Dark Reign: The Future of War

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.­

Application Details:

Version: 1.4
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.19

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What works

Install for the original, 1.4 patch and Shadowhand expansion all worked very well.

In game menus and sound worked nicely, no issues with mouse input.

Maps will load and units can be moved but, only for a few seconds before the games hangs.

What does not

A map will load, and my units will be displayed. Usually I can move a construction unit a little and then the game hangs.


What was not tested

I have only tested "Instant Action" type games in which I experience the hang situation.

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Additional Comments

"Bronze" because this is not a total loss since the installs worked perfectly, as well as sound and mouse movement. It's possible that the game hanging is an issue with my configuration.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Oct 12 20205.19Yes Yes NoPlatinumtelanus 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 20 20131.6-rc5Yes Yes BronzeLewis Clement 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 10 20091.1.13N/A Yes SilverFuryhunter 
ShowArch LinuxOct 17 20081.1.6Yes Yes PlatinumSpeedboy 
ShowArch LinuxOct 16 20081.1.1Yes Yes PlatinumSpeedboy 

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HowTo / Notes


2013-05-03 Admin note: the instructions below may be outdated.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.


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