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#1 grayman

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:00 PM

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Announcing the release of the first William Steele mission!

Attached File  Steele.jpg   293.79K   71 downloads

Summary

In the North is a mansion heist that takes place outside the town of Braedon, north of Bridgeport. William Steele is an adventurer from Bridgeport who has been away several years, working as a soldier/guard for one Lord Bascombe at his castle in Braedon. Lord Harckoff, a nasty fellow who lives in a renovated Builder church nearby, sees Bascombe as a threat to his shady business, and has put a price on Bascombe's head. Steele decides to visit Harckoff one night to see what he can do to prevent Bascombe's death.

The William Steele Missions

In the North is the first of several Steele missions. Altogether they'll tell a story of corruption, greed, and revenge. At some point, I'll start packaging them as a campaign, in addition to the single missions.

Download

This Mission can be obtained using the in-game loader. Look for WS1: In the North.

Mission Details and Download: http://www.thedarkmo...ndetails/?id=65

Alternate: In the North (Create a folder named "darkmod/fms/ws1_north" and unzip the two files into that folder. WS1: In the North will then appear on TDM's "New Mission" page.)

Build Time

About one year.

Thanks

Thanks to the TDM team for creating a terrific platform for storytelling and stealth gaming.

Thanks to Bikerdude, Springheel, and AluminumHaste for beta testing, especially at a time when we were all busy dealing with the final phase of TDM 1.08.

The Translators (Smallman, Overmann, and Sengu) are hard at work on translations for various languages, so thanks go out to them as well. Localized versions will be available after they're completed and tested.

And thanks to YOU for playing!

Known Issues

This is a large non-linear mission. To ease the burden on slower systems, consider shutting doors behind you as you go.

If you experience low frame rates, please consult the Performance Tweaks page on the Wiki.

Performance Tweaks

For very low end PCs I recommend the following settings:
  • V-sync is off
  • AA is off
  • Aniso is 4x or lower
  • Advanced settings are simple/default
  • Post processing is disabled
Anyone having performance issues with TDM missions can put the following cvars into their Darkmod.cfg file. This will improve the framerate and stutter/chop when in-game, but may increase loading times a little.

image_usePrecompressedTextures "1"
image_useNormalCompression "2"
image_useAllFormats "1"
image_useCompression "1"
image_preload "1"

Important

This mission requires TDM 1.08 or later.

Repeat after me: "Read and explore, Read and explore".

Most Importantly, Enjoy!

Screenshots

Attached File  hall.jpg   270.7K   132 downloads

Attached File  kitchen.jpg   238.49K   132 downloads

WS2: Home Again

Steele's story continues with Home Again, which you can find here.

Edited by grayman, 12 February 2014 - 06:38 PM.
added download link


#2 AluminumHaste

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:08 PM

Woot playing now.

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#3 demagogue

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:07 AM

Cool. Congrats on the release grayman. I had a premonition about it, and here it is. B)
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:02 AM

Congrats!! You're really putting me between two chairs here: Finishing Dishonored or playing your FM... :)

#5 Bikerdude

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:04 AM

On a personal note I have to say this is a stunning piece of art by Gman, this is by way and a far the best mission for the darkmod I have ever had the distinct pleasure of playing. I won't be surprised if this becomes most people's favourite TDM mission of all time. The bar has been raised again!

@Gman, I have posted this over on TTlg for you.

#6 ECHELON

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:50 AM

I've translated it, now is time to play it. :D

#7 Melan

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:33 AM

I am not even attempting this on my laptop. On wednesday when I get home, though... :wub:
Come the time of peril, did the ground gape, and did the dead rest unquiet 'gainst us. Our bands of iron and hammers of stone prevailed not, and some did doubt the Builder's plan. But the seals held strong, and the few did triumph, and the doubters were lain into the foundations of the new sanctum. -- Collected letters of the Smith-in-Exile, Civitas Approved

#8 Bikerdude

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:01 AM

View PostMelan, on 21 October 2012 - 05:33 AM, said:

I am not even attempting this on my laptop. On wednesday when I get home, though.
Most of the map should be playable, but yes if you want the premium experience then yes, wait till you get home.

#9 Ladro

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:24 AM

View PostBikerdude, on 21 October 2012 - 04:04 AM, said:

On a personal note I have to say this is a stunning piece of art by Gman, this is by way and a far the best mission for the darkmod I have ever had the distinct pleasure of playing. I won't be surprised if this becomes most people's favourite TDM mission of all time. The bar has been raised again!

@Gman, I have posted this over on TTlg for you.

WOW!

I can't wait to play!

(pity i still cannot play right the new TDM 1.08 on my linux box, but I'll solve this, and this mission will be an incentive!)

#10 New Horizon

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:46 AM

Also available on the ingame downloader now.

#11 Oldjim

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:33 PM

Installed but error when trying to play - this may well be my system - see http://forums.thedar...oblem-with-108/

PROBLEM SOLVED - my Doom 3 installation had become corrupted

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Edited by Oldjim, 21 October 2012 - 03:30 PM.


#12 lost_soul

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:52 PM

I look forward to playing this tonight when I get home. FYI though the screenies at the top weren't shown to me until I logged in. Not sure if that is intentional though.
License Agreement: Before you can play the game you bought, you must sign up for 6 online profiles. This way we can gather all kinds of usage data about you whether you like it or not, sell your personal information, or just lose control of it to hackers when our database gets compromised some day. Although you purchased that game, nothing is really yours and we will revoke your right to play it whenever we feel like doing so.

#13 AluminumHaste

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:55 PM

View Postlost_soul, on 21 October 2012 - 01:52 PM, said:

I look forward to playing this tonight when I get home. FYI though the screenies at the top weren't shown to me until I logged in. Not sure if that is intentional though.

Pretty sure that's normal forum behaviour, most forums won't let you see hosted images or download hosted files unless you have an account.

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#14 Bikerdude

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:49 PM

View PostOldjim, on 21 October 2012 - 01:33 PM, said:

Installed but error when trying to play - this may well be my system - see http://forums.thedar...oblem-with-108/
Someone will belong Jim, to help you out.

#15 Springheel

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:01 PM

This is the kind of mission I was hoping I would get to play when I first started working on TDM. :)
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:21 PM

Shit, and I'm gonna be back on my good computer in 2 weeks time... SHIT.

#17 Springheel

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:45 PM

Here's part of the text I sent grayman after I finished playing the beta-test version of this map:

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I have to say that the entire reason I started working on the mod was a selfish desire to play missions like this one. It was incredibly rich and satisfying on several levels. It has the visual beauty of the best of Biker's missions along with gameplay that rivals Sotha's, and a level of immersion and "reality" that I haven't yet seen in any other mission. The moments of discovery, of truly feeling like you're somewhere you're not supposed to be, and of piecing together the lives of the characters around you, are all exceptional.

This mission is going to blow people's socks off, and the idea that it's the beginning of an extended story makes it all the more exciting.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:50 PM

Couldn't agree more. Just to give you some idea of what we're talking about during beta testing I played this mission through 8 times now. And when I get home I'm going to play it again.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:25 PM

just finished this mission, took me almost two hours under the highest difficulty level

very atmospheric indeed

I'm looking forward to see your next mission

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#20 grayman

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:30 PM

View PostObsttorte, on 21 October 2012 - 04:25 PM, said:

Spoiler

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#21 Bikerdude

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:23 PM

See one vote of average on the poll, I can only guess the person is a non-native English speaking person to have voted as such...

#22 Bikerdude

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:25 PM

View PostAluminumHaste, on 21 October 2012 - 03:50 PM, said:

Couldn't agree more. Just to give you some idea of what we're talking about during beta testing I played this mission through 8 times now. And when I get home I'm going to play it again.
Yes I two never play a mission all the way through more than 1-2 times, even beta testing. But I'm going round a friends house during the week to play this on his 42" 1080p TV :D

#23 grayman

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:28 PM

View PostBikerdude, on 21 October 2012 - 05:25 PM, said:

Yes I two never play a mission all the way through more than 1-2 times, even beta testing. But I'm going round a friends house during the week to play this on his 42" 1080p TV :D

jealous

#24 Bikerdude

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:07 PM

View Postgrayman, on 21 October 2012 - 05:28 PM, said:

jealous
Dont me, I myself only have am old skewl 36" CRT that can manage 800* 600 natively. I have an old HD4870 in the media pc, but I imagine down scaling from 1080p to 600p would look a bit naff.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:25 PM

Well....

Probably going to re-install Doom 3 now.

Can't get this mission to start:

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Edited by nbohr1more, 21 October 2012 - 08:26 PM.

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