This patch makes several important fixes and improvements (especially in multiplayer connectivity.)
You will need to have already installed the Dark Reign Patch v1.2 (offered above) or the Dark Reign: Rise of the Shadowhand expansion pack for this update to work.
*Playing the game: Internet and Instant Action
What does not
*Music playback from audio CD
*Playing the game: Campaign, Manual IP, IPX, Modem
Notes: Dark Reign plays its music off of the audio tracks 2 and forward in the first CD-ROM drive available.
What was not tested
*Installation (used 1.7 full download from darkreign.ws, which is based on 1.4 Shadowhand)
Speed issues can be resolved by setting this in the registry: user.reg [Software//Wine//Direct3D] DirectDrawRenderer=opengl This will improve performance dramatically. When using the 1.7 patch, based on 1.4 Shadowhand, from www.darkreign.ws, run launcher.exe - not dkreign.exe or the other launchers. You can set a mod by adding -launch=*modfoldername* If you intend to play it in a Virtual Desktop, configure launcher.exe in winecfg. The only usable resolution is 640x480. Admin note: rating changed to conform to rating definitions.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 20 2013||1.6-rc5||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Lewis Clement|
|Current||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 10 2009||1.1.13||N/A||Yes||Silver||Furyhunter|
|Show||Arch Linux||Oct 17 2008||1.1.6||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Speedboy|
|Show||Arch Linux||Oct 16 2008||1.1.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Speedboy|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"||Apr 18 2008||0.9.56.||Yes||Yes||Platinum||k2t0f12d|
2013-05-03 Admin note: the instructions below may be outdated. They are being kept here for the benefit of anyone who may wish to test and/or update them.
Dark Reign - General notes
I had a old installation (Dark Reign + Rise of the Shadowhand + 1.4 patch) laying around on a windows box so I just copied the installation dir C:\Programme\Dark Reign\ to linux and renamed it to /home/joachim/darkreign/ afterwards dont' forget a chown like:
"chown joachim.users ~/darkreign"
"chown -R joachim.users ~/darkreign/*"
That will just work fine!
Dark Reign - Future of War
Didn't test the installation routine but worked in the past.
Dark Reign - Rise of the Shadowhand
Didn't test the installation routine yet but didn't work in the past and stopped with 80%. Have to test that again. (can someone please test it and post here?)
Dark Reign - Patches
These patches can be found here:
=== 1.2 ========================================
v1.2 is the second update issued for Dark Reign. The first was issued in fall '97. This update includes all the old v1.1 patch functionality as well as a host of new improvements. You do not need to have installed the previous patch for this update to work, but if you did that's OK as well. If you have already installed the Dark Reign: Rise of the Shadowhand expansion pack, you do not need to get this patch. You must have one or the other installed, however, to get the final update, patch v1.4
=== 1.3 ===
=== 1.4 ===
The latest patch - a must!
=== 1.4 (art package) ===
You will need to have already installed the Dark Reign v1.2 patch. The main purpose of this art update is to allow players to play against expansion players who are using the new armies or have maps on the new tileset. The update also includes the most current versions of the previously released 20 bonus multiplayer maps.