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.
Thief 2X HD Mod v1.2 is out!
"T2X: Shadows of the Metal Age" is an unofficial expansion of the game "Thief 2 - The Metal Age".
In T2X you will take on the role of Zaya, a female merchant sailor, who is undertaking her very first visit to The City in order to trade and meet her cousin who she has not seen since she was a child. Little does she know of the dangers that lurk there.
Just run it through FMSEL as any Fan Mission!
(Thanks to Ricebug for the FM-conversion of the expansion!)
If you have also installed the "Thief 2 HD Texture Mod" you have to deactivate it: Rename the "HDMOD" folder into "HDMOD_".
Don't use this mod in combination with the "T2X - Necro Age Mod"!
For more installation instructions visit:
The HD mod requires a lot of graphic and CPU power!
DON'T USE OLD SAVEGAMES!
- added HD textures for all original missions
- added new vegetation
- added new AI mesh-skins
- added improved objects
- added new water and lava textures
- added new torch and fire flames
(Official Moddb Download)
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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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