here if interested.
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the Mystery Man must be laughing, flying on the Raven's wings.
The mystery man must be far away by now. In another country, possibly.
I'm replaying Thief 2 with 1.19, I'm at mission "Blackmail", and I found a bug which I hadn't seen in my last pre-1.19 playthrough. It involves a secret so I added spoiler tags.
In the Chapel, when I shoot an arrow through the hammer-shaped hole, the huge iron hammer doesn't move to reveal the floor passage to the basement, even though it says "secret found". I can still wedge myself into the hole using the lean keys, but not in such a way as to use the ladder. Not sure if this has anything to do with 1.19, but didn't see it before and couldn't find any occurrences on google. Did anyone else have this bug?
worked ok for me.
Last edited by voodoo47; 4th Oct 2012 at 09:48.
I'm logging in for the first time in YEARS to say:
I was -just- thinking the other day about playing some Thief again, but thought to myself "I'm running windows 7 now, no way it'll work. Had enough trouble with XP...". Then I check the forums on a lark yesterday, and BTB, I saw this and my jaw hit the floor!
Whoever did all this amazing work, add my thanks to the dozens, if not hundreds, you've already received. Between a relative in the hospital and my other favorite game (City of Heroes) getting canceled, I sorely needed a pick-me-up. So again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!
(heck, maybe now I can finally finish that mission that got too big for Thief to run....)
I just played the Thief demo and I want to get started playing Thief, just 2 questions;
1) I have Thief Gold, do I need another patch before this new patch, and how do I apply this current patch since this is for Thief 2...
2) I have several texture replacers like Rebirth for System Shock 2 and those really make the game look nice, could you recommen some replacers to make Thief look prettier?
Thanks in advance for your help guys!
1) No, there are no official patches for TG. It's ready for the "1.19" patch. To apply the new patch, extract the contents of new_dark and contrib to your TG folder, then rename "Thief2.exe" to Thief.exe. You then have to edit cam.cfg or cam_ext.cfg and add the text dark1 on a line on its own.
2) A the time of writing there's a TG texture update thread just a few threads below this one.
Hahahaha, Larry that was great. Of course it sounds like wishful thinking to me but it was an entertaining post anyway.
I think an ex-LGS employee that got hold of the source code decided to update the game. Either that or some fan(s) that wish(es) to remain anonymous. After all, in the downloaded package for 1.19 there was a note from "Keepers" which may suggest more than one person worked on this patch.
trail of blood with 32bit lightning.
Obviously it was made by those same people on the TTLG source code thread who were forever telling everybody to ... about them working on it. Posting it on a French site and then feigning amazement was a nice touch ! It also seems to be the same people offering tech advice on it in the various threads - bit of a giveaway. You should come out of the shadows and take the plaudits you deserve.
After weeks and weeks of playing DayZ and Borderlands 2, I needed Thief 2 like Michael Clark Duncan needs a 2013 calendar, but this patch you guys did is amazing. Everything is so crisp and clear - you can imagine how beautiful ASHEN AGE looks !
I hope you get around to turning Dromed into a proper WYSIWYG editor eventually.
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Got some weirdos coming out of the woodwork here.
I'm just happy to have something that works after having to hack together mods for years. I also appreciate all the hard works that's gone into the new patch.
I spoke to Paul Neurath (Looking Glass) on the phone a couple years ago, asking if one of his troops had the source code. His feelings at that time was that because Thief 4 was in production, Eidos was likely not releasing ANYTHING to ANYONE, regardless of how old the code was.
If I were to venture a guess, someone in the biz got the shaft and decided to help us poor taffers out as a form of revenge. Not uncommon in the game software world. Sticking in bits of back door code "just in case." Sneaking a copy of something into your Beach Boys CD case and taking it home. Stuff like that.
Kind of like what happened with Anachronox after Ion Storm shut down-- one of the devs released a couple of patches that added some gameplay features and made major improvements to the stability of the game.