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Dark Reign 2 Maps and Mods

Below are additional multiplayer maps, mods and missions made by the DR2 design team at Pandemic Studios. To install a new map, close Dark Reign 2, and then Extract the map ('filename'.zip) from the zipped file to your multiplayer map folder in the installed location of Dark Reign 2 (the default location is C:\Program Files\Dark Reign 2\missions\multiplayer).


Multiplayer Map '4squarepusher' (9/26/2000)


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World - Sprawl
Max # of Players - 4
Comments - Up to four players battle through a city perched over a bottomless chasm. Weave through the dark streets in search of your foe, but be wary: there are many ways for a sneaky enemy to infiltrate your lines and turn the tables on you!


Multiplayer Map '2kassarine' (9/19/2000)


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World - Desert
Max # of Players - 2
Comments - Blast through the front line and carry the fight to your enemy! The treacherous mountain passes make good choke points, but be careful of stretching your defenses too far. Remember, he who defends everything defends nothing.


Multiplayer Map '2snowpass' (9/12/2000)


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World - Highlands
Max # of Players - 2
Comments - A mountain separates two player bases, with various small passes through it. Watch for attacks from both sides, as they are wide open with few chokepoints separating the two bases. This map has ample resource for huge battles that can run on for hours!


Multiplayer Map '2flea' (9/05/2000)


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World - Sprawl
Max # of Players - 2
Comments - Get ready for some insane two player action in the Sprawl! 2flea is a small and fast paced map with three different height levels and many resource pools. You must quickly expand your base, or die trying!


Multiplayer Map '4guerilla' (8/29/2000)


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World - Jungle
Max # of Players - 4
Comments - Use the foliage to your advantage, attacking from under tree cover to make a more difficult target. Also, there's a gigantic resource pool in the center. It's big enough for several refineries to fight over, so you'll need a large force to hold the whole thing. (Note: Deforestation is fun. Try firing a Sky Fortress at a cluster of trees.)


Multiplayer Map '8molecule' (8/22/2000)


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World - Sewer
Max # of Players - 8
Comments - An 8-way symetrical map with a simple, fractal pattern. Use boats to hold the outer regions or focus on the massive regen pile in the center. With starting positions on both the outside and inside, this map is great for a 4-on-4 seige where the outer teams try to take out the inner teams before running out of resource.


Multiplayer Map '6shai_hulud' (8/15/2000)


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World - Desert
Max # of Players - 6
Comments - The Taelon must flow! Battle across the open desert for control of the precious Taelon. Few choke points exist on this map, so be on guard from attacks from all directions. Beware, as your opponents aren't the only danger you face. The mighty sandworms dwell near the Taelon fields, and they don't take kindly to intruders...

Remember, he who controls the Taelon controls the universe!


Multiplayer Map '2slimey' (8/08/2000)


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World - Sewer
Max # of Players - 2
Comments - Sling some toxic sludge at your opponents! The bases are separated by a slimey, sludgy mess. Each base has regen resource pools above this slimey area - controlling these are key. There is also a 'safe' resource field behind each base. Be aware of the several chokepoints that can be traversed only with air units.


Spawn! A new ruleset and map (8/01/2000)


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What do you do when you're fresh out of rigs? You fight with whatcha got, that's what. In this new ruleset, "Spawn," new troops pour out of your temple in an endless cycle. As long as your temple columns exist, your army keeps growing. Beware though, as your rivals are gunning to destroy your temple and stamp you out. No rigs, no buildings, just a man-to-man struggle in the Sprawls!

Installation: Spawn comes as a self-extracting executable. To install Spawn, download spawn.exe. Next, double-click on the exe and extract the files to your Dark Reign 2 folder (the default location is C:\Program Files\Dark Reign 2).

Like Assault and Fencepost games, Spawn can only be played on a map designed for that ruleset. We've included a new version of 6city (s6city) to get you started. To play, run Dark Reign 2, select s6city from the Spawn Multiplayer missions folder, and let the mayhem begin!


Spy Vs. Spy A new cineractive by Matt Harding (7/28/2000)


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Who's ambushing who in this homage to the classic Mad magazine comic? Okay, maybe "homage" is a little strong. In any case, this sample cineractive shows some of what's capable using the Dark Reign 2 cineractive tools. It's a zwp file, not an avi, so you'll need a copy of the game to run it.

NOTE: We recommend having the Dark Reign 2 CD in the drive when playing the cineractive (it uses a music track)


Multiplayer Map '4bullseye' (7/25/2000)


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World - Highlands
Max # of Players - 4
Comments - As the name implies, 4bullseye is laid out like a giant target, with concentric circles ringing a resource-rich center. Choke points abound through the curving passes, making a good base defense hard to crack. Lateral movement around the center, however, assures numerous ways to flank an over-extended foe.


Multiplayer Map '6Delta' (7/18/2000)


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World - Desert Ocean
Max # of Players - 6
Comments - 6delta is loosely based around the delta that breaks up the Nile river into the Mediterranean in Egypt. 6 teams fight for control of the precious resources on the islands and flooded ground. The islands are all near shallow water, and thus can be accessed by ground units wading through the water. Boats also play a big role in 6delta, and should be used both defensively and offensively. Watch out on all sides - you won't get much protection from any angle.


Multiplayer Map '8Moat' (7/11/2000)


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World - Sprawl
Max # of Players - 8
Comments - Set in the chaos of the Sprawls, 8moat is a map for up to eight teams. Each team starts on a high plateau with a field of regenerating Taelon. Public telepads provide speedy access to additional Taelon fields, as well as a commanding position in the center. Remember that telepads work both ways, so be sure to defend yourself from surprise attacks. The plateaus make excellent defensive positions, but don't get lulled into a false sense of security or the moat that surrounds your base may turn into the noose that hangs you.


Multiplayer Map '8Spider' (6/29/2000)


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World - Jungle
Max # of Players - 8
Comments - 8spider was originally released in the Beta test and was the site of many a fierce battle. Each team starts in a sheltered valley with a field of regenerating Taelon. Outside the valleys are additional Taelon fields to either side of the valleys and a river channel that circles the center of the map. Although the water is too deep in some places for ground units to cross, there are many fords where they can snake across. The small islands in the river make good spots for new Refineries, but make sure you defend them from marauding enemy ships!


Cinematic Madness (7/3/2000)


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"All work and no play makes Homer a dull boy..." We wanted to give you a little glimpse of the behind-the-scenes action on the Dark Reign 2 project. It's also an example of how you can add missions to the game for single, co-op or instant action play. Later, we'll show you how to create your own campaigns and link them together!

             

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