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Warlords III: Darklords Rising

Windows - 1998

Year 1998
Platform Windows
Released in Germany
Genre Strategy
Theme Compilation / Shovelware, Fantasy, RPG Elements, Turn-based, Wargame
Publisher Red Orb Entertainment
Developer SSG Strategic Studies Group Pty Ltd.
Perspective Top-Down
4.65 / 5 - 31 votes

Description of Warlords III: Darklords Rising Windows

Here is the video game “Warlords III: Darklords Rising”! Released in 1998 on Windows, it's still available and playable with some tinkering. It's a strategy game, set in a fantasy, turn-based, compilation / shovelware, rpg elements and wargame themes.

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Comments and reviews

walfänger 2019-03-18 0 point

Okay, problems solved. Just keep it mounted before starting the game!

Walfänger 2019-03-17 0 point

...and when I try to start the game, a box appears saying "Warning! You are low on disk space! This may effect gameplay!"

Walfänger 2019-03-17 0 point

Thanks Dopietro for your instructions. I followed them one by one and everything worked just fine! I played for an hour and saved the game. Now I want to resume but can only start multiplayer mode... Any hints for me? What can I do do get this started again?? I also have bought the original box on ebay. When I install that version, I get the "freezing problem"!

MINOTAUR 2018-10-22 -1 point

I’ve solved the problem by using oracle virtual box. I’ve installed XP in win7. I advise you this method.

j 2018-10-21 1 point

how on earth do I open this game pls help

Rob 2018-10-10 0 point

@Minotaur Try to mount ISO (via Daemon Tools or similar) and keep it mounted during gameplay. Its very possible your symptoms are the effect of simple DRM protection.

minotaur 2018-09-23 0 point


my pc is win7-64 bit. i've downloaded the setup file and installed, done the -wincursor, click run admin and compatibility win7. but still can't play. after 30 sec, it's freeze.

can anyone help me?
thanks a lot.

BOrak 2018-08-31 0 point

Follow all instruction and game is working, but the color display is all mess up. Using win7 64bit.

Warlord 2018-08-07 1 point

Are there any mirrors to this download? or different servers?

Logan B. 2018-07-20 0 point

I've tried to download this game, though every time I do it says 'download failed- No File', though it worked with Reign of Heroes, that just needs the patch and that one won't freeze up anymore. though this, i'm not sure how to fix

kmaz 2018-07-02 2 points

Not sure why, got it working, but instead of playing the game music it's pulling music from my itunes folder??

Kanesaw 2018-05-13 -3 points

So is this an expansion to Warlords III: Reign of Heroes or something? How is this related?

dave 2018-05-10 1 point

Right click in explorer. Run patcher as administrator.

Lord Bane 2018-03-31 -3 points

I have managed to follow all of Dopietro's instructions except for the part about patching the game to 1.02. How do you get the patch to work on Windows 10? I get a "This app can't run on your PC" message

Kylmis 2018-02-22 -2 points

-shortcut properties
"C:\Program Files\Red Orb Entertainment\Warlords III - Darklords Rising\Darklord.exe" -wincursor

Works fine after that! And remember use .cue to mount. Amazing music and best strategy game ever.

Bubba_Rullets 2018-02-19 0 point

Hi, how do I add -wincursor command?

maximus 2018-01-17 4 points

It only allows me play multiplayer and not the single player campaign

Isak 2018-01-04 0 point

Dopietros instructions actually work, but in the end I had to run in Win XP compatibility since some DirectDraw was missing and I got an error message....

DOPIETRO 2017-10-27 2 points

Where do you appear the problems?
Did I explain bad, or is it not working?

adc 2017-10-16 0 point

Can't get this to work!!!

Grrr.... so sad.
I tried following DoPietro's instructions but dont know why it's not loving me back...

dopietro 2017-10-10 3 points

works fine under windows10 64bit:

- download the file and extract
- mount it as a disk
- copy all content to harddrive
- exchange the file /SETUP/IS_SETUP.EXE by a downloaded version of IS3engine from
- run the new IS_SETUP.EXE and install the game
- patch it to version 1.02
- create a desktop icon to darkloard.exe and add the -wincursor command
- run the game and enjoy (do not use any compatibility modes to run it)

C 2017-08-08 2 points

I haven't tried the download from here, but from using other versions you need to install it on a 32-bit machine and copy the files (and registry stuff) to a 64-bit machine to get it working on one of those (if you're using such a machine).

Alternatively, use a virtual machine (e.g. VMware) to play it, that should work too.

Oh, and if it freezes randomly, try adding "-wincursor" to the end of the shortcut. Worked for me.

Best of luck getting it working!

Hom Tanks 2017-08-06 0 point

I need instructions on how to get this sucker running. Trying to do it for my pa, who loved this game when I was a kid.

Logan 2017-06-01 3 points

This does not work. Nothing but error messages.

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