15-year-old Cthulhu game Dark Corners of the Earth gets full mod support

15-year-old Cthulhu game Dark Corners of the Earth gets full mod support

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Cᴀʟʟ ᴏꜰ Cthulhu: Dark Cᴏʀners ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ Eᴀʀᴛh ɪs a hᴏʀrᴏʀ ɢᴀᴍᴇ ᴅᴇᴠᴇʟᴏᴘed ʙʏ Headꜰɪʀsᴛ ᴀɴd publɪsʜᴇd ʙʏ Betʜᴇsda, ᴡʜɪᴄʜ sᴀɴk ʟɪᴋᴇ a stᴏɴe ᴏɴ ɪᴛs ɪɴɪᴛial releᴀse. But ʟɪᴋᴇ Lovecraft sᴀɪᴅ, thᴀᴛ ɪs ɴᴏt ᴅᴇᴀᴅ ᴡʜɪᴄʜ cᴀɴ eternal ʟɪᴇ, ᴀɴd Dark Cᴏʀners hᴀs built a reᴘᴜᴛᴀᴛiᴏɴ ᴀs a cult clᴀssic ɪɴ tʜᴇ yᴇᴀʀs sɪɴce, thᴀɴks ɪɴ pᴀʀᴛ ᴛᴏ a ᴍᴇmᴏʀᴀʙʟᴇ ʜᴏᴛel chᴀse sequence.

It's a buggy old game with some frustrating difficulty spikes and an even more jarring swing into action game territory than Bloodlines—and like Bloodlines, it has an essential fan patch. DCoTEPatch is the work of sucklead, who has continued tinkering with the game and now created an injection hook that forces it to check a mods directory before running. 

What that means is this 15-year-old game is now compatible with the Vortex mod manager. It's got a page on NexusMods too, though so far it's only hosting a couple of existing graphics updates: Creepy HDR ReShade and a 5.5GB texture pack called Sharp Corners of the Earth. Thanks to sucklead's hard work, maybe now this nearly forgotten game can get some of the mod love it deserves.

While you're here, Retro Gamer's making of Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is worth a read.

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