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December 18th, 2011

A Dark Mod Campaign is in the works!

Announcing The Crucible of Omens, a full-length campaign for The Dark Mod. Playing as the thief and adventurer John Welland Hadley, you will embark on a quest to find a powerful artifact inherited from a shadowy past. The Crucible of Omens spans multiple large missions and is being worked on by many well-known TDM mappers.

See the full announcement and media release here.

Voting for Mod of the Year…Round 2

Thanks to your votes, we’ve made it to the top 100 list at ModDB. There’s now a second round of voting to pick the winner.

Once again, votes from unregistered users only count in case of a tie, so please register for a free account and support The Dark Mod!

TDM’s ModDB page

Vote TDM for “Mod of the Year”

Voting for “Mod of the Year” is now under way at ModDB. Votes from unregistered users only count in case of a tie, so please register for a free account and support The Dark Mod!

TDM’s ModDB page

November 27th, 2011

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

Summary:

- 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

November 12th, 2011


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.