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Thread: T2X Developer Commentaries and "The Making Of" Package Released!

  1. #1
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    Thief2X

    Registered: Nov 2004
    Location: Plano, TX

    T2X Developer Commentaries and "The Making Of" Package Released!

    After many months of dancing around the idea, I'm pleased to announce that the makers of T2X - a few of us anyways - are going to be releasing a special "Making Of" package in the next couple of weeks. Since we've had such an enormous response to T2X since we originally released, we thought it would be a cool idea to release some of our notes, documents, and thoughts about the project. This should give folks an opportunity to check out some of the planning and development of the project and get the inside scoop on some of the history.

    The biggest feature of the pack will be some all new developer commentary. Fett and I recorded a 9 hour play through of all of T2X, then got together in person and recorded audio commentary over the whole damn thing. It ended up being a lot of fun, and we got to talk about a ton of stuff. Our topics range from development anecdotes, mission design, project process, art and sound management, and everything in between. We also got to make fun of our favorite co-developers like Duncan and Addink and Gonchong without them being present, so who won't like that?

    Also included in the pack will be our mission files, now unstripped, as well as a number of our demo missions we found useful to development. We thought plot documents and some unreleased artwork might also be noteworthy to the community. Finally, we're planning on including some audio notes and schema files that might prove useful to DromEders still developing missions.

    We'll be posting more on this update as it develops. Hope you guys will enjoy it!
    Last edited by Raen; 24th Mar 2008 at 00:55.

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2001
    Looking forward to it.

  3. #3
    Moderator
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Everywhere
    We'll also be re-releasing Nightwalker's most excellent T2X walkthroughs as the 'official' T2X walkthroughs, updated for the patch, with new lootlists, screen shots, and lootmaps.

  4. #4
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Excuse the stupid question, but will all this "supplementary material" be available as free downloads?

    Thanks in advance.

    PS Will the "Making Of" feature any contributions from the chick whom played Zayir? Her voice was very sexy.
    Last edited by EvaUnit02; 24th Mar 2008 at 14:19.

  5. #5
    Moderator
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Everywhere
    Yes - it's all free. We haven't heard from Wynne (the voice of Zaya) in some time, though I think she's still lurking around the forums these days.

  6. #6
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2001

    If it was free before, why wouldn't it be free now.

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: Michigan
    o hay. This 2Tx thing looks pretty cool. What's it about?

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2001
    Dunno rly, you play and tell me.

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2001
    Location: 210x200x64
    Now I know why I check out the T2X forum from time to time.

    @Raen...you should know by now that "dancing around" never got any product shipped.

    This ought to be fun.

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2003
    Location: Norway (currently Phoenix, AZ)
    Now this I am really looking forward to!

  11. #11
    Hey!

    I look forward to being mocked. Looks like I'll have to finalize the soundtrack for a coincident release.

    Let me know if you want any materials - I still have sketches and notes/outtakes from Ill Repute, etc.

  12. #12
    Moderator
    Registered: May 2000
    Location: Thunder Bay, On., Canada
    Quote Originally Posted by fett View Post
    We'll also be re-releasing Nightwalker's most excellent T2X walkthroughs as the 'official' T2X walkthroughs, updated for the patch, with new lootlists, screen shots, and lootmaps.
    Just to clarify, the walkthrough was a joint effort with ffox and I'm glad to see it be a part of this package. I'm really looking forward to checking the rest of it out.

  13. #13
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2007
    Location: Omicron Persei 8
    Sounds awsome guys! Can't wait till its released.

  14. #14
    Moderator
    Keeper of FMs

    Registered: Oct 2004
    Location: Meraux, LA
    Great. I'm looking forward to reading all about T2X.

  15. #15
    Clearinghouse
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Siberia, Russia
    Cool. Can't wait

  16. #16

    T2X Soundtrack

    The T2X Soundtrack album (featuring the original cast) is now complete as well - 35 Minutes of Thiefy2X goodness for your generic portable media player.

    This will be released with the rest of the package, but will probably be available for separate download as well.

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    Registered: Jan 2002
    Location: Yes / No / Other
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  18. #18
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2007
    Location: USA
    This is exciting news!

    The Keep will be happy to help host any large files for this release
    "For the Love of the Game"

  19. #19
    jtr7
    Guest
    Aside from all the hard work, this is sounding like a lot of fun!

  20. #20
    Moderator
    Thief2X

    Registered: Nov 2004
    Location: Plano, TX
    This is turning out to be one huge package. Aside from the soundtrack stuff Gonchong just compiled, we've managed to dig up some old versions of our maps (playable through DromEd), as well as all our demo missions showcasing art resources and some gameplay concepts. I guess we're all a bunch of pack rats who keep everything. So that makes:

    -the soundtrack
    -early drafts of several missions
    -all our demo missions
    -the final unstripped missions
    -some original map artwork
    -examples of some briefing post processing artwork
    -audio documents
    -plot documents
    -mission design documents
    -all our schemas
    -and the commentaries over the entire play through

    Damn.

  21. #21
    jtr7
    Guest


    Don't hurt yourselves! And thank you very much!

  22. #22
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2004
    Quote Originally Posted by Gonchong View Post
    I still have sketches and notes/outtakes from Ill Repute, etc.
    Yes please. ...of Ill Repute is my favorite mission, along with Redistribution Game.

  23. #23
    Moderator
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Everywhere
    It might be worth spreading the word around the editing guild and fan missions forum since some of this will make nice references and resources for them.

  24. #24
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: uk
    would you like a load of WIP cutscene stuff?

    I think we still have most of it somewhere

  25. #25
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2001
    Location: 210x200x64
    Looks like this is gonna weigh more than the finished product. Not that it's a surprise or anything.

    Looking forward to poking around.

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