This is an unofficial patch (AKA NewDark) for Thief II: The Metal Age (T2) which updates the game from either v1.18 or newer to v1.23, providing improved...
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 Gold HD Mod v1.0 is out!
Interactive Candels, lightmapped water/lava, NewDark Graphics Settings Tool v1.0, full english subtitles for all characters, many improved object textures...
Because of to many changes there is no patch from version 0.9.3 to 1.0!
- added Interactive Candels (all candles have flames now, allow you to douse them with water arrows, snuff by frobbing, and relight with fire arrows)
- added lightmapped water/lava for all TG missions
- added "NewDark Graphics Settings Tool v1.0" with more options! (Enhanced AI Detection, Subtitles, OM/FM Mode, FM Selector, View Current Settings)
- added all Garrett's monologues on "Lord Bafford's Manor"
- added full english subtitles for all characters (beta v0.8) + german subtitles for "Garrett", "Cutty", "Murus" and "The Eye" !
- added some new HD textures
- added a new animation effect on water, fire and gas arrows
- added many improved object textures
- added some improved object models (sword, lamps and more...)
- added some new tree and bush objects
- added improved AI skins
- fixed a problem with a lava pool on "The Mage Towers"
- fixed some textures
- fixed some in air flying objects
- fixed some torches and fireplaces
NewDark Graphics Settings Tool v1.0:
- If you move the mouse cursor over a button you will see a short info about the function!
- Subtitles are disabled by default! Use the Tool to activate them!
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...
The 7-Zip Version is 500 MB smaller and the invisible rope arrow problem is fixed! The mod pack includes a full version of T2X with high quality HD textures...