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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Dawn of Darkness .qrk v.2 :

- Bounding boxes fixes.

- Prefabs included with screenshots and explained. Those prefabs that have a * on the end, are made by Anssi and are used with permission from him (they retain their original name). Those without, by me and my brother. Those who have a ** are extracted to from .map files too, but didn't have a name, so i put one. Some doesen't have textures, and you probally need to add and scale the textures to your own needs.
In some prefabs images, you can see the player have a line, which shows the angle he is looking. In some images, the player is without the angle, which happens if you click somewhere in the Quark 3d windows, but not on the player or some poly you made.

- Informations for many type of items etc. added.

-Edited the functions, items etc. in the Dawn of Darkness .qrk in a alphabeticall order.

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evansgc55
evansgc55

I'm using this game in Steam, can someone explain the exact process of how to get this to play? I want to check this game out it's just "quake2.exe +set game roarke" isn't working at all. Can somebody explain how to run this?

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EricBoyceU
EricBoyceU

I'll re-upload Dawn of Darkness, once I fix the bug in the Adrianna file! It is a Full .exe file, you won't need the Steam version to play. It may be around mid May... look for it then!

I have been absent from the DOD board and modding for over a year now, it looks like I need to return!

Eric

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barronwaffles
barronwaffles

Always neat to see projects like this still being updated - will need to try this game out myself!

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Dave145
Dave145

Can't run this game. It's just starting Quake 2.

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Dave145
Dave145

Nevermind. I made it work (somehow) though those controls are horrible. I never played Quake on the PC. With mouse and keyboard it's nearly impossible to play.

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EricBoyceU
EricBoyceU

There should be an icon in the DOD v4.0 Full File.. place the icon on the desktop and place the file in your c:directory Quake2 with no sub-folder like program files! The patch v4.10 just fixes a few dialog errors, like with Pepin and Adrianna in level 2 Swamp Map! And includes a Save Game file for the lost maps by Anssi and Glover!

The controls should be WASD ... and mouse button 1 (swing - you actually have to move the mouse left and right to swing the sword!) and mouse button 2 (jump!) Cycle through 1-9 for weapon controls! And read the readme in v4.10 patch file.

Another DOD v4.20 Full File version will be released this coming weekend. With everything included! Including dialog fixes, new icons, lost maps! And extra features like Quest Rewards! Health and Strength Bonus! This will be the final edited version... until the release of DOD v5.0!

Eric

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EricBoyceU
EricBoyceU

Dawn of Darkness v4.0 Full File has been released! Including the Anssi and Glover lost maps! Use the console ~ slide key to view the maps! List included in readme and message boards.

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EricBoyceU
EricBoyceU

DOD 4.10 Patch has been released with an updated readme, and a save game file showcasing the lost maps by Anssi and Glover! Just Click n Play!

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EricBoyceU
EricBoyceU

The Anssi and Glover files have been released! A great resource to Quake 2 - Dawn of Darkness players and modders! Great Score!

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Executor-64-
Executor-64-

was this game ever released what happened to the original game i can't seem to find anything about it on the internet

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Roarkes
Roarkes

Only a demo was relesed. Go here for more info :

Web.archive.org

Don't forget to watch the writer of DoD, who made DOD 1.2 Text Mod

Web.archive.org

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EricBoyceU
EricBoyceU

DOD v3.11 patch... fixes several issues in Level 2 Swamp Map! And new dialog for console ~ Map dod5_2 The Death Engine - Workers, Calemund, and Godric!

Look for new lost maps by Anssi???

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EricBoyceU
EricBoyceU

DOD was a mod for Quake 2 developed by Ward Six Entertainment. There were rumors of developing an independant game, but the group disbanded soon after it's demo release in 1998. So it is an unpublished forgotten game... that still holds a lot of promise.

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