[Windows, Linux]: THE DARK MOD is a total conversion for Doom 3, turning it into a dark and moody stealth game inspired by the Thief series by Looking Glass Studios. It comes with a revamped gameplay, AI, graphics, HUD and weapons to allow fans to create missions in a gothic steampunk universe.
Thief is a series of stealth video games where the player takes the role of Garrett, a thief in a fantasy/steampunk world resembling a cross between the Late Middle Ages and the Victorian era, with more advanced technologies interspersed.
Doom 3 is a science fiction horror video game developed by id Software and published by Activision.
One of the big pluses PC gamers have enjoyed since the platform's beginnings is mods, the ability for the community to create all sorts of things out of commercial games. Likely the largest undertaking in the mod community is a total conversion project which sees a team taking a large part of a game's code and turning it into a new game. This is the case with The Dark Mod, a toolkit that's been in the works for five years now, and has just hit the beta a couple of months ago.
The work is based on Doom 3's Tech 4 engine (hence it requires Doom 3) and is a tribute of sorts to the famed Thief series (specifically, the first two games). With these tools, amateur developers can create their own missions or try some of the team's, four of which are now available, in addition to a training mission. A full campaign is planned to be released eventually, but for now, those eagerly awaiting Thief 4 should find this a good hold-over, at worst.
The Dark Mod Gameplay
There is no minimum system requirements on the The Dark Mod website, but presuming the Doom 3 system requirements also apply to The Dark Mod:
1.5 GHz CPU,
384 MB RAM,
64 MB video card
Download The Dark Mod
You can Download The Dark Mod, including Doom3 from HERE (installation instructions for both Windows and Linux).