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Thread: TFix: unofficial patch for Thief1/Gold

  1. #2201
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: The Olde Castle
    That's what I was trying to say, but you said it much better.

  2. #2202
    New Member
    Registered: Mar 2016
    Location: Germany

    German localization fix

    Hello, I am a fellow taffer from Germany and also a big fan of the Tfix Patch. I recently acquired the original Thief Games on Disk, which is awesome because they did a really good job at localizing this game aswell as Thief 2.
    FYI: In Germany; "Dark Project - Der Meisterdieb" corresponds to the vanilla Thief, whereas "D.P.-D.M.: Director's Cut" simply corresponds to Thief Gold - nothing special.
    Tfix installs just fine and runs flawlessly; there is one issue though - when I get to the main menu, the title graphic will say "Thief Gold" instead of "Dark Project: Der Meisterdieb (Director's Cut)", which it should say since it is the German version.
    The title graphic is handled by an animation composed of multiple PCX images as it is the case with all versions of T1 and T2. Here's the odd one out: The German Thief Gold (Director‘s Cut) has a static image because they had to slap a Director's Cut badge in there and they were too lazy to do it to all 20 PCX's.
    Tfix sadly doesn‘t handle this too well – While Tfix installs and displays the logo animation in vanilla German Thief fine, The static image in the Director‘s Cut gets replaced by the english Thief GOLD animation.
    The fault seems to lie in the intrface.crf deployed by TFix for German Thief Gold which is then located in the \PATCHES Subdirectory. TFix cannot find the pre-existing 20 PCX files and I assume it just overwrites them to make up for the "lacking", even though the one PCX that is supposed to be there - is there.
    To get rid of this issue, which is mostly the german localization team‘s fault and more of an accidental mishap in Tfix, I have (re)created a proper animation for the German Thief Gold title screen.

    I would be more than happy to contribute these files to the TFix team to include them in the next release of the Tfix. Please note that this animation is for German Thief *Gold* only, as the animation of vanilla German Thief is completely intact, and, as a matter of fact, my animation is based on the latter.

    Best regards

  3. #2203
    Registered: Sep 2004
    while TFix is built primarily for the english version of Thief Gold, I don't mind adding localisation specific tweaks and fixes as long as I can make things work reliably.

    so sure, if you have created a proper animated logo for the german version, share it, and I'll see what can be done.

  4. #2204
    New Member
    Registered: Mar 2016
    Location: Germany
    Thank you for your consideration, I simply made this fix work by dropping all the files into the \german\ subdirectory of \Patches\intrface.crf (not the one in \RES\) for the gold version, so I think this should be easy to implement.
    Here's the link:
    Good luck!
    Last edited by Bafford; 26th Feb 2017 at 15:21. Reason: updated link

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