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Thief 2 fan missions and campaigns

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by SCO, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Curratum Cipher

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  2. Curratum Cipher

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    Hey hey, people, I randomly googled up for an update to my T1 TFix and T2 Tafferpatcher and it seems Tafferpatcher is out of date now and the new hip thing is to use the new T2Fix.

    Should I switch to that?
     
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  3. Psych0sis Novice

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    Down in the Old Vault is definitely a solid fm, and it's worth playing if you enjoy anything thief related, but it's just got too much going against it to really stand out as something special. Solid 7/10 at least if you enjoy basic city-style FMs.
     
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  4. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    I agree with this, as well as your more detailed points over at TTLG. I found the FM to be tiered, as in how a ziggurat is built, with the street level being flat and boring. Fortunately the other tiers are not plagued by these problems and are far more interesting.

    I was 425 short of the overall loot and found (and used) all the deposit keys, so I feel I did pretty good overall. For me it's a solid 7.5/10.

    Did you find the Shrink Ray, BTW?
     
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  5. Curratum Cipher

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    Also, any idea what I need to get to have water that looks like this?

    [​IMG]

    I tried the T(2)Fix enhanced water option and it looks a lot worse.
     
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  6. nicked Educated

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    Looks like some kind of hi-res water pack, though which I wouldn't know. Looks problematically opaque...

    Started giving Down in the Old Vault a play, but haven't finished it yet. So far, it's very well-designed, if not very well "arted". i.e. the layout, challenge, guard patrols, clues, loot placement - all of that stuff is great. It's just let down by the boxy, basic look of the thing. The main problem is that everything is at least twice as big as it needs to be.
    But on the whole it's just a good old fashioned Thiefy good time. Looking forward to getting some more time on it.

    I've also been replaying Eshaktaar's Broken Triad, of which I have very fond memories. It's an unmissable fan mission, undoubtedly, though I'd forgotten how contrived and full of clunky exposition the writing is. In terms of level design and puzzle design, it's top notch throughout. The narrative holding it together is mostly nonsense and feels like it was cobbled together as an afterthought to give you a reason to be solving puzzles. It's most obvious in the difference between readables that serve as clues and readables that serve as plot. The former are mostly tight, well-written and leave you feeling smart for following their hints. The latter are just contrived infodumps where the levers of the plot can be seen clunkily dropping into place.
     
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  7. Psych0sis Novice

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    Alright, I couldn't help myself. I tried the Sister and it might just rival Les Paolis for the worst mission of the year.

    God damn, what's his obsession with making every fucking wall look like it's made out of clay?
     
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  8. nicked Educated

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    OK yeah, Down in the Old Vault was excellent fun - highly recommended.

    It's got a good story with well-paced progression, some lovely attention to details, the challenge level is fair and never frustrating, both in terms of enemy placement and platforming. It also manages to do a good job of turning key-hunting into an actual fun side activity.
    As mentioned, the only thing that lets it down is that the streets and buildings are all built to a too-large scale, meaning things feel boxy, sparse and empty. It's much less of a problem when you get into the grimier areas of the mission like sewers and the titular old vault.
     
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  9. DJOGamer PT Arcane

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    List of recomended Fan Missions:

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  10. Jesus The King of Poland Patron

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    If you can't see through the surface, you're better off with vanilla.
     
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  11. Mikeal Cipher

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    Any tips/tutorials on starting with Dromed?
     
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  13. nicked Educated

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    Yeah, the installation instructions at least are slightly out of date now. I've been meaning to go through and update it. Might be something I can look at over the Christmas break.
     
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  14. Andronovo Novice

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    What graphical upgrades do y'all suggest for playing the main Thief Gold campaign? I mainly just want to make everything less crusty without disturbing the vanilla experience.
     
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    No mods.
     
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    HD Mod.

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    u mad
     
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  17. Melan Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Disabling texture filtering is the only mod you ever need. :obviously:
     
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    Any way to do this without affecting the lightmaps?
     
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  19. Andronovo Novice

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    Oh God the HD mod makes things look even MORE crusty. The zombies look like they're made out of dirty clay.

    Don't get me wrong, I think you purist faggots are retarded. There's nothing wrong with upgrading an old game with new textures, AS LONG AS THEY DON'T FUCKING SUCK.
     
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  20. Mechs Delight Educated

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    But there IS something wrong with name-calling just because you disagree with them.
     
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  21. Schlock Educated

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    Only on newdark 1.26+. In cam_ext.cfg, set tex_filter_mode to 0 and comment out tex_filter_trilinear. Leave all of the options that are prefixed with lm_ alone because those are the ones that have to do with lightmaps.
     
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  22. Andronovo Novice

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    Shut up faggot. All your opinions are objectively wrong.

    :nocountryforshitposters:

    In all seriousness, why does no one make a Thief Gold texture pack that just upgrades the texture resolution without making really shitty changes like massive oversaturation?
     
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  24. Andronovo Novice

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    It looks like that's what I'm going to have to use. It looks a little weird and scummy though.

    Eww, I bet you play your SNES games without filtering too.
     
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  25. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    It is a Work In Progress, it may get better in the future.

    And I second those who think you're being an asshole for no reason. The "problem" with Taffers like us is that we're all quite mature, we can debate and argue (almost) all things without losing our cool. Right now you're not. But it's a New Year, it's a New Dawn, so lighten up and be reasonable. :)
     
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