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)

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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

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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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ghostings
ghostings

Question: I uploaded the mod and the fan missions, now what do I do? It says I have no missions installed, so I click on the training mission to install it. But it still says I have no missions installed afterwards. What do I do?

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Tels Creator
Tels

ghostings: Question: I uploaded the mod and the fan missions, now what do I do?"

Do you mean "downloaded"?

"It says I have no missions installed, so I click on the training mission to install it. But it still says I have no missions installed afterwards. What do I do?"

Did D3 restart after you clicked "Install this mission"? Also, if you go to the menu "New mission", does it offer you the training mission?

As for other fan missions, you need to manually download them from Thedarkmod.com for now. (v1.03 will contain an automatic ingame downloader).

After downloading a PK4 file, put it into the folder doom3/darkmod/fms/ and then restart the game and the new mission should be in the list of installable missions. You can only have one mission installed at a time, to switch missions simply "install" another one. You can always go back to the first by "installing" it again.

If you have still problems, please post on our forum, we will help you.

Forum: Modetwo.net

Tels

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ghostings
ghostings

Troublesome, when I hit install mappack, it's says its going to restart steam. except it doesn't, it only exits me out of doom 3. When I reenter doom 3, I see the training map under my mod list. What could be done?

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oskars18
oskars18

Excellent, i was yesterday purchase Doom 3 with RoE. Now i"m going try this mod.

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nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more

Just an FYI:

Here is a complete listing of the currently available missions:

modetwo.net/darkmod/wiki/index.php?title=Fan_Missions_for_The_Dark_Mod

Here is a speculative list of "Upcoming Fan Missions" with links to pics by the authors for WIP:

modetwo.net/darkmod/wiki/index.php?title=Upcoming_Fan_Missions

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lukeman3000
lukeman3000

Is this compatible with 1.3.1?

Edit: Nevermind. Just read this on thedarkmod.com:

"Q: What do I need in order to play?

A: Other than TDM itself, you must have a copy of Doom 3. TDM works with the steam version of Doom 3 if you can't find one locally. You must also have the most recent D3 patch."

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tdmSerpentine Creator
tdmSerpentine

Hey slytrigger,
Please post a little thread over on our support forum (http://modetwo.net/darkmod/index.php?/forum/58-tdm-tech-support/) and we can look at sorting this out :)
Otherwise check our wiki FAQ/Install instructions and make sure you're using the right patch etc.

And on a side note, 1.03 is on track with many new changes/additions ;)

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slytrigger
slytrigger

When i start the mod it remains on black screen i can hear the music but i can't see nothing only the mouse on screen and i have just downloaded the 1.02 version of this mod and its still not working please help!!!...

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Elizabeth_Lestrad
Elizabeth_Lestrad

I'm having the same problem, so its not just you. Kinda disappointing.

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Rattlesnark
Rattlesnark

Hi, I'm a big fan of the Thief series and I must say that I'm mighty impressed with what you guys have cooked up.

I'm using tdm_update.exe right now to update my game to version 1.02 from 1.00. It's running at 20kb/s at most for all the files from different sources. Is there any way for you guys to upload any future patches somewhere else (say, right here)? It'll be mighty fine as the wait from playing all these incredible looking FMs is KILLING me.

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dualshock
dualshock

at random times it would stop working and kick me out. can u fix it soon please

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tdmSerpentine Creator
tdmSerpentine

Hey there dualshock,

If you could please make a thread over on the TDM forums with more details, we're aware of a few crashes that have been patched for 1.03. But it's always of interest to have more details of vague cases :)

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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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