My Thief Corner

Updated: 18/12/2018 (I will update as often as I find new things)

This page I dedicate to one of my favorite games I have re-discovered in November 2018. The 20th year old Thief: The Dark Project. I played when it came out, and back in the day we only had free hostings, as domains were really, really expensive and complicated to aquire. I had a webpage, the first in my country about this excellent game.

Here are some of the pages I'd like to share with the fans of the game, although if you are a fan, you are more likely know these sites. However there are always new people to introduce this awesome game.

All 3 games are perfectly playable on Linux with Wine, in fact later years it might be easier to use Linux for the game, than Windows itself. The Dark Mod has native Linux version too, since it's based on the open-source idTech 4 (Doom 3) engine.

I think Thief is a great series, because the devs created these games, they wanted to play themselves. You can feel the passion in the sound design, the levels, the writing and the cutscenes' quality.

Where to buy the Thief series?

In my opinion the best place you can buy the trilogy is on GOG. It's DRM-free, and works on Linux too. Plus any fan-made patch work with these versions. If you can't afford them, you can always wait for sales and then you can pick up all of them for like 5-6 Euros. These are all working on Linux without any or little modification to Wine.

Community

  • TTLG - Through the Looking Glass. This is the main Thief community. If you have questions about the games, you'll probably find an answer for that.
  • Thief The Circle - One of the oldest fan sites. Interestingly they never changed the design, and it still holds up very well. It also has a mirror of the official Thief page.

Knowledge base

  • Thief: The Dark Wiki - Wiki page on FANDOM.
  • Official Ghost rules - Want to be a real master-thief? Play the games following those rules. It's not just about expert difficulty and not killing anyone. It's about much more...

Artwork, novels, etc.

Guides, video playthroughs, commentary, ghosting

Critical videos of the series

Misc

  • An Interview with Garrett - GameSpy chats with Garrett, the main man behind the Thief series from now defunct Looking Glass Studios. :)

The Dark Mod

Fan made game paying tribute to the original games. Made with idTech 4, it looks good and plays well. It has an easy installer and you can download missions in-game. The Dark Mod