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Crynsos' Faction Unlocker+
Tags: mod, Campaign
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Oct 5, 2017 @ 11:14am
Sep 7, 2020 @ 12:47pm
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Crynsos' Faction Unlocker+

Last Updated on the 12th August 2020

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Frequently Answered Questions [FAQ]

As this mod will be moving over to the new Mod Configuration Tool soon, please make sure to subscribe to it as it will be required if you want to configure the starting options of the Faction Unlocker!

This mod makes it possible to play any faction in the Vortex and Mortal Empires campaigns.

As this mod also modifies the campaign balancing to give the unlocked factions a better survival chance among some other newly added things, if you prefer an even more vanilla approach then consider using Mixu's Unlocker instead.

Faction Unlocker Update 01. December 2019 (1.14.2)[]

Older Version Archive (Google Drive)
If you are having issues with the current workshop version due to it being incompatible with existing save games, you can download the previous version[] of the Faction Unlocker from the Archive. Just put it into Steam\steamapps\common\Total War WARHAMMER II\data and start it up instead of the workshop version.

Alternatively, you can subscribe to this mod, which is the last version just before this one.

If you are not sure which version to get for an older campaign, check the "Read Me!" file in the Archive.

Version Archive[]
How to Install Older Versions[]

Click here to read the full documentation about all things this mod adds, edits and modifies.[]

Recommended Companion Mods:
Cataph's Southern Realms (TEB)
Cataph's Kraka Drak

Also check out my other Mods:
Fast Units - Fast Armies
Instant Quest Battles
Instant Quest Items
Unit Formations

Ultimate Chaos Compatibility Mod

If you do not like the newly added custom factions, you can use this submod to remove them:
Submod - More Vanilla

Known Issues:
? The Vortex bar is currently not present for unlocked factions in the Vortex campaign.
? Multiplayer Only: You will have to temporarily reduce your UI Scale to around 60% in the graphical settings to see all factions.

Troubleshooting Guide for TWW Mods[]

If you crash at turn 2 and see Rogue Armies on the map and in the AI turn list, you are either missing the Community Framework or have another mod which is breaking all of your scripts.
Turn off all other mods and only run the Unlocker and Community Framework together to confirm it works fine with just those two, then add your other mods slowly and test again to find out when it breaks.
Please report the problematic mod in the comments once you found it!

If you are using the modded launcher, then make sure that !crynsos_faction_unlocker is at the top (or just below specific submods made for it with even higher priority like !!) or just don't modify the load order at all.

Regarding reports about Beastmen taking over Naggaroth being caused by this mod:
I do not modify anything about Beastmen, Dark Elves or anyone else in Naggaroth, so stop blaming this mod for what is either a vanilla issue or caused by another mod.

Special thanks to DrunkFlamingo & Vandy for letting me embed their Mod Configuration Tool!

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Popular Discussions View All (135)
Feb 11, 2021 @ 6:44am
PINNED: Request for Feedback: New Factions
Dec 17, 2018 @ 4:31pm
PINNED: Looking for Suggestions: Starting Units
Jul 23, 2021 @ 5:47pm
Game stuck on first logo
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InfoManiac Apr 7 @ 6:11am 
they dont fill the exact same role. crynsos did his own balancing as well as adding MANY minor factions.
Mixu's Unlocker and UvN Lost Factions. They fill the same role this one did.
InfoManiac Feb 24 @ 4:21am 
I dont see an update here but, Crynsos is most likely going to work on Warhammer 3 before updating (and hopefully final update CA) his WH2 mod.
StephenGFX Feb 6 @ 4:04am 
Please update !
RedCoat131 Feb 3 @ 4:10pm 
will this unlock factions for custom battles and if not is it possible to do so cause others do not currently work
Wolfie Jan 31 @ 12:08am 
Hope all is well Crynsos, looking forward to a sneak peek of the faction unlocker and looking forward to what your cooking up!

If i could have a request Helman and Volkmar in a seperate region own region (understandable if this is not an option)
Dragon32 Dec 18, 2021 @ 4:42pm 
Yes, this needs an update. Mixu's Unlocker works though
Ghost Dec 18, 2021 @ 12:11pm 
I dont know if it is still relevant but a clean installation but just this mod and the three requirements freezes on start(screen). If i disable this mod it works again (even with the required mods). Is this just outdated and broken or is there a solution?
sawbonesadams Dec 16, 2021 @ 8:34pm 
Yes Wofly.
Thank you to all the modding heroes for so many kickass hours of gameplay.
Jon Dec 14, 2021 @ 12:30pm 
Do I need something else besides Mixu's Unlocker? Do i need the Community Framework or something because every time i try to play as Chaos Dwarfs or any of Mixu's expanded rosters i get a damn crash. I have followed the total war modding guide to the fullest, I downloaded KMM and installed only acceptable and compatible sub mods specifically for SFO. I downloaded most of my collection from Valfaris's collection for SFO. He has an awesome collection btw but please keep in mind some of them are out of date and not working like Kislev Reborn, High Elf Sea Patrol, etc. Every time I play a faction like Choas Dwarfs or Kraka Drak for example I get a CTD while in the loading screen before starting a new campaign! Someone please help if you know a workaround! :steamfacepalm: