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Mod Spotlight: THIEF™ GOLD and Thief™ II: The Metal Age

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!

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