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.
Just two days until Shifter v1.8 releases, and as I've discovered there's no such thing as too much bugtesting.
Posted by Y|yukichigai on Feb 12th, 2008
Two days. Just two days until Shifter v1.8 is officially out. Seems like forever, doesn't it?
Even with the release date so close, there's still bugtesting to be done. Shifter v1.8 BETA #10 contains numerous fixes for bugs that have been brought to my attention, but the only way I can be sure I've gotten them all (or most of them at least) is if I have testers to find any of the bugs they can.
If you can't wait for two days, or if you just want to pitch in and help with bugtesting, click the Savefile link at the bottom of the page and download BETA #10. It'll make you feel all warm and fuzzy, I promise.
Oh yeah, here's a few things added to this version:
You can get the latest version of the mod (currently BETA #10) from here: Savefile.com
If that link goes dead, check my Savefile Project Folder and get the most recent version of the mod.
-- The Shifter Tieam