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Hi guys!

TL:DR This makes things even better : https://www.darkreignws.com/download/

Our version of this game is 1.4, which is is the latest official release. However, the wonderful Dark Reign community created the unofficial patch (https://www.darkreignws.com/download/) that fixes many issues that were still present after the last official update, most notably the lack of TCP/IP multiplayer support. We can't use the patch for obvious reasons, but it is highly recommended. :)
In addition, the https://www.darkreignws.com/ community is still active and it is a nice place to find other people interested in this title.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The 1.7 version is disabling the in game music.
Post edited October 02, 2019 by Genoan
Thanks for the advice.

I still wonder why you applied a community/fan patch on Master of Orion 2 then.
im glad i saw this topic cos i was going to ask about it the 1.7 , thanks for the infor \ update im definaly going to buy it now

Also like to point out -
Map Pack A (510 Maps) - http://www.darkreign.ws/vault/?v=mappacka
Otheir downloads + patch history - http://darkreign.ws/downloads/
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TParis: Thanks for the advice.

I still wonder why you applied a community/fan patch on Master of Orion 2 then.
Probably because the 1.7 patch isn't so much a patch at it is a full copy of the game that was modified. Or perhaps some of the included programs/content go against gogs policy.

I suppose one could find out what's different in the files and make a patch to inject it into the 1.4 patched files that gog has.
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Atomicfire: Map Pack A (510 Maps) - http://www.darkreign.ws/vault/?v=mappacka
no single player maps :(
After applying this patch IN-GAME music seems to disappear. How to return the music to the game?
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Paczyk: Hi guys!

TL:DR This makes things even better : http://www.darkreign.ws/patch/

Our version of this game is 1.4, which is is the latest official release. However, the wonderful Dark Reign community created Patch 1.7 (http://www.darkreign.ws/patch/) that fixes many issues that were still present after the last official update, most notably the lack of TCP/IP multilayer support. We can't use the 1.7 patch for obvious reasons, but it is highly recommended. :)
In addition, the http://www.darkreign.ws/ community is still active and it is a nice place to find other people interested in this title.
Great, GOG is promoting a patch which has SERIOUS issues with their own release. Have the same issue with the music. Guess the reason for it is that the games trys to get the music from the cd with the 1.7 patch present (it just played my Iron Maiden Album ingame).

So Paczyk, please don't promote patches you obviously havent tested with the GOG version of the game.
Post edited January 27, 2011 by TParis
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Atomicfire: Map Pack A (510 Maps) - http://www.darkreign.ws/vault/?v=mappacka
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lackoo1111: no single player maps :(
ya ture but they work well in multiplayer :)
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TParis: -
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Paczyk: Hi guys!

TL:DR This makes things even better : http://www.darkreign.ws/patch/

Our version of this game is 1.4, which is is the latest official release. However, the wonderful Dark Reign community created Patch 1.7 (http://www.darkreign.ws/patch/) that fixes many issues that were still present after the last official update, most notably the lack of TCP/IP multilayer support. We can't use the 1.7 patch for obvious reasons, but it is highly recommended. :)
In addition, the http://www.darkreign.ws/ community is still active and it is a nice place to find other people interested in this title.
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TParis: Great, GOG is promoting a patch which has SERIOUS issues with their own release. Have the same issue with the music. Guess the reason for it is that the games trys to get the music from the cd with the 1.7 patch present (it just played my Iron Maiden Album ingame).

So Paczyk, please don't promote patches you obviously havent tested with the GOG version of the game.
1 little bug with is to do with music and you lot moan about that, the patchs before that 1 had alot of serous bugs in it, just turn off the music in options and play the game just fine
Post edited January 27, 2011 by Atomicfire
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Atomicfire: 1 little bug with is to do with music and you lot moan about that, the patchs before that 1 had alot of serous bugs in it, just turn off the music in options and play the game just fine
Atomicfire, you don't get neither the problem nor the point.

1. A GOG team member promotes a patch that doesn't work to well with their own release.
2. That so small bug causes no music /only cd music to be played ingame if you use that promoted patch.
=> Thread should be unstickied and GOG should make users aware of the problem.
Anyway, I asked for a fix: http://darkreign.ws/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=455
Sadly the main head behind the patch seems to be inactive for quite a while.
Post edited January 27, 2011 by TParis
ill tested this on my bro system because he got the gog version and ive got the cd verion, also ill try to get the music off the cd which ive got to see wot will happen
Can someone help me out here... :)

I've just bought Dark Reign from GOG and started reading the support threads here.
Reading about the unofficial 1.7 patch I decided to download and use it.

What I can't understand is it appears to be the full Dark Reign game, there's no patch to apply as such. Is this unofficial patch actually a re-worked / modded full version of the game?

Do I even need the GOG version?
Is this legal (1.7 release)?
Really really confused.....

Any guidance will be greatly appreciated :)

Many thanks!
Hi guys,

I have updated the post above with a clear warning.

The 1.7 modification is still using the CD as a music source. Only GOG's 1.4 has been modified to use the mp3 files instead. The 1.7 is not perfect, that is why it was not included in the installer. However it changes some of the game's aspects that we liked. That's why we wanted to share this information with you and promote the community of this great game for those interested in the multiplayer.

I apologise for the missing music issue, I should have warned everyone about it.
That was a "Shaka, when the walls fell" on my part :(
Hello folks,

I created the original patch for Dark Reign to get multiplayer working (was just a few files) which you can get in the link below. I assume it will work with GOG's version of dark reign, but could someone knowledgable try it out and report their results first?

Patch for GOG DR multiplayer

Just unzip to your dr directory overwriting the original files. Probably a good idea to back those up also.
Post edited January 29, 2011 by Element_dr
Also if you're interested in multiplayer, you'll probably want DROM as well, it's a chat client that connects to the current server everyone plays at so you don't have to run the game each time just to check if anyone's online.

There are two versions:

Newer and nicer GUI version DROM 2 with more features written by zeddy

Original DROM 0.5 (crappy, but runs on linux)
Post edited January 29, 2011 by Element_dr
Microsoft Security Essentials says there is a trojan in the zip for ver. 1.7 DR patch....

I'll not be installing this...


Category: Trojan Downloader

Description: This program installs other potentially unwanted software.

Recommended action: Remove this software immediately.

Security Essentials detected programs that may compromise your privacy or damage your computer. You can still access the files that these programs use without removing them (not recommended). To access these files, select the Allow action and click Apply actions. If this option is not available, log on as administrator or ask the security administrator for help.

Items:
containerfile:C:\Users\XXXXXXXX\Desktop\dkreign17.zip
file:C:\Users\XXXXXXXX\Desktop\dkreign17.zip->Dark Reign 1.7/Dark Reign - Original Game.exe
file:C:\Users\XXXXXXXX\Desktop\dkreign17.zip->Dark Reign 1.7/MOD - Auran Units.exe
file:C:\Users\XXXXXXXX\Desktop\dkreign17.zip->Dark Reign 1.7/MOD - Edge of Darkness.exe
file:C:\Users\XXXXXXXX\Desktop\dkreign17.zip->Dark Reign 1.7/MOD - Strata 7.exe
file:C:\Users\XXXXXXXX\Desktop\dkreign17.zip->Dark Reign 1.7/MOD - Terrorist.exe

Get more information about this item online.
Post edited February 01, 2011 by sorted