View Full Version : Must have Mods?
04-20-2010, 02:52 PM
Most old games need a ton of mods to make them even remotely playable and usually a game will have a thread about this pinned to the top :P No here though.
So, what mods do i need to make Deus Ex not suck?
04-20-2010, 03:00 PM
Vanilla Deus Ex is fine as it is, though it's obviously a bit dated in the graphical department. You can try out the High Definition mod (http://www.offtopicproductions.com/hdtp/) if the graphics really bother you. Content-wise I'd again recommend just playing through the game as is, but on a second playthru try out Shifter (http://sites.google.com/site/yukichigai/shifter).
04-20-2010, 03:30 PM
DXTool (http://kentie.net/article/dxguide/index.htm) will make your life much easier. It applies all the needed mods to make it stable on modern hardware.
You should definitely play through without mods.
After maybe 10 complete playthroughs since Deus Ex came out, I'm currently trying Shifter for the first time. I like that the weapons are much, much more inaccurate, so you can't snipe with the pistol aiming-laser from two miles away, you have to get up close. Combat is actually a challenge; even on Realistic, without Shifter you can just run into any room and kill every enemy with the pistol before they even open fire, and alternative strategies were superfluous.
Also, lots and lots of bugs were fixed by the mod, and things have been rebalanced to be reasonable.
04-20-2010, 07:58 PM
In terms of graphics, must have mods are HDTP and New Vision, neither is finished though...
04-20-2010, 09:56 PM
D3D10 renderer won't make visuals Crysis-level, but several things are better than original, and compatibility with modern hardware is much better too.
NVIDIA users may want to try OpenGL renderer instead.
04-20-2010, 10:17 PM
game wont start vanilla. with the d3d10drv it wont crash right away but wont do anything either... time for another thread :<
04-20-2010, 10:22 PM
Try the direct3D 9 driver, it works for me. I don't have the link though, it's somewhere in this forum - do a search.
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