The patch contains various bugfixes and game improvements such as widescreen support, and provides some GUI tweaks. It also enables the use of the FMSel fan mission loader frontend with Thief 3 and bundles the most important T3 mods. It works with the GOG and Steam versions of the game.

Original game bugs and issues that have been fixed or improved:

  • New missions and restarted missions will use your chosen difficulty instead of Normal/Easy
  • The City sections are played on your chosen difficulty instead of always being on Normal
  • Frame rate and refresh rate limiting fixes broken lockpicking, ladder climbing and wall flattening
  • Some speed-up of level loading, especially with vsync on
  • Fix for the desktop being visible during level loading on Vista and up
  • The game will no longer crash when binding an analogue controller through the keybinds screen
  • Fix for controller axes sometimes being set up reverted
  • Fix for a crash that could happen when using the game's multisampling option
  • Fix for the mouse freezing or becoming invisible when using large font size settings in Windows
  • Fix for the vsync (and possibly brightness) settings not working on Windows 10
  • Optional fix for running on a single core to avoid an issue with the trailer video looping

Game improvements:

  • All resolutions reported by the system, plus an optional custom display mode, are available from the options screen. The aspect ratio is shown as well
  • In widescreen the horizontal view is extended, instead of cropping off the top and bottom
  • The field-of-view can be specified by the user. The setting will work with both the original game and fan missions, with existing savegames and with missions which use scripted FOV changes. FOV adjustment includes the mechanical eye and bow zoom
  • The HUD and menus are shown correctly, regardless of resolution and aspect ratio. In 3-monitor modes, the HUD can be constricted to the center monitor
  • The main menu and loading screens are shown correctly, at 4:3 aspect. The proper movies, which are letterboxed, are allowed to crop to fit the monitor (up to 16:9)
  • Take screenshots with descriptive file names, and automatically with savegames
  • XBox360-type gamepads are working, the triggers are mapped to buttons. Support for up to 16 gamepad buttons using modifiers. Mouse and escape key emulation
  • Run the game on a display other than the primary
  • Multiple quick saves, quick load the most recent save

As an FM loader, the emphasis is on ease of use and reliability:

  • Easy to set up – besides this patch there is nothing to install or configure
  • The contents of your game installation folder are never changed. (GarrettLoader has a habit of messing up your installation)
  • Works even if the game is installed in Program Files
  • Automatically installs custom conversations. (Used in the FM All the World's a Stage)
  • Fixes for crash on save and crash on exit in certain FMs, and for the mechanical eye zoom not working in many FMs
  • Fix for the in-game loot list showing wrong values and total in certain FMs
  • The FMSel supplied with the installer is slightly improved over the NewDark version

Additionally some optional tweaks have been incorporated:

  • Mirror and/or scale down the main HUD
  • Scale down loading screen text
  • Minor HUD and GUI tweaks: Remove loading screen tips, mechanical eye overlay, main menu version text, "Nothing" texts, loot percentage, purple fog, 'bouncing arrows', junk item flashing and the lockpicking HUD
  • Alternative background modes for the readable/map and pause screens
  • Better mouse response and removed motion blur, adjust mouse sensitivity
  • More realistic physics, gravity multiplier
  • Scale the difficulty up or down. (Can be set to zero for a 'notarget' cheat)
  • Disable auto-raising of the blackjack and dagger
  • Reduce or remove headbobbing
  • No switch to third person in death
  • Classic speed. (Walk by default, run qualifier) and a speed multiplier
  • Decrease or increase the ambient fog or ambient light in any level
  • Human-readable savegame folder names
  • Borderless windowed mode
  • Sound volume for cutscenes and other videos

All tweaks are disabled by default.

The full edition includes the mods The Minimalist Project, The Collective Texture Pack (a.k.a. John P), "GarrAT" Garrett Animation Tweaks, Thief 3 Gold, Briefing Videos and a small mod providing updated font textures. Please see those threads or the included readme files for more information. The update edition only includes the SU patch and the SneakyTweaker tool. It provides a much smaller download in cases where the mods are unchanged since the last release.

Acknowledgements:

Tester hall of fame: Adsk1, Acleacius, Abysmal, fortuni, Maruchin, Linda, noblehelm, Cigam, mensch, AluminumHaste, Depili, Kerrle, decayedmatter, DJ Riff, lowenz, Lolwutman, Corsair, bikerdude, Beleg Cúthalion, Child Of Karras, gnartsch, chrish, Pheonix, PsymH, Hiatus, tolsen64, Xarg, Zaratul, voodoo47, Lord Soth, scavvenjahh, scarcow and TreyM.

This patch builds on previous fixes and ideas etc. from the following sources: massimilianogoi, tolsen64, Hadley, NotCarolKaye, daremo, Xiaopang, New Horizon, Pheonix, Kerrle, lolwutman, swaaye and UCyborg...

A huge thanks goes to le Corbeau for NewDark and FMSel, to John P, New Horizon, Beleg Cúthalion and mensch for permission to include their mods, and to the FMSel translators: gnartsch (German), Briareos H (French) and raven4444 (Polish). Thanks also to clearing, Lord Soth and Esme for file mirrors.

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The option to disable Playstyles in Minimalist was partially broken in 1.1.9, resulting in an error message. This is fixed in this release.

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id8800
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I have a question regarding Minimalist Project. I want to tweak the difficulty settings (the "maximum times caught" parameter). The problem is, that information concerning this is stored in "gamesys.t3u" file and needs to be hex-edited. According to "http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83801#difficulty" the offset of this parameter is 1890B in the Thief's stock gamesys.t3u file.
However,the gamesys.t3u of Minimalist Project is so havily modified, that this offset is no longer correct. So is there any way to figure out the correct one?

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snobel Creator
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I don't know how those original offsets were figured out. Maybe you could use the hex editor to search the new gamesys for the value and some surrounding data taken from the original gamesys?
Edit: Check the thread linked to from the one you posted - there's a Gamesys Tweaker tool, which should handle custom gamesys files.
Edit 2: ...which is impossible to find, and the author says that MP gamesys files are not compatible. :(

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id8800
id8800

Well, thanks. I'll fiddle with the hex editor a bit more, then. Maybe it'll eventually yield something.

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h4wk99
h4wk99

hey man, everytime i want to install the mod i get a virus notification from my av software. something wrong with these files?

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snobel Creator
snobel

No, it's a false positive. Report it as such to your AV vendor, with a link to the file.

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drachehexe
drachehexe

Why the reduction in mappable gamepad buttons? Wasn't there like 18 before?

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snobel Creator
snobel

No - the original game was limited but you get the full set with the patch (although you have to set up modifiers in the tweak tool).

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Ambient_Malice
Ambient_Malice

This is an exceptionally good mod, IMO. Thief: Deadly Shadows ia an extremely good game that cops way too much **** for "Waaagh, not as good as muh Thief 1/2." It strikes an excellent middle ground between depth and accessibility and has extremely good atmosphere and general game design that is polished to a shine by mods. Once the level breaks were removed and the bugs were fixed the game was absolutely fine.

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snobel Creator
snobel

Thanks - I of course agree that T3 is underrated, even if much was lost from shoehorning it into the original Xbox.

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