July 24th, 2009
Things are continuing to progress towards our 2009 beta-release. We're not prepared to set a firm date yet, but I can say that (barring unforseen problems) this will probably be the last website update before that announcement...
July 24th, 2009 Things are continuing to progress towards our 2009 beta-release. We're not prepared to set a firm date yet, but I can say that (barring unforseen problems) this will probably be the last website update before that announcement. Over the past two months we have had some impressive steps forward. A new member, Goldchocobo, has provided us with some professional quality vocals for the mod. Currently we have four character sets complete and will likely finish a few more before release. Dram has recorded new footstep sounds for us; a big improvement over our previous ones. Springheel has been working on adding new head entities to the mod...there will be over 50 to choose from when we release (you can see them on our wiki page. And our animators, NoisyCricket, Squill, and Domarius, have been working hard to expand the range of AI movement.
Ishtvan has completed our combat system, which works in a similar fashion to Mount and Blade. You select from four different attacks and four different parries (or allow an "auto parry" system to do it for you). You can see combat (as well as the new vocals and footstep sounds) in action in the videos below.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like The Dark Mod. We love games like Doom III that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Let's celebrate modding
As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
It all started
In 2015, when the paid modding dispute left many gamers and modders worried about the direction the industry is headed. Things have since settled down, but we believe it is important to continue this small tradition to show we are not alone in our love for mods, and the open platforms that embrace them.
Mod Appreciation Week
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built is being enjoyed by others. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2016 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
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