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2 years ago#451
Captain45452 posted...
I went ahead and bought the Thief trilogy from Steam. Now I don't have to mess with discs and patches when I just want to play (and I think installing over the Internet might just be faster than from the discs).


Even for the steam version you should install tfix. This thread is a great resource for patching Thief games, and has links to the patches:

http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133946
2 years ago#452
bashirdr posted...
Captain45452 posted...
I went ahead and bought the Thief trilogy from Steam. Now I don't have to mess with discs and patches when I just want to play (and I think installing over the Internet might just be faster than from the discs).


Even for the steam version you should install tfix. This thread is a great resource for patching Thief games, and has links to the patches:

http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133946


What does it fix?
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2 years ago#453
Well, it includes the NewDark unofficial patch, resolves issues with cutscenes on newer systems, and provides widescreen support.

I have been playing the Steam version on Windows 7 64 bit with no issues; here is what I did:

1. Make a new Steam library folder C:\SGames. Unlike the Program Files directory, which is a system folder, you have full access to a generic folder on your C drive.

2. Install the game to the new library folder. Set Steam properties for the game so it doesn't check for updates. Then close out of Steam.

3. Download the TFix 1.16a patch. Run the patch and apply it to the install directory for Thief.

4. To run the game, find the executable in the game's install directory, right click, and Run as Administrator.

Hope that helps.
2 years ago#454
bashirdr posted...
Well, it includes the NewDark unofficial patch, resolves issues with cutscenes on newer systems, and provides widescreen support.

I have been playing the Steam version on Windows 7 64 bit with no issues; here is what I did:

1. Make a new Steam library folder C:\SGames. Unlike the Program Files directory, which is a system folder, you have full access to a generic folder on your C drive.

2. Install the game to the new library folder. Set Steam properties for the game so it doesn't check for updates. Then close out of Steam.

3. Download the TFix 1.16a patch. Run the patch and apply it to the install directory for Thief.

4. To run the game, find the executable in the game's install directory, right click, and Run as Administrator.

Hope that helps.


Yeah, thanks. If I get around to playing this again, widescreen support would be useful >_<
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Nail
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2 years ago#455
Damn. I doubt we'll see Gecko's texture pack available before we hit 500.

http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135188
http://www.moddb.com/mods/thief-gold-hd-texture-mod

If I had the time & motivation I'd like to think I could make a cool self styled thief texture project in conjunction with Thief's aesthetics without immensely dishonoring it. *cough* Eidos Montreal *achooo!*
2 years ago#456
Whoa, where did all these new people come from?

I assumed that the Steam version of TG and T2 had all these patches :(

So they are selling a broken game???
2 years ago#457
Captain45452 posted...
Whoa, where did all these new people come from?

I assumed that the Steam version of TG and T2 had all these patches :(

So they are selling a broken game???


Is it broken, or is there just room for improvement?
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2 years ago#458
Captain45452 posted...
Whoa, where did all these new people come from?


I asked in the general PC forum for suggestions of people's favorite games that would run on my 3 year old laptop, and the Thief series was highly recommended.

I assumed that the Steam version of TG and T2 had all these patches :(

So they are selling a broken game???


I always do my research on older games, and what I read suggested to me that people were having difficulties getting the game to work with modern resolutions and in some cases the cutscenes were not playing. (I bought Dark Forces II from Steam and had to watch the cutscenes for the second half of the game on YouTube!)

The unofficial patches fix all these issues plus I think they upgrade the textures. Maybe I should mention that I never even tried the vanilla Steam release; I patched immediately after installing, so who knows.
2 years ago#459
The Steam release of System Shock 2 is patched for higher resolutions and 32 bit color. Too bad they didn't do it with the Thief games.
2 years ago#460
I hope this is a joke

http://www.incgamers.com/2013/08/eidos-montreals-new-thief-wont-even-let-you-jump-when-you-want-to
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