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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Update - May 22, 2017:

In this new demo we show you our best version of wind simulated grass, trees and different types of flowers.

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Original News:


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.

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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Watch the wind simulated bush demo:

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 1 HD Mod v1.2 is out!

Thief 1 HD Mod v1.2 is out!

Thief Gold HD Texture Mod 7 comments

This is the full Installer Setup of version 1.2 - Now also for Thief: The Dark Project version! - New water arrow FX, new gas arrow FX, new smoke FX...

Thief Gold HD Mod v1.2 Preview!

Thief Gold HD Mod v1.2 Preview!

Thief Gold HD Texture Mod 9 comments

Thief Gold HD Mod v1.2 Preview! - New Water Arrow FX, New Fire and Explosion FX, New Smoke FX, New Gas Arrow FX, New Moss Arrow Texture, New Electricity...

Thief Gold HD Mod v1.0 is out!

Thief Gold HD Mod v1.0 is out!

Thief Gold HD Texture Mod 8 comments

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...

Thief Gold HD Mod v0.9.3 is out!

Thief Gold HD Mod v0.9.3 is out!

Thief Gold HD Texture Mod 5 comments

The full Installer of version 0.9.3 is out - With new improvements and new HD textures (shields, windows, banners, stonewalls, temple paintings...)

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The Lost Alpha v1.13 demo

The Lost Alpha v1.13 demo

Demo

This is the barely finished alpha version of the Life of the Party mission from Thief2 that has been released by LGS a long time ago as Thief2 demo "Unwelcome...

Thief 1 Ultimate Difficulty Mod (HD v1.2 required)

Thief 1 Ultimate Difficulty Mod (HD v1.2 required)

Thief Gold HD Texture Mod Other 15 comments

This is the "Ultimate Difficulty Mod" for the T1 HD Mod. It's only for version 1.2! Requires a full installation of 1.2!

Thief 1 HD Mod 1.2 - Full Version (Installer)

Thief 1 HD Mod 1.2 - Full Version (Installer)

Thief Gold HD Texture Mod Full Version 2 comments

This is the full Installer Setup of version 1.2 - Now also for Thief: The Dark Project version! - New water arrow FX, new gas arrow FX, new smoke FX...

TFix 1.23

TFix 1.23

TFix Full Version 1 comment

TFix is an all-in-one fix pack for Thief and Thief Gold (apply & play, no other fixes are necessary). it uses NewDark, the latest update of the Dark Engine...

Indeo5 Codec

Indeo5 Codec

Patch

If the game stops responding (hangs) or quits unexpectedly when the Introductory video Clip is supposed to play you need to: 1. Rename LGVID.AX to LGVID.OLD...

Thief Gold Patch for Thief: The Dark Project

Thief Gold Patch for Thief: The Dark Project

Patch

This is a collection of the new resources in Thief Gold, such as textures, models, and sounds, so that fan missions developed with Thief Gold, using Thief...

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HellzWind
HellzWind

This mod is looking incredible! I am so ... happy since someone decided to make this because Thief (Gold) is one of my favorites and now it's looking glass BETTER THEN EVER.

Thank you very much for your efforts, modders. Downloading 'as we speak'.

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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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*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

Moddb.com

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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*Diamond3D*
*Diamond3D*

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

give it a look ,enjoy

Moddb.com


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Bentraxx
Bentraxx

Hey Taffers!

Take a Look on my current Thief Gold HD Texture Mod!
Moddb.com

Bentraxx

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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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bloodshot12
bloodshot12

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

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