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#1 kingsal

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 08:05 PM

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Hello Everyone!

I've been a fan of the TDM community for some time now.  Over the last year or so, I've been chipping away at an FM of my own and it's finally ready for release.

 

Volta and the Stone

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Volta and the Stone is a fairly large Thief-style mission (Lord Bafford's Manor).

It is the first mission of a campaign that follows the Thief and his encounter with an archaic and powerful force.

The campaign will span from robbing noble houses to being hunted by malevolent creatures from beyond the Veil.  

The emphasis is on creating a mood and tone that will hopefully feel familiar to fans of The Dark Mod and the original Thief games.

 

Available through in-game downloader.

Or here (Updated to 1.1)

https://www.dropbox....a_v1_1.pk4?dl=0

 

 

A few notes

  • 2+ hours of gameplay. 
  • Normal difficulty is intended for new players. Hard/ Expert for most of the TDM community
  • EAX is set up, but relatively unsupported.
  • Features lots of custom art/ sounds/ and intro video.

 

If you are stuck or need help:

Please PM me or post spoiler free in this thread. I will make an FAQ with hints as they come up!

 

Thanks: Bikerdude, Oldjim, Taquito, Melan, and Goldwell for beta testing.

Special thanks: to FinalBoss and Tins for early alpha testing.

 

I hope you enjoy it!

 

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Edited by kingsal, 06 June 2016 - 08:49 PM.

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#2 Goldwell

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 08:09 PM

Congrats on the release! This mission is a blast to play :)


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Part 1: A Noble Home (complete rebuild coming soon) | Part 2: New In town


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Lord Edgar's Bathhouse | Lord Edgar's Disappearance | Lord Edgar's Estate
 
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#3 Andrey

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 10:54 PM

Congrats on the release!


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#4 Taquito

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 11:17 PM

Congrats on your first of many releases Kingsal (I hope). There goes my weekend.


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#5 kin

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 12:03 AM

Congratulations Kingsal!

One question: Do i have to unzip the file or use it as it is in FM folder


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#6 Oldjim

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 03:46 AM

change the extension from zip to pk4 and put it in the fms folder



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Posted 27 May 2016 - 04:09 AM

Im at work atm, so can one of the other mods upload this to the mirrors and create the FM entry please..?



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Posted 27 May 2016 - 04:18 AM

This mission is one of my all time favourites - thank you, very well done.


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Posted 27 May 2016 - 07:03 AM

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 07:19 AM

Wow, this is indeed a pleasant reminiscence. Many thanks to those who worked on this. 


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Posted 27 May 2016 - 08:22 AM

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#12 nbohr1more

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 10:43 AM

I had monitor problems last night but I'll try to get this into the mission downloader tonight if Biker or someone else from the team doesn't get to it before me.
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...)

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 12:03 PM

Am home now, so will do the honours.

 

Done.


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#14 Cookie

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 02:42 PM

Wow, so many amazing FMs in the last weeks.

 

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 04:37 PM

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This is utterly jaw-dropping. I heartily agree with the folks at Darkfate who think that Kingsal might be a professional game developer

working under an alias. I wont shout too much about this theory as I don't want Kingsal to get in trouble with his\her company... ;)

 

Bravo!


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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...)

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 06:57 PM

Great mission enjoyed everything! I will have to play again to find some loot I missed and a key I did not find.

 

Thank you and Great Job!! :D

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 08:19 AM

This is really a great mission! Very beautiful and detailed. Only one point (although it might be an error only I experienced): In the bath there was a hole in one wall. Looked like a brush that was not drawn completely to the balkony. Anyway, it was really fun to play this mission!



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Posted 29 May 2016 - 11:12 AM

Finished yesterday, but I want to replay.

 

Your mission it's simply awesome and has an *insane* quality, a real masterpiece, IMHO.

 

I don't know how you did it (more, if this is your first mission), but the graphics, every texture that you placed, are simply artistic, with some sense of beauty that normally I don't feel in other missions.

 

And I like a lot the puzzles, the architecture, how you placed guards, very realistic, incredible gameplay.

 

My congratulation, this is my favourite mission fo the year, you made my day! :-)

 

 Veramente BRAVO complimenti!!!


Edited by Ladro, 29 May 2016 - 11:18 AM.

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#19 Ladro

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 11:15 AM

This is utterly jaw-dropping. I heartily agree with the folks at Darkfate who think that Kingsal might be a professional game developer

working under an alias. I wont shout too much about this theory as I don't want Kingsal to get in trouble with his\her company... ;)

 

Bravo!I

I agree!



#20 Taquito

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 09:09 PM

 TAQUITO'S REVIEW: VOLTA AND THE STONE!

 

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Edited by Taquito, 30 May 2016 - 10:38 AM.

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#21 nbohr1more

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 09:21 PM

Nice post but please encapsulate it in a spoiler Taquito:

 

 
[spoiler]
 
<Awesome review stuff and screens>
 
[/spoiler]
 

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

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

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#22 Taquito

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 10:54 PM

 

Nice post but please encapsulate it in a spoiler Taquito:

 

 

 

Doesn't seem to work. I moved it to the Reviews topic.



#23 kin

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 05:31 AM

how do i use spoiler tags?


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#24 161803398874989

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 07:28 AM

how do i use spoiler tags?

Literally two posts above, mate.


You can call me Phi, Numbers, Digits, Ratio, 16, 1618, or whatever really, as long as it's not Phil.

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 07:46 AM

how do i use spoiler tags?

 

[spoiler ] Ronald mcdonald IS the hamburgler [/spoiler]

 

Just remove the space at the end of the start of the first spoiler bracket and you have

Spoiler


The Accountant Series
Part 1: A Noble Home (complete rebuild coming soon) | Part 2: New In town


Lord Edgar Trilogy
Lord Edgar's Bathhouse | Lord Edgar's Disappearance | Lord Edgar's Estate
 
Stand Alone Missions
Spring Cleaning




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