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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Behind Closed Doors

(Crucible of Omens Prologue)


After more than 4 years of development, the first mission from the Crucible of Omens campaign is out. This mission itself didn't take 4 years but rather it is one that emerged from materials culled from the other campaign missions. Far from being wonky scraps, the resultant mission is actually as large or larger than most of the other in-progress campaign missions. It is also far more polished so the team will need to work that much harder to match it's quality.



This mission easily demonstrates the larger size and scope that Thief 1/2 players were hoping to see from Thief: Deadly Shadows so it caps another milestone in The Dark Mod's inclination to illustrate what Thief fans wanted from a new Thief style game.


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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!

May Mission Madness!

May Mission Madness!

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Moonbo, Sotha, and Bikerdude collectively blow the doors off the TDM mission scene!

Sir Talbot's Collateral

Sir Talbot's Collateral

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One of the best pure Manor Heist missions for The Dark Mod from long time TDM mod contributor Baal and our resident mission production hero Bikerdude

The Dark Mod v2.03 is OUT!

The Dark Mod v2.03 is OUT!

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One of the biggest updates since going standalone!

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The Dark Mod 2.0-2.01 Update Package (Windows)

The Dark Mod 2.0-2.01 Update Package (Windows)

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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 0 comments

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

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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...

The Darkmod 1.08 Full

The Darkmod 1.08 Full

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...

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Guest
Guest

I have no thedarkmod.exe in my folder named darkmod i used the installer and have run tdm_update.exe. I'm on windows 8 in case that matters.

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nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more

Make sure your darkmod folder is not set to "Read Only" and that it has permissions for the user you are running the updater as. Also, it's best if you create your darkmod folder right on the root of the drive. Eg. C:\darkmod

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Mikali_Homeworld
Mikali_Homeworld

I created a keyboard control map for this game. You can find it here:

Isometricland.net

Enjoy!

[edit]

Please let me know if there are mistakes.

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nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more

Hmm, I've always used WASD for directional controls so I'm not quite sure why you have "L-Alt" for the "back" (S) direction?

Supplemental:

Wiki.thedarkmod.com

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Miggy4000
Miggy4000

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

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damjancd
damjancd

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

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nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more

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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Count_Crapula
Count_Crapula

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

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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Count_Crapula
Count_Crapula

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

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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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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