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Other retro RTS games
« on: January 27, 2019, 07:28:22 PM »
Dark Reign: The Future of War!

Never heard of it? It was a big deal in Australia, New Zealand and Germany back in 1997. There was even an expansion that came out a year after initial release. Published by Activision and Developed by Auran in the back of a fish & chip shop in Brisbane Australia it's among the most oft-overlooked entries into our beloved genre.

And it's good, really good. And people still play it! So I'm posting here to let ya'll know the multiplayer community for this hidden-gem of an RTS is in full swing - there has even been a community patched released in 2019. The first in over a decade!

Fully Windows 10 compatible, working online multiplayer and a fully featured single-player campaign. Dark Reign has everything you would want from a retro RTS made contemporary.

If you're an old fan of Dark Reign or just curious about what it has to offer come check out the community in the discord at https://discord.gg/fhgQwub or visit the community websites @ www.darkreign.ws , www.darkreignws.com

Feel free to comment below any other overlooked RTS games from the 1990's era that still have a thriving multiplayer community. A few that you may already be familiar with; CNCnet, Populous: Reincarnation and NetstormHQ. These communities are really worth checking out and are just like War2.Ru

There's even a community trailer;

Dark Reign Community Trailer - YouTube

Hope you see you on the battlefield soon :)
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Re: Other retro RTS games
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 02:46:47 PM »
Is it just me or does the war2 graphics put to shame any other game released around the same time?
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 03:02:04 PM »

I will definitely join your game community. It sounds so good.

When I see other things to do besides ru, I'm overpowered with desire to go there.


I can't help it.

I don't understand why ru's property theft police aren't doing more to stop this kind of thing from happening.

I have "Property of Ru" stamped on my forehead and now life has gotten very confusing since I'm also the property of Dark Reign and I don't believe in double stamping.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 03:30:20 PM »
as soon as the "Chosen One" comes u could have war2 branch out into alot of stuff and still be with the war2 community..think c&c games in war2's engine..it has to be near everyone is playing games with googles on there head and falling into stuff.