Support us on Patreon to keep GamingOnLinux alive. This ensures all of our main content remains free for everyone with no article paywalls. Just good, fresh content! Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal, Liberapay or Buy us a Coffee. You can also buy games using our partner links for GOG and Humble Store.

The Dark Mod 2.04 update released after a year of fixes

By - | Views: 6,793
The Dark Mod is a completely free first-person stealth game inspired by Thief. The game had a big release recently and we totally missed it.

You can see a preview of the changes here:
YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

Key changes
- The AI searching for you has been improved, so you have to wait around less.
- The AI will notice dropped weapons
- A new grid-based inventory option
- Picking up items off tables is a lot easier without bashing everything else
- Breakable items now work more as expected, with less memory leaking
- Better looking glass
- Improved loading times
- A nicer installer
- And more!

See the full release announcement here.

For those that don't know, some parts of the game are open source. See the license file for more details.

Thanks for pointing out we missed it Hammad! Article taken from
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.

Swiftpaw 31 Aug, 2016
Someone with even the tiniest bit of scripting experience could certainly improve the installation instructions currently there so that creating a folder is not manually required, among several other silly things. Hopefully this new installer has made it all much simpler now, will give it a try.

Last edited by Swiftpaw on 31 August 2016 at 9:40 pm UTC
Swiftpaw 31 Aug, 2016
They have improved things by putting it into a zip file, but they forgot to set the executable bit on the installer inside it. The installer also doesn't bother asking you for what folder you want to install to, nor does it open any window at all and instead you have to run it from the terminal.

I tried running it and the moment I went to the settings screen and changed one setting the game crashed and threw me back to a 640x480 desktop. Wonderful... :/

So further improvements could be made.
Nezchan 1 Sep, 2016
Last time I tried installing this, it gave me a black screen that I had trouble getting out of. Sound worked fine, though. I'll have to give the new version a go, see if it's any better.

Edit: It's not any better. one monitor goes black, the other is forced into a low resolution. I hear sound, but that's it. Alt-F2 doesn't get me out of it, requiring a reboot to get out of the damn thing. The forums don't appear to have a search function, which makes trying to find any information frustrating at best.

Edit 2: Going into Darkmod.cfg and switching fullscreen to "0" fixed it, although I can't change where the window is on the screen. Turning fullscreen on again in the menu works, except then it moves to the other monitor (where I don't want it) and turns off the left one entirely, forcing me to go into settings, turn it back on, rearrange my monitors and taskbar once I'm done. Not acceptable at all to me. It's also apparently impossible to alt-tab out of the TDM window, nor alt-drag to move the window so it's not obscured by my left-hand menu. Shoddy work on this aspect of the game all around and gives a really bad first impression.

Last edited by Nezchan on 1 September 2016 at 3:31 pm UTC
manero666 1 Sep, 2016
I just tried this and it works fine!

The installation process worked out of the box, it's not the most automatized one but it works with just few commands
morgancoxuk 1 Sep, 2016
Swiftpaw, its not that they forgot to set the executable bit, its the fact that you cannot retain Linux file permissions inside a .ZIP file.... You can with .tar .gunzip, etc
Swiftpaw 1 Sep, 2016
Quoting: morgancoxukSwiftpaw, its not that they forgot to set the executable bit, its the fact that you cannot retain Linux file permissions inside a .ZIP file.... You can with .tar .gunzip, etc

Works fine for me. Just tested zipping up an executable file and then extracting it to another location and the bit is still flipped. Either way though, sure, can be a bzipped tarball too, whichever.

Last edited by Swiftpaw on 1 September 2016 at 3:31 pm UTC
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Patreon, Liberapay or PayPal Donation.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone with no article paywalls. We also don't have tons of adverts, there's also no tracking and we respect your privacy. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
The comments on this article are closed.
Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams