Posted on February 14, 2008, Shawn Sines Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines Unofficial patch v. 4.7
Fans of the Troika title Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines have churned out another unofficial patch for the title. Patch v. 4.7 comes in two flavors, one that will update from version 4.6 and a cumulative patch containing all previous unofficial patches that installs directly over Troika’s official 1.2 patch. Patch notes for v. 4.7 as well as tips and tricks for troubleshooting quirks are included after the break. You can access both patches here on FileFront.
As a fan of the game myself, I’ve just recently started over with the 4.6 unofficial patch installed. I’ve seen many great improvements in the game so far, but hope it’s not necessary for me to restart after upgrading to v. 4.7.
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.
+Created seperate quest for freeing Ash from the Society of Leopold.
+Added seperate quest and an xp for saving Heather by ghouling her.
+Created seperate quest for Gary’s posters and lowered some of them.
+Added seperate quest for exploiting thin-blood Copper by the pier.
Made inventory icon and damage stats visible for the Protean claws.
Added patch version information to base character creation window.
Forced talking to Boris sequence even if you removed Dema silently.
Prevented Gary’s posters from appearing also in your unused haven.
Restored cash box item into Gallery Noir and added inspection node.
Seperated Malcom’s overlapping diplomas and fixed some more sounds.
Removed Heather reference on Malcom’s computer after she has left.
Repaired bugs regarding quest updates when talking to the Mandarin.
Turned power on and timer off on re-visiting the Kamikaze Zen map.
+Fixed bug that prevented the CD quest to initialize in a rare case.
Removed Kuei-jin’s burning death and invisible block at warehouse.
Locked a double door in Ming’s temple that would open accidentally.
Added quest logs for Isaac’s gift and replaced Dane report object.
Fixed a Vandal endgame condition and removed more Nadia not-voices.