Thread: help


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    My first post but been a die hard thief fan since thief the dark project came out, my question is this.

    How do i get the fan missions for thief to work? i downloaded darkloader, i tried to add the missions in after downloading them but now when i get into thief i get an error message all the time and the game closes, even when i start thief without the fan missions it closes.

  2. #2
    Just looked again and the error says

    ERROR: Direct3d device driver does not accurately report texture memory usage.
    Contact your 3d accelerator vendor for updated drivers

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 1999


    Welcome to the board Patrick_19, however just so you know...this post should have been placed in the "technical board" which you can get to from the drop-down list at the bottom of this board.

    Then in order to help you properly, your specs need to be listed. No way to know what to tell you without this info. Once this is done, perhaps ppl would be able to help with proper suggestions. It doesn't quite make sense that if you could play Thief without problem, then you should be able to play the FM's in the same manner. So somehow something that you did or didn't do has effected this ability. So as soon as you can give us more particulars, someone should be able to answer Ta and Good Hunting!
    It's not how you win the game, it's how you PLAY it! Have FUN!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2000

  5. #5
    This section of TTLG's Thief FAQ is probably more helpful than the thread I posted and that Peter Smith referenced.

  6. #6
    Thanks all

  7. #7
    It still won't work for neither of the thiefs even following the directions, ahwell, i'll wait for the other thief to come out next month, thanks anyway guys

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    You should persist. T1 and T2 are well worth playing, not to mention all the Fan Missions (FMs). Post the detailed specifications for your computer including audio and video cards (or on-board as the case may be), drivers, and Direct X version.

  9. #9
    Kenora 650 with Video, Sound, and LAN
    Intel Pentium 4 2.0AGHz
    PC2100 512MB DDR
    80GB, U100, 7200RPM
    8x DVD/12x CD-RW Combo
    1.44 MB Floppy
    GeForce 4 MX440 64MB w/TVOUT
    Universal Tower
    TCO Tower
    250 watts power supply
    MS wheel optical mouse
    Internet keyboard
    RCD wind XP home english v1.2
    MS WORK SUITE 2002
    WINDVD 2000 VER 3.1
    1 year desktop

    Pretty soon i'm going to gt an athlon or radeon for 1 of the games i play (unreal 2 xmp).

  10. #10
    Let's back up a bit. Thief 1 and 2 ran fine before, correct?

    You installed the latest Dark, *ver 4. 1005*.

    You created a folder or two for the FM's OUTSIDE OF THIEF.

    You downloaded the FM's and put them IN THE NEW FOLDER UNZIPPED.

    You started Darkloader, used the SETUP feature (the little hammer at the bottom of the screen), used the BROWSE feature and told DARK where the NEW FM FOLDERS WERE.

    You then used the BROWSE feature to tell DARK where the THIEF GAMES were.

    Is the above correct?

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    Yes and i added the downloaded fan missions to a folder and added them on darkloader and tried to run them only to get that error that i posted. Thief 2 it's the same thing.

  12. #12
    Try this. REMOVE ALL FM's FROM THE FOLDERS. CUT/PASTE them someplace else.

    Put 1, that's 1 FM in each folder (if you have more than one) Make sure it is the correct FM (TDP or TMA) for the folder.

    Try to run a game (TDP or TMA) if it works try to run an FM, and so on.

    Darkloader reads EVERY FM IN YOUR FOLDERS BEFORE IT STARTS. If there is a corrupted FM the system will crash.

    Therefore. Only put 1 FM at a time into the folder(s). Then if Dark crashes, take out the most recent one. If the games run, you know that is the corrupt file.

    So. DL as many as you want, but put them into the folder ONLY WHEN YOU INTEND TO PLAY IT, and then ONLY ONE AT A TIME.

    At this point, if it were my system, I would UNINSTALL dark (open the dark folder or folder where you have dark and use the uninstall exe.

    Clear out the ALLSAVES folder in THIEF (all versions) DELETE ALL FILES. If one of them is corrupt you will crash. Copy the SAVES folders elsewhere.

    Try to run THIEF. If it works then reload DARK (in it's own folder) and set it up again.

    If it does not run THIEF. Then uninstall. Be certain to clean out the folders uninstall leaves behind,and reinstall THIEF.

    Reinstall DARK, set it up. Put one FM of each type (TDP-TM-A) in the folder(s). and try again.

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    Doesn't work still, bah i'll wait for thief 3 because i'm not ready to start putting holes in my walls again, thanks though.