TTLG|Thief|Bioshock|System Shock|Deus Ex|Mobile
Page 1 of 13 12345611 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 302

Thread: T2 FM: Death's Turbid Veil (2nd September 2014)

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2006
    Location: On the tip of your tongue.

    T2 FM: Death's Turbid Veil (2nd September 2014)



    I'm happy to announce that my new mission, Death's Turbid Veil, is available for download.

    Version 1.1:

    My Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_U...ew?usp=sharing
    Mirror (thanks Derfy): http://derfy.net/fms/DeathsTurbidVeil_v11.zip
    Dark Fate (thanks clearing): http://download.darkfate.org/fan-mis...idVeil_v11.zip
    Southquarter (thanks Brethren): http://www.southquarter.com/download...idVeil_v11.zip

    Anyone who can provide a mirror, please do, and let me know the link so I can add it to this post.

    Please note: This mission requires New Dark v1.22 (Download here: http://thief.0815x.de/t2_v122.zip Thread here: http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=144235).

    There is an area of the mission reported to require new_mantle to be enabled in order to progress! If you overwrote your config files when installing v1.22, or you have it disabled, please re-enable new_mantle. To do this, edit cam_ext.cfg in your main Thief2 directory and remove the semicolon in front of new_mantle.

    Note: If you have trouble with sound effects appearing as static noise, please download the following zip, and replace these sounds in the mission zip file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_U...it?usp=sharing These will be included in a patched version of the mission at a later date.

    Screenshots can be found in this thread: http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=144130
    Loot list can be found here. You can read it online or just click the download button on the top right.
    FAQ/Walkthrough by Ricebug can be downloaded from here: http://www.bogadocious.com/temp/DTV.zip

    Story:

    "No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be."
    - Bram Stoker, Dracula

    "Alas! for this gray shadow, once a man--
    So glorious in his beauty and thy choice,
    Who madest him thy chosen, that he seem'd
    To his great heart none other than a God!"
    - Alfred Tennyson, Tithonus



    I recently paid a visit to an associate of mine, Lyle, who works at the City Museum, in an attempt to find a buyer for some antiquities I happened to have come into possession of. The man has delusions of nobility, and is usually on edge whenever I, a common criminal, go to meet him. This time however, he was clearly deeply worried by something and was acting even more flustered than usual. I wasn't going to pry, but partway through appraising my goods, he appeared to reach a decision, and started begging for my help.

    Lyle's daughter, Marianne, recently got a job as a servant at the country estate of Lord Oswin Pavoni, a noble and explorer. Everything had been going fine, and she seemed happy with the work, until five days ago when she didn't come home. When he went to the house to try and find her, they told him she had disappeared and was missing, but would not let him in. Now the Watch have sent a detective to investigate, but no-one is telling Lyle anything.

    He wants me to break into the house and find out what happened to her. He didn't have much to offer in return, but to sweeten the deal, he told me about a secret vault rumoured to be hidden somewhere in the house, and provided me with a list of valuable artefacts that I could get a good price for, were they to be liberated from the Pavoni estate.

    Lyle's a useful man to know when I need to shift rare antiquities, and it couldn't hurt to have him owe me a favour. He's provided me with a map of the house and an advance on the artefacts I brought him so I can buy equipment. I'll be going in by dropping over the wall near the back of the estate. Once inside, I'll need to find out what happened to Marianne, and of course, locate that vault.
    Last edited by nicked; 3rd Nov 2014 at 16:09.

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2001
    Location: 210x200x64
    DL'd in 30 seconds! When I first started playing thief that would have taken well over a day.

    Thanks nicked. I'll enjoy this after darkness falls and the world is silent save a few thiefy noises.

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2014
    Location: In Cragscleft
    Damn 457MB, this is going to be an epic mission.

  4. #4
    Taking a break
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: France (Saint-Gobain)
    Thank you...downloading now...

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2003
    Location: Sioux Falls, SD
    I just tried to start this mission, and it crashed right after the Objectives screen!

    I tried removing some of my upgrades (NecroAge, HDMOD, ep2) and reinstalling Thief 1.22. Same result.

  6. #6
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    Awesome, congrats on the release nicked. Mirror on the way, just waiting for the upload to finish.

    I noticed the .mis file is 150 MB...is that normal, even in the age of New Dark? Seems huge to me. I have no idea what makes a .mis file large or small, especially considering it doesn't contain any actual assets. Is it just based on the number of objects or brushes or something similar?

  7. #7
    Moderator
    Registered: Jul 2008
    Congrats on the release, Nick!

    @ Mechs Delight: I'm sorry it didn't work. I don't know why it didn't but just to be sure it isn't something in the mission archive itself, I downloaded and started it and I was able to get into the mission with no crash. For what it's worth, I don't have any other mods installed, just v1.22.

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2007
    Location: Krull Island, in the pub
    Quote Originally Posted by Mechs Delight View Post
    I just tried to start this mission, and it crashed right after the Objectives screen!

    I tried removing some of my upgrades (NecroAge, HDMOD, ep2) and reinstalling Thief 1.22. Same result.
    For me, the same happened. I haven't got any enhancement packs installed. I tried it with Darkloader and fmsel too, but it didn't work. Any suggestions?

  9. #9
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    Works fine for me, on a clean 1.22 install, using Darkloader.

  10. #10
    Desperately dodgy geezer
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: The Wailing Keep
    Congrats Nick! Can't wait to start playing once it's good and dark.

    Is there a briefing movie? Perhaps the crash is a codec or video-related issue.

    Edit: Never mind, after looking in the ZIP on Drive, I see there's no movie.

  11. #11
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2010
    Location: A Former Orange Grove
    Thanks Nicked for the new FM. I am trying to figure out the picture puzzles at this point. I don't wish a hint yet at this time. I just need to figure out how these work. Tough though that the AI are really sensitive. I got too careless and alerted one who was about 50 yards away - upstairs. These guards are really worried about intruders, aren't they?

    Frames are a little slow when starting out - in the outside areas - especially if looking toward the distance. However, this is something many new dark FMs do now. It's not so bad that it hurt game play. Just a little jumpy here and there.

    I like the very low light candles. Lots of light in other areas, but some shadows that are bigger than they seem to be. That helps. Thanks for that.

  12. #12
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2008
    Fine here (using FMsel). It does seem to use a lot of memory though - 800-900MB once the mission is loaded. Is that normal?

  13. #13
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2003
    Location: Sioux Falls, SD
    I found the solution - I have an icon to start the program on my desktop, and the Properties tab still had the Target startup on an old version of the New Dark exe.

    Everyone: Make sure that you copy the most recent thief2.exe to your Target startup in Properties (or just double click on thief2.exe to start the newest NewDark version) after installing the most recent version.

  14. #14
    Moderator
    Registered: Jul 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by Swiz View Post
    Fine here (using FMsel). It does seem to use a lot of memory though - 800-900MB once the mission is loaded. Is that normal?
    Yes, normal.

  15. #15
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    Mirror here:

    Death's Turbid Veil

  16. #16
    Taking a break
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: France (Saint-Gobain)
    Mission crashes to desktop when in loading objectives screen. I have New Dark 1.22, but i donīt use any EP patch. I use darkloader, whatīs wrong?

  17. #17
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Bremerton Washington
    Quote Originally Posted by cardia1 View Post
    Mission crashes to desktop when in loading objectives screen. I have New Dark 1.22, but i donīt use any EP patch. I use darkloader, whatīs wrong?
    I am having the same problem. Looking for fixes now.

  18. #18
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2000
    Location: Land of enchantment
    @cardia1, Did you check that your shortcut icon points to the EXE your 1.22 installation folder (per above)? Starting directly with the 1.22 EXE?

  19. #19
    Taking a break
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: France (Saint-Gobain)
    Quote Originally Posted by smithpd View Post
    @cardia1, Did you check that your shortcut icon points to the EXE your 1.22 installation folder (per above)? Starting directly with the 1.22 EXE?
    i launch the game via darkloadre, i donīt use any thief 2 icon to run it.

  20. #20
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2000
    Location: Land of enchantment
    Quote Originally Posted by cardia1 View Post
    i launch the game via darkloadre, i donīt use any thief 2 icon to run it.
    Sorry to be repetitive, but then you still need to have Darkloader point to the correct EXE file. Check the Thief2 directory in Setup. Then when you start the mission, Pause to desktop and check that the Thief Icon in your task bar says 1.22. If so, then it is something else...

  21. #21
    Taking a break
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: France (Saint-Gobain)
    the task bars doesnīt say anything at all, it just shows the thief 2 icon, iīm using windows 7

  22. #22
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2000
    Location: Land of enchantment
    Quote Originally Posted by cardia1 View Post
    the task bars doesnīt say anything at all, it just shows the thief 2 icon, iīm using windows 7
    I am using Windows 7 too, but I have a classic start menu and classic desktop theme. I don't know whether or not the display of my task bar differs from yours. If you can't see it on the task bar, you should be able to see it in the Task Manager. You can start the Task Manager via CTRL-ALT-DEL or right clicking on the task bar and then selecting Start Task Manager.

    EDIT: another thing: you can see the name by hovering your mouse over the Thief2 icon. I set taskbar buttons to Never Combine under task bar properties. This displays the name of the task without hovering the mouse over the icon.
    Last edited by smithpd; 2nd Sep 2014 at 20:46.

  23. #23
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Bremerton Washington
    Having the same problem with crashing. I download newdark version 1.22 to my desktop. I extract all the files to my Thief2 directory. I open my directory and find the Thief icon (application extension) which launches the game right clicking the icon looking at details then properties it still shows v1.21. The v1.22 zip file is where the other patches filed.

    Why isn't v1.22 installing?

    Should I try deleting v1.21?

  24. #24
    Moderator
    Registered: Jul 2008
    When you download version 1.22, the ZIP archive you are downloading has several smaller ZIP archives inside it. It is not necessary to put everything from the original download into your Thief 2 folder. The only two ZIP archives that need to be extracted into the Thief 2 folder are "new_dark.zip" and "contrib.zip". It sounds like you extracted the original ZIP archive into your T2 folder but not the needed ones. They should now be sitting in your T2 folder as ZIP files. You will still need to extract them there.

  25. #25
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2003
    Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas!
    Great mission so far but I need a nudge down in the well I don't know what to put in the big bowl thing. I have read the tile that says something about taking a leap ?? I have looked all over down here

    Nicked this AWESOME!!


    P.S. I had the same crash problem and found out that indeed the folders were zipped in the Thief2 directory so I unzipped and all is good now!!

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •