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Edit, new method: You can grab this , provided by Thiev in another [url=https://www.gog.com/forum/vampire_the_masquerade_series/vote_for_a_vanilla_v12_build_of_vtm_bloodlines/post12]thread, to revert the GOG version of Bloodlines to a vanilla state. Then you can install TPG according to its included instructions. You might also need to follow the advice provided by Forum_Pirate below if your system has been patched with the anti-DRM Windows security update.

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Edit, hybrid method: (TPG content fixes w/UP exe & dlls) Rename TPG's "Vampire" folder to "TPG" (or whatever), copy just that folder into the game directory, and change the parameter in your desktop shortcut (from "-game Unofficial_Patch" to "-game TPG").

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(original post follows)

No promises, but:

Wesp5 isolated his content changes to a subfolder, and most of his engine changes seem to be overwritten during the installation of True Patch Gold. Here is the procedure for installing TPG to the GOG version of Bloodlines:

1. Install the game.

2. Open the game folder (C:\GOG Games\VtMB) and delete the folder "Unofficial_Patch".

3. Extract the True Patch Gold archive to your desktop or another location.

4. Inside the extracted folder, find and open the folder "TRUE_PATCH_MAIN". Copy the contents (the folders "Bin" and "Vampire" and the file "vampire.exe") to the game folder (C:\GOG Games\VtMB). When asked if you want to merge folders, check the box "Do this for all current items" and select "Yes". When asked about files, check the box "Do this for the next 226 conflicts" and select "Copy and Replace".

5. Right-click on the "VTM Bloodlines" shortcut on your desktop and click "Properties". In the Target box, delete this part of the line: "-game Unofficial Patch". Click "Apply", wait, and then click "Okay".

6. (Optional but recommended) Enable Clan histories:
a. Open the game folder (C:\GOG Games\VtMB).
b. Open the folder "Vampire".
c. Open the folder "cfg".
d. Open the file "autoexec.cfg" in Notepad.
e. Delete the two slashes before "vchar_edit_histories" and save the file.

This seems to be working for me on Windows 7 64-bit. I don't have Windows 8 or 10 to test.

Move and look seem just a bit off to me, but that's probably because Bloodlines is older game, and it's been about 3 years since I last played it.
Post edited May 20, 2016 by SeduceMePlz
Tessera posted some tips for TPG users to improve graphics:

http://www.tessmage.com/forum/index.php?topic=58452.msg104217#msg104217

(I haven't tried them with the TPG'd GOG version above yet - I'll post again when I do.)

Edit: Still experimenting, but the widescreen resolution tips don't seem to be necessary when using the procedure I described... possibly an artifact of UP... not sure.
Post edited May 03, 2016 by SeduceMePlz
Wesp5 mentioned that it should be possible to use his program changes with TPG content fixes:

https://www.gog.com/forum/general/release_vampirer_the_masquerade_bloodlines_1ab3d/post694

(as an alternative to the TPG-only procedure described in the first post; don't do both to the same installation.)
Post edited May 02, 2016 by SeduceMePlz
If you're on windows 8 or higher this step will be mandatory to get it to run (because it's mandatory to get truepatch to run, the mod author doen't use windows 8 or 10 and so can't implement the fix with engine changes).

If you have windows 8 or 8.1 do this

1)Hit the windows key from your desktop
2)go you your apps (the down arrow at the bottom of the screen
3)scroll to the windows section (far right)
4) Rightclick command prompt to run as administrator
5) copy and paste this (without the quotes) EXACTLY and hit enter "sc config secdrv start= demand"

It is, apparently, a minor security risk so I'd recommend you turn if off again whenever you stop playing, simply follow the above directions and copy/paste this instead "sc config secdrv start= disabled"

If you don't care about the differences, keep in mind that mods are version specific which means it may well be worth the extra work of getting TruePatch working on modern systems just for mods (there are fewer for truepatch, but those I've seen are all high quality.) The same is true of UP if you're a TruePatch user.


Just to be clear, this is a windows 8+ problem caused by microsoft and DRM, not GoG or the Unofficial Patch or how they were put together. In fact, I think the reason it's DRM free is because GoG/the unofficial patch are circumventing the original disk based DRM with engine changes so it works on a newer OS, and the reason truepatch has problems is because it hasn't been updated since microsoft removed the drm from windows which means it's built to fool DRM that isn't there/active and so doesn't run.
Post edited May 04, 2016 by Forum_Pirate
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Forum_Pirate: If you're on windows 8 or higher this step will be mandatory to get it to run (because it's mandatory to get truepatch to run, the mod author doen't use windows 8 or 10 and so can't implement the fix with engine changes).

If you have windows 8 or 8.1 do this

1)Hit the windows key from your desktop
2)go you your apps (the down arrow at the bottom of the screen
3)scroll to the windows section (far right)
4) Rightclick command prompt to run as administrator
5) copy and paste this (without the quotes) EXACTLY and hit enter "sc config secdrv start= demand"

It is, apparently, a minor security risk so I'd recommend you turn if off again whenever you stop playing, simply follow the above directions and copy/paste this instead "sc config secdrv start= disabled"

If you don't care about the differences, keep in mind that mods are version specific which means it may well be worth the extra work of getting TruePatch working on modern systems just for mods (there are fewer for truepatch, but those I've seen are all high quality.) The same is true of UP if you're a TruePatch user.

Just to be clear, this is a windows 8+ problem caused by microsoft and DRM, not GoG or the Unofficial Patch or how they were put together. In fact, I think the reason it's DRM free is because GoG/the unofficial patch are circumventing the original disk based DRM with engine changes so it works on a newer OS, and the reason truepatch has problems is because it hasn't been updated since microsoft removed the drm from windows which means it's built to fool DRM that isn't there/active and so doesn't run.
Sounds like the same update they put into Win7 last October that broke so many older games. In Win7, it was turned off by changing a "1" to a "4" within the directory somewhere. If the game cost less I'd buy it for a back up to my disc version and test it on my Win7 machine but, it doesn't :). Theoretically, based on what you said, it should work on my machine.