Mod Of The Year 2013 Editors Choice - Best Singleplayer Mod


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Initial Story
In 2049, unsavory conditions are rampant throughout the world. As soon as it becomes clear that a terrorist attack in Shenzhen, China, was carried out by perpetrators with ties to international groups and that Hong Kong may be their next target - the United Nations Anti-Terrorist Coalition (UNATCO) dispatches their first nano-augmented agent, Mad Ingram, into the city to prevent the situation from escalating any further.

Deus Ex: Nihilum (DXN, DEN or Nihilum for short) is a First Person Shooter mod taking place in an alternate Deus Ex continuity. It features new made-from-scratch original content, while also extensively featuring material from the UNATCO Born mod (used with permission from fender2k1, UB's project leader) and Deus Ex: Revision (used in accordance with the mod's license).

* Over 13,000 downloads in its first year!
* Completely new score with 80+ tracks (over 2 hours of music
* 2,200+ lines (more than 3.5 hours of audio)
* 7-13 hours of gameplay (estimate based on testers' playthrough times)
* Three new weapons: the Walther P99 pistol, Light Machine Gun 2049, Gauss Gun (EMP)
- Exploration is everything! Treat the levels as mazes and prepare for back-tracking! While it can be baffling that people are leaving valuable items and other belongings out in the open, agent Ingram doesn't seem to mind!
- Save often and use several savegame slots! This will hopefully save you a lot of time when it comes to handling certain odd issues.
- Encrypted datacubes: Remember, once you've hacked an encrypted datacube, you have to click on it again to make the datacube information window disappear.
- General rule on hacking: Keep in mind that you do not need this skill to advance the main plot itself. However, its general usefulness cannot be underestimated!
* One of the Top 100 mods in 2013 Mod of the Year Awards!

The Nikumubeki Trifecta


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8 comments by FastGamerr on Oct 6th, 2013

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"Aside from the weak voice acting, Nihilum would even qualify as a commercial add-on for the original Deus Ex." - Lassi Lapintie, Pelit 8/2013

(Original quote in Finnish, freely translated by FastGamerr)

Mod Of The Year 2013 Editors Choice - Best Singleplayer Mod

DXN Beta 01 - Station DXN WIP February 2012 - Yuanda Zhu, Hong KongDXN WIP November 2011 - Hong Kong

Deus Ex: Nihilum was also featured by:

Eidos Montréal
Harvey Smith
(retweeted by Mike Laidlaw)
PC Gamer
The Escapist Magazine
International Business Times

Big thanks to everyone who featured the mod!

Additional thanks to everyone who voted DXN into MOTY 2013 Top 100!

Deus Ex: Nihilum was also reviewed by the most prominent Finnish gaming magazine, Pelit, in their August 2013 issue (thus also fulfilling one of my earliest goals when it came to editing games). Suuret kiitokset!

Naturally, it's obvious that you can't please everyone and DXN certainly did receive plenty of feedback from all parts of the spectrum (you can read some of my follow-up thoughts from the anniversary retrospective). However, after going through all the trouble to finish the mod, I was very glad to find out that my efforts were appreciated by fellow DX editors like Trasher64 and {zXc}Henry from Deus Ex: Revision and SilverSpook from Terminus Machina. All in all, I'm very satisfied with the reception the mod got.

DXN WIP October 2011 - Forichi Night Club

Don't forget that if you run into weird issues in DXN, PLEASE CHECK THE FAQ FIRST FOR POSSIBLE HELP! If that doesn't cut it, please check if the OTP Forums have had any experience over similar issues.

In addition to having its own TVTropes entry, I'm glad that there are multiple playthrough videos of the mod on YouTube - some bringing up valid points! If you want to see a 100% complete playthrough of DXN, here are at least three playthroughs worth checking out!

Deus Ex: Nihilum - Queens, New York City

To sum things up/TL;DR:
With critical acclaim from most of the players, fellow notable DX editors, ModDB and the gaming press, Deus Ex: Nihilum was a definite success! I really can't thank you enough! :]

I sincerely hope that plenty of great mods will continue to be made for Deus Ex. :] In the mean time, check these out!

Don't forget to check out this project from SilverSpook Games!!

Cheers, and best of luck in the future!
- FastGamerr

The Nikumubeki Trifecta



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Deus Ex: Nihilum - Soundtrack

Deus Ex: Nihilum - Soundtrack

Jun 23, 2013 Music 13 comments

A collection of selected music from Deus Ex: Nihilum in MP3 format, 320kbps CBR. Includes 55 tracks from the mod + 1 Bonus Track. The tracks on the album...

Deus Ex: Nihilum

Deus Ex: Nihilum

May 28, 2013 Full Version 44 comments

Deus Ex: Nihilum (DXN, DEN or Nihilum for short) is a First Person Shooter mod taking place in an alternate Deus Ex continuity. It features new made-from-scratch...

Deus Ex: Nihilum SDK

Deus Ex: Nihilum SDK

May 28, 2013 SDK 2 comments

Deus Ex: Nihilum SDK (DXN SDK) contains most of the source material needed to recompile the Unreal Package files (AKA .U files) of the mod Deus Ex: Nihilum...

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Otner Oct 8 2014, 10:45am says:

90% of the doors in the Berlin-map won't open for me, even though there is stuff behind them. Is this a bug?

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FastGamerr Creator
FastGamerr Oct 8 2014, 11:22am replied:

Hmm, I'm quite sure that most of the doors in that map were openable (if the door won't be highlighted by the engine, it can't be opened in any way, tho'). Some of the decorative archi (a lot of it used with permission from DX: Revision) might have intentionally inaccessible items in there, though...

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Otner Oct 8 2014, 12:41pm replied:

The doors are not highlighted when I go near them, but they respond to the "opensesame"-command.

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FastGamerr Creator
FastGamerr Oct 8 2014, 3:06pm replied:

Ah yes, then they're probably not meant to be opened... I can vaguely remember removing any equippable items from such areas, though. Sorry! :\

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Guest Aug 28 2014, 9:15pm says:

Probably the worst voice-acting I've heard in a game yet. I'm not usually one to nitpick about that sort of thing, but the protagonist's ability to sputter seemingly illiterate lines just pulled me out of the moment far too often.

Otherwise a fantastic mod! Very well made.

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FastGamerr Creator
FastGamerr Sep 30 2014, 3:47pm replied:

More or less the consensus view of the mod: "horrible voice acting and writing, otherwise nice!". :]

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Guest Oct 17 2014, 9:01am replied:

So what do you think of the voice acting? :P I mean, you did hire them for a purpose, and I must say despite the bad acting, some of them added a bit of comedy to the level.

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FastGamerr Creator
FastGamerr Oct 17 2014, 11:36am replied:

Wrote about it on the Anniversary Retrospective. :]

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InRetro Aug 16 2014, 1:17am says:

I enjoyed your mod immensely: ;)

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FastGamerr Creator
FastGamerr Oct 12 2014, 2:07pm replied:

Glad to be of service. ;]

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thedawnstrider Aug 15 2014, 9:34pm says:

Any ideas on why my face texture might be misaligned? I get my hair *as* my face. Disconcerting.

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FastGamerr Creator
FastGamerr Oct 12 2014, 2:07pm replied:

Probably a HDTP issue. Try disabling JC from the HDTP options.

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[FH]Gorgutz Jul 31 2014, 9:21am says:

Well, I tried looking everywhere in the current comments but can't seem to find anyone else with the same problem. So I just recently installed this mod along with New Vision. However, even though I get the Nihilum Main Menu, it still loads the original default Deus Ex campaign. ._.

Edit: Aaaaand I just found the ReadMe, scratch everything I just said. Now to enjoy this. :D

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Simply tremendous.

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