How to Play as Korea in Shogun 2 with the Morning Sun Mod
If you are a fan of Total War: Shogun 2 and want to experience a different setting and culture, you might be interested in the Morning Sun mod. This mod adds Korea and parts of China to the main campaign, with brand new factions, models and units. In this article, we will show you how to install and play as Korea in Shogun 2 with the Morning Sun mod.
What is the Morning Sun Mod?
The Morning Sun mod is a global modification for Total War: Shogun 2 developed by uanime5 that extends the campaign map to include Korea and China. The mod starts in 1582, when Japan invaded Korea under Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The mod features 12 new playable factions, including:
Japanese: Shimazu Clan, Hojo Clan, Oda Clan, Date Clan, Tokugawa Clan, Shibata Clan, Ashina Clan, Chosokabe Clan, Kanbe Clan, Mori Clan, Otomo Clan, Sogo Clan, Uesugi Clan
Korean: Kingdom of Joseon
Chinese: Ming Empire
Mongols: Yuan Khanate
Jurchens: Aisin Gioro
Tusi: Chefdom of Bozhou
Tibetan: Kingdom of Nangchen
The mod also adds new units, buildings, technologies, events, missions and historical battles. Some of the new units are Korean hwacha rocket launchers, Chinese fire lances, Mongol horse archers, Tibetan monks and Jurchen cavalry. The mod aims to create a historical and realistic experience of the late 16th century East Asia.
How to Install the Morning Sun Mod?
To install the Morning Sun mod, you will need Total War: Shogun 2 with the Fall of the Samurai expansion. You can download the latest version of the mod from Mod DB or from the official TWC forum. The mod comes as a zip file that you need to extract to your Shogun 2 data folder. The default location is:
C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\Total War SHOGUN 2\\data
After extracting the mod files, you need to activate them using a mod manager or by editing the user.script.txt file in your Shogun 2 appdata folder. The default location is:
The user.script.txt file should contain the following lines:
If you don't have this file, you can create it yourself using a text editor. Save it as user.script.txt and make sure it has no extension.
How to Play as Korea in Shogun 2?
To play as Korea in Shogun 2 with the Morning Sun mod, you need to start a new campaign and select the Kingdom of Joseon as your faction. You will start with two provinces in southern Korea: Jeolla and Gyeongsang. Your initial enemies are the Japanese clans that have invaded Korea: Otomo, Mori and Sogo. Your allies are the Ming Empire and the other Korean clans: Gyeonggi, Chungcheong and Hamgyeong.
Your faction leader is King Seonjo, who fled to Pyongyang after Hideyoshi's invasion. Your faction heir is Prince Gwanghae, who stayed in Seoul to resist the Japanese. Your faction specialty is Confucianism, which gives you bonuses to research rate and public order. Your faction weakness is isolationism, which reduces your trade income and diplomatic relations.
Your faction units are mostly infantry-based, with some cavalry and artillery support. You have access to Korean spearmen, swordsmen, archers and matchlock musketeers. You also have unique units such as hwacha rocket launchers, turtle ships and royal guards. Your units have high morale and accuracy but low armor and melee attack.