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  1. #1
    Summer Vacation Contest Winner 2010
    Registered: Sep 2003
    Location: PacificNorthWest...Near Forks

    Halloween Contest- 2012-Tell Tale Heart-NewDark-V.1.19-Nov/2/2012

    Here is my contest entry, and it is a little late, but better that than buggy. Beta testing finished today, and I ironed out all the bugs to my knowledge. I am linking to google drive for now until my ftp to thiefmissions.



    Where you can get the patch :http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140085

    Note: before downloading ! This is version 1.19, otherwise known as Thief2 The New Dark ! You must patch your Thief 2 installation, and be sure and remove all of your v1.18
    saves. Make sure you are patched to V.1.18 before patching to V.1.19 Follow the instructions, as the patching is simple. Taffer patcher is okay, as well as any enhancement pack you use, however there are over a thousand custom objects in the mission including what I made in Paint shop pro, so with this lightmap version, it is not required.

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    Slyfoxx is Garret in the intro video, and Keyla the Otter has provided some ambient music for background.

    Story: It is Hallows Eve, and while the Trick or Treaters are keeping the City Watch busy, I thought I would spend some time in the old Industrial area just outside the city. Basso and Jenivere are to meet me behind the old Trumble house, as they are casing some work for me. Should be a quiet evening, and the only guards close by won't be watching. The rent is due, and you never know, I may just have a few tricks for tonight myself as the rent is due in a couple of days. Trick or Treat!

    Use Darkloader V.4.3 as this was used in testing. An update has been made for fm-selector that came with the 1.19 patch.

    Custom Scripts Used:NVScript.osm,and
    ShadowSpawn's New motion data base.

    NVScript.osm Here:http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthrea...light=NVScript

    Here is Version 1.2-read the improvements concerning some strange non working control devices on some machines. http://www.thiefmissions.com/m/TellTaleHeart For those who couldn't get started the following has been done to help you along. See readme below.

    ==================================================================================
    11.02.2012
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    Title : Tell Tale Heart
    Filename : Tell_TaleHeartV1.2
    Author : DarthsLair
    Contact info : darthslair@rocketmail.com
    Date of release : Nov 2st 2012 For updated Version 1.2 Date of update Nov.12th 10 days after initial release.
    Version : Tell Tale Heart-Halloween Contest 2012

    ==================================================================================


    * Play Information *

    Game : Thief 2 The Metal Age
    Level Names : Tell Tale Heart
    File names : miss20.mis
    Difficulty Settings : Yes. Trick or Treat
    Map/Automap : Yes.
    New graphics : Yes.
    New sounds : Yes.
    New conversations : Yes.
    New models : Yes.
    EAX Support : No.
    Multi language support : No. English
    Briefing : Link to youtube only
    Equipment store : No.

    * Construction *
    Base: From OttoJ55 abandoned Mechanist Map. The mission has been updated to use Fm-Selector. Fixed a bad texture that was overlooked,
    and fixed 2 readables that were truncated. Some textures missed during beta testing. Fixed the Morgue door so it can be obliterated if the switch fails.
    Fixed the floor trap door to the cellar incase the switch fails on some systems. Fixed all 13 secrets once found will tick off as completed.
    Build Time: Many bottles of headache medicine, not including gallons of Jack Daniel's. Many fits thrown, when Dromed turns into Dromzilla.
    Doing most of this blindly as I am almost completly blind.


    ===================================================================================
    ===================================================================================
    Story: It is Halloween night, and the City Watch are busy with the local Trick or Treaters, so I have a job in the old industrial area just outside
    the city. Basso and Jennivere are to meet me behind the old Trumble house. They will have already cased the area by the time I arrive.
    Hopefully it will be a good treat for all of us, because as usual, the rent is due again. Trick or Treat !
    * Loading Information *
    Get the latest version of Darkloader and run it. DO NOT UNZIP THIS FILE!!
    May not run with Windows Vista and Garrettloader.

    * Copyright Information *
    DarthsLair October 2012
    * Special Thanks:To Beta testers, Gloria Creep, Tom Manning, Jimmy Brown, and George Mathison
    * Special Thanks * To all of the voice actors: Yandros , FireMage, Uncadnego, frere staven (Steven Mafiodo),Masterthief3,Shadow Creepr, Gore_Torn,Dront,Msledd,
    Random_Taffer, Don Williamson-Dlw6,Slyfoxx is Garrett,Metal Dawn, Antimatter, Fizbop,Procession.
    * Special Thanks * Special Thanks to model makers: Yandros, Zontik, Raetsel, Hrothgar, Nielsen74, OttoJ55, Eshaktaar, Targa, R Soul, Christine, Nameless Voice, Dark Arrow, Sluggs.
    Christine, Redface,LarryG,Cosas,and the team. Von Eins,Althalus,Omer "G'len" Golan,Rob Hicks and J.Knez(Schwaa),Alun Bestor,Purgator,Gort.Ar-Zimrathon,Greenhorn,DarkMax,
    Pdackel, Syi,Eshaktaar, Master_edd,Phantom,ShadowSpawn,The Watcher,The house of Dhin,Sensut,Vigil,Paweuek,And,mkadlec,epithumia,Timon,caffeinatedzombeh,Willie,Winter Cat,
    Bronze Griffin, Digital Nightfall, Metal Dawn,taffer9,AntiMatter_16,redface,threeviltritone,Willie,Gregorious,Haplo
    Special Thanks to:, Keyla The Otter, for providing some excellent ambient music.
    . Special Thanks to: Thiefmissions.com, and Ttlg and SouthQuarter for their wonderful sites.


    Technical Information: Script used: NvScript.osm,thn.script This version has 2 custom made videos: Introduction,and Death. All .avi movies made with mpeg codec.
    UnKnown Issues: Has not been tested on Windows98, or Windows2000. The only two reported problems was not being able to drop fish if frobbed in the water, and
    mission ending as soon as all objectives complete, and not at the starting point. Could be a memory usage problem, as the mission is large.
    This mission used ottoj55 abandoned mechanist mission. Have fun, as it was made for fun only !


    ===================================================================================

    This level was not made and is not supported by Looking Glass Studios or
    Eidos Interactive. You are free to distribute, but do not change any mission
    data for redistribution without my written consent. Enjoy!!! This mission
    was intended to be for fun only. The author does not assume any liability
    in misuse. Ha! Ha! Enjoy, Taffer!


    1.Made the floor trap door leading to Mr.Trumble so it splinters into bits incase the switch wont work on some machines.
    2.Made the Freezer Door in the Morgue splinter into pieces because it is objective related.
    3.Now when you have found all 13 secrets the objective will tick as completed.
    4.A couple new powerups to help you through difficult situations. You can use them if you need to, but if not, you will have plenty left over at the end of the game.


    Technical Notes: This mission is large, and it will take some time to get through it. I highly suggest to read everything you can read in the mission for a full understanding of the Story and Game. Some of the objectives of course are triggered by readables. Please dont give outright spoilers, as this is a new game and story. The gameplay is layed out in a simple fashion, and there are numerous clues throughout the mission.

    It is probably not wise to frob the fish I have in this mission, and a beta tester did mention that once frobbed it couldn't be dropped. It might be thrown however.

    Pay no attention to the stats screen concerning secrets, as that count is wrong. The objective screen will credit you in this regard. My eyes have been failing me for quite some time, and this may be my last mission until eye surgery or such. I had to use a powerful magnifying glass in order to work and finish it. My eyes are strained terribly, so bear with me. There is a list of credited voice actors at the end of the briefing video.
    I also included in the Movies folder, my custom made death.avi. I may have to make a written walkthrough and a loot list, but there is no hidden loot which isn't easy to find. All credits appear in the readme !

    There are machines out there for some strange reason not yet known, that wont be able to play it, as some of the control devices fail. I have done all I can to ensure that some of the objective related doors are destroyable,and flinder to wood particles. This may be because of using over 3400 objects or could be something that the scripters will have to work on to iron out bugs in the NewDark.

    Explore the game up and down, and you will eventually find everything. Patience is golden !

    Maps are helpful, and I have included the necessary features to help you navigate in the catacombs.

    This fan mission:Tell Tale Heart is dedicated to Evy(Evelyn) Poe, directly related to Edgar Allan Poe. She passed away sadly many years ago, and was my dear friend, along with Dale Duvall, her son: also passed away earlier this year. Long live Edgar Allan Poe, and all of his descendants.

    Have some Halloween fun !
    Thanks for playing ! Please Vote !

    If you dont want to killThere is over 4,000 excess loot in the mission, somewhere around 11,400. It is not necessary to kill spooks for their loot, just time there movements and proceed. Use your water arrows to douse torches.

    Edit by epithumia: Add thiefmissions link.

    Voice Actor Credit List:

    1.Yandros is Dr.Frankenstein and the Statue.
    2.FireMage is one of the Male Pumpkin People.
    3.Dark Lord of Death is uncadonego
    4.Steven mafiodo( frere staven) is the Executioner
    5.Masterthief3 is The Haunt in the beginning greeting player."Happy Halloween !"
    6.Shadow Creepr-female The Angel in the Main Crypt.
    7.Gore_Torn is Dr.Morris
    8.Dront is Mr. Trumble’s ghost.
    9.Msledd child’s ghost.crypt Frankenstein.
    10.Random_taffer is Basso
    11.Don Williamsen-Dlw6-Evil Eye-crypt Frankenstein
    12.Slyfoxx as Garrett-Intro video Briefing.
    13.Metal Dawn-Pumpkin
    14.Mike Myers-Ghost-crypt of Frankenstein
    15.AntiMatter_16-Pumpkin People
    16.Fizbop is Dr.Morris's evil spirit.
    17.ShadowCreepr-Jenivere
    18.Procession-Guard



    Some Spoiler Videos of Version 1.2 recently released: There are six of them, and you can use them as tools if you get stuck.

    1.Part 1- The beginning and on his way to find Dr.Morris.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa1XP...6&feature=plcp

    2.Part 2-Garrett finds Dr. Morris and proceeds to ge his Brain Map http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idGvD...hannel&list=UL

    3.Part 3- Garrett finds his friends Basso and Jen Being held captive by the Evil Lord of Death, and uses the Poisoned Steak to inact revenge on him.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kodu...hannel&list=UL

    4.Part 4-Garrett has freed his friends, but he is engaged in making his brain map to make his way to the origin of Dr. Morris.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kodu...hannel&list=UL

    5.Part 5-Garrett is in theyear 2014 now, and searches for the Ring of Dr. Frankenstein, and his Journal.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke5tA...hannel&list=UL

    6.Part 6-Garrett heads for theMausoleum to steal the evil heart of Dr. Frankenstein, then to uses it to bring Amanda Morris back to life. He finds that the brain scanner and maps are usefull tools, but not his bag of tricks. He is tired and leaves the Industrial area for good taking his friends with him.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SPkj...hannel&list=UL

    Some Screens by Lady Johttp://ladyjo1.free.fr/thief/spip.php?article1003
    Last edited by darthsLair; 28th Nov 2012 at 00:44.

  2. #2
    Clearinghouse
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Siberia, Russia
    Congrats, darthsLair Downloading!

  3. #3
    Summer Vacation Contest Winner 2010
    Registered: Sep 2003
    Location: PacificNorthWest...Near Forks
    Quote Originally Posted by clearing View Post
    Congrats, darthsLair Downloading!
    Thankyou Clearing, this will be my last mission made until I have eye surgery, as I am legally blind as a bat !

  4. #4
    The mission crashes before starting and I can't play it.
    Is it because of this?
    "This is version 1.19, otherwise known as Thief2 The New Dark ! You must patch your Thief 2 installation, and be sure and remove all of your v1.18
    saves. Follow the instructions, as the patching is simple."

    If so, what instructions? How do I fix this? (I already have tafferpatcher installed)

  5. #5
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    The patch details are here.

    To play a V1.19, you should do a fresh install of Thief, patched to 1.18 if necessary and apply the patch to that. You can use Tafferpatcher to install as before and then apply 1.19 if you want.

    You will be able to play 1.18 missions in 1.19, but you can't play 1.19 missions in 1.18.

  6. #6
    bikerdude
    Guest
    Ive posted this over on the TDM forums -

    - http://forums.thedarkmod.com/topic/1...t/#entry299447

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2006
    I can't load this mission using the integrated loader.

    I get the trick or treat screen, choose any, start the mission but the original missions get started.

    Script problems? I have latest ones in the main game folder.



    edit: runs fine with darkloader.
    Last edited by cattamer; 2nd Nov 2012 at 09:20.

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: College Place, WA
    Downloading now! Can't wait to see the awesome!

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2004
    Location: Marlborough,England.
    Cannot find d3dx9_43.dll apparently
    Havent got a clue what that means.
    I cleared out mt T2 save folder
    Extracted new_dark and contrib zips to my thief2 directory
    using darkloader it goes through its clean up and install and crash with the above message...
    Any ideas please.
    Thanks.

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2004
    Location: Marlborough,England.
    Ok fixed it...seems my direct x installation got screwed some how...I had 9.0c but ran this....
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...ils.aspx?id=35
    ...ignored the "try Bing Toolbar" and hey presto no crash.

  11. #11
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    Instructions and a link for that is in the Readme of the patch. I'll see if I can find it before you do!!

    Edit. Bah humbug! That was a speedy find and fix.

  12. #12
    L'architecte de Rocksbourg
    Registered: Nov 2005
    Location: Narbonne, France
    Congrats for the release Darthslair, and for meeting the deadline
    I'll play it once the betatest for my mission starts.

    Now back to work...

  13. #13
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    @Ravenhook - you need to update your directx setup I believe.
    @Lady Taffer - what ya been?

    Congrats to Rod for the first 1.19 mission - there goes my Friday night.

    Should have a mirror up on Southquarter shortly.

  14. #14
    Moderator
    Registered: May 2000
    Location: Thunder Bay, On., Canada
    I only got to play the first 5 minutes but it's working fine. I can't wait to get to the rest of it later today.

  15. #15
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2006
    darthslair, maybe you should do 1.18-compatible version too? I'd not like to completely switch to 1.19, at least now. Because according to tones of reports it crashes constantly and got a bunch of new bugs(which weren't in original). Even fm-selector's very glitchy. If authors stick to 1.19 they do risk to descrease popularity of their missions. And making everyone use the raw patch is discrimination.

  16. #16
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2004
    Location: Marlborough,England.
    Why does this always happen to me.....The gamma adjust is not working, using either the -/= keys or adjusting it in the video options window results in no change to the brightness....I tried it out in the OM level and that no longer has a functioning brightness adjustment either....anyone...please...its way too dark for this myopic taffer.

    This is my cam_cfg file..
    ; $Header: r:/t2repos/thief2/src/cam.cfg,v 1.24 2000/03/08 11:43:50 adurant Exp $

    ; hey, which game is this
    game dark

    ; general configs
    include_user_cfg user.cfg
    editor_include_dromed_cfg dromed.cfg

    ; game specific paths/configs
    dark_include_install_cfg darkinst.cfg
    shock_include_install_cfg install.cfg

    ; set trait cache to include concretes
    trait_cache_flags 2

    no_network

    sfx_vol_music -474
    fogging 1
    enhanced_sky 1
    render_weather 1
    movie_volume_factor 0.7

    sfx_vol_3d 0
    skip_intro
    sfx_device 1
    game_screen_depth 32
    gamma 0.8499996662
    game_hardware 1
    sfx_vol_2d 0
    game_screen_flags 45
    game_screen_size 640 480
    sfx_channels 12
    ambient_volume 0
    game_full_screen 1
    master_volume 0

    skip_starting_checks

    skip_starting_checks
    d3d_driver_index 0
    ...is there something missing that the troubleshooting notepad eludes too.
    Last edited by Ravenhook; 2nd Nov 2012 at 10:49.

  17. #17
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    Here's a mirror: Tell Tale Heart

  18. #18
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenhook View Post
    Why does this always happen to me.....The gamma adjust is not working, using either the -/= keys or adjusting it in the video options window results in no change to the brightness....I tried it out in the OM level and that no longer has a functioning brightness adjustment either....anyone...please...its way too dark for this myopic taffer.

    This is my cam_cfg file..

    ...is there something missing that the troubleshooting notepad eludes too.
    Take a look at your cam_ext.cfg.

  19. #19
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2004
    Location: Marlborough,England.
    Take a look at your cam_ext.cfg.
    I have...and...gulp...what do I do in there...

  20. #20
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2002
    Location: Girl with the Patreon Tattoo
    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Cat View Post
    darthslair, maybe you should do 1.18-compatible version too? I'd not like to completely switch to 1.19, at least now. Because according to tones of reports it crashes constantly and got a bunch of new bugs(which weren't in original). Even fm-selector's very glitchy. If authors stick to 1.19 they do risk to descrease popularity of their missions. And making everyone use the raw patch is discrimination.
    lol

  21. #21
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenhook View Post
    I have...and...gulp...what do I do in there...

    In the display mode section try disabling dx9 mode.

    I don't know your system, so play around or look here.

    http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140085

    Quite lengthy I know.

  22. #22
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2004
    Location: Marlborough,England.
    Thanks...no joy and I have moved my moaning to the link you provided so as not to hijack this thread.

  23. #23
    Member
    Registered: May 2009
    Location: Germany
    Thanks, DarthsLair for this very nice and enjoyable creepy mission !
    I have seen a lot of areas already and the mission really has some cute elements.

    There are a few things troubling me quite often, though:
    - once in a while I can not longer shoot any arrows. They just stick in the air.
    - a couple of different items, like crates, severed body parts, & other items stick to my hands and I can neither drop nor throw them
    I always have to quit Thief and restart. Then all works well again - at least for a while.

    And found that Mr Tumbles journal (tumble.str) is broken.
    All pages have too much text in order to fit onto the page and need to be reformatted.

    EDIT: morrisdiary.str is truncated as well - starting with the first page already.
    Last edited by gnartsch; 2nd Nov 2012 at 14:35.

  24. #24
    Clearinghouse
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Siberia, Russia
    Quote Originally Posted by cattamer View Post
    I can't load this mission using the integrated loader.
    I get the trick or treat screen, choose any, start the mission but the original missions get started.
    edit: runs fine with darkloader.
    Same here.

  25. #25
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2004
    Location: Marlborough,England.
    Hooray...I can play (for those suffering as I did, delete this line from cam_ext...
    use_d3d_display....now I have total brightness control)
    Now for some fun.

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