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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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...

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This file is required if you wish to play fan-made missions but do not have the editor installed. Simply unzip the file, and place convict.osm in your...

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SteveZombie
SteveZombie

Such an incredible game.

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

good add-ons¨!

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QuadX
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QuadX
QuadX

Thief's ten year anniversary is coming up! :)

Long live Thief (and thief 2) 8-)

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QuadX
QuadX

Xfire.com

Video of Thief 1 (technically the video is of thief gold)

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QuadX
QuadX

Hmm, this game page needs quite an update...

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FuryThoR
FuryThoR

Thief Dark Project is old but still great game.
To this day standards graphics are poor, but enough.
Anyway I am not really sure if many knew but reason why user made missions are refered as mods is that thief Editor Dromed allowed to modify various things in game, like ammounts of items etc.

And users could create own game system files, litteral mods with quite ease.
However thief level editor has very grude outlook, and takes some time to learn its philosophy, but then it is one of best editors I have used.

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frosty-theaussie
frosty-theaussie

Thanks, Troutpack!

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Troutpack
Troutpack

As I doubt many of these will show up here otherwise, 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
Fan missions

Ttlg.com
Fan Mission forum on TTLG

Ttlg.com
FAQ on the forum

Note, that in addition to the zipped mission packages, you also need a program called DarkLoader, or alternatively Garrettloader, to run missions.

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