BioMod is an extension of Y|yukichigai's excellent Shifter mod for Deus Ex. While I still think Shifter is a definite improvement over the original game, I sometimes felt while playing it that it was too conservative for my tastes. Eventually I decided to make my own mod which would contain some radical changes that might give some people pause, but would hopefully breathe new life into the game for everyone else.

As the name suggests, BioMod is primarily concerned with Deus Ex's augmentations, with the aim of making them more balanced, but also a lot easier to manage. Most augs are now automated, using energy only when they're actually doing their jobs. Some augs that were less useful or that would be a pain to manage have been made free or given extra abilities, while those that I thought were un-salvageable have been replaced with entirely new augs.

In addition to the augmentation system, BioMod also makes some general gameplay changes, such as the addition of pickpocketing, an autosave feature, achievement-like challenges, and a Thief style ledge grabbing system.

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7 comments by Clorf on Dec 6th, 2013

Hi everyone, thanks for all the interest in my little mod.

I haven't been able to work on Biomod for a while because I've been busy with other things, but since so many people want it, I think I can make the time to work on a new version that'll bring the mod up to date with Shifter, add the option to turn on Shifter's skill system and fix a bunch of other issues.

However, I'd prefer to wait for a "final" release of Shifter 1.9 before I do it. I used a beta version of Shifter as a base last time, and that turned out to be a mistake, resulting in a pretty serious bug (the Lebedev nonlethal issue) that went unnoticed for a long time. Letting that happen was my fault, of course, but I'd like to avoid problems like that in the future.

So there you have it. I will eventually update the mod, but I'm going to try to to do it all at once, and do it right, as I simply can't afford to continually support it on an ongoing basis the way I did before. Please be patient in the meantime. :)

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BioMod 1.0

BioMod 1.0

Mar 13, 2011 Full Version 37 comments

BioMod is a set of gameplay improvements and additions based on the popular Shifter mod for Deus Ex. Features such as pickpocketing, an autosave, Thief...

BioMod beta 8

BioMod beta 8

Jul 12, 2010 Full Version 9 comments

BioMod is a set of gameplay improvements and additions based on the popular Shifter mod for Deus Ex. Features such as pickpocketing, an autosave, Thief...

BioMod beta 7

BioMod beta 7

Apr 21, 2010 Full Version 4 comments

BioMod is a set of gameplay improvements and additions based on the popular Shifter mod for Deus Ex. Features such as pickpocketing, an autosave, Thief...

BioMod beta 6

BioMod beta 6

Mar 29, 2010 Full Version 4 comments

BioMod is a set of gameplay improvements and additions based on the popular Shifter mod for Deus Ex. Features such as pickpocketing, an autosave, and...

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Lurkingbunny May 18 2015, 1:25pm says:

Makes the game much more fun to play, no more aug micro managing.

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Guest Nov 12 2014, 4:56pm says:

can you make your "convenient tools" ability work with keypads, lets say you use a keypad and you get denied access, maybe then your mod will auto equip the multitool, this way it gives the player a choice of using the tool (left mouse button) or trying the keycode again (right mouse button).


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monterz Oct 27 2014, 1:04am says:

Hello, I am having compatibility issues with HDTP. When I try to run the mod with my usual setup (New Vision, HDTP with kentie's launcher) both biomod and shifter do not seem to work, however when i go into the data directories on kentie's launcher and disable the HDTP stuff Biomod and Shifter start working. Can any of you help me find a work around or fix for this? Any help would be great!

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Clorf Creator
Clorf Oct 28 2014, 3:44pm replied:


The version of Shifter that Biomod 1.0 is based on doesn't support HDTP Release 2, so that's probably the source of your issue. For now if you want to use Biomod with HDTP I recommend unifiedDeusEx as it includes the latest version of Shifter, which supports HDTPr2.

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monterz Oct 28 2014, 4:26pm replied:

Ah i didn't realize that release 2 was the issue. I would use unifiedDeusEx but my screen is to small, which is a shame. Thanks for the help!

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Saracen-Rue Apr 30 2014, 3:56am says:

Tracking, and can't wait for an update!

Tracking aug is the best I have encountered so far, you should try incorporating that small 'spydrone' screen into future augs ( if you decide to make any more that is ) because it looks pro!!

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phillon Apr 5 2014, 4:23am says:

Thanks for this incredible mod. I especially love the mantling and the augmentation modifications. Don't forget to update it one day for Shifter 1.9; and again: thank you for all your hard work improving the best PC game ever made.

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kocmo Mar 17 2014, 9:40am says:


Thanks for creating for the best gameplay mod for Deus Ex 1, bar none! I understand your position about waiting for Shifter to stabilize before merging in its latest delta. However, I was being impatient to replay Deus Ex with your mod, HDTP Release 2 meshes, and with high-resolution UI :-) I have gone ahead and merged the latest versions (SVN HEAD) of all of the above, and also updated all user interface icons and textures (inventory & belt icons re-rendered from scratch in 24-bit high-res, in particular), added more configurability and a bunch of bugfixes across the board, called it unifiedDeusEx, and posted it at I have used DeusEx.u by The9thHeretic from below post as a starting point.

I have tested it via a full playthrough of Deus Ex campaign including Revision Demo 1.3.1 + HDTP Release 2 + New Vision, without any problems. Shifter codebase is quite mature, anyway.

Sorry abt hijacking the comments below for shameless plugging my mod :-), which is pretty much a merge of existing ones, anyway... Well, combining multiple mutually-exclusive DeusEx.u mods might be useful in itself.

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Clorf Creator
Clorf Mar 30 2014, 6:53am replied:

Hey, don't worry about it. I've been really busy lately, and it sounds like you've made it even better than I could've anyway.

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