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Sneaky? Sneakier? the Sneakiest? Thief!

Want to enhance your Thief™ experience? Well, GOG.com, yours truly, has prepared a guide to some of the most common community-created mods to upgrade your Thief experience with higher resolution, better textures and many new missions. The beautiful Thief community deserves a lot of praise for the hard work they’d put in making those modifications possible. Congratulations from GOG.com.

THIEF™ GOLD all-in-one fix
Our user voodoo47 (thanks!) has prepared a nice little package with most important graphics fixes, prepared by many Thief modders. Read the thread about it and download the fix here. This package contains:
- DDfix: fixes issues with modern graphics hardware, fixes cutscenes, prevents some crashes and errors, changes the hardcoded resolution for menu screen.
- Thief Enhancement Pack: a lot of improved models & textures
- Other small fixes
Note: to avoid any problems it is advised not to install the game in a protected Win folder (like /Program Files or /Windows)

If you feel like THIEF GOLD is too easy (i.e. you're clearly Garrett), you can also try the Ultimate Difficulty Mod.


Thief™ II: The Metal Age mods:
DDfix: you need to download both DDfix and fixed Thief II .exe file
Thief Enhancement Pack: improved models, textures
NTEX high-res texture pack: 136 new textures
Ultimate Difficulty Mod 2: for the most difficult Thief II experience

Fan-made missions:
To play Fan Made missions for Thief you will need DarkLoader from http://darkloader.net/.
1. Download and extract DarkLoader 4.3.1b Package
2. Run DarkLoader.exe
3. Add mission directory (where you will store .zip missions), TG and T2 directory.
4. Don’t bother with any error messages. Run DarkLoader.exe again, select level and play!

You can find A LOT of maps here: http://www.thiefmissions.com. If you don’t know which ones to choose, visit this thread from TTLG forum which is a great guide to fan missions. Here’s a few missions we found particularly interesting:

THIEF™ GOLD:
Bloodstone Prison
Autumn in Lampfire Hills
Calendra's Cistern
The Saint of Redmound
Lorgan's Web
Events in Highrock
The Mystery Man
Shadow of Doubt (campaign)
Lord Edmund Entertains!
Sepulchre of the Sinistral

Thief™ II: The Metal Age:
Calendra's Legacy
Relic - Left4Dead
Ominous Bequest
The 7th Crystal
The Art of Thievery
Lord Alan's Fortress
Rowena’s Curse
Inverted Manse
Dracula Reloaded
Bathory - The Campaign

T2X: Shadows of the Metal Age
Also, you can check the unofficial Thief II expansion: T2X: Shadows of the Metal Age, which features 13 new missions, ten new weapons and hundreds of new models, textures and sounds. Visit http://www.thief2x.com/ to find out more about the project and download.

To expand your Thief-related knowledge you can visit:
Thief - The Circle
Through The Looking Glass forums
Keep of Metal and Gold

Note: We’ve tried these mods out ourselves and haven’t had any problems with them, but whenever you install programs off the Internet or modify a pre-existing program, you’re doing so at your own risk. Our legal kobolds advise us that we need to tell you that we aren’t responsible for any damage, loss of data, or Chuck Testa that may happen to your computer as a result of trying out these mods. Back up all your saves, back up your backups, and strap yourselves in for some awesome sneaking action!
Thief 2X: Shadows of the Metal Age is an incredible mod. It's produced at a professional studio quality. I highly recommend it.
Thanks really usuful.

Any chance of doing this for some of the other games?
T2X: Shadows of the Metal Age is the best thing fans of any game ever made. I highly recommend it :)

SimpleUser, I don't think there are any other games on GOG which had such a healthy mod scene as the Thief community.
Post edited February 17, 2012 by Freddo
Mod Spotlight...? I like the idea! Great initiative GoG :D
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Tpiom: Mod Spotlight...? I like the idea! Great initiative GoG :D
They've done this for years. Unreal, Duke 3D, Postal 2 and Blood come to mind. Look em up, they're neat.
The "Mod Spotlights" should be stickyed in the relevant forums. Or at least mentioned on the gamepage.
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SimonG: The "Mod Spotlights" should be stickyed in the relevant forums. Or at least mentioned on the gamepage.
Even though I typically don't use said mods, I totally agree. More options is always a good thing.
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SimonG: The "Mod Spotlights" should be stickyed in the relevant forums. Or at least mentioned on the gamepage.
That's not a bad idea. I'll think about it.
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SimonG: The "Mod Spotlights" should be stickyed in the relevant forums. Or at least mentioned on the gamepage.
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TheEnigmaticT: That's not a bad idea. I'll think about it.
[meme]Make easily available ALL the useful game links, mods, etc! [/meme]

Boy that was a stretch...

Anyway, help people out and take some of the pressure off support. ;) (Assuming they're really busy with other things and not just busy doing coke. You guys aren't EA. ;)
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TheEnigmaticT: That's not a bad idea. I'll think about it.
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tfishell: [meme]Make easily available ALL the useful game links, mods, etc! [/meme]

Boy that was a stretch...

Anyway, help people out and take some of the pressure off support. ;) (Assuming they're really busy with other things and not just busy doing coke. You guys aren't EA. ;)
For the time being it is on the Wiki. As are all mod spotlights, under the "modding section" on the corresponding game pages.

Wiki 1, GOG 0 ;-P
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SimonG: For the time being it is on the Wiki. As are all mod spotlights, under the "modding section" on the corresponding game pages.

Wiki 1, GOG 0 ;-P
Sure, but most forums already have one stickied thread; do I really want to add another?

Such decisions keep me up at night. 0.o
Post edited February 17, 2012 by TheEnigmaticT
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TheEnigmaticT: Sure, but most forums already have one stickied thread; do I really want to add another?
Especially when stickied threads seem to bug up the forums and hide other threads :-P

Unless that bug's been fixed, haven't bothered checking in a while.
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TheEnigmaticT: Sure, but most forums already have one stickied thread; do I really want to add another?

Such decisions keep me up at night. 0.o
I think the occasional second stickied threat will not cause an uproar in the community. But two out of the first four posters here in this thread didn't knew GOG does this regularely. So either make them more visible on the game forums, or even better, on the game page itself. So people might just have another incentive to buy the game.

Of course we also have the community wiki. Which was originally created to collect information on a game in a way that wasn't possible on the forums. The added a layer of seperation from your official site made it possible to post links without you getting in trouble and create pages with swearwords. (and to help you sleep at night, of course).

You could, btw, make a community spotlight. I think you are the only heartless moneygrabbing distribution service out there, that has such a dedicated community. That spotlight could cover the wiki, the multlanguage thread, the community thead about mac compatibility, the DVD covers, the GOG plugin for browser etc. That way you would get the attention of people that rarely visit the forums and only do it if they have a problem. And you would show the world that it pays to be "the good guy".
Freddo, the mod scene for the Infinity Engine games would beg to disagree. The Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale games have a huge and still active mod community.
Neverwinter Nights is another game that could really benefit from a post like this, since user-created content was one of the points of that game.