What happend to The Dark Hordes ?

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What happend to The Dark Hordes ?

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Ive been playing Wesnoth on and of now for a few years and the first campaign i played was TDH. It used to be my favo campaign even though it wasnt 100% finished. I cant seem to find it now though. has it been scrapped?

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Unfortunately, the original developer of The Dark Hordes never completed the campaign. While there were several attempts to complete it by other people, they never really got anywhere. As Wesnoth matured, and additional high-quality campaigns became available to add to mainline, it didn't make much sense to keep an incomplete campaign in the main distribution.

Have you tried Descent into Darkness? It's another campaign where you play as undead, and it's in pretty good shape, too.
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TDH > DiD IMO, although Descent into Darkness has a better story. More so after it was included in Invasion From the Unknown. (Which is another undead campaign.)
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I never understood the draw to The Dark Hordes. Sure, it was an early attempt at an Undead campaign but there wasn't much to it.

Who knows, maybe it should be considered -the- Undead campaign, as it doesn't seem to ever die.
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It's still being somewhat actively developed on wensoth-umc-dev. I should really release a 1.8 version already...
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Hulavuta wrote:[...] Invasion From the Unknown. (Which is another undead campaign.)
No, it isn't. The player can recruit undead and there's an undead hero by their side but that doesn't make that faction central to the plot. At least not until later scenarios.
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The Dark Hordes is returned and complited in 1.12 and 1.14
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Iris wrote: April 29th, 2010, 5:27 pm
Hulavuta wrote:[...] Invasion From the Unknown. (Which is another undead campaign.)
No, it isn't. The player can recruit undead and there's an undead hero by their side but that doesn't make that faction central to the plot. At least not until later scenarios.
I m glad to annonce that i recreated the dark hordes and i wish you try it and give me ur opinion. Im a fun of iftu
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I tried to download these Dark Hordes from add-on server but the campaign was broken, it just didn't start up (said about some error in WML code)
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hermestrismi wrote: February 8th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Iris wrote: April 29th, 2010, 5:27 pm
Hulavuta wrote:[...] Invasion From the Unknown. (Which is another undead campaign.)
No, it isn't. The player can recruit undead and there's an undead hero by their side but that doesn't make that faction central to the plot. At least not until later scenarios.
I m glad to annonce that i recreated the dark hordes and i wish you try it and give me ur opinion. Im a fun of iftu
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Yep, same. That is really sad.
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I'd check it out to try to fix it, but I only got up to Scenario 8 (Underground Pool, the annoyingly bottleneck-y map with the single-tile wide tunnels) before giving up...
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egallager wrote: April 27th, 2021, 4:52 am I'd check it out to try to fix it, but I only got up to Scenario 8 (Underground Pool, the annoyingly bottleneck-y map with the single-tile wide tunnels) before giving up...
You would be a better maintainer for TDH, IMHO. The previous guy did complete it but left it as an unspeakable wreck.
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Lord-Knightmare wrote: April 27th, 2021, 4:56 am
egallager wrote: April 27th, 2021, 4:52 am I'd check it out to try to fix it, but I only got up to Scenario 8 (Underground Pool, the annoyingly bottleneck-y map with the single-tile wide tunnels) before giving up...
You would be a better maintainer for TDH, IMHO. The previous guy did complete it but left it as an unspeakable wreck.
Focusing my Wesnoth time on working on a new scenario for TEG currently...
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Lord-Knightmare wrote: April 27th, 2021, 4:56 am
egallager wrote: April 27th, 2021, 4:52 am I'd check it out to try to fix it, but I only got up to Scenario 8 (Underground Pool, the annoyingly bottleneck-y map with the single-tile wide tunnels) before giving up...
You would be a better maintainer for TDH, IMHO. The previous guy did complete it but left it as an unspeakable wreck.
I have started to maintain TDH using Circon's original plan. I kept the first 7 scenarios and tried to balance them a little, but scenario 8 and forward are going to be following Circon's ideas.
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