Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines Patch v5.5

Dedicated fans of Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines have produced another Unofficial Patch for the game. Version 5.5 unlocks more new content for the Asylum and Glaze as well as continuing to hone game play and characters.

Here are the patch notes for v. 5.5:

+Moved Pyro Crossbow from Society to Syndicate instead of bloodpack.
+Changed new stealth rules so that only highest sneaking is harder.
Made Ocean House quest failure update when reconciling the sisters.
Fixed details with Isaac, Boris, Jack, Heather, Mercurio and Phil.
Implemented ZVTool and added readmes to tools, thanks to ZylonBane.
Lessened vents fade outs at Skyeline Apartments and fixed a decal.
Added second T-Rex sound to museum and corrected some text details.
Restored xps at Glaze for peaceful approach and fixed the monitor.
Fixed morphine quest after warehouse and .38 ammo tutorial exploit.
Added blood loss when ghouling Heather and having fun with others.
Made Sin Bin ATM indestructible to avoid breaking connected script.
Improved card printer usage and added a few more inspection nodes.
Restored original descriptions for crossbow bolts and rifle rounds.
Added several missing doors and adjusted SM endgame bus stop maps.
Moved restored female raver to the Asylum and fixed teeth textures.
Hid Giovanni crypt trapdoor icons and fixed Nadia and zombie bugs.
Removed second Dominate tutorial enemy and Johansen basic problems.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines v5.5 Patch

Somehow with all the work these modders have put into original release, I can no longer see Bloodlines as solely Troika’s work. The dedication of these fans is outstanding. If you want to see what has these fans entranced, visit the original Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines page. This is a mature rated game so mind the age gate.

One of my favorite aspects of the game is the industrial soundtrack featuring artists including the Sisters of Mercy, Ministry, Lacuna Coil and Darling Violetta. I’ve heard one of the tracks, “Isolated” by Chiasm, used on “NCIS” in Abby’s lab. I don’t know if the soundtrack is still offered by itself but the game (which is still available) includes all the songs as mp3s in the game directory. It’s well worth listening to if you can get hold of it.

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4 Comments on Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines Patch v5.5

Heru-Ur

On August 4, 2008 at 11:00 am

One of the best games ever made IMO. Wasent perfect, and it still isnt. But when it comes to unique setting and gameplay there isnt anything else quite like it. Plus it turned me into a huge Lacuna Coil fan. :mrgreen:

Gauldar

On August 4, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Troika is one of those development companies that are incredible. Many of their games when released are buggy as hell but contain some of the most compelling content out there. Planescape: Torment, Arcanum and this one are definite gems of the PC gaming world.

LdySabella

On August 4, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Bloodlines was also my first exposure to Lacuna Coil. The game’s soundtrack really adds to the level of immersion into the World of Darkness setting. As a player of the pen and paper RPG by White Wolf, I have even more appreciation for Troika’s work on Bloodlines.

mooshimooshi

On August 4, 2008 at 2:08 pm

the fact that this game is still being worked on by fans is proof of how good this game could’ve been if it were completed. damn i wish there was such a fanbase for deus ex 2. imagine what could have been done…