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The Dark Mod 1.07 released!
To get the update, just run your tdm_update.exe file. The download size for upgrading 1.06 to 1.07 is about 184 MB, a fresh download will be about 2 GB. Note: saved games from previous versions are not compatible with 1.07.
TDM 1.07 has quite some new stuff in it, next to the usual slew of bugfixes there are a lot of improvements to AI and mission localisation. Last but not least, vine arrows make their first public appearance and are now available to mappers. The full changelog can be found on our wiki: http://wiki.thedarkm…new_in_TDM_1.07
- Added fonts for foreign languages like Russian and German.
- Vine Arrows
- AI are noticing ropes
- Improved AI door handling and other behaviour.
- Adjustments to mines
- Improved combat sounds and animations
- Steam users: Fixed FM not staying installed and Saved games not running
It’s hard to describe all the ways our AI are going to become more sophisticated in 1.07, mostly thanks to grayman. AI will now properly notice and comment when suspicious doors are left open. They’ll notice rope arrows left dangling in lit areas, and will come over and look up or down the rope to see if anyone is on it. AI will notice if arrows are left sticking out of things (and will no longer call them “weapons”, or comment casually after getting shot with them).
AI will do a better job of warning each other about suspicious events now too–if an AI sees the player but fails to catch him, he’ll warn all his friends that there is a thief in the area. If he sees a dead body, he’ll start warning people about a murderer. This causes the friends to start patrolling with their weapons out, ready for trouble. All the new interactions make the AI seem even more believable and challenging.
Five contest missions are now available for the Halloween contest! The contenders are: “Dragon’s Claw” by Bikderdude, “House in Blackbog Hollow” by Stumpy, “Samhain Night on Bone Hill” by PranQster, “The Creeps” by Mortem Desino and “A Night to Remember” by Fieldmedic. Be sure to vote for your favourites in our forums!
Wow, it’s been two years already since our first public release, The Dark Mod 1.00! While it wasn’t quite as planned as it seems, let’s celebrate this anniversary by relaunching our new website. Since we’re using a proper CMS now we’re hoping to give you more regular updates on the website too.
On a related note, the team is currently moving towards freezing the TDM 1.07 development branch and go ahead with testing the release package.