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I've recently updated the game to 2.07. I'm having a few problems.


The menu Flickers and glitches when i move the mouse cursor over the words, this is not too concerning but it is a bit annoying after a while.


The other problem I'm having is that during game-play there are some glitches that i think are to do with the light sources. They begin to glitch after a few seconds.


Triangles where torch is:



Random pale glitch in corner and flame in 2d:

Inventory object not the correct image for split second. It's supposed to be a book:
My computer stats are:
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit
CPU: AMD A10-7700K, Kaveri 28nm Technology
RAM: 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-10-24)
Graphics: N20WB (1680x1050@60Hz), 1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 5500 Series (XFX Pine Group)
Any suggestions and help will be appreciated.
I can get more screenshots if it helps.


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The hotfix doesn't appear to work. I've done the tdm updater from the link, but when I click on the tdm_mirrors.txt link it opens a new tab and takes me to a page that says this:


# This file lists mirror sites for The Dark Mod, which are used by the
# tdm_update utility to update your TDM installation.

[Mirror TDM Root]
url = http://update.thedarkmod.com/testing/
weight = 10

No file appears to be downloading. I tried the updater link on that page but it didn't make much of a difference. It appears to be flame based light sources like fires and torches that are affected/affecting things.
About the graphics, I'm not very tech savvy so I don't know how to check. I have a friend who can help me with that though.
If I have to wait for the next update that's fine with me.
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The hotfix doesn't appear to work. I've done the tdm updater from the link, but when I click on the tdm_mirrors.txt link it opens a new tab and takes me to a page

No file appears to be downloading.

The text you see IS the file you want to download.

So you can either right-click the link and choose "Save Link As" and save it near tdm_update.exe, or left-click the link and then do "File"->"Save" (Ctrl + S) to save this text into a file named tdm_mirrors.txt near the tdm_update.exe.

It appears to be flame based light sources like fires and torches that are affected/affecting things.

You may try to execute r_useSoftParticles 0 in game console and see if it helps.

This article explains how to open game console.


P.S. You should probably attach darkmod.cfg and condump.

Just in case there is anything suspicious there.

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I cant open the game console. Unless I'm missing something in the instructions.

bind "ENTER" "_impulse51"
bind "ESCAPE" "togglemenu"
bind "SPACE" "_moveup"
bind "-" "_impulse50"
bind "0" "_impulse10"
bind "1" "_impulse1"
bind "2" "_impulse2"
bind "3" "_impulse3"
bind "4" "_impulse4"
bind "5" "_impulse5"
bind "6" "_impulse6"
bind "7" "_impulse7"
bind "8" "_impulse8"
bind "9" "_impulse9"
bind "=" "_impulse49"
bind "[" "_impulse48"
bind "\" "_mlook"
bind "]" "_impulse47"
bind "^" "_impulse0"
bind "a" "_moveleft"
bind "c" "_impulse24"
bind "d" "_moveright"
bind "e" "_impulse46"
bind "f" "_impulse44"
bind "g" "inventory_use '#str_02396'"
bind "i" "inventory_cycle_group '#str_02391'"
bind "k" "inventory_cycle_group '#str_02392'"
bind "l" "inventory_use '#str_02395'"
bind "m" "inventory_cycle_maps"
bind "o" "_impulse19"
bind "p" "inventory_cycle_group '#str_02389'"
bind "q" "_impulse45"
bind "r" "_impulse52"
bind "s" "_back"
bind "u" "_impulse51"
bind "v" "inventory_hotkey '#str_02397'"
bind "w" "_forward"
bind "x" "_impulse23"
bind "y" "clientMessageMode 1"
bind "z" "_zoom"
bind "BACKSPACE" "inventory_hotkey"
bind "PAUSE" "pause"
bind "UPARROW" "_forward"
bind "DOWNARROW" "_back"
bind "LEFTARROW" "_left"
bind "RIGHTARROW" "_right"
bind "ALT" "_strafe"
bind "CTRL" "_button5"
bind "SHIFT" "_speed"
bind "DEL" "_lookdown"
bind "PGDN" "_lookup"
bind "END" "_impulse18"
bind "F3" "_impulse17"
bind "F4" "savegame quick"
bind "F5" "loadgame"
bind "F6" "_impulse20"
bind "F7" "_impulse22"
bind "F9" "loadgame quick"
bind "F12" "screenshot"
bind "MOUSE1" "_attack"
bind "MOUSE2" "_impulse41"
bind "MOUSE3" "_zoom"
bind "MWHEELDOWN" "_impulse14"
bind "MWHEELUP" "_impulse15"
seta gui_mediumFontLimit "0.30"
seta gui_smallFontLimit "0.15"
seta radiant_entityMode "0"
seta net_socksPassword ""
seta net_socksUsername ""
seta net_socksPort "1080"
seta net_socksServer ""
seta net_socksEnabled "0"
seta win_ypos "22"
seta win_xpos "3"
seta sys_lang "english"
seta s_decompressionLimit "6"
seta s_useEAXReverb "1"
seta s_numberOfSpeakers "2"
seta s_doorDistanceAdd "450"
seta s_globalFraction "0.8"
seta s_subFraction "0.75"
seta s_playDefaultSound "0"
seta s_volume_dB "0"
seta s_meterTopTime "2000"
seta s_reverse "0"
seta s_spatializationDecay "2"
seta s_maxSoundsPerShader "0"
seta s_device "default"
seta s_diffractionMax "10"
seta r_useFenceSync "1"
seta r_frameIndexMemory "16384"
seta r_frameVertexMemory "16384"
seta r_maxShadowMapLight "1000"
seta r_cinematic_legacyRoq "0"
seta r_fboSeparateStencil "0"
seta r_fboResolution "1"
seta r_shadowMapSize "1024"
seta r_fboSharedDepth "0"
seta r_fboDepthBits "24"
seta r_fboColorBits "32"
seta r_nVidiaOverride "1"
seta r_useFBO "1"
seta r_useGLSL "1"
seta r_useBfgPortalCulling "0"
seta r_postprocess_bloomKernelSize "2"
seta r_postprocess_bloomIntensity "0"
seta r_postprocess "0"
seta r_screenshot_format "jpg"
seta r_debugArrowStep "120"
seta r_debugLineWidth "1"
seta r_debugLineDepthTest "0"
seta com_smp "0"
seta r_forceLoadImages "0"
seta r_testARBProgram "1"
seta r_shadows "1"
seta r_shadowPolygonFactor "0"
seta r_shadowPolygonOffset "-1"
seta r_offsetunits "-0.1"
seta r_offsetfactor "-2"
seta r_clear "2"
seta r_useSoftParticles "1"
seta r_skipDepthCapture "0"
seta r_skipBump "0"
seta r_skipSpecular "0"
seta r_skipNewAmbient "0"
seta r_ambientGamma "1"
seta r_ambientMinLevel "0"
seta r_brightness "1"
seta r_gamma "1"
seta r_swapInterval "0"
seta r_softShadowsRadius "1.0"
seta r_softShadowsQuality "0"
seta r_customHeight "1050"
seta r_customWidth "1680"
seta r_fullscreen "1"
seta r_multiSamples "0"
seta image_mipmapMode "2"
seta image_blockChecksum "0"
seta image_downSizeLimit "256"
seta image_ignoreHighQuality "0"
seta image_downSizeBumpLimit "128"
seta image_downSizeSpecularLimit "64"
seta image_downSizeBump "0"
seta image_downSizeSpecular "0"
seta image_usePrecompressedTextures "1"
seta image_useNormalCompression "1"
seta image_useAllFormats "1"
seta image_useCompression "1"
seta image_preload "1"
seta image_roundDown "1"
seta image_forceDownSize "0"
seta image_downSize "0"
seta image_lodbias "0"
seta image_anisotropy "1"
seta image_filter "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR"
seta r_shadowMapSinglePass "0"
seta r_cinematic_checkImmediately "0"
seta r_cinematic_log_flush "0"
seta r_cinematic_log_ffmpeg "0"
seta r_cinematic_log "0"
seta net_serverDlTable ""
seta net_serverDlBaseURL ""
seta net_serverDownload "0"
seta mod_validSkins "skins/characters/player/marine_mp;skins/characters/player/marine_mp_green;skins/characters/player/marine_mp_blue;skins/characters/player/marine_mp_red;skins/characters/player/marine_mp_yellow"
seta g_mapCycle "mapcycle"
seta g_voteFlags "0"
seta g_gameReviewPause "10"
seta g_countDown "10"
seta g_password ""
seta g_rotoscope "0"
seta g_testModelHeadJoint "Spine2"
seta g_testModelHead "atdm:ai_head_citywatch"
seta g_skipViewEffects "0"
seta g_fov "90"
seta g_showBrass "1"
seta g_showProjectilePct "0"
seta g_showHud "1"
seta g_showPlayerShadow "0"
seta pm_air_regainingSpeed "4"
seta pm_air "1800"
seta pm_modelView "0"
seta pm_thirdPersonDeath "0"
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seta pm_thirdPersonClip "1"
seta pm_thirdPersonAngle "0"
seta pm_thirdPersonHeight "0"
seta pm_thirdPersonRange "80"
seta pm_bobroll "0.0015"
seta pm_bobpitch "0.001"
seta pm_bobup "0.03"
seta pm_runroll "0.003"
seta pm_runpitch "0.001"
seta pm_runbob "0.35"
seta pm_walkbob "0.3"
seta pm_crouchbob "0.2"
seta pm_bboxwidth "32"
seta pm_crouchrate "0.87"
seta pm_deadviewheight "10"
seta pm_deadheight "20"
seta pm_normalviewheight "68"
seta pm_normalheight "74"
seta pm_crouchviewheight "34"
seta pm_crouchheight "38"
seta pm_maxviewpitch "89"
seta pm_minviewpitch "-89"
seta pm_noclipspeed "200"
seta pm_walkspeed "70"
seta pm_stepsize "16"
seta pm_jumpheight "48"
seta g_enablePortalSky "2"
seta g_showcamerainfo "0"
seta g_damageScale "1"
seta g_decals "1"
seta g_doubleVision "1"
seta g_bloodEffects "1"
seta g_projectileLights "1"
seta g_muzzleFlash "1"
seta gui_CenterY "0.5"
seta gui_CenterX "0.5"
seta gui_Height "1.0"
seta gui_Width "1.0"
seta r_fovRatio "0"
seta r_aspectRatio "2"
seta ui_showGun "1"
seta ui_autoSwitch "1"
seta ui_team "Red"
seta ui_skin "skins/characters/player/marine_mp"
seta ui_name "Player"
seta si_serverURL ""
seta si_spectators "1"
seta si_usePass "0"
seta si_warmup "0"
seta si_teamDamage "0"
seta si_timeLimit "10"
seta si_maxPlayers "4"
seta si_map "game/mp/d3dm1"
seta si_gameType "singleplayer"
seta si_name "DOOM Server"
seta tdm_lod_bias "1.0"
seta tdm_voice_from_off_volume "0"
seta tdm_voice_player_volume "0"
seta tdm_music_volume "0"
seta tdm_ambient_method "0"
seta tdm_door_auto_open_on_unlock "1"
seta tdm_bow_aimer "0"
seta tdm_lp_debug_hud "0"
seta tdm_lp_pawlow "0"
seta tdm_lp_randomize "1"
seta tdm_lp_auto_pick "0"
seta tdm_lp_autopick_attempts "3"
seta tdm_lp_pick_timeout "500"
seta tdm_lp_sample_delay "10"
seta tdm_lp_base_count "5"
seta tdm_empty_model "models/darkmod/misc/system/empty.lwo"
seta tdm_lg_model "models/darkmod/misc/system/lightgem.lwo"
seta tdm_lg_weak "0"
seta tdm_lg_interleave_min "40"
seta tdm_lg_interleave "1"
seta pm_rope_snd_rep_dist "32"
seta pm_min_stepsound_interval "200"
seta pm_stepvol_crouch_creep "-7"
seta pm_stepvol_crouch_run "4"
seta pm_stepvol_crouch_walk "-2"
seta pm_stepvol_creep "-5"
seta pm_stepvol_run "8"
seta pm_stepvol_walk "0"
seta tdm_underwater_blur "3"
seta tdm_rope_pull_force_factor "140"
seta gui_objectiveTextSize "1.0"
seta gui_barSize "1.0"
seta gui_lightgemSize "1.0"
seta gui_bigTextSize "1.0"
seta gui_smallTextSize "1.0"
seta gui_iconSize "1.0"
seta tdm_inv_use_visual_feedback "1"
seta tdm_door_control "0"
seta tdm_inv_use_on_frob "1"
seta tdm_inv_loot_sound "frob_loot"
seta tdm_inv_hud_pickupmessages "1"
seta tdm_hud_hide_lightgem "0"
seta tdm_hud_opacity "0.7"
seta tdm_grabber_reverse_control "0"
seta tdm_bounce_sound_min_vel "80"
seta tdm_bounce_sound_max_vel "400"
seta tdm_throw_max_vel "900"
seta tdm_throw_time "1200"
seta tdm_throw_max "3500"
seta tdm_throw_min "600"
seta tdm_phys_show_momentum "0"
seta tdm_ai_hearing_hardcore "1.5"
seta tdm_ai_hearing_challenging "1.0"
seta tdm_ai_hearing_forgiving "0.6"
seta tdm_ai_hearing_nearly_deaf "0.2"
seta tdm_ai_hearing "2"
seta tdm_ai_vision_hardcore "1.5"
seta tdm_ai_vision_challenging "1.2"
seta tdm_ai_vision_forgiving "0.6"
seta tdm_ai_vision_nearly_blind "0.2"
seta tdm_ai_vision "1"
seta tdm_melee_difficulty "normal"
seta tdm_melee_max_particles "10"
seta tdm_melee_forbid_auto_parry "0"
seta tdm_melee_auto_parry "1"
seta tdm_melee_invert_parry "0"
seta tdm_melee_invert_attack "0"
seta tdm_melee_mouse_thresh_ "0"
seta tdm_dragged_item_highlight "1"
seta tdm_drag_encumber_max "0.4"
seta tdm_drag_encumber_maxmass "55"
seta tdm_drag_encumber_minmass "10"
seta tdm_drag_jump_masslimit "20"
seta tdm_drag_af_free "0"
seta tdm_drag_af_ground_timer "800"
seta tdm_drag_damping_af "0.4"
seta tdm_drag_damping "0.0"
seta tdm_drag_stuck_dist "38.0"
seta tdm_drag_force_max "100000"
seta tdm_drag_limit_force "1"
seta tdm_collision_damage_scale_horiz "0.5"
seta tdm_collision_damage_scale_vert "1"
seta tdm_frobhelper_ignore_size "40.0"
seta tdm_frobhelper_fadeout_duration "500"
seta tdm_frobhelper_fadein_duration "1500"
seta tdm_frobhelper_fadein_delay "500"
seta tdm_frobhelper_alpha "1.0"
seta tdm_frobhelper_active "0"
seta tdm_frob_fadetime "100"
seta tdm_frob_width "10.0"
seta tdm_frob_distance_default "63"
seta pm_lean_toggle "0"
seta pm_lean_door_bounds_exp "8.0"
seta pm_lean_door_max "40"
seta pm_lean_door_increments "10"
seta pm_lean_to_valid_increments "25"
seta pm_lean_forward_stretch "15"
seta pm_lean_forward_height "0.4"
seta pm_lean_forward_time "400.0"
seta pm_lean_forward_angle "2"
seta pm_lean_stretch "2"
seta pm_lean_height "0.4"
seta pm_lean_time "400.0"
seta pm_lean_angle "15.0"
seta tdm_reattach_delay "100"
seta tdm_crouch_toggle_hold_time "400"
seta tdm_toggle_crouch "1"
seta tdm_footfall_sounds_movetype_specific "1"
seta pm_mantle_pullFast_msecs "450"
seta pm_mantle_maxLowObstacleHeight "36.0"
seta pm_mantle_minflatness "0.707"
seta pm_mantle_height "0.2"
seta pm_mantle_reach "0.5"
seta pm_weightmod "1"
seta pm_push_max_mass "200"
seta pm_push_heavy_threshold "0.15"
seta pm_push_accel_time "1000"
seta pm_push_start_delay "1000"
seta pm_push_maximpulse "300"
seta pm_pushmod "0.15"
seta pm_max_swimspeed_mod "1.4"
seta pm_crouchmod "0.54"
seta pm_creepmod "0.44"
seta pm_runmod "2.12"
seta tdm_savegame_compress "1"
seta tdm_force_savegame_load "0"
seta tdm_mainmenu_confirmquit "1"
seta tdm_debug_aastype "aas32"
seta tdm_allow_http_access "1"
seta tdm_proxy_pass ""
seta tdm_proxy_user ""
seta tdm_proxy ""
seta tdm_fm_restart_delay "0"
seta tdm_default_relations_def "atdm:team_relations_default"
seta tdm_show_trainer_messages "1"
seta tdm_menu_music "1"
seta tdm_wideScreenMode "3"
seta tdm_ai_show_aasfuncobstacle_state "0"
seta tdm_show_health "0"
seta tdm_ai_debug_greetings "0"
seta tdm_ai_debug_transition_barks "0"
seta tdm_ai_opt_nolipsync "0"
seta tdm_ai_opt_update_enemypos_interleave "48"
seta tdm_ai_opt_interleavethinkframes "0"
seta tdm_ai_opt_interleavethinkskipPVS "0"
seta tdm_ai_opt_interleavethinkmaxdist "0"
seta tdm_ai_opt_interleavethinkmindist "0"
seta tdm_ai_search_type "4"
seta tdm_ai_visdist_show "0.0"
seta tdm_ai_search_show "0.0"
seta tdm_showko "0"
seta tdm_showsprop_radius "0"
seta tdm_showsprop "0"
seta tdm_spr_debug "0"
seta tdm_sndprop_disable "0"
seta tdm_ai_acuity_susp "1.2"
seta tdm_ai_acuity_L5 "1.5"
seta tdm_ai_acuity_L4 "1.3"
seta tdm_ai_acuity_L3 "1.1"
seta tdm_ai_show_conversationstate "0"
seta tdm_ai_show_enemy_visibility "0"
seta tdm_ai_sight_scale "1000.0"
seta tdm_ai_sight_thresh "1.0"
seta tdm_ai_showelevator "0"
seta tdm_ai_showdoor "0"
seta tdm_ai_debug_blocked "0"
seta tdm_ai_showAASarea "0"
seta tdm_ai_showgoalpos "0"
seta tdm_ai_showdest "0"
seta tdm_ai_showalert "0"
seta tdm_ai_showtasks "0"
seta tdm_ai_showanimstate "0"
seta tdm_ai_showko "0"
seta tdm_ai_showfov "0"
seta tdm_ai_debug "0"
seta tdm_ai_bumpobject_impulse "250"
seta tdm_ai_tact "20.0"
seta tdm_ai_sight_combat_cutoff "20.0"
seta tdm_ai_sightmin "15.0"
seta tdm_ai_sightmax "40.0"
seta tdm_ai_sight_mag "1.0"
seta tdm_ai_sight_prob "0.7"
seta tdm_ai_showname "0"
seta tdm_ai_showbark "0"
seta tdm_ai_sndvol "0.0"
seta tdm_player_wait_until_ready "1"
seta com_automation_port "3879"
seta m_strafeSmooth "4"
seta m_smooth "1"
seta m_strafeScale "6.25"
seta m_yaw "0.022"
seta m_pitch "0.022"
seta sensitivityMenuOverride "0"
seta sensitivityMenu "1.0"
seta sensitivity "5"
seta in_toggleZoom "0"
seta in_toggleCrouch "0"
seta in_toggleRun "0"
seta in_alwaysRun "0"
seta in_freeLook "1"
seta in_anglespeedkey "1.5"
seta in_pitchspeed "140"
seta in_yawspeed "140"
seta gui_configServerRate "0"
seta com_maxFPS "166"
seta com_savegame_preview_format "jpg"
seta com_numQuickSaves "2"
seta com_guid ""
seta com_fixedTic "0"
seta com_preloadDemos "0"
seta com_compressDemos "1"
seta com_product_lang_ext "1"
seta logFile "0"
seta com_showFPSavg "4"
seta com_showFPS "0"
seta com_purgeAll "0"

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I cant open the game console. Unless I'm missing something in the instructions.

0) Ctrl+Alt+Tilde should open game console.


I cannot reproduce anything like this on my GPUs.

1) Could you attach console dump?


I see you have a video recorded.

2) Is it possible to download it?


P.S. It's better to put darkmod.cfg contents inside

tag to avoid spamming.

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  • 3 months later...

Hello, sorry I haven't replied back to this thread for a while.

As for the console opening, UK keyboard so it was the circumflex instead of tilde. Thank you Destined.

I tried the condump but the file doesn't show up anywhere. I also tried the logfile one as well but again the file doesn't show up anywhere either.

I'm sure I follow the instructions correctly. I even tried a few times for good measure on different days.

any further advice?


(P.s: I retried the hotfix and the file won't save.)

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