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ill titleConnect and Play

In order to play the Dark Tides you will need to download and install our client program from the link below (in blue).

Dark Tides Install Pack

Once the download is complete, unzip the package to wherever you like and begin following the Install Instructions Below or the ones included in the pack.


ill titleInstallation Guide

The installation consists of several parts due to the size. Please be sure to go through all the steps listed.

Step 1: Run DTInstaller1.msi

Step 2: Run DTInstaller2.msi

Step 3: Run DTInstaller3.msi

Step 4: Run DTInstaller4.msi

Step 5: Run DTInstaller5.msi

Step 6: Run DTInstaller6.msi

Step 7: Run DTInstaller7.msi

Step 8: Pick Your Assistant Program (ClassicAssist or Razor)

In the folder containing all the above installers, you will also see a folder named "Settings". In this folder is 2 folders, "ClassicAssist" and "Razor". Inside these is a nearly identical file called "settings.json"

If you wish to use "ClassicAssist" copy the "settings.json" from the "ClassicAssist" folder into your client folder @ C:\Program Files\The Dark Tides\The Dark Tides

If you wish to use "Razor" copy the "settings.json" from the "Razor" folder into your client folder @ C:\Program Files\The Dark Tides\The Dark Tides

Step 9: Find the desktop icon "The Dark Tides"

Right click the icon. Select Properties from the drop down menu. Click the Compatibility Tab. Near the bottom you will see "Run this program as an administrator" check the box next to it. Click Apply then Click Ok.

If you chose a different Install Location then the Default, read the section at the bottom titled "Different Install Location". If you did not change the install location continue to Step 10.

Step 10: Double Click the Desktop Icon.

If this is your first time logging into the Dark Tides type in the name you wish to use as your account name, then type what you wish to use as your password, and your account will be automatically created. Just follow the prompts, make a character, and have fun!

If you are a returning player, and your account is still active, just put in your account info and password and login.


ill titleDifferent Install Location

If you installed to a different location then default, you will need to modify the file named "settings.json" in your client folder. To do so, right click the file and select "open with >" then select "notepad" or "choose another app" and find notepad.

Once the File is open look for the line that says:

"ultimaonlinedirectory" : "C:\\Program Files\\The Dark Tides\\The Dark Tides"

modify this line to reflect the location you installed the program into.

If you have previously installed versions of this installer or our other installers we recommend completely removing them first.

"In the darkest of hours, I often find myself wondering if the path I have taken has been the right course of action. I often wonder if all the friends I have lost would still be laughing and smiling. It is in these moments that most would find themselves failing, that i find myself driven even more."

From the Codex of Wisegren the Hero of Obelisk.

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