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Fan Mission: Penny Dreadful 3 by Melan and Bikerdude (2016/07/10)


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  • A little more clarity when underwater would help out a lot though.

A very difficult mission to play, but it trains you to "look up" a lot and explore absolutely every corner of the map. Is there a place to rate TDM missions ?

  • This down to the mapper, rather than a mod setting.

There isnt, but there should be.

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By way of introduction, Penny Dreadful is a fan mission series dealing with the exploits and misfortunes of Gerald Foxley, lowlife and common opportunist. To stick with the theme of lurid and disreput

I found a way into the red room:     What an awesome riddle design.

Holy crap, that's actually not the solution I had in mind. But it is definitely the best one.   Congratulations, you beat the level designers!

In hindsight, yeah, me too. :)

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Come the time of peril, did the ground gape, and did the dead rest unquiet 'gainst us. Our bands of iron and hammers of stone prevailed not, and some did doubt the Builder's plan. But the seals held strong, and the few did triumph, and the doubters were lain into the foundations of the new sanctum. -- Collected letters of the Smith-in-Exile, Civitas Approved

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we talked in 2016 before in previus pages. everything is latest.

 

switched windows 8.1 to windows 7 only for tdm

its better now but after i stroll around its becaming black again. not happening on other missions and im getting far less crash than 8.1 now.

if i were a millionaire i would set up a team for this and optimize shit out of this beautifull game :)

acer 4830tg laptop with :

i5-2410m

nvidia 540m

8gb ram

256gb samsung evo ssd

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Today I finally finished THE mission. But what a mission...


If I didn't follow the forum I never would believe that this is a work of a 'few

community members'. Looks more like a product of a group of full-time professionals.


It took me several months to finish (5hrs net playing time, TONS of saves,

trial and error attempts and rude words...).


But let's rate the mission.

It literally feels like an independent game inside a game.

I totally forgot that this is 'just' a mission for TDM, I was just playing PD3.

The storyline behind in combination with objectives are awesome, seem so natural.

The city is huge, architecture and layout is astonishing!!

There are so many ways, secret passages, accessible roofs and water channels

that I was absolutely lost more than half of the time spent there.

Only recently, when I started to notice that 'hey, I know this place, I remember

I was here few weeks ago!!!' - I actually learned that the parts of the city

are connected in multiple ways and I slowly learned to move between them much quicker !


After playing the whole trilogy I just have to put my hat off. A huge acknowledgement

to the authors.


And now I'm going back to the city to explore it more deeply because I know that I missed

a lot of secrets (have looted only around 1700!). And maybe browse this thread to read

some spoilers...now I'm finally allowed to do so.

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I got around to this pretty late. Really liked the FM overall: It took me a few days to find most locations, even if I only found 1/3 loot even so. Nice city to explore with a lot of vertical action.

It's been 3 years since this part was released: Is there going to be a part 4 as well, or was this the last one? I liked the FM's in this series, especially parts 2 and 3.

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I don't know. Every time I tried to make something new in DR (or even fix one of PD3's minor bugs), I got hit by terrible burnout. Also, PD4 was supposed to have features which have been covered in a better way by other authors since. So maybe, but not any time soon. Hopefully not as late as the ten-year gap between Disorientation and Rose Garden.

Come the time of peril, did the ground gape, and did the dead rest unquiet 'gainst us. Our bands of iron and hammers of stone prevailed not, and some did doubt the Builder's plan. But the seals held strong, and the few did triumph, and the doubters were lain into the foundations of the new sanctum. -- Collected letters of the Smith-in-Exile, Civitas Approved

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Thanks to Melan and Bikerdude for this fantastic mission, Thanks to all. Thanks for this great game, for the models, for the textures, the tools, the loops, the voices, the lights, the dedication. Long is the list.

This one is a masterpiece. A work of art. It's a complex object, trying to solve unsolvable contradictions. Something beyond my simple gamer satisfaction. Melan said elusive. He's right, but it's also brilliant, dense, multidimentional, beautiful and much more.

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Hey, I'd like to report a possible bug. Might be related to the mission itself, might be releated to the 2.08 update, not sure yet, but I didn't notice it before.

All the water "pool" surfaces reflect the sky box as it is, even for water reflections that are inside a building. Maybe some sort of collision detection is missing or glitched?

So far, I've noticed this issue in the arsenal building, while the swimmable water in the canal, probably a different object, does not show this property.

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1 hour ago, Silverflame3 said:

Hey, I'd like to report a possible bug. Might be related to the mission itself, might be releated to the 2.08 update, not sure yet, but I didn't notice it before.

All the water "pool" surfaces reflect the sky box as it is, even for water reflections that are inside a building. Maybe some sort of collision detection is missing or glitched?

So far, I've noticed this issue in the arsenal building, while the swimmable water in the canal, probably a different object, does not show this property.

I cannot reproduce this. Please post a screenshot.

Did you try deleting your Darkmod.cfg and setting your preferred settings again?

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I just finished what was probably my seventh or eighth playthrough and I'm still finding new things in this map that I've never discovered before. I know I'm late to the party but I just wanted to say excellent work Melan. The atmosphere, the architecture, the gameplay, the writing (especially the writing!!!), all of it is truly amazing work. You have an uncanny ability of creating amazing environments and developing such a unique, grim world. You really do put the "Dark" in Dark Mod.

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FMs: A Good Neighbor

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Thank you!

Come the time of peril, did the ground gape, and did the dead rest unquiet 'gainst us. Our bands of iron and hammers of stone prevailed not, and some did doubt the Builder's plan. But the seals held strong, and the few did triumph, and the doubters were lain into the foundations of the new sanctum. -- Collected letters of the Smith-in-Exile, Civitas Approved

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On 7/6/2020 at 1:28 AM, nbohr1more said:

I cannot reproduce this. Please post a screenshot.

Did you try deleting your Darkmod.cfg and setting your preferred settings again?

Hey, sorry for the long wait, I tried to delete the Darmod.cfg completely and let the game create a new one upon starting, and the issue persisted. I captured a few screenshots I will attach under the spoiler. they are all captured inside the arsenal building, two up at the kitchen, the other two in the basement, near the grate with the arrow next to it.

It might not be obvious on all pictures, but I've tried to capture the reflection of the moon in the skybox inside a building that had a very clear defined roof above the surface with the reflection.

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OMG. This mission's architecture is INCREDIBLE. If you could only sucker some people into helping you crank out more of these missions. The open world concept definitely makes these harder, but the scale and attention to detail is gorgeous.

 

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I can't seem to find the key (or is it a "key" like the hemlock in PD2?) to unlocking the statue in the bottom of the crypt area in Grunt's house.

Also, WTF does the button in the statue's eye socket do by the beggar in front of the church? I can't figure out for the life of me what that does.

 

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I haven't finished this mission yet but I find it kinda... odd in a way. It's what I'd consider my ideal TDM mission - packed with areas to explore, tons of secrets, interesting lore and so on. But at the same time it's almost too much. It's very much a city mission in that it's easy to get confused about where you are and where you need to go, the disorientation effect is very real.

I'm not sure that's even the mapper's fault to be honest; for all I know it's a consequence of playing too many modern games with objective markers telling me where to go. But at the same time I'm pretty good with most other FMs. I will say this for sure, despite my best efforts it's gonna come down to multiple replays. There's no damn way I'll find even a 1/4 or what's been put in this map within a single playthrough, it's too much effort doubling back every time I hunt a new avenue.

I'm still going to keep going, just in stages. Like I said it's basically everything I'd want in a FM, but it demands your attention and I want to give it the best chance of doing so.

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A word of warning, Agent Denton. This was a simulated experience; real LAMs will not be so forgiving.

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A mission goal isn't triggering as I would expect it to:

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I overheard the two thugs exclaiming that they'd murdered the wrong guy and dumped him in the water, so of course I'm thinking "oh good, I don't have to kill him", retrieved the body and dragged it up to the waiting coffin.  At this point I'm expecting the corresponding goal to trigger as completed ... but it hasn't.  What have I misunderstood?

Edit: As I play on my best guess is that there's no shortage of bodies in this mission...

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