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TheVampire
(08-07-2013, 09:40 AM)
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So I'm in the middle of a second play through of VTMB with the last time I played it being 6+years ago.
I do lots of modding with games like Skyrim and GTA4 so I spent some time looking for mods to make this game look better so I thought it might help some people if I just dump everything I found in this thread.


Unofficial Patch 9.0 - 23.04.14
Since getting released in 2004 this game is STILL getting patched which keeps improving the game by fixing bugs and restoring new content
http://www.patches-scrolls.de/patch/4647/61625
It also comes with a custom resolution patcher for widescreen support.
The latest unofficial patch (plus option) also restores removed first person animations for spells as seen in the original trailer!



SweetFX preset for VTMB:
This preset makes the game look really nice
http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.ph...postcount=2788



Better World Textures:
This guy has done a lot of good world textures for the game.
Stuff like the roads, walls, bricks, wood, tile, glass, objects. concrete, carpet etc...
You can choose the ones you want or swap them out etc....
Just extract it into the vampire folder.
http://moddb.com/members/gothicseraphim/addons

Before and After:









Another texture pack for various little things:
I think that one has the shotgun and pistol textures used in my screenshots.
http://moddb.com/mods/silent-masqu-mod


Better lock picking up close hand textures:

http://moddb.com/games/vampire-the-m...-male-pc-hands


Better looking eyes:

http://moddb.com/games/vampire-the-m...s/eye-replacer

Here you can get skins for the player and NPC characters:
http://moddb.com/games/vampire-the-m...odlines/addons

You can also get Anti-Aliasing to work with Nvidia Inspector to get rid of those jaggy lines
(I had to add the vampire.exe to that profile for some reason it wasn't already added)
Or use downsampling. Or both.


Changing the FOV of the first person gun model:
You need to enable to console first by adding -console on the game shortcut.
The default is viewmodel_fov 54 which looks way to close
I like to have it at viewmodel_fov 75

Before and After:






Remove the HUD:
Use the console command draw_hud 0



There is an ENB mod for this but its old, unfinished and looks bad so don't bother with it.
Also there are gameplay mods for extra clans and quests but they are pretty old and I'm not sure if they work with the latest unoffical patch so skip them too.

So yeah thats just some stuff.
Here are some screenshots I took:












PlanetVampire
This is a good and still active site and forums if you need help with the game, technical issues or modding
http://www.planetvampire.com/
http://www.planetvampire.com/forum/i...p?action=forum

Now commence the reinstall!
Last edited by TheVampire; 05-05-2014 at 03:16 PM.
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(08-07-2013, 09:43 AM)
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mmmhh

I still never finished a Nosferatu playthrough, but so many stuff coming out this month uggh

such a fantastic game
jerry113
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(08-07-2013, 09:48 AM)
Man, that looks sharp. Thanks for introducing
EdwardTivrusky
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(08-07-2013, 10:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by SalsaShark

mmmhh

I still never finished a Nosferatu playthrough, but so many stuff coming out this month uggh
such a fantastic game

My first play through was as a Nos, it was awesome even though it's not the traditional first choice. I haven't played this for about 2 years now, think i'll bookmark the mods and plan for a November run. Yeah, it'll be good to go back.

To my eyes the game has held up fantastically and the mods just add that little bit of polish. Excellent to think it's still getting patches today. Good work, lads.
Jinroh
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(08-07-2013, 10:02 AM)
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I would love this game to be ported to a recent engine.
Dale Cooper
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(08-07-2013, 10:15 AM)
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I've been meaning to start another playthrough for a few months now and this thread isn't helping. Time for a new Tremere run!
hitoshi
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(08-07-2013, 10:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by W!CKED

I have great ENB Series settings for this game! Just copy paste the following and exchange it with the original end settings:


I play VTMB with Resolution Fix + Hi-Res Texture Pack + the aforementioned ENB series settings and the latest community patch. 1920x1080 + 4xSGSSA (forced with CCC) + 16:1AF. Game looks awesome!

How can I use it? By downloading this file?

http://www.enbdev.com/mod_vampblood_v0076a.htm
Carcetti
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(08-07-2013, 10:17 AM)
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I approve of this message. I want to do a full Malk playthrough at last, but I need to find a good redone female Malk skin first. Did any mod fix the skirt physics so the skirts don't get stuck into your virtual asscrack again?
TheVampire
(08-07-2013, 10:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Carcetti

I approve of this message. I want to do a full Malk playthrough at last, but I need to find a good redone female Malk skin first. Did any mod fix the skirt physics so the skirts don't get stuck into your virtual asscrack again?

lol I don't think so.

You can switch player models from other clans though.
http://www.fileplanet.com/152033/150...ng-Script-v1.4
I havn't tested that but there are also other ways to do it.
Basileus777
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(08-07-2013, 10:47 AM)
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2/3 of a great game. I might join in and just stop playing after Hollywood.
GreatCharleston
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(08-07-2013, 11:06 AM)
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I only just finished my second playthrough the other day. Gonna play a Malkavian next time.
Jb
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(08-07-2013, 11:29 AM)
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Is there a mod that removes entirely or alters the final "dungeons" so they stop being such a pain for non combat spec characters? I'd love to finally do a malkavian run but I have really terrible memories of the last few hours of the campaign.
Durante
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(08-07-2013, 11:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jay-B

Is there a mod that removes entirely or alters the final "dungeons" so they stop being such a pain for non combat spec characters? I'd love to finally do a malkavian run but I have really terrible memories of the last few hours of the campaign.

I played a Malkavian and had no issue with those. I think I just got invisibility and backstabbed everyone with a Katana. It was pretty fun actually.
Skerj
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(08-07-2013, 12:01 PM)
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9 years later and I still hate that hotel, the zombie crackhouse, and the creepy gimp bondage mansion. This thread has me wanting to go through it again. I've played it 4 times, 3 as Malk and once as a Tremere. Thinking about a Gangrel run but Malks are too fun.
Mocca-Bear
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(08-07-2013, 12:07 PM)
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Still want to play the V20 Pen and Paper RPG.

Such a good system and such a rich metaplot. The creative opportunities for well versed and complex narrative are quite close to limitless!

Sigh, one can dream.
Divius
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(08-07-2013, 12:11 PM)
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Oh nice, I have this lined up to go after I finish my current few games. Never knew there were any mods/patches worth installing. Bookmarking for later.
KareBear
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(08-07-2013, 12:14 PM)

Originally Posted by Jinroh

I would love this game to be ported to a recent engine.

There is a project underway to do just that called Bloodlines Resurgence.
SixMachine
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(08-07-2013, 12:14 PM)
I played it with a harder difficulty mod which made enemies have more health, since in the vanilla game you could murder everything really fast with the machineguns and flamethrowers. It was much harder to run around and backstab people with obfuscate (invisibility) since some vampires with auspex will still see you anyways. Funny thing is that against a certain boss fight chinese vampire boss lady it took too many bullets to kill her because i had to empty like 3 whole guns into her and some flamethrower that it kept crashing the game on steam by reaching some object limit. I had to dice some of the health up before I had to shoot.

But I really recommend the better companion mod, which lets you recruit more characters, even turn some of the humans into vampires, and even have more control over them. I think if you google it you should find the companion mod, though keep in mind there is a light version of the companion mod that only allows you to recruit Heather and Yuki, which may come packed in with some mods already, so keep that in mind.
Ikuu
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(08-07-2013, 12:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jay-B

Is there a mod that removes entirely or alters the final "dungeons" so they stop being such a pain for non combat spec characters? I'd love to finally do a malkavian run but I have really terrible memories of the last few hours of the campaign.

I just played the game with godmode on, combat is easily the weakest part.
sunofsam
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(08-07-2013, 12:23 PM)
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Yeep! Have to finish my Witcher 1 & 2 runs, then on to this. Thanks OP!!
Passive Assassin
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(08-07-2013, 12:34 PM)
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great game. can't forget about the race mods like http://www.moddb.com/mods/vtm-the-final-nights and http://www.moddb.com/mods/vtmb-camarilla-edition.
Anhkow
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(08-07-2013, 12:44 PM)
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dreamfall
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(08-07-2013, 12:53 PM)
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So so gooood.

Played my Gangrel girl last summer, and it was absolute bliss!

Too much combat in those damn Sewers, but the game blew me away.
flipswitch
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(08-07-2013, 12:55 PM)
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Thanks for creating this thread, Vampire. I will be picking up this mods asap. I'm just running the standard VTM mod at the moment was a crap load of super sampling on win8. I've always enjoyed your screens in the screenshot thread.
Nikodemos
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(08-07-2013, 01:04 PM)
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The game's problem is that bloodlines are unbalanced. Some are just plain boring to play. The only ones with a noticeable impact on the game's 'flow' are Malkavian (due to enhanced insight and the hilariousness of their condition), Tremere (due to blood magic) and Gangrel (due to the warform).
Minamu
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(08-07-2013, 01:10 PM)
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I bought this on the last steam sale or so (last year) and I'm going through my backlog. How long is one playthrough? I only played a few minutes into the tutorial last time :(
Basileus777
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(08-07-2013, 01:17 PM)
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Is there a mod that makes the last 3rd of the game suck less?
MaximoffZero
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(08-07-2013, 01:17 PM)
These look glorious!

I've often thought about playing this game again someday. My PC at the time of its release could barely handle it. I don't think my new one would even break a sweat, even with these mods.
flipswitch
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(08-07-2013, 01:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Basileus777

Is there a mod that makes the last 3rd of the game suck less?

What about making the sneaking animation in 3rd person view less hilarious :)
cj_iwakura
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(08-07-2013, 01:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mocca-Bear

Still want to play the V20 Pen and Paper RPG.

Such a good system and such a rich metaplot. The creative opportunities for well versed and complex narrative are quite close to limitless!

Sigh, one can dream.

I played the PNP game long before the PC game, and yeah, it's pretty great. Take it from a V:TM vet, Troika nailed it.
Mobius and pet octopus
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(08-07-2013, 02:03 PM)
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I never did beat this game. I actually did try to play through it again recently with some of the unofficial patches and stuff and it was still very buggy. It made me want to play Deus Ex HR because of the heavy hub similarities I suppose. I am afraid I'll never beat this game although would very much like to see another white wolf vampire game... I very much liked its predecessor btw.
Mr. Poolman
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(08-07-2013, 02:14 PM)
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This game is like a bad ex-girlfriend to me. It just keeps coming back :)

I'll be playing this soon. Thanks for the mods guide!
ThoseDeafMutes
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(08-07-2013, 02:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Anhkow

Nope. Still ugly.

Has some good ideas at least.
HK-47
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(08-07-2013, 02:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Basileus777

Is there a mod that makes the last 3rd of the game suck less?

The last third would include China town which is the best part of the game.

Or do you just have horrendous memory?
RealityExists
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(08-07-2013, 02:27 PM)
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Subscribed. I'm going to play this game one day. I swear.
RobertM
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(08-07-2013, 02:31 PM)
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I wish I had my save file :(. I got to Chinatown and then my hdd died so I never got to finish this marvel of the game. I remember when Best Buy had a box full of these games for $20. It came around the same time as Half Life 2 and the only thing I knew about it was that it ran Source Engine that powered HL2. I thought the game looked weird...how wrong I was.
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(08-07-2013, 02:37 PM)
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Any way to add reliable controller support? Playing on my TV...
cj_iwakura
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(08-08-2013, 12:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by ThoseDeafMutes

Nope. Still ugly.

Has some good ideas at least.

Still has better facial animations than most games made this gen.
Cth
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(08-08-2013, 01:01 AM)
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Still haven't played this game.

Any good deals?
ilnadmy
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(08-08-2013, 01:01 AM)
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Subbed. I played this game back in the day in its original form and was completely floored. I've been meaning to replay it at some point but I need to clear out the rest of my backlog first.
TheVampire
(08-08-2013, 02:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Passive Assassin

great game. can't forget about the race mods like http://www.moddb.com/mods/vtm-the-final-nights and http://www.moddb.com/mods/vtmb-camarilla-edition.

Those two are a bit old now and I'm not sure if the work with the latest unoffical patch.
Geedorah
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(08-08-2013, 02:11 AM)
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Was a great game on the PC - but I really enjoyed playing the original book based game with good friends in high school. Good times.
Gbraga
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(08-08-2013, 02:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by RealityExists

Subscribed. I'm going to play this game one day. I swear.

+1 :(
FlyingSaucer
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(08-08-2013, 02:23 AM)
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+1
I want to finish it one day.

But I have my annual playthrough of Stalker to do, then some Mount and Blade, and those new Dishonored DLC.
And Dragon Crown and Muramasa on Vita.

We live in the darkest age ever for game completists. The insanity must end.
TucoBenedictoPacifico
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(08-08-2013, 02:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by ThoseDeafMutes

Nope. Still ugly.

Madness.
weevles
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(08-08-2013, 02:35 AM)
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Sigh, I hate having to go through all that just to make it prettier, but I might just have to break down and do it one of these days. I guess there is no hope for sequel or "current" gen game, is there? :(
cj_iwakura
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(08-08-2013, 02:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by FlyingSaucer

+1
I want to finish it one day.

But I have my annual playthrough of Stalker to do, then some Mount and Blade, and those new Dishonored DLC.
And Dragon Crown and Muramasa on Vita.

We live in the darkest age ever for game completists. The insanity must end.

Should always play a great game you've never played over one you've played repeatedly.
doctorcdcs
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(08-08-2013, 02:59 AM)
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Awesome!

I found a copy of it at my local thrift shop for 2.99 so I can use this
FirewalkR
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(08-08-2013, 03:00 AM)
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I can only dream of a sequel that's at least as good as this game, bugs and all.
hitoshi
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(08-08-2013, 10:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by W!CKED

I made some screenshots:

(I'm not good at making screenshots lol)



1920x1080, 4xSGSSAA (Box Filter), 16:1 HQAF
ENB Series (detailed settings see above) + Hi-Res Texture Pack

Can you give a link to the Hi-Res texture pack? The one in the OP links to various small texture mods - do I have to download and install every single one of them?

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