Mod Of The Year 2013 Editors Choice - Best Singleplayer Mod


Please install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 runtimes before installing the mod itself!

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!

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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! And if that won't cut it, try sending me e-mail. I'll try to get back to you if I can!

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 two 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! :]

And last, but definitely not least, I sincerely hope that plenty of great mods will continue to be made for Deus Ex. :] In the mean time, check these mods out!

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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Guest May 31 2013, 5:55pm says:

I have a problem at Yumashev complex...I went thru whole map activated access to lower part or something but when I get there the doors (restricted at both sides) are locked and I dont have nano key to open I missing something? Thanks

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rgt32 May 31 2013, 6:53pm replied:

Same here i am stuck at opening the open

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FastGamerr Creator
FastGamerr Jun 1 2013, 2:30am replied:

A datacube in one of the garage's clears the situation a bit >_> To quote: "If you need to get to the lower levels, get the door open first from the top floor of the main building. Login 'SantaAnna', password 'Oscar'. Grab the key from the stash in the basement."

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turbo7577 Jun 1 2013, 12:25pm replied:

Thanks for the wonderful mod nice job man. I also got stuck there but i need you help i am currently at the mission of finding david yoon whereabouts i press some elevator door at fochi offices it says i have to find another way to open the door to helipad any hey help friend thanks

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FastGamerr Creator
FastGamerr Jun 1 2013, 1:05pm replied:

Make sure that you get the MD Security Door open from a computer nearby (check the cabinets), then you must simply find your way into David Yoon's office (behind the aforementioned door) and the keycode to the keypad behind the painting in the room and see where it goes from there.

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DBuilder May 31 2013, 4:31pm says:

Is it only me, or when anyone else looks at the Militia soldiers, the screen and graphics go really wonky?

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fender2k1 May 31 2013, 9:19pm replied:

using hdtp? mj12 soldiers and jc denton models need to be turned off.

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HDremakeEVERYTHING May 31 2013, 1:24pm says:

For some reason the game doesn't want to load the resolution I set... I've tried 1080p through kentie's launcher, DeusEx.ini, fgrhk.ini, and it doesn't want to load it. I can't set it in game because 1080p is not there.

Any idea how to fix this? I've had this happen with other Deus Ex mods...

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HDremakeEVERYTHING May 31 2013, 1:38pm replied:

Please help! I know you're probably busy but I can't play the game until I fix the resolution =(

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cannonballsimp May 31 2013, 1:11pm says:

I'm running w7 x64 and I get a System Error which says "The program can't start because MSVCP110.dll is missing from you computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."

Reinstalling didn't help. Any ideas?

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FastGamerr Creator
FastGamerr May 31 2013, 1:14pm replied:

Try (re)installing these:

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cannonballsimp Jun 7 2013, 6:25pm replied:

Thanks, this worked. Something really weird is happening now though. I went into the MPS HQ right at the beginning, and then went out the front door again thinking that was the way out. Now when I try to go back in, I just get returned to the helipad like I'm playing Antichamber! The patch didn't fix it.

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Simply tremendous.

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