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.
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.
(You can click on the image to see it fullscreen!)
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!
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:
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