Thief 2: The Metal Age

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Official Overview

Thief™ 2: The Metal Age gives you a chance to revisit the dark streets of the City, now changed by the Order of Mechanists, a new cult which has embraced many of the followers of the fallen religion of the Hammerites. In a world of steam robots and cameras Garrett will have to face a new opponent - Sheriff Gorman Truart, a lawman determined to rid the City of all criminals, starting with master thief Garrett. Equipped with a new set of tools, including flash mines and scouting orbs, Garrett has to keep himself alive and unveil the secret behind Truart's actions. Starts out looking as a simple case of corruption will eventually become much more, and Garrett again finds himself a reluctant savior--but that doesn’t mean he’s not going to rob the City blind while he saves it!

Release Information

The original game, patched to the latest version. Includes DDFix 1.3.11b for higher resolution support as well as fixes for cutscenes and the multi-core bug. Note that DDFix 1.3.11b does not add support for widescreen resolutions.

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Patches and Modifications

Unofficial Patches

Thief 2 on GOG.com is packaged with DDFix 1.3.11b and contains an executable (thief2.exe) that uses it and one (thief2_no_ddfix.exe) that does not. DDFix 1.3.11b is an old version of DDFix, but is still functional. DDFix 1.3.11b does not include support for widescreen resolutions, so it is recommended to update to 1.5.11. It can be found here.

Tafferpatcher offers an installer containing patches such as the latest version of DDFix (1.5.11), texture packs and bug fixes.

Re-Encoded Cutscenes

Information on re-encoded, higher quality cutscenes can be found in this TTLG forum thread. See post #20 and #21 for working download links.

Modifications

Thief 2 Multiplayer

A mod for achieving Thief 2 co-op multiplayer is in beta. It activates the dormant networking code present in the Dark Engine. You can find information on the mod here.

Thief 2X: Shadows of the Metal Age

Most Thief 'mods' fall under the category of fan missions; additional levels for the game. Thief 2X is different: it's a whole new story line for Thief 2. 5 years in the making, Thief 2X is a new campaign for Thief 2 with new missions, cutscenes, voice work and characters. You play as Zaya, a woman who, like Garrett, was trained as a Keeper. You can download Thief 2X and read all about it on their official website.

GOG Mod Spotlight

Thief Gold and Thief II were featured in a Mod Spotlight. You can find it here

Known Issues

Thief 2 may ask you to insert the CD on launch, especially if you have installed Tafferpatcher. To fix this, open the file darkinst.cfg in Notepad and remove the line beginning with cd_path.

GOG Trivia

DDFix 1.5.11 could not be included in this release as some of the ownership of the code was questionable. 1.3.11b, while old, was the only version of DDFix GOG could be sure they could get permission for.

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