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 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


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 42 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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Guest
Guest Mar 21 2014, 11:21am says:

Hi dev team of darkmod, is it possible to make the linux version compatible with the latest curl libs?

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nbohr1more
nbohr1more Mar 24 2014, 8:38pm replied:

Stop by the forums.

Thread:

Forums.thedarkmod.com

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Fear57
Fear57 Feb 14 2014, 7:58pm says:

"The generic reskining modders were training me to be one of them, but I found other uses for those skills."

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei Feb 25 2014, 5:09pm replied:

Extractor...coming soon...

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machinoverkill
machinoverkill Feb 2 2014, 6:10pm says:

Wow, thats pretty much what i need to play next, very very impressive & good style

a huge thx to the developer for his effort :)

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LordIheanacho
LordIheanacho Feb 1 2014, 12:00pm says:

Isn't there any maps that have daylight in them? It seems every map I've come across uses Night skies. I'd always imagined a stealth map using daylight and other environments to sneak their way into victory.

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nbohr1more
nbohr1more Feb 1 2014, 12:17pm replied:

"Reap as you Sow" is a daylight mission but uses a "tension meter" to determine whether you are in trouble with regard to stealth...

"The Lich Queen's Demise" is set around dusk but when you progress into the mission it becomes more dark.

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LordIheanacho
LordIheanacho Feb 2 2014, 10:24am replied:

Awesome! Thanks!

Gonna try them out.

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joneau
joneau Feb 1 2014, 3:17pm replied:

usually thieves do their job when night, logical eh?

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nbohr1more
nbohr1more Feb 2 2014, 9:41pm replied:

You need to name your install directory "darkmod" or upgrade to 2.01 where this issue is fixed.

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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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