- July 6 ,2015 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
Daikatana Milestone 2 Release! - update by DI-MeisterM

Thanks to an anonym source and John Romero's permission, I'm glad to announce that the Daikatana Milestone 2 from September 1997 is now available for public as free download! You can find the download link and a "How To Get It Running" guide by clicking on the logo below:

- June 25 ,2015 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
Daikatana Mplayer Jacket and more stuff! - update by DI-MeisterM

Today I've received an AWESOME package by John Romero containing a Daikatana Mplayer Jacket, Mplayer Deathmatch Guide by Killcreek, a Poster and Postcard. You can check them out by clicking on the thumbnails below:

- May 20 ,2015 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
Daikatana trailer from Eidos Sampler CD 1998 available ! - update by DI-MeisterM

I've received from John Romero a Eidos Sampler CD from 1998 containing one of the first Daikatana trailers.

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Thanks to the permission by John Romero you can
download the trailer HERE (20 megs).

- April 19 ,2015 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
PC Gamer explains how to run DK on Windows 7/8 ! - update by DI-MeisterM

There's an article available at PC Gamer in which they explain how to run Daikatana on a modern Windows system. The solution: with Daikatana 1.3 of course! You can check out the article and the lazy comments over HERE.

- February 1 ,2015 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
John Romero plays Doom & talks about DK 1.3 ! - update by DI-MeisterM

John Romero was invited by Double Fine, who recently released Grim Fandango Remastered, to play some Doom and talk about Doom's history. He also mentions Daikatana 1.3, you can check it out here:

The segment he talks about DK 1.3 starts around 5:30 mins.

- January 23 ,2015 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
A new Daikatana 1.3 full package is available ! - update by DI-MeisterM

The official Daikatana 1.3 project page offers a new full package for the Win32 Client version. I've mirrored the package also here:

- January 11 ,2015 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
The new year starts with a Daikatana 1.3 fix! - update by DI-MeisterM

I hope that you all had a great start into the new year and that most for your goals will be accomplished!

There's a new Daikatana 1.3 fix available for the Win32 Client, which fixes disappearing wall and floor textures. You can download it HERE.

- December 24 ,2014 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2015! - update by DI-MeisterM

I wish you all merry christmas and a good start into 2015! Don't forget to take a look at Daikatana 1.3 and visit the DaikatanaNews.net Gameserver (dkserver.daikatananews.net:27992) for some deathmatching. The server is available 24/7 and can be seen in Daikatana's Ingame Serverbrowser!

Have great holidays, until next year!

- December 13 ,2014 -redline.gif (43 bytes)

Daikatana for only $2.80 at Square Enix Online Shop! - update by DI-MeisterM

The Square Enix Online Shop is currently selling Daikatana (download version) for only $2.80. If you haven't already, you can buy it HERE. Don't forget to pimp it with Daikatana 1.3 later.

- December 11 ,2014 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
Daikatana 1.3 - Weapon Models on HUD Fix available! - update by DI-MeisterM

There's a new Daikatana 1.3 fix available for the Win32 Client, which fixes the Weapon Model display issues on the HUD. You can download it HERE.

- November 4 ,2014 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
Daikatana 1.3 - New Win-Client with Widescreen-Menu! - update by DI-MeisterM

The Windows-Client of Daikatana 1.3 has been updated. Lots of bugs have been fixed, but it's still pre-beta! This version also features an awesome Widescreen-Menu:

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You can grab it on the official Bitbucket Project Daikatana 1.3 webpage! I have also mirrored the FULL PACKAGE of the Windows-Client HERE.

- September 26 ,2014 -redline.gif (43 bytes)

Daikatana Pre-Release Archive, Wiki and more! - update by DI-MeisterM

I've received a couple of emails by Teflon regarding a Daikatana Pre-Release Archive Materials collection, which includes videos, concept arts, magazine scans, screenshots and more. You can grab the collection HERE.

Teflon has also created a Daikatana Pre-Alpha Wiki page where he publishes all kind of information regarding the Pre-Alpha version of Daikatana, which John Romero released in 2004.

Last, but not least, Teflon created a tiny mod, which replaces E2 spiders with gryphons and Satyr. You can download it HERE.

- June 2 ,2014 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
Daikatana 1.3 available for public testing - update by DI-MeisterM

We decided that it's time to spread the news: the current in-development version of Daikatana 1.3 is now available to download for Linux (Client+Server) and Windows (Client+Server):

Click here:

I mirrored all current version here:

Please don't forget this is a work in progress build and there are bugs and issues. If you want to support this small community you can submit bugs on the Bitbucket Daikatana 1.3 Project page. Also don't forget to read the INSTRUCTIONS.

Thanks for the support and have fun!

- May 31 ,2014 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
GameSpy Master Servers Shutdown - Workarounds for Daikatana - update by DI-MeisterM

Effective May 31, 2014, GameSpy will cease providing all hosted services for all games still using GameSpy.
That means, without GameSpy's master server it won't be possible to find any Daikatana multiplayer servers in the ingame browser (or any other browser).

Thanks to Ron Mercer's Qtracker GameSpy Server Emulation there's a workaround available for you! I wrote down a detailed article which describes how to fix this issue.

Click here:
GameSpy Master Servers Shutdown - Workarounds for Daikatana

- May 26 ,2014 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
DaikatanaNews.net Gameserver Address after GameSpy Shutdown - update by DI-MeisterM

The DaikatanaNews.net Deathmatch Gameserver (Version 1.2/1.3) is and will be available, even after the shutdown of GameSpy's Masterserver, at following address:


You can simply join it by opening the ingame console with this command:

connect dkserver.daikatananews.net:27992

If you want a permant availability in your Daikatana ingame server-browser you can add it also to your own config or autoexec.cfg file in the ..\Daikatana\Data folder:

set adr0 "dkserver.daikatananews.net:27992"

Happy fraggin'! :)

- October 2 ,2013 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
Daikatana is now available on Steam - update by DI-MeisterM

It looks like the big bosses of Square Enix decided to release Daikatana for $6.99 on Valve's Steam Store. There are no details available if this is a modified version of the game for modern hardware or not. The only information I know is that they don't have a single code line of the Daikatana 1.3 source code.

- July 20 ,2013 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
OpenKatana is looking for Level Designers - update by DI-MeisterM

eukos posted via Quake.de forums that he's currently looking for level designers for the OpenKatana project. If you're interested you can email eukos or hogsy.

- July 20 ,2013 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
OpenKatana News Update June 2013 - update by DI-MeisterM

Mark "hogsy" Sowden has posted a new update regarding the OpenKatana project. You can get on indieDB news about the current progress, screenshots and music of the project. Enjoy!

- July 20 ,2013 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
Technical issues - update by DI-MeisterM

There have been technical issues which prevent me to update this webpage. These issues have been fixed now! Sadly but true that means lot of "news" are a little outdated now, sorry for that!

- May 13 ,2013 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
Daikatana 1.3 shadows - update by DI-MeisterM

Jan "Knightmare" Schmidt sent some visual updates regarding Daikatana 1.3, he's currently enhancing the shadows. Enjoy these screenshots:

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- February 18 ,2013 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
OpenKatana updates - update by DI-MeisterM

Mark "hogsy" Sowden has posted news about his OpenKatana project. Peter Horvath joined the development for creating ingame music. You can listen to some previews HERE and HERE. In other news, the official developer blog has been moved. The project is running better than ever and should be finished this year. Fingers crossed!
- December 22,2012 -redline.gif (43 bytes)

Merry christmas and happy new year - update by DI-MeisterM

I wish you all merry christmas and a good start into 2013! Furthermore I want to take the opportunity to thank following persons for their great Daikatana community help and work during the year 2012:

  • Frank Holden Sapone (for his work on DK 1.3)Knightmare (for his work on DK 1.3)Mark "hogsy" Sowden (for his work on OpenKatana)
  • eukos (for his work on OpenKatana)

The next year will hopefully make it possible to release all the cool stuff the community been preparing and working on all these months...stay tuned!

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- September 8 ,2012 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
Interceptor Entertainment likes Daikatana Multiplayer - update by DI-MeisterM

It looks like that the producers of the Rise of Triad Remake are big fans of Daikatana's multiplayer component. Well at least project leader Frederik Schreiber enjoys it:

Thanks for playing on the DaikatanaNews.net Daikatana Server guys!

- July 3 ,2012 -redline.gif (43 bytes)

OpenKatana is now on moddb - update by DI-MeisterM

Mark "hogsy" Sowden, project leader of OpenKatana, brought me the first news item for the new month: OpenKatana is now available on ModDB/IndieDB! The launch brings you a couple of screenshots and a small teaser video about the weapon models. Enjoy!

- June 26 ,2012 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
Daikatana 1.3 teasing: Widescreen - update by DI-MeisterM

Daikatana 1.3, a not so secret project anymore, got now the first teaser trailer on Youtube. There you can see how the game looks, how the main menu aspect ratio got fixed and many more, new additions. It's coming... :)

On a side note: I've updated the Daikatana Linux Server for DaikatanaNews with the lastest binaries aswell. Don't worry: it's still compatible with version 1.2!

- May 12 ,2012 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
Daikatana Linux Server Modding: Part 1: First Draft - update by DI-MeisterM

I'm currently working on a case modification for my Daikatana Linux Server. Actually, it's currently the front panel I'm working on. Here's a quicksnap of the very first draft:

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If you're also interested in more detailed stuff, especially about some Daikatana 1.3 (yup, it's coming!) teasing you can contact me also on Facebook. Peace!

- May 1 ,2012 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
OpenKatana Update - update by DI-MeisterM

Mark "hogsy" Sowden just emailed me the latest news regarding his project OpenKatana:

"[...]I've recently been working on quite a major overhaul of the engine which has led to a lot of the game-logic and menu system to be almost completely rewritten (and on top of that I have some other bits I'm working on such as an in-engine "editor environment"), however it's also put a lot of strain on both of us as rewriting a lot of the game-logic has taken longer than anticipated, we had originally started the rewrite at the end of last year and we're still working on it. [...] It's rather bothersome as there's a lot of fantastic things that have recently happened surrounding OpenKatana and I'd love to go into them but I'll probably save that for another time. All I can really say right now is that I hope this'll be the equivalent of Daikatana 2 ;)

Many "in-progress" development screenshots can be found on Google Docs OpenKatana page. Enjoy!

- March 3 ,2012 -redline.gif (43 bytes)
Daikatana Multiplayer Event on upcoming Monday! - update by DI-MeisterM

Kyle Gagliardo, who's responsible for a classic gaming Facebook page called Vinticuffs! is currently organizing a multiplayer event for Daikatana. Currently it's scheduled 6 PM (US TIME) on Monday, March 5. Pre-organisation will start on Facebook & Steam around 5 PM. I got this information from John Romero, it looks like he's participating aswell!

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