||Topic: Eggs |
| posted February 26, 1999 01:28 AM
I was reading through the config files in the saves directory and
found this at the bottom of the file cfg0001.bnd:
;Look for the Garrett action figure as seen in the game
you can find him...coming to a store near you
basketball during the NBA lockout!-QA team
I found the basketball court after reading posts in this forum,
but I haven't found any information on the Garrett action figure.
Anyone know where it is?
| posted February 26, 1999 09:16 AM
You wouldn't recognize it if you saw it. The "Garrett Action Figure"
is QA slang for the model which represents Garrett in external
camera mode. Note that this is not a way to play
Thief as a third-person game. It's a debugging feature,
which may or may not actually be in the shipping game (I really
If anyone can manage to detach your camera from Garrett and check
out the "Garrett Action Figure," sing out.
| posted February 26, 1999 05:15 PM
Just an idea... The black dressed assassins at Ramirez?
| posted February 27, 1999 12:45 AM
i looked..tried every button on the keyboard in a lot of
combinations but didn't manage to pull off anything
| posted February 27, 1999 02:43 AM
Yeah the assasins do look like garrett from the cut-scenes. The
assasin would be a logical choice for the Garrett model. You
probably wouldn't need all those assasin animations though.
| posted February 27, 1999 03:40 AM
OK, EvilSpirit, damned if I can resist a challenge like that. I say
that the action figure must still be in the game, or the QA
team probably wouldn't have told us to look for it. (After all, the
basketball court is in the game.) Let the Garrett Action Figure Hunt
After about half an hour of futzing around, I haven't
found the action figure so far, but I have been able to
figure out how to use the in-game command-line console (yes, there
is one, believe it or not, and it works!).
Right now I'm working
on compiling a complete list of console commands. It's pretty
tedious trial-and-error work, but the "detach camera" command has
got to be in there somewhere!
EvilSpirit, care to give me any
| posted February 27, 1999 07:52 AM
One _little_ question, how do you get the console?
There are Garret skins.
[This message has been edited by NaeS (edited February 27,
| posted February 27, 1999 02:32 PM
yeah spit it out Spire =P
| posted February 27, 1999 04:11 PM
OK, I had a feeling someone would ask. =) To get the in-game
"console", you have to issue the command edit_command. How do
you issue that command, you ask? Simple: You bind it to a keystroke.
For example, on my system, I bound edit_command to the
TILDE (~) character, a.k.a. SHIFT+BACKQUOTE (`). (I would have used
BACKQUOTE itself, but I'm already used to having that bound to the
clear_weapon command in Thief.)
Anyway, what you need to do is edit the appropriate .bnd
file (dark.bnd, user.bnd, or whichever one you happen
do be using) as follows:
Search for the following line:
bind ~ clear_weaponand replace it with the following
bind ~ edit_commandFrom now on, you should now be able to
enter in-game commands by pressing the TILDE (~) key.
Many of the movement commands will work (jump,
crouch, etc.), as well as "system" commands
(dark_version, objectives, win_mission, etc.).
One particularly useful command is dump_cmds, which dumps a
list of many useful commands to a file that you specify:
dump_cmds filenameNote that many of the commands
appear to have been "neutered" in the shipping version of the game.
Note also that the game does not give you any feedback to tell you
if a command is invalid or not supported.
One command that seemed to hold promise to find the elusive
Garrett Action Figure was user_camera_offset; however, it
seems to be one of the commands that was neutered before release.
(EvilSpirit, am I getting warm?)
[This message has been edited by Spire (edited February 27,
| posted February 27, 1999 04:57 PM
i didn't get far fooling with that stuff, but i know next to nothing
about that kind of thing either..gee, it's almost like an editor
Altho im a little skeptical about the "select_gun" command LOL
somehow i don't think they had thief in mind on all of these
commands unless thats just for arrows and stuff =]
| posted February 27, 1999 05:22 PM
Yeah, I'm pretty sure select_gun is for arrows -- not that it
actually seems to do anything. The flash command, which would
have been a pretty useful cheat, doesn't seem to do anything either.
Have you tried metagame. Looks like a quick mission
selection screen used for debugging. They left it in the final game,
but disabled all of the buttons except for "quit".