The Unofficial Patch is not really a mod, but while the default basic patch mostly only fixes bugs, the optional plus patch, that can be choosen at installation, is like a restoration mod adding a lot of unfinished content, including new quests, maps, weapons, items, characters, dialogue, graphics, models, sounds and music!

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Changelog (from the latest version that includes minor improvements):

v9.4 06.10.2015
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+Restored museum entrance and downtown area, thanks to EntenSchreck.
+Opened pier after murder is gone, thanks atrblizzard and Psycho-A.
+Fixed aura for crying woman in SM and improved library quest again.
+Made LaCroix give you the museum keys and Blood Theft always work.
+Added random thunder sounds to waterfront and removed tutorial key.
+Created plus default cfg and corrected basic one, thanks Psycho-A.
+Fixed warrens snatching sound and turned Ocean House sprinkler off.
+Cleaned SM apartment and fixed Vandal gesture, thanks to Psycho-A.
+Added twelve original musical compositions, thanks to Rik Schaffer.
+Restored lockpick sound, warehouse music and Last Round barkeeper.
+Added guard outside Empire hotel and made new maps fit screenshots.
+Improved details for all new maps and the SDK, thanks to Psycho-A.
+Corrected occult item heal rate and descriptions in plus and basic.
+Restored Blood Hunt newspaper and fixed bus stops and poles there.
+Moved finding out about the Gargoyle XPs to avoid preferring sides.
+Added subtitles for Malkavian whispers and radio, thanks Psycho-A.
+Fixed some Presence dialogue options and Vandal's background music.
+Restored flamethrower lethality and fixed some interface graphics.
Corrected Milligan not leaving his apartment in case you were loud.
Removed Tourette gun from model and made her give it in basic too.
Fixed many particle, material and subtitle errors, thanks Psycho-A.
Added script to run Bloodlines and mods under Wine, thanks to SCO.
Corrected Johansen's Empire hotel name and weapons and keys sounds.
Updated SweetFX and more presets, thanks Psycho-A and Citizenkane.
Corrected pier streetlights on three maps and removed police tapes.
Fixed some Johansen, Lily, Dema, Boris and Copper dialogue issues.
Improved game mod loader to fix disappearing shadows, thanks Behar.
Corrected Malkavian ghouls sounds and restored basic wallet scale.

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Rmag
Rmag

Wesp, I just wanted to thank you for taking care of Bloodlines all these years. Every once in a while I decide i'm going to play through the game again, and every time you've got a new patch for me. Everything works fine, and I have working widescreen support. Just... thanks.

Also, what do you do for a living if you don't mind saying? Did you go into game development of any kind or is this just a hobby for you?

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Wesp5 Creator
Wesp5

I'm an analytical chemist in real life, patching Bloodlines is just a hobby to me :)!

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Guest
Guest

Are you this guy?

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Wesp5 Creator
Wesp5

No, but if you google my email adress you'll find me sooner or later...

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Mizuchiro
Mizuchiro

Interesting. Did you know there has been happening a major controversy over here in brazil about this phosphoethanolamine that many people are claiming that cures or treats cancer?

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Wesp5 Creator
Wesp5

I'm not aware of that but as far as I know there isn't a definite cure for cancer yet...

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Shade_Chylde
Shade_Chylde

"Failed to load the Launcher .dll The specified Module could not be found" error after clean install from DVD image and following instructions to the letter installing this patch.
Do I still need to install it to the Steam folder if it's a non-steam copy?

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Shade_Chylde
Shade_Chylde

Operating System:
Windows 8.1 (x64)

Processor:
Intel Core i7-5700HQ 2.7 GHz (5th Generation Intel Core i7)
5700HQ (2.70 GHz), Broadwell Build, Up to 3.5 GHz Turbo Freq., 6MB CPU L3 Cache

RAM:
12 GB DDR3L

GFX:
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960M/2 GB GDDR5

Chipset:
Intel HM87

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Shade_Chylde
Shade_Chylde

Got it working, Applied the fixes suggested in the readme, but firstly, I re-installed cleanly to the steam/steamapps/common folder-->Applied patch-->Added the patch (NOT the original game .exe) to the games list in steam as a non-steam game, and using Steam to launch it works stupendously. This is a non-steam copy, so that's worth noting.
Add that to your readme as a possible fix maybe?
Looks a lot cleaner than the original. Now my only question is, are there any other mods here on this website that you are certain will work with this fine-tuned patch of yours? What can I add from this site without tarnishing your work, since I have played through this game four or five times now?
I'm so very excited, as a VTMB, VTM:Tabletop, and VTM Larper from back in the 90's, you made my day with this. :)
Thanks!

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Wesp5 Creator
Wesp5

If you use a DVD version the patch should have worked if pointed to the game directory whereever it would be. As for other mods, texture mods and alternate skins are fine, everything else would probably interfere. Especially the big mods like Companion Mod, Clan Quest Mod, Camarilla Edition, The Final Nights or Antitribu Mod are not compatible with each other and the patch, but the all include older version of the patch anyway!

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Shade_Chylde
Shade_Chylde

Thanks for the heads up. As far as it goes, this didn't work until I applied it through the "tricking steam" method. This was a mounted DVD image, created from the original game discs because I knew to do so back in the day, and now have them backed up as a digital image. Not the actual discs, but consolidated to one single DVD-Image (ISO). I have a VG Design degree, so I'm sure that was the only fix, for my system anyway. I did 4 clean uninstall/installs and applied the patch the same way, none of which worked. I tried the steam path, and it worked like a champ first try.
Already headed to the Asylum, playing a Toreador, as it's one I never played through with before.
Cheers man, your patch is working for me now.

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DanikaTay
DanikaTay

Hey I just got this game for my birthday... it was a childhood favourite and I'm super excited to play it. Installed VTMB on to windows 10, auto play screen loads but nothing happens when I click on play OR uninstall... demo shield shows briefly then nothing happens. So I downloaded your latest patch 9.4 which created a new desktop icon... however when I click on the new icon (even when running as administrator and set to compatibility with windows xp) I get an error message that says 'Failed to load the launcher DLL: the specified module could not be found.' Please help is there any way I can play the game? Thankyou.

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Wesp5 Creator
Wesp5

Are you sure you installed the patch into the right directory? The installer defaults to the original Steam path but in case you changed this the game wont work...

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Honestly, there isn't much that can be said that can give this impressive amount of hard work enough credit. The dedication put in by all of the people working on this patch is incredible, and I truly appreciate all that is done with every single update. Wesp5 and the VTMB unofficial patch crew, thank you. Honestly, the only reason I continue to play this game is to see just what you folks put in or restore next. I have never been disappointed. Keep up the good work! To give more of an explanation…

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