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Fan Mission: Mission of Mercy (by joebarnin) 2018/09/14


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#1 joebarnin

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:15 PM

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Summary
 
A new plague threatens Bridgeport. There are rumors of a cure - let's see if you can find it, and get it to the people who deserve it.
 
Background
 
This is my first released DarkMod mission. Four years ago I created an FM and got it into beta testing. Based on the feedback, I tried to expand it and clean it up at the same time, and it fell apart (I lost focus and got frustrated). So I put modding aside. This time I plan to stick with modding for several reasons, not the least of which is that I have much more free time (I'm recently retired).
 
To ensure that I would actually finish this FM, I kept it short and straightforward. Don't expect anything ground-breaking. (How's that for a soft sell?) 
 
My next FM (already sketched out in my head) will be more ambitious.
 
Download
 
The mission is available here: https://www.dropbox....ehouse.pk4?dl=1. Place the PK4 in your \fms folder. TDM will recognize it as a new mission.
 
Build Time
 
Six months running time. I have no idea how many actual hours I spent.
 
I18n
 
I have not yet done the work required for internationalization.
 
Thanks
 
Many thanks to the numerous beta testers, who really helped me get this mission into shape: Bikerdude, s.urfer, kingsal, Boiler's_hiss, Cambridge Spy, Abusimplea, Judith
 
Bikerdude provided a window light projection texture, as well as instructions so that I (and others) can do it myself in the future.
 
The video series by Springheel and Sotha were helpful and energizing.
 
Thanks to the entire Dark Mod community for building an amazing project.
 
Note
 
This mission has only been tested on TDM 2.06. I have no idea if it works on older versions.
 
Screenshots
 
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#2 grayman

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:19 PM

Congratulations!

 

Getting now.

 

Edit:

 

Finished!

 

Excellent mission. 

 

The only nit I found:

 

Spoiler

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#3 Cambridge Spy

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:53 AM

Here's my playthrough of Mission Of Mercy:

 


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#4 raymeld

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 04:15 AM

Thanks!Needed something new to get into , this little mission should do the trick nicely!
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#5 NeonsStyle

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 12:07 PM

Congratulations on your first mission. :) I'm playing it atm, n it's a very nice mission. I like the design of the warehouse. 

 

Spoiler


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I have an eclectic YouTube channel making videos on a variety of games. Come and have look here:
 
https://www.youtube.com/c/NeonsStyleHD

 

Dark Mod Missions: Briarwood Manor - available here or in game

http://forums.thedar...2017-update-16/

 

 

 


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:12 PM

The key for the chest:

Tipp:

Spoiler

Solution:

Spoiler

 

The switch:

Tipp:

Spoiler

Solution:

Spoiler


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#7 joebarnin

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 04:16 PM

With regards to

Spoiler

Spoiler

 

edit: uses spoiler tags now


Edited by joebarnin, 15 September 2018 - 06:08 PM.


#8 RPGista

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 05:45 PM

Congrats, man. The list of new missions I have to try grows...


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#9 nbohr1more

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 09:40 PM

Sorry for the delay.

 

This is now in the mission repository and on the wiki page.


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

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

#10 lowenz

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 07:02 AM

Nice and well crafted first FM!

 

One question:

Spoiler

 

Ah, found the tip above!


Edited by lowenz, 16 September 2018 - 07:02 AM.

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#11 Marbrien

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 10:03 AM

I'm playing on Expert. I can find no clue to the

 

[spoiler]

 

code for the safe in Room 3.

 

[/spoiler]

 

Found it. I hadn't spotted the

 

[spoiler]

 

readable in the same room!

 

[/spoiler]


Edited by Marbrien, 16 September 2018 - 11:00 AM.


#12 joebarnin

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 10:44 AM

Marbrien - read the book in that room

#13 peispud

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:15 PM

Decent little mission, thank you :-)


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Posted 17 September 2018 - 10:54 AM

Congrats on your first mission! Played it on the weekend and enjoyed it. 

Spoiler

 

Thanks for all your hard work and I look forward to more.


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Posted 22 September 2018 - 11:18 AM

Hello Joe (that is, if this is your real name),

 

Thank you very much for your mission.

 

I have to admit that I have not played through it (till now! I will do it! Word!), but I have checked your design.

 

What to say? Very Thief-like!

 

Your mission is a good example why I started to play the Dark Mod after Eidos Montreal released Thief 4: Guys like you know hot to create a title that feels like "Thief". There are companies who had (and have) the opportunity to follow your example, but they are not able to do so. The reasons for that are open to speculation.

 

I am looking forward to your next mission (after I have played this one! :))

 

Best regards,

JF


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#16 joebarnin

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 04:47 PM

Congrats on your first mission! Played it on the weekend and enjoyed it. 

Spoiler

 
Thanks for all your hard work and I look forward to more.

Thanks for the comments. I saw that issue once before, Ill try to track it down.

#17 joebarnin

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 04:55 PM

Hello Joe (that is, if this is your real name),
 
Thank you very much for your mission.
 
I have to admit that I have not played through it (till now! I will do it! Word!), but I have checked your design.
 
What to say? Very Thief-like!
 
Your mission is a good example why I started to play the Dark Mod after Eidos Montreal released Thief 4: Guys like you know hot to create a title that feels like "Thief". There are companies who had (and have) the opportunity to follow your example, but they are not able to do so. The reasons for that are open to speculation.
 
I am looking forward to your next mission (after I have played this one! :))
 
Best regards,
JF

Thanks! Btw, my name is actually Jeff.

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 05:49 AM

Thanks for this, decent little mission, guards are a bit twitchy but handleable, the only issue I had was

 

Spoiler

 

Very good for a first attempt


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Posted 26 September 2018 - 04:14 PM

Thank you! I was craving a little bit of Thief, started this up, and I really enjoyed this mission. 85 gold shy of max, which is close enough that I might have to go scour even more vigorously with a fine toothed comb, but I'm pleased anyway. Thank you for the mission, but curse you for

Spoiler

I both love that very much and hate that very much at the same time. Love wins, but that is ever so slightly dastardly wicked.


Edited by Shaz, 26 September 2018 - 04:17 PM.

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#20 joebarnin

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 12:18 PM

Thank you! I was craving a little bit of Thief, started this up, and I really enjoyed this mission. 85 gold shy of max, which is close enough that I might have to go scour even more vigorously with a fine toothed comb, but I'm pleased anyway. Thank you for the mission, but curse you for

Spoiler

I both love that very much and hate that very much at the same time. Love wins, but that is ever so slightly dastardly wicked.

Thanks for the comments. Regarding

Spoiler



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Posted 27 September 2018 - 01:22 PM

In response, I'll just say that it could be used to excellent effect to make something both exposed and well hidden. That's why it triggered the love/hate reaction. It's oh so tricky, but if you've read something, and know it has to be there, somewhere- it's perfect like that! 

 

I look forward to more of your missions.  :)



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Posted 08 October 2018 - 07:20 PM

Nice and well crafted first FM!

 

One question:

Spoiler

 

Ah, found the tip above!

 

What library switch?


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 07:23 PM

I'm stuck... How do I get in to room #6? & the book someone mentioned in room 3, I can't find it. Can someone just spoil the safe number?


Edited by acolyte6, 08 October 2018 - 07:42 PM.

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#24 joebarnin

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 08:44 PM

 

What library switch?

Spoiler

Specifically,

Spoiler



#25 joebarnin

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 08:51 PM

I'm stuck... How do I get in to room #6? & the book someone mentioned in room 3, I can't find it. Can someone just spoil the safe number?

Spoiler

Spoiler

Spoiler






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