When it comes to modding Dark Souls3, the first thing to remember is that modding is not supported by the developers. Installing and using Dark Souls 3 mods can result in a ban if you try to play online, which is what we want to avoid. Most mods for Dark Souls 3 are focused more on improving its aesthetic than adding new content.
Be aware, though, that simply adding or replacing a file can get you banned in Dark Souls 3. It breaks the user agreement that all players need to agree to in order to play. So if you want to play online it’s safer to not risk installing mods.
DS3 Mod Engine
Available from Nexus Mods, this Mod Engine was designed to make modding Dark Souls 3 safe and supports any mod that makes file edits. With this engine, all you need to do is to make a folder, add the modded files to it and modify an .ini file so that the game recognizes the contents of the mod directory.
However, this Mod Engine is for the latest Steam version of Dark Souls 3 and older versions are not supported. For people with limited modding knowledge, this is the user-friendly way to install Dark Souls 3 mods without needing to make lots of file changes just to make them compatible with the game.
Most Popular Mods
The most popular Dark Souls 3 mods have all been very simple ones to enhance the game instead of adding silly weapons or characters. For example, the Cinematic FX Lexar’s adds new visuals to give the game a new feel with some stronger colors. There are various mods that do similar things to the graphics in the game to give it a much nicer feel to the default bland visuals of the vanilla version.
Of course, there are plenty of Mule Mods to give players essentially everything in the game to play with from the start. For most of these Dark Souls 3 Mule Mods, all bosses and NPCs should still be alive while all quests should be uncompleted too. This is so that you get to play through the whole game with every item essentially. The Extreme MegaMule mod is a good one for this as it’s also compatible with all the DLC for Dark Souls 3.
There are also others such as the First Person Cam mod that lets you play in the first person perspective and even tools that let you make backups of your saves. The Dark Souls 3 Save Game Backup Tool is very handy for that so that you don’t need to get frustrated or lose anything thanks to a corrupted save.
Playing the Way We Want
There are plenty of Dark Souls 3 mods to explore, enhancing our gaming experiences of Dark Souls 3 and perhaps even give it a new perspective on the game, regardless how serious or ridiculous the mods can get. The safest ones can be found on Nexus Mods. Just remember to avoid playing online!
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