TNM is a huge singleplayer mod for Deus Ex based on the gaming community, finally released after 7 years of development.
With a total fix list of well over 500 bugs since the initial release, The Nameless Mod can now be considered finished with the release of patch 1.0.4. To mark the occasion, Rock Paper Shotgun has posted two articles about the mod, and Off Topic Productions has released an SDK for the community.
Posted by Jonas on Nov 27th, 2009
Since The Nameless Mod was released back in March, we've been quietly chipping away at the bugs and glitches reported by our fantastic community. Last weekend, we finally fixed the last major crash bug introduced in the third patch and released the new patch 1.0.4. With this update, all significant bugs have been eliminated, and we consider the mod truly finished. That means now is a good time to grab the mod if you never got around to it when we released. You can find both the full install of the mod and the 1.0.4 patch (which contains every previous fix and is fully compatible with the 4 versions of the mod) in our ModDB profile.
While you're there, you may also notice our latest download offering: an SDK. This .zip package contains all our uncompiled code, models, skins, text, conversations, and so on. Combined with the maps, sounds, and textures freely available in the basic mod installation, you should now have everything you need to tweak TNM however you like, or to use our stuff (which, as you may recall, was released under a creative commons license) in your own projects. If you have no previous experience with Deus Ex modding, we are now also hosting the brilliant tutorial collection of Tack's Deus Ex Lab, which taught us almost everything we know about Deus Ex editing.
To mark the release of our final official patch, highly respected PC games blog Rock Paper Shotgun has written an informal review of the mod, which is mostly praise of its ambition and uncompromising execution. The initial article was followed up with an interview with our lead designer.
Gearing up for the Mod of the Year awards for 2009, we'll be releasing a short series of amusing promotional videos in the coming months. You should also keep an eye out for the release of our official soundtrack on a two-disc CD set which should arrive some time next week.
And if you've noticed the - for a Deus Ex mod unusually high - graphical quality of the screenshots used in this post, you can find more impressive (but perhaps slightly spoilery) graphically enhanced TNM screenshots on game design blog Narcissism Incorporated. Detailed instructions for how to spruce up your Deus Ex can be found on our TNM community wiki.