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#1 Moonbo

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:01 PM

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Announcing the Release of 'Requiem' for The Dark Mod!

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Download the latest version of the Dark Mod here:
http://www.thedarkmo...wnload-the-mod/

Download the mission here:
Mediafire: http://www.mediafire...u89/requiem.pk4
Southquarter: http://www.southquar...ons/requiem.pk4
Fidcal.com: http://www.fidcal.co...ons/requiem.pk4


Create a folder in your Dark Mod install with the path "darkmod/fms/requiem" and place the downloaded .pk4 file inside. When you load up The Dark Mod, the mission will appear on the "New Mission" page.

Requiem can also be found directly using the in-game loader.

Gameplay Notes
While this mission is playable in TDM 1.8, for an optimal experience please download and play in TDM 2.0 (or higher).

Most inventory items in the game can be dropped, so no need to carry them around after they are no longer of any use.

Note that If you use noclip or other console commands while playing, there is a good chance that you will break the intended flow of gameplay.

Credits
Mapping and Readables: Gelo R. Fleisher
Voice Acting: Goldwell
Additional scripting: Obsttorte
Additional textures and assets: Flanders, Sotha, Grayman, Springheel, Bikerdude, Obsttorte
Additional map optimizations: Bikerdude
Testers: Bikerdude, Obsttorte, Gnartsch, AluminumHaste, Baal, nbohr1more, PPoe
Custom Soundtrack: Leonardo Badinella - http://leonardobadinella.com/
Additional Music:
Lee Rosevere - http://freemusicarch...c/Lee_Rosevere/
Marianne Lihannah - http://www.funeralsinger.net/
Vox Vulgaris - http://www.last.fm/music/Vox+Vulgaris/

A note from the author
Hi all. While I've been involved in indie game development for a while now, I'm first and foremost a writer. My most recent project has been a novella that tries to capture the visual feel and tone of the Thief series (you can find the link below). As I was writing, I found myself playing a lot of Thief and Dark Mod fan missions, and got to thinking that maybe I wanted to make one myself, as a companion piece to the book.

When I finished up writing, I had a bit of down time and decided to take the plunge. Having never done any serious mapping before, my plan was to make a small mission that I could bang out in a month or two and call it a day.

Well, as sometimes happens, the project got a little bit bigger than I had planned. Ten months, and lots of elbow grease later, Requiem is finally ready for you to play.

I'd like to thank everyone who helped pitch in to help make Requiem come alive, from those who took the time to answer my many questions on the forums to those who actively contributed to the FM. I especially want to thank Bikerdude who served as my mapping mentor, and Obsttorte whose clever scripts really turned what was in my head into the game that you are playing.

Above all, I want to thank you for downloading and playing Requiem; I hope you enjoy it.

Links of Interest
Author's Blog: http://gfleisher.blogspot.com/
Companion Novella (Amazon): http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B00BYEW02M
Companion Novella (Smashwords): http://www.smashword...oks/view/298956

Edited by Moonbo, 08 October 2013 - 08:34 PM.

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#2 Bikerdude

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:39 PM

Created FM page and added to official mirrors

http://www.thedarkmo...ndetails/?id=76

#3 nbohr1more

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:49 PM

CONGRATS!
Please visit TDM's IndieDB site and help promote the mod:

http://www.indiedb.c...ds/the-dark-mod

(Yeah, shameless promotion... but traffic is traffic folks...)

#4 AluminumHaste

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:54 PM

Created FM page and added to official mirrors

http://www.thedarkmo...ndetails/?id=76


Hey Biker, I added some more mission screens but now the Requiem screenshot is showing as last. Can you remove it and re-upload the first image you uploaded so it goes to the front of the list.

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#5 grayman

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:35 PM

Congratulations, Moonbo!
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#6 skacky

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:11 PM

The song played in the church is mesmerizing. It actually distracted me from thieving and I watched the thing from the rafters. Really awesome.
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#7 Moonbo

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:22 PM

Thanks Skacky :smile:, the idea of that song playing while you were in the rafters was actually the image that inspired me to make the FM. It's by a French composer named Perotin (he worked in Paris in the 1190's) and is called "Beata Viscera". The singer on the version in the FM is Marianne Lihannah, who let me use it for the mission.

Edited by Moonbo, 08 October 2013 - 08:22 PM.

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#8 Serpentine

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:26 PM

Wow this looks great -- Will be my first taste of 2.0 :)

On a side note : Do you prefer one of the retail channels for your novella? I don't read fantasy much, but the sample seems interesting... and well, using TDM for a concept like this is awesome.

#9 Diego

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:28 AM

Well, for me the only thing that keeps this from being the best FM so far is that it's so incredibly difficult! and I played it on easy. But really, fantastic work. :wub:

#10 Goldwell

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 01:59 AM

Moonbo I just had the chance to play the mission. Wow! You are an amazing mapper, level designer, everything! and first off ... spoiler ahead please don't read unless you have played at least half of this fantastic mission
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This mission so far has been so adventurous and fun and the story is amazing you are a really good writer! even when I was reading the scripts you sent me I thought that but to go through all the readables here is just fantastic.

I am thoroughly impressed and I hope that your next mission features less scary elements (i'm a complete pansy when it comes to that :P). Maybe a mansion mission? :D
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#11 Kvorning

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:22 AM

Congratulations on the map! :D

#12 Tr00pertj

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:36 AM

Congratulations Moonbo and those that contributed.

Sounds awesome about to download.

Looks like TheDarkMod.com is down. I can't open the page so I'll have to DL from another link.

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#13 Moonbo

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:11 AM

@Serpentine, I suppose I prefer Amazon, but it's really up to you. Amazon is nice because, like Steam, you can use their cloud reader/kindle app to read things you buy anywhere on any device (and I've made the book DRM-free). Smashwords is nice because it lets you download the book in a variety of formats (pdf, word, etc).

@Diego, thanks. Which parts did you feel were overly difficult? If enough people think the same thing, I can always nerf them in an update (make sure to use spoiler tags though, or just PM me). Note that 2.0 made the AI more tough in general (though there are now more options in the gameplay menu to make the AI forgiving, etc).

@Goldwell, thank you for the kind words, I'm glad you're enjoying the map! Everyone I've talked to really likes the voice acting you did for the FM too.
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#14 zenid

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:08 AM

Congrats on the mission! Definitely one of the best ones I played so far (been playing TDM for years now, but registered only now...to thank you and for a question ;) )

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:25 AM

Hey Zenid,

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But you should walk having internal dignity. Be a wonderful person who can dance pleasantly to the rhythm of the universe.
-Sun Myung Moon


My work blog: gfleisher.blogspot.com

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:00 AM

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#17 SeriousToni

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:09 PM

Walkthrough question:
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Edited by SeriousToni, 09 October 2013 - 02:10 PM.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:14 PM

Hey SeriousToni,

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Let me know if that's not specific enough or its some other spot you're stuck in :-).
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#19 zenid

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:15 PM

Spoiler


#20 SeriousToni

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:37 PM

I'm sorry I really can't find the

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#21 Moonbo

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:43 PM

Ah ok,

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But you should walk having internal dignity. Be a wonderful person who can dance pleasantly to the rhythm of the universe.
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#22 SeriousToni

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 04:46 PM

Moonbo, please forgive me my foolishness, the error was:
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About the mission:

This is probably one of the best, if not the best missions out there for TDM at the moment. While it is a bit hard in difficulty it is so immersive and interesting! There is so much love to detail in each room and many dialogues and readables that expand the story and its background. Wow! Truly, each mission that comes next must mess with this one first.

I am deeply impressed. This guy, Moonbo, should really have a word regarding Crucible of Omens! Maybe he can help out there a bit ;)
"Einen giftigen Trank aus Kräutern und Wurzeln für die närrischen Städter wollen wir brauen." - Text aus einem verlassenen Heidenlager

#23 simplen00b

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:31 PM

Just want to say the rooftop traversing opportunities are fantastic! I've managed to get from the back entrance of the city guard station to the balconies in the cathedral grounds
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and then back into the requiem service without touching the ground. (It isn't easy, but it is possible.)

Also (and it took me a while), I think I have finally got somewhere I really shouldn't have (although Siyah probly got there before me):
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:wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
Frankly, the rest of the mission could be rubbish and I'd still love it for this section alone, but it sounds like it keeps getting better as it goes on...

This guy, Moonbo, should really have a word regarding Crucible of Omens! Maybe he can help out there a bit ;)

I think Moonbo's a bit burnt out from creating this one. Not too surprised really....

#24 Moonbo

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:38 PM

:o, thank you zenid and SeriousToni for you kind words. I'm glad you could enjoy the FM.

@Simplenoob. Haha, I thought I'd done a solid job of blocking all possible spots like that, but it looks like I am defeated :smile:. I'm actually not *too* burned out from the FM, but I've got to get back to writing a bit more, so my next project will probably be another novel...we'll see what the future holds though.

Edited by Moonbo, 09 October 2013 - 05:42 PM.

But you should walk having internal dignity. Be a wonderful person who can dance pleasantly to the rhythm of the universe.
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#25 Loa4ever

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:59 PM

Gratz on the release :), will play it :).




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