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


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

UPDATE: IT'S OUT NOW

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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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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
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.

+2 votes   reply to comment
SingleMom
SingleMom Nov 1 2013, 9:46pm replied:

There are better sneaking games.

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nbohr1more Creator
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

+4 votes   reply to comment
Hizavok
Hizavok Nov 10 2013, 4:05am replied:

You're replying to b8. Sorry, man.

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nbohr1more Creator
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:

Youtu.be

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

+1 vote   reply to comment
ianna_keeper
ianna_keeper Oct 23 2013, 5:13am says:

Requiem is a fantastic mission. Strongly recommended for everyone!

+3 votes     reply to comment
nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more Oct 23 2013, 6:42am replied:

I didn't want to be premature about it but when Melan calls it a "must play" and Goldchocobo says its the best mission yet for TDM... Well, who am I to argue? I totally agree that it's either one of the best or the best mission. Too bad it's so new and didn't get included in our Top 5 mission vote. We'll have to hold another once a few more missions are released.

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ianna_keeper
ianna_keeper Oct 25 2013, 4:23am replied:

Yep good idea. Come to think of it, wouldn't it be nice to rate a fm when completed ingame(optionally)? Then these rankings should be calculated and displayed for the mission in fm download menu. Then there should be a sort option by ranking etc.

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DBuilder Online
DBuilder Oct 21 2013, 7:03pm says:

Why can't I load quick saves?

I get this message after half a second of the game trying to load:

Couldn't load C:\Users\(my name)\documents\(location of game)\the dark mod version 2.0 - standalone release\maps\saintlucia.script

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nbohr1more Creator
nbohr1more Oct 21 2013, 7:15pm replied:

You need to change "the dark mod version 2.0 - standalone release" to "darkmod" in your folder path. At this time the folder name is hard coded. Version 2.01 will resolve this.

+1 vote   reply to comment
DBuilder Online
DBuilder Oct 21 2013, 7:24pm replied:

That seems to have worked. Thank you.

+2 votes     reply to comment
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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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