Deus Ex is one of the best PC games in history, but even it isn't without its faults and shortcomings. Shifter addresses these and then some. Unused game content, buggy scripted events, several completely useless items, and certain design choices that can only be described as "annoying", all fixed (or at least "improved") by this little mod. I started Shifter in 2002 to fix just one of the latter -- the fact that weapons equipped with a laser sight won't turn it on automatically -- and the project has expanded exponentially since then. A few new weapons, some additional uses for existing items, new augmentations, and several fixes for existing Deus Ex bugs all exist in Shifter, along with a new multiplayer component. The mod is so popular it's been featured in Game Informer's July 2007 edition of Mod World; how many Deus Ex mods can say that? (only 3, to be specific) Shifter: "Removing the suck from Deus Ex" since 2002.

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This is just a quick and dirty release of Shifter v1.8.4. At least, it's probably Shifter v1.8.4. It's stable, it has a number of changes (mostly bugfixes and TNM compatibility) and it works. I'll expand on this description later.

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dave_5430
dave_5430

Euuuuwkay?

I'll just wait till that extended description.

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nerdenstein
nerdenstein

I'll definately download this for my next playthrough of Deus Ex and TNM both. I'll wait for extended description as I'm curious as to the changelog! :D

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zaro27
zaro27

EXPAND IT, BRO!

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JC_Fenix
JC_Fenix

Moddb.com

His comments there give a lot of the stuff that's probably in the change log

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Yos
Yos

Thanks for this!

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TwinBeast
TwinBeast

There's something wrong with the minicrossbow shoot sound. In the first mission it made a sound, but when I get to the next mission, or just inside the unatco hq, the minicrossbow doesn't make any sound when I fire it.

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JCD-Bionicman
JCD-Bionicman

So I have ENB and Kentie launcher and New Vision installed all at the same time and they work fine. Anybody got any questions about those Ill be happy to answer them.

The problem is I cant get shifter to work. It doesnt give me a GP fault like it did before because I fixed it I think (If asked I will give specifics) and now when I try to go to training it just freezes. I let it sit for a little while and then I have to turn off my computer. Because it simply freezes and doesnt give me and error message I assume im really close.

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revel911
revel911

Shooter,

Are you running ENB with the DX10 version of the renderer? How is your FPS?

Stinks that you are having problems with Shifter, as I know Deus Ex Enhanced has to have it!

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JCD-Bionicman
JCD-Bionicman

I had no idea anyone had replied to this. I had no email notification. Shouldnt I get an email notification? I dont use MODDB often for chat. Anyways It was my stupidness that thought GOTY meant I didnt need to update so that problem is fixed. Now low tech skill doesnt make your melee stronger and combat strength doesnt increase damage either. First time playing and playing with New Vision, and HDTP. Im done with the slow framrate and grainy smeared textures of ENB as nice as it makes certain things look.

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JCD-Bionicman
JCD-Bionicman

I am using DX9. Are you saying you can use DX10 with ENB? On a smaller note I would like to change my rediculous username and also recieve email notifications on moddb.

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blacksnk7
blacksnk7

i wanna know the cheat code for the "super secret gun that cant be found anywere in the game" :D

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Blues22475
Blues22475

It seems I can't get this nor the previous version of the mod to work, at least, fully. I do got the aug changes, but it seems that the "special" weapons are not appearing in the game in the places they are supposed to be. Also, it seems the problem with the guards in the back of Maggie Chow's apartment can still hear me if I walk normally into the elevator (something that was supposedly fixed) along with the other things that did not seem to take affect (like the laser reticule that was supposed to be on by default. I did read the "Readme" file back to front and have the requirements to run this mod, but it only seems to be half-working. Any ideas? Currently using HDTP and the ENB mods on conjunction with this.

I am playing the GoTY version purchased off of Steam. The readme basically says to replace two files (and back up the previous versions already in the folder), but I have a feeling I am missing something.

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Blues22475
Blues22475

Disregard this. I found out what was causing Shifter's effects not to actually work.

TLDR: 1. Apply Shifter's mod first to fresh copy of Deus Ex GoTY Steam

2. Forums.steampowered.com - Follow guide shown here. When adding paths to DeusEx.ini DO NOT add the path "Paths=..\HDTP\System\*.u" as it breaks Shifter Mod. Textures work as they should regardless.

Here's what I did:

1. Had Vanilla copy of Deus Ex installed. Applied Shifter's mod FIRST. Unsure if the order makes a difference here.

2. Followed the guide here Forums.steampowered.com. In step 1 I did not use the Launcher that Kentie (i.e. do not copy "DeusEx.exe" from the "all in one pack" to your system folder) had created. Instead skip to post 3 for the manual way setting up.

3. In step 7 you are required to edit paths in DeusEx.ini file. There are 3 paths listed, and you need to avoid putting in the following path: "Paths=..\HDTP\System\*.u". This breaks shifter's mod.

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Pumfkintz
Pumfkintz

actually, you don't need "HDTP\System\*.u".
see HDTP part of shifter readme, shifter doing role of "HDTP\System\*.u",
but you need to copy the HDTPanim.utx file
into your deusex\Textures folder for shifter to work properly with HDTP.

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