Thief 2 HD Mod V1.0 available for download, adds new textures, effects, graphics options and more

Thief fans, here is something really special for you today. Thief 2: The Metal Age THIEF has turned 20 years old and in order to celebrate the franchise’s 20th Anniversary, modder ‘Bentraxx’ has released version 1.0 of the Thief 2 HD Mod.

This new version of Thief 2 HD Mod adds new grass vegetation, new effects, new textures, implements new graphics settings, adds improved object models, adds new natural HD water mod, fixes a problem with new sky textures and more.

As said, the mod comes with new grass vegetation that gamers can use. In fact, the installer will ask you whether you want to use the New Grass Vegetation (Animated) (this is 5.9GB in size and the new grass and some trees are animated (think of it as wind effects), New Grass Vegetation (Static) (this is 5.5GB in size and has the new grass and trees in static form) and the Original Vegetation (4.8GB in size. It features the original grass).

Those interested can download the mod from here. Do note that Thief 2 HD Mod version 1.0 won’t work correctly if you disable the ‘Enable LAA and higher object counts’ option. As such, make sure to leave it checked.

Last but not least, below you can find the key features of the mod alongside two trailers!

Thief 2 HD Mod V1.0 Release Notes

  • added ‘Interactive Candles’ to all T2 original missions (candles can have flames now, allow you to douse them with water arrows, snuff by frobbing, and relight with fire arrows or a flare – THX to voodoo47!)
  • added lightmapped water/lava to all T2 missions
  • added new grass and tree vegetation in some areas – static or animated – LODs (optional)
  • added new natural HD water mod
  • added ‘NewDark Graphics Settings Tool v1.1’ with more options!
  • added full english subtitles for all characters (enabled by default!)
  • added carry body mod (THX to R Soul)
  • added new animation effect on water, fire and gas arrows
  • added new smoke FX (torches, fireplaces, gas lamps, candles)
  • added new blood FX for all enemies
  • added new blood FX for Garrett (optional)
  • added new moss arrow texture
  • added new fire flames in some areas
  • added new waterfall / fountain FX
  • added new electricity FX
  • added some new T2 HD textures
  • added more improved object textures
  • added more improved object models
  • added improved AI skins (THX to Necrobob!)
  • added all Thief 1 HD textures for ‘Fan Mission Mode’
  • added ‘NewDark v1.26’ (Thief2.exe)
  • fixed a problem with new sky textures
  • fixed some textures
  • fixed a install folder problem with the installer

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email