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)

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

Full Version 46 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

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

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...

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machinoverkill
machinoverkill

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

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

"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

Awesome! Thanks!

Gonna try them out.

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joneau
joneau

usually thieves do their job when night, logical eh?

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RabzZ
RabzZ

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

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nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more

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

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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ShakesPub
ShakesPub

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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ShakesPub
ShakesPub

Found it...thanks.

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damjancd
damjancd

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

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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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