There were 3 patches for Dark ReignGET THE PATCHES HERE
Dark Reign: the Future of War Update v1.2 (4 meg)
v1.2 is the second update issued for Dark Reign. The first was issued in fall '97. This update includes all the old v1.1 patch functionality as well as a host of new improvements. You do not need to have installed the previous patch for this update to work, but if you did that's OK as well. If you have already installed the Dark Reign: Rise of the Shadowhand expansion pack, you do not need to get this patch. You must have one or the other installed, however, to get the final update, patch v1.4
The Dark Reign Expansion Art Update (9 meg)
You will need to have already installed the Dark Reign v1.2 patch. The main purpose of this art update is to allow players to play against expansion players who are using the new armies or have maps on the new tileset. The update also includes the most current versions of the previously released 20 bonus multiplayer maps.
The Dark Reign v1.4 Patch (2 meg)
This patch makes several important fixes and improvements (especially in multiplayer connectivity.) You will need to have already installed the Dark Reign Patchv1.2 (offered above) or the Dark Reign: Rise of the Shadowhand expansion pack for this update to work.