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  1. The Black Mage ============================================================= Title: The Black Mage Filename: black_mage.pk4 Authors: Grayman, Jack Farmer Testers: datiswous, joebarnin, Shadow, Amadeus, madtaffer, wesp5 Release date: 24.12.2021 (Version 1) - 05.03.2022 (version 2) Version: 2 (available via in game downloader) ============================================================= Grayman - Mapping, scripting & text for briefing video JackFarmer - Additional mapping & scripting, drafts for readables, conversations and in game comments Amadeus - Revision & editing of all readables, conversations and in game comments Dragofer, joebarnin, datiswous - Troubleshooting ============================================================= Voice Talents (in alphabetical order): AndrosTheOxen - Worried father / Counsel Lester Morlan (fincancial advisor to the lord) Bikerdude - Sami "Sausage" McNulty (the castle's chef) BoyLag - Percy Lockhard (the castle's chronicler) Goldchocobo - Robert (the son of the worried father) / Colton (a fallen Builder) Jedi_Wannabe - Friend of the worried father / Bennett (a fallen Builder) Malasdair - Lt. Godric (chief security officer) New Horizon - Lord Ewan Davenport (the Black Mage) Purgator - The Thief ============================================================= Paintings: New paintings provided by OGDA Grayman avatar painting created by Zerg Rush ============================================================= Assets: New kitchen equipment models provided by STRUNK ============================================================= Geometry: Selected cave architecture orginally created by Bikerdude & Dram for "Blackheart Manor" and later modified for "The Gatehouse" (rearranged with the orignal authors approval) ============================================================= Sound: Wind_rusting trees sound (main menu) taken from freesound.org produced by funwithsound "Madrigal" (briefing video) performed by Anthony Holborne Pub audience sound (briefing video) taken from freesound.org produced by yap-audio-production Footsteps sound (briefing video) taken from freesound.org produced by Nox_Sound Stand up from chair sound (briefing video) taken from freesound.org produced by kupp2 Tape-deck-startup sound (phonogram recording) taken from freesound.org produced by soundjoao Short metal scrape sound (phonogram recording) taken from freesound.org produced by Timbre Chains sound (phonogram recording) taken from freesound.org produced by arnaud-coutancier All other new ambient and sound fx recorded and produced by JackFarmer sometimes with altered sound effects/ambient sounds orginally produced by Gigagooga ============================================================= Video: Story board and sound arrangement by JackFarmer Briefing video produced by SirSmokeALot ============================================================= Known bugs: If you quicksave too soon after killing a fire elemental (within 4-5 seconds), the quickload crashes. (2.09 and 2.10) ============================================================= Production notes: Graymans's son gave this work in progress to the Dark Mod community according to grayman's will in June 2021. After discussions with Dragofer, I overtook this mission in June 2021 and started working on it in September 2021. Since I didn't know what else Grayman had planned, I made up my own story from the end of the briefing. The voice actors did an incredible job. Everyone I asked immediately agreed to complete this work of Grayman. This has now led to a fabulous eight voice actors taking part in this mission - from England, Ireland, Canada and the USA. ============================================================== Let's raise our glasses in Grayman's honor. Otherwise I wish you all happy holidays. Take care of yourself, your loved ones, and all of your friends.
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  2. HAZARD PAY 1.5 [ TDM 2.10 REQUIRED] AUTHOR'S NOTE ================================ Hello! Its been a while since I’ve released something so I figured I'd join the Connections Competition and make a stand-alone adventure to try out the new 2.10 features. ================================ DESCRIPTION ================================ This is a medium size mission with an emphasis on adventure and stealth combat. !!! WARNING !!! I recommend NORMAL if you're looking to cruise and HARD / EXPERT if you're looking to sweat a little. EXPERT uses a prototype save room mechanic and is very tough. ================================ PLAY IT ================================ Requires TDM 2.10 DOWNLOAD HAZARD 1.5 ================================ PLAYTHROUGH ================================ Courtesy of Filizitas Part 1 Part2 Part3 ================================ CREDITS: VOCALS courtesy of the very talented : Goldwell, Mortem Desino, and Yandros. TESTING by the diligent and awesome : Amadeus, Epifire, Goldwell, Mike_A, and Moonbo ADDITIONAL SCRIPTING provided by the very talented Dragofer ADDITIONAL AUDIO by the masterful Goldwell PLAYTHROUGH by Filizitas
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  3. We are proud to announce the release of The Dark Mod 2.10! The Dark Mod 2.10 comes with considerable improvements to loading times as well as a slew of new visual and gameplay features for mappers to experiment with, such as volumetric lighting ("god rays") and more advanced security cameras! Many of these new features are prominently on display in the six new missions released for the 2.10 Connections Contest that are now officially available in the mission downloader! A full changelog can be viewed here, but some highlights include: PLAYERS Loading Times Considerable effort has gone into streamlining how textures are loaded, making more effective use of multiple CPU cores, and removing artificial delays. This even includes new handwritten algorithms for normalmap compression and mipmap generation so that TDM no longer relies on graphics card drivers. Performance Improvements As part of ongoing performance improvements, soft stencil shadows with anti-alising will be faster to render. Object Handling Afraid to grab a candle near a sleeping guard? Handling objects will now produce less noise, or none at all if holding down the "creep" button. You can also now control how far an item is thrown based on how long you hold down the "throw" button. Lastly, dragging unconscious bodies should feel better now (even if rats did their best to spoil the fun a little). Main Menu Interactions Tooltips have been added for many of the items found in the settings menu: a long-awaited feature! We've also reorganized the procedure for switching between missions to make it more intuitive for newcomers. Window / Input Changes The Linux build now relies on the GLFW library to create windows and handle the keyboard & mouse (thread), eliminating many of the issues with OS integration on Linux. On the Windows side, some minor changes were made to fullscreen/borderless modes. MAPPERS Entity limit is no more! What was once the bane of TDM's most ambitious mappers, the entity limit has now been raised eight-fold to 65,536. No longer will mappers need to spend long hours merging entities. Compilation Times To complement the faster loading times, compilation times have been brought down too. Optimizations were made all over the dmap code, adding new algorithms and data structures to improve both speed and precision. Advanced Security Cameras Security cameras have been reworked from the ground up with the aim of bringing them to the same level of polish as TDM's AIs, both in stealth gameplay and customizability. Most importantly, security cameras in new FMs will track the player or AIs and react to bodies. Wiki Volumetric Lights ("God Rays") Unlike adding fake translucent geometry around lights, volumetric lights automatically match their source light, including light volume geometry, projection & falloff textures, and even shadows. Note that shadowcasting currently only works in "shadow maps" mode. Wiki Xray Screens Xrays are a Doom 3 feature that has been reintroduced to TDM and developed further. The screens are able to change the appearance of entities seen through them, even making them appear or disappear if desired. Look out for them in future Inventor's Guild or magical-themed FMs. Wiki Subtitles Subtitles can now be assigned to sound files and have been added to the pre-bundled mission "Tears of St. Lucia". Note that we did not consider localization of subtitles yet. Wiki Tracking Secrets Secrets are now easy to designate, with no custom scripts required. They'll also be shown on the mission statistics screen at the end of the mission if the FM uses the new system. Wiki Main Menu GUI Customisation Mappers can change much of the main menu from a single purpose-built "customisation" .gui file instead of having to replace core files. You can find more details in guis/mainmenu_custom_defs.gui inside tdm_gui01.pk4. Since several missions had to be updated to this new system, their customisations will no longer work in 2.09 or earlier versions. Location Diagnostics During dmap Location overlaps should now be much easier to find and fix thanks to new console output and pointfiles created during compilation. Image Formats As a compact alternative to TGA for uncompressed images, PNG images can now be used in materials. Note that loading PNG images may be slower than TGA. DDS images can now be used in image programs, although doing so is discouraged because of the additional quality loss due to compression. New Script Events The mapper's scripting repertoire has been expanded by new script events for dealing with vectors and bounds, setting solidity, detecting surface type via trace, and reading more properties about entities and the player, such as "notarget" or the calibrated light gem value. ASSETS Fancy Wooden Furniture A whole new suite of fancy wooden furniture pieces including prefabs has been contributed by Wellingtoncrab. They can be viewed in the release thread. Automaton AI The semi-robotic AIs from Sotha's Ulysses mission have been added to the core mod, together with new prefabs for cosmetic recharging stations to include in patrol routes as well as a camera screen showing what the automaton sees. PROGRAMMING Tracy Profiling TDM's rudimentary GL profiling has been replaced with the Tracy profiler, which has its own cool viewer. It has already greatly helped the TDM development team in their optimization efforts. Mission Database The mission database has been moved to an SVN repository which automatically synchronizes all mirrors and makes backup copies of old versions of missions. More Technical Stuff A generic hash table has been added. "Clear" in the idlib method now works as most programmers expect and unit test integration has been improved. To update, simply run the tdm_installer.exe file in your darkmod folder. Note that tdm_update.exe is no longer supported, but you can download the new installer from the Downloads page if you don't have it yet. Please be aware that old saved games will not be compatible with 2.10, so finish any missions you might be in the middle of first!
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  4. I had that plaque made for him and a few other team members for their massive contributions over the years. He sent me a PM thanking me for it, and I could tell from his response that he really did appreciate it. I'm so very glad that he kept it all these years, that makes me feel a little better, he really did deserve so much more. Same goes to the rest of you that got those plaques, I hope you know you are appreciated, even when discussions turned negative or heated. EDIT: Found it
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  5. IMPORTANT It is highly recommended that you play with shadow maps turned on to get full use of the new volumetric lights in 2.10. Go into Settings -> Video -> Advanced -> "Shadows Implementation" set to "Maps". Additionally it is recommended that you play with EFX and HRTF turned on. Go into Settings -> Audio -> Turn "OpenAL EFX" & "OpenAL HRTF" set both to "On". Author note Noble Affairs features a brand new female protagonist named Clara who comes with a new female voice set. Originally this mission was meant for the connection contest which is why you will notice a lot of references to Kingsal's Volta universe. Due to time constraints this mission was not entered into the contest and instead I decided to release this as a standalone mission. This mission takes place after the events of Volta 1: The Stone but before the events of Shadows of Northdale Act 1. This mission is dedicated to Grayman, may he rest in peace! - Goldwell. A big thank you first up to Epifire for his very helpful advice and putting in some really hard effort and creating some amazing custom models! Please check out his art station page: https://www.artstation.com/epifire I wanted to thank Amadeus, Dragofer, Epifire, Kingsal & Skacky for helping out by providing custom models, readable/text improvements and also general mapping advice. You guys have been incredibly helpful, thank you! I also want to thank my A-Star beta team who helped to squash many bugs: Amadeus, Epifire, Kingsal, Moonbo, Nbohr1more, Random_Taffer & Skacky. And I wanted to thank the fantastic vocal cast: Clara - Joy Hayward Shop keeper - Andrew Bartmess Produce Merchant - Epifire Citywatch guard - Random_Taffer I wanted to thank someone who often doesn't get enough love and that's Greebo who works very hard to create the tools that myself and all other mappers use. Dark Radiant is a fantastic application which is always finding new ways to innovate and improve the mapping experience. Without the work you put in Greebo there would be a lot less missions made, so thank you! Thank you to the Cryo Chamber label for granting permission to use their music throughout the mission. Please check them out at: https://cryochamber.bandcamp.com Thank you to Michael Ghelfi for his audio ambient tracks. You can find more of his work at: https://www.youtube.com/user/MichaelGhelfi And if you wish to support him he also has a patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/MichaelGhelfi And finally thank you to you, the player for playing my missions and providing all the wonderful support and feedback over the years! DOWNLOAD HERE (Requires 2.10) Version 1.2 File Size: 465mb
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  6. As some of you may know, I've been building up my dev portfolio in preparation for launching into professional Environment Modeling. Goldwell was kind enough to offer me a collaboration in an all new seaside location, which in turn granted me something neat to showcase. The goal was to create a larger area using all models to attempt something unique and visually compelling. This is a combination of high resolution sculpts in Zbrush + more traditional hard surface modeling in Maya, & textured in Substance Painter. Cape Aniva was also a huge inspiration for the lighthouse design. Very excited for the final playable version but till then, we've got some teaser shots for ya'll!
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  7. ============== -= IRIS =- ============== WELLINGTONCRAB TDM v 2.10 REQ Ver. 1.11 *For Maureen* -=- "Carry the light of the Builder, Brother. Unto its end." -Valediction of the Devoted "What year is this? Am I dreaming?" -Plea of the Thief Dear Iris, I am old and broken. When we were young it felt like the words came easily. Now I find the ink has long dried on the pen and I'm as wanting for words as coin in my purse. I can tell we are nearing the end of the tale; time enough for one more job before the curtain call... ============== -Installation- Download and place the following .pk4 into you FMs directory: Iris Download ============== *Thank you for playing. Iris is a large mission which can either take as quickly or as long as you are compelled to play. I hope someone out there enjoys it and this initial release is not completely busted - I tried the best I could!* *Iris both is and isn't what it seems. If commenting please use spoiler tags where appropriate. If you are not certain if it would be appropriate a good assumption would be to use a spoiler tag* ============== WITH LASTING GRATITUDE: OBSTORTTE - Whose gameplay scripts from his thread laid the foundation which made the mission seem like something I could even pull off at all. Also fantastic tutorial videos! DRAGOFER - Who built upon that foundation and made it shine even brighter! And whom also provided immeasurable quantities of help and encouragement the past couple years on the TDM discord. ORBWEAVER & GIGAGOOGA - For generously offering their ambient music up for use. EPIFIRE - Who lent me his fine trash and trash receptacle models. AMADEUS - Who was the first person who wasn't me to play the damn thing and provided his excellent editorial services to improving the readers experience playing TESTERS AND TROUBLESHOOTERS: AMADEUS * DATISWOUS * SPOOKS * ALUMINUMHASTE * JAXA * JACKFARMER * WESP5 * ATE0ATE * MADTAFFER * STGATILOV * DRAGOFER * KINGSAL - What can I possibly say? Playing this thing over and over again could not have been easy. Deepest thanks and all apologies. -=THANKS TO ALL ON THE TDM DISCORD AND FORUM=- ==SEE README.TXT FOR ADDITIONAL ATTRIBUTIONS & INFORMATION== HONORABLE MENTION: GOLDWELL - If I hadn't by chance stumbled into Northdale back in 2018/2019 I would probably still be trying to get this thing to work in TDS, which means it probably would not exist - though more details on that in readme. ============== Boring Technical Information: *This mission makes use of volumetric lighting in several scenes. While optional if you wish to see this feature enable the "maps" lighting model and I recommend you also disable image sharpening. If you do not like the effect or are concerned about performance use stencil shadows* *Iris is a performance intensive mission and I recommend a GTX 1060 or equivalent. I find the performance similar to other demanding TDM missions on my machine, but mileage may vary and my apologies if this prevents anyone from enjoying the mission.* *Iris heavily modifies the behavior of AI in the game, how they relate/respond to each other and the player. So they may act even stranger than they do typically in TDM. Feedback on this is useful - as it can potentially be improved and expanded upon in future patches.* -=- This is my first release and it has been a long time coming! If I forgot anything please let me know! God Speed. 2.10 Features Used:
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  8. DarkRadiant 2.13.0 is ready for download. A lot of fixes and improvements made it into this release. Several point files can be selected for display now. DarkRadiant is now capable of comparing maps, both in differential A vs. B comparisons as well as three-way merge scenarios (when both maps share the same ancestor). Windows and Mac Downloads are available on Github: https://github.com/codereader/DarkRadiant/releases/tag/2.13.0 and of course linked from the website https://www.darkradiant.net Thanks go out to all who helped testing this release! Please report any bugs or feature requests here in these forums, following these guidelines: Bugs (including steps for reproduction) can go directly on the tracker. When unsure about a bug/issue, feel free to ask. If you run into a crash, please record a crashdump: Crashdump Instructions Feature requests should be suggested (and possibly discussed) here in these forums before they may be added to the tracker. Changes since 2.12.0 Feature: Ability to choose from several different pointfiles Feature: Aspect ratio preserving Fit Texture option Feature: ModelSelector: add ability to rescan folders without having to reload all models Feature: Add "Show Material Definition" to ShaderSelector tree views Feature: Paste material-header to surface from clipboard with hotkey. Feature: A way to display editor_usage in the Entity Inspector window Feature: Selection by coords Feature: Three-Way and Differential Map Merge Feature: Map Comparison/Diffing Feature: Git Version Control Integration Plugin Improvement: Show axis when 'R'otating entities Improvement: Improve workflow for adjusting light brightnesses Improvement: Map Loading Performance Improvements Improvement: Refresh entity inspector when reloading defs Improvement: Increase maximum zoom level of 2D views Improvement: "Choose entity..." button for all def_ spawnargs Improvement: CTRL + MMB in orthoview: place camera at height of most recent selection Improvement: Added Documentation for Layer Script Interface Improvement: "Shift textures randomly" shifts all selected faces by the same amount Fixed: Problems with particle preview obstructing the view Fixed: Cannot view or copy from built-in Filters Fixed: Auto-save is slow when animation or particle viewer is playing Fixed: Non uniform light volume scaling not working Fixed: BC5 normal maps cannot be loaded Fixed: Copying a particle in the Particle Editor creates an ___editor list entry which can lead to crashes Fixed: Create Entity window no longer remembers the previous item Fixed: Model exporter: no model is exported if folder path doesn't exist yet Fixed: Non power of 2 textures show up black in Fixed: 'Change game/project' fails to save if a decent-sized .map was loaded Fixed: Reload Defs is messing up the entityDefs Fixed: Crash when using Reloading Defs after placing an Entity Fixed: Entity & Speaker windows don't remember their size Fixed: Restore non-uniform scaling for texture browser. Fixed: Some ASE models do not load Fixed: Prefabs importing miles away Fixed: Path entites rotate 15 degrees, each time when dragged. Fixed: Crash when activating GameConnection Feature "update entities on every change" Fixed: Model previewer not displaying ASE or LWO models Fixed: Crash when selecting an MD5 model in "Create Model..." menu Fixed: Crash when activating the Material Editor in Doom3 game config The list of changes can be found on the our bugtracker changelog. Have fun mapping!
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  9. Thought I'd post some teaser shots for CoS 0: To Catch a Thief. Still WIP of course, but I'm thinking release before the end of the year. It's going to take place just east of where CoS 2 was set, and a few months earlier.
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  10. An encounter with some rather unsavoury types is taking shape...
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  11. I'm dropping my next standalone mission next week. And I wanted to give everyone a little teaser of what's to come by showing off my new briefing video. In it you'll hear a brand new voiced protagonist which is quite a bit different to the norm The mission was supposed to be featured in the Connections Contest but due to real life constraints I was not able to make the contest deadline. Because it was originally a connections contest mission you'll notice some references to the Volta universe (I was given permission by Kingsal to do so of course). With the extra time, I have spent it polishing and finishing up the mission which is now in beta and almost already to be released.
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  12. Thought I'd share what I've been working on lately. While my mapping days are behind me, TDM still is still an inspiration for many of the fantasy illustrations I do in my free time. Here's a few that should look somewhat familiar:
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  13. Paying the Bills: 0 - Moving Day You've just heard a sweet tip. Get to work before the window of opportunity closes. Download Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hMqw99FgTk5jkezPnI1aaU2xX_gJ8fwo?usp=sharing Credits Assets: Amadeus - the Golden Lute STRUNK - new kitchen assets as well as fireflies & bats Alpha Testers: Amadeus, Baby Genius, Bienie, dragofer, Epifire, Jack Farmer, joebarnin, kingsal, NeonsStyle, Rotary Racer, The Dark One Beta Testers: Cambridge Spy, Shadow, Abusimplea, JackFarmer, thebigh, wesp5, Amadeus, kingsal, s.urfer, joebarnin, grayman, nbohr1more, prjames, AluminumHaste, Dragofer, datiswous, stgatilov, duzenko, Goldwell, Wellingtoncrab, If I forgot anyone PLEASE LET ME KNOW Notes - TDM 2.10 Beta 5 or later is REQUIRED to play this mission. - This is my first FM and took me roughly 4 years and 1000+ hours. I had originally planned a city map for my first FM, I even had an over-arching story set across 4 missions, but I decided to whip up a prequel to use as my "training-wheels protocol" for DarkRadiant before I move on to my magnum opus, hence why this one is #0. Subsequent entries will be on a micro scale compared to this map. - This FM implements the func_peek mechanic, allowing players to peek through any door that has a keyhole on it by leaning forward. PLEASE NOTE: This function has been known to cause crashes for a small number of players in the past, likely due to using the 32-bit version of TDM. At no point in this mission is it required to use the func_peek mechanic; it is purely optional, so feel free not to use it. - There are spiders - Suggestive themes/references - DISCLAIMER: This is a BIG mission by TDM standards, and has a lot of wide outdoor areas; performance may vary greatly. - Lots of plans for future updates, many ideas still left on paper. Download Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hMqw99FgTk5jkezPnI1aaU2xX_gJ8fwo?usp=sharing (drop the folder into darkmod/fms) Many thanks, have fun!
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  14. Background Eastbound is a FM created for the Christmas Connections contest. Although it was not ready in time to meet the contest deadline, its original inspiration is still present. This FM will be the first in a series following the Thieves' Guild member and protagonist Samuel Wilson in the events following a heist gone wrong. What will now be the second mission in the series was already nearing beta testing when the contest was announced (and it already featured a few "connections" of its own), so this presented an opportunity to fill in the backstory even more. Credits The TDM core team for all the hard work they do creating all the features, assets, scripts, and tools that we can all use in our FMs YOH and others for the custom sounds Everything else within the FM was created by me or modified from either stock or CC0 assets Special thanks to nbohr1more for organizing the contest Special thanks to thebigh and Wellingtoncrab for their valuable feedback during alpha testing All the beta testers, whose efforts led to many fixes, playability improvements, and general polish: Acolytesix, Cambridge Spy, datiswous, nbohr1more, prjames, thebigh, Shadow, Wellingtoncrab, wesp5 Technical stuff This FM requires TDM 2.10 or newer as it makes use of some of the latest features. The mission will look its best if you have shadow maps enabled instead of stencil shadows (Settings / Video / Advanced, Shadows Implementation = Maps). The mission will sound its best if you have EFX enabled (Settings / Audio, OpenAL EFX = On). Screenshots
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  15. In pursuit of a long-sought secret, the key to life everlasting lies deep within the recesses of an ancient athenaeum. Dragofer, Bikerdude, and I proudly present our FM for the Christmas Connections Contest titled "Written in Stone." Notes - TDM 2.10 Beta 5 or later is REQUIRED to play this mission. However, it is recommended to play using 2.10 Beta 6. You can get the latest version here. - This FM is a sequel to The Elixir. While it is not vital to play that before playing Written in Stone, there are some story connections. - This FM may be more hardware intensive than normal. LOD settings can be set below "Normal" to improve performance on low-end machines by disabling certain features. - Various areas will look better with shadow maps enabled at the possible expense of performance. - This FM implements the func_peek mechanic, allowing players to peek through any door that has a keyhole on it by leaning forward. PLEASE NOTE: This function has been known to cause crashes for a small number of players in the past, likely due to using the 32-bit version of TDM. At no point in this mission is it required to use the func_peek mechanic; it is purely optional, so feel free not to use it. As an entry in the 2.10 Christmas Connections Contest, the new features and assets used by this FM are: Download Version 1.1 This FM is available for download here: Google Drive OneDrive Simply place the written.pk4 into your darkmod/fms folder and you're ready to go! Promotional Screenshots Credits A big thanks goes out to Wellingtoncrab for making a beautiful city map, Narrator for their wonderful voice work, nbohr1more for creating the original story premise as well as a few readables, Goldwell for animating the introduction to our briefing video and Duzenko for making certain glasses work as well as they do! A huge thank you also goes out to our beta testers: Goldwell, Wellingtoncrab, Kingsal, noodles, Krilmar, Garrett(Monolyth-42) ate0ate, and Mike_A. Thank you all very much for your keen eye to detail and great insights! Asset Credits Kingsal's Killer Assets Wellingtoncrab's Wonderful Furniture and Book Skins ***PLAYERS BEWARE*** SPOILERS lurk in the depths below. We strongly recommend playing this FM first so you don't spoil the fun for yourself!
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  16. YOU TAFFERS! Happy new year! Deadeye is a small/tiny assassination mission recommended for TDM newcomers and veterans alike. Briefing: Download link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JWslTAC3Ai9kkl1VCvJb14ZlVxWMmkUj/view?usp=sharing Enjoy! EDIT: I promised to someone to write something about the design of the map. This is in spoiler tags below. Possibly useful to new mappers or players interested in developer commentary.
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  17. I have made cake, can someone come and help me convert it to TDM. I want to make more assets that tdm and delightfyl can share.
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  18. Dear mappers, please be aware of this decorative light option introduced in upcoming 2.10 It aims to highlight the light volume and produces something like the existing fog particle with the intended effect of better speed and arguably better visuals It looks like this in game The test map we have been testing recently is courtesy of Bikerdude: download To enable this effect you will need to mark your light material with the volumetricLight keyword, like this lights/test_mansion01_window04_vol { description "volumetricLight for mansion01 window04" volumetricLight { map lights/mansion01_window04 colored zeroClamp } } Volumetric lights use projection and falloff textures to generate the volumetric effect. With shadow maps on, they also take shadows in the account. There's also an optional parameter after volumetricLight that toggles max speed vs decent look mode. Credits: @peter_spy for the original test map and direction @Bikerdude for great support during the reintroduction effort this year @stgatilov for taking the implementation on a completely different quality level @all for being cool and awesome
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  19. tHe bLAck MaGE If my recollection is correct, Grayman posted a few shots of this WIP (from the outside) back in 2017 or 2018. I've added one larger and two smaller new areas and decorated the remaining rooms similar to Grayman's style (that is, I tried to do so). Here a few shots from the rooms/areas in question: It took me ca. four weeks to finish all of this. Since most of the other essential tasks (efx, ambient sound) had already been set up by Grayman, I can already start with gameplay/puzzles, readables and dialogues. His text briefing will be translated (without changes!) into a briefing video with voice actors. Based on this introduction, I have created a number of (mostly manic) additional characters, all of which will appear in dialogues or via phonograms in the game. This mission will not be a sad bow to Grayman. On the contrary, building on his story abstract, the entire mission shall become a humorous experience, not too difficult to play, as everyone should have the opportunity to complete one of his last creations. I can only hope Grayman would have liked it.
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  20. A little study in metals: copper, silver, gold. Tried to use as much as I know from the PBR workflow.
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  21. Angling along alleyways, gliding among gamblers, fleecing the financiers, and lip-locking the ladies... Here's the prequel to the earlier-released "Away 1: Air Pocket". That was a bite-sized nautical adventure, but this, the back story, is a full-featured offering. Version 2 (V2) Now Available (2022/03/24). Also BONUS illustrated document: Making of Away 0's Video Cutscenes Why Version 2? V2, built under TDM 2.10, is primarily a spit-and-polish release with little impact on the storyline. While a few of the many changes will be obvious to someone doing a re-visit, most are minor improvements. Also, you can now replay cutscenes without needing a workaround. For more, see the Release Notes. Probably you should wait until after you've played the game at least once to check the docs below out, to avoid getting too many hints. if you get stumped, the Maintenance Guide may be helpful, or the forum thread here. Additional Documents, Available Here and Within the .pk4 These are also included within the .pk4 in the /supplementals/docs/ folder: Away 0 V2 Credits & Acknowledgements.docx Now crediting those with suggestions about V1 Away 0 V2 Maintenance Guide.docx Includes information for potential translators Away 0 Use of Historic Paintings.docx Unchanged from V1 Additional Documents, Available Here Only Away 0 V2 Release Notes - Changes from V1 Release.docx Of most interest to folks giving feedback on V1 BONUS (and NSFW): Making of Away 0's Video Cutscenes.docx Alternative Downloads It is recommended to simply use your installed TDM's mission downloader menu to get this FM (now V2). But if you want to bother with a manual install, here's a link to fetch it: away0.pk4 Version 2 While Version 2 is dmap'd under 2.10, it should still work under 2.09; there are no 2.10-only features used. If you run into problems under 2.09, you can reinstall the old version from here (for a while): away0.pk4 Version 1 (original). Does not includes the Dec 16 2021 patch for then-upcoming TDM 2.10
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  22. After several months of hard (although very enjoyable) work, I’m proud to announce the release of my first FM - “Cole Hurst 1: Eaton”. Mission description In the northern town of Eaton, Lord Mayor Zelmer is hosting a lavish party at his luxurious estate to celebrate Eaton's establishment... The city's elite, a famous musician and even the Queen will be partaking in tonight's festivities. Screenshots Download “Cole Hurst 1: Eaton” should already be available for download in the game, but you can also grab a copy of version 1.0 from here. To install this copy, simply place the downloaded file named “ch1_eaton.pk4” in your “[the dark mod]/fms/” folder. Notes I would say this FM could primarily be considered a “traditional mansion heist” mission. These were by far my favorite type of Thief 1/2 levels which I have very fond memories of playing through as a child. I suppose this is my humble attempt to create something vaguely similar... I have tried my best to make the story, the readables and the conversations as interesting as I could and so I really do hope that some of you will find it enjoyable. The mission features: I already have some relatively concrete ideas for a follow-on mission in mind, so hopefully I will have time to continue my mapping efforts soon(ish) :) Contributions I have been overwhelmed by the amount of people interested in helping me with this mission. A huge thanks to each and every one of you! Story Kelly Hrupa Voice actors: twhalen2600 (AKA @Benny_the_guard) Kelly Hrupa Testers: @Acolytesix- brisk puzzle solver @duzenko - the man with the admin tools @JackFarmer - objective wrangler @Shadow - a certified spider-monkey who refuse to stay caged @Cambridge Spy - an eagle-eyed book-worm @wesp5 - eager candle-snuffer @madtaffer – readability advisor @prjames - spider assassin @suzy8track – book magician @datiswous – destroyer of crates I would also like to say a special thanks to @Dragofer who has been very helpful with debugging and general advice in cases where I had absolutely no idea what to do. @duzenko has also been very responsive to any game-related bugs that I’ve encountered during the beta phase and also thanks to @nbohr1more for handling this release for me. As I am completely new to mapping in general, I also found @Springheel‘s wonderful TDM New Mappers Workshop extremely helpful when I was first getting started, so thank you very much for creating it. Known bugs/issues While this mission has spent quite some time in beta testing, I’m sure that some of you will discover shortcomings that my wonderful beta testers and I have overlooked. In that case, please do get in touch and I will make sure to address it (to the best of my abilities) in a future update. There are unfortunately also a few (primarily cosmetic) things that I have been unable to solve – at least for this release: The small church model used in Gatwick square has low-resolution textures applied Some picture frames do not match the original frame after being stolen Strange looking shadows on the greenhouses in the garden Visible vertical lines on some interior walls Various gaps/holes in some of the models that I have chosen to use The female mansion lobby guard occasionally sound like a dude
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  23. Good evening everyone, I hope this is the correct section. I'm writing and posting this just to say THANK YOU for this beautiful game, thank you so much. I'll say a lot of obvious things that all of you know much better than me, but I can't understate what I feel about this. The Dark Mod is far beyond what I believed to be the limits of free software/open source and community driven game development. Sure, there are massive (and successful) open source projects out there, the Linux kernel itself, and a lot of great gaming related stuff, but nothing in free/open videogame development (in my knowledge) seems comparable to this. A free, open immersive simulator (basically a new Thief) based on evolved id Tech 4 technology, seems far too good to be true, but it's done and it's real. And it's evolving and growing! I can't even start to comprehend how much work, passion and love had to be put into this, both engine/tools side and art/mission creation side, especially with a complex and advanced technology like id Tech 4. And I'm so impressed by the advances in engine technology and by the sheer amount of high quality art and missions, when I think about this I shake... I loved and enjoyed a great number of missions (still have to play most of the older ones), got (almost) lost in giant parts of the City, and experimented some of the most beautiful emotions I ever felt playing videogames. There are so many beautiful missions and campaigns out there, Shadow of Northdale, William Steele, The Painter's Wife, Penny Dreadful and many more, so many that I can't name all of them right now. I always was that guy that played Doom and Quake I/III, then another videogame (like Stalker), then return to Doom and Quake and their community works, repeat for n times...but at some time the videogame in the middle of the process was the first Dishonored and its DLCs and after that I was ready for understanding and loving TDM, which I started to play about two years ago. Now TDM is, in pratice, the only game I play and it's free and open source, and so good that's crazy. So, really, a huge thank you to everyone involved and a huge "wow" to programmers, artists, mission authors, and all the others. Can't say "thank you" enough. P.S. Not to mention that right now I'm in quarantine, isolated in a room with covid, so TDM basically saved my mental health and let me feel some freedom :) and so finally I've found the time to write this, I wanted to do this for a while.
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  24. For my contest mission I decided to make a small estate/city mission because i'm creatively bankrupt very original! It's short and sweet but hopefully will be a fun mission too! Additionally I'm happy to report that the building aspect of Shadows of Northdale Act 3 is done! So now I am in the process of polishing, bug fixing, tidying the mission up and then rolling it out to my beta testers for more bug fixing. I am always terrible with ETA's but I will say it is very close to release! I will be posting the briefing video in here once we start wrapping up the beta testing.
    14 points
  25. Here's the DR 2.14.0pre2 build for every interested mapper to test. This release focused on DarkRadiant's texturing abilities, the Texture Tool and some of the Surface Inspector algorithms have been completely rewritten. A new model importer UI has been added with the ability to convert FBX models into a format compatible to the game (it can also convert LWO, ASE and OBJ models). The EntityInspector can now deal with more than one selected entities, showing the shared key values in the list. Copy/Paste Textures across angled faces: Texture Tool Rotate Tool (use "R" hotkey to switch) Surface Inspector Harmonise Scale / Linked Scaling Surface Inspector Normalise EntityInspector Multi-Selection Support For more things that have changed or fixed, see the list below. Download Windows Portable x64: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-wqcqnlz8KOYpts-ap8x313yVaiQm87l/view?usp=sharing Download Windows Installer x64: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-pSE-517B7Y-T3-VonNv4zLzUMgr-fXt/view?usp=sharing Linux folks need to compile this stuff from source, instructions for various distributions are on the wiki. If you happen to run into a crash, please record a crashdump: How to record a crashdump Changes since 2.13.0 can be seen on the Bugtracker changelog, here's the summary: #5746: Feature: Texture Tool Improvements #5776: Feature: Texture Tool: Add Manipulation Panel to shift/scale/rotate selection #5613: Feature: Show shared keyvalues when multiple entities are selected #5738: Feature: Texture Browser Filter: match multiple words (using 'AND' logic) #5728: Feature: Skin Chooser shows materials of the model #5774: Feature: Surface Inspector: Add buttons to harmonise Horizontal and Vertical scale values #5771: Feature: Improved pasting textures to angled faces sharing an edge #5753: Feature: XY view zoom is centered at cursor #5748: Feature: Texture Tool: Constrain operations to axes by holding down Shift #5128: Feature: Texture Tools: rotate function #5731: Feature: Texture Tool: UI contrast #5721: Feature: Model Conversion UI #5722: Feature: Add FBX model importer #5712: Feature: add IQM format support into lib/picomodel #5705: Improvement: "Replace Selection with exported Model" preserves spawnargs #5659: Improvement: automatically reload exported models #5745: Improvement: Search function: don't start searching while still typing #5791: Improvement: MediaBrowser toolbar: clear filter text when texture is selected through MMB or Texture Browser #5788: Improvement: Merge "Create player start" and "Move player start" options #5785: Improvement: Patch Texture Rotation should take aspect ratio into account #5733: Improvement: Texture Tool: use aspect ratio of material #5740: Improvement: Step-rotating textures through the Surface Inspector should be using the center as pivot #5775: Improvement: Surface Inspector: Option to change horizontal and vertical scale values proportionally #5633: Improvement: Apply textures to surfaces using "normalized" scaling. #5547: Improvement: Normalise button brings texture coordinates closer to 0,0 #2272: Improvement: Prevent Texture Tool "face jump" on rescaling textures #5735: Improvement: Move modifier hints out of the status bar #5767: Improvement: Flip Texture: Prevent huge face UV coordinate translations #5752: Improvement: Double click on list elements should auto-close dialogs #5749: Improvement: Texture Tool: Select items by clicking the UV space they cover #5750: Improvement: Texture Tool: Grid lines are getting too dense when zooming out a lot #5732: Improvement: Texture Tool: intercept keystrokes for grid resizing & snap to grid #5734: Tweak: Surface Inspector vertical shift / vertical scale arrows #5706: Tweak: Surface Inspector's minimum width is too large #5741: Improvement: Model Exporter: warn if Output Format and extension in File Path don't match #5711: Improvement: Change Quake3 map exporter to write "legacy" brush syntax #5710: Fixed: Q3 Legacy BrushDef parser sometime produce some wrong texture rotation #5687: Fixed: "Replace Selection with exported Model" assigns result to Default layer #5408: Fixed: All scene graphs connect to the same undo system, causing interference #5790: Fixed: Remove Floating Layout #5783: Fixed: EntityInspector allows to set an entity's name to an empty value #5723: Fixed: modelDefs folder starts expanded after changing selection #5736: Fixed: Particle Editor: wireframe does not render #4584: Fixed: Drag-select while in texture tool window gets stuck. #5770: Fixed: Some brushes change shape or disappear when rotated or duplicated #5747: Fixed: Texture Tool: drag operation doesn't capture the mouse #5754: Fixed: Ctrl-S does not work when focus is on inputs #5729: Fixed: Autosave filename unhelpfully overwrites 'save copy as' filename #5725: Fixed: Merge Maps: can't hide changed entities/primitives #5708: Fixed: Merge Maps: can't center orthoview/camera on changed entities #5709: Fixed: Merge Maps UI remains if DR is closed while a merge is in progress #5707: Fixed: Merge Maps: "Details" text doesn't use full width of window #5704: Fixed: Brushes colour schemes not saving #5702: Fixed: Fit Texture fields do not allow values below 1.0 #5713: Fixed: PatchDefExporter: do not write trailing white space after shader name #5717: Fixed: LWO2 Model Exporter doesn't write vertex colours #5588: Coding: Separate UI-related and core module interface headers #5780: Coding: Remove IDialogManager references from Map module #5778: Coding: Solution / Build Dependencies Update Changes since 2.14.0pre1 #5810: Fixed: Objective components not correctly renumbered after removing a component #5801: Fixed: Applying a skin to a model entity no longer works under 2.14pre1 #5813: Fixed: Spawnarg types and tooltips not reliably inherited in entityDefs #5814: Feature: Spawnarg type icon not shown for inherited properties #5808: Fixed: Crash when saving map or prefab without a file extension #5807: Fixed: Texture Tool crashes when creating a new brush #5797: Fixed: "Texture tool" grid cannot decrease under 1 #5799: Fixed: Texture Tool: dragged vertices snap to grid even though it's switched off #5800: Fixed: Sound chooser not pre-selecting the inherited value of snd_* keys of an entity #5794: Fixed: User Guide (Local) doesn't work #5792: XY View zooming behaviour improved (if not fixed) Refresh icons for axis flip buttons Separate SurfaceInspector scale rows from other property rows Restore GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR texture filtering Thanks for testing, as always!
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  26. These area's are not fully finished with optimization, but they are running quite fine with just basic visportaling for now. I've also adjusted the architecture to help with optimization. That way the the engine is not drawing anything past certain heavy areas with high density.
    14 points
  27. You're right, it does look quite epic!
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  28. DarkRadiant 2.14.0 is ready for download. This release focused on DarkRadiant's texturing abilities, the Texture Tool and some of the Surface Inspector algorithms have been completely rewritten. A new model importer UI has been added with the ability to convert FBX models into a format compatible to the game (it can also convert LWO, ASE and OBJ models). The EntityInspector can now deal with more than one selected entities, showing the shared key values in the list. Copy/Paste Textures across angled faces: Texture Tool Rotate Tool (use "R" hotkey to switch) Surface Inspector Harmonise Scale / Linked Scaling Surface Inspector Normalise EntityInspector Multi-Selection Support For more things that have changed or fixed, see the list below. Windows and Mac Downloads are available on Github: https://github.com/codereader/DarkRadiant/releases/tag/2.14.0 and of course linked from the website https://www.darkradiant.net Thanks go out to all who helped testing this release! Please report any bugs or feature requests here in these forums, following these guidelines: Bugs (including steps for reproduction) can go directly on the tracker. When unsure about a bug/issue, feel free to ask. If you run into a crash, please record a crashdump: Crashdump Instructions Feature requests should be suggested (and possibly discussed) here in these forums before they may be added to the tracker. Changes since 2.13.0 Feature: Texture Tool Improvements Feature: Texture Tool: Add Manipulation Panel to shift/scale/rotate selection Feature: Show shared keyvalues when multiple entities are selected Feature: Texture Browser Filter: match multiple words (using 'AND' logic) Feature: Skin Chooser shows materials of the model Feature: Surface Inspector: Add buttons to harmonise Horizontal and Vertical scale values Feature: Improved pasting textures to angled faces sharing an edge Feature: XY view zoom is centered at cursor Feature: Texture Tool: Constrain operations to axes by holding down Shift Feature: Texture Tools: rotate function Feature: Texture Tool: UI contrast Feature: Model Conversion UI Feature: Add FBX model importer Feature: add IQM format support into lib/picomodel Feature: Spawnarg type icon not shown for inherited properties Improvement: New Game Connection GUI Improvement: "Replace Selection with exported Model" preserves spawnargs Improvement: automatically reload exported models Improvement: Search function: don't start searching while still typing Improvement: MediaBrowser toolbar: clear filter text when texture is selected through MMB or Texture Browser Improvement: Merge "Create player start" and "Move player start" options Improvement: Patch Texture Rotation should take aspect ratio into account Improvement: Texture Tool: use aspect ratio of material Improvement: Step-rotating textures through the Surface Inspector should be using the center as pivot Improvement: Surface Inspector: Option to change horizontal and vertical scale values proportionally Improvement: Apply textures to surfaces using "normalized" scaling. Improvement: Normalise button brings texture coordinates closer to 0,0 Improvement: Prevent Texture Tool "face jump" on rescaling textures Improvement: Move modifier hints out of the status bar Improvement: Flip Texture: Prevent huge face UV coordinate translations Improvement: Double click on list elements should auto-close dialogs Improvement: Texture Tool: Select items by clicking the UV space they cover Improvement: Texture Tool: Grid lines are getting too dense when zooming out a lot Improvement: Texture Tool: intercept keystrokes for grid resizing & snap to grid Improvement: Model Exporter: warn if Output Format and extension in File Path don't match Improvement: Change Quake3 map exporter to write "legacy" brush syntax Fixed: Q3 Legacy BrushDef parser sometime produce some wrong texture rotation Fixed: "Replace Selection with exported Model" assigns result to Default layer Fixed: All scene graphs connect to the same undo system, causing interference Fixed: Remove Floating Layout Fixed: EntityInspector allows to set an entity's name to an empty value Fixed: modelDefs folder starts expanded after changing selection Fixed: Particle Editor: wireframe does not render Fixed: Drag-select while in texture tool window gets stuck. Fixed: Some brushes change shape or disappear when rotated or duplicated Fixed: Texture Tool: drag operation doesn't capture the mouse Fixed: Ctrl-S does not work when focus is on inputs Fixed: Autosave filename unhelpfully overwrites 'save copy as' filename Fixed: Merge Maps: can't hide changed entities/primitives Fixed: Merge Maps: can't center orthoview/camera on changed entities Fixed: Merge Maps UI remains if DR is closed while a merge is in progress Fixed: Merge Maps: "Details" text doesn't use full width of window Fixed: Brushes colour schemes not saving Fixed: Fit Texture fields do not allow values below 1.0 Fixed: PatchDefExporter: do not write trailing white space after shader name Fixed: LWO2 Model Exporter doesn't write vertex colours Fixed: Objective components not correctly renumbered after removing a component Fixed: Applying a skin to a model entity no longer works under 2.14pre1 Fixed: Spawnarg types and tooltips not reliably inherited in entityDefs Fixed: Crash when saving map or prefab without a file extension Fixed: Texture Tool crashes when creating a new brush Fixed: "Texture tool" grid cannot decrease under 1 Fixed: Texture Tool: dragged vertices snap to grid even though it's switched off Fixed: Sound chooser not pre-selecting the inherited value of snd_* keys of an entity Fixed: User Guide (Local) doesn't work Fixed: Restore GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR texture filtering Fixed: Objective components not correctly renumbered after removing a component Tweak: Surface Inspector vertical shift / vertical scale arrows Tweak: Surface Inspector's minimum width is too large The list of changes can be found on the our bugtracker changelog. Have fun mapping!
    13 points
  29. I am really hoping to use the occasion to "encourage" me to finish this WIP in time, but admittedly not quite sure I will make it. Will definitely make use of that added pressure though!
    13 points
  30. A little "No Honor Among Thieves" v4 preview. Not too revealing. See if you can spot the new texture I created...
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  31. Just one sneak peak from mine for the time being.
    13 points
  32. A virulent and deadly illness afflicts the children of Bridgeport. One brilliant but greedy physician can treat the disease, for an extortionate fee. Burgle his house for the cure your daughter needs. Hello sneaksies! I'm happy to announce my new mission. A sequel to my first map, The Factory Heist, this is a smallish mansion heist that's turned out to be somewhat tricky, and I hope you enjoy uncovering the house's hidden secret! Promotional pictures here. Big thanks to my beta testers: datiswous, madtaffer, acolytesix, and wellingtoncrab. Without their input the level would be an unbalanced mess. V1.01 available in the mission downloader.
    12 points
  33. Hello all! It has been too long since a contest has been organized so this is an overdue proclamation. Part 1: The theme of this contest is "connections". This means that the mission must in someway relate to the story or characters of another existing TDM mission. For example, you could create a mission that creates a side story that connects a Thomas Porter series mission to a mission in the Penny Dreadful series. You could also create a mission that tells the story of what happened to a side character in a Thomas Porter mission before the events of a subsequent Thomas Porter mission. If you are the author of a mission series, you are free to create another entry in your existing series but are encouraged to somehow connect that new mission to a different author's series. If you are not the author of the series, it will be up to you to decide how strongly you describe or imply that your mission is connected to the series. Feel free to make branch stories of the main TDM campaign missions or be more adventurous and branch out from a unique gem like Blackgrove Manor. If you do intend to strongly associate your connected mission to a mission not created by the TDM team or Crucible Team, it may be best to reach out to the original author of the mission for approval or guidance. You are only free to create "official sequel" missions for a series if you either created that series or have approval from it's author. For example, should you decide to create a new Chronicles of Skullduggery mission and call it "COS 4: Sneaky Snacks" chances are that Bienie would not approve of this unofficial sequel and we could not host it or allow it to compete. It is safer if instead you create a mission that tells your own story but incorporates location names, characters, and story elements from an existing mission. Further, when incorporating these elements they should remain largely untouched. You can have your character discuss where Thomas Porter was going (etc) but you should not change Mr Porter's sexual orientation or conjure some story about his desire to quit his adventures to become a hot-air balloon operator. ( Unless the author Sotha approves of your fanciful divergent version of Mr Porter ) More "safe" ways to "connect" your mission to an existing mission: A story book (readable) that tells a fable version of what happened in a different mission. A character who hates the protagonist of a different mission for some reason. A character who has visited a town from another mission. The "connection" attribute will add to the "story score" and will be voted on. ( Ranging from 1 added perfect vote to 5 added perfect votes biasing the average. ) Part 2: 2.10 OPTIONAL Dev Build Bonuses To help promote the 2.10 beta process and encourage more testing, additional points will be added for using features from the latest TDM versions. This will be a risk \ reward scenario since cutting edge features may need to be changed or even removed by the final 2.10 release. We will work hard to ensure that features that are critical to the design of these missions are maintained and improved but we may not be able to guarantee 2.10 beta features will be considered stable for production. Mission authors are free to release a two versions of their mission ( 2.10 and 2.09, or 2.10 and 2.07 etc ) if they want to allow players who don't want to use TDM 2.10 beta ( Dev builds ) to play their mission. This isn't just a 2.10 initiative, you can see below that we are also awarding authors who use features from 2.07 to 2.09 as well. The newer the feature, the greater the reward. The reward for using a new 2.10 graphic or game-play feature will be 6 perfect votes added to your voting average. The reward for using a new 2.10 asset ( texture, model, sound, etc) will be 2 perfect votes added to your voting average. The reward for using a new 2.09 feature will be 5 perfect votes added to your voting average The reward for using a new 2.09 asset will be 2 perfect vote added to your voting average The reward for using a new 2.08 feature will be 4 perfect votes added to your voting average The reward for using a new 2.08 asset will be 2 perfect vote added to your voting average The reward for using a new 2.07 feature or asset will be 2 perfect votes added to your voting average These points will be averaged into either the graphics or game-play section of voting depending on what you add. I will attempt to identify what features are being used but will kindly ask that authors declare which features are being used in their submission thread. Standard Contest Scoring: Total Points = (gameplay * 3) + (Appearance * 2) + (Story \ Theme * 1) Max Possible = Total Votes * 5 (Outstanding) Category Score (%) = Category Points /Max Possible * 100 Total Score (%) = Total Points /Total Max Possible * 100 The vote count was equal in all categories for everyone so: TotalMaxPointsPoss (TMP) = AllCategoryVotecount(ACV) * 30 Full Weighted Score (FWS) = (Gamescore*3 + Visualscore*2 + Storyscore) / TMP Pre-existing maps: The contest will be for newly created missions. Authors can use modular assets and prefabs and limited pre-made map sections. If you wish to use an existing WIP mission, you will need to declare this in your release thread and other participants will need to agree that your mission should be allowed to compete. Otherwise, if multiple authors with WIP missions decide to join we can create a separate scoring for those missions. The submission deadline will be Christmas Day ( but we can extend the deadline if all participants agree to the request. ) ================================= Final Contest Entries: Winner: Wellingtoncrab "Iris" 97.08% Second Place: Bikerdude, Amadeus, Dragofer "Written in Stone" 95.28% 3rd: Kingsal "Hazard Pay" 95.06% 4th: Down and Out on Newford Road - thebigh 81.01% 5th: Paying the Bills 0: Moving Day - Jedi_Wannabe 77.64%
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  34. TDM 2.10 is ready for beta test This is how to get beta versions: Upgrade from any version (fast): 1 - Start tdm_installer in darkmod folder. 2 - On the first screen, check "Get custom version" and click "Next". Choose the first name in beta/2.10 list, should look like "beta210-NN". 3 - Click on "Refresh" button to ensure that it is not going to download too much stuff. 4 - Continue installing with "Next". Fresh install (slow): 1 - Create darkmod folder anywhere you like. 2 - Download the TDM Installer from downloads section of the website. Extract tdm_installer executable from the downloaded ZIP and place it into your darkmod folder. 3 - Start tdm_installer (in case of Linux, first edit file permissions to allow executing it). 4 - On the first screen, check "Get custom version" and click "Next". Choose the first name in beta/2.10 list, should look like "beta210-NN". 5 - Continue installing with "Next". In general, upgrade is recommended over fresh install. If you don't want to lose your current TDM installation, then you can copy the whole TDM directory and upgrade the copy. This way you can have both 2.10 beta and 2.09 at the same time. At the end of installation, tdm_installer resets your config by renaming darkmod.cfg to darkmod_{datatime}.cfg. This is a recommended procedure on upgrade, otherwise you are likely to have issues due to old config. If you need your old config for some reason, you can always find it in darkmod folder. 32-bit builds of TDM are deprecated, so they are not present in beta versions. They will be added at the very end of beta phase. Notes 1 - This effort is to find out if we broke anything in TDM with our 2.10 changes, if a new 2.10 feature isn't working correctly. We won't be trying to fix bugs that have been around for a long time. Instead, we will create an issue in bugtracker (if not yet present), to fix it after beta. 2 - If you find something wrong, it would be helpful if you report whether the issue happens in 2.09 too. By the way, you can easily get 2.09 version: just copy your darkmod folder and run tdm_installer on the copy, selecting "release209b" on the custom version screen. 3 - Please try to be specific when reporting a problem. What you were doing, where you were when the problem occurred, can you reproduce it, etc. This wiki article provides many suggestions for good bug reports. Thank you for testing !
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  35. And here is a shot from the mission proper:
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  36. It's been quite a while since I last posted. My work-flow is a bit sporadic. Map for 2 months straight Burn out Take a break for 6 months to a year Repeat Anyways, here is an updated video on some of my progress. I'm roughly 35% finished. I plan on pacing myself somewhat better this time around (I keep saying that and I keep on lying..). Short updated progress video below: The Unwelcome Guest - Work in Progress Vid Older video: The Unwelcome Guest - 2020
    12 points
  37. EDIT: Ignore the FPS counter, I'm using 8xAA for the screenshots. For the past year or so I've been working on increasing the quality of the carpet textures. Some of them are really REALLY low res. There's some that are actually 128px X 256px. They look really bad in game, but back then, we took what we could get. So using various tools including AI upscaling and hand crafting parts of the textures in photoshop, I think I'm at a point that I'm getting close to a good workflow. These won't be replacements for the current textures, but will be sat alongside the low res ones. They have been used in almost every mission in different ways, sometimes in non conventional ways, and I don't want to break the aesthetics of the current missions. They will show up as _HD in DarkRadiant's texture browser. Here's what I have so far. (Click on the images to see their fullsize) Here are some side by sides: Here's the images on imgur https://imgur.com/a/2G0f5ZF https://imgur.com/a/2G0f5ZF
    12 points
  38. It's occurred to me that it has been quite a long time since I released anything. Meanwhile I've started and abandoned three largeish, ambitious missions because I got stuck, or I made something that I just couldn't get looking good, or whatever, and just gave up on it. But not everything has to be a big, sprawling epic. There's lots of smaller missions that remain fun to play despite their modest size: Thief's Den 1, for example. Even Closemouthed Shadows is still enjoyable. So... I am going to challenge myself to create a small mission in under 24 hours. Maybe I'll fail, but why set yourself a challenge you're sure to achieve? Where is the ambition in that? Whatever happens, at the end I will have at least a few serviceable areas done and that's better than the pointless fussing I've been doing lately. MY RULES: From the moment I post this thread I have 24 hours real time to produce a mission from scratch, playable from briefing to finale Implement three difficulty levels Include a small tribute to Grayman Include at least one secret The 24 hour limit does not include beta testing, a title screen, or producing cool promotional screenshots. I just need a mission to show after 24 hours The level will feature zombies, which is no doubt how I will feel this time tomorrow. Good thing I had a nap this afternoon. Well, here I go. Wish me luck.
    12 points
  39. Here's the pre-release build 3.0.0pre6, consider this a beta. It's about time for a new major release - not just because of the changes of this build, but for all the improvements made over the last few releases. I'm going to need your help stabilising this release, with all the renderer changes things are bound to require a few tweaks. Most time since 2.14 has been spent on the renderer, which should now be faster in regular (non-lit) render mode. Lit render mode is probably not going to be faster, but at least more accurate. You can activate Shadow Mapping, and the interaction shader code has been ported over from TDM to produce the same look as the game. Starting with this release, the user settings will be saved separately for each DR version, meaning that this release won't mess with the settings of the previous versions, including keyboard shortcuts, colours, last used maps, etc. DR will try to import and use any settings of previous releases, but it won't change them. For more things that have changed or fixed, see the list below. Download Windows Portable x64: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11mBnPqcAX_BapMXJYDZ_xMCVTseIOpoY/view?usp=sharing Download Windows Installer x64: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11jntarzT3GZlSPYOKXUfdbv1X_mn_zUm/view?usp=sharing Linux folks need to compile this stuff from source, instructions for various distributions are on the wiki. If you happen to run into a crash, please record a crashdump: How to record a crashdump Changes since 2.14.0 can be seen on the Bugtracker changelog, here's the summary: #5787: Feature: Add "Create Particle" to right-click orthoview drop-down menu #219: Feature: Shadow mapping support #5761: Feature: Cut functionality to complement copy and paste #5757: Feature: Ability to center 3D camera on selected entity #5927: Feature: Save user settings by application version #5848: Feature: MD5 Animation Viewer: show current frame & total frames #5849: Feature: MD5 Animation Viewer: jump to frame #5905: Improvement: Safeguard warning against Loss of Layering #5872: Improvement: Option to filter skins out of search results in the Choose Model dialogue #5909: Improvement: Revisit Interaction Shader to get closer to the TDM looks #5822: Improvement: UI tweaks for worldspawn-to-entity conversion #5873: Improvement: Entity inspector should recognise spawnargs beginning with "sprS_" as def spawnargs #5825: Improvement: Allow absolute paths for snapshots #5910: Improvement: Entity Inspector: classname field should always be read-only, to force use of the "Choose entity class" button #5925: Fixed: Objective GUI doesn't display properly in some places #5919: Fixed: Crash on loading certain maps #5829: Fixed: Entity inspector shows inherited spawnargs of previous selection #5853: Fixed: DR overwrite order for defs is different from TDM's #5897: Fixed: X/Y and Camera View bindings don't save properly #5858: Fixed: "Replace Selection with exported Model" sets classname to "func_static". #5864: Fixed: Map -> Edit Package Info (darkmod.txt)... crashes DarkRadiant #5846: Fixed: Rotating a func_static result to random stretch textures #5840: Fixed: DR crashes when syncing with remote Git repository #5847: Fixed: Switching visibility of Github repo from public to private causes crash #5841: Fixed: Dockable window layout doesn't save new floating XY views #5844: Fixed: "Choose skin..." button on custom model spawnargs shows skins for main model spawnarg #5826: Fixed: Entity inspector considers inherited colors black #5885: Fixed: ReloadDefs moves def_attached light crystals to entity origin #5901: Fixed: .lin files can't be opened if different case than .map name #5884: Fixed: Model chooser radio box selection issue #5836: Fixed: Changing multiple lights between omni/projected resets colours to black Changes since 3.0.0pre1 #5934: Selection overlay is z-fighting on patches #5932: ForceShadows materials are not casting shadows #5933: Moving brushes doesn't update the scene in lit render mode Changes since 3.0.0pre2 #5941: Selected Skin not showing in ModelSelector #5935: Defs takes longer every time #5939: Texture tool Free rotation not showing anymore #5940: Light diamond frequently disappears on colour change until it's moved again #5938: Additive blend stages over black diffusemap are z-fighting #5936: Ambient lights don't render properly in lighting preview mode Changes since 3.0.0pre3 #5949: Fixed: DR crash with combination of mouse buttons pressed #5948: Fixed: Manipulation Vertex Dots are hard to see #5947: Fixed: Git Sync Exception: too many redirects or authentication replays #5907: Feature: Allow way to hide some entities in Create Entity list #5946: Improvement: Speaker radii should be transparent #5945: Improvement: Light diamonds should be transparent again #5937: Fixed: Sound radius spheres don't always update #5943: Fixed: Brush manipulation is laggy in huge maps #5942: Fixed: Missing brushes when opening alphalabs1 from vanilla Doom 3 PK4s Changes since 3.0.0pre4 Reduced Frame Buffer Count from 3 to 1, this should reduce RAM consumption a lot #5953: Wireframe object drawing order is changing between sessions #5951: "Hide Deselected" is slowed when there's a lot of patches present in the scene #5950: Visibility checks are slowing down front-end render pass Changes since 3.0.0pre5 #5955 + #5956: Fixed: Player start entity is invisible in 3.0.0pre5 #5959: Geometry Corruption / weird diagonal lines messing up the view Thanks for testing, as always!
    11 points
  40. [This is a repost from the TDM Discord - meant to post it here as well at the time but the file size limits didn’t allow for a direct upload - thus the download link directs to the discord mirror which hopefully remains up and doesn’t seem to require discord credentials to access, but let me know if anyone encounters issues] Stop losing sleep over one of life’s most important questions with the book_sp1 skin pack, featuring six new cover variants including silver, gold and jewel treasure bound tomes with full normal/specular maps! The archive is ready to drag and drop into your TDM project, though all images are derived from public domain sources so really they are free to use however you like without restriction or attribution required.
    11 points
  41. Hello sneaksie taffers! I'm very pleased to release a new map, named Down and Out on Newford Road. Our kleptomaniac protagonist has found himself without his gear after a job gone wrong and is now stuck in a strange part of town with few friends to call on. It's a smallish-to-medium city exploration map with several intricate parts to deal with. In keeping with the "connections" theme there are usually multiple ways in and out of the various City sections. This is a Christmas Connections contest entry. For my connections to previous missions I have chosen two of the oldest missions in the archive: The silly Builders from the Outpost north of Bridgeport are making another attempt to manufacture a golden holy symbol. Has the Bishop learned his lesson from last time? ...because the one man still willing to talk to you wants you to steal it before he'll help you out. This contact is none other than Hamill, the fence from the first FM of them all. Thieves with a talent for exploration and an eye for hidden secrets might come across a sneaksie reference to my first mission The Factory Heist. Here and there are also bits of foreshadowing for my upcoming mission, tentatively called A House Call. And of course I had to work in a tribute to the greatly missed Grayman, also findable by players with a passion for discovering secret areas. ---- ---- This mission would be much uglier, buggier, disorganised, and z-fightier without my kind beta testers: ate0ate, datiswous, JackFarmer, and Kingsal. There were also useful comments from Dragofer, wesp5, and madtaffer. I am very grateful to them for their hard work and attention to detail. ---- Here is the link to the mission: Down and Out on Newford Road --(!!TDM 2.10 v 8 BETA REQUIRED!!)-- I'm also including some promo shots for the downloader: Promos ---- Enjoy and thanks for playing!
    11 points
  42. Thanks guys I am glad you like them! The plan is to do a campaign of about 6 or 7 missions. I have 1 more “big spawler” in the works, but generally Im trying to keep them a little smaller but more polished. My only real goal is to just not make the same mission twice, so probably wont do any more giant cave systems 3 and 4 are pretty close to being done and Ilm going to release them together, hopefully end of this year beginning of next year depending on my work schedule.
    11 points
  43. I think I can show off a little bit. One of the hallways in the mansion I'm working on. The panel textures at the bottom of the walls need to be aligned and there's still another door to go in, but this has been looking awful in DarkRadiant for so long that I'm feeling pretty pleased at how it's turning out. This level is (tentatively) called "A House Call", and is about breaking into the mansion of a famous but corrupt physician in search of the recipe to an antidote he's hoarding and selling for exorbitant prices.
    11 points
  44. *****UPDATE***** cabinet1 fans! Version 2 of the cabinet1 extension pack is here with a new desk and bench model as well 5 unique hutch and curio cabinet prefabs! Big thanks to cabinet1 expert @Dragofer who generously polished the models and prefabs and fixed up the naming/pathing/definitions to be core mod compliant. God speed! cabinet1_xtended.zip *****Original Post***** Jumping over from the Discord where you should definitely join us if you aren't there already. No modelling skill here what so ever, but I have long found myself hopelessly addicted to cabinet1. Now it has gotten even worse with desk02 and desk03 being such great new assets. I just wanted/needed a little more matching furniture for my map so I put these together in DR. To be clear these are very basic but along the way I thought they might be of utility to anyone else who just needs more of that cabinet1 magic and can't wait for the pros to deliver the next dose. Of course just like cabinet1, desk02 and 03 they all have the "desk_old" skin variant and there is a prefab for the curio cabinet with working doors. God speed.
    11 points
  45. Hey guys, You might remember me for a pair of FMs I put out a few years back (Requiem, A House of Locked Secrets). While I've never been a prolific poster, I've been a pretty consistent lurker and am still helping out a few mission makers with readables/briefings. In turn, a few members of the community have helped beta test an an indie game I've been working on that's influenced by the Thief series. It's a 2D stealth game called Shade, where you play as a ghost who has to uncover his killer. I've finished up a free playable demo that will be in Steam's upcoming demo festival. Just to make sure everything is working properly, I've quietly made the demo public today. I think if you liked my previous work, you'll like this too, so I wanted to drop a little heads-up here :-). Just to reiterate, this is a free demo, not the full game, which is still a while off. Here's a link to the page in case you're interested: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1461150/Shade/ Thanks, and I hope you like it! -Gelo
    11 points
  46. Story: Thanks: Thanks to my beta testers datiswous, Cambridge Spy, Aluminum Haste, Acolyte Six, madtaffer, wesp5, SuaveSteve and prjames. Additional thanks to Dragofer and Bikerdude who helped with scripting and assets. Download: Gallery: Thank you for playing! What did you think of the mission? I look forward to your honest feedback! Hints, Tips, Walkthroughs, Spoilers(!): - This mission will greatly reward those taffers who like to explore a mission thoroughly. It is possible to go directly for your objectives, but you will be missing a lot of content. - Many windows are openable, leading to new areas or private residences. - If an area seems hard to navigate due to patrols, chances are you can circumvent it. - Those who like a challenge and some extra replay value owe it to themselves to visit the apartment high above the tunnel entrance at Cobb St. (above the last pic in the gallery) FAQ: Disclaimers, Player Information.
    10 points
  47. Hello, The Black Mage is ready for beta testing. Testing shall start tomorrow 1800 CET, the scheduled release date is Christmas Eve. This is a stand alone mission originally started by the sorely missed grayman and thus has no reference to his William Steele or my Hidden Hands series. This also means, that no background knowledge about previous events is needed. Play time should be around 90 minutes. Please sign here if you want to help to finish one of grayman's last creations, I then will send you a download link via PM. An associated topic for comments in the beta test section will be set up as well. I am looking forward to your help. This is for grayman. Jack
    10 points
  48. I'm really digging the cabinet1 extension pack, the new pieces really tie the room together! With one month left in the challenge, I'm not sure I'll get everything the way I want it, but I'm aiming for at least beta quality with the primary objectives.
    10 points
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