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 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


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Exhumed Images addendum


Due to arrive shortly, Kyyrma's and Airship Ballet's Halloween contest mission "Exhumed".

UPDATE: IT'S OUT NOW

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 43 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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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 Creator
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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RabzZ
RabzZ Jan 30 2014, 2:20pm says:

Gonna stream this soon! www.twitch.tv/rabzz
I can't wait to play it! :D

+2 votes     reply to comment
nbohr1more Creator
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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ianna_keeper
ianna_keeper Jan 31 2014, 7:36am replied:

Watched your stream. Thanks for giving it a shot anyway.

Save load bugs are fixed in 2.01 thanks to Grayman & Taaaki.

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ShakesGaming
ShakesGaming Jan 30 2014, 8:52am says:

Just started this and really excited about doing some video coverage of this mod/game. However, I do have one question is there any way to run it 1920x1080? Great job and thank you!

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ShakesGaming
ShakesGaming Jan 30 2014, 10:24am replied:

Found it...thanks.

+1 vote     reply to comment
damjancd
damjancd Feb 11 2014, 8:40am replied:

would be nice to tell us how where you found it :)

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Marvin_hun
Marvin_hun Jan 15 2014, 10:01am says:

Hello again,

I sent a mail to "team|at|thedarkmod.com" a few days ago, but didn't get any reply. I sent the upgraded version of the hungarian.lang file, because the original was translated with google (as I saw) + sent 9 questions and notes.

Did you get that mail?

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nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more Jan 15 2014, 1:03pm replied:

I'll check with Springheel on that. I know we've been having site maintenance issues recently. Thanks!

+1 vote   reply to comment
Marvin_hun
Marvin_hun Jan 21 2014, 8:09am replied:

Did you find the mail?

+2 votes     reply to comment
nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more Jan 22 2014, 8:21pm replied:

Must have been filtered or lost during server maintenance. Can you send it to my Moddb Personal Message?

+1 vote   reply to comment
Marvin_hun
Marvin_hun Jan 23 2014, 11:35am replied:

I sent :)

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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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