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http://www.moddb.com...y-and-top-rated

 

"One feature that people have continually asked for, is the ability to browse the most popular trending games, mods, groups and engines on the site. Until now on the homepage right menu we used to show the top few but no more. That all changes starting today, because you can now browse the most popular content. Here are the links:

 

To help you promote your mod, game, engine or group we have just created a few dynamic buttons for you to embed on your homepage, facebook, forums, blog etc. You will find these buttons on your mod, game, engines or groups homepage and they look like this:"

 

4000.png

 

4000.png

 

They are not yet "enabled" for normal users, only "developers". But I was able to change the example shown by changing the "games" path to "mods", and the numeric id to 4000, which is for TDM. So boom, there you go. Here's a serving suggestion:

 

<a href="http://www.moddb.com/mods/the-dark-mod" target="_blank" title="View The Dark Mod on Mod DB"><img src="http://button.moddb.com/popularity/medium/mods/4000.png" alt="The Dark Mod" />

<a href="http://www.moddb.com/mods/the-dark-mod" target="_blank" title="View The Dark Mod on Mod DB"><img src="http://button.moddb.com/rating/medium/mods/4000.png" alt="The Dark Mod" />

 

They'll probably add a third button to track the amount of Mod DB watchers for a particular project, and perhaps other metrics.

 

Highest Rated (mods): http://www.moddb.com/mods/rated (it seems to be based both on the quality and quantity of ratings. So despite TDM having 95%, it has only 183 ratings, compared to 1000+ for more popular mods, which are ranked higher on the "Top 100" list)

Most Popular (mods): http://www.moddb.com/mods/top (seems to be based on visits and total visits to the mod page)

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Yeah.

 

I was going to add this to my Signature when I had a chance to experiment or learn more:

 

<a href="http://www.moddb.com/mods/the-dark-mod" title="View The Dark Mod on Mod DB" target="_blank"><img src="http://media.moddb.com/images/global/moddb.png" alt="The Dark Mod"></a>

Edited by nbohr1more

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

 

http://www.indiedb.com/mods/the-dark-mod

 

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

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The buttons work over at TTLG but site doesn't seem to have an embed interface?

 

See above? I just edited the URLs for the Gnomoria one. I went to TDM's page and viewed the header image to find the "4000" numeric identifier for the project.

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If you build it, they will come?

 

Although looking at the "popularity" rank now, it looks like it's moved from ~650 to 506. Or I just wasn't paying attention.

 

Regardless, 506 of 17,208, that's the 97th percentile.

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Regardless, 506 of 17,208, that's the 97th percentile.

 

That is because even the most crappy "mod" for Battlefield or L4D, that was started 5 days ago and has nothing except a nicely rendered logo and a screenshot immidiately attrackts 10000 followers...

 

TDM is outright invisible, and unless we get on Steam etc. will forever be a niche project. In this time of impulse-buy and attention-span-of-10-seconds, the "buy Doom3" alone prevents 99% of users from ever trying it.


"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

 

"Remember: If the game lets you do it, it's not cheating." -- Xarax

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Even Counter-Strike, a mod from 2005, that hasn't been updated since 2008 makes it into the top 100. Sad times.


"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

 

"Remember: If the game lets you do it, it's not cheating." -- Xarax

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If you build it, they will come?

 

Although looking at the "popularity" rank now, it looks like it's moved from ~650 to 506. Or I just wasn't paying attention.

 

Regardless, 506 of 17,208, that's the 97th percentile.

 

build what? It's already there, darkmod.

 

percentage is misleading, rank is important because I guess there are at most about 1000 mods are remarkable in moddb.

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Even Counter-Strike, a mod from 2005, that hasn't been updated since 2008 makes it into the top 100. Sad times.

 

That's because it's still insanely popular to play. Up until DOTA 2 and TF2 went free to play it was the #1 most played game on the Steam network for years. Even now it always resides at #3(with dota and TF2 at 1 and 2). The game is genuinely still widely played so it's not surprising it still has Moddb profile flashes bumps simply because of its fan base. Then Counter-Strike source sits at #5!

 

(current players)33,690 (Peak today)53,809 Counter-Strike

 

^^ and this is at 6 in the morning!

 

http://store.steampowered.com/stats/

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Sorry for the offtopic, but I have a couple of probably silly ideas:

 

1) TDM team contacts with id Software in order to get a right to temporarily include the Doom3-stuff which TDM 1.08 is still needs to run standalone.

2) TDM team contacts with Valve and trying to persuade Gabe Newell to advert TDM 1.08 for free, just for a week/two, as a free indie project - i.e. with just a description + link to TDM site.

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I've been told the same more than three years ago, when I was trying to find the Thief source :).

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I think it would be much easier to pay some animator/modeller to make us a new zombie and characters, then go full stand-alone. Then we can just throw it up on Steam for 0.00€, and it will be included in Debian, Ubuntu etc. for free.


"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

 

"Remember: If the game lets you do it, it's not cheating." -- Xarax

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That is because even the most crappy "mod" for Battlefield or L4D, that was started 5 days ago and has nothing except a nicely rendered logo and a screenshot immidiately attrackts 10000 followers...

 

I know that, just trying to bring something positive in here but failed.

 

Then we can just throw it up on Steam for 0.00€, and it will be included in Debian, Ubuntu etc. for free.

 

You mean in their repositories or something, where it still needs to be found, heard about, downloaded? With all this hype over the popularity surge that will follow going standalone, I'm interested to see how much it will actually help TDM.

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You mean in their repositories or something, where it still needs to be found, heard about, downloaded? With all this hype over the popularity surge that will follow going standalone, I'm interested to see how much it will actually help TDM.

 

Since v1.08 is not stand-alone, at this moment zero.

 

But Ubuntu etc. all have good application installers, and a "Game" section, so things that are in there can definitely be found by ordinary people. But first you have to make it there (by being freely available, not under some restricted-buy-d3-first scheme :)

 

http://appnr.com/category/game

 

Most of the games available are outright crap (half-finished, or just ugly, or some very simple card-games), there are only few "real" games. Imagine you bring something with the quality of TDM to the table. Under the blind the one-eyed is king :)

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"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

 

"Remember: If the game lets you do it, it's not cheating." -- Xarax

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Since v1.08 is not stand-alone, at this moment zero.

 

But Ubuntu etc. all have good application installers, and a "Game" section, so things that are in there can definitely be found by ordinary people. But first you have to make it there (by being freely available, not under some restricted-buy-d3-first scheme :)

 

http://appnr.com/category/game

 

Most of the games available are outright crap (half-finished, or just ugly, or some very simple card-games), there are only few "real" games. Imagine you bring something with the quality of TDM to the table. Under the blind the one-eyed is king :)

 

I wonder what's the chance of stand-alone darkmod to publish over steam under free to play section. It will be begining of golden age of darkmod I believe. :)

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What about the Steam Greenlight as a tool to make TDM more popular? This subsystem is not working yet, but Valve promises it will start very soon, August 30th. Also, I wonder is it possible to integrate some Steam features like achievements (Steamworks?) into TDM? I know, technically this would be possible, but TDM is a free game, so...

Edited by MoroseTroll

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ugh, achivements in TDM? worst idea ever. But just for fun, here's some achievement candidates:

 

"paladin" - destroy 3 undead in 1 mission with holy water

"escape artist" - lose a level 5 alert without killing anyone

"kingdom of the blind" - blind 5 enemies at once with a flashbomb.

"silent but deadly" - perform a backstab while standing on a moss patch.

"acrobat" - perform a 15 foot horizontal leap ending with a ladder or rope grab.

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