NanoMod v1.2
Based on Shifter 1.9RC1 and BioMod 1.1

Shifter's Author: Y|yukichigai
BioMod's Author: Michael Justice ('Lork' on most forums)
NanoMod's Author: silverd (silver1305 on moddb)

The goal of this mod is to add even more polish to the excellent combination of Shifter + Biomod.
This is less of a total gameplay changing mod, rather an attempt to enhance the user experience with interface and gameplay aspects that I felt needed to be addressed.

Some of the major changes are:

  • Accuracy and Recoil mods are no longer useless. If you want your weapons to have 100% accuracy or 0 recoil, you have to apply weapon mods, even at master level.
    Because of the above change, the starting game may be a little harder, due to the fact that weapons now have a little bit more recoil and some even have lost a few accuracy points.
    This was done to make these Weapon Mods relevant even on higher skill levels.
  • An option to enable Shifter's Skill Points for Kills/Stealth that BioMod disabled.
  • Hacking skill level restrictions on some computers and terminals. Almost anything with special options requires a higher Computer skill.
  • An option to auto-fill previously entered logins, passwords, and keycodes.
  • NanoKey fixes with a consistent naming convention. Generally a very clean NanoKey list plus quite a bit of fixes for the doors they are supposed to open.
  • Lots of polish to match required keycodes/logins for terminals and doors to the texts in Emails and DataCubes.
  • A few 'purging' settings that automatically get rid of junk when looting bodies.
  • An option to color-code alternate ammo on your belt icons (and a few other places).
  • Shifter's Random NPC Inventory no longer has junk in it. And the more powerful foes may even have the now needed Weapon Mods to loot.
  • HDTP Beta 3 support.

Full change list here

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NanoMod v1.2

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NanoMod 1.2
NanoMod 1.2 Update. Merged changes from BioMod 1.1
NanoMod v1.1.8

[1.1.6 - 1.1.8 Most Important Changes]

  • The Range weapon mod did nothing for projectile-based fire. Projectiles will now travel at a faster speed with each Range upgrade.
  • Rewrote the HDTP support setup. Now will no longer attempt to load resources when HDTP is not installed, potentially reducing lag for things like decals, casings, etc.
  • The master level Athletics is now additive with the Speed Augmentation, instead of multiplicative.
  • Fixed Shifter's custom resource loading for the Magnum and 10mm Explosive Ammo icons.
  • Changed the way the Clip Size weapon info is displayed from percentage to an actual amount of extra rounds. Because 6 RDS (+50%) no way equals 11 RDS.
  • Another fix to lamps that are lit by default/by player to retain their lit state correctly, once and for all.
  • Added a setting to turn off the few HDTP Weapon Icons that HDTP has when HDTP Weapon Models are enabled. This is useful to disable if you are using a custom set of icons, like from unifiedDeusEx -- or, if you just don't like them.
    Please read the ReadMe, almost nothing else from unifiedDeusEx is compatible!
  • Added the Gray Dissection image to an appropriate DataCube in the final area.
  • Added the UNATCO Notice image to a DataCube in Mission 4, Hell's Kitchen bar.
  • Don't penalize the NPCs' accuracy for using unzoomed scoped weapons, since they don't really have them zoomed.
  • Grenades no longer immediately explode when coming in contact with a carcass.
  • In the final area, each one of Page's taunts should play only once now.

[1.1.5 Changes]

  • The game has a feature that a certain computer login could have access to a Special Option that other logins don't. But that feature never actually worked. The routine responsible for checking logins for Special Options could almost never pass. Every login had access to special options, even GUESTs. This was fixed.
  • Because of the above change, I made the two computers at UNATCO HQ in Mission 5 that decrypt kill-phrases have their Special Options set to only one particular user that Paul tells you about if Anna is still alive. Meaning, killphrase decrpyption is now available when logged-in/hacked-in only with the user that has access to those decryption options.
  • But good luck hacking the account, because here is another feature I added that was intended to be, but never completed for the game: the account now requires an ADVANCED Computers level or higher to be hacked.

    With that said, the following is a list of computer accounts that now require a particular hacking skill:

  • The computer at the LaGuardia Helibase that gives you the keycode for the secret telephone conversation requires ADVANCED.
  • The computer accounts at the top of the NSFHQ had hacking restrictions already set, but that obviously did nothing before. They are now set to require ADVANCED. Or you can always go find that DataCube in the basement.
    Those two are my favorite lore-wise effects of the following change. So I listed those first before this:
  • Anything and everything that has a Special Option has a requirement of ADVANCED. In other words, the ADVANCED Computer level allows hacking into most terminals with special functions.
    Turning On/Off cameras is one thing, but access to BOT AI alteration should require more skill, right?

In addition to that rule, here are more specific ones:

  • In Mission 5, MJ12 Facility, the security terminals allowing you to control BOT AI requires ADVANCED as by the rules.
  • But because of this, you are no longer stripped of your credits at the start of the mission (just think of it like your ammo - it isn't stripped, right?). You have two options if you don't have ADVANCED Computers: pay the mechanic right away or backtrack and find the DataCube.
  • All computer and security terminals in MJ12 Helibase, VersaLife, and MJ12 Lab require ADVANCED.
  • The computer accounts in the Nanotech Containment Facility for Virus Schematics upload require MASTER.
  • Now, the above change may prove to be impossible in some cases, as you may not have gotten the master password in the previous level if you made a covert approach in the MJ12 Lab. Because of this, I replaced the DataCube in the locked cabinet next to the Virus Schematics computer (you can read that same DataCube in the previous level anyway) with the text for the master password. This allows you to still get everything in the MJ12 Lab by having ADVANCED computers and not kowing the master password in case you chose not to disturb the scientists, and find out the master password right before you actually need it.
    I also created a new NanoKey for the cabinet that you can either pickpocket or loot off of the scientist there -- just in case you're out of lockpicks and rockets and LAMs to open the cabinet.
    Yea, you won't get stuck. This is also a nice touch since it confirms who the scientist is because you can never actually speak to her and thus, her Familiar Name is never shown.
  • The Security Terminal that opens Aug Canister containment pods in that same area with the Virus Schematics computer now has the standard security password used for the two areas. The password it used to have isn't mentioned anywhere, and the terminal itself now requries ADVANCED level to hack. You do not need to access it to pregress the story -- just for the Canisters (which can also be Miltitool'ed) -- as the Keypad for the UC at the bottom raises automatically when you get close anyway.
    To sum up the MJ12 Lab and Nanotech requirements: ADVANCED level Computers, or reading all the DataCubes.
  • Almost all computer terminals in the Cathedral require ADVANCED.
  • Everett's "precious" cryonic storage requires MASTER, while his Security Terminal for opening Aug Canister containment fields requires ADVANCED. You should already know his login/password, though.
  • Milnet Uplink requires MASTER, just for flavor.
  • Everything starting from the Ocean Lab until the end requires ADVANCED, except for the UC Reaction Module computer and the literal Deus Ex ending -- both require MASTER. For flavor.
  • However, since the DataCube for the Ocean Lab Reaction Module is a little hard to find and you need it to actually advance the story now, I moved it somewhere else, somewhat nearby.

  • 'SECURITY' is no longer saved by itself as a password for NanoMod's Auto-Fill Setting. Meaning ONETHING/SECURITY and OTHERTHING/SECURITY are treated as completely different accounts now, and get auto-filled only when both the login and the password match when accessing an account. It has also been removed from the starting known passwords, as SECURITY by itself is no longer a valid password for auto-fill.
    The only other known to me case of matching passwords is at the top of the NSFHQ, but those accounts are both on the same DataCube so that hardly matters. If you know one login, you know the other one anyway.
  • Fixed a bug that kept increasing the initial hacking detection time when logging in and out of an account, leading to unbelievably long hacking attempts afterwards.
  • When cycling through grenades with the Switch Ammo key, WP Grenades are now part of the switch list.
  • When placing the last grenade, switch to next available grenade. Works just like when you throw your last grenade.
  • Decreased the 20mm HE canister's blast radius to match that of a LAM, which is still twice the blast radius of a GEP rocket.
  • Increased the blast radius of the Plasma Bolt. The nerf to its blast radius in 1.1.0 to use single-player values turned out to be a little low, but it's still not as high as the multi-player value it used to have.
  • Commented out a piece of code in ScopeView that was responsible for setting your Crosshair's visibility to whatever value set in your game settings hundreds of times per second, even when not in actual scope view. This effectively gives us control over the crosshair for the times when we want to hide it if it's enabled, like when reading DataCubes and Books.
  • The Scanning/No Target of the Targeting Aug and the the crosshair reticle also get temporarily hidden if you happen to start reading a DataCube/Book.
  • Pressing Escape while the DataCube/Book text is on screen will get rid of the window instead of opening the menu. This will help get rid of any text displays that might get permanently "stuck" on some levels.
  • You no longer pull out your lockpicks when attempting to open an unpickable door that you don't have a NanoKey for.
  • Inside the superfreighter's lower decks there is a DataCube mentioning a code to the hangar. That code wasn't used anywhere and the doors leading to and from the hangar shared the same code as the door to the storage closet elsewhere on the level. The three keypads for the hangar doors now require the correct code from the DataCube.
  • The DataCube in Paris, the one in the police shack, now gives you the map of Paris Metro, like the text suggests it should. A previously unobtainable image.
  • When Cassandra at the Paris Nightclub tells you the code to the saferoom, it is now added to your Notes.
  • In Mission 5, Manderley's Office is now initially locked and can be opened with his office NanoKey (or a lockpick).

Full release history here

NanoMod v1.1.1

NanoMod v1.1.1


NanoMod 1.1.1 update. Fixes for the 1.1.0 HDTP update and general bugs.

NanoMod v1.0.7

NanoMod v1.0.7

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1.0.7 update. This is generally a UI update. Some changes I have been wanting to do for a very long time, but couldn't be bothered with UI code before.

NanoMod v1.2 Release Notes

NanoMod v1.2 Release Notes


Full list of changes made to the vanilla game, Shifter, and BioMod since release.

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NanoMod 1.2 update. Merged changes from BioMod 1.1

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Is Nanomod "finished" for now?

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Quick question. Which files you edited to make people anti-gibbable (if that's a term) before checking their inventory?

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I know this has probably been asked but I never saw an answer for it but are you going to try to make this mod compatible with Revision or possibly even GMDX?

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Honestly I really don't have the time right now. I still haven't gotten around to playing Revision.
I need to play through it to find out what features of NanoMod would make sense in Revision and which would be redundant.

GMDX, however, definitely not feasible. The idea of this mod directly contradicts with design choices of GMDX.
GMDX aims at making gameplay more realistic and thus harder, while this mod removes some realism features that I find tedious to deal with.

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Wheres the "Player Setup" option? I kinda like how Unrealistic mode in original Shifter lets you play as any of the multiplayer characters such as the Secretary or Man In Black. Did Nanomod remove Player Setup? Will it be added back?

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There is no Unrealistic setting. I think it was disabled in BioMod and some NanoMod features don't support it at all...

As for the Player Setup yes I had to remove it to make way for NanoMod settings (the max number of menu buttons is hardcoded), but looking back, I should have put it in the submenu rather than the main menu. But alas..

Revision is out. I haven't even played it yet, and I don't know how hard it would be to integrade NanoMod into Revision if at all. I don't know how it's setup.
If it proves to be impossible/too much work for the little feature gain, I don't see a future in NanoMod sadly.

I'll get to it sometime soon and see what I can do.

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I think you uploaded the wrong version of the mod.

I can't see any of the changes implemented in BioMod 1.1 in NanoMod 1.2.
In the readme, it still says that it's NanoMod 1.1.8.

Look, I'm VERY SURE that i downloaded it from RIGHT HERE. Try downloading the mod from here yourself. I guarantee that you'll end up with 1.1.8 rather then 1.2

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silver1305 Creator


<insert swearing here>!!!!! Argh. Reuploaded.

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That was the only reason i wasn't using NanoMod more often than i already was!

I swear, once i got used to Biomod 1.1's inventory drag-to-drop functionality, i just couldn't go back to the 1.0 version that came with NanoMod.


BTW, Don't kick yourself for this. It's a simple mistake. Those are the mistakes that one makes to balance out their general awesomeness.

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