The project is a HD texture mod for the first part of the game series Thief (Thief Gold).

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- conversion of all textures from .PNG to DDS/DXT1 (+mipmaps) format (HD textures lose over 50 % of the filesize!)
- all missions optimized (The game should now crash no longer!)
- fixed some textures
- added new HD water


INSTALL NOTE v0.8.6: For all those who have installed v0.8.6:
DELETE THE HDMOD FOLDER from your thief gold main directory and copy the new HDMOD folder from archive version 0.9.0!

INSTALL NOTE v0.8.5: For all those who have installed v0.8.5:
You will have to uninstall completely, delete your thief folder, and start from a clean game install if you want to use the new mod version 0.9.0
Then begin with Step 1 below!
This is inevitable because we have optimized the whole mod structure!

Some Notes:

The HD mod requires a lot of graphic and CPU power!

After installing this mod don´t use your old savegames!

The game should now crash no longer! :)

Step 1 - Thief Gold

GOG Version:
If you use the last GOG Version of Thief Gold ( there is NewDark installed already!
-> So you don´t need to install NewDark!
I recommend everyone to install TFix 1.18a! It fixes some bugs!
With TFix version 1.18a there are NO MORE conflicts with the HD mod! (THX @ voodoo47)
So it is no longer necessary to deselect all mods when installing TFix!
You can download it on TTLG forums here:

For ALL other versions of Thief Gold:
Some people have problems how to installing New Dark.
For those there is an unofficial patch called TFix (last version is 1.18a!) which has included also NewDark verison.
With TFix version 1.18a there are NO MORE conflicts with the HD mod! (THX @ voodoo47)
You can download it on TTLG forums here:
NOTE! If you have installed an older TFix version - run TFix again, DESELECT ALL mods and reinstall it.

Activation of animated sky / fog / new meshes - manually
(TFix users can skip this step!):
To activate the animated sky, the fog and the new meshes
go to your thief gold main directory - open up the file called "cam.cfg" with notepad and add the next 3 lines:

fogging 1
enhanced_sky 1
character_detail 1

Save and close the file.

Thief Enhancement Pack 2.0 (Improved object models and textures):
If you want to have also improved object models and textures you have to install the "Thief Enhancement Pack 2.0" (This step can also be skipped!)
There is no installer, just the ep2.crf file.
It is no longer necessary to change the paths from the "". The HD mod v0.9.0 contains the correct cam.mod.ini already.
You can download it on TTLG forums here:
Drop it into your Thief Gold main directory.

Step 2 - Unpack TGHDMOD-0.9.0:

Unzip now the TGHDMOD-0.9.0 archive to your thief gold main directory:
For example (C:\Thief GOLD\)
If he asks "override?" answer with "yes".
The "HDMOD" folder directory should now look like this (C:\Thief GOLD\HDMOD)

Step 3 - Config - cam_ext.cfg:
If you want to use my own config files - you will find these in \HDMOD\configs\.
Choose between "config_1"(config 1 makes stronger contrasts - colors and also a more realistic lighting!)
"config_2" (config 2 use more Bloom-FX and a softer lighting!).

Then just copy the "cam_ext.cfg" file to your thief gold main directory. If he asks "override?" answer with "yes".
!NOTE! In these config files anti-aliasing is set to x8!
If you don´t want that (for example your PC is not so fast)
open up the file "cam_ext.cfg" with notepad and search for "multisampletype 8". Set the value "8" to "0"! (value 4 or 16 is also possible!)

Now anti-aliasing is off now!

You can also make your own favorite config by yourself!

Step 4 - Have Fun!

Enjoy the Game! :)

Some other notes:

(Applies only to the following missions - Escape!, Strange Bedfellows, Into The Maw of Chaos!)
Also you can switch the "Fogging FX" off if you don´t like it.
To do that, start the game and select "options" and then "video".

Animated HD water textures disable:
Go to "HDMOD" folder and double click on the file called "disabled water surface texture.bat".
This will directly disable all water surface textures (ONLY HD MOD WATER TEXTURES) in the game!
To enable the water again - double click on the file called "enabled water surface texture.bat".

What can i do if there are blue surfaces in a mission?:
Save the mission at this point and exit the game! Open the game again and reload your last save!
If there are no blue surfaces anymore = this happens only if there are too many textures in the game texture memory!
This can especially happen in the mission "The Sword" or "Escape"! We try to resolve this problem!

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