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The Dark Mod 2.04 update released after a year of fixes

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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:
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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.

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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
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