Dawn of Darkness was an excellent RPG/adventure/action game that was dumped by Ward Six Entertainment in 1999. It's not well-known, but it is a real gem, so make sure you play it.

Dawn Of Darkness takes place in a long vanished world of mighty forgotten empires and magic. It is the tale of a once revered Lucitanian warlord, Roarke The Merciless, caught between his obligations to his family, his empire and his honor.

You are Roarke the Merciless, imprisoned in the captured Manawyd monastary by an army from the Cheitan Empire who have attacked the village you have lived in. Roarke is an elite fighter, if perhaps a little out of practice since his days as one of Lucitan's greatest warlords. You begin playing armed with only the dagger Roarke had hidden in his boot, you must escape and find Sylmaril. How you do this is up to you. The game is played with basically the most of the same controls as Quake 2, except for the new commands and items bindings we've added.

Dawn of Darkness is a complete Total Conversion, including all-new weapons, bad guys, maps, textures, models, etc. There is even a new inventory system, and a character dialogue system where you can talk to anyone.

Weapons include a dagger and sword which you use by attacking while moving the mouse in the direction you wish to swing. Each weapon also has an alternate attack mode which do things like punch, block, etc. You can also get a bow, crossbow, pistol, blunderbuss, even a shovel. Some weapons have magical properties, like the sword which goes into Bloodlust mode when you're particularily lethal, and you can decapitate enemies.

Quake II 3.20 is required.

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0 comments by Roarkes on Nov 9th, 2014

What to expect from the site content:
Modding : textures, prefabs, map making, tutorials.

I hope that it will grow and also have comments and critic sugestions about the content from the players or future players.

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Dawn of Darkness v3.0

Dawn of Darkness v3.0

Feb 1, 2015 Full Version 9 comments

You are Roarke the Merciless, a Ruby Knight of the Lucitan Guard. Imprisoned in the captured Manawyd Monastary by an army from the Cheitan Empire, who...

QuArK editor Dawn of Darkness.qrk file

QuArK editor Dawn of Darkness.qrk file

Mar 19, 2014 Models Pack 1 comment

Credits go to my brother and me. "History, tale and story of Dawn of Darkness" text is the work of Dawn of Darkness developer team. I have added monsters...

Dawn of Darkness enhanced graphics v. 1

Dawn of Darkness enhanced graphics v. 1

Mar 17, 2014 Effects GFX 4 comments

Enjoy my and my brother's modified QeffectsGL. All thanks go to made by XaeroX, the maker of QeffectsGL. Copy the files from the archive (QeffectsGL_readme.txt...

Dawn of Darkness working player sounds v. 2

Dawn of Darkness working player sounds v. 2

Feb 14, 2014 Players Audio 0 comments

Credits go to my brother and me. This version contains the players folder and a pak3.pak file. Add them in your "roarke" folder. Added : Modified inventory...

Dawn of Darkness working player sounds v. 1

Dawn of Darkness working player sounds v. 1

Feb 3, 2014 Players Audio 0 comments

Made by me, Roarkes and my brother. Because pak0.pak has the files, but Dawn of Darkness still uses the Quake 2 player sounds, i made a folder "players...

Dawn of Darkness menu replacement sounds

Dawn of Darkness menu replacement sounds

Jan 28, 2014 Audio Pack 1 comment

Credits go to my brother and me. Just add pak2.pak in your mod roarke folder. This changes the sounds, so the sword sound when you enter the menus is...

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EricBoyceU
EricBoyceU Feb 2 2015, 11:27am says:

New/Old File Upload Today... Dawn of Darkess v3.0 Full File! Enjoy! This is the old Quake 2 MOD. Just place the Quake 2 file in your c: directory, the icon on your desktop, and read the readme!

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EricBoyceU
EricBoyceU Feb 2 2015, 11:54am replied:

I will return to Dawn of Darkness, and repost my old file for the Quake 2 engine! (It includes roarkes sound files, in the Quake 2 TC with my Text Mod!) And then I hope to begin working on my Total Conversion of Dawn of Darkness to the Morrowind Engine! Even though both engines are old, I am more familiar with the Morrowind Engine than Oblivion or Skyrim. And Morrowind already has the swamp textures and meshes I need for the Witch's Swamp after the Village of Elvod. I will be posting my MODS here on ModDB and Morrowind Mod History site, and Nexus. Dawn of Darkness has always held a fascination with me, going all the way back to 1997 when it was first released. I'm glad that it still has a fan base and people still care about the story. It is shame, that the game has been forgotten for so long, but Alex (Toadeater) has abandoned the project for over 15 years. Any thing I do, will be done with respect to what WardSix has done, and be done as a Free Download! I don't claim credit for their work, just an addon for the Fans!

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EricBoyceU
EricBoyceU Mar 21 2014, 12:19pm says:

Will repost DOD 2.0 Full File soon with text.mod updated.

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MizoreJedi
MizoreJedi Mar 19 2014, 6:04pm says:

The first map is loaded successfully, but no enemies and Roarke carries the blaster, how do I fix this?

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EricBoyceU
EricBoyceU Mar 21 2014, 12:21pm replied:

You downloaded the patch 1.1 you need episode 1.0 and Quake II for the mod to work.

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EricBoyceU
EricBoyceU Mar 21 2014, 12:26pm replied:

You can grab the Full File here DOD 2.0

Planetquake.gamespy.com

Then download replacement files by Roarke!

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EricBoyceU
EricBoyceU Mar 18 2014, 7:15pm says:

Roarkes - I really enjoyed your updates, great work! The sound files and graphical updates really add to the game play. Looking forward to what you do in the future with level design and monsters, playing with the editor. Dawn of Darkness lives!

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EricBoyceU
EricBoyceU Dec 18 2013, 7:10pm says:

This project is dead for the foreseeable future, as I am dealing with a personal illness! And though my dreams are now cast in darkness I can still see by the light of the moon and the Dawn of Darkness!

Fangs,
Eric

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Roarkes
Roarkes Jan 18 2014, 7:05pm replied:

Sorry to hear that. I hope i will play your mods !

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