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 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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May Mission Madness!

What if I told you Moonbo was releasing a two mission

campaign follow-up to his acclaimed mission Requiem?

What if I told you that Sotha was also releasing

the hotly anticipated sequel to his new Ulysses series?

What if I told you Bikerdude has just done a

vast overhaul of the No Honor Among Thieves campaign?

Only one of these announcements might bowl you over, now... it's time to faint!



A House of Locked Secrets

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Moonbo has pulled out all stops in this two mission campaign follow-up to his widely praised "Requiem" mission. With peerless architecture, elegant and inventive scripted sequences, top-notch story development, and so much polish that triple AAA studios would hang their heads in shame at the sight of it... "A House of Locked Secrets" is an instant classic and elevates itself to more than just a Dark Mod mission. A must play!

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Ulysses 2: Protecting the Flock

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Sotha continues to push new mapping frontiers and using his experiments to churn out some of the best and most anticipated missions for The Dark Mod. For Ulysses 2, he extends his modular building techniques and throws in many new custom character animations and assets. With 3 different play styles, and Sotha's typically devilish AI routing there will be plenty of reasons to reply this mission.


No Honor Among Thieves v3

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After spending a great deal of time making "No Honor Among Thieves" ready for 2.0 standalone, a few last minute mod bugs spoiled the release so Biker put his nose to the grindstone and set out to release the most flawless edition of this mission ever to grace the mission database. Not content with just fixing reported bugs, Biker optimized areas in new ways, learned more about the LOD system (and had SteveL fix some bugs for it), re-lit scenes, added new textures, improved buildings to make game-play more varied, added new particle effects, and just plain upgraded this mission in every way possible. Crypts are creepier, Pubs are cozier, Inns are sleazier, Cathedrals are more grand, Forests are darker... More than enough reasons to play or replay this 3-mission campaign.

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The Dark Mod 2.0-2.01 Update Package (Windows)

The Dark Mod 2.0-2.01 Update Package (Windows)

Aug 2, 2015 Patch 0 comments

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)

Aug 2, 2015 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)

Aug 2, 2015 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

Oct 10, 2013 Full Version 45 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 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

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...

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Marvin_hun
Marvin_hun Jan 15 2014 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 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 replied:

Did you find the mail?

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nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more Jan 22 2014 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 replied:

I sent :)

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Marvin_hun
Marvin_hun Jan 4 2014 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 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 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 replied:

THANK YOU!!!

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ianna_keeper
ianna_keeper Jan 5 2014 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 replied:

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

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foo_jam2002
foo_jam2002 Dec 31 2013 says:

Sorry for the multiple posts, saves work now.

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foo_jam2002
foo_jam2002 Dec 31 2013 says:

Update to previous post: resolution fixed now but the save is not loading, any help? I am playing the training mission.

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foo_jam2002
foo_jam2002 Dec 31 2013 says:

It doesn't keep the resolution i set, it plays on 640x480, i wonder why.

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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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