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 5 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 5 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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Kingestapo Jun 7 2006, 2:54pm says:

I download it, but there aren?t maps, where can i get them? o_o
Anyway, the mod sounds great, with all those new functions and stuff, but i can?t it beacuse it don?t have the maps ._.?

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ryno5660 Nov 23 2005, 1:43pm says:

hey, i downloaded dawn of darkness from here and when i type set game roarke in the console, the game works (i start with the dagger) but the problem is i am in a normal quake2 level and doors won't open, also there are no enemies. what's going on? can someone help me please?

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Sajt Aug 22 2005, 4:02pm says:

OK, i have transferred project control to you and it is now downloadable from the moddb mirror :)

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Toadeater May 23 2005, 9:17pm says:



Btw, Sajt, thanks for putting this page up and the well-written description!

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lillbrorsan Apr 30 2004, 2:01pm says:

Cool mod

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Sajt Feb 29 2004, 8:55pm says:

That's the one I was looking for :)
I have it, but I lost the URL...

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Megazoid Feb 8 2004, 7:04pm says:

The Dawn of Darkness project seem to have died around the end of 2000 (from what I can tell). There is a much larger download (Dawn Of Darkness - Episode One (35.7 MB) available from Fileplanet :


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leilei Jan 1 2004, 3:16am says:


/me mad

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teh_fonx Dec 9 2003, 11:23pm says:

man i remeber playing this a couple of years ago, good stuff really

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mp5h4x Dec 9 2003, 12:46pm says:

Nah, it's the same demo version.

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