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]
Exclusive download link: http://www.patches-scrolls.de/patch/4647/7/
Main support and talking boards: http://www.planetvampire.com/forum/
ModDB support page: http://www.moddb.com/mods/vtmb-unofficial-patch/
Detailed gaming infos: http://www.gamebanshee.com/vampirebloodlines/
Early game versions media: http://www.vampire-network.net/index.php/

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 multiple bugs and restores only little
content to stay close to the original. The Plus Patch (+) adds minor
tweaks and lots of content, the Patch Extras include a SDK and more!
Patched dbghelp, client, engine, shaderapidx9 and vampire dlls bring
widescreen support and fix weapon-stats, coronas-gone, refresh-rate,
lights-through-walls, floats-for-females and more-than-2GB-RAM bugs.

To install the patch choose the Bloodlines directory as destination,
select wanted features, install and then start the game from the new
desktop or start menu links. Thanks to Jordan Russel for Inno Setup!
It is very important to start a new game after patching, saved games
are moved to save/old! To uninstall, just remove the patch links and
patch directory. Changelogs, known issues and more are listed below.

On issues in Windows Vista/7/8/10 install the patch as administrator
into the game folder, then disable visual themes/desktop composition
or run the game in XP compatibility mode. On problems with Steam run
Steam and the game as administrator and copy steam.dll into the game
folder if you get a "failed to find Steam" error. If you want to run
it from the Steam list add -game Unofficial_Patch to launch options.

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 it. To in9 who fixed
client.dll bad weapons stats, to SomeCommentDoe and Drog Black Tooth
who repaired lights-through-wall and LOD in engine.dll and Behar and
Psycho-A who merged in dbghelp.dll and added -game mod 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 all helpers like Zenith, Malkav, IanW, duchU, -3xA'Lu©?y,
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 Transcriptions: By ellipsis_jones, gothemasticator 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.
Hammer Sources: VMF files used to compile all new maps, by Wesp5.
Level Entity Lists: Original and UP levels, by Wesp5 and Offkorn.
Model Tools: Blender, others and tutorial, by DDLullu and Icicle.
Original Python Files: scripts of the original release, by Wesp5.

Loader-Linux.sh: Wine script for Linux, thanks SCO and Wrzlprmft.
Trailers E3 2003 and 2004: Showing lost content, by Troika Games.
ModDev Guide: Bloodlines Mod Development Guide, compiled by Dheu.
Restoration Doc: Used concept art and beta screenshots, by Wesp5.
Soundtrack Info: For music soundtrack, by Rik Schaffer and 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.

4GB Patch: Patches up the exe for 64 bit, thanks Daniel Pistelli.
Dinput8.dll: Fixes Windows 10 mouse bug, thanks Dusk of Oolacile.
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.