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Dark Reign Wiki Online

Posted in News and Updates on April 19th, 2009 by Satz

Wikimedia has been installed and the Dark Reign Wiki is online.

I am looking for a few people to Edit all the relevent information for the Wiki, I have a lot of offline information relating to the Wiki that people may find useful. If you want to help post on the forums or email me.

The community is as strong as always, and some epic 3 player Free For Alls (1.2 million water harvested each) and awesome 8 player games have been happening. Mesh, Foo and Satz have been making new maps, good times, come join us.

Playing Times

Posted in News and Updates on February 16th, 2009 by Satz

I have seen quite a few new people come into the lobby mid afternoon - early evening (Australian Time AWST-AEST), and leave the lobby thinking there is not much of a community.

Most games are played (during the week) from early morning to lunch time (Australian Time), with the most people playing on the weekends usually all day (Especially Saturday), but most concentrated in the early morning.

We are probably split at about 50/50 with the timezones, with half the community being in the Australian timezones, +8 to +10, and the other half being in the American timezones (And that is just a generalization, I know we have players from all over the world, just the bulk of the community is there).

I’ll have a talk to the other regular players and see if we can come to a conclusion for what are the best playing times to meet people online. Also, its best to leave your DROM online rather than enter and leave the lobby through the game window, you never know who you will miss.

Dark Reign Ventrilo Server up and running

Posted in News and Updates on January 16th, 2009 by Satz

The Dark Reign Ventrilo server is up and running as of today.

Ventrilo is a chat program that enables users/gamers to use their microphones instead of typing. I have created four different channels, named after the heavy tanks of Dark Reign, if we need more I will add more later on, but that is enough for two games to run side by side.

We have quite a different bunch of members in our community, from all over the world, it should be interesting to hear all the different accents, and if worst comes to worst, we always know, Element has the worst accent, according to Goose :) So don’t be shy about talking …

For more information see this thread in the forums:

http://www.darkreign.ws/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=48

Dark Reign Patch 1.7 Released to the Public

Posted in News and Updates on December 10th, 2008 by Satz

Dark Reign Patch 1.7 has been released to the public today, along with the new version (Revision 3) of Darkreign.ws. Several players have been asking me how they load the new units to play them, and with a little bit of ingenuity and a stroke of luck, I have created some .exe files that will load the Mods (Strata-7, EoD, Terrorists and Auran Units) with a simply click of the mouse.

Dark Reign Patch 1.7 also includes as much documentation and utilities that affect Dark Reign that I could find. The reason for this is to get the documentation and utilities as wide spread as possible, so that people have all the information they need to edit Dark Reign in their Dark Reign folder.

From what I see now, Patch 1.7, should be the final patch released to the community without the availability of the Source Code to Dark Reign. If given the Source Code there are a few things that Element and I both agree needs fixing, mainly the 200 unit limit, which does not need to exist now we have computers, just a tad bit faster than 11 years ago. Also a Random Player side option would be nice, but I will make a thread about this in the forums to get every one’s opinion on this.

Patch 1.7 and Patch 1.4b are completely compatible, they are for arguments sake, the exact same patch. However, Patch 1.7 includes many new things that Patch 1.4b does not, as I said before the .exe files for loading the different mods, extra utilities and extra documentation.

It also advertises the community website inside the gamescreen (Not on the main menu), so that people know where to find us and to join the community.

I have been looking through my traffic logs for Darkreign.ws, and Patch 1.6 has been downloaded hundreds upon hundreds of times, yet we do not see any many members join the community. I believe that this could be a combination of two things, that the old Darkreign.ws website appeared inactive, my bad … I was busy with my life but I am free now … And that Darkreign.us is also nearly inactive (On Element’s part), as he does not have the time to update it, but the forums are active. We both love Dark Reign and want the community to be kept together. Hence the thousands of hours of work that has gone into this website and this patch.

I will try my best to get people to join our community, to relive the days of old, to play this classic game.

A big shoutout to Element, my Dark Reign brother from the other side of the world, who has done so much for this community and we are sincerely indebted to him. Burn-X mate, get in contact with me.

Oh, FYI … My email address satz@darkreign.ws … I forgot to register it … my bad … but its working now, so if you want to get into contact with me, that is the place to do it!

New Darkreign.ws Website up and running!

Posted in News and Updates on August 9th, 2008 by Satz

This is just a little post to say that the new website is up and running and working as it should be :)

Tell me what you think …


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