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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42 von 45 Personen (93%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
401.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. Oktober 2014
With the 1.03 patch we have plenty of scenarios, including the 1945 one wich is fun to play !
In my opinion is better than HoI3 because is easier to learn and the UI is really friendly for new players . Unlike Hearts of Iron 3 you can have different aproaches on the game , based on your decisions , a communist Germany for example right from the beginnig of the 1933 scenario !

On the official forum you can find many mods wich can extend the regular timeline of the game , for example New World Order 2 mod ( a Cold War Mod ) and Modern Day scenario mod !
Alternate history:Kaiserreich (What if Germany had won the First World War )
Fatherland (What if Germany had won the Second World War )

All in all I really recommend Darkest Hour !
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36 von 37 Personen (97%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
350.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. September 2014
This is THE BEST GAME EVER.
Firstly, even excluding mods it covers:
- WWI
- WWII, including a two pre-war startdates
- Beginings of Cold War/post WWII restructuring of the world stage.

Second, the features are awesome. You can trade and claim land, determine your government type, install puppet nations, preform espionage, and found alliances.
It has a boat-load of events and decisions, too. And they are not deterministic, the game is not a complete sandbox, but it has several alternative paths, nations, and events for several senarios.

Best of all, its entirely moddable, and has some amazing mods. It has mods to improve each senario and even a killer mod to add in Cold War Senarios and events.

And the best thing? Its still being worked on~
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27 von 28 Personen (96%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
12.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Oktober 2014
Darkest Hour is definitely a better HoI game than HoI3, despite its age. There's no unnecessarily complex OoB system that you'd need to graduate West Point to master, there aren't a billion shapeless provinces in sparsely populated areas, and although the map and UI are pretty dated they're comfy to use. In contrast to the dryness of HoI3 which has maybe half a dozen decisions solely for the purpose of railroading the AI into doing what it's supposed to do, DH has plenty of dynamic event chains, and it feels like you're really impacting the world. DH also has more of a sandboxy feel to it, with different outcomes every game, but in HoI3 once you've played each of the 3 factions you've more or less experienced it all. Then there's the timespan, with a grand campaign in DH potentially lasting from 1914-1964, 50 years, compared to 1936-1948, or 12 years, in HoI3. And last, but definitely not least, DH is tremendously easier to mod than HoI3, and so has a very active and skilled modding community. Which brings me to my last point:

Kaiserreich: Legacy of the Weltkrieg. The amount of detail put into this alternate-history mod for Darkest Hour is pretty stunning, and is definitely a justification all on its own for buying the game. If you have even a slight interest in alt-history, you'd be doing yourself a huge favor by picking this up and installing KR.

The base game is easily a 9/10, but Kaiserreich bumps that up to a 10/10.
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21 von 22 Personen (95%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
145.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. November 2014
I find this game better than Hearts of Iron 3. I always was very found of Hearts of Iron 2, and this game makes it better. If you're a fan of grand strategy games and of games based on the World Wars, then this is a must buy. One of the best time wasters on steam.
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21 von 22 Personen (95%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
179.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Oktober 2014
Exceptional. I only wish the modders would keep putting out more updates. That being said its the best Grand Strategy game ever made. Endless replay value. Countless "What if" potential to remake history.
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48 von 69 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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13 von 14 Personen (93%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
30.5 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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12 von 13 Personen (92%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
298.4 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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13 von 17 Personen (76%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
0.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. September 2014
I have no idea what I am doing.
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8 von 8 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
8.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. September 2014
Best version of Hearts of Iron II. Allows you to play the Great War, World War 2, and the Cold War.

Mod support is still strong and helps provide a fun experience which can last forever.
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8 von 9 Personen (89%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
190.2 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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9 von 11 Personen (82%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
236.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. Dezember 2014
You can nuke detroit

10/10
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7 von 8 Personen (88%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
161.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Oktober 2014
Up among the very best strategy games i have ever played, and will buy the new without a doubt but only thing negativ about this gam eis it's graphics but hopefully the new game will do better in that aspect :)
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7 von 8 Personen (88%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
238.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31. Oktober 2014
This game is great.
More content than Hearts of Iron II.
I can play in full HD resolution with Windows 8.1 64 bit, but there are some laggy issue, however.

If you have many "what if" questions about the Great War and the Second World War. Buy this game and you won't regret.
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8 von 10 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
15.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Oktober 2014
Great game - but how on earth do you delete saved games?
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11 von 16 Personen (69%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
11.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Dezember 2014
YOU GET TO BE A NAZI
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5 von 5 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 6 Personen (83%) 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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3 von 3 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
77.4 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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