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).

As of July 2015, Deus Ex: Nihilum has effectively entered its end-of-life product stage, meaning that no further technical support will be provided by FastGamerr. Check DXN-AE out for more DXN content!

* Over 15,000 downloads!
* 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!

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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)
Alexander Brandon
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!!

As of July 2015, Deus Ex: Nihilum has effectively entered its end-of-life product stage, meaning that no further technical support will be provided by FastGamerr. Check DXN-AE out for more DXN content!

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

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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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pokstair Jun 1 2013, 7:41am says:

Encountered a rather weird bug when starting the game - after starting the game I can't access the menu. In fact, none of my keyboard inputs are working, can't access the console either.

This is not my first time opening the game, earlier it worked fine. I'm not sure what's wrong. Does anyone have a fix for this, or should I just reinstall?

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FastGamerr Creator
FastGamerr Jun 1 2013, 8:21am replied:

I've encountered a problem like that before (with the vanilla game, 2027 and DXN when ran from UED), but in time they just started working again as should. :|

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pokstair Jun 1 2013, 9:37am replied:

Uninstalling and reinstalling DXN did not succeed in solving the problem. However, replacing the fgrhkUser.ini file in Documents\DeusEx\fgrhk\System with the same file found in <Installation Directory>\fgrhk\System solved the problem.

I believe this is because Kentie's launcher prioritises the former user.ini file, which got corrupted somehow. These files are not deleted upon uninstallation of DXN, hence the failed reinstall attempt.

Just a heads-up for anyone else who encounters this.

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Veronika Jun 1 2013, 7:19am says:

It looks like i stuck in Tianbao Hotel. How i can unlock the "safety house"? I've checked all computers, but doors are still locked.

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FastGamerr Creator
FastGamerr Jun 1 2013, 8:20am replied:

There are 4 Tiers that need to be unlocked/opened (with the infolink map sent by Zavich giving you general clues where to look at). Also remember to access the security consoles twice - once to unlock the Tier-specific security door in question and a second time to turn off the cameras et al.

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rgt32 Jun 1 2013, 10:17pm replied:

i even saw the chicken lol

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rgt32 Jun 1 2013, 10:16pm replied:

Thanks for the other help but i sorry i have to bring this up again it seems me and feron23 we are stuck at the hotel we unlocked everthing even the bad bot opened everydoor got to tier 4 nothing seems to if you unlock the safehouse door any help again i am kinda nobbish lol

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FeiRoN23 Jun 1 2013, 8:43am replied:

Yeah I forgot to unlock the tier 1 security door in the first place lol... Thanks for the tip.

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FeiRoN23 Jun 1 2013, 8:16am replied:

Same here, i unlocked the safehouse door via a security console but seems it doesn't work...

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rgt32 Jun 1 2013, 10:13pm replied:

same here

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Guest Jun 1 2013, 3:55am says:

I really enjoyed your mod, FastGamerr. You did an excellent job and it's very evident that you put in many years of work. The level design was fantastic and I loved the exploratory nature of it. (I was concerned until the Queens level that there wasn't enough utilization of the jumping augmentation, but that level made up for all of my fear - jumping between buildings was a blast.) The focus on getting keys was unconventional, and I liked it a lot. The new weapons were very satisfying and fit in very well.

The voice acting in many ways captured the campy essence of Deus Ex's voice acting. A lot of the voice acting, particularly many of the random homeless, felt like it could come straight out of the original. (Tangentially and spoiler related - was there a homage to Ice King from Adventure Time in one of the crazy homeless who had been experimented on in Woodfibre?) There appears to be a common complaint here about Mad Ingram's voice acting, but it grew on me quite a bit. The music was very appropriate and well done.

Mods like this, 2027, and TNM are phenomenal and I highly recommend them to any big fans of Deus Ex. FastGamerr, mod makers like you really understand what made Deus Ex a phenomenal game and continue to riff on the same chord, making more great levels to explore and experiment in. Even if this is the last of your forays into video game creation, I want you to know that I thoroughly enjoyed your mod and I'm sure many others will too. Thank you for making this.

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FastGamerr Creator
FastGamerr Jun 1 2013, 4:06am replied:

Thanks so much, good to know you enjoyed it! :]

(Spoiler: Yes, that was an Ice King homage!)

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