yeah, have successfully downloaded and extracted the files.
I have same problem
yeah, have successfully downloaded and extracted the files.
FYI: The crashing module in the message I posted earlier is gamex86.dll.
Note: This post a few months back from stgatilov on TDM forums precisely describes the savegame issues I am experiencing. Note that I HAVE upgraded to 1.0.1 of TDM:
Last edited by elkston; 30th Apr 2010 at 14:17.
in the opening city area of mission 1, I've found a couple floating black boxes (above the starting point, and on the approach to the water house), and areas where the lighting goes out if I look in the wrong direction (looking back at the starting area, and in the upper room with the note about the guards). the "lights go out" thing happened when first entering the big cave, too.
now I'm in the prison and looking for the warden's key - I hope I don't have to jump back and forth over the PIT OF ZOMBIES!!! I tried to backstab the patrolling one, and suddenly rememebred the combat system is different form Thief and I was in trouble any hints on the key?
Last edited by Goldchocobo; 30th Apr 2010 at 15:31.
The save game crashing problem is a bug with the Dark Mod... I believe it happens after your save game file size gets too large..
smashed under the cell door (near the torture room) to try to grab me through the bars!
I'm almost ready to move on to mission 2, but has anyone found the loose floor tile mentioned in a note? I'm missing 175g, that must be where it's at. I was nervous through that section, since the archers have AMAZING eyesight - through tree branches and everything
Goldenchocobo, the "lights go out" thing I mentioned happens all the time in the cathedral, especially in the priests' rooms. any idea what I'm talking about or why it's happening?
Last edited by MrMunkeepants; 30th Apr 2010 at 19:20.
Here's another "glitch" I've noticed with mission #1:
In certain savegames, Father John (the robed guy who has a key on him and whose room has the ring) and about 3 other regular guards are clumped together behind the South East double-door that opens into the square courtyard. They just stand there walking around in circles. I noticed that one of the twin doors was shut while the other was open. Maybe it was a pathing issue?
It's too bad that this thread has mostly been all discussion about technical issues, because this campaign is really outstanding! I'm at the third mission right now, here's some standout moments so far:
1. The zombies! To me, a major part of what was going to make or break the darkmod is how well it pulled off zombies and haunts, being as they're one of my favorite parts of Thief. I still haven't seen Darkmod's Revenants (the haunt-equivalents), but the zombies are creepy as hell! I actually found them disturbing, and I don't remember the last time I found zombies legitimately scary. As far as the mod goes, I loved the zombie pit in the prison and the moody graveyard in the third mission.
2. The smuggler's caves. ABSOLUTELY A-F***ING-MAZING. The screenshots looked incredible and in game it looks just as good, if not better!
3. The drunken guards on the balcony in mission 2. These guys were so damn entertaining, really incredible voice acting here!
4. The level design all throughout. Nothing much to say to do it justice, it's just mind blowing...really.
5. The gameplay. In a word: perfect. Just the right amount of challenge, lighting is done ingeniously (torches are placed just right and lightswitches are placed in such a way that getting to them/finding them becomes a fun challenge that rewards you with a much darker room. Honestly I've never seen them pulled off this well before), and I love the fact that important notes and keys have a subtle "spotlight" effect on them to make them easier to see. This really is the "killer app" darkmod needed!
All that said, a few problems/suggestions:
1. (this one is strictly darkmod related) The spiders look great, and their sounds are really chilling- but GOD do they need a death animation. The fact that they just freeze in place when you kill them makes them seem unfinished, and if they are unfinished, I think they should have just waited until the next patch when they were completed to release them. Once again, they look and sound awesome though.
2. Those black cubes in the sky caused by the cinematic are so distractingly odd, I think it would have just been better to forget the cinematics. The fly through in mission 1 doesn't really add so much that it's worth having that immersion-shattering bug floating up there.
3. (this one is also darkmod related) I'm getting that annoying save game corruption bug also. I hope a fix is released soon, because I think I'm going to have to put this one away until it's ironed out. The mission's difficulty is so perfect that I don't have to load much anyway, but when I do, needing to quit the game and wait 3 minutes is a little much for my own personal level of patience. And not being able to see my "mission complete" stats is a real buzzkill.
Last edited by The Mike; 30th Apr 2010 at 19:47.
I must say, although I've only completed the first mission and explored the second a bit, this campaign is very impressive. It has the best ambiance of any TDM mission thus far. The guards were well placed, (especially the archers!).
One question I have is this: Although the missions run well, I got some slowdown in certain areas like (spoiler) the zombie pit. Curiously, the outdoor areas on the second mission run great! What could cause this? Surely it would be harder for the game to render an entire city block with light sources and all, rather than a hole with some zombies in it. Perhaps having several AIs in vicinity to one another is what causes the slowdown.
nobody has found the loose floor tile in the cathedral?
What sort of a sick bastard makes a zombie trap like that???
I seriously and strongly recommend that you upgrade and even a modest budget of $50 will provide you with a card that will play TDM and other contemporary games.
If you can find a one i recommend a HD3850 (mostly second only these days), otherwise the best card for $50 is the HD4650, or if you can stretch to $75 the nVidiaGT240.
[update:] I found an open box(second hand with warranty) GT240 from NewEgg for $61 you cant beat that price.
I've just encountered a crash-on-load problem in mission 2: I hit quickload and the screen fades a bit, stalls, and a Windows error message saying it has crashed comes up ("would you like to report? yes/no"). is this the same one other people are having?
is there a solution to the savegame problem, besides letting it crash and restarting it every time? I suppose another option is to never make a mistake that requires reloading, but I'm not that good
Bikerdude: thanks for the info, but I have a slim case that only accepts low-profile cards. I'm looking through similar cards with that requirement, but the names and numbers don't mean anything to me anymore PM me if you have any suggestions