Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

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This is an unofficial patch for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines by Troika Games. It's a cumulative patch containing all the previous releases and works with retail and downloadable versions of any kind as the Troika Games official patch 1.2 is included.

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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Unofficial Patch
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Copyright by Werner Spahl, "Wesp5", email: [email protected]
Main support and talking boards: http://www.planetvampire.com/forum/
The Patches Scrolls page: http://www.patches-scrolls.de/patch/4647/7
ModDB download page: http://www.moddb.com/mods/vtmb-unofficial-patch
Nexus Mods page: https://www.nexusmods.com/vampirebloodlines/mods/80
GitHub: http://github.com/miracleflame/VTMB-Unofficial-Patch-by-Wesp

This is an unofficial patch for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
by Troika Games. It's a cumulative patch containing all the previous
releases and works with retail and downloadable versions of any kind
as the Troika Games official patch 1.2 is included. It runs out of a
subfolder so other mods can be run in parallel but applying it to an
international version will revert all localizations back to English!

The default Basic Patch fixes bugs mostly and restores only a bit of
content to be close to the original. The Plus Patch (+) adds various
tweaks and lots of content. The Patch Extras include a SDK and more!
To install the patch choose the Bloodlines directory as destination,
select options and then start the game from the shortcuts it adds to
both desktop and start menu. Thanks to Jordan Russel for Inno Setup!

It's important to begin a new game after patching, so old saves will
be moved to save/incompatible. To remove the patch, delete shortcuts
and patch folder. To update to a new version just install it on top.
If you want a vanilla experience without any changes except for ones
needed to make the game run on modern systems, use the loader in the
start menu and select "Vampire", or start the game from vampire.exe!

On issues in Windows install the patch as administrator or use it in
XP compatibility mode. On problems with Steam run Steam and the game
as administrator and copy steam.dll to the game folder, if you get a
"failed to find Steam" error. To start it from the Steam library add
-game Unofficial_Patch to launch options! Disable auto-updating both
in Steam and GOG Galaxy. For mods or Linux use loader in start menu.

Special thanks to burgermeister for the Public Library, EntenSchreck
for the Hallowbrook Atrium, the Chateau Hotel outside and drafts for
Malkavian Maze, Warrens Shortcut and Museum Entrance! To Atrblizzard
for opening the pier and Psycho-A and duchU for optimizing many maps
too. The maps were edited and compiled using the Unofficial SDK from
Psycho-A and Fire64 and then finished and filled with life by Wesp5.

Special thanks also to the people who modified the dlls of the game,
to Jor and Wabbite who fixed the 2 GB memory bug in shaderapidx9.dll
and Frank7777 who added the refresh-rate fix. To in9 who fixed stats
in client.dll, SomeCommentDoe, Drog Black Tooth and c6 who corrected
lights-through-wall, LOD and save speed in engine.dll, and Behar and
Psycho-A who merged most in loader.dll and added -game installation!

The patch is provided "as is" and any warranties are disclaimed. The
free redistribution of the unchanged patch is permitted but it's not
allowed to use it as a base for derivative works without permission!
Special thanks go to Dan Upright for starting the unofficial patches
and doing the versions up to 1.2, his changelogs are included below,
many thanks also to the following people who contributed much to it.


Acknowledgments:
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Thanks to Norrwin, HungarianPatriot, Anderson, IanW, duchU, Zenith,
GoodGamesPlayer, Wilhelm-Streicher, endthewars, Malkav, Romka Poet,
No_Mercy, Behar, atrblizzard, Zer0morph, Psycho-A, AJ, vladdmaster,
burgermeister, Entenschreck, Stosh, gothemasticator, Darth Sithari,
Dheu, Felix, Fabio, foestermalk, StockholmSyndrome, SomeCommentDoe,
Lenuska, Mike89, Crenshinibon, Mash1908, Jekyll_Grim_Payne, psmatt,
Rik, MadeChina, Icleus, DarkAlf666, BeauxChaotica, Valamyr, Gardeb,
Voerman, Wabbite, Xealous, Populism, Giggle Cream, Doe, Mzz, Exulx,
Slim_Laurence, ZeroCredibility, RGE, Magnus Staehr, Dark666Prophet,
MooCHa, ZylonBane, Offkorn, Soulcharmer, DocDeltree, R. Fialcowitz,
Acleacius, Bogj, Bloodi Punk, Yupsi, Mahou Mahou, Khelben, DDLullu,
Sgloomi, Paul Moloney, Alec Maassen van den Brink, and RobinHood70!

Patch Extras:
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VTMB Transcripts: Ellipsis_jones, gothemasticator, IanW and Wesp5.
VTMB Walkthrough: Walkthrough & Guide by vampyri_lestat and Wesp5.

Developer Tools:
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Bloodlines SDK: Full SDK with many tools, by Psycho-A and Fire64.
Game Mod Loader: Combined .dll fixes and -game support, by Behar.
Level Sources: Entity lists and Hammer vmf, by Offkorn and Wesp5.
Original Python Files: Scripts of the original release, by Wesp5.

Bloodlines Trailers E3 2003/2004: Beta contents, by Troika Games.
ModDev Guide: Bloodlines Mod Development Guide, compiled by Dheu.
Restoration Doc and Soundtrack Info: Restored contents, by Wesp5.
ZVTool Readme: For dynamic console editing scripts, by ZylonBane.

Player Mods:
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Concept Art: Collection of various Troika art, compiled by Wesp5.
ENBSeries: Shader suite, copy to game folder, by Boris Vorontsov.
Free View Weapons: Copy to vampire/vdata/items, created by Wesp5.
SweetFX: Different shader suite, use ReShade Setup, by CeeJay.dk.

Install64: Windows installer patch for 64 bit, by Iain Patterson.
ResPatch: Widescreen resolution kit, by Wabbite (.NET 2+ needed).
ScreenWindowedOn/Off.reg: To switch fullscreen mode, by Psycho-A.
Trackerscheme.res: Turns Malkavian font off, check txt, by Wesp5.