April, 2021

March, 2021

February, 2021

January, 2021

December, 2020

November, 2020

October, 2020

September, 2020

August, 2020

July, 2020

June, 2020

May, 2020

April, 2020

March, 2020

February, 2020

January, 2020

December, 2019

November, 2019

October, 2019

September, 2019

August, 2019

July, 2019

June, 2019

May, 2019

April, 2019

March, 2019

February, 2019

January, 2019

December, 2018

November, 2018

October, 2018

September, 2018

August, 2018

July, 2018

June, 2018

May, 2018

April, 2018

March, 2018

February, 2018

January, 2018

December, 2017

November, 2017

October, 2017

September, 2017

August, 2017

July, 2017

June, 2017

May, 2017

April, 2017

March, 2017

February, 2017

January, 2017

December, 2016

November, 2016

October, 2016

September, 2016

August, 2016

July, 2016

June, 2016

May, 2016

April, 2016

March, 2016

February, 2016

January, 2016

December, 2015

November, 2015

October, 2015

September, 2015

August, 2015

July, 2015

June, 2015

May, 2015

April, 2015

March, 2015

February, 2015

January, 2015

December, 2014

November, 2014

October, 2014

September, 2014

August, 2014

July, 2014

June, 2014

May, 2014

April, 2014

March, 2014

February, 2014

January, 2014

December, 2013

November, 2013

October, 2013

September, 2013

August, 2013

July, 2013

June, 2013

May, 2013

April, 2013

March, 2013

February, 2013

January, 2013

December, 2012

November, 2012

October, 2012

September, 2012

August, 2012

July, 2012

June, 2012

May, 2012

April, 2012

March, 2012

February, 2012

January, 2012

December, 2011

November, 2011

October, 2011

September, 2011

August, 2011

July, 2011

June, 2011

May, 2011

April, 2011

March, 2011

February, 2011

January, 2011

December, 2010

November, 2010

October, 2010

September, 2010

August, 2010

July, 2010

June, 2010

May, 2010

April, 2010

March, 2010

February, 2010

January, 2010

December, 2009

November, 2009

October, 2009

September, 2009

August, 2009

July, 2009

June, 2009

May, 2009

April, 2009

March, 2009

February, 2009

January, 2009

December, 2008

November, 2008

October, 2008

September, 2008

August, 2008

July, 2008

June, 2008

May, 2008

April, 2008

March, 2008

February, 2008

January, 2008

December, 2007

November, 2007

October, 2007

September, 2007

August, 2007

July, 2007

June, 2007

May, 2007

April, 2007

March, 2007

February, 2007

January, 2007

December, 2006

November, 2006

October, 2006

September, 2006

August, 2006

July, 2006

June, 2006

May, 2006

April, 2006

March, 2006

February, 2006

January, 2006

December, 2005

November, 2005

October, 2005

September, 2005

August, 2005

July, 2005

June, 2005

May, 2005

April, 2005

March, 2005

February, 2005

January, 2005

December, 2004

November, 2004

October, 2004

September, 2004

August, 2004

July, 2004

June, 2004

May, 2004

April, 2004

March, 2004

February, 2004

January, 2004

December, 2003

November, 2003

October, 2003

September, 2003

August, 2003

July, 2003

June, 2003

May, 2003

April, 2003

March, 2003

February, 2003

January, 2003

December, 2002

November, 2002

October, 2002

September, 2002

August, 2002

July, 2002

June, 2002

May, 2002

April, 2002

March, 2002

February, 2002

January, 2002

December, 2001

November, 2001

October, 2001

September, 2001

August, 2001

July, 2001

June, 2001

May, 2001

April, 2001

March, 2001

February, 2001

January, 2001

December, 2000

November, 2000

October, 2000

September, 2000

August, 2000

July, 2000

June, 2000

May, 2000

April, 2000

March, 2000

February, 2000

January, 2000

December, 1999

November, 1999

October, 1999

Pre-News Database

1st - 14th / 19th - 25th

1st - 15th / 21st - 30th

1st - 14th / 21st - 31st

1st - 15th / 16th - 27th

1st - 15th / 16th - 30th

1st - 15th / 16th - 28th

1st - 15th / 16th - 31st

3rd - 11th / 12th - 28th

Travel to: Go Back / T-tc.com (home)

          Saturday, December 25, 2004

A Christmas Present from The Dark Mod Team!
- 11:52:45 AM - Biohazard
First I would like to say Merry Christmas to everyone and I hope you enjoy your holiday! (And hopefully come out of the day a few presents richer.)

But just to sweeten the holiday even more, the Dark Mod team has released an outstanding teaser trailer showing off some of what they've already put together since the release of the Doom 3 SDK. You can read more about the trailer in New Horizon's post, or visit the Dark Mod's website at http://www.mindplaces.com/darkmod/

Lo-Res Trailer

Hi-Res Trailer

XVid Codec to view trailer

          Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Holiday Fan Missions
- 1:44:37 PM - Dan
I've added a pair of holiday missions to the database, both by well established FM authors, SlyFoxx and Yandros.

Thief 2 Fan Mission
A Servent's Revenge

 Filesize: 6 MB
 Released: 12/21/2004

By: SlyFoxx

Additional Comments: You are Gilbert, an endentured servant. Your Master, Lord Rothburg has been cruel and most unkind. Though your home and surroundings are comfortable you have no freedom to call your own...but on this cold winter night you finally have a plan. Your brother Stephen has escaped his own servitude and has gotten word to you that a ship awaits bound for a distant land and the chance for freedom. Gripping the note in your hand you resolve to meet him this night. You have no money to call your own but that will soon change. The main house is full of treasures and is just across the way. Trouble is, you are not allowed to roam the grounds or main house freely at night or even look out your windows!!. If anybody sees you, you're in BIG trouble. No sense in waiting...It's time to begin.

Thief 2 Fan Mission
Thief's Holiday 2004 (v2.2)

 Filesize: 16.4 MB
 Released: 12/21/2004

By: Yandros

Plot Description: You’re throwing a big holiday party for a few close friends, and you have a LOT of things to do to get ready! Complete everything on your checklist before your guests arrive.

Happy downloadings, taffers. :)

FanArt: Ivana Simoniti's Garrett
- 12:49:40 PM - Dan
Ivana Simoniti contributes to our fan art gallery with her sketch of Garrett, proudly bearing his Deadly Shadows scar.

Thank you for the contribution, Ivana. :)

Fanfic: Contest of Fools 3
- 2:39:04 AM - Dan
The hilarity ensues in the third and final installment of A Contest of Fools, or When Zombies Attack! by greypatch3. Here's a taste:

“Lucky Bastard” Bob and Sid wound themselves along a large, earthen tunnel, one that the eyes of the living had not seen in years (well, to tell the truth, no physical eyeball structure had seen them in years, anyway).

Off to the side there was another tunnel leading into darkness. From that tunnel issued a loud groan. Bob jumped.

“Cripes! What was that?”

Suddenly, a rotting corpse, barely human, stumbled from the tunnel. Its jaw hung to one side, its eyes leaked a yellow, pus-like liquid, and its left foot hung at a crooked angle, cracking with every step.

Sid turned and looked at the wretched thing as it strode towards Bob.

“Back off Gary, he’s with me.”

Gary the Zombie stopped, made yet another moan, at which a few black teeth fell out of his jaw and an unpleasant-smelling goo poured from his throat.

“I know, I know, but you had your lunch break twenty minutes ago. He’s a friend of mine, got it?”

If you're ready for some Thief-world comedy, go check it out. ;) Thanks for the submission, greypatch3!

          Saturday, December 18, 2004

The Art of Roan Tabasan
- 1:59:07 PM - Dan
Another amazing image has been added to our fan-art gallery, this time by Roan Tabasan, who has created the amazing image entitled simply, 'Deadly Shadows' ...

Easily one of the best renditions of Garrett I've seen.

Update: Roan's gallery has been updated with a further two images, one of which is the original sketch behind his Deadly Shadows painting. Thanks Roan!

The Art of Clockwork Mifune
- 11:16:39 AM - Dan
I am pleased to add Clockwork Mifune to The Circle's Fan-Art Gallery. She joins the gallery with seven (sometimes silly) pieces of artwork. Thank you for the submission, Clockwork, and keep 'em coming!


If you would like your artwork featured in our fan-art gallery, all you need to do is email thiefnews@ttlg.com.

          Friday, December 17, 2004

The Circle Spotlights 'The Dark Mod'
- 10:42:04 PM - Dan
The authors of The Dark Mod were kind enough to put together a demo page for The Circle which spotlights their Thief-inspired Doom 3 mod, as well as answer some of my questions. In their own words...
In The Dark Mod, you play a master thief living in a dark, sprawling city. A blend of gothic architecture and steampunk technology, the city contains great, belching chimneys, grand cathedrals, and medieval manor-houses. As a master of the shadows, you move through the city streets unseen, avoiding the eyes (and blades) of the city's thieves' guild, while doing jobs for the various political factions. Nobles, mages or the Church, it doesn't matter, as long as the pay is good.

In technical terms, our goal is to create a complete conversion of the Doom 3 platform, turning it into a stealth-based game. We will be creating new and improved AI, and new models and textures that support a 'steampunk' genre made popular by Looking Glass Studio's "Thief" franchise.


Thanks again to the whole Dark Mod team for sharing this with us!

GameSpy Awards Thief III Best Sound
- 10:57:00 AM - Biohazard
GameSpy announced its PC awards today, and in it they gave Thief: Deadly Shadows the Best Sound Award.

You can find the full list of awards here.

I'd also like to give Black Cat Games (creators of ThieveryUT) much kudos as their newest mod, Alien Swarm, took top honors for the Best Mod of 2004.

Thief III Wins Best Audio Design Award
- 7:09:42 AM - Dave
UK Video Games magazine Edge has awarded Thief: Deadly Shadows the award of Best Audio Design.
The awards were dominated by Half Life 2.

Find a list of winners and the shortlist for the awards in this article at the BBC.
Thanks to Subjective Effect for pointing this out.

          Friday, December 10, 2004

FM: Lady Lisa's Harbor
- 9:06:13 AM - Jenesis
Bryan Gleason (BBB) has released a nautically-themed mission, "Lady Lisa's Harbor", where Garrett is required to help restore the status quo on the waterfront.

Thief 2 Fan Mission
Lady Lisa's Harbor (v2)

 Filesize: 6.08 MB
 Released: 12/10/2004

By: Bryan Gleason (BBB)

Plot Description: You were approached in a pub by a member of the Merchant Association to do a job for them. Seems that the Sherrif has closed the harbor and all commercial shipping has come to a halt. He tried to purchase the fleet owned by the Merchant Association to get into the shipping business and they refused. Evidently, he is making them pay for that refusal. (more)

Thanks for the mission, Bryan :)

          Wednesday, December 08, 2004

FM: Close Encounters V2
- 9:19:20 AM - Jenesis
P Forth has updated and expanded "Close Encounters", orginally released earlier this year.

Thief 2 Fan Mission
Close Encounters (v2)

 Filesize: 2.36 MB
 Released: 12/8/2004

By: P Forth

Plot Description: It's Christmas, and you are enjoying a well earned rest in another part of the country. However, while you have been here you have heard the locals talk about an old town not far from here that's been abandonded for many many years. It seems that something happened hear a long time ago that frightened everybody away virtually overnight. (more)

Thanks for the update!

Travel to: Go Back / T-tc.com (home)