Looking Glass Studios released the sequel to Thief in 2000. Utilizing the same DARK engine that powered the original Thief, Thief II had an almost identical look and feel, with only minor graphical and programming improvements. The basic gameplay was also fundamentally similar to the original Thief, but many new elements had been added, including technological gadgets such as a remote eye camera. Other changes include an increase in the number of A.I. behaviors, and the addition of female guards and soldiers.

Responding to criticisms of the original Thief, the missions in Thief II were designed much more around typical thief-like behavior, and much of the game is spent robbing the rich denizens of the City rather than battling monsters. In fact, the player encounters almost none of the monsters from the original Thief except for burrick heads mounted as trophies in some of the mansions, and a few zombies and apparitions. Also, the designers stated that unlike the original Thief where levels were developed to suit the plot, in Thief II levels were designed first and making the plot work with them was somewhat of a retrofit.

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Wind simulated Vegetation / Natural Water Mod


In this demo we show you four different types of vegetation. All this is now possible with the Dark Engine + NewDark Patch.

It makes the Thief world a bit more realistic and brings a better gaming atmosphere. The next step would be that the trees are moving too.

We will add this vegetation to the Thief 1 and Thief 2 HD mod. But it will be optional in the setup.
Also all Fan Mission authors can use the vegetation in their own projects after it's released.

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LODs with NewDark:

In computer graphics, accounting for LOD "Level of detai" involves decreasing the complexity of a 3D model representation as it moves away from the viewer or according to other metrics such as object importance, viewpoint-relative speed or position. Level of detail techniques increase the efficiency of rendering by decreasing the workload on graphics pipeline stages, usually vertex transformations.

Yes, it's true! NewDark has a LOD system. This is so fantastic!

Natural Water Mod

We've made a new natural water mod. I would say it's the best water mod we've made so far. It looks very natural. Don't forget that the Dark Engine has no own water engine! The water mod will be released with the Thief 2 HD mod v1.0.

Watch the demo here:

Thief 2X HD Mod v1.2 is out!

Thief 2X HD Mod v1.2 is out!

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Thief 2 HD Mod v0.9.5 is out!

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The first full Installer of version 0.9.5 is out - With HD textures for all original missions, new vegetation, new water and lava, improved fire flames...

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DDfix 1.5.11

DDfix 1.5.11

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NewDark Graphics Settings Tool 1.0 (Light Version)

NewDark Graphics Settings Tool 1.0 (Light Version)

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Use this tool to change your Thief 2 graphics settings (Anti-Aliasing, Bloom FX...and much more!). The "Light Version" doesn't include the "Water Mod...

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JuleRose
JuleRose

For those who loved Thief and/or System Shock should check out Terra Nova, another Looking Glass Studios Classic brought back from the dead thanks to Night Dive Studios: Gog.com

Just letting people know.

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HellzWind
HellzWind

bring it to Steam, and we'll talk.

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QuadX
QuadX

There's another fan patch available for System Shock 2 and Thief 2:

Ttlg.com

Thief 2 v1.22 (NewDark Patch)

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Psychomorph
Psychomorph

When Tim Stellmach talks about the future of Looking Glass Studios in the Making Of video, it moves me to tears. Such great studio came to an end at their peak, while lots of trash remained prevalent.

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nbohr1more
nbohr1more

Hey Thief fans...

Don't forget to check-out The Dark Mod:

Moddb.com

Now over 50 fan missions strong!

Official Site:

www.thedarkmod.com

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SteveZombie
SteveZombie

This was one of the best games I ever had the pleasure of owning.

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QuadX
QuadX

Xfire.com

Video of thief 2 the metal age I took.

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janiashvili
janiashvili

no, of thief 2 demo

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QuadX
QuadX

No, it wasn't the demo. Anyways, dang xfire had to have it deleted for some reason.

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Troutpack
Troutpack

As I doubt many of these will show up here otherwise, here are some good sources for Thief 'mods', (or rather, Fan Missions) and instructions on how to get them running:

Thiefmissions.com
Thief-thecircle.com
Keepofmetalandgold.com
Shadowdarkkeep.com
Fan missions

Ttlg.com
Fan Mission forum on TTLG

Ttlg.com
FAQ on the forum

Note, that in addition to the zipped mission packages, you also need a program called DarkLoader, or alternatively Garrettloader, to run missions.

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