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

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 Sep 28 2013, 9:02am says:

hello. i have installed this mod and all the other things required/recommended, including new vision. after i have selected my difficulty and clicked ok to start the game, it goes to a black screen with music still playing but nothing happens. when i force quit out of it i get the following error message:

Assertion failed: InPos<=Size
[FileD: \ deusexe \ games \ DeusEx \ core \ inc \ FFileManagerWindows.h]
[Line: 57]

would you have any suggestions how i should proceed? thanks.

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Guest Sep 28 2013, 10:45am replied:

ok i uninstalled and reinstalled everything. seeeeeems to be working fine now, so far so good. mod looks incredible. ill make sure to post my review afterwards.

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FastGamerr Creator
FastGamerr Sep 28 2013, 10:46am replied:

Good to know you got it working, since I really have no idea what could cause that :\ (The .h stuff does refer to uncompiled code, AFAIK)

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aero787 Sep 26 2013, 11:57am says:

Hi FastGamerr,

Great job on the mod, it looks great, the story is good and the maps are huge!

However I seem to be stuck in Kowloon, I cannot find the police station where the helicopter pilot is being held. Does anybody know? Thanks.

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FastGamerr Creator
FastGamerr Sep 26 2013, 1:20pm replied:

The police station can be accessed from the Yuanda Zhu Complex entrance at the other end (i.e. opposite the entrances) of the Forichi Night Club. The door will be unlocke after Yoon's infolink (of course, you can get a nanokey to it way before that).

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aero787 Sep 27 2013, 5:41am replied:

Wow I really can't find it. Spent hours, I must be blind ! By Yuanda Zhu (aside from the Shenmue reference :) do you mean the underground mall?

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FastGamerr Creator
FastGamerr Sep 28 2013, 4:53am replied:

The entrance to the Yuanda Zhu Complex is at the club next to the bar, there's a Luminous Path guard and an alarm unit right next to it.

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aero787 Sep 28 2013, 7:35am replied:

oh my bad, how could i have missed it! many thanks i'm really enjoying this

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5-0 Sep 24 2013, 8:07am says:

Just wanted to say great job on the endings. The ending of any piece of work is one of the hardest things to get right, and I love the way you've connected them quite cohesively to the main game.

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Agent_57 Sep 21 2013, 6:34am says:

Could you make a mod for the hud only???

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5-0 Sep 14 2013, 8:46pm says:

Right, how in the blistering barnicles do I access the upper level of the Experimental Chamber in Lower Woodfibre Fortress? I can see a door high up in the aqua chamber, but no way to get to it.

The mod's great by the way, and gets better the further you get.

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FastGamerr Creator
FastGamerr Sep 15 2013, 2:21am replied:

One of the optional sidequests I've intentionally made hard (as opposed to unintentionally as with... some other things /_\) if you don't have the jumping/speed aug (which admittedly I rarely have either):

There are two TNT crates nearby, one in the area where you originally entered the chamber area. For the other one, you have to go to the control room first to open the door that leads to the transport which will take you to ground level. The crate is in that area and you just have to mess around with crates to make correctly timed and placed jumps on top of those light fixtures on the wall (below the door)... which (for me at least) requires a lot of quicksaving.

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5-0 Sep 15 2013, 8:49am replied:

I HAVE the jumping/speed aug and still find it hard! Good to know I'm on the right track though. Cheers.

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