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Thread: TDM FM: The Parcel by Xonze: Dec 24 2009

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2001
    Location: Pennsylvania

    TDM FM: The Parcel by Xonze: Dec 24 2009

    After lots of beta testing (thanks guys) and fixing I think I'm ready to release my Xmas Fm, The Parcel. Its your standard get in, grab something and get out.

    Briefing: "I was expecting a package today just in time for Christmas, but it never showed. The runner never appeared either and I began to wonder what may of happened as Dave has never been late before. I did some digging and I finally found where he is, and where my parcel is as well. This, John Randell, has crossed the wrong guy. It's time to go to work."

    Build time: This was built in a little under two weeks. Started December 6th and finished on the 16th before beta testing.

    Known issues: Lights look lit even after putting them out. This seems to be a texture bug with the lamp itself.

    TDM Thread

    Hope you have fun and Happy Holidays!

    Xonze

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Another dark mod release! Fantastic.

    Edit: Really enjoyed this mission! Review and screens for those interested.
    Last edited by SneakyJack; 24th Dec 2009 at 17:46.

  3. #3
    Clearinghouse
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Siberia, Russia
    GREAT! Thank you

  4. #4
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    For those of you not yet on the Dark Mod bandwagon - you really should start playing these missions... they are only getting better and better as each one is released.


  5. #5
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Fields of bluegrass
    I can't load the mediafire page where it's hosted.... will try back later or once it's mirrored somewhere. The screens in the review thread look fantastic!

  6. #6
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2003
    Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas!
    This was a great mission the only complaint i have that it ended too soon!! Thanks!!

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2001
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Quote Originally Posted by Yandros View Post
    I can't load the mediafire page where it's hosted.... will try back later or once it's mirrored somewhere. The screens in the review thread look fantastic!
    Hi Yandros,

    It seems to be mirrored on Southquarter

    Happy Holidays,

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: The Netherlands

    TDM?

    Perhaps an odd question, but what is a TDM mission?
    T1, T2 or T3 ???

    Gloria Creep
    There're angels who playThief and angels who don't ........ both go to heaven ............
    Dare to join .............

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2009
    Location: Right Next To Wether-fool
    Quote Originally Posted by Gloria Creep View Post
    Perhaps an odd question, but what is a TDM mission?
    T1, T2 or T3 ???

    Gloria Creep
    Better

    http://www.thedarkmod.com/

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: The Netherlands

    Don't add to the confusion......


    Well OK. I get it!

    AM I really have to dive into THIS ...

    The language problem is yet again an issue here!

    Gloria Creep
    Last edited by Gloria Creep; 26th Dec 2009 at 00:55. Reason: just guess ...
    There're angels who playThief and angels who don't ........ both go to heaven ............
    Dare to join .............

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    Registered: Nov 2009
    Location: Right Next To Wether-fool

  12. #12
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2006
    Location: Melbourne
    This is a short mission and perfect for anyone starting out with TDM.

    It is relatively easy and the guards are not too twitchy-aggressive, so you can actually get used to the controls and movements of TDM without too much frustration and reloading.

    Thanks to Xonze for a good little mission.

  13. #13
    finished it in less than half an hour on hard with some missing loot. Snow was so beautiful! when I blackjacked the guard in garden, I though he'll get cold if he lay down on snow and loved the idea of hidden button on fireplace Although it's short and small, it's a great map. thanks!

  14. #14
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2004
    Location: West Palm Beach, FLORIDA

    As for hidden switches...

    In the 2nd floor bathroom, the bathroom sink faucet turns to the right & I hear something open, but what is it opening? I checked all the other rooms too, but I can't see any change. Maybe I'm just blind...

    Gloria Creep: By the way I PM'd you about TDM...
    Last edited by Acolyte6; 5th Jan 2010 at 18:34.

  15. #15
    Member
    Registered: May 2009
    Location: Hurr Durr
    @Acolyte
    Stand at the door and look at the wall opposite at the end of the bath

  16. #16
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2004
    Location: West Palm Beach, FLORIDA

    Secret switches...

    Quote Originally Posted by Namdrol View Post
    @Acolyte
    Stand at the door and look at the wall opposite at the end of the bath
    Are there any more than

    the bathroom
    fireplace

  17. #17
    Member
    Registered: May 2005
    Location: Shenzhen, China.

    Quote Originally Posted by pwl View Post
    This was a great mission the only complaint i have that it ended too soon!! Thanks!!

    Second that, it was awesome !!

  18. #18
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2001
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Quote Originally Posted by Acolyte6 View Post
    Are there any more than

    the bathroom
    fireplace
    There is one more, well two hard to find rings. One is outside, look for a rock in the grass, there is a ring under it. The second is check the left nightstand in the room where the parcel is.

    Thanks for the comments everyone

  19. #19
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2006
    Nice mission.

    Ghosted my way through, the main challenge was the loot.

    Thanks

  20. #20
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2005
    Location: UK
    I couldn't find 1000 loot on my first go, I got to about 750 without having KO'd anyone then got stuck, so I went blackjack crazy and still had to come here for hints! I'd failed to find any of the three cleverly hidden bits - the rock in the garden, and the secret compartments in bathroom and sitting room. It seems finding all of the 'obvious' loot plus one or two of those hidden bits will get you the Difficult loot requirement, which seems like good balance to me.

    OK, almost ghosted with 100% loot in 22:12. I say "almost" because I couldn't do the chest in the kitchen without dousing the torch - anyone managed this? Plus, I got out of the house clean only to hear "I see that!" as the screen was fading to black, haha! I'm pretty sure it was the boss fella's voice, and I'm perfectly happy with that final insult - for him to catch a glimpse of me the moment I escape, having reclaimed my runner, with the thrill of discovering his house has been totally ransacked still to come

    Incidentally, it seems that alert was worth 3 stealth points, as I reloaded and did it again unseen for a full score of 10. A fun little quick-ghost challenge. Oh btw, I liked the notes - they seemed to be completely handwritten?

    It would be nice to see a bonus objective for rescuing Dave. But TDM doesn't show the objective list at the end of a mission (just the stats), so I don't know if this is possible. One niggle: the patrolling 2F guard goes in and out of the master bedroom even though it's locked and he has no key.

  21. #21
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2001
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Hey Piln,

    I'm glad you enjoyed the mission so much I was hoping people would be okay with how I did the loot, I always figured if you were going to play on expert then you should have to hunt a bit to find all the required loot. I don't know if you can really get the chest without putting that torch out as the guard has a three point patrol there, but let me know if you ever do.

    I really, really wanted to have getting Dave out as an objective, but could not get it to work. Even asked on the TDM forums and even with their awesome help it wouldn't work, so I removed it. I still left the mention in the notes and it seemed to have worked in getting people to want to get Dave out, even if it's not an objective which is very cool.
    Last edited by Thief of Dreams; 14th Mar 2010 at 23:39.

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  23. #23
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: France (Saint-Gobain)
    Nice small map, nice house well built, good gameplay...still looking foward for more

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