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Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches

This French Website offers new unofficial patches for Thief 2 and System Shock 2, updating these Looking Glass classics to version 1.19 and 2.4, respectively. As noted on Kotaku, these patches allow each game to be played on modern systems in high resolution, though of course, use of homebrew patches is done at one's own risk. In other unofficial update news, Kotaku also notes a the release of Complex version 8.2.4, a mod that likewise modernizes the space-based strategy of Homeworld 2. Thanks nin.

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19. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 13:38 Elessar
 
Will do, thanks for the advice!  
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18. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 13:25 MajorD
 

Elessar wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 13:03:
MajorD wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 12:33:
There is a pretty sweet looking HD Texture mod in the works for Thief Gold by Bentraxx. It is supposed to be released 4th quarter of this year. I am chomping at the bit, as Thief/Thief Gold has never looked so beautiful.
When I was younger I dabbled in the Thief games a bit, but never fully committed to them. With these new patches and the link you provided about the original getting a texture pack, I'm debating trying them out again. If I wanted to, could I just jump into Thief 2 or would I be missing out on some story from 1?

IMHO, I would wait and play Thief Gold, first, when the HD Texture patch comes out, and then play Thief 2, as the story line does carry over. For what it is worth, they are both really great games and are in my Top 10 SP games. If you do end up going back and playing them in their entirety, I hope you do enjoy them. They were before their time like HL1 was and raised the bar and many different ways.

Good luck Garrett, we are all counting on you. Wink

 
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17. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 13:03 Elessar
 
MajorD wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 12:33:
There is a pretty sweet looking HD Texture mod in the works for Thief Gold by Bentraxx. It is supposed to be released 4th quarter of this year. I am chomping at the bit, as Thief/Thief Gold has never looked so beautiful.
When I was younger I dabbled in the Thief games a bit, but never fully committed to them. With these new patches and the link you provided about the original getting a texture pack, I'm debating trying them out again. If I wanted to, could I just jump into Thief 2 or would I be missing out on some story from 1?
 
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16. Re: News title is very misleading Sep 26, 2012, 12:48 BobBob
 
The weapons degrade in System Shock 2 made the game tedious.  
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15. News title is very misleading Sep 26, 2012, 12:42 eRe4s3r
 
There is no Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patch

Thief 2 / System Shock 2 Unofficial Patches
Homeworld 2 Complex 8.2.4 Mod Release

There are 2 different things. Complex is the most popular mod for Homeworld 2! Not some unknown unofficial patch nobody ever heard about ;p (and certainly not fixing the rendering and resolution issues Homeworld 2 has).

That said, if this patch works for Thief 2 then that'd be pretty awesome ;p

Reason I figured I mention it, is because it'd be pretty damn amazing if someone fixed Homeworld's 2 graphics related issues (like resolution problems)

By the way, anyone know what the changelog from 8.2.3 to 8.2.4 is? I am (not feeling like) downloading another 600mb just to find out nearly nothing changed

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14. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 12:42 Bet
 
Prez wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 12:18:
Elessar wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 12:15:
nin wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 10:58:
Wow!

Is this a high-res thief 2 shot? If so, I may have to get onboard with this.

This is why I love PC gaming. How awesome is this?
I feel a little lightheaded, that hallway looks almost photorealistic. Never dreamed of this day.
 
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13. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 12:33 MajorD
 

nin wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 10:58:
Wow!


Tasty! Thanks for sharing.

There is a pretty sweet looking HD Texture mod in the works for Thief Gold by Bentraxx. It is supposed to be released 4th quarter of this year. I am chomping at the bit, as Thief/Thief Gold has never looked so beautiful.

 
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12. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 12:24 sauron
 
Acleacius wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 12:17:
Amazing, work! Cheers

Surely someone at TTLG forums did it or knows who did.

Not sure if it's widely known but Vurt, who has done all the landscape mods for Skyrim, FNV and many others did a texture mod for SS2.

I wouldn't be surprised if it's one of the original developers moonlighting anonymously. Whoever it is knows the engine inside and out.
 
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11. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 12:18 Prez
 
Elessar wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 12:15:
nin wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 10:58:
Wow!

Is this a high-res thief 2 shot? If so, I may have to get onboard with this.

This is why I love PC gaming. How awesome is this?
 
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10. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 12:17 Acleacius
 
Amazing, work! Cheers

Surely someone at TTLG forums did it or knows who did.

Not sure if it's widely known but Vurt, who has done all the landscape mods for Skyrim, FNV and many others did a texture mod for SS2.
 
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9. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 12:15 Elessar
 
nin wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 10:58:
Wow!

Is this a high-res thief 2 shot? If so, I may have to get onboard with this.
 
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8. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 12:05 sauron
 
Wow, nice! I had SS2 with the older hi-res mod for a while but it stopped working well in newer operating systems.

This is gonna be great - I still have my original SS2 CD (Bought the game on release day way back when).
 
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7. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 11:19 Creston
 
nin wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 10:48:
Mirrors here:
http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140085

I downloaded them fine from there last night, though...


It may just be that one of their clusters is infected and not another one. As always, one's mileage may vary. I just put it up as a warning for people to be wary.

Thanks for the mirrors, they save just fine to the exact same location I tried to get the zippyshare thing to save.

Edit : Just out of curiosity, I tried dl'ing from the zippyshare links again, and this time they didn't whine at me. So I still expect it's a cluster issue of some kind on their end.

And yeah, that screenshot looks frakking awesome. I really wonder who did all this work, and why he/she'd stay anonymous like that. This kind of mod work can get you hired at a dev studio pretty damn quick.

Creston

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6. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 11:17 John
 
nin wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 10:58:
Wow!
Nice!

That's cool about Homeworld 2 because I enjoyed it too. I wouldn't mind seeing a Homeworld 3!
 
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5. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 10:58 nin
 

Wow!

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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4. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 10:56 Jedi Master
 
Yeah, I grabbed T2's just now with no issues.  
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3. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 10:48 nin
 

Mirrors here:
http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140085

I downloaded them fine from there last night, though...

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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2. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 10:40 Creston
 
Something weird is going on with that zippyshare filesite they're hosting the files. When I try to save it, it keeps saying "Oh, you don't have access to save there! Would you like to save here (very particular folder location) instead."

Errrr... that seems really suspicious to me. Files that pop up their own window to try to pretend they're Windows messages? Big no no.

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1. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 10:31 nin
 

Check out the change log on ss2. Love to know who the hell did this. Had to go find my cd last night.

 
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