Sunday, June 24, 2018

Thief Gold




3D Vision fix for Thief Gold. Tested with the GOG version.


Fixed
- Fixed "layer" was making 3D broken at high convergence levels.
- Stars and moon at proper depth if you use the HD mod.
- Improved Nvidia laser crosshair, but it's still imperfect. Remember that you can disable it with ctrl+F12 (default hotkey).


Remaining issues
- Some ingame HUD text is only visible with one eye, but it's readable.


Installation
- Use the latest TFix.
- I recommend installing the HD texture mod afterwards. This fix puts the stars and moon at full depth while not breaking other elements.
- IMPORTANT: open "cam_ext.cfg" and comment the "use_d3d_display" line. If you don't do this, the game will be flat and running in DX9. Configure the rest of options to your taste.
- Download this file and extract its contents in the "Thief Gold" folder, where "THIEF.EXE" is.
- Download the latest dgVoodoo 2 release or WIP version here: http://dege.freeweb.hu/dgVoodoo2/dgVoodoo2.html
- From inside its "MS" folder, copy "D3D8.dll", "D3DImm.dll" and "DDraw.dll" into the game folder. The GOG release of this game comes with a "ddraw.dll" that makes the game DX9, so rename it to something else if you don't want to lose it.
- Open "dgVoodooCpl.exe" and configure it like this, for example, tuning the resolution and some other settings to your liking:




- Boot the game and accept the profile changes (it will ask for admin rights).


Hotkeys
F1: convergence presets .
Right mouse button: hold it for almost a second to trigger a temporal low convergence preset. Useful for when you want to use the mouse.


If you liked the fix and want to contribute for more future fixes, you can donate to this PayPal account: masterotakusuko@gmail.com

2 comments:

  1. This mod gives random BSOD on Win10. Otherwise everything works good in 3d. Tutorial level runs flawlessly.

    First campaign level, just running around results in random BSOD.
    Since it is so heavily modded, it is hard to tell what causes it - 3D fix, HD MODS, drivers etc.
    DG Voodoo watermark remains on the screen during the gameplay no matter what.

    Specs: i7 3770; 780ti;16gb ram; fresh install of windows (with 1803 upd.) and updated drivers. Using Creative Alchemy for hardware sound acceleration.
    (only additional software is ms office; antivirus; etc.)

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    1. BSOD is pretty serious, and none of the normal mod pieces would be able to make that happen. They run in user-space, not kernel-space, and thus would just crash normally, not BSOD. BSOD is driver level or kernel level.

      Might be the video driver, but I think that even it runs in user-space now, and cannot BSOD the machine. You now see the video time-outs instead (TDR).

      Most likely candidate here is Alchemy. Remove it and see if you get better stability.

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