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.
Okay, not much a version, but necessary after the screwup with v1.8.2 (sorry sorry sorry).
Posted by Y|yukichigai on Nov 3rd, 2009
Okay, so the whole "Demo Version" issue is something which quite eludes me. I'm not sure why my code - which works on most installs, by the way - randomly doesn't work, but there it is. After trying a few alternatives I've decided to give up on that feature. I'm releasing the result as v1.8.3.
This version is free of the game-stopping bug where it tells you to buy the full version, despite the fact that you are already playing it. As a consequence anybody who tries to install this on a Demo version of the game won't be able to play it "Shifter-ized" without some extra work and typing things in via the console. If any of you who this applies to can't figure it out, feel free to talk to me and I'll walk you through it.
Anyway, while ModDB approves the file you can download v1.8.3 from here.