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!

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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

And remember, if you have any questions related to DXN's performance (or something else), CHECK THE FAQ FIRST! And if that doesn't help, the quickest way to reach me is by e-mail. I'll try to reply back as soon as I can/if I can!

I'm glad that there are multiple DXN playthrough videos on YouTube - some raising valid thoughts! 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 Deus Ex will receive plenty of great mods in the future. :] In the mean time, check these mods out!

- FastGamerr

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Deus Ex: Nihilum - Soundtrack

Deus Ex: Nihilum - Soundtrack

Jun 23, 2013 Music 14 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 45 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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Dragonlord May 30 2013, 10:01pm says:

Maybe I broke the mod or something is missing. Second map you are supposed to kill some cop. There is though no information given and in the entire map I can not find any kind of cop with the matching name. It looks like all went stale. Some special order you have to do things in or did I manage to bug the mod? :P

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FastGamerr May 31 2013, 2:38am replied:

Well, Yoon gives you a photo of the apartment's entrance (and Yakedo's map also has the location marked). There are alternate entrances as well.

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Dragonlord May 31 2013, 12:29pm replied:

I got neither (meaning Yoon gave me nothing and now repeats the same one-liner forever) of that nor is there anybody in any of the appartments I broke into yet. Is it supposed to be around the QuickShop somewhere?

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FastGamerr May 31 2013, 12:36pm replied:

Oh yeah, Yoon doesn't give it to you if you don't accept the mission right away... but for one route: Go to the part of the level that can be accessed from the area on the lower right in that picture and take a look at the area up the stairs opposite the alley with the ladder.

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Dragonlord May 31 2013, 8:08pm replied:

Hm... been there but nobody's home. Maybe something didn't trigger properly indeed. I'll restart all over and try to do it in the right order. Maybe that helps.

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FastGamerr Jun 1 2013, 2:29am replied:

Not sure what's going on again either, since nothing related to this never showed up during the testing phase :\ Then again, you don't even have to meet up with Yoon, you can hack Vic Feng's computer first and he'll show up right then - after which you can pay Yoon a visit.

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Dragonlord Jun 1 2013, 7:42am replied:

Is something supposed to be on the computer? I found nothing on it and nothing happened. That said next to all computers in the mod so far are empty hacking it. Is this on purpose or a bug?

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metroid13 May 31 2013, 4:53pm replied:

I just wanna add that I'm also having difficulty with the chopper - I've actually had a slew of errors come up while playing this mod, but I'll save those for my review.

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DBuilder May 30 2013, 5:49pm replied:

Okay well, I talked to him, then I talked to the tech lady, then I started waiting for the helicopter.

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DBuilder May 31 2013, 4:00pm replied:

Okay. I just used the legend to skip ahead. Now I just have to figure out why I'm in a cell for some reason. Thanks for your help. It's preferable to starting the game over again.

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