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  1. Since you have a GTX 780, you should try Nvidia's Shadowplay. It's hardware-accelerated, meaning it uses the dedicated video encoding hardware built into your video card. With the latest version, it allows unlimited manual recording. I get way, WAY better performance with Shadowplay than any other video capturing software.


    I haven't tested it with TDM yet, and I have found that, for some reason, it doesn't work well with certain games. But give it a try.


    Thanks for the suggestion TafferCat, I may end up trying just that. However, since I actually purchased DXTory, and it does work well with every other game I play, I'd like to try and find the culprit before abandoning it for another tool. I do hear great things about Shadowplay though.


    Great game-play videos, btw. Very clear audio and good direction presented throughout!


    When you're in a room with a guard patrolling outside, if you get up close to the door and turn parallel to it and then lean in to the door as if to put your ear up to it... it works! You can hear much better the sounds on the other side of the door; e.g. hear when its clear from footsteps, etc. Provides a great feeling to the missions as opening a door while an AI is walking past, although they don't notice it in-game, is a bit silly.


    I didn't realize this until I read a post here on the forums about it but it really does help out and also 'feels' more immersive, and also, is cinematic in its own way.


    Thank you Lux, and good to know about the sound/door dynamic. I'll keep that in mind for future playthroughs.

  2. I was wondering if someone could suggest a possible fix to this issue I've been having with The Dark Mod. Basically, whether I record the gameplay to an SSD drive or a regular HDD, my frame rate always suffers, often quite a bit. The software I use to record my videos is DXTory, which gives me no trouble in any other game, while my computer should have more than enough rendering power ( GTX 780, 16gigs ram, 4.5ghz Quad Core, etc...). Please note, the frame rate only drops during the recording process, never in regular playthroughs. Could this be a simple incompatibility with the recording software itself? or perhaps a graphical setting that I should disable to keep the fps steady? I'm worried because later levels will only increase in size and improve in appearance, so recording may just become impossible. Maybe it's in the way the level was built? Anyway, I would appreciate any advice and would gladly try any fix. Thank you lads!


    "It's as dark as a .. what? Haha" :laugh:



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  3. Very nice vids Wiz, enjoyed them a lot! You've got a very professional look going on with both your video editing and website.


    I was wondering, would you be interested in doing a playthrough of In a Time of Need at some point? I'm trying to learn as much as I can about level flow and design, and being able to see exactly how another person approaces the level I've designed would be really fascinating.


    Thank you Kyyrma, it means a lot! I would of course be interested in doing a playthrough of your mission, it's just a matter of when. Honestly, i'm trying to follow a chronological order for all my content, but seeing as how I already began with a couple of missions that technically aren't the earliest, I guess I could forego this rule for The Dark Mod. It may not be a big deal in this case simply because TDM doesn't span thousands of missions (yet), like the original Thief games, so keeping up with them shouldn't be a problem in any order. I'll see :)

  4. Very good work. You can find a generous amount of information and detail. I found the video to be adjusted just right in terms of gamma settings, thus being a good way to show off the level, and the narration itself is very pleasant. Not to mention your site being well designed, and soothing to the eyes.

    Looking good, like the video


    Thanks very much! I'm having so much fun, it's nice to know others are able to enjoy it alongside me. And your kind comments really mean a lot, as always. Interesting you mention the gamma RPG, it's actually the one setting I never fiddled with but always wondered if I should. My videos are dark, no doubt, that's really the game for you, and I'm glad you're finding it acceptable. As for my narration, I'm always a little worried about it since I never intended to make videos in the first place, let alone speak during them, so if you really find it pleasant, that really puts my mind at ease :) Anyway, hope you enjoy the next one!

  5. I'm sorry it took so long, but the hardware upgrades are finally done. In celebration, I took my new PC for a spin and thoroughly enjoyed a smooth experience playing The Outpost fan mission for The Dark Mod. Here's my review. Expect a video walkthrough in the coming days, using a brand new microphone! Also, thank you Spring and Haste for clearing up my Ghosting concerns. I look forward to seeing how many missions I can complete in such a manner. Anyway, enjoy lads! And please leave a comment/user rating if you can; it's always nice to have feedback.


    The Outpost (Review): http://themasterfoundry.com/review/tdm-fm-outpost-the/


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  6. So I've just played through a mission, to finally get some actual FM experience under my belt, and I've received a stealth score of 0 at the end, with 16 level 1 suspicions. Now, I assume that this would be sufficient to say I was able to ghost the mission, but I just want to make sure before I start mentioning my successes/fails in reviews. Judging by the classic rules found here I was able to ghost this one, is that right? Sorry if this seems obvious, I'm a bit of a Ghost nut, and would hate to state false accomplishments.

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    Hey guys :D


    So I finally got around to working on some TDM material over at my site, and thought I'd share what I have with anyone who might be interested. To start, I decided to review and present a walkthrough of the Training Mission. This may be of use to beginners, wanting to know more about the game, and it also helped me familiarize myself with The Dark Mod before delving into actual missions. The video walkthrough is uploading as I type this and should be up on my channel soon. Until then, you can always read my brief review of the mission, award the mission your own rating, and generally help me improve for the subsequent review and walkthrough.


    I truly hope you guys like it, and I'll be sure to update this thread with more content links if you do. Thank you, and enjoy!


    Training Mission (Review): http://themasterfoundry.com/review/tdm-fm-training-mission/


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  8. For the game tracks, inside the darkmod folder there are "tdm_sound_ambient0n.pk4" files. They are actually .zip files you can open with any unzip program, and inside you'll find the ambients in ogg or wav format. Especially I think tdm_sound_ambient02.pk4/sound/ambient/ambience has the musical tracks.

    Also here ;), though there are newer ones in the game files mentioned: http://www.moddb.com...oundtrack-vol-1


    Awesome, thank you guys! As I record my walkthroughs, I'll collect samples and eventually come out with a trailer that I truly hope you'll enjoy.

  9. Yup, I think we could definitely use a polished trailer like that. We haven't had one since a former member named Tyrot did one back in 2004.


    Well, the recent TDM 2.0 trailer I quite liked overall, though it's certainly a little different than what I have in mind. In any case, it would be my pleasure to create a trailer for this game :) Would it be possible to use the music from the mod itself in order to avoid any copyright issues? And if yes, where could I find the tracks to give them a listen?

  10. Very well done trailer btw.

    Yeah, that trailer is awesome. Man, we could use a TDM promo trailer of that calibre with some kickass guitar driven music in the background.


    Thank you guys, it means a lot. I used to make game trailers for fun actually. Only stopped because they took so much time, but I hope to get into it again at some point. You can view all my trailers on my old channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SensesRefinedMedia If you like those and think something of the sort would be good for The Dark Mod, I'll gladly compile one for it in the coming months, so long as there's no rush. Just let me know.


    As an example, I made one for the We Want Homeworld 3 facebook group a while back. Couldn't believe how popular it got (all things considered).



  11. Awesome, thanks guys! I prefer downloading and installing maps myself anyway, so I'll definitely do that Stumpy. And I'll look for your map too Obsttorte :) In general though, it sounds like that is indeed the list to follow, which is very handy.

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