Rarely seen and never caught, Garrett is a master thief — the best who ever was. Able to sneak past any guard, pick any lock, and break into the most ingeniously secured residences, he steals from the rich and gives to himself, making a living in the dark and foreboding City. Here crime and corruption are commonplace, wealthy nobles prey on the poor and each other, and magic and machinery coexist uneasily. World-weary and cynical, Garrett wants nothing more than to be left alone to ply his trade. But things never work out that way.

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About Thief 3 Sneaky Upgrade with 1 comment by snobel on Mar 15th, 2015

(Note: Don't download this, it's been superseded by the release.)

Thief 3 has an original bug where, if the Windows font size is made larger, the mouse cursor will become invisible. The mouse is still functional, you just can't see where you are. If the cursor image is visible it is stuck in the middle of the screen.


If you can, please test this build, which has a fix for this bug. Revert the font size if you changed it, verify that the issue is back and then install this pre-release. You should then have a working cursor, which has a white pixel at the tip to show that the fix is active.

Feedback from people with Windows XP and/or slow graphics cards is especially valuable: An old XP laptop I tried it on needed the fix even at the Normal (96 DPI) font setting. The fix worked, but the cursor was flickering a lot.

Sneaky Upgrade Standard Edition (pre-release)

Thanks in advance!

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DAFFYDAFFY Dec 17 2013, 2:19pm says:

The saying"they don't make em like this anymore" applies here in spades.

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Selyp Jan 3 2013, 9:26pm says:

If you want to play this game in widescreen check this video - Youtube.com

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brody9311 Dec 17 2010, 10:20pm says:

Good game.

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SteveZombie Oct 15 2010, 6:29am says:

One of the best games of all time.

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LORDDEREX Oct 2 2009, 10:49am says:

Going to get thief 3 so fast as i play thro thief 2 The Metal Age.

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ibz Apr 8 2009, 7:19am says:

This game is really good. I have it, but am still trying to get better at mapping with hl2 to make a good map with thief.I loved this game. First time i playeditwas when i was about 9, (five years ago) and this was the sequel to that game.So sickkk.

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Varsity Apr 8 2009, 8:05am replied:

Mapping for HL2 is quite different from mapping for Thief. :s

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Ichiman94 Jan 2 2010, 2:52pm replied:

yeah the hl2 uses additive mapping and the unreal uses sbtractive mappping...

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Dragonlord Mar 22 2007, 3:25pm says:

A fun game definitely. Best played by people up for sneaky gameplay that like skulking around in shadows jabbing people from behind. Coming from the same direction as Deus-Ex did you can already estimate what kind of quality and love to details await you in that title.

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Sallycin Nov 10 2006, 2:45pm says:

I didn't know either, I want it now! :)

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Thief 3 is a truly wonderful game. You play as Garret - a master thief who is employed by the keepers (the people who trained him before he went on his own way) to save the city. As Garret, you go about breaking into many places from Cathedrals, Nobleman's houses to haunted houses and Pagan places of worship. There are many ways you can go about to finish your mission, will you go about killing people and using your best equipment to get through a mission? Or will you be a true master thief manoeuvring…

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