
Foreign Troops e.g. U.S. Marines, French Marines, British Royal Marines
Smoother Ragdolls and Death Animations (Ragdolls must be enabled to play this mod)
Asymmetrical Warfare, unlike Gekokujo which has almost 100% balanced factions, clans and domains in Rising Sun will have very different weapons and equipment. Most Imperial factions will have vastly superior technology to the Shogunate factions however this will not always be the case.
Less focus on armour and heavy troops and more on weapon effectiveness. Historically during the Edo period the use of Armour decreased drastically as it was a time of relative peace overall.
Updated Map including the land on the other side of the sea if you know what I mean ;)
Blood & Iron II OSP Content for all uniforms and a lot of essential firearms and firearm parts
Kengeki Gaiden Animations (Dead mod since 2011 which apparently also uses OSP Papas Animations and animations made by Dain Ironfoot)
Sounds compilation by Pylorama: All Japanese war cries and death sounds. Also credits to Treyarch and Antimatter games since I think most if not all of the sounds are from CoD: WaW and Rising Storm originally. (100% credit to him for war cries)
Bunroku mod (2 Jingasa meshes)
Napoleonic Wars DLC for some firearm bases
World Map HD v1.2
Not Finished Yet:
Troops - All factions have adequate troops, but some lack uniqueness
All clothing - I intend to add more clothing varieties and hakamas instead of just the Gekokujo samurai armour.
Foreign Troops - At the moment they are faction based, but I am considering making them very tiny separate factions or mercenaries. France and UK will definitely be in the game in some form or another and the United States and Prussia I will try and give at least 1 or 2 troops (probably only officers or advisors)
Changing the Module System (gotta learn python first)
NPCs are the same
This mod contains a large amount of content from other sources which I can't freely give away, but I listed them in content sources. The Gekokujo creator made his content free to use so I'll have the same sort of policy in his honour.
If you want to use my content and aren't sure if its alright just ask me or message me on anything I won't bite. ;)