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« on: July 10, 2008, 12:32:32 PM »

Dark Omen runs fine on both Windows 32bit & 64bit Windows 10 & 11 if you follow this guide, so please don't post that it doesn't work for you because it will. Smiley So if you are having problems, then uninstall the game and delete the installed Dark Omen folder from C:\Program Files (x86)\Dark Omen and then search the Registry (RegEdit) for Dark Omen and delete any entries it finds. Then start again following the 5 simple steps in the guide below. DO NOT USE .ISO .BIN/.CUE DOWNLOADED CD IMAGES

Follow the YouTube Help Fix Guide to apply the 5 easy steps below

1) You must run setup.exe (not autorun) from an English/UK Version of a Dark Omen CD and install English language to C:\Program Files (x86)\  and select Maximum Full installation & Direct X 5. (If Setup.exe doesn't run then check out the Fixes section further down this Guide).

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* DO Maximum Install.jpg (171.94 KB. 2560x1440 - viewed 43 times.)

* DO Install C Program Files 86 Dark Omen.jpg (182.28 KB. 2560x1440 - viewed 49 times.)

2) Locate your Dark Omen folder, such as  C:\Program Files\Dark Omen or C:\Program Files (x86)\Dark Omen and rename the PRG_ENG folder to PRG_ENGOrig

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3) Copy the Movies folder from your Dark Omen Cd and paste into your newly installed Dark Omen folder.

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4) Download this mod pack and copy paste/extract its 3 new folders (armytmp,Mods,PRG_ENG) to your Dark Omen folder. Remember to restart the game each time you select a different mod.

Mod Pack 2020

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5) Start the game by double clicking on the new EngRel.exe inside the new PRG_ENG folder and go straight to Dark Omen's in game options and Turn on 3D and coloured cursors

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* DO options 3d & coloured mouse.jpg (997.8 KB. 2560x1440 - viewed 67 times.)


To make Dark Omen look even better or if you have any graphics issues, then download Dege's dgvoodoo 2.6.3 software and paste the dgVoodoo control panel into the new C:\Program Files (x86)\Dark Omen\PRG_ENG folder (it might have to be excluded from your antivirus). Only use dgvoodoo 2.6.3 as newer version doesn't apply its settings in its config file and won't be able to fix the white menu and cut scenes fault. However, 2.6.3 still works fine, until I can ask Dege to investigate.

So when testing turn the dgvoodoo watermark icon on and off, to see if its settings are being successfully applied. If it can't turn off the watermark then right click on your Dark Omen folder -> Properties and give your Desktop User account Full permission. Use the following dgvoodoo settings ->


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Dark Omen with dgVoodoo running at 2560x1440 makes it look amazing

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Dark Omen is true Warhammer Table Top Multiplayer, so all active players Host online multiplayer games, using the Fair Omen mod (included in the Mod Pack) on https://www.gameranger.com and https://discord.gg/asRFkgfM2x


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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 11:08:57 PM »


2) Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Turn off User Account Control (UAC) and reboot windows, before reinstalling, as UAC was blocking permissions.

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3.) If Dark Omen looks like the picture below, then install the registry fixes included in the Mod Pack by double clicking on each one, starting with DO_VirtualStore 64bit.reg and check if the game is fixed. Also check your Antivirus isn't quarantining/preventing any of the files from running in the new PRG_ENG folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Dark Omen\PRG_ENG

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* DO VirtualStore 64but reg fix.jpg (139.16 KB. 803x646 - viewed 21 times.)

Check your Registry Settings look like these -> Start -> Regedit

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or in the VirtualStore
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Electronic Arts]

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4) If you find the Game won't install on Win 10/11 =  When running the Setup.exe you will have to do following:
a) Open your Task Manager
b) Goto Detailed View
c) Right Click the Setup.exe process
d) Click Analyze Wait chain
e) You will see a box with Setup.exe and some other processes below it, mark the processor below it and select "End Process"
f) Do this again and again, until there are no more processes that are in the queue before the Setup.exe and your Installation will begin. You might even have to uninstall that other process if it keeps preventing setup.exe to complete.

5) If you receive error message "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022)" then enable Direct Play by going to Control Panel ->  Programs and Features -> Add/Remove Windows Features -> Legacy Components and Tick  DirectPlay

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If you receive "UninstallShield running" when trying to run Setup.exe as Administrator, then delete all instances of IsUninst.exe from the C:\Windows directory and try running your setup again.

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2024, 08:58:41 PM »

The included Mod Pack offers the necessary fixes to run Dark Omen on Windows 10/11 in full 3d Mode and higher screen resolutions. Also extra content such as ->

Single player - There are many new campaigns available to play as different races.

Multiplayer - we all use the balanced FAIR OMEN mod for multiplayer games.

Fair Omen 2 is currently being created for our Dark Omen2 BETA mod, that includes more Warhammer races like Wood Elves, High Elves, Dwarves, Skaven and Dark Elves available in multiplayer and single player campaigns on 24 new maps. Plus all of our latest mods, such as deploy up to 19v19 units each in multiplayer, mixed magic, new 3d Heads, script campaign choices as you journey through different lands.

Mod Menu & New Maps

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* Dwarfs.jpg (628.25 KB. 2560x1440 - viewed 77 times.)

High Elves

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* Skaven.jpg (543.73 KB. 2560x1440 - viewed 62 times.)

Wood Elves

* Wood Elves.jpg (585.45 KB. 2560x1440 - viewed 63 times.)

Dark Elves

* Dark Elves.jpg (398.54 KB. 1794x1440 - viewed 27 times.)

Fortress Map & 20 other new maps

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* WHFortress2.jpg (142.65 KB. 616x468 - viewed 539 times.)

* Gotrek9.jpg (111.36 KB. 640x480 - viewed 546 times.)

* HeadsB.jpg (166.94 KB. 954x365 - viewed 28 times.)

Demo of Dark Omen 2 mod new races & maps

15v15 Greenskins versus Dwarf army on new Fortress map

19v19 new Wood Elves versus new Dark Elves on new map (will be adding scenery soon)


Rob found pcem also works


and qemu on Mac




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