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darksilence

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  1. What about TD3: Heart of Lone Salvation? The latest descriptions you and Bienie have given about the outside streets, courtyard and cellar sound a lot like it.
  2. Can it be 'Down by the Riverside'? After disembarking from the ship, there's a curved road, cart, sentry posts, and a mansion where many things have happened over the years, and there is also a supernatural element to it.
  3. We have to thank someone in the Thief team for that, can't remember who it was that came up with that idea. In an interview I watched a long time ago the Thief team explained how at one point in development playing the game was really frustrating because the player sometimes got spotted when thinking they were hiding, and the devs didn't know what to do in order to communicate to the player how visible he/she was. They wanted to avoid view cones or other 'gamey' stuff, but couldn't think of anything and thought they were going to fail somehow. Until finally someone came up with the idea of the light gem, which is perfect. Keeps the immersion and communicates visibility. It's genius, really.
  4. Thanks for this! I love this campaign and will probably replay it soon I do want to report a little issue I saw while taking a look at the first mission: there's a crate floating in the air, right outside the waterworks. Here's a screenshot: https://imgur.com/YrYUQes.
  5. As others said above, this doesn't make much sense in a single player game, but I think this would be great if at some point there is some kind of co-op gameplay implemented (e.g., 2 thieves). This way you'd have to talk with your partner only when you are close to each other and not too loudly/whispering, which would add to the immersion. I'm thinking something like Phasmophobia; no text chat in the game, and the ghost can hear when you talk on your mic.
  6. You know what they say, don't expect too much, and you won't be disappointed
  7. Sounds like a great feature, would definitely help! I'm using v2.12.0 though, which doesn't seem to have the feature yet, I think... Thanks! Will take a look at it later, but seems like that's exactly what I need. I was avoiding watching that speed challenge in order not to spoil the corresponding mission, but I guess now I have the proper excuse to play the mission first
  8. Thanks, but note that I am talking about portals, and not leaking of the whole map. When I use r_showportals 1, I can see the portals on the doors of my rooms (red when closed, green when open), but not on the rooms I created using Springheel's modules, even though they appear to be completely closed.
  9. I created a building using Springheel's modules, all perfectly snapped to the grid, but the rooms are not sealed. Do these modules require anything special to be done for rooms to seal? I thought about creating the rooms using hollow boxes, and then just have the modules as "decoration", but I don't know if this is the standard procedure. Also, is there any way to know the exact point where a room might be leaking? Thanks!
  10. Chrome knows the passwords that you choose to save. They are stored as plain text. You should not allow Chrome to save your important passwords, either memorize them or keep them in a piece of paper inside a non-pickable wooden chest.
  11. There's no place for minimaps in an immersive game like The Dark Mod. Half of the missions don't even have maps to begin with, or have incomplete maps, and they are intended to be played like that. The Thief formula is all about immersion and exploration, and so a minimap would be a significant stab against this principle, even more so if guard markers are added. I recommend the video below. I shared it starting at the part where they talk about maps and minimaps (that section is a couple of minutes long only).
  12. That's how it all starts... Then comes the minimap and question marks above guards' heads.
  13. My 2 cents here: I took the liberty of quickly writing a script to test all mirrors automatically, and it showed that the only host not configured for HTTPS is mirror.mstrmnds.me, and then there are a couple of broken links: https://darkmod-alt02.taaaki.za.net/fms/hhtlc_f0e59a40e7e606be.pk4 (the HTTP link is also broken) https://darkmod-alt02.taaaki.za.net/fms/hhta_ff00c8bcf9d341fa.pk4 (the HTTP link is also broken) Hope this helps. Here is the full report of the execution:
  14. I think that your playthrough was correct. There's no lava in the mission and dropping it in a drain is dangerous: people cleaning up the sewers may find it, and since the whole area will know about the theft in the morning anyways, this is evidence that may trace right to you (analysis of the key may reveal who the locksmith was, for example, or the area of the city in which the copy was created). The case of Thief's Den is even more dangerous because the victim is a former thief himself; he's likely to have the right contacts and that key may lead him right to your doorstep sooner than you'd think. So I'd say take the key with you and maybe bury it somewhere far from the crime scene
  15. My experience with TDM is that most missions can be perfectly ghosted with the rules you outlined, although a few of them may have a few pieces of loot that are inaccessible without producing some kind of alert. My ghosting rules are almost similar to the ones on your draft, but with some differences, mostly semantics I think. My rules simply are: No saving allowed (I wish loading times were counted instead though, no saving has added tension due to the possibility of the game freezing at some point) Stealth score 0 Expert difficulty and all settings on Hardcore Neutralizing enemies is not allowed, unless it's an objective In practice, I usually end up killing spiders if I find any though Mostly just for fun, and also because I feel a sense of duty when it comes to cleaning up Bridgeport of these abhorrent creatures.
  16. Off the top of my head, and besides the ones mentioned before, I'd recommend Mission of Mercy. There are many guards in it, and might be a bit harder than the ones mentioned by Zerg Rush, but it's still a straightforward mission with lots of dark spots to hide, and if you like blackjacking, the guards are easy to neutralize. I'd say it's as hard as Chalice of Kings.
  17. I had a blast with this (11-year old!) mission: extremely good atmosphere, challenging and rewarding. I also enjoyed its backstory and sociopolitical context. Playing on difficult, I found that tension when trying to enter certain rooms was really high, but observation and patience really pay off here, and the rewards for entering such rooms are usually well worth the increased heart rate .
  18. Thanks @Dragofer: But anyways, congratulations to you and the team (again) for this epic and beautiful mission!
  19. A bug seems to have occurred in my playthrough, which prevents me from finishing the mission:
  20. Excluding, for obvious reasons, the first three Thief games, and my first couple of hours playing The Dark Mod, I'd say my game would be SOMA, which has one of the best psychological horror/sci fi/philosophical stories you'll see in a game, combined with the characteristic gameplay mechanics and atmosphere of works by Frictional Games, which borrow a lot from the original Thief games.
  21. Very sad news indeed I still remember vividly how, last year, in the midst of the pandemic and lockdowns, I played his William Steele series (the released 5 missions) in a couple of weeks, and had a blast with it, even playing some missions more than once. Rest in peace, grayman. And thanks for everything you've done.
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