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.”
PC Gamer

“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!

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
Ulysses 2: Protecting the Flock Images Ulysses 2: Protecting the Flock Images Ulysses 2: Protecting the Flock Images
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: May Mission Madness!

7 comments by nbohr1more on May 31st, 2015

May Mission Madness!

What if I told you Moonbo was releasing a two mission

campaign follow-up to his acclaimed mission Requiem?

What if I told you that Sotha was also releasing

the hotly anticipated sequel to his new Ulysses series?

What if I told you Bikerdude has just done a

vast overhaul of the No Honor Among Thieves campaign?

Only one of these announcements might bowl you over, now... it's time to faint!



A House of Locked Secrets

Hols splash big



Moonbo has pulled out all stops in this two mission campaign follow-up to his widely praised "Requiem" mission. With peerless architecture, elegant and inventive scripted sequences, top-notch story development, and so much polish that triple AAA studios would hang their heads in shame at the sight of it... "A House of Locked Secrets" is an instant classic and elevates itself to more than just a Dark Mod mission. A must play!

Hols_image


Ulysses 2: Protecting the Flock

U2_images


U2_images


Sotha continues to push new mapping frontiers and using his experiments to churn out some of the best and most anticipated missions for The Dark Mod. For Ulysses 2, he extends his modular building techniques and throws in many new custom character animations and assets. With 3 different play styles, and Sotha's typically devilish AI routing there will be plenty of reasons to reply this mission.


No Honor Among Thieves v3

NHATv3


NHATv3


After spending a great deal of time making "No Honor Among Thieves" ready for 2.0 standalone, a few last minute mod bugs spoiled the release so Biker put his nose to the grindstone and set out to release the most flawless edition of this mission ever to grace the mission database. Not content with just fixing reported bugs, Biker optimized areas in new ways, learned more about the LOD system (and had SteveL fix some bugs for it), re-lit scenes, added new textures, improved buildings to make game-play more varied, added new particle effects, and just plain upgraded this mission in every way possible. Crypts are creepier, Pubs are cozier, Inns are sleazier, Cathedrals are more grand, Forests are darker... More than enough reasons to play or replay this 3-mission campaign.

Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Downloads RSS Feed Latest Downloads
The Dark Mod 2.0-2.01 Update Package (Windows)

The Dark Mod 2.0-2.01 Update Package (Windows)

Aug 2, 2015 Patch 0 comments

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)

Aug 2, 2015 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)

Aug 2, 2015 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

Oct 10, 2013 Full Version 45 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 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

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...

Post comment Comments  (10 - 20 of 511)
damjancd
damjancd Oct 31 2014 says:

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

+5 votes     reply to comment
nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more Oct 31 2014 replied:

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

Bountysource.com

+2 votes   reply to comment
Count_Crapula
Count_Crapula Sep 18 2014 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

+1 vote     reply to comment
nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more Sep 20 2014 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)

+4 votes   reply to comment
Count_Crapula
Count_Crapula Sep 20 2014 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

+1 vote     reply to comment
nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more Sep 21 2014 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.

+3 votes   reply to comment
nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more Sep 11 2014 says:

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

+2 votes   reply to comment
Joneleth_Irenicus
Joneleth_Irenicus Aug 21 2014 says:

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

+2 votes     reply to comment
headhunter2122
headhunter2122 Jul 24 2014 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!!!!!)

+1 vote     reply to comment
nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more Jul 27 2014 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.

+2 votes   reply to comment
TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden Jul 9 2014 says:

Penny Dreadful 2 has just been released!
Forums.thedarkmod.com

+2 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Icon
Doom III Icon
Game
Doom III
Developer
Team Dark Mod
Contact
Send Message
Official Page
Thedarkmod.com
Release Date
Released 2009
Mod Watch
Track this mod
Share
Community Rating

Average

9.5

285 votes submitted.

You Say

-

Ratings closed.

Highest Rated (11 agree) 10/10

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.

Nov 6 2010 by PPoe

Style
Genre
Stealth
Theme
Fantasy
Players
Single Player
Embed Buttons

Promote The Dark Mod on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the embed code provided (more).

The Dark Mod The Dark Mod
The Dark Mod
Statistics
Last Update
1 month ago
Watchers
1,514 members
Addons
15
Files
16
News
77
Features
9
Reviews
56