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  1. Why have I been so quiet for the last several months ? I am slowly developing my series of missions again. I will prefer the individual release model, I might release at least one mission before the year is out. A smaller affair, but with some added verticality.
    7 points
  2. Encouraging news: I have finished the rough structure of my first FM. It's a single-building style mission, a small mission, but hopefully it'll prove interesting. Now comes the hard work of sprucing up and furnishing the interiors of the thing, finalising the texture work, populating the FM and all that good stuff concerning patrol routes, loot placement, environmental effects, and the like. It's been good fun so far, though I'm well aware there's still a lot of effort ahead of me. For those interested, this historical structure provided the initial inspiration for the FM's setting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kõpu_Lighthouse
    5 points
  3. With my workload finally decreasing and having to stay at home far longer than I planned for this spring, I think I'll try to find more time for TDM as well. For the time being, I want to work on those audio projects.
    4 points
  4. I just dreamed that I was on a Dark Tranquility concert and then the vocalist took me out of the massive crowd on the stage just to leave it with me and the band together. We went to the back stage where they showed me a game they were developing with the crowd outside waiting for the next song. Then we went out for dinner and ice skating in an abandoned mall. lol
    3 points
  5. Moddb article for 2.10 is up: https://www.moddb.com/mods/the-dark-mod/news/the-darkmod-210-is-here I will be extending it with more details soon!
    3 points
  6. Woo!! 2.10 Beta "Release Candidate" ( 210-07 ) is out: https://forums.thedarkmod.com/index.php?/topic/21198-beta-testing-210/ It wont be long now ...
    3 points
  7. Sorry for the delay. The 2.09b Hotfix is now up at Moddb https://www.moddb.com/mods/the-dark-mod/downloads/the-dark-mod-209-full
    3 points
  8. Some of you who've been on the TDM discord know I was out of work last Winter, just putting in hrs for the developer portfolio. Currently I've been working a seasonal job to pay the bills and now I'm finally in my last week before I get bumped off. Things will be tight but I'm planning a long off period to make as much content as I can. Big plans in Unreal Engine as well as my most ambitious TDM collab yet! Never been so excited to be a stuck at home to pursue my life's work. With a lotta time and maybe some luck, I'm hoping to get enough art work done that I may start applying around to studios.
    3 points
  9. This weekend I've had a unique opportunity to compare not two, and not even three, but four 2-1 transformers 2016 HP Spectre 13 2017 HP Envy 15 2019 Yoga 720-15 2020 LG Gram 13 Among other things I tested sustained 3D performance with TDM. TL;DR Intel Iris does not make sense in 15W chips (well, it did not on 14nm) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ujhtjCu477khi6LeeztGt_1sX2YC6LI-kUgk3lpLaMI/edit?usp=sharing
    3 points
  10. It is so satisfying developing a habit to have an everyday time window for mapping. Waking up early before work just to lay in a "bed" with mouse and keyboard on both sides, lazily adding detail after detail to the map, listening to some ambient rain, storm, wind or blizzard sound to cut off anything around. I wonder if I will manage to finish it for Halloween, but tempo is promising. And waking up being excited how I will suprise myself this day is great!
    3 points
  11. I'm starting to think we need another mapping contest.
    2 points
  12. Oh look the status updates are back!
    2 points
  13. I like house-cleaning and taking out the trash.
    2 points
  14. I still play classic Doom (albeit with user-made mods and maps rather than the original campaign) on a regular basis. A game from the early 90's which has still got a healthy following in 2022. Pretty amazing.
    2 points
  15. Happy Birthday to me! I've already got a birthday gift, although indirectly, from @Airship Ballet, thanks lil' lady, you're great!
    2 points
  16. This is a status update.
    2 points
  17. Finished Deathloop yesterday. My verdict: Arkane Studios showing off once again that they are one of the best in game design: Pick the timeloop mystery adventure mechanics of Outer Wilds and remix them, add "Dark Souls"-like invasions in the form that other players can play your antagonist Juliana, and wrap it all in 60s-stylized first person shooter with abilities and upgrades, and an interesting story to unravel. This culminates in such a unique gameplay experience that "Deathloop" would have deserved Game of the Year 2021 WAY more than "It Takes Two". Especially the invasions add so much tension to your playthroughs, it is absolutely exhilarating. That is, unless your opponent lags incredibly, which sadly happens quite often. Combine this with the performance issues many players experienced, and you know why the game did not win game of the year. It is really sad to see technical issues hinder such a masterpiece of a game from doing well. The only criticism I have with respect to gameplay is that the first shot of any weapon is apparently always 100% accurate, which enables you to headshot enemies hundreds of meters away using your submachine gun, but other than that the gun play is on point. All in all, just 9/10 due to technical issues.
    2 points
  18. Do we want fur in TDM? Like https://duzenko.github.io/webgl/
    2 points
  19. Congratulations to Wellingtoncrab! Winner of the Christmas Connections Contest !
    2 points
  20. Woohoo! My third mission is released!
    2 points
  21. Congratulations on the 2.10 release, friends! All of you who worked on it deserve a reward--What am I saying? Many rewards! And many well-deserved vacations too. I especially love the faster loading times, this is something that has been bugging me since Thief 1, but back then I had an HDD, now I have an SSD and no matter if I save or load, the mission is huge or not, TDM is just incredibly fast, never had I have to spend more than 50 seconds anymore!
    2 points
  22. I finally got around to play Prey and I truly loved it. It is an incredible homage to System Shock and Deus Ex. While the gameplay is not en par with those two titles, the game makes up for that with its well written lore and story. The whole "world" just feells so authentic and it features a ton of really god environmental story-telling. Recommended for every immersive sim fan, i.e., everyone on this forum.
    2 points
  23. To any core team members and senior devs: If you're willing to provide voice acting supervision/QC for the following audio project for the core game, please let me know. We need a supervisor from among the core team, preferably one who's worked with audio and contributing voice actors before, to get this project properly completed. Any sustained help with providing quality control minded feedback to the VA (not just technical things, but performance feedback) is deeply appreciated. It's been a while since the core game received any new VA, and this is one particular old gap that could be filled with a completed side-project like this one.
    2 points
  24. Shadow Creepr of TTLG.com has provided samples for what might become our female player voice set: Emphasis on might, as this is still in development.
    2 points
  25. Wow, so many "likes" in just a few days. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.
    2 points
  26. It's funny how perception changes over the years. I've been replaying Bioshock in its Remastered version, and I'm surprised how bad the level design actually is. It's just a series of abstract corridor mazes that you can't really map out in your head. There's nothing that would ground them in any kind of reality, fictional or otherwise, no sense of place people could live in. It's almost like Wolfenstein 3d with cool art deco assets.
    1 point
  27. Anyone here played Inscryption? At first, I was like "no, I am not going to play a stupid card game", but this game is so much more than that. It is so meta, full of 4th wall breaks, and feels so damn spooky and weird because of it. Absolutely recommended, if you can stand the visuals. I recommend not reading up too much on it, as that could easily spoil half the incredible surprises. Just know that what you see in the beginning is by far not everything.
    1 point
  28. Keep on Creeping on...
    1 point
  29. Found something nice on netflix. Arcane - league of legends. A combination of 3d world using 2d effects and steampunk.
    1 point
  30. Deathloop – what a mess of a game. I'd love to see a post-mortem on it some day. I hope Arkane is doing okay though.
    1 point
  31. Please, can we finally group the missions by year in the game menu?
    1 point
  32. My guinea pig is cuter than your guinea pig https://i.imgur.com/r5VIdr0.jpeg
    1 point
  33. McCain Western Fries taste best when heated in the air fryer at 180 degrees Celsius for 17 minutes.
    1 point
  34. Fiddling around with a new tdm-in-webbrowser project: boxedwine 32bit and emscripten.
    1 point
  35. Every day is just like the 4 Non Blondes song. What IS going on?
    1 point
  36. Hello there. I have read from the TDM Moddb page detailing that you are the author of the "Faster loading times". For that, I want to give you my utmost respect and my thanks. Loading times are something I absolutely hate, I can't even bear to wait 10 seconds for a game to load, but I just have to deal with it. Thankfully, you have made it absolutely bearable now! Again, thank you very much for such a great feature, I dare say that 2.10 is absolutely worth it just for the fast loading times than the rest, but I don't want to belittle the others, the volumetric light and lighting improvements are also fantastic! Since I know curiosity will kill me, I might as well ask you something... Is it possible to give this enhancement to other games? If not, at least Doom 3 itself?
    1 point
  37. Ping! I intend to complete voting tallies on March 18th if possible. Please try out the missions and vote if you can:
    1 point
  38. I find it alarming that 5 missions with 2.10-only elements take 15% of space among all 158 released missions.
    1 point
  39. The final solution for low-end GPUs: r_skibSubviews 1 r_skipInteractions 1 r_shadows 0 r_ambientMinLevel 0.6 tdm_lg_interleave 0 If you don't get 60 fps after this then either your CPU is really slow or it's a map bug EDIT. tdm_lg_interleave is probably not required since r_skibSubviews supersedes it.
    1 point
  40. We are taking our son on his very first holiday trip to see the sea for the first time. Will be back in a week.
    1 point
  41. When I was a young man my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. As I grew older I was amazed at how much the old man had learned in such a short time.
    1 point
  42. Status updates are back so it is also a good time to return to contests! https://forums.thedarkmod.com/index.php?/topic/21095-christmas-connections-contest-2021
    1 point
  43. Status can't get more epic than that
    1 point
  44. I'm doing some major archiving and updating on our wiki and the Thief wiki. It should be completed soon enough. I would also like to ask a question: The author "Digi", who made the TDM FM "Poets and Peasants", is Digital Nightfall from TTLG.com ? Or is he a completely different author ? Thanks in advance.
    1 point
  45. Incredible update for V. 2.09, thanks to all involved!
    1 point
  46. Did you know all new Radeon cards now require at least an 8-pin power supply line? I was looking for a replacement for my desktop RX 570 and originally wanted an AMD card to test TDM on. Now I have to resort to buying an Nvidia because none of my 3 PSU's has an 8 pin output. I'm full Nvidia now.
    1 point
  47. When you're planning out your objectives and realize you want to add no less than 12 side missions... ?
    1 point
  48. Making content for TDM with dual monitor setup is awesome! ? Modeling and prototyping materials is much faster without alt-tabbing every 30 seconds or so
    1 point
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