Could a fix for the missing loot in Running Interference and Kidnap be included? I recall that some lucky coins and a silver nugget are stuck too far in the geometry to obtain.
Also, cleaning up CtJ/Masks, but that is a bit of work..
Thanks for this! It made the installation to my new laptop windows 7 64-bit extremely easy x_x
I haven't be able to play for some time, and now with my new HP HDX 18 laptop with windows 7 , I was finely able to play T Deadly Shadows .
now, i'd like to play FM's I've missed out on . but thief 2 keeps crashing with in seconds. just freezes up solid and I have to use task mgr. to shut down. IS THERE ANY HELP OUT THERE 4 ME ???
IF SO E-MAIL ME AT removed and any feed back will be welcome, Thanks Taffers.
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Also PLEASE HELP ROBOTS STEALING MY MEDICINE.
I'm downloading this patch , and will try it soon.
didn,t work. However I can use it to play the org. thief II and doesn't freeze up at all . maybe It me and I'm not getting into darkloader correctly.
Well note to all , when you pull your head out and do it right it works awesome!!!! THANK YOU 4 THE PATCH !!!! W.
Long ago I believe it was NV who told me that v1.18 is flaky in its application, so he suggested that I run it as a mod. So I extracted the files from the "v1.18 Premier patch" (mesh.crf, obj.crf, snd.crf, strings.crf) to thief2\RES\patch and modified resname_base line in my darkinst.cfg so that the patch directory overrides the contents of RES.
Here's my question, would this setup override any of the fixes done to models, missions, meshes, etc applied by Tafferpatcher?
Thanks in advance.
DARK.GAM 1376346 bytes, 27.03.2000, md5 9f510c7adbe415b287ba6fabf4d5f0ef
GEN.OSM 429568 bytes, 27.03.2000, md5 0cc03c984a79df89b341dfd208c8a362
If they are present in Thief 2 folder the Patcher will assume that your setup is properly patched and won't overwrite anything.
Just for reference, old files that Premier Patch leaves intact, look like:
DARK.GAM 1366129 bytes, 11.03.2000, md5 d593b9a25ea320b1f1a3744fb45b5c68
GEN.OSM 410112 bytes, 10.03.2000, md5 92ab303703f098e7ca7770f1058f6bca
2. For other optional resource patches, it checks all the folders listed in resname_base and searches for the exact old version of each file. So, there shouldn't be any problems.
3. For fan-made mission patches it assumes the .mis files are in root Thief2 folder. It doesn't check for load_path or anything. The old file is stored in Tafferpatcher\backup folder.
Thanks, you've cleared a lot up of things for me. One key thing though:-
That was my primary concern in the first place, I wouldn't want those these fixes to be overridden by the aforementioned setup in my previous post.
Thanks in advance.
1. There are same files as those to be patched in one of your custom folders. Then, the Patcher will find them first and replace them, the game will use them.
2. There are such files in your custom files at all. The Patcher will find original files in RES\*.CRF and replace them, so the game will use them since they are not overridden by anything.
3. There are files with the same names in custom folders, but they differ from originals (already patched, or modified somehow). The Patcher will skip them, search further and replace the original ones. The game will still use modified files from custom folders.
The 3rd possibility seems very unlikely (patch 1.18 surely doesn't contain them), and if it occurs, there are great chances that modified files are already fixed properly, so you won't see any difference.
I've looked around for a while and don't see instructions on * how to use Tafferpatcher *.
Do I install it before I install Thief 2, i.e. before i even slide in the disc? - or after? Do I install it to the same folder name that Thief 2 will want to load into, i.e. Program Files\Thief 2? Does it reguire other fixes or patches be made first? Is there a users guide of some sort?
We've been playing thief for 10 years and love it and are loving the fan missions too. Would love to have the benefits Tafferpatcher offers!
Tafferpatcher does not require an installation of itself and can be run from any place. The message on the first page may be confusing as I didn't know how to change it at that time. Actually, it asks you to specify the folder where Thief2 is installed or should be installed. If you point to the empty folder, the program will ask you for an installation CD to install the game. If you point it to the existing installation, it will proceed with it. I think it's better to use an original installer if it works in your system though, as your distribution CDs may have differences which Tafferpatcher is unaware of. No additional patches are required to be installed before running Tafferpatcher. No need to run Thief2 for the first time before running Tafferpatcher too.
Thank for the reply, DJ Riff.
Ok, so I got the patcher to start running then at the end it stopped with a message something like "Unable to update executable files. Make sure you have access rights and try again" - which I should have cuz I am the administrator. Could this have been cause by my anti-virus, or software firewall?
It looks like some updates took. There is a BACKUP folder and a Tafferpatcher.ini with this:
Anyway, now when I try to run Tafferpatcher again, it says, 'Unable to execute file in temporary directory. Setup aborted. Error 5. Access denied.
Thanks again -
Will the latest version of DDFix ( as of this writing it's 1.5.5) be incorporated into TafferPatcher?
I've read currently it's version 1.4.4.
BTW; I've used this patch on a clean fresh install; ( WIN 7 PRO x64 bit; I7 core 950 CPU; 6 gig RAM); and it went very smoothly. Thief 2 looks and works great
Windows isn't paranoid enough. My Ubuntu system I can let someone use my account without worrying about it. They cant do anything to harm my system without using my password.
Windows on the other hand they could destroy it easily if I logged into my administrator account and walk away for some reason without locking it.
That's why I don't use an administrator account for normal usage though. I would rather be slightly annoyed and be safer.
Yes, they are. They don't interfere with each other though.aren't these included in EP?
Yes, Ok . Reran it with (in XP) right-click "Run as..." -then later it radio-button asks for Administrator+password, and it installed fine. I entered the folder name where my Thief2 was installed and all is good. Thanks DJRiff.
When I install fan missions (to a different folder), I assume I can re-run specifying that FM folder, yes?
I hope to try this on Thieves Highway - a great mission with less than great skies.
I still use a regular user account though for as much as I can do.
I would ditch windows forever if I didnt need it to game.
Just installed the patcher, ran Thief 2, get the image with messed up colours, and the message, couldn't set resolution.
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz
Motherboard XFX 780i
Memory 2 x 2GB G. Skill DDR2 @ 800MHz
Graphics Card SLI EVGA 480 + Zotac 480
Hard Drive Hitachi 2x 250GB RAID 0
Sound Card Audigy SE Pro
Power Supply 1220 KingWin Mach 1
Case Coolermaster HAF - X
CPU cooling Xigmatek Dark Knight
GPU cooling Stock
OS Windows 7 x64 Professional
Monitor 3 x Acer GD235HZ 120Hz 2ms