Darkest Hour ist ein eigenständig lauffähiges Spiel aus der Hearts of Iron - Reihe, hinter dem eine Reihe erfahrener Modder aus dem offiziellen Paradox-Forum stehen. Den Spieler erwarten mehrere lange Kampagnen und spannende Einzelszenarien aus den dunkelsten Kapiteln des 20.
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Veröffentlichung: 8. Apr. 2011

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1. Februar

Patch 1.04 beta now available

IMPORTANT: Savegames of patch 1.03 are not compatible with patch 1.04
IMPORTANT: As a general rule (with few exceptions) mods for patch 1.03 do NOT work with patch 1.04

After many months of work on the new patch, it's finally here!

Installation note for steam users: open your steam library, find "Darkest Hour a Heart of Iron Game" in the list of your games, then right click on it and select "Properties".
In the Properties, select the "Beta" tab and from there you can select the new 1.04 beta (remember to choose 1.04_rc1 - Darkest Hour 1.04 RC1 and not 1.02 - Darkest Hour 1.02)!
Just select it and close the properties, the update should begin immediately!

And now a very quick list of the changes, but please follow this link for the Dev Diary that we just wrote about the new patch. You can even find a complete patch log at the third post.

Very short list of changes:
- many ministers and cabinet fixes;
- new events for suicide of Hitler and choice of successor;
- new event for Germany to Repudiate the Locarno Treaties after the Remilitarization of the Rhineland;
- new Finnish and Soviet events to handle the Moscow Armistice;
- new ETA tooltip for units (just select a unit and place your mouse over a different province to see the tooltip with the Estimated Time of Arrival);
- new distance tooltips (both naval distance and air/land distance) between provinces (just select a province and place your mouse over another province to see the tooltip);
- major overhaul of weather and night attack and defense modifiers for air units;
- reviewed Organization Regain system: the new system will be fully moddable from misc.txt!
- added "Disengage from combat" checkbox to some naval missions (convoy raiding, move, sneak move, sea transport and amphibious assault): such fleets will break off naval combat ASAP without player intervention;
- on the other hand, fleets during amphibious assaults will be instantly detected by air and naval units searching the area for enemy fleets;
many improvements to combat logic, with many new modifiers exported to misc.txt;
- new complete event chain for the Finnish Civil War, with the struggle against the Finnish Socialist Workers' Republic, the Regency of the German King and the Baltic Sea Division of Rudiger von der Goltz;
- new events to let Germany handle the conquered territories post Brest-Litovsk Treaty: United Baltic Duchy, Kindgom of Lithuania, Regency Kingdom of Poland, Belarusian Democratic Republic and Ukranian State;
- new events for Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria to decide the future of Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania after winning the Great War;
- a complete overhaul of the Chinese and Japanese Theater, with dozens of new events in particular for 1933-1937, including the Long March, which will now be an event-driven mini-game where you have to lead your troops to safety (as the Communist) or trying to bleed the enemy to death (as the Nationalist);

This is just a short list, read about everything new here.

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Über dieses Spiel

Darkest Hour ist ein eigenständig lauffähiges Spiel aus der Hearts of Iron - Reihe, hinter dem eine Reihe erfahrener Modder aus dem offiziellen Paradox-Forum stehen. Den Spieler erwarten mehrere lange Kampagnen und spannende Einzelszenarien aus den dunkelsten Kapiteln des 20. Jahrhunderts, vom Weltenbrand 1914 bis hinein in die bedrohliche Zeit des Kalten Krieges.

Darkest Hour bietet unter anderem eine verbesserte künstliche Intelligenz, die in der Lage ist, auf hunderte gleichzeitige Herausforderungen zu reagieren, und ein dynamisches Diplomatiesystem, welches dem Spieler umfassenden Einfluss auf den Gang der Geschichte bietet.

Die wichtigsten Spielbestandteile in Kürze:

  • Mehrere Kampagnen unterschiedlicher Länge schicken den Spieler in die dunkelsten Stunden des 20. Jahrhunderts, vom Ersten Weltkrieg bis hin zum Beginn des Kalten Krieges.
  • Die komplett neu erstellte Weltkarte zeigt mehr Details, ermöglicht historisch korrekt dargestellte Grenzverläufe und bietet neue taktische wie auch strategische Optionen.
  • Das neue dynamische Diplomatiesystem gibt dem Spieler größeren Einfluss auf den Gang der Geschichte.
  • Die überarbeitete KI ist in der Lage, auf hunderte verschiedene Situationen parallel zu reagieren.

Szenarien:

Große Kampagnen (Nation weltweit frei wählbar):
  • 1914 Der Große Krieg (Startdatum: 27. Juni 1914)
  • 1933 Der Tag der Entscheidung (Startdatum: 4. März 1933)
  • 1936 Der Weg in den Krieg (Startdatum: 1. Januar 1936)
  • 1939 Blitzkrieg (Startdatum: 1. September 1939)
  • 1940 Europa in Flammen (Startdatum: 10. Mai 1940)
  • 1941 Der Riese erwacht (Startdatum: 22. Juni 1941)
  • 1942 Der Feind vor den Toren (Startdatum: 22. November 1942)
  • 1943 Das Blatt wendet sich (Startdatum: 26. Juli 1943)
  • 1944 Götterdämmerung (Startdatum: 20. Juni 1944)
  • 1945 Endsieg (Startdatum: 16. Dezember 1944)

Kampfszenarien (mit Fokus auf eng begrenzte Episoden und mit limitierter Länderauswahl):
  • 1904 Der Russisch-Japanische Krieg
  • 1939 Fall Weiß: Die Invasion Polens

Systemvoraussetzungen

    • Betriebssystem: Windows 98/ ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
    • Prozessor: Pentium III 800 MHz
    • Speicher: 128 MB RAM
    • Festplatte: 1 GB frei
    • Grafikkarte: 4 MB DirectX-kompatibel
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c kompatibel
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0 oder höher
    • Additional: Maus mit Rad, Tastatur und Internet für Mehrspielermodus
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62 von 88 Personen (70%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
38.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. November 2014
The music in this game makes you want to invade Poland.

10/10

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20 von 21 Personen (95%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
30.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. November 2014
It's a good remake of Hearts of Iron 2.
If you think there is not enough content you can just download some mods like Kaiserreich,1914 or Fatherland.
The game isn't the most beautifill,but looks decent.
The interface is not userfriendly but you can get used to it in like 15 minutes.
If you like challenge you can play as a small country like Guatemala or play as a big one like Germany.
It's a great game overall,not perfect just great.
Also Germany took over Greece.
It's a 8.5/10 game
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26 von 32 Personen (81%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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236.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. Dezember 2014
You can nuke detroit

10/10
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15 von 16 Personen (94%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
323.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. November 2014
Damn, this game is so good. It was the first Paradox game I ever tried, and although there is a "learning curve", the events and gameplay compesate for any incovience and awkwardness in the begginning. Also, the mods (e.g. Kaiserreich, NW2) add another touch to the game, especially Kaiserreich, with it's alternate WWI theme.

11/10
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15 von 17 Personen (88%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
221.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. Januar
Started in 1933 with the AI on "furious" setting. In a year, France attacked Germany, Germany attacked USA, Soviets attacked Poland, France attacked the Soviets. 10/10 would get blitzkrieged again
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15 von 21 Personen (71%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
13.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Dezember 2014
YOU GET TO BE A NAZI
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8 von 8 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
258.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. März
Annexed all of South America and Latin America as Brazil
Germany Annexed all of Europe except Italy
I waged a never ending war with the US of A in Texas and Mexico.
Nukes started flying in 1950
USA Became Communist from the Nukes
Italy launched 8 Failed Naval Invasions of the USA
I lost millions of men in Texas and Mexico
Pretty sure woman and children were also being forced into the war as soldiers.

100/10 Would wage never ending war again.
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7 von 7 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
139.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. Dezember 2014
For me, this is the best Hearts of Iron experience. I enjoy playing with Darkest Hour Light mod which adds more options to the orginal gameplay, but doesn't change it too much. I would recommend buying this over the original, since this inclued also the orginal game (as you have option to play without mods) and the easy to use launcher lets you select higher resolutions for modern systems (instead of the old 1024x768 fullscreen).

Word of warning to Win8 users though. You need to play around with settings-file and play in windowed mode, because the full screen mode is not working properly (poor fps and sometimes mouse cursor missing).
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5 von 5 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
67.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. März
mom get out of my room i'm trying to invade poland
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6 von 7 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
4.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. November 2014
The tutorial to this game is terrible so the game is hard to get into, though even if it had as good a tutorial as EU4 the game would still be hard to get into. If you want to learn this game the only way is to play the game as some easy nation. You may feel useless at the start, but it is truly a great game when you learn it.
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4 von 4 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
39.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. November 2014
This is a fantatsic game, especially with the Grand Campign mod. You can take weeks to get even started into WW2 and the economy managment seems seocnd to none. It is complex and takes a while to learn but once you have the depth of startegy is great.
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Dezember 2014
Get it cheap and enjoy (I got it for 2 dollars and have seen it that price several times since). It is well balanced and the AI is more fun than regular HoI2 Armaggeddon. I enjoy it as a few of the AI nations develop their own nukes and seem to make smart naval invasions that force me to preemptively defend coastlines.
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
54.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. Februar
A wonderfully crafted game. It is much more flexible than HOI3, and it is less overwhelming since there aren't as many provinces. The base game has many opportunities to change history- you could do a German invasion of England (but I actually used paratroopers to get a beachfront ;) ) and set up a puppet state, or you could annex it outright. The World War I scenario is also a neat feature that the other games don't have by default. The mods for this game are wonderful, and someday I'd like to make one myself. I'm not what you'd call a master at this game, but it sure is a lot of fun!
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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
89.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. November 2014
This is the best WWII game i played ever...and i playing many WWII games...It is good even now, noone made something like this, where is global strategy of ruling country created with such detalized techs, weapons, managment, diplomacy and espionage...and it all works!!! and works great! Thanks a lot for happy hours that I spent with that game...
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
182.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Dezember 2014
It's basicly Hearts of Iron II, but cheaper.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
302.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Januar
If you are into military strategy games, this is for you. You can play as one of the major powers or one of the minor nations.

I do have a couple of gripes - the game seems to crash on occasion (so be sure to set the autosave feature to monthly)
Also, the AI seems more interested in grabbing territory rather than strategy. It will often send units to capture territories, even it it means them being cut of and eliminated with ease.

Overall 8/10 - Will be conqured again.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
10.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. Januar
It's Hearts of iron, with more ANSCHLUSS 10/ANSCHLUSS
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
94.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. April
A great game in vanilla, even better with mods.
This game is not as micromanagemant insane like HOI3 But still has some which I like, the learning curve is not too steep and you can have tons of fun with this game with mods, my favorite is Kaiserreich.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
560.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. April
The base game is good, but I could easily justify twice the purchase price just to play the Kaiserreich mod.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1,627.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. April
The Kaiserreich mod for this game is worth at least 700 hours of your time, so there's that...
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