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Return to Castle Wolfenstein (RtCW) - The Dark Army Rising:Remastered (Free)
Well i don't know if some of you remember this little beauty, but people are still working on it and 1 of guy released a mod back in 2016, called "The Dark Army Rising", and he has just released a REMASTERED version, again for FREE, and its rated in one of the TOP 100 mods.

You need:-
Full game (currently £1.19) 
RealRtCW Mod (Free)
The Dark Army Rising:Remastered (Free)

You can get the original game on steam, currently £1.19, here:-

RealRtCW mod is here:-
  • Mod is based on ioRTCW engine, which provides widescreen support, high quality sounds and x64 support
  • New weapons: MP34, PPSH, Mosin Nagant, M1 Garand, BAR, MP44, MG42, G43, M97, Revolver, MG34
  • New high poly models for the vanilla weapons, including world models
  • New high poly models and textures for BJ's hands and sleeves
  • New high quality textures
  • Atmospheric effects support (rain & snow)
  • New holdable items: Adrenaline and Bandages
  • Real recoil system
  • Rebalanced weapons characteristics
  • Rebalanced AI
  • Overhauled sounds
  • New HUD and UI
  • New difficulty system
  • And more!

The Dark Army Uprising: Remastered Mod + a small patch is here:-

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7 years ago today, on July 1st, 2013, I started the development of what used to be a small single-player map-pack for Return To Castle Wolfenstein - it was called The Dark Army. Over time, the project became more ambitious - the add-on became a mod, and that's why I decided, in 2014, to split it into two parts: the first being called The Dark Army: Uprising, and the second called The Dark Army: Downfall. In 2015, The Dark Army: Uprising was released, but since it was met with mixed to negative reviews, I decided to remove it from download sites, only to re-release it in 2016 in a better and more cohesive shape. It was way more positively met, as it made it to the Top 100 of the 2016 Mod of the Year Awards - becoming the first Return To Castle Wolfenstein mod to ever achieve such a feat. But that also made me realise that so many, better mods, would have deserved such praise instead.
That's why, instead of fully continuing the development of the sequel, I decided, in 2017, to start the development of a new, enhanced version of The Dark Army: Uprising, one that would make the mod truly worth of such praise: The Dark Army: Uprising Version 2.0. "Halfway between remaster and remake" - as were my words back then - a demo of this new version was released the same year, and it was welcomed very positively. In 2018, The Dark Army: Uprising Version 2.0 was supposed to be released, but the project grew into a bigger one, a true re-imagination. Thus, it was re-branded The Dark Army: Uprising Remastered, and presented during the Return to Castle Wolfenstein 17th Anniversary Event. In 2019, work on the project continued for a release the same year, but due to unexpected opportunities - like the beginning of the development of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Single-Player - it ultimately did not make it to its initially planned December 2019 release window.
Now, we're in 2020 - and FINALLY, after 3 years of development, the overhaul of The Dark Army: Uprising is complete. And after 7 years, the mod is finally what it was always supposed to be. I hope you'll like it. Please enjoy!
Step 1
RealRTCW, which is needed to launch TDA, requires the original game. A Steam or GOG copy is advised.

Step 2
Install RealRTCW
TDA requires RealRTCW. Only RealRTCW 3.0 is capable of launching TDA.
⚠️ You must choose to install the RTCWHQ Texture Pack (ESRGAN). More details below.
2. Extract /
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3. Launch the extracted realrtcwlitesetup.exe / realrtcwlitesetup.exe.
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4. Read the information and click Next.
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5. Read the information and click Next.
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6. Select your RTCW directory (where main is located) as destination location and click Next.
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7. Select the components you want to install and click Next.
⚠️ You must choose to install the RTCWHQ Texture Pack (ESRGAN).
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⚠️ Textures of the RTCWHQ Texture Pack (ESRGAN) are needed.
❌ The Complete Edition's Splatterladder RtCW HD Pack is not supported by TDA.
8. Select start menu folder and click Next.
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9. Select additional tasks and click Next.
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10. Ready to install and click Next.
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11. Wait while setup installs RealRTCW 3.0 Complete Edition / RealRTCW 3.0 Lite Edition.
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12. Click Finish.
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Step 3
1. Download The Dark Army:Uprising Remastered if you haven't.
2. Extract into your RTCW (RealRTCW) directory (where main is located).

Step 4
Launch TDA
There are two ways to launch the mod.
A. Launch RealRTCW → Click ADDONS (in the title-screen) → Select TDA (in the list) → Click Launch.
B. Run TDA Remastered (32-bit).bat or TDA Remastered (64-bit).bat (from TDA folder in RTCW directory).

Step 5
The game crashed for me at 1st, but then i installed the patch and it worked perfectly then... just drag and replace the files from the patch folder into the TDA folder

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