DR2 Add-ons

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Add-ons for Dark Reign 2

Add-ons are modifications to the Dark Reign 2 engine. They can either offer a new feature or change the way an existing feature works. For example, an add-on can make certain controls like the MP3 player easily accessible in the game or it could change keybindings to allow you to zoom out further. We will be posting several new add-ons on our site over the next few weeks both created by us at Pandemic and by mod makers in the community.

Installation

1. Download (filename).zip.
2. Copy the file to the folder C:\Program Files\Dark Reign 2\mods\addon.
3. Run Dark Reign 2.
4. Click on Options.
5. Select Add-ons.
6. Select the name of the add-on from the Available Add-ons window.
7. Click the Add button.
8. Start a game.


Standoff! (9/29/2000)

Test your tactical wizardry in this pre-set forces ruleset. No collecting, no building, just a straight-up fight to the death. With no reinforcements on the way, clever tactics will decide the winner of this battle.

Standoff! for Dark Reign II
Copyright 2000 Pandemic Studios
Author: Christopher Lawrence

HOW TO RUN:
Copy standoff.zwp into your /mods/ruleset directory. Select "standoff" from the rulesets menu when creating a multiplayer game. All people in the game must have the ruleset.

Ruleset:
Allowable builds: None!
Victory Conditions: Last man standing.

Download 'standoff.zip' from Pandemcstudios.com 1 K


Turret's Syndrome (9/22/2000)

Gruelling slugfest or lightning deathblow? Wage war with only turrets and self-destructing collectors as your weapons in this wild Dark Reign 2 mod.

Turrets Syndrome for Dark Reign II
Copyright 2000 Pandemic Studios
Author: Matt Harding

HOW TO RUN:
Copy turretssyndrome.zwp into your /mods/ruleset directory. Select "turrets syndrome" from the rulesets menu when creating a multiplayer game. All people in the game must have the ruleset.

NOTE:
This is a player VS player only ruleset. It will not work in instant action, and it will not work in multiplayer if there are any AI teams in the game.

Ruleset:
Allowable builds: HQ1, Solar Array, Refinery, Rig, Collector, Camera Tower, Turret1 and Turret2
Collectors are produced from the Command Center
Protect HQ Enabled (cannot be without an HQ for more than 3 min)

Download 'turrets.zip' from Pandemcstudios.com 14 K


Grunt Rush! (9/15/2000)

Ready for some fast and furious grunt action? No turrets, no tanks, just hordes of cheap units fighting it out to the death!

Gruntrush! for Dark Reign II
Copyright 2000 Pandemic Studios
Author: Jack Davis

HOW TO RUN:
Copy gruntrush.zwp into your /mods/ruleset directory. Select "gruntrush!" from the rulesets menu when creating a multiplayer game. All people in the game must have the ruleset.

NOTE:
This is a player VS player only ruleset. It will not work in instant action, and it will not work in multiplayer if there are any AI teams in the game.

Ruleset:
Only level one structures are available.
You cannot build a Restoration Facility/Scaver Hut.
You cannot build any turrets.
All combat units are half-cost (does not include buildings, rigs, collectors).
Protect HQ Enabled (cannot be without an HQ for more than 3 min)

Download 'gruntrush.zip' from Pandemcstudios.com 14 K


Lasting Blood Stains (9/01/2000)

Tired of those fiddly little blood stains that go away after a few seconds? Well, no more! This addon makes all stains and debris remain permanent on the map for the duration of your game, so that future generations can appreciate the sacrifices of their forefathers. In multiplayer, all participants will NOT need this addon in order to play together. However, if one player has it and the other doesn't, you will get a message notifying you that your data is different. This does not mean you are out-of-sync, and you can continue playing as normal. Enjoy!

Download 'lastingbloodstains.zip' from Pandemcstudios.com 3.5 K


Both Sides (8/25/2000)

'Both Sides' is a new ruleset that gives you the best of both worlds, 2 Sprawler rigs and 2 JDA rigs at the start of a game. You will be able to build every possible unit. It's best for big money games on large maps, as you will essentially be building 2 separate bases. 'Protect HQ' is incorporated into this ruleset. Note: All players must have the ruleset in their mods folder for it to work.

Download 'bothsides.zip' from Pandemcstudios.com 4.4 K


Speed! (8/18/2000)

Get in the fast lane with the new 'Speed' ruleset for DR2! All unit movement speeds are increased 3x. Collectors collect and deposit 3 times faster. All build times decreased 3x (except the two ground turrets for both sides, whose build times are unchanged). 'Protect HQ' is incorporated into this ruleset.

Download 'Speed.zip' from Pandemcstudios.com 43 K


Interface Add-on (8/11/2000)

Menu scroll buttons? Who needs them? With the new DR2 interface addon, flipping through the facility buttons to find your radomes will be a thing of the past. The addon ups the facility bar and squad buttons to 2 rows and expands the build menu to 6 rows, allowing you to manage your base much more efficiently. Download the file below that most closely matches the screen resolution at which you tyically run Dark Reign 2.

Download 640x480interface.zwp from Pandemcstudios.com 11 K
Download 800x600interface.zwp from Pandemcstudios.com 11 K
Download 1024x768interface.zwp from Pandemcstudios.com 11 K


Alternate Camera Angles (7/21/2000)

This addon moves the camera up to twice the default height, giving you a much wider view of the action. It will start you out at the original height, but tapping F3 once will jump you up to the new setting. Here are the controls:

F1: ground view
F2: default view (same as old F3)
F3: old F3 angle at twice the height
F4: slightly higher and steeper
F5: higher and steeper still
F6: yet still higher and steeper
F7: top-down view from insanely high up
numpad4: rotate left incrementally
numpad6: rotate right incrementally
numpad7: rotate left 90 degrees (unchanged)
numpad9: rotate right 90 degrees (unchanged)
numpad5: default height and pitch, rotate north (unchanged)

NOTE: This Add-on will may lower your framerate significantly, as much more terrain is being rendered at once.

Download altcamera.zip from Pandemcstudios.com 4 K


MP3 Player (7/14/2000)

This add-on allows you to easily access and play your MP3s while playing Dark Reign 2. To use it:

1)  Install the addon (see the above instructions)
2)  Type 'Ctrl+Alt+M' from anywhere in the game to call up the MP3 player window.
3)  Click on the "Choose Directory" box and type in the path to your MP3 folder (example: "C:\Program Files\Dark Reign 2\MP3").
4)  Click the "Add Playlist" button.
5)  Click "Play" or "Random". "Play" will run through the tracks in the order they are listed in the folder, "Random" will select a random starting point, then continue down the list in the same order.

Download mp3player.zip from Pandemcstudios.com 158 K


Dark 'Rain' (6/30/2000)

This fun little add on for Dark Reign 2 can come in handy if things ever get slow in the WON lobbies as you wait for 32 people to click Launch. The object of Dark 'Rain' is to get as many points as possible. You get points by completing lines that are then removed. As the blocks drop down you can move them left, right and down by using the arrows on the keyboard. You can also rotate them the same way you rotate buildings in the game...using the < and > keys.

You can activate Dark Rain at anytime by pressing Ctrl-Win-D.

Good Luck!

Download DarkRain.zip from Pandemcstudios.com 3.3 K


Dark Reign 2 Preview Window (6/29/2000)

We've put together this little add-on just to show you how customizable DR2 is. The Preview Window is an addition to the normal build menu, but will show you even more info on the units you have available for construction. Best of all, it's a fun, free download!The Preview Window is an enhancement to the standard build menu displayed when you select a constructor building (e.g. Barracks, Dock, etc.). The Preview Window functions like a tool tip: simply hold the mouse over a unit and the window will appear. You can also get a preview of an upgrade by holding the mouse over the Upgrade button for a selected building.

In addition to the standard prerequisites display and a snazzy 3D image of the unit, the Preview Window shows you the following information:

The name of the unit or building
The resource cost of the unit
How much the unit counts against the unit limit
How much damage the unit can sustain
How long the unit takes to construct
How effective the unit is against different armor types (from left to right)
        - Infantry
       nbsp; - Vehicle
        - Structure
        - Flyer
        - Naval

Download Preview.zip from Pandemcstudios.com 1K

             

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