Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 is a modification for Red Orchestra. It focuses on the western European front during WWII from Operation Overlord to the end of combat operations on May 9, 1945. Darkest Hour covers a multitude of combined arms and mechanized infantry engagements ranging through Normandy, Belgium, Holland, and Germany.

Darkest Hour can be downloaded from Steam here, and our active community forum is welcome to all players for their respected input and suggestions.

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Four years.

It has been nearly four years since Darkest Hour has recieved an official update. Today, that changes.

Darklight Games is extremely proud to finally announce the release of Darkest Hour 6.0!

I would like to personally thank a couple of team members by who made this update possible.

Andrew Lett, our level designer, for his tireless efforts and enthusiasm, even when tasked with the monumental amount of work required to update and modernize over 30 levels by hand!

Matt Hands, of the programming team, for the staggering amount of bug fixes and enhancements made to the vehicle code, and of course for diligently (and exhaustively) documenting every commit!

Other special mentions include Peter Klinger, Piotr Lukasik, Torben Hensgens and Ian Campbell. Of course, we also thank our faithful testing team whose efforts have helped make this the most stable and bug free version of Darkest Hour since it's inception.

This is not our last hurrah. Darklight Games will continue to update and modernize the game on a significantly more regular basis. We will provide more information on this in the coming weeks, but for now, we can't wait to play with all of you!

Those interested can find the change log here.

Long live Darkest Hour!

Sincerely,
Colin Basnett
Darklight Games

Public Testing Begins June 20th!

Public Testing Begins June 20th!

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The Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 team is proud to announce that we will officially begin a full-scale public beta test of update 6.0 starting on June...

Improving Mortars

Improving Mortars

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To me, nothing in our game more terrifying than being pinned down by machine-gun fire while the whistle and thundering explosions of incoming mortars...

Vehicle Passengers & Update FAQ

Vehicle Passengers & Update FAQ

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We are adding passenger positions to all vehicles! Passenger positions have existed on many vehicles in the game for a long time, but nearly half of the...

Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 Returns!

Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 Returns!

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After 3 year hiatus, former developers return to breathe new life into award winning mod.

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Darkest Hour June 6th 2008 Trailer

Darkest Hour June 6th 2008 Trailer

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A trailer showing off many of the new features, units and weapons of the upcoming Darkest Hour Beta 1.0

Darkest Hour Beta 1.0 Manual

Darkest Hour Beta 1.0 Manual

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The Darkest Hour Beta 1.0 Manual explains installing DH, how to set up the sdk, server and several new gameplay features.

Darkest Hour Feature Trailer

Darkest Hour Feature Trailer

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The DH feature trailer....look here to learn more about our parachute and portable radio man systems. Release in May 2008

Christmas 2007 Teaser Trailer

Christmas 2007 Teaser Trailer

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The Christmas 2007 Teaser Trailer for Darkest Hour.

Dog Green Teaser Trailer

Dog Green Teaser Trailer

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The Darkest Hour Dog Green Trailer. Enjoy 5 minutes of action packed footage (which only shows 50% of the entire map) as well as numerous other features...enjoy...

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Prussia48
Prussia48

Is there a list of the music used at the end of every match somewhere? It seems several other players don't know what some of the songs are, either.

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bonapartist1
bonapartist1

Just yesterday 29th battalion and Real Panzers were both full concurrently, with Goodguys at about 15.

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bonapartist1
bonapartist1

Hey, douchebag, we get multiple full servers during peak hours. The update just launched and the numbers have doubled, maybe tripled.

You shouldn't use the word "retard" in an offensive fashion. Being the product of incest, as you are, is much worse.

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Harbard
Harbard

Please show me a picture with "multiple full servers" I play regularly but There's only one server that is almost full, JUST ONE. So please, him calling you retard is pretty well deserved because you are lying and making new players believe this game is dead when they only see one server full, while you promised them "multiple full servers". They'll think the game is in rapid decline. So please, just don't...

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bonapartist1
bonapartist1

This game still gets FULL servers daily! Come join us!

RO1 also gets full servers during active Russian/European hours!

Tripwire VP said Ro1 could be freeware someday on the tripwire forums, so please! PLEASE join up on that forum here Forums.tripwireinteractive.com and encourage them to make it so!

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diegans
diegans

You mean ONE server, retard.

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tommacool
tommacool

Just make mortars automatic (bot controlled). Annoying to be killed by a lazy mortar gunner and boring to be one too.

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ShadowFear
ShadowFear

WATCH OUT! WE GOT A TEAM WORK HATING LONE WOLF HERE!

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kandy0205
kandy0205

would you plz help? When playing with AIs the AIs wont move outside a bunker thing which spawns players in it. Also the vehicle isn't able to move even a bit. I'm playing the steam version of it and it still has many problems

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trainbomb
trainbomb

its a multiplayer game, dont use AI

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