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Terminus Machina is a total conversion mod for Deus Ex. It takes place in its own completely original world, which might be best described as "In-progress-apocalyptic" as opposed to post-apocalyptic, and hones an updated cyberpunk lens over the difficult issues of our troubled times. TM attempts more radical gameplay alterations, in contrast with longer, 'canon' mods. This download is the official beta.


6/8 Dialog Patch - add after installing game.

Terminus Machina is a total conversion mod for Deus Ex.  It takes place in its own completely original world, which might be best described as "In-progress-apocalyptic" as opposed to post-apocalyptic, and hones an updated cyberpunk lens over the difficult issues of our troubled times. TM attempts more radical gameplay alterations, in contrast with longer, 'canon' mods.  

NOTE: DO NOT skip the intro video or the game won't work!  Sorry, working to address this issue AFAHP.

New features include:

* Electronic face masking for thwarting surveillance/drones which cover almost every inch of city.
Facial biometrics capture: steal identities to use for social engineering.  Order gang members around by impersonating the kingpin.
Wireless internet & Darknets: jack into enemy networks through WiFi, thus you need stealth not only in meatspace but in cyberspace 
Offensive AI: enemies don't just patrol around waiting for you to tase their butt.  Robosoldier extermination squads and missile-launching drones will actively hunt you down.  Be paranoid.  Be veryparanoid.
More involved hacking: cryptography, DDoS, spoofing.  
Unleash Malware on the internet to infect machines or even create your own botnet army. 

Hunger: experience real economic destitution as you slowly die of starvation and are forced to beg, steal, or even kill for a piece of bread.
DIY & Crafting: Upgrade your hemp trenchcoat with solar trim, syphon electricity from the private power grid.
Mechanical hacking: Take apart old phones and radios to hack together an EMP gun, reverse engineer a captured police-state drone into your own personal bodyguard.
Nature Punk: Knowledge of the GMO and artificial-plague ridden flora and fauna can mean the difference between life and death.

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7ty7
7ty7 Jun 8 2013, 12:16pm says:

wauoouw

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Specom98
Specom98 Jun 8 2013, 12:27pm replied:

Great!

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SilverSpook
SilverSpook Jun 8 2013, 1:46pm replied:

If possible, could you try skipping the intro cinematic with escape? I seem to be having a problem starting the game on my end, but it looks like it might just be my computer.

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Specom98
Specom98 Jun 8 2013, 1:56pm replied:

Well, the mod freezes if I do that and even if I keep watching the intro, I am unable to get past through it.

Oh, and pressing F3 to change face does not work! I installed TM on a fresh retail copy in my C drive.

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SilverSpook
SilverSpook Jun 8 2013, 1:58pm replied:

Oh, you need to have electricity to use the face changer aug. Did you try the training mission?

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Specom98
Specom98 Jun 8 2013, 1:59pm replied:

I am talking about the training mission!

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SilverSpook
SilverSpook Jun 8 2013, 2:03pm replied:

Hmm... Did you install the aug? You have to install it from the aug screen. Also you might want to double check your keyboard mappings to see which key is for that aug. The face mask should show up on the upper right hand side of your hud as an augmentation option.

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Specom98
Specom98 Jun 8 2013, 2:07pm replied:

Yeah, I got it, but the door is locked!

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SilverSpook
SilverSpook Jun 8 2013, 2:12pm replied:

Did you get this message?

"Install the Nohface by going to your AUG screen, clicking on the NOHFACE icon, and clicking INSTALL"

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Specom98
Specom98 Jun 8 2013, 2:13pm replied:

Yes.

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SilverSpook
SilverSpook Jun 8 2013, 2:20pm replied:

Weird. Did you try running the intro again? The door should just open once you get that infolink message.

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Specom98
Specom98 Jun 8 2013, 2:25pm replied:

It is all okay now, and I have sent you a PM.

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden Jun 8 2013, 1:59pm says:

OMG! OMG! OMG!

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Oyahbah
Oyahbah Jun 9 2013, 3:12am says:

Bugs are a few, for instance some speech loops back on itself, like story progressing stuff.

Also you cant skip the start intro, which kinda sucks... thankfully the intro is well done so i dont mind it TOO much.

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SilverSpook
SilverSpook Jun 9 2013, 4:57am replied:

Do you know which part has the speech looping back? Are you talking about the training mission?

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Oyahbah
Oyahbah Jun 9 2013, 10:22pm replied:

ok check these NPCs out,

1. Tron when u first meet him with his SOS message, and the story messages

2. The ex-corporate stripper chick, check it out too.

3. there might be one more, the photovellic dude in the abandoned apartment who needs help or his family will starve.

4. double check the old man in the store, I THINK it might be looping too, but nah it should be fine.

thats it. so far anyway.

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Onemaster
Onemaster Jun 9 2013, 4:45am says:

Hmm... When I attempt to launch it from the shortcut, it tries to find
C:\deusex\system\sstm.exe
And it says that the specified path couldn't be found.
Is it actually expecting that my Deus Ex exists in C:? I have it on my D: drive.
Is there something to do to make it work on D:?

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SilverSpook
SilverSpook Jun 9 2013, 4:56am replied:

Try changing the targets in the shortcut:

C:\DeusEx\System\sstm.exe INI="C:\DeusEx\System\Terminus.ini" USERINI="C:\DeusEx\System\TerminusUser.ini" -h4x0r

To point to "D:" drives instead.

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Onemaster
Onemaster Jun 9 2013, 1:16pm replied:

Oh, why didn't I think of that!

Thanks! ^^

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nr14
nr14 Jun 9 2013, 7:00am says:

A few things, if I try to go up the stairs in the high school/club everyone shoots at me even if I wear nohface looking like a guard, if I press new game my current equipment/stats are saved which means that if you first play the tutorial then press new game you start with tons of skillpoints and master in hacking, when you log into the hax gen network and download the recipes/schematics you only save the ones for the solar coat and the anti-drone coat, not the ones for lockpicks and multitools.
Also, some more info about how plats and fertilizers work would be great, the skill about nature (naturepunk is it?) is rather vague about what it does on expert level.

Aside from the bugs, the voice-acting is great, there's a lot of immersion, the mechanics are interesting and easy to use, installation was a bit of a hassle (had to make a new shortcut to sstm) and I look forward to a bug-fix.

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SilverSpook
SilverSpook Jun 9 2013, 8:59am replied:

Thanks for the feedback! Working on these issues. The Naturepunk basically just lets you use the plants and increases the amount of benefit you get from using plants and animal items. I wouldn't upgrade naturepunk all the way yet though, as the higher-level bonuses are still in the works. There should be some plant-related schematics including the fertilizer somewhere in the game, in one of the GRAM chips.

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Oyahbah
Oyahbah Jun 9 2013, 11:11pm says:

ok check these NPCs out,

1. Tron when u first meet him with his SOS message, and the story messages

2. The ex-corporate stripper chick, check it out too.

3. there might be one more, the photovellic dude in the abandoned apartment who needs help or his family will starve.

4. double check the old man in the store, I THINK it might be looping too, but nah it should be fine.

thats it. so far anyway.

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milinm
milinm Jun 10 2013, 4:54am says:

Dear SilverSpook,
First of all, AWESOME MOD!!!!!!! The building things from scrap as well as different augmentations as well as different upgrade canisters is a very well thought of idea and it works well. Brings a lot of realism to the game. Another thing - the idea with carry bags is EPIC!!! I've always had problems carrying extra items, but no more :) That was a good choice you made there. There are many bugs but they don't make the mod unplayable, the difficulty makes it challenging and fun as well, but any harder and it would be a huge problem lol....
As for things that could be improved, a bigger map would be nice, just for the sake of exploration and side-quests. Also, when picking up fertilizers and a couple of other objects, they come in pairs, so when you drop one, you get double the amount if you pick it up again.

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SilverSpook
SilverSpook Jun 10 2013, 6:06am replied:

Wow, thanks for that excellent review! Maybe consider adding a review to the review section of the mod. :) I was definitely going for a tougher game than vanilla DX but good to hear it was at least playable. I'm definitely going to look into those changes you suggested and am working on a patch ATM. Thanks again for playing and the feedback!

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milinm
milinm Dec 16 2013, 11:38am replied:

Hi SilverSpook, just remembered this mod when I posted that comment back in June..... Can we get an update on what's happening? This mod really ROCKS!!! Just played it again :P

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JCDenton2000
JCDenton2000 Jun 10 2013, 8:58am says:

I agree. I really like the idea of a bigger map as well, as I like to explore large maps and scavenge resources. It's a neat gameplay mechanic.

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WCCC
WCCC Jun 14 2013, 7:58pm says:

Definitely a beta phase project. Good deal of cool things being sought out, and definitely a lot of ground to cover.

Bugs I found:
-Talking to the "big guy" near the highschool/splice girls hangout causes game to freeze.
-Some buff guy meshed characters were using improper shirt textures, causing small black "rifts" on their sleeves and etc
-Some icons (like copper wire) does not have the icon masked properly
-Picking up multiple Gram chips stacks them and consequently causes their properties to sync. (activate #1 gives you recipes A B C and so does activating #2 instead of the proper D E F)

A tidbit of code that will stop them from stacking on the same slot of it their contents are different (has been tested and is quite secure, like bob page's compound):

function bool HandlePickupQuery( inventory Item )
{
local GramChip C;
local int i;

if (item.IsA('GramChip')) C = GramChip(Item);

if (C != None)
if (C.Class == Self.Class)
{
for(i=0; i<10; i++)
{
if (C.Schematics[i] != Schematics[i] || C.Images[i] != Images[i] || C.Phaces[i] != Phaces[i]) return false;
}
}

else
return Super.HandlePickupQuery(Item);
}

-various crafting items can be activated and deactivated with no effect
-the purchase window for trade has some icons at a bad offset, leaving them poking out of the background for them to lay within.

Good luck!

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SilverSpook
SilverSpook Jun 15 2013, 2:24am replied:

Ok, thanks for the bug report!

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UBCS_Recruit_Muffin
UBCS_Recruit_Muffin Jun 16 2013, 12:52am says:

I seem to be unable to install the Mod, I'm not sure if it's perhaps because I was perhaps of the alpha testing team? If not, its probably because I'm terrible at installing mods to anything.

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SilverSpook
SilverSpook Jun 16 2013, 1:26am replied:

What exactly is happening? Is there an error message?

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HDremakeEVERYTHING
HDremakeEVERYTHING Jun 16 2013, 7:28pm says:

I can't wait to play this... I gotta save it though, I'm going away in a couple weeks and will only have a crappy laptop to play games so I'm saving this and Nihilum for that. Review coming June 2 ^_^

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albertsardei
albertsardei Jul 5 2013, 8:54am says:

DONE everything to install TM,
but all i get is the splash screen.
when i start the game it just start as
typical Deus Ex. any suggestion?
excuse my ingenuity

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Guest
Guest Jul 5 2013, 1:51pm replied:

Hmm, did you install the patch? In the downloads section.

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Wasmachineman_NL
Wasmachineman_NL Aug 2 2013, 6:02am says:

Awesome mod, and I loved the music, I'm going to upload the soundtrack to Youtube I think, already uploaded the District Ten music.

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