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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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...

Dawn of Darkness 1.1 patch

Dawn of Darkness 1.1 patch

Dec 21, 2005 Patch 0 comments

===================== CONTENTS OF THE PATCH ===================== The patch includes a file called "PAK1.PAK". I fixed some content, more specifically...

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EricBoyce1
EricBoyce1 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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EricBoyce1
EricBoyce1 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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EricBoyce1
EricBoyce1 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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EricBoyce1
EricBoyce1 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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EricBoyce1
EricBoyce1 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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EricBoyce1
EricBoyce1 Nov 20 2013, 8:14am says:

It will be another three months before I am available to return to this project! There will be more updates, a re-release of the text 2.0 Mod, DOD Full Demo, and the MW Total Conversion. My absence from Dawn of Darkness is due to a personal illness and the disappernce of my mods due to lack of support from the community! However it was wrong of me to delete those projects...

This mod is open to anyone who wishes to take it up! I would love see what others could do with it, post you mods here for download. Alex Kurztan (Toadeater) still owns the copyright to DOD and as far as I know is planning a graphic novel comic based upon the storyline. This mod is freeware, just follow the EULA rules.

Eric

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EricBoyce1
EricBoyce1 Nov 20 2013, 1:43pm replied:

Alex Kazhdan (Toadeater) misspelled above. Doh!

Eric

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