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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19 comments by nbohr1more on Feb 8th, 2015

Announcing the new The Dark Mod 2.03 update!

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The team at Broken Glass Studios is very pleased to announce the latest update to TDM!
The update to 2.03 adds nearly nine months of new assets, features, and bugfixes. Some changes will be noticeable right away, while others will take a while to appear in new maps.
To apply the update, simply run the tdm_update.exe file in your darkmod folder. (Note that saved games from earlier versions will not be compatible with 2.03, so finish any missions you are playing first).
Some of the improvements are listed below. To see the full changelog, go here.


AI changes: AI have a few new animations, including a new pickpocket reaction. Many AI, including the citywatch and builder models, should look more detailed, as most AI are now using LOD (Level of Detail) stages, allowing greater detail up close and less detail (and less of a performance hit) when further away. In terms of behaviour, AI will now coordinate their searches more intelligently when in groups, sending some AI to guard doors and choke-points rather than stepping all over each other. AI will now react when getting hit by an opening door. An issue that allowed AI to see behind them if their head was turned a certain way has been fixed.

Graphics: Particle effects have been greatly improved, so that they no longer create hard lines when intersecting geometry. Water no longer distorts things that are in front of it, and the skybox will no longer flash grey when the player is mantling. The spyglass will now appear round regardless of the screen dimensions used. A number of entities are now using LOD (Level of Detail) stages. You may wish to adjust this option in the Graphics Menu if you see noticeable ‘popping’ of models.

Revelator, a veteran in the Doom 3 mod scene, stepped in to help our new engine coder SteveL with some of the code needed to gain access to the depth buffer. We hope to continue our partnership with this crafty fellow.

Assets: More than a hundred new high-quality textures and models have been added to the game, and should start appearing in new maps. A number of existing models have been improved by adding more polys and better textures. A new female townsfolk model and vocal set has also been added to the game and should start appearing in new maps soon.

A video preview of some of the new features can be viewed below:

Overall, you should notice a distinct improvement to the graphics and AI behaviour in maps. And we have some exciting renderer developments in the pipeline, though that will have to wait for the next update.

Since v2.02 several stellar missions have been released including:

Melan's "Penny Dreadful 2: All the way up"
Sotha's "Ulysses: Genesis"
Goldwell's "Lord Edgar's Bathhouse"
Airship Ballet's "La Banque Bienveillante" and "Chase Mercantile" (parts of the Quinn Co. campaign)

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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 44 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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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.

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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!

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Marvin_hun
Marvin_hun Jan 21 2014, 8:09am replied:

Did you find the mail?

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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?

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Marvin_hun
Marvin_hun Jan 23 2014, 11:35am replied:

I sent :)

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Marvin_hun
Marvin_hun Jan 4 2014, 4:42pm says:

sry for the stupid question, but how can I setup DarkRadiant? Which game do i have to choose? I cannot find DarkMod in the game list, just Doom3, Q4 and X-reaL. Can someone give the correct settings? It doesn't show the TDM textures/entites...etc.
I tried some settings, but couldn't fixed. TDM is full standalone, but it isn't in the list of the chooseable games. (I didn't installed Doom3)

Thank you

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nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more Jan 7 2014, 11:05pm replied:

This is not a stupid question. This is a question we love to hear! Welcome to the dark side my Builder friend.

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ianna_keeper
ianna_keeper Jan 5 2014, 4:36am replied:

My installion directory: F:/Games/darkmod

My game settings on darkradiant(shortcut key P):

select a game: Doom3
engine path: F:/Games/
mod(fs_game):
mod base: darkmod

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Marvin_hun
Marvin_hun Jan 5 2014, 5:19am replied:

THANK YOU!!!

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ianna_keeper
ianna_keeper Jan 5 2014, 9:01am replied:

You are welcome. Forum is appearently down but wiki is fine. You can take a look at tutorials. For beginners:

Wiki.thedarkmod.com

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Marvin_hun
Marvin_hun Jan 5 2014, 3:55am replied:

+the forum page is not working on the official TDM site

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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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