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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May Mission Madness!

What if I told you Moonbo was releasing a two mission

campaign 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 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 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...

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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nbohr1more Creator Online
nbohr1more Nov 17 2013, 11:31am says:

Forum registration at forums.thedarkmod.com has been temporarily suspended until we have a new solution for the incoming spammers.

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Bliccer
Bliccer Nov 16 2013, 8:41am says:

This game is just awesome. I played some time ago when it still was a mod and actually wanted to make a map, but just have no time. I have heard that it's stand alone now, but couldn't get myself to download it and give it a quick run around... guess I would get addicted too quickly.
When I was going through the latest edition of the "gamestar" magazine they had an article covering stealth games, cause of the next Thief. On the last two pages they had a nicely pictured review of your game... thought I would link it here: Gamestar.de

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nbohr1more Creator Online
nbohr1more Nov 16 2013, 11:29am replied:

Thanks Bliccer! I also hope that you catch a few minutes and get a chance to make a mission. :)

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nbohr1more Creator Online
nbohr1more Nov 14 2013, 5:52pm says:

Experimental native OSX port of The Dark Mod 2.0:

Forums.thedarkmod.com

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Jew_Santa
Jew_Santa Nov 2 2013, 7:04pm says:

Well done. Good game. Not mod, game. That joyful moment when you discover, that eaten apple leaves scrap. Consider making 'toggle run' button please. This will help fight face to face when you get caught. 'Always run' option mess with whole button settings and it's impossible to sneak properly.

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nbohr1more Creator Online
nbohr1more Nov 13 2013, 6:10pm replied:

Did you try adding

bind "r" "toggle in_alwaysRun 0 1;"

to your Darkmod.cfg file?

See:

Forums.thedarkmod.com

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SingleMom
SingleMom Nov 1 2013, 8:50pm says:

This game was a waste of time! The blackjack won't knock anyone out and the shortsword is worthless. Boring!

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nbohr1more Creator Online
nbohr1more Nov 1 2013, 9:32pm replied:

The blackjack works only for non-alert guards. The sword is not supposed to be effective. This is a stealth game. You need to learn how to sneak around. If you don't like sneaking there are plenty of shooters and hack n slash games out there for you.

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SingleMom
SingleMom Nov 1 2013, 9:46pm replied:

There are better sneaking games.

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nbohr1more Creator Online
nbohr1more Nov 1 2013, 10:10pm replied:

That may be true, however... Are any of them free and built by fans of Thief? That is who we cater to. If you don't like Thief 1 or Thief 2 you probably won't like this game. Sorry

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Hizavok
Hizavok Nov 10 2013, 4:05am replied:

You're replying to b8. Sorry, man.

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nbohr1more Creator Online
nbohr1more Nov 13 2013, 6:02pm replied:

Yeah, probably true. Some folks have legitimately expressed similar concerns over at the TDM forums so I thought I would answer abruptly. AluminumHaste just made a video that contradicts the sword complaint:

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So... difficult for some, too easy for others...

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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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