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Thread: T1 FM - Calendra's Cistern - Newdark Re-release - 2015-08-08

  1. #1
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    Location: College Place, WA

    T1 FM - Calendra's Cistern - Newdark Re-release - 2015-08-08

    Hello Taffers,

    It's been 15 years to the day since the last patch, so let me present to you a Newdark updated version of Calendra's Cistern by the infamous Team Calendra: Purah, Totality, Thumper, Loanstar, and Deep Qantas. Re-released with permission from Purah, this new version of Calendra's Cistern has been painstakingly bugfixed and mildly enhanced. Textures have been aligned, object physics dimensions and materials corrected, room brushes fixed, pathfinding corrected, and a few mild enhancements such as finding original source artwork and re-importing them, re-importing Thief2 textures to use their original palette, and remastering custom AI, Object, and Terrain textures among many other things such as a custom title screen and colored lighting. A few hundred hours have gone into bugfixing this mission, but with luck, you won't even notice! For an incomplete changelog, view the readme.

    *Spoilers* Here is a gallery of just a few of the changes/enhancement.

    The original briefing is as follows:
    Code:
    "I'm all dressed up with nowhere to go
     walkin' with a dead man over my shoulder.."
      -Oingo Boingo, "Dead Man's Party"
    
    BACKGROUND:
    This is your city. A black-caped lord, you survey your domain from the rooftops 
    with pensive, cynical eyes. They are analytical eyes. Like camera shutters, they 
    slice and assess every footfall on the midnight cobbles below. You time every 
    pendulous swing of the lanterns and evaluate every fitful throw of shadow from 
    one end of the street to the other. Your ears unconsciously decipher the sullen 
    echoes of voices, machinery and wind. This is a city of metronomes where chimney 
    pots sway to the ancient gurgle of pipes whose forlorn songs rise from throats 
    of incurable decay. You gauge the lonely armored scrape of each city watchman as 
    a matter of habit, for there is machination in thievery. And timing is 
    everything. You have internalized the rhythm of movement and non-movement, the 
    play of shadows, down to your very own pulse.
    
    You chuckle sardonically, amused to find yourself thinking of the Keepers. But 
    you have good reason tonight.
    
    Mercedes was a hard minded, hard bodied acolyte who left the Keepers shortly 
    after you. Though your relationship lasted longer than that of most thieves in 
    the city, you're not exactly a family man. Besides, Mercedes started dabbling in 
    sorcery and had her own agendas. But that's all in the past. And loneliness can 
    be delicious in its own way . . . especially on the rooftops at night. Her 
    letter arrived yesterday. You have it tucked in your breast pocket and it 
    reminds you of the times you spent together as acolytes. It mentions a party, a 
    job, strictly business it would seem . . . But you don't think so much about the 
    letter's content as you do on the familiar handwriting. And then you decide that 
    it is an interesting proposition after all. Not the money so much as the 
    challenge of stealing something more abstract than lucre or relics. A theft of 
    time and a little company to remind you of your fading youth. Such delicate and 
    unpredictable prizes fall outside what you've memorized of this clockwork city. 
    At the thieves' guild you once heard an old rogue say that the thief's burden is 
    not his bag of loot but the endless desire to possess what he does not have. 
    Tonight you meet an old friend . . . for you, a splinter of what might have been 
    is gleaming like a jewel under museum glass . . . and opportunity makes the 
    thief. 
    
    BRIEFING LETTER:
    "Garrett,
    
    I know we agreed not to see each other, but there's a party tomorrow night and 
    you're the only man thief-enough to be my escort.  You've heard of the Weeping 
    Angel Tavern?  It's near my new apartment on the south side of town.  I heard 
    the owner, Lady Calendra, is closing the tavern early in order to throw a lavish 
    party.  An elite few are invited and among them, a count seeking payment for his 
    delivery of a certain ill-gotten relic taken by crime from swamps in the utter 
    south.  I don't know much about it really, but as far as the party goes, we're 
    'invited.'  I'll expect you in the Weeping Angel's wine cellar by midnight.  I 
    overheard there is a secret door there to the place the party is being held.
    
    As Always,
    
    Mercedes
    
    P.S.     I think it's formal dress so...I'll be wearing black."
    Note: Darkloader has problems with running newdark Thief1 missions. If you refuse to use FMSel, follow these instructions provided by SlyFoxx to correct the problem.

    Download
    Current Version - 2.0c - Newdark 1.23 REQUIRED.
    Mediafire (2.0c)
    Southquarter (2.0c) - Thanks Brethren!
    Taffer's Paradise (2.0c) - Thanks Lord Soth!

    Special thanks
    Klatremus and Voodoo47 for testing and feedback on the Newdark Re-release.
    Last edited by AntiMatter_16; 22nd Aug 2015 at 13:36.

  2. #2
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    Registered: Jul 2008
    This is fantastic! What great news. A hearty thank you to you and everyone else involved. Your work is truly appreciated! Can't wait to try it out.

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: May 2010
    Location: Taffer's Inn
    Great news indeed. Your New dark re-releases are amazing! Thank you.

  4. #4
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2003
    Location: Norway (currently Phoenix, AZ)
    Congratulations, AntiMatter_16! Thank you for letting me be a part of it.
    Klatremus' Supreme Thief Site - Walkthroughs, Loot Lists & Ghost Reports
    Let's Supreme Ghost Thief - YouTube Channel with Thief Let's Plays

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Location: Southern,California
    downloading it and i am going to play it now,will post results,as this was a classic


    after intro it went to black screen and said i need a newer version ,said i was running 1.22

    so whats the deal?
    Last edited by downwinder; 7th Aug 2015 at 21:13.

  6. #6
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: College Place, WA
    Newdark 1.23 is required.

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2012
    Location: On parole
    Thank you Antimatter

    btw the read me file says Corrected loot total - now possible to get 100% loot does that include the bug i discovered in the original version when Calendra places her goblet on the table after her conversation with Dillon....and the goblet disappears into thin air so you can only frob 1/2 goblets ?

  8. #8
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: The Wailing Keep
    Quote Originally Posted by downwinder View Post
    after intro it went to black screen and said i need a newer version ,said i was running 1.22

    so whats the deal?
    I think that message is pretty clear about what the deal is. I got it too as I hadn't yet updated my TG installation to 1.23.

    Thanks for this, AM_16! I haven't played CC in years and am doing so now with the EP2 installed and it looks great.

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2003
    Location: Norway (currently Phoenix, AZ)
    fortuni: The goblet error has been fixed. However, there was a loot item worth 25 outside the map that made it impossible to get 100% loot. The total has been adjusted down 25 to account for this.

    Yandros: He probably wasn't aware there was a newer version. Otherwise I assume (and hope) he'd put two and two together.
    Last edited by klatremus; 8th Aug 2015 at 03:11.
    Klatremus' Supreme Thief Site - Walkthroughs, Loot Lists & Ghost Reports
    Let's Supreme Ghost Thief - YouTube Channel with Thief Let's Plays

  10. #10
    Zombified
    Registered: Sep 2004
    Quote Originally Posted by klatremus View Post
    fortuni: The goblet error has been fixed.
    just for fun, what was the problem? I did take a look at this and was not able to find anything.


    sidenote: it's probably not a good idea to use the dml meant for the orig mission with the updated one.

  11. #11
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    Registered: Oct 2012
    Location: On parole
    Quote Originally Posted by voodoo47 View Post
    sidenote: it's probably not a good idea to use the dml meant for the orig mission with the updated one.
    Belt and Braces: With updated mission now available might be idea to remove dml from repository to prevent possible conflicts occurring, after all dml was not a fix for any major crashing issues or failed objectives preventing ending of mission.

    I can state in my walks to advise Newdark re-release available....can we persuade Tanner et al to paste in an advisory note in the opening thread of the original mission stating as much ?

  12. #12
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2012
    Location: San Miguel de Salinas, Spain
    Thanks to everyone envolved ! It's been one of my favorites, going to replay it now. Since it's been a long time that I last played this mission, I might not notice the changes, but I will keep my eyes open.

  13. #13
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2003
    Location: Nampa, Idaho
    I have Purah's permission to create a new T2 FM, using Midnight in Murkbell (Calendra's Legacy) as the base. I'll most likely need some help. Going to open up some new spaces, maybe do a daylight mission. I don't know.

    @Yandros: You still interested?

  14. #14
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2004
    Location: City Of The Angels

    Does Newdark 1.23 work on T1?

    All I could find is the T2 version? Do I use the T2 version on T1? Help!

  15. #15
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: The Wailing Keep
    Yes, just copy it to your T1/G folder and rename it to Thief.exe, renaming the original of course.

    @Ricebug: I can help on the scripting side, yes, but not a lot of other involvement since I'm working on a contest mission and DCE already.

  16. #16
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2004
    Location: City Of The Angels
    Thanks, that worked.

  17. #17
    Zombified
    Registered: Sep 2004
    you could also just use this bloody thing.

  18. #18
    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: Washington
    Do my eyes deceive?
    Praise the Builder!

  19. #19
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2009
    Thank you so much for this wonderful mission

  20. #20
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Location: Southern,California
    well i put on newdark once again this time when i ran mission i had the mass black textures,making misison not playable,then i tryed to load it in fm select and it then said i had old version agian,so i pass on this mission


    and yes i my spelling is bad and dont even want to correct it as this get me mad that so many missions have issues


    but concidering i have darkloader/t2_v122/t2_v123/tafferpatch and finally tfix i can see why nothing works anymore= 5 things to get thief fan missions to even work lol,not counting single files


    anyone ever think of streamlining this entire process to one down with a installer,instead of what we got now


    reminds me of the ut 1999 game after a decade of playing it the amount of updates made the maps rarely work due to conflicting codes,i think thief is at that point now,and no one seems to say a thing about it,so some of us who got layers of bullshit patches on thief games ,don't know what we need anymore to make a mission work



    i hope one day someone can make 1 download that has it all



    sorry for ranting but i wanted to lay this mission,and no you cant help me when there are so many layers on my comp for thief



    and i hope i don't see anymore post about a new patch or some other download to make my thief even more @#$%^ up


    all this cause i just want to play a mission,thank you for letting me speak my mind


    and yes i know the small handfull of people will post bashing me or my post while staff once again does nothing,wow being apart of this board i think lost it charm
    Last edited by Tannar; 9th Aug 2015 at 17:08. Reason: Removed profanity

  21. #21
    Zombified
    Registered: Sep 2004
    dude;

    -install the latest TFix (if you don't have a FMs folder yet, run the fmselect link once and let it create it)
    -extract this mission into the FMs folder (so you'll have all the mission files in \FMs\Calendra_2.0c\)

    and play (via the fmselect shortcut). those are two steps, TWO. if you can't do that without messing up, than maybe you should consider a simpler hobby, like playing with dog turds or something. I mean yes, being able to screw TWO steps up IS amazing, but not in a good way.

    so again, there are no layers, there are no code conflicts, there already is one installer that is available as one single file, and there are no problems that are being ignored. it's just you doing dumb shit, and we have no magic tool that would fix that. also, nobody gives a damn about your grammar (we've seen worse), but here's a hint, profanity is not going to make your posts look LESS dumb.

  22. #22
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    Registered: Nov 2006
    Location: Vault 101
    Quote Originally Posted by downwinder View Post
    and yes i know the small handfull of people will post bashing me or my post while staff once again does nothing,wow being apart of this board i think lost it charm
    What are they supposed to do honestly? You're the one ranting here all the time just because you can't solve anything at all by yourself, and then you are wondering why some of us have problems with your manners.

    "and yes i my spelling is bad and dont even want to correct" Great attitude you've got there...

    Oh well, at least the F words were grammatically correct. That's something.

  23. #23
    Zombified
    Registered: Sep 2004
    there is nothing to solve. he just needs to stop doing whatever random crazy things he's doing.

    reminds me of a guy over at systemshock.org who was importing mods into crf files (and wondering why things were going nuclear). there is just no cure for things like that.

  24. #24
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Location: Southern,California
    everything i list are still on this site as files need to solve issues,that is the only reason i got all of them,not you tell me i only need 2 of them,if so why in the hell are the others there?


    my point was either update information on site or post what is needed to run fan mission


    and trust me i am not the only one who has had black texture issues


    obviously you never been on any other older game to realize this is a common problem with old game that keep getting updates,to the point where they conflict to other updates that came before it


    and i was hoping when newdark came out there would have made a all in one program like darkloader had for its time

    also when i put newdark into my thief2 main directory and put over write all it still had pops up that asked about some files event thought i put for all files in the option so not sure if that causes a problem,on thief 2 mission loaded with black textures but on fmselect it said old version so big problem for me.

  25. #25
    Zombified
    Registered: Sep 2004
    Quote Originally Posted by downwinder View Post
    everything i list are still on this site as files need to solve issues,that is the only reason i got all of them,not you tell me i only need 2 of them,if so why in the hell are the others there?
    people might need the raw files for various reasons. anyway, the patcher topics are stickied and referenced, if you are unsure about what to use, you can always ask on the forum. also, we have already explained everything in your darkloader rant topic. memory loss much?
    Quote Originally Posted by downwinder View Post
    my point was either update information on site or post what is needed to run fan mission
    ok, most FAQs could use updating and trimming, not gonna argue there. work in progress. but again, you can always ask on the forum if you aren't sure. heck, even bloody google will pop the patchers right into your face if you search for Thief Gold/Thief2 patches.
    Quote Originally Posted by downwinder View Post
    obviously you never been on any other older game to realize this is a common problem with old game that keep getting updates,to the point where they conflict to other updates that came before it
    dude, you ain't know jack about me. also irrelevant even if it were true, as this is not the case here - as I've already said, there is no problem, there is just you with your uncanny ability to somehow break things in some unimaginable way. stop doing that, and things will work.
    Quote Originally Posted by downwinder View Post
    and trust me i am not the only one who has had black texture issues
    imaginary friends and multiple personalities don't count. also, I'm inclined to not trust random people on the internet. especially the ranting ones.
    Last edited by voodoo47; 8th Aug 2015 at 19:00.

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