figured this might save some people a headache or two - a while ago, I have compiled together the most important TG fixes into one package, so if you are having problems running the GOG release, or just want to have better graphics/widescreen support, go ahead and try it out (works for the regular and the GOG version, but do note that you are using it on your own risk). there is no installer (yet), but the manual install has only 3 steps, so it shouldn't be a big deal - see the included readme. https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B7quQTgSRc9KMzcwZTEzNzMtYTU4NC00ZThiLTk1YmEtNWVhZmMwYzE2OTkz
-widescreen support (ddfix
-forced 32bit rendering, fixes issues with new graphics hardware (ddfix)
-no more issues with cutscenes not playing (ddfix)
-no more issues with graphics related crashes and error messages (ddfix)
-no more resolution switching when entering menu or maps (ddfix)
-enhanced object models, textures and more (EP
-improved models (hand/bow/sword, guards and more)
-improved water (t2 water
-bunch of other small fixes not worth mentioning
-makes the game portable, so it can be moved around your hdd freely, and played from an usb thumb drive for example
-if you do not want any graphics enhancements, do not copy over any folders (and EP.crf), just plain files (exe, ini, dll and cfgs).
-fix for hdradeon+winxp combo is in extra folder, see the readme
-requires win2000 or newer to run, latest directx and vc++2008 redistributable.
-do not set any compatibility modes on the exe, this will break the game
-always run the game as admin (vista/win7)
-installing the game to a protected folder (windows, program files etc) may result in strange and broken behaviour (vista/win7)
-reboot after you are done with everything (vista/win7)
final note: this is a collection of patches and fixes made by many fans - I did not make any of them, I just made the necessary edits and corrections to make it all work together.
May I ask if your patches are compatible also with non GOG version of Thief Gold?
I do know that for Thief 2 there´s Tafferpatcher, but there´s nothing like it for Thief 1/Gold, you have to install all those udpates one by one, manually.
Thanks for you answer.