Stealth Gaming in a Gothic Steampunk World

** The Dark Mod wins PC Gamer's 2013 Mod of the Year award! **

“It’s a tremendous achievement – a detailed tribute to the Thief series…. Projects like The Dark Mod are a way for those fans to say “if you won’t make it, we will” – to deftly lift what was good and meaningful about the games that inspired us years ago and run away with it.”
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“this is splendid….it’s basically Thief…but in Doom 3.”
–Rock, Paper, Shotgun

THE DARK MOD was once total conversion of Doom 3, and now is a STANDALONE GAME with the release of TDM 2.0!



A dark and moody stealth game, inspired by the "Thief" series by Looking Glass Studios, The Dark Mod includes creative new gameplay features, dozens of unique AI, and a complete set of custom art assets, allowing players and mappers alike to enjoy missions in a gothic steampunk universe. When you play The Dark Mod, you feel like you’re playing a gothic stealth game…there’s nothing left that’s recognizable from Doom 3.


This game is first and foremost a toolkit, allowing fans and team-members to create their own stealth missions in a gothic steampunk environment. But there are already 60 full missions for download, including some small campaigns, so it certainly feels like a game. The only difference is that you have to choose which missions to install and play.







Setting:

The Dark Mod world can be viewed as an alternate version of our own. It is a mixture of several historical periods, with architecture ranging from medieval castles to Victorian mansions. In this world, steam and clockwork technology were discovered much earlier in history, allowing for odd inventions and industrial warehouses to exist side-by-side with Gothic cathedrals and sword-wielding city watch.

Return to the City V2 (Re-Release) Part 2



Editor:

We also maintain our own mission editor, called Dark Radiant. It is an updated version of GTKRadiant, and has a lot new features (Python scripting support, many bug-fixes, new Particle preview, Texture Tool etc.) and comes with a number of Dark Mod related plug-ins like an Objectives or Conversation editor.

Example Editing:



Try it yourself!

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Halloween 2014 Missions


September Promotion 1

The Dark Mod community put together a last-minute

"Halloween speed build" contest.

From this effort, one mission "Briarwood Cathedral" by buck28 is currently available to play and a few more missions are due shortly.

I will update this article as the missions become available. As many contributors are going to be late, the deadline will likely be extended per our normal arbitration process.


Briarwood Cathedral


For the latest Halloween contest

buck28's latest mission for the ongoing Halloween speed build contest.
Thread: Forums.thedarkmod.com


Exhumed


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Due to arrive shortly, Kyyrma's and Airship Ballet's Halloween contest mission "Exhumed".

UPDATE: IT'S OUT NOW

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Happy 5th anniversary to The Dark Mod!


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The Dark Mod 2.0 Standalone Full Installer

The Dark Mod 2.0 Standalone Full Installer

Oct 10, 2013 Full Version 43 comments

A full installation package. Simply unzip and create a shortcut to TheDarkMod executable. Further instructions at wiki.thedarkmod.com

Dark Mod 2.0 Standalone torrent

Dark Mod 2.0 Standalone torrent

Oct 9, 2013 Full Version 4 comments

THE DARK MOD was once a total conversion of Doom 3, and is now a STANDALONE GAME with the release of TDM 2.0! A dark and moody stealth game, inspired...

The Darkmod 1.08 Full

The Darkmod 1.08 Full

Oct 20, 2012 Full Version 13 comments

This is the full archive of the 1.08 update, instead of the incremental update from 1.07 to 1.08. Run tdm_update.exe from inside the the darkmod folder...

The Dark Mod 1.06

The Dark Mod 1.06

Oct 16, 2011 Full Version 6 comments

The Dark Mod v1.06 full version. Simply create a "darkmod" folder in your Doom 3 install directory and extract the contents of thedarkmod_v106.zip into...

The Dark Mod 1.06 Mac OSX Installer

The Dark Mod 1.06 Mac OSX Installer

Jul 3, 2011 Installer Tool 5 comments

Use these files to begin the process of downloading and installing The Dark Mod for Mac OSX.

The Dark Mod 1.03

The Dark Mod 1.03

Jan 5, 2011 Full Version 7 comments

The Dark Mod v1.03 full version. Simply create a "darkmod" folder in your Doom 3 install directory and extract the contents of the darkmod_103.zip into...

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Miggy4000
Miggy4000 Dec 1 2014, 11:32am says:

I hope this wins a mod of the year title. The Dark Mod is awesome! :)

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damjancd
damjancd Oct 31 2014, 4:23am says:

Can we donate anywhere that goes towards making the mod or something?

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nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more Oct 31 2014, 6:33am replied:

We have opened a ticket at BountySource to request that someone port GPU skinning from BFG to Vanilla Doom 3:

Bountysource.com

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Edrahil
Edrahil Sep 18 2014, 10:24am says:

I cannot update my game. The tdm_update.exe that comes with the "The Dark Mod 2.0 Standalone Full Installer" won't start, it only gives me an error message "tdm_update.exe has stopped working". I tried downloading a different updater from the wiki. It actually starts but it apparently cannot download "tdm_update_win.zip" from any mirror and stops updating. Am I just doing something wrong or what's the problem? I couldn't find anyone else with the same problems

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nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more Sep 20 2014, 10:18am replied:

Is the folder you have your updater in set to "Read Only"?

Do you have Firewall or Security Software blocking programs from downloading? (if so, you should whitelist the updater)

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Edrahil
Edrahil Sep 20 2014, 4:51pm replied:

Thanks, it works now. My folder was read-only, which is funny because I almost never have any folder set as that

Anyway, thanks again

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nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more Sep 21 2014, 11:47am replied:

Yeah, I think that something in newer compilers or OS updates is setting this to Read Only by default since we only started seeing this type of problem around TDM 2.0.

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nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more Sep 11 2014, 1:28pm says:

Folks having performance issues on the newest AMD\ATI hardware or drivers, please try renaming "TheDarkMod.exe" to "darkathena.exe".

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Joneleth_Irenicus
Joneleth_Irenicus Aug 21 2014, 8:51pm says:

Hi!
So, since now there are more than 80 FM, I think you guys should update the summary. :)
Thanks for this incredible mod!

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headhunter2122
headhunter2122 Jul 24 2014, 7:05am says:

I love this game (but if you try to make it realistic then why if you shoot to AI's head if he see you he dosent die!!!!!)

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nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more Jul 27 2014, 11:02am replied:

Yeah, the team felt that the balancing for bow vs charging AI was not quite right. The AI have some cover responses but are not good enough to be aware of the danger posed by a bow and players were clearing maps in missions without no-kill objectives. So, until a better solution appears, the workaround is to presume the AI are dodging at the last minute (etc) when alerted. I'll have to find it but we had a rather long discussion about this at the forums. Point of the story, be stealthy and don't provoke AI to make them arrow-fodder. I kinda think a difficulty setting which allows you to kill AI this way would be nice since maps that have good opportunities for the use of broad-head arrows on moving targets are rare and it's a shame that players don't get to experience them more often.

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Great mod, must play for all thief fans. Contains great, userfriendly editor (To tell the truth, this mod is mainly the editor, and fans are making FMsú and a lot of super missions. Try it and you will be surprised.

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