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 over 80 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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DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE

by Dragofer


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Dragofer's first mission, One Step Too Far, was remarkable for it's quality and polish. It was an exemplary introduction and seemed to follow the much refrained stance to "start with a small mission". Far from being a boring little diversion, One Step Too Far was a tantalizing look at a unique new mission author's aesthetic.

With the release of "Down by the Riverside", Dragofer's full scale ambition is on display for all to enjoy. This "mini-campaign" packs several large missions into one enjoyable episode.

Along the way, Dragofer created many custom models, textures, and entities to fill out his new world and it shows. Few released missions have such a unified art direction and scope of detail.

Not to be satisfied with visuals alone, Dragofer has graced this mission with ingenious scripted sequences and supernatural events that rival some of the best mission authors in our catalog.

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DO NOT MISS THIS MISSION!


COERCION

by Sotha


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Sotha caught the mapping bug again and returned from his "retirement" to release another high quality production. Like "The Golden Skull", this mission is a standalone story with no connection to the Thomas Porter or Ulysses story-lines. Breaking further from Sotha conventions, the mission difficulty has been toned-down. New players are encouraged to try this one out after practicing with the Training Mission.

Another acclaimed Sotha relase!

The Dark Mod 2.04 is out!

The Dark Mod 2.04 is out!

News 8 comments

The long road to the 2.04 release has ended. 2.04 is the culmination of over a year's worth of bug fixes and feature additions. We have cured a number...

The Voice of Reason: A Goldwell Interview

The Voice of Reason: A Goldwell Interview

News 10 comments

With his 4th mission mission under foot, Goldwell has proven to be a pillar of TDM quality.

Crucible of Omens: Behind Closed Doors

Crucible of Omens: Behind Closed Doors

News 10 comments

The prologue mission for the Crucible of Omens campaign has finally arrived!

2015 Extended Halloween!

2015 Extended Halloween!

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The Dark Mod crew had an impromptu speed-build contest. Now it's time to play!

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The Dark Mod 2.04 GUI Installer (Windows)

The Dark Mod 2.04 GUI Installer (Windows)

Installer Tool

Freyk's new GUI installer for The Dark Mod 2.04 (Windows). This tool simplifies the setup for users who fight with Window folder permissions (etc) when...

The Dark Mod 2.0-2.01 Update Package (Windows)

The Dark Mod 2.0-2.01 Update Package (Windows)

Patch 1 comment

This is a standalone archive release of The Dark Mod's 2.01 update, to be applied to an installation of The Dark Mod 2.0.

The Dark Mod 2.01-2.02 Update Package (Windows)

The Dark Mod 2.01-2.02 Update Package (Windows)

Patch

This is a standalone archive release of The Dark Mod's 2.02 update, to be applied to an installation of The Dark Mod 2.0 patched to version 2.01.

The Dark Mod 2.02-2.03 Update Package (Windows)

The Dark Mod 2.02-2.03 Update Package (Windows)

Patch 1 comment

This is a standalone archive release of The Dark Mod's 2.03 update, to be applied to an installation of The Dark Mod 2.0 patched to version 2.02.

The Dark Mod 2.0 Standalone Full Installer

The Dark Mod 2.0 Standalone Full Installer

Full Version 46 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

Full Version 5 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...

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Rhomkin
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Silly question, but will there ever be a full remake of Thief 1 and 2 using the latest version of The Dark Mod with Looking Glass Studio resources? (Perhaps through verification of non-pirated installs through Steam or GOG)

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Argoon
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No, the day that happens the Dark Mod is dead and is not because it would be of inferior quality but because it would give fuel to a cease and desist letter.

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really goddamn great mod

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Batguerra
Batguerra

How do I change the Sound from Stereo to Surround? I know I've already got EAX on, but then just to make sure that 3D audio is working I'd like to know how to do it, since my system has support for Surround Sound. Is it because I need 7.1 or 5.1 headphones?

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Argoon
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First disable EAX it doesn't work well in TDM and can cause crash's, plus almost all missions have no EAX support (is not automatic), second about 5.1 just enable it on the game options if for some reason that doesn't work then go to the Dark Mod folder, open Darkmod.cfg with a text editor (ex notpad) look for this line s_numberOfSpeakers "2" and change that number to "5". You can also make a text file in the game directory called autoexec.cfg, you need to make sure it is indeed a autoexec.cfg and not autoexec.cfg.txt, if you get a warning when renaming the text file then it worked, if it did put that line there and save, this cfg runs first than all the others and forces your changes, Darkmod.cfg could be overridden by the game, in this way you prevent that.

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Raibert
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Hi guys! You can tell me something about the guy who wrote the soundtrack for the game? I was very impressed of main theme, and I heard that he worked on names Schatten.

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TheUnbeholden
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Anyone seen this: Youtube.com

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Gangsta-Piggy
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It looks like the server and site is down?

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Yeah, the site is currently down. Pray to Taaaki for server recovery.

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nbohr1more Creator
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It's back up now. Taaaki has prevailed!

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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 FMsĂș and a lot of super missions. Try it and you will be surprised.

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