Looking Glass Studios released the sequel to Thief in 2000. Utilizing the same DARK engine that powered the original Thief, Thief II had an almost identical look and feel, with only minor graphical and programming improvements. The basic gameplay was also fundamentally similar to the original Thief, but many new elements had been added, including technological gadgets such as a remote eye camera. Other changes include an increase in the number of A.I. behaviors, and the addition of female guards and soldiers.

Responding to criticisms of the original Thief, the missions in Thief II were designed much more around typical thief-like behavior, and much of the game is spent robbing the rich denizens of the City rather than battling monsters. In fact, the player encounters almost none of the monsters from the original Thief except for burrick heads mounted as trophies in some of the mansions, and a few zombies and apparitions. Also, the designers stated that unlike the original Thief where levels were developed to suit the plot, in Thief II levels were designed first and making the plot work with them was somewhat of a retrofit.

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What you see in this demo is the work of months. All was rendered with 3DS Max and with the help of a 16 core CPU. Hours and hours of rendering to get this quality. In this demo we show you eleven different types of vegetation. After the Thief 2 HD Mod is released we want to share all this stuff with all FM makers. Hopefully we will see some of this in some future FMs. We know that not all animations are perfect. But we did our best! Don't forget that we can only use 99 different frames on any animation. Let us know if you like it!

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Khatgami
Khatgami

For those who loved Thief and/or System Shock should check out Terra Nova, another Looking Glass Studios Classic brought back from the dead thanks to Night Dive Studios: Gog.com

Just letting people know.

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HellzWind
HellzWind

bring it to Steam, and we'll talk.

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QuadX
QuadX

There's another fan patch available for System Shock 2 and Thief 2:

Ttlg.com

Thief 2 v1.22 (NewDark Patch)

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Psychomorph
Psychomorph

When Tim Stellmach talks about the future of Looking Glass Studios in the Making Of video, it moves me to tears. Such great studio came to an end at their peak, while lots of trash remained prevalent.

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nbohr1more
nbohr1more

Hey Thief fans...

Don't forget to check-out The Dark Mod:

Moddb.com

Now over 50 fan missions strong!

Official Site:

www.thedarkmod.com

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SteveZombie
SteveZombie

This was one of the best games I ever had the pleasure of owning.

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QuadX
QuadX

Xfire.com

Video of thief 2 the metal age I took.

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janiashvili
janiashvili

no, of thief 2 demo

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QuadX
QuadX

No, it wasn't the demo. Anyways, dang xfire had to have it deleted for some reason.

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Troutpack
Troutpack

As I doubt many of these will show up here otherwise, here are some good sources for Thief 'mods', (or rather, Fan Missions) and instructions on how to get them running:

Thiefmissions.com
Thief-thecircle.com
Keepofmetalandgold.com
Shadowdarkkeep.com
Fan missions

Ttlg.com
Fan Mission forum on TTLG

Ttlg.com
FAQ on the forum

Note, that in addition to the zipped mission packages, you also need a program called DarkLoader, or alternatively Garrettloader, to run missions.

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