Thief: The Dark Project is a single player stealth-based game made by Looking Glass Studios for Microsoft Windows PCs and published in 1998 by Eidos Interactive.

The player takes the role of Garrett, a master thief plying his trade in an unnamed city. Garrett posesses great thieving and stealth skills, including an almost preternatural ability to hide in shadows. These skills come partly from his growing up as a street urchin and from his later education with the secret society known as The Keepers. The game follows Garrett as he clashes with the powerful and embarks on a journey into the City's strange history, stirring up more than he bargained for.

The gameplay centres on the need to remain undetected by enemies as much as possible and the avoidance of open combat. The game achieved this through the use of highly detailed lighting, sound and AI systems that were exceptional in their day. Enemies and NPCs are able to see and hear the player and exhibit a wide variety of reactions and behaviours when they detect anything unusual; from seeking out the sound to attacking or running for help. To avoid detection the player must stay out of sight by sticking to the shadows or creating darkness by putting out lights. Players must also avoid making too much noise by moving carefully and keeping in mind what sort of surface they are walking on. Other notable features include large, complex levels with many interactive objects and a detailed physics simulation.

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
Southquarter.com
Taffersparadise.net


Ttlg.com
Fan Mission forum on TTLG

Ttlg.com
FAQ on the forum

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PunishedLamia
PunishedLamia

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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*Diamond3D*
*Diamond3D*

Thief : The Darl Project LGS Converted with the original maps to Unreal Tech - TDS ( for now 5 Maps Only i don't know if continue )

give it a look ,enjoy

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With :

Full HD Textures
Unreal Lighting
Unreal Volumetric fog
unreal volumetric Light
Havok system
RagDoll
A.I.s With moving Eyes & Mouth & Face expressions according with Their Convesations (speechs)
Thief 1 music and Sounds
Rope Arrow ( really ? yes the rope arrow)
LGS Studio Original maps.
Eric Brosius sounds
New Architectures

and more ,i tried to make it modern as Skyrim and Thief 4 but with the same plot ans story and gameplay of course !

Some Screenshots, with Dynamic Textures it got new fashionand it sound realistic , i've aske to eidos a Thief4 Editor but nothing.

Lord Bufford
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The Cathedral
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the Keepers
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The Cathedral ( Thief 4 Style rebuilt from the scratch)
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The Clocktower of Thief 4 (rebuilt from the scratch)
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*Diamond3D*
*Diamond3D*

this is for who want play Thief 1 the best game in another light and in another way.

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Thief : The Darl Project LGS Converted with the original maps to Unreal Tech - TDS ( for now 5 Maps Only )

give it a look ,enjoy

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Bentraxx
Bentraxx

Hey Taffers!

Take a Look on my current Thief Gold HD Texture Mod!
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nbohr1more
nbohr1more

Hey Thief fans...

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

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Now over 50 fan missions strong!

Official Site:

www.thedarkmod.com

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bloodshot12
bloodshot12

**** this game and it's sequel were gems in a sea of genericness. RIP looking glass.

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Psychomorph
Psychomorph

Didn't know Thief had a page here. Simply the best game I have played and I did it only a couple of years ago for the first time, the experience still beat any other recent or not so recent title. Long live old school gaming!

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