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Thread: HOW TO: Disable "shroud" (black fog on screen edges) PC

  1. #51
    New Member
    Registered: Jul 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by Mavros View Post
    I'm pretty much a noob at hex-editing in general, so If this messes up your game don't blame me.
    I poked around in this guide http://wiki.tesnexus.com/index.php/H...ting_UPK_files to learn.
    If you try this on the original (compressed) thiefgame.u it will not work!

    Components listed to disable here are:

    Shroud- (black vignette around screen edge while in shadow)
    White flash- (screen flash upon entering light)
    Color correct- (texture brightening in a radius around garrett while in shadow)
    Proxy light- (faint light source around garrett)

    Color correct and proxy light are like eye adaptation, if you disable both, shadows will be dark while your in them.



    1. Goto Steam\steamapps\common\Thief\ThiefGame\CookedPCNG\

    2. Make a backup of thiefgame.u just in case

    3. Download this utility: http://www.gildor.org/down.php?file=...decompress.zip and unzip decompress.exe, put it anywhere.

    4. Drag thiefgame.u onto decompress.exe you should now have a new thiefgame.u in \Steam\steamapps\common\Thief\ThiefGame\CookedPCNG\unpacked\

    5. Open \Steam\steamapps\common\Thief\ThiefGame\CookedPCNG\unpacked\thiefgame.u in a hex editor. (I used HxD: http://mh-nexus.de/en/programs.php)

    -------------------------------------------------------------
    To disable shroud:
    Search for Hex-value: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 CD CC 4C 3F 35 3D 00
    Replace with Hex-value: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 35 3D 00
    -------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------
    To disable white flash:
    Search for Hex-value: 3E 9C DE F4 3E 9C DE F4 3E CD CC CC 3E A3 3D 00
    Replace with Hex-value: 3E 9C DE F4 3E 9C DE F4 3E 00 00 00 00 A3 3D 00
    -------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------
    To disable color correct while in shadow:
    Search for Hex-value: 00 00 00 00 FA 43 82 34 00 00 00 00 00 00 AD 24
    Replace with Hex-value: 00 00 0A D7 23 3C 82 34 00 00 00 00 00 00 AD 24

    Search for Hex-value: 00 00 48 42 C5 52 00 00 00 00 00 00 27 62 00 00
    Replace with Hex-value: 0A D7 23 3C C5 52 00 00 00 00 00 00 27 62 00 00
    -------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------
    To Disable proxy light
    Search for Hex-value: 00 00 00 00 00 B4 43 13 38 00 00 00 00 00 00 27
    Replace with Hex-value: 00 00 00 0A D7 23 3C 13 38 00 00 00 00 00 00 27
    -------------------------------------------------------------

    Save and fire up the game.

    When you start the game, it will notify you that its using thiefgame.u in the unpacked directory and not your original one, just hit ok and the launcher should start

    So far everything works, hopefully nothing is screwed up by this (I did mention I'm a noob at this right?)

    This does not work anymore with the latest patch, The codes have been changed. Anyone know the new ones?

  2. #52
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: CT, USA
    I'd saved a backup of ThiefGame.u with the changes but the game doesn't load with that. If they went to that length to thwart those who don't want these terrible features, my guess is they made it less easy to change again. But let's hope our stalwart TTLG techies will take up the gauntlet and enable us to play a $50 game in the way we choose, for crissakes.

  3. #53
    New Member
    Registered: Feb 2011

    New hack for patch 1.3

    Here is the change for patch 1.3

    To disable shroud - Make a backup of thiefgame.u and then search (in Hex value) for:

    02 CD CC 4C 3F 36 CC 66 36 BC 00 01 9C DE F4 3E
    Replace with: 02 00 00 00 00 35 CC 66 36 BC 00 01 9C DE F4 3E


    No change to disable white flash :

    33 33 33 3F 36 18 4D 01 CD CC CC 3E 38 A9 4C C0
    Replace with: 33 33 33 3F 36 18 4D 01 00 00 00 00 38 A9 4C C0

    Good luck !

  4. #54
    New Member
    Registered: Jul 2005
    Thank you! Do you happen to know the codes for?:

    -------------------------------------------------------------
    To disable colour correct while in shadow:
    Search for Hex-value: 00 00 00 00 FA 43 82 34 00 00 00 00 00 00 AD 24
    Replace with Hex-value: 00 00 0A D7 23 3C 82 34 00 00 00 00 00 00 AD 24

    Search for Hex-value: 00 00 48 42 C5 52 00 00 00 00 00 00 27 62 00 00
    Replace with Hex-value: 0A D7 23 3C C5 52 00 00 00 00 00 00 27 62 00 00
    -------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------
    To disable proxy light:
    Search for Hex-value: 00 00 00 00 00 B4 43 13 38 00 00 00 00 00 00 27
    Replace with Hex-value: 00 00 00 0A D7 23 3C 13 38 00 00 00 00 00 00 27
    -------------------------------------------------------------

  5. #55
    New Member
    Registered: Feb 2011
    No, sorry, i don't disabled those !

  6. #56
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2013
    Witnezz, do you still need to decompress the .u file as before?

  7. #57
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: CT, USA
    For me it didn't work when I decompressed the new Thiefgame.u because it couldn't find those hex values, but it did in the compressed file for some reason. So just back it up first, then make the changes, save and play. I think Mavros said it was for one of the other features that it needs to be decompressed or it won't work, but apparently not for these two. Many thanks to both Mavros and Witnezz!

  8. #58
    New Member
    Registered: Feb 2011
    Exact, I made a backup first and no need to decompress the .u file

  9. #59
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2013
    Thank you both. I shall try the new codes on the uncompressed thiefgame.u

    I only disabled shroud and whiteflash last time also, as I find it useful to be able to see better in the dark ingame.

    But I suppose those who wanted to disable the eye adaption also are out of luck for now.

  10. #60
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2013
    Note to self: disable autoupdating of Thief. Next patch may make it impossible to remove any of the effects at all.

  11. #61
    New Member
    Registered: Mar 2014

    How to disable shroud and eye adaptation for thief v1.3

    They made some changes with the patch but I managed to figure it out, sorry about having to decompress thiefgame.u, it saves me having to launch the game 500 times trying to find the right hex values.
    There seems to be two "proxy lights" now, (thats what its called in the game files).
    An "in shadow" and an "in light" proxy light, its as if garrett has an LED lantern with him,
    if you disable these, the game will be dark....Make backups and try it out to see if you like it.

    -------------------------------------------------------------
    How to disable shroud and eye adaptation for thief v1.3

    1. Goto Steam\steamapps\common\Thief\ThiefGame\CookedPCNG\

    2. Make a backup of thiefgame.u just in case

    3. Download this utility: http://www.gildor.org/down.php?file=...decompress.zip and unzip decompress.exe, put it anywhere.

    4. Drag thiefgame.u onto decompress.exe you should now have a new thiefgame.u in \Steam\steamapps\common\Thief\ThiefGame\CookedPCNG\unpacked\

    5. Open \Steam\steamapps\common\Thief\ThiefGame\CookedPCNG\unpacked\thiefgame.u in a hex editor. (I used HxD: http://mh-nexus.de/en/programs.php)

    -------------------------------------------------------------
    To disable shroud:
    Search for Hex-value: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 CD CC 4C 3F 36 3D 00
    Replace with Hex-value: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 36 3D 00
    -------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------
    To disable white flash:
    Search for Hex-value: 3E 9C DE F4 3E 9C DE F4 3E CD CC CC 3E A4 3D 00
    Replace with Hex-value: 3E 9C DE F4 3E 9C DE F4 3E 00 00 00 00 A4 3D 00
    -------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------
    Tweaking "in shadow" proxy light:
    Disabling this is not recommended, so I added tweaks to reduce the range of the light instead.

    Search for Hex-value: 00 00 00 00 00 B4 43 14 38 00 00 00 00 00 00 28

    for half range (180), Replace with Hex-value: 00 00 00 00 00 34 43 14 38 00 00 00 00 00 00 28

    for 1/4 range (90), Replace with Hex-value: 00 00 00 00 00 b4 42 14 38 00 00 00 00 00 00 28
    -------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------
    To Disable "in light" proxy light
    Search for Hex-value: 00 00 00 00 00 96 43 14 38 00 00 00 00 00 00 28
    Replace with Hex-value: 00 00 00 0A D7 23 3C 14 38 00 00 00 00 00 00 28
    -------------------------------------------------------------

    Save and fire up the game.

    When you start the game, it will notify you that its using thiefgame.u in the unpacked directory and not your original one, just hit ok and the launcher should start.
    Last edited by Mavros; 19th Mar 2014 at 20:42.

  12. #62
    New Member
    Registered: Jul 2005
    Mavros,

    I heart you! I been checking this for the last several hours waiting for the codes. Thank you!

  13. #63
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2013
    I used to get notified twice that the game was using a different file, before it would load. Just a thought, but if you deleted or moved the uncompressed thiefgame.u, would the game just use the uncompressed one without having to click OK every startup?

    I cannot check this myself as I just edited the compressed file directly to remove just whiteflash, and so get no notifications on loading.

    One other thing, what exactly is proxy light in the light?

  14. #64
    New Member
    Registered: Feb 2011
    Just a little correction to my post #53 to remove the shroud

    In Steam\steamapps\common\Thief\ThiefGame\CookedPCNG\

    To disable shroud - Make a backup of thiefgame.u and then search (in Hex value) for:

    02 CD CC 4C 3F 36 CC 66 36 BC 00 01 9C DE F4 3E
    Replace with: 02 00 00 00 00 36 CC 66 36 BC 00 01 9C DE F4 3E

    (That remove the very little black glimpse when you enter into the light)


    No change to disable white flash :

    33 33 33 3F 36 18 4D 01 CD CC CC 3E 38 A9 4C C0
    Replace with: 33 33 33 3F 36 18 4D 01 00 00 00 00 38 A9 4C C0

    ATTENTION : It works only on the original thiefgame.u whithout decompression (and thus without notification at start of the game). You have to delete or rename the 'unpacked' folder if it exists

  15. #65
    New Member
    Registered: Mar 2014
    Updated my posts as someone reported that with the proxy light disabled they were unable to read numbers on safes and the like. If anyone wants to just disable the screen edge shroud, follow Witnezz's post (its easier to do.) The only reason I posted my method was I wanted to tweak the so called "eye adaptation" (i like it dark.)

  16. #66
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2014
    first of all, thank you very much for the guide guys! But I am having one problem.

    I keep seeing this weird black thing in the top right corner whenever I look up.. Here are a couple of screenshots with it




    Has anyone else had that problem? and is there a solution?

  17. #67
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2012
    Location: Terra Prime
    Weird. Did you update your game to latest v1.3 patch ?
    Did you applied the remove shroud and remove white flash ?

    I used the method without decompressing ThiefGame.u and it worked without problems.
    Make sure you entered the correctly hex values!

  18. #68
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2013
    If you've followed Mavros's instructions you can afterwards move the original compressed Thiefgame.u to another location outside of your Thief folder (or delete it, but perhaps it is best to hold onto it for backup purposes), then move the uncompressed file from the unpacked folder back to where the compressed file used to be.

    When I did this the game loaded without any "ambiguity" prompts as it just used the one file it found, the uncompressed one that was located where the compressed Thiefgame.u used to be.

  19. #69
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2007
    Quote Originally Posted by goldwell View Post
    first of all, thank you very much for the guide guys! But I am having one problem.

    I keep seeing this weird black thing in the top right corner whenever I look up.. Here are a couple of screenshots with it




    Has anyone else had that problem? and is there a solution?
    It's supposed to be the fletchings on Garrett's arrows. I'd really like a way to turn it off.

  20. #70
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Location: Toronto, Canada
    How to disable shroud and eye adaptation for thief v1.3
    Anyone know if these still work in 1.4?

  21. #71
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2012
    Location: Germany
    Quote Originally Posted by Springheel View Post
    Anyone know if these still work in 1.4?
    It does, works perfectly.

  22. #72
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2013
    I had the effects I'd disabled come back when I last played, but that may be down to the 1.4 update restoring the old version of thiefgame.u.

    I'll have to re-edit thiefgame.u again.

  23. #73
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2012
    Location: Terra Prime
    Quote Originally Posted by Another_Taffer View Post
    It does, works perfectly.
    Confirmed. I applied the fix and no more shroud with update v1.4
    I started a new game after applying this fix (and after installing the new update).
    Now the surround sound is a little better but it's not true surround. When you have your back to someone, their dialogs still play in the front speakers instead of rear speakers.
    Last edited by CiroConsentino; 6th Apr 2014 at 13:30.

  24. #74
    New Member
    Registered: Apr 2014
    Maybe someone can help to find hex line to disable effect, when your FOV changing while you sprint or crouch.
    Feel quite nauseous from the movement after a short time playing Thief.

  25. #75
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2012
    Location: Terra Prime
    Quote Originally Posted by endbee View Post
    Maybe someone can help to find hex line to disable effect, when your FOV changing while you sprint or crouch.
    Feel quite nauseous from the movement after a short time playing Thief.
    I also find that extremely annoying.

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