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Download The Dark Mod Standalone


Windows Installation Instructions

  1. Create a new folder for the game (e.g. c:\games\darkmod)
  2. Download tdm_update.exe by clicking the Windows logo above (or here) and place it inside whichever folder you created
  3. Run tdm_update.exe and wait for The Dark Mod to install (Note: you must have write access to the folder!)
  4. After installation simply run TheDarkMod.exe from your installation folder and begin playing!

Linux Installation Instructions

  1. Since there is no 64-bit version of The Dark Mod, on 64-bit systems you also need the 32-bit compatibility libraries installed. On some distributions like SuSE, these are included in the default installation, but on Kubuntu/Ubuntu you need to install the package called ia32-lib and all its dependencies.
  2. Create a folder darkmod in your home directory.
  3. Download the Linux version of the TDM Updater and extract it to your darkmod folder (see below for alternate download locations)
  4. Make tdm_update.linux executable: chmod +x tdm_update.linux
  5. Run the updater, it will connect to our mirrors and download the packages for you.
  6. Start The Dark Mod using the thedarkmod.x86 binary in your darkmod folder.

Mac OS X Installation Instructions

The Dark Mod does not officially support Mac OS X however a forum member has developed a work around using PlayOnMac. You can follow his helpful Forum Post for more information.

Still stuck?

There is a more detailed Installation Guide on our Wiki. If you keep running into problems, check the FAQ on our wiki or post in our forums.


Each of our mirrors contains a copy of the updater. Get it from here: