By Tore Andersen

Thief 2: The Metal Age is the second game in the Thief series, developed by Looking Glass Studios and published by Eidos Interactive in 2000. The game uses the exact same engine as the first Thief game, and therefore has the exact same shortcoming on modern hardware. These enhancements will make the game run at any HD resolution on any Windows OS, and significantly improve the visual quality. See screenshots below.



Thief 2: The Metal Age (Latest version)



To play the game in HD resolution with correct aspect ratio, a small patch needs to be applied. This fix will make all resolutions available and fix a number of errors.

1: Download: TafferPatcher 2.0.18 (LINK)
Run the program. *Mark everything for best image quality and compatibility:

2: Download: T2Fix 1.27d (LINK)
Run the program. I recommend the following options:



3: Download: Thief 2 HD Mod 1.0 Full Version (LINK)

4: Run the installer.
*During setup, choose "New Grass Vegetation (Animated)".

5: Now open the game-folder and click the "NewDark Graphics Settings" shortcut.

*The main window doesn't indicate what is selected and what is not. This can only be viewed by clicking "View Current Settings".

8: I recommend the following settings, but choose any you like:


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Thief 2: The Metal Age is the second first-person stealth game from Looking Glass Studios. Published and released by Eidos Interactive in the year 2000, two years after the first Thief game. Just like the previous game, Thief 2 is about a master thief by the name of Garrett. It even take place in the same medieval steampunk inspired city as the first game. In this game the player gets himself into a big conspiracy surrounding a religious sect. The game mechanics are the same as in the first game as well. The player has to sneak around in the shadows and make as little noise as possible to avoid detection. Even though the game-play mechanics are the same in Thief 2, the game-play is not exactly the same. Thief 2 is more about urban stealth, and less about monsters and labyrinths. The game received positive reviews from both fans and critics, but still Looking Glass Studios got into financial troubles and had to close by the end of 2000.

Thief 2: The Metal Age is a first-person stealth game developed by Looking Glass Studios and published by Eidos Interactive in 2000. The game is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Thief: The Dark Project, and continues the story of the master thief, Garrett, as he navigates a steampunk-inspired world of politics and corruption.

One of the most notable features of Thief 2 is its emphasis on stealth gameplay. Players take on the role of Garrett, a master thief who must sneak past guards, avoid detection, and steal valuable items without getting caught. The game features a unique light gem system, which allows players to see how visible they are to enemies, and encourages players to stay in the shadows and use the environment to their advantage. The game also features a wide variety of tools and weapons that players can use to distract or incapacitate enemies, including water arrows, flash bombs, and blackjacks.

The story of Thief 2 is set in a steampunk-inspired world where technology and magic coexist. Players take on the role of Garrett, a master thief who becomes embroiled in a conflict between two factions, the Mechanists and the Pagans. The game features a rich and complex story that is told through in-game cutscenes, environmental storytelling, and dialogue with NPCs. The game features a wide variety of characters, each with their own motivations and agendas, and players must navigate this complex web of politics and corruption to uncover the truth.

The graphics in Thief 2 are powered by the Dark engine, which was also used in the original Thief game. The game features detailed environments, realistic lighting and shadows, and dynamic weather effects. The game's art style is heavily inspired by steampunk, and features a wide variety of mechanical and clockwork-inspired objects and structures. The game's cutscenes are also rendered in-engine, and feature highly detailed characters and animations.

Thief 2: The Metal Age was developed by Looking Glass Studios, a company known for their innovative and critically acclaimed games. The game was led by Warren Spector, who also directed the original Thief game. The game was released to critical acclaim, and received numerous awards and accolades for its innovative gameplay, story, and graphics. The game's success led to the development of a sequel, Thief: Deadly Shadows, which was released in 2004.

Overall, Thief 2: The Metal Age is a classic stealth game that offers players a unique and immersive experience. The game's emphasis on stealth gameplay, rich story, and detailed graphics make it a must-play for fans of the genre. The game's success also helped to pave the way for future stealth games, and it remains a beloved and influential title in the gaming industry.