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.

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Post article RSS Articles

I've compiled a standalone version of the mod based on Knightmare's Unofficial Quake2 Patch. No baseq2 folder is required and I've added some commands in the control menu specific for the mod. Here it is for some beta-testing:

Mediafire.com

Dawn of darkness new .qrk version is here

Dawn of darkness new .qrk version is here

News

Dawn of darkness new .qrk version is here Credits goes to my brother, Roarke.

Dawn of darkness new .qrk version is coming

Dawn of darkness new .qrk version is coming

News

I will release a new version of Dawn of darkness.qrk (as you know, the file which contains everything that you can make in Quark editor, maps, prefabs...

Dawn of Darkness industrial fantasy prefabs

Dawn of Darkness industrial fantasy prefabs

News 2 comments

Industrial fantasy prefabs for Dawn of Darkness are coming

Dawn of Darkness missing maps and tutorials etc. by Anssi Hyytiäinen

Dawn of Darkness missing maps and tutorials etc. by Anssi Hyytiäinen

News 3 comments

Dawn of Darkness missing maps and tutorials etc. by Anssi Hyytiäinen where received by me after talking by email with him. He is a nice guy, like Ben...

Add file RSS Files
Dawn of Darkness multiplayer

Dawn of Darkness multiplayer

Patch 4 comments

Hi, we are Roarke and Roarkes, we are two twin brothers, and we decided to restore the majority of the functionality for Dawn of Darkness multiplayer...

Dawn of Darkness v5.15 (Full File)

Dawn of Darkness v5.15 (Full File)

Full Version 6 comments

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

DoD Additional Editing Documentation

DoD Additional Editing Documentation

Tutorials 1 comment

This file is meant as a companion to the already released official documents and entity definition files, so it is recommended to download and read through...

DoD mood, scripts, GSM tutorials, fgd and def file

DoD mood, scripts, GSM tutorials, fgd and def file

Tutorials 1 comment

DoD mood tutorial, conversation files scripts, GSM tutorial, Worldcraft fgd file and QER def file for you to design and make maps, in conjuction with...

Anssi Hyytiäinen missing maps, env, sounds ...

Anssi Hyytiäinen missing maps, env, sounds ...

Other 5 comments

The files are free, but it is nice that you give Anssi Hyytiäinen credit if you use them for your own game project and release it for the public. I have...

Ben Glover Dawn of Darkness missing maps, env, ...

Ben Glover Dawn of Darkness missing maps, env, ...

Other 9 comments

The files are free, but it is nice that you give Ben Glover credit if you use them for your own game project and release it for the public. I have older...

Comments  (0 - 10 of 76)
PrivλteWolfe
PrivλteWolfe

The mod is starting in windowed mode and I can't get it to full screen (yes, I used the option in Video)

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
EricBoyceU
EricBoyceU

I can't remember the key command but it should be in the readme for Quake 2 or Dawn of Darkness!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
PrivλteWolfe
PrivλteWolfe

Are there more mods like this, that are fantasy/medieval

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
EricBoyceU
EricBoyceU

Eternal War Shadows of Light - Quake 2 Mod

Moddb.com

Eric

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

brenodnf
brenodnf

Does this game have music? Also, is it a full game or work in progress?

I finished the first level but i had to noclip to the temple because i think the scripts woudn't work.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Roarkes
Roarkes

Doesen't have music, but one music clip was made on the former site in archive.org
It is the full game, but the original developers didn't make a sequel.
If you follow directions by us and Eric, you will do just fine.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
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?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
barronwaffles
barronwaffles

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Icon
Quake 2
Game
Quake 2
Creator
Contact
Send Message
Release date
Mod watch
Follow
Share
Community Rating

Average

9.4

15 votes submitted.

You Say

-

Ratings closed.

Style
Genre
Adventure
Theme
Fantasy
Players
Single Player
Embed Buttons
Link to Dawn of Darkness by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
Dawn of Darkness
Statistics
Last Update
Watchers
135 members
Addons
6
Files
9
Articles
11