Vampire The Masquerade - Bloodlines Unofficial Patch 2.4


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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines unofficial patch 2.4

This is an unofficial patch for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
by Troika Games. It is built upon Dan Upright's great unofficial oma
patches and is only intended for the english versions of Bloodlines!

To install it extract this archive into your game folder keeping the
directory structure intact and backup any files being overwritten if
you want to remove it later. But reinstallation is recommended then.

This patch attempts to fix many bugs and improve other things but no
guarantees are made, since not everything could be tested. It can be
installed easily on top of the official 1.2 patch from Troika Games.

The more basic changes are listed at the top of the version history,
then bug fixes and more. It is recommended to start a new game after
patching to avoid odd behaviour, like e.g. humans becoming vampires.

Because of the restoration of the histories the patch comes with the
original config.cfg, so change all the options to your liking again.
Try them out at your own risk and on tutorial problems just skip it!

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.
Do not cheat using the histories, you'll not get far that way ;).
Don't save or leave maps with disciplines active to avoid crashes.
Game may hang on Beckett's "wait" cutscene, reload or use sewers.
Sometimes the game will crash on entering the pawnshop, try later.
In Ming's temple do really move the bar instead of just using it.
If you can't read papers re-bind "use" away from the mousebuttons.
At high Obfuscate levels use attack to stealth kill without fail.
Some feed victims stay in trance so don't bite quest-related ones.
Enemy death may open doors and give items, which Trance does not.
If a container auto-closes right-click the objects to choose them.
Have four inventory slots free when getting Imalia's Tawni quest.
If the Skyeline apartment's elevator won't work use vents instead.
Game may hang at cutscenes if you are Obfuscated, so turn it off.
If museum trip beams leave a door locked search guard for the key.
Taking long for history selection is prone to crash, don't do it.

Stuff not fixed:
"Skip intro" and special fonts only work at resolutions > 800x600.
It's not possible to escape to the menu during cutscenes or load.
Prof. Johansen's christian name is stated to be Ingvar and Anders.
Enemies will drop only the weapon on death that they used before.
Be aware that on dialogue your character will holster his weapons.
Sometimes "Skip intro" will not work although the box is checked.
Occasionally mailboxes do not receive rewards or objects drop out.
Female and male Gangrel show different stances in the background.
In cutscenes models may behave strange, also walking with a Glock.
Bodies may dissappear and dead people may re-appear in cutscenes.
There are invisible blocks at the Theatre, the Museum and Fu Labs.
At Confession third person view zooms in when being on the cross.
Same objects in containers and inventory will not show up in both.
Occult hacking and lockpicking models are not centered in window.
Rats will not squeak while gently being drained by female players.
Blood Shield stays on until exhausted or removed, this is no bug.
Vandal will not grant his freebie if you just bought a blue blood.
Gary's posters appear in all havens, Mitnick's emails dissappear.

Visible fangs added to all vampires missing them, thanks to DDLullu.
Raised Obfuscate frame rate with autoexec.cfg, thanks to Acleacius.
Made it possible for all clans to get the secret info from Johansen.
Fixed a stats condition issue that may result in several new lines.
You will receive a point of humanity for warning Wong Ho about Ming.
Gaining the Tremere haven is now independent from the quests order.

Restored Jeanette encounter that somehow got lost in recent changes.
Changed conditions and text for entering gallery with Chuck's help.
Corrected two lines to Isaac and Knox and changed a Muddy quest log.
Fixed speaking to LaCroix before going to the Society another time.
Removed double Masquerade redemption gained by taking care of Patty.
Added variable for Vick's death that may clear up connected quests.

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