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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1.1.7 is out. Obesity is the new normal: The Fat Edition is now the Full Edition and the former standard edition is the Update Edition - for use when appropriate.

The highlight of 1.1.7 is the inclusion of the "GarrAT" Garrett Animation Tweaks mod by ascottk - this has been on the to-do list for a long time. In the Sneaky Upgrade incarnation of the mod it will work not only with the original game but also with T3 Gold and (in principle) all FMs. Assuming most players will want this it's enabled by default after installation.


The two small launcher executables are no longer patched originals but rewritten, simplified replacements. T3.exe will now launch the patched game for the benefit of Steam, GOG Galaxy and GarrettLoader users. This also means that the original desktop shortcut will now again launch the patched game. You can still run the unpatched game if needed, through a shortcut in the start menu.
Thief3Launcher.exe (the replacement Ion Launcher.exe), which keeps the desktop hidden while launching a new level, hopefully removes the need to disable themes on some versions of Windows. As a bonus it will cut a couple of seconds off loading times...

The installer has had a much-needed overhaul, using more installer pages instead of cramming everything into 'additional tasks'. Uninstalling a previous version has been moved to after clicking the Install button, so it's now possible to cancel at any point before and keep the current version.

A few new settings are available in the tweak tool:

  • In a multi-monitor setup, run the game on a display which is not the primary
  • Allow the game to run on multiple cores. When this works it will increase performance, at least in some cases
  • New tweak to scale down the size of the tip/flavour text on loading screens

The display selection and multicore features are somewhat experimental - feedback is welcome!

The loading screen size tweak provides 5 sizes from Normal to Smallest. Thief 3 Gold now uses a smaller size with improved formatting. Since it's a purely cosmetic change, T3G is still on version 1.2 and existing savegames will work.

Here's an example of the smaller text (on the middle setting) and improved formatting, as used in T3G:

Improved T3G loading screen


Level loading is now fast enough that there's often not enough time to actually read the loading screen text - so loading can now be paused by holding down the Ctrl key.

A couple of small original issues with the loading screen text were fixed in the process. Most importantly the centered text, which would revert to left-justified after a couple of lines, is now left-justified to begin with.

The fix for the frozen mouse cursor when using large fonts is now on by default. The tweaker will now detect if it's already running, instead of launching a second instance. Various small fixes and improvements to descriptive text.

Behind the scenes everything has been moved to Visual Studio 2015 - which unfortunately means everything is now broken on Wine. Mac/Linux users should stick to the beta (1.1.6.500).

Sneaky Upgrade 1.1.6 released

Sneaky Upgrade 1.1.6 released

Thief 3 Sneaky Upgrade 2 comments

More tweaks, a loot list fix, and GOG users get their Alt-Tab, brightness and vsync back.

Sneaky Upgrade 1.1.5.2 released - Italians take note!

Sneaky Upgrade 1.1.5.2 released - Italians take note!

Thief 3 Sneaky Upgrade

A couple of important bug fixes and improved logging.

Sneaky Upgrade pre-release

Sneaky Upgrade pre-release

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If you have the issue with a frozen/invisible mouse at large Windows font sizes, then please test this fix.

Thief: Dark Project New Version Enhanced With Unreal Tech

Thief: Dark Project New Version Enhanced With Unreal Tech

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Hi, this is a conversion of Thief Dark Project original maps ---> to Thief 3, Thief 1 was and is the best game i played ,for this reason i liked give...

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Sneaky Upgrade Beta 1.1.6.500

Sneaky Upgrade Beta 1.1.6.500

Thief 3 Sneaky Upgrade Patch 3 comments

Beta version of the Fat Edition containing another classic Thief 3 mod and a setting for selecting a monitor for fullscreen display. Wine users (Mac/Linux...

Thief 3 Loot Hunter

Thief 3 Loot Hunter

Thief 3 Sneaky Upgrade Other 2 comments

Crude tool for locating loot and keys in Thief 3 and (primarily) its fan missions. Be sure to read the readme!

Sneaky Upgrade Editor Edition

Sneaky Upgrade Editor Edition

Thief 3 Sneaky Upgrade Patch

Unofficial patches for the Thief 3 Editor: Have multiple independent editor installs, launch the patched game exe through "Send to Xbox", generate IBT...

Sneaky Upgrade Full Edition

Sneaky Upgrade Full Edition

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Unofficial patch for Thief 3: Bugfixes, widescreen support, GUI tweaks, FM loading. This version includes the mods The Collective Texture Pack, Garrett...

Sneaky Upgrade Update Edition

Sneaky Upgrade Update Edition

Thief 3 Sneaky Upgrade Patch 2 comments

Unofficial patch for Thief 3: Bugfixes, widescreen support, GUI tweaks, FM loading. Much smaller download for when there's no changes to the bundled mods...

Texture Pack Cleaner v1.12

Texture Pack Cleaner v1.12

The Collective Thief - Deadly Shadows Texture Pack Installer Tool

If the texture pack installer prevents you from installing it, this little tool will remove old registry strings that are left over from previous installs...

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DAFFYDAFFY
DAFFYDAFFY

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

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Selyp
Selyp

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

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brody9311
brody9311

Good game.

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SteveZombie
SteveZombie

One of the best games of all time.

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

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

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ibz
ibz

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
Varsity

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

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Ichiman94
Ichiman94

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

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

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
Sallycin

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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