Posted on February 4, 2008, Shawn Sines Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines Unofficial Patch 4.6
There’s another homebrew patch available for Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. The Unofficial patches fix bugs from the original release as well as adding content back into the game. Patch 4.6 contains all changes from the previous unofficial patches and must be applied to a game that has already been patched with the Troika Games Official 1.2 patch. Full patch notes can be found after the break.
This is an unofficial patch for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines by Troika Games. It’s a cumulative patch containing all the previous patches and is intended for english retail or Direct2Drive versions!
Applying this patch to a version in another language will work also, but all texts in the game previously appearing in that language will be replaced by the english versions with the exception of the menus.
To install the patch extract this archive into the game folder using options that keep the directory structure intact and overwrite every file of the same name. Removing it is only possible by reinstallion.
This patch fixes many bugs, restores unused content and mods some of the game to improve the consistency of the presented world. It ought to be installed right on top of the Troika Games official patch 1.2.
More basic changes are listed first in the version history, then bug fixes and more. It is recommended to start a new game after patching to avoid odd behaviour. Patching also resets all options to default.
Both editors used for the creation of this patch are included in the vdata directory. Many thanks go to Turvy for VPKTool and RobinHood70 for BSPEdit. Everything else can be done using a normal text editor.
Tips and Tricks:
When using the console, be sure to activate it from the menu only.
To reinstall clean up registry and remove vtmb.ini from /windows.
On start crashings force refresh rate override or use -dxlevel 80.
If you experience stutter on dual core systems turn one core off.
Don’t save or leave maps with disciplines active to avoid crashes.
At high Obfuscate levels use attack to stealth kill without fail.
When controls are sticky start the game in Win98 compability mode.
Have four empty inventory slots when taking Imalia’s Tawni quest.
If you can’t read papers re-bind “use” away from the mousebuttons.
To avoid crashes don’t play sounds with the Windows Media Player.
If a container auto-closes right-click the objects to choose them.
Enemy death may open doors and give items, which Trance does not.
Some feed victims stay in Trance so don’t bite quest-related ones.
Occasionally Beckett stays in wolf form when meeting him, reload.
Game may crash in cutscenes if you are Obfuscated, so turn it off.
If you experience random attacking bind attack away from “enter”.
Rarely your appartment may get full of strange stuff, just reload.
If a cutscene freezes try reload or type frenzyplayer in console.
When getting problems with a history during the tutorial, skip it.
Included fixed engine.dll and improved installer, thanks to MooCHa.
Changed damage of Ming’s spit to bash and fixed minor text issues.
+Added male seduction feeding to the SM blueblood and Tommy Flayton.
Added log for sending Patty to alley and fixed two connected bugs.
Synced scream in hospital and rotated bus stop texture in downtown.
+Added option to keep Heather alive, but without getting the armor.
Prevented Tremere from being able to loose their haven for treason.
Fixed re-persuading or killing Tommy Flayton after quest was over.
Made Romero give you ammo with his rifle instead of magic box fill.
Restored overlooked Dodge powerup into Ocean House for basic patch.
Made Empire door locks consistent and added sound to Sin Bin kick.
+Adjusted NPC reloading of both crossbows and added some missing xp.
Hid invisible block at the theatre and corrected a few more props.
+Fixed new Danielle lines, Gary’s poster order and Bertram CD quest.
Restored missing xp for second Pisha item and removed Nadia sound.
Fixed killing the Gargoyle after persuading him and a dialogue bug.
Corrected Heather not giving silver ring when you already got one.
Removed dialogue loop for McFly and restored another missing sound.