Deep in the European countryside is an old, seemingly unexceptional 18th century house, sitting undisturbed for over a hundred years. A small team of researchers from a University attempted to explore the house and uncover its secrets. Search the estate to discover clues pertaining to their fate and the true nature of the house. Decide for yourself what really happened, if you can escape the madness.

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Tons of custom stories for Amnesia: The Dark Descent were published on Desura during last months, and with the current trend of huge amounts of new custom stories added daily to ModDB & IndieDB, many more may be released in coming days, thanks to developers & mappers of Amnesia user-made stories.

Spotlighted custom stories
DeteriorationDeterioration ParasomniaParasomnia
Some models I been working onCry Oni ArmoryDark Seclusion

All Amnesia custom stories published on Desura so far:

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Info for developers

What do you need to do to see your custom story on Desura?

Your custom story can be published only if
1) its releases (downloads) are added to ModDB/IndieDB
2) its release date is set to released (only released CSs are on Desura)
3) it installs to custom_stories folder or installs to its own single folder (like isolated conversions such as Parasomnia or Deterioration)

Also you can ensure that your mod profile
1) has some news articles added
2) has at least 7 screenshots uploaded to the Images section
3) promotional media (screenshots, videos) are of high quality & resolution e.g. in-game screenshots instead of editor screenshots
(otherwise your CS won't be shown on the main page of Desura and it may get less attention than it deserves)

"Complex" custom stories (total conversions) that install directly to the main Amnesia game directory could be also published on Desura but at the moment it's strongly unrecommended and a little discouraged due to many possible user problems with installing & uninstalling such stories through Desura (and without Desura).

It's simply easiest and best practice to have your mods install to their own folders without copying anything to original game folders or overwriting anything from the main game folders. Most modders and mods on ModDB do that unless specific game engine disallows hardcore modifications or total conversions. Parasomnia and Deterioration are examples that prove that Amnesia is highly moddable and isolated total conversions installing to their own folders are definitely possible.

Your custom story will be automatically published by Desura staff if your mod meets the first set of requirements detailed above - it has 1) download added to ModDB/IndieDB 2) it's released 3) installs in a simple way.

Thanks for reading, and best luck to all of you & all your projects!

A Study of Insanity

A Study of Insanity

4 years ago Full Version 8 comments

A Custom Story for Amnesia: The Dark Descent Deep in the European countryside is an old, seemingly unexceptional 18th century house, sitting undisturbed...

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Vader8888 Feb 15 2015 says:

Hi! This is for anyone who can't combine the hammer and the chipper.

The whole point is to replace the hammer that is located in your inventory with the combined version of the hammer and the chipper. The item that is needed is the hammer only.

1. Go to My Documents/Amnesia/Main/<your game profile name>/Custom/Study of Insanity.
2. Using the Notepad, open the *latest* save file. If you do not know which one it is, simply look at the names of the files - there is time in there.
3. After opening it, press Control + f and search for: stone_hammer
4. And now, everytime you see either stone_hammer OR stone_hammer_1, replace it with stone_hammer_chipper instead. Each time after you make a replacement, or find something that should not be replaced, press F3.
5. As soon as there are no other results, you can go back to the game and load the latest save file for your custom story. Now, you should probably possess the combined version of the hammer and the chipper, plus a chipper. VoilĂ !

Of course, this issue could be solved in many ways, and I, unfortunately, don't have any programming skills to do it in a more elegant way. All in all, I managed to do it thanks to trial and error. I hope it will work for you as well! :)

P.S. This could work for other custom stories too, simply search for the folder that contains the save files for your custom story.

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NoSpaceInMyName Aug 11 2013 says:

This really is a great mod, one of the few playable custom stories that actually keeps the spirit of Amnesia. No horrible linear hallway levels, poorly done voice acting, teleporting statues, or hallucinated monsters.

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aquinoo Jul 25 2013 says:

muy bueno , pero demasiado corto. Esta bueno cuando te hacen pensar!

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Humeba Jun 9 2013 says:

Darn, this is a really scary mod. I really hope we see more from you, Bahumot. I'm not sure though, it has been almost 2 years without activity.

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Luna55 Jun 3 2013 says:

How find mechanism for painting in hallway? I've searched for hours and can't find anything. I think I've done everything else up to that point and can't move forward until I find the mechanism.



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KiraImmortal Mar 11 2013 says:

hey there. this was an absolutely well made story with creepy atmosphere. i liked the cellar part for the most and that room where i must have made the door barricaded. i thought the shelf will stop the grunt but that did not, and that mistake almost caused my death.. if you could put some new monsters (dog maybe) to the cellar part, before i found the lantern, that could be a more horrific experience :D to say something about bad things (not much).. there was emptiness in many corridors and that bothered me sometimes. by the way this was the best story i played in the last 2 weeks thank you :) 9/10

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BKNz_Wolfy Jul 2 2013 replied:

I agree with this, very well made, althou yet again 2 years without an active profile, thats a well bad done deal. Yet again I loved it and maybe yea add the penumbra dog or penumbra walker, althou I searched for others I will give this a 9/10. Great job :)

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Ki2s Feb 2 2013 says:

Awesome custom story, this is just great, no other words.

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iNsAnItY_Wolf Dec 11 2012 says:

OMFG, it has insanity in the title! xD LOL I'm totally obsessed over my's my nickname. I can't wait to ty this out! Seems like a very well rated story.

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kinghillard Nov 25 2012 says:

best story in a long time man ! incredibly scary.

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