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Patch History

 

Official Activision Patches
Dark Reign v1.1 Patch [ 1997 ]
Changelog:
  • Increased multiplayer server availability.
  • Improved multiplayer connectivity.
  • New brightness control setting.
  • Correction of Artificial Intelligence settings.
  • Other miscellaneous fixes, including CD read and keyboard lock-out errors.


Dark Reign v1.2 Patch [ 1998 ]
Changelog:
  • Increased network speed and reduced lag.
  • Increased number of Internet players from four to eight for players with fast connections.
  • Increased multiplayer stability.
  • Event circles now move in, isolating the spot on the map where the action is, as opposed to moving out.
  • Map transfer: gives players the ability to transfer maps to other players over all network protocols.
  • Random map selector.
  • New multiplayer chat functionality such as: ignore, list players in game/room, see games in progress, see how many people are on a server. Allows you to right click and see ping and IP's of other players.
  • New network icons allow you, among other things, to see what players have what version of Dark Reign:

    • Full Blue Circle: Expansion Player
    • Half Blue Circle: Dark Reign Player with Expansion Art
    • Half Blue/ Half Grey Circle: Game requiring Expansion Art
    • Explosion: Game in Progress
    • White Plans: Multi-player Mission Game
    • Red Stop Sign with an 'X': Player ignored
  • Guard towers cannot be built within range of enemy buildings.
  • Augmentation of Instant Action artificial intelligence.
  • Map flagging. (Backspace and click on the map. Ctrl-backspace to remove flag.)



Dark Reign Expansion Art Patch [ 1998 ]
Requires v1.2 patch to function. This patch enables players to play against other players using the expansion.

Dark Reign v1.3 Patch [ 1998 ] [Not recommended]
This patch is very buggy by causing players to drop from the game lobby and even the game server as well.

Dark Reign v1.4 Patch [ 1998 ]
Changelog:

  • The games on Internet servers are sorted by in-progress status.
  • Occurrences of double messages on the Internet Screen have been fixed.
  • Support for players who have multiple IP addresses (eg Dial-Up and Ethernet TCP/IP).
  • Support for players behind firewalls, which do NOT masquerade addresses or ports.
  • Improved support for Online-Game Networks.
  • Increase in Multiplayer stability, especially related to players being dropped from the game.

Patch 1.1
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Patch 1.2
DOWNLOAD (4,017kb)
Art Patch
DOWNLOAD (8,992kb)
Patch 1.3
DOWNLOAD (2,001kb)
Patch 1.4
DOWNLOAD (2,000kb)

 

Unofficial Community Patches

Dark Reign Win2k / XP Patch [ 2002 ]
Talisman's Patch that enables Windows 2000 + XP users to play Dark Reign online.

Dark Reign v1.6 Patch [ 6th December 2006 ]
Changelog:

  • Four new Tileset's installed and ready to use
    [ Asteroid | Auralien | Australian | Volcanic ]
  • All new Sprites and Sounds added ( Multiple .PAK Files )
  • DROM Chat Program included
  • Server Patched to Element's Server [ vps.gr ]
  • Game Win2k/XP Patched
  • Installer Version ( Patches 1.4 to 1.6 )
  • Mutiplayer Version ( Pre-Patched to 1.6 )

Fully Compatible with Patch 1.4, Patch 1.4b and Patch 1.7.

Dark Reign v1.4b Patch [ 7th April 2008 ]
Changelog:

  • Separate .exe files for [ Original ] and [ Expansion ]
  • Four new Tileset's installed and ready to use
    [ Asteroid | Auralien | Australian | Volcanic ]
  • Two Mods installed but not launchable via .exe files
    [ King of the Hill | Greed ]
  • No-CD Crack + Full Game Patched
  • All new Sprites and Sounds added ( Single .PAK Files )
  • DROM Chat Program included
  • DR Name Changer Program included
  • Server Patched to Element's Server [ vps.gr ]
  • Game Win2k/XP Patched

Fully Compatible with Patch 1.4, Patch 1.7. Play-Compatible with Patch 1.6.

Dark Reign v1.7 Patch [ 9th August 2008 ]
Changelog:
  • Separate .exe files for [ Original ] and [ Expansion ]
  • Four main Mods Launchable via own .exe files
    [ Auran Units | Edge of Darkness | Strata 7 | Terrorist ]
  • Four new Tileset's installed and ready to use
    [ Asteroid | Auralien | Australian | Volcanic ]
  • Two Mods installed but not launchable via .exe files
    [ King of the Hill | Greed ]
  • No-CD Crack + Full Game Patched
  • All new Sprites and Sounds added ( Single .PAK Files )
  • All Utilities and Manuals / Documentation included
  • DROM Chat Program included
  • DR Name Changer Program included
  • Server Patched to Element's Server [ vps.gr ]
  • Game Win2k/XP Patched
  • Contains MapPack-A and all latest maps ( 533 maps plus defaults )

Programs included:

  • DROM 0.5 ( DROM.exe )
  • DR Name Changer ( drname.exe )

Utilities included:

  • AIP EDIT ( Root Folder )
  • UBE EDIT ( Root Folder )
  • A-NET 0.10 ( Active Net [ The Dark Reign Server, runs on linux ] )
  • AUPAL
  • Bat_to_EXE ( Converts .bat to .exe - sample.bat included )
  • DARKPAL
  • ICONS ( List of official Dark Reign icons and two created by Satz )
  • NOTEPAD++ ( For Editing .txt Files )
  • READSPRITES
  • SAFEEDIT
  • UTILS
  • DROM.C ( DROM Source Code in C )
  • RADTools.exe ( Installer for RAD Tools - To view Dark Reign Movies )

Manuals / Documentation included:

  • AIP Documentation
  • Construction Kit Documentation
  • Tactics Engine Documentation
  • Terrorist Side Documentation
  • Unit and Building Tables

Fully Compatible with Patch 1.4, Patch 1.4b. Play-Compatible with Patch 1.6.

Win2k/XP
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Patch 1.6 (Install)
DOWNLOAD (21,064kb)
Patch 1.6 (Multi)
DOWNLOAD (50,841kb)
Patch 1.4b
DOWNLOAD (91,490kb)
Patch 1.7
DOWNLOAD (114,203kb)

 

DROM Chat Client + Source Code

The DROM Chat Client written by Element to enable you to chat in lobby, see who is in the lobby, and what games are currently being played.

DROM 0.1 [ 22nd September 2006 ]
Changelog:

  • DRCHAT released (Alpha Version)

DROM 0.2 [ 10th October 2006 ]
Changelog:

  • Renamed DRCHAT to DROM (Dark Reign Online Manager)
  • Windows version released
  • Minimizes to the Taskbar
  • Flashes when a player enters lobby or chats
  • Gives a list of players currently online

DROM 0.3 [ 13th October 2006 ]
Change Log:

  • Games in progress are now displayed
  • Double clicking a game shows who's in it
  • Chat line doesnt clip text
  • Name is limited to 14 chars
  • People in DR: See a weird D with a line through it next to every one using DROM and they all go to the bottom of the list.
  • People in DROM: See a weird little line next to people using DROM and they all go to the top of the list.
  • Uh, some other things I don't remember

    I'm also decomissioning the old drchat.exe

DROM 0.3 Standalone [ 30th November 2006 ]
Standalone version released.

DROM 0.4 [ 09th March 2007 ]
Changelog:

  • Hopefully fixes lagout issue

DROM 0.5 [ 21st April 2008 ]
Changelog:

  • Fixes lagout issue
  • Shows [*] next to games that have launched

A very big thank you to Element for releasing the source code, so if anything ever happens to him or the server, the community can still use and update DROM.

Just so people know what to do if anything happens to both of us, just search the file for vps.gr and replace that with the new server, then recompile it. Google is your friend ...

DROM Chat Client 0.5
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DROM Source Code
DOWNLOAD (13kb)

Please Note: This program is included in Patch 1.7, you do not need to download this as well to use it, this is here for historic archive purposes only and for those seeking the original installation files.

 

Strata-7 1.5 + 1.5.1

The original Strata-7 downloads from the Tactical Design Lab created by Eduardo A. Lucero aka Led Mirage from Insomniax.net.

Strata-7 v1.5
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Strata-7 1.5.1
DOWNLOAD (3,571kb)

Please Note: This addon is included in Patch 1.7, you do not need to download this as well to play it, this is here for historic archive purposes only and for those seeking the original installation files.

 

Edge of Darkness (EoD)

One side is trying to escape from, the other side is trying to escape to ... And between them lies the 'Edge of Darkness'. A total conversion for Dark Reign. The storyline takes place a century after the Togran conflict, and pits what is left of the Imperium and Freedom Guard against an alien race of unknown origins. EoD features over twenty five new units and more than six new structures. Battle your way through ten new single player missions and ten multiplayer maps. EoD also utilizes advanced features such as veteran status and custom FSMs. EoD promises to be the best Dark Reign total conversion available on the internet. Prepare to be pushed to the Edge ...

Edge of Darkness
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Please Note: This addon is included in Patch 1.7, you do not need to download this as well to play it, this is here for historic archive purposes only and for those seeking the original installation files.

 

Auran : New Sides
Terrorist Side

Behind the lines, the Guerrillas dealt with a group of weapon smuggling Terrorists. Their location so far unknown, the terrorists steal technology from the Corporate Entities, and sell it off to the Guerilla Alliance. Soon, though, deals went sour, and now the terrorists must face both powers in a three-way battle.

Terrorists v1.1
DOWNLOAD (3,033kb)

Terrorists v1.2
DOWNLOAD (3,259kb)

Please Note: This addon is included in Patch 1.7, you do not need to download this as well to play it, this is here for historic archive purposes only and for those seeking the original installation files.

 

Auran : New Units
Santa

Santa Claus is coming to town. You had better not laugh, better not cry and I'm telling you why 'cause Santa is coming to whup ass.

Santa Unit
DOWNLOAD (181kb)
Armoured Walker

Designed as a support unit, the Armoured Walker can employ terrain masking when still. It has the same basic components as the Quad Walker, but weighs only a third as much, producing a high speed, heavily armoured all terrain unit.

Armoured Walker
DOWNLOAD (311kb)
Fan Blade Attack Boat

The Fan-Blade is designed for quick responses to approaching threats in the aquatic arena. Its light weight & powerful electric fan engine gives it fantastic agility over water. The rapid release cannon delivers instantaneous supressing fire to water & land based targets.

Fan Blade Attack Boat
DOWNLOAD (215kb)
Shock Trooper

Shock troops are those biological control troops who are of cadet level, or who cannot meet the biological control troops stringent entry requirements. They do not possess the powerful weapons of the control troops, but are easily a match for any fighting grunt in the cosmos.

Shock Trooper
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Armoured Quad Walker

When the terrain is too treacherous for normal forms of ground transport & aircraft are at high risk, the Armoured Quad Walker, with its nose and shoulder mounted cannons and heavy armour, is an ideal choice for transportation of forces & equipment.

Armoured Quad Walker
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Biological Control Trooper

Biological Control Troops have been developed to combat hazardous alien species. Their weaponry consists of a high velocity implantation of either delayed explosive, or substances critically degenerative to genetic material. The use of such troops against exotic life forms has been frowned upon, given the cruelty of the death inflicted. However, in times of need the biological control troops have also targeted humanoids, with similar deadly efficiency.

Biological Control
Trooper Unit

DOWNLOAD (131kb)
Vortex Tank

The Vortex Tank is a mobile implementation of vortex technology. Secondary weapon is three ion pulse cannons, which draw their energy from the vortex generator, providing defense while the vortex attack sequence is in progress.

Vortex Tank Unit
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Sonic Thumper

The latest in anti-infantry weapons. Utilizes two low frequency oscillator cannons, mounted on a mech base. Sophisticated R&D allow it to alternately hypercharge the oscillators, causing a shockwave of pure violence.

Sonic Thumper Unit
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Flaming Death Tank

The Flaming Death Tank is a six-legged heavy tank. Although slow, it is extremely powerful and heavily armoured. Its two main weapons are a high intensity flame thrower and a laser minicannon. Advanced sensors allow the detection of opponents at long range.

Flaming Death Tank Unit
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Gore Beast

The gore beast is omnivorous, tough and fiercely territorial. It attacks primarily with its huge talons. It thinks nothing of tearing open a tank to reach the soft tasty occupants. Gore beasts that are raised in captivity are artificial genetic variants of the native species, they are weaker and more placid in comparison and do not eat their trainers

Gore Beast Unit
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Walker

The Walker is a fast scouting and pursuit vehicle. It is primarily a land based vehicle, but can convert to a slower aerial mode by use of vtol jets and deployment of chassis and leg mounted wings. The vtol jets are also of prime importance in moving at high speed over rough terrain, and are used to reduce the impact of large leaps.

Walker Unit
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Phase Mine

The phase mine is an autodestruct droid; it hovers to its destination and phases out of sight. Once the enemy is in range it unphases and self destructs. Simple, yet deadly.

Phase Mine Unit
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Hover Assault Tank

The Hover Assault Tank is a high speed hover tank, capable of carrying three fully battle equipped marines in addition to its two pilots. It has two primary weapons, a high powered ballistic canon, and twin neutron canons. Motive force is provided by two forward propulsion units and the large directional rear hover unit.

Hover Assault Tank Unit
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Gunwalker

The Gunwalker is built for close support. It's heavy double barrel nose cannons and side rocket pods make it quite powerful and it can advance to a conflict area quickly. Its all terrain capabilities are outstanding due to its huge legs & light weight, however it suffers from light armour because of this.

Gunwalker Unit
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Tick

The tick is a light tank that can transform between walking and flying modes. It is fast and nimble.

Tick Unit
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Please Note: These units are included in Patch 1.7, you do not need to download these as well to play them, these are here for historic archive purposes only and for those seeking the original installation files.

 

Auran : New Buildings
Flamer Pod

Bring on your grunts and we'll have ourselves a barbeque! This li'l darlin' will send them packing. From its tripod stand the dual flash-nozzle array delivers 220 lb per square inch of gel-foam kerosene into the air. The spray area is approximately 16 feet across and within it, core temperatures reach 800 degrees Celsius.
BURN BABY, BURN!

Flamer Pod Building
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Weapon Bridges

Bridges. Eveybody loves 'em. Build 'em up, knock 'em down. It's a shame your enemy can walk across them. Well now you can keep your foes at bay with the new improved constructor bridge, armed with a handy dual 25mm plasma repeater canon.

Weapon Bridges Building
DOWNLOAD (118kb)
Walls

Everyone's favourite base defence is now available for construction. You can build small anti-infantry walls or tank stopping heavy walls. Check out the upgraded Heavy Wall with a fully automatic pulse cannon.

Walls Building
DOWNLOAD (97kb)
Solar Power Plant

The solar power plant is a compact and easily transportable power supply. It is also inexpensive, but has a lower power output per unit than mineral fuel power stations.

Solar Power Plant Building
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Missile Tower

Your base's security will never be compromised again. This compact guardtower is completely automated with it's own Anti-Jam System (A.J.S) so you'll never fire blanks! Four feet of re-inforced concrete protect its inner fittings. Self regulating systems leave no chance of over-heating or reload failure.

Missile Tower Building
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Pulse Blaster

The Pulse Blaster is designed to provide high speed suppressing firepower. The computer controlled firing system, combined with the light weight armoured chassis, provides the perfect platform for the high speed auto cannons to deliver their deadly rounds at an extremely rapid rate.

Pulse Blaster Building
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Please Note: These buildings are included in Patch 1.7, you do not need to download these as well to play them, these are here for historic archive purposes only and for those seeking the original installation files.

 

Auran : New Terrains

Volcanic

The volcanic world is one of constant geological turmoil. Huge lava filled rifts, craters, lava streams and ash plains cover the world. In those areas given respite, fast growing organisms create oases about nutrient rich pools.

Volcanic Terrain
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Australian

The Terrorists have exploited the vastness and inhospitable nature of the Australian outback to provide a secure headquarters. Any offensive army will find two enemies. The harsh environment with its scorching sands, saline waters, harsh outcrops and unforgiving spinifex. And then the terrorists themselves...

Australian Terrain
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Alien

Amongst the most inhospitable worlds in the galaxy are the alien hive worlds. Much of the planetary surface is built up with hive matter, both fresh and decayed. To evade the hive aliens, most of the planets' other lifeforms have fled back to the oceans, which now form writhing organic cesspools across large parts of the landscape.

Alien Terrain
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Asteroid

The asteroid tileset is set upon a destroyed asteroid colony or base. Wreckage and craters litter the surface, and huge gaping holes in the superstructure allow only hover and flying vehicles to move over them. The surface, where intact, is made up of large, interconnected metal plates, grates and various access panels and hatches.

Asteroid Terrain
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Please Note: These terrains are included in Patch 1.7, you do not need to download these as well to play them, these are here for historic archive purposes only and for those seeking the original installation files.

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