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This discussion came up a wile ago and IIRC the devs were planning to keep the name. I kinda agree with them. It will still be (technically) a mod. After all, it is based on modified Doom 3 code.

 

Besides, right now, we have a good name. Google "The Dark Mod", and its the first thing you get. Some other games/projects use dumb names that occur frequently and that can sometimes be confused with a different product.

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We have already problems creating the next version of TDM, nobody around here has time to do all the work associated with changing the name on top of that. Think domain names, logos, thousands of wiki articles, the in-game GUI etc etc. Plus, the code references "darkmod" a lot. So, a name change is not gonna happen.

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When I thought about this, I felt that keeping the name could be rationalized away since TDM will ultimately continue to be a "modification" of Doom 3, regardless of how widely it diverges (it's already a "total conversion"). Plus the branding is somewhat well known, having appeared in magazines, etc.

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Exactly, but also...

 

TDP = The Dark Project

TMA = The Metal Age

TDS = Thief Deadly shadows

TDM = The Dark Mod

 

Seems T and D have to be in it, anyway :D

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

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TDS = The Dark Standalone :D

 

Nee, let's stay with TDM. Everybody is used to it and it's like Sotha said: remember the roots. ^_^

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Fair enough. Only downside I can think of is that people still would think it requires some other game and don't bother to download.

 

When TDM is finally stand alone, people should not have any issues If they read. I'm sure we'll take great care in clarifying that stand alone means, you don't need Doom 3. In any case, we can't baby everyone.

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Not fair, TMA doesn't have a D and was better than TDS.

 

Maybe we just took the D from T1 and the M from T2.

 

My Box here says "Dark Project II The Metal Age", which would be DPIITMA :D (No seriously, I can make a photo of the box if you like)

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

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We shall not forget our origins! The name TDM carries all that with it.

 

I agree with Sotha. Never forget where you come from. That it started out as a mod and is now going standalone is a testement to all of the hard work The Dark Mod team has put in over the years.

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My Box here says "Dark Project II The Metal Age", which would be DPIITMA :D (No seriously, I can make a photo of the box if you like)

 

Could you take a photo? Would be easier than reaching above me to pull down my copy ;)

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The Dark MOD=The Dark Mooded Overhelming D...

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Could you take a photo? Would be easier than reaching above me to pull down my copy ;)

 

;) Thought I just link a google image search result, but this one appears only in very small varieties, and also, there seem to be multiple boxes. The box for Thief is trapezoid, while the second is not, even tho it seem it was sold in such a box, too. I instead own this one:

 

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The entire box doesn't seem to mention "Thief" at all :ph34r:

"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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;) Thought I just link a google image search result, but this one appears only in very small varieties, and also, there seem to be multiple boxes. The box for Thief is trapezoid, while the second is not, even tho it seem it was sold in such a box, too. I instead own this one:

 

post-144-0-39344500-1363200882_thumb.jpeg

 

The entire box doesn't seem to mention "Thief" at all :ph34r:

Well, actually the first part was called Dark Project: Der Meisterdieb in germany, so at least their thief was included. I guess it wasn't used in germany as most people here don't know how to pronounce th. :D (Me, too btw.)

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