The Dark Mod
The Dark Mod is a freely distributed, open source and multiplatform video game designed from the ground up as a total conversion of the amazing and extremely popular Doom 3 game that conquered the desktops and hearts of many computer users. In other words, The Dark Mod is a mod for Doom 3.
The project is not an entire game by itself, instead it is a collection of well crafted scripts that will turn a perfect and healthy Doom 3 installation into a spooky, dark and moody stealth game heavily inspired by the Thief game series created by Looking Glass Studios.
The Dark Mod features revamped gameplay, redesigned graphics, improved AI (Artificial Intelligence), better HUD (heads-up display) and more weapons, which allows Doom 3 fans to create entertaining missions in a gothic steampunk universe.
Getting started with The Dark Mod
To install The Dark Mod on your GNU/Linux operating system, you will have to first create a folder called “darkmod” (without quotes) in your Home directory, download the Update Package using the dedicated download button above, and extract the contents of the ZIP archive on the darkmod folder.
Then, you will have to make the ‘tdm_update.linux’ file executable either by right clicking on it, go to Preferences, access the Permission tab and check the “Allow executing file as program” option or via the command-line using the ‘chmod’ command (e.g. chmod +x tdm_update.linux).
Run the ‘tdm_update.linux’ file in the terminal emulator or by double clicking on it. The program will automatically connect to the game’s mirrors and download all the game files for you. A ‘thedarkmod.x86’ binary file will appear on the darkmod folder, double-click on it to launch the game.
Please note that The Dark Mod has not been designed to work on 64-bit systems, which means that if you want to play it on your 64-bit GNU/Linux distribution you will have to install all the 32-bit compatibility libraries (they are usually called ia32-libs).
Supported operating systems
Currently, The Dark Mod is supported on all mainstream operating systems, including all GNU/Linux distributions, as well as the Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows OSes. It can be used on computers supporting either of the 32-bit or 64-bit instruction set architectures (see the section above for details on running The Dark Mod on 64-bit PCs).