Deus Ex 1 run: Should I go modded or Vanilla?

#1 Posted by mordukai (7140 posts) -


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#2 Posted by mordukai (7140 posts) -

What do you guys think? Been having the itch to play this. Wondering if this time I should take the time to mod it.

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#3 Edited by eroticfishcake (7782 posts) -

Go Vanilla since it's better to experience it in it's pure, unfiltered form but if you can find a HD pack then it might be worth using. I know there was one floating a few years back but I don't think it was ever finished. But yeah, as a big fan of the game I'd just suggest you play it straight out. There's nothing more to add really.

Once you've finished it then it's worth checking out The Nameless Mod, a single player mod that's stand alone from the main game. I haven't played it since it hates my computer for no apparent reason but I've heard a lot of good things about it.

#4 Posted by yoshisaur (2661 posts) -

Modded. You can only add more fun when mods are added to the game. More quests, better textures, more dialog; How can that be a bad thing?

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#5 Posted by TobbRobb (4581 posts) -

"this time" means you've played it before? If it's first run, go vanilla, otherwise I guess it doesn't matter. I can't remember any cool mods other than graphical ones though, and they are always worth it.

#6 Posted by NTM (7269 posts) -

@ccampb89 said:

Modded. You can only add more fun when mods are added to the game. More quests, better textures, more dialog; How can that be a bad thing?

Wouldn't that just take things out of canon? Why would you want to do that the first time through?

#7 Posted by yoshisaur (2661 posts) -

@NTM said:

@ccampb89 said:

Modded. You can only add more fun when mods are added to the game. More quests, better textures, more dialog; How can that be a bad thing?

Wouldn't that just take things out of canon? Why would you want to do that the first time through?

What dictates true canon in a game that doesn't really stretch past it's own title? If there are great mods out there that can add to the game, who the heck cares?

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#8 Posted by mordukai (7140 posts) -

@eroticfishcake: @ccampb89: @TobbRobb: @NTM: Thinking I might just grab the graphical mods and leave anything that changes the game itself.

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#9 Posted by yoshisaur (2661 posts) -

@mordukai said:

@eroticfishcake: @ccampb89: @TobbRobb: @NTM: Thinking I might just grab the graphical mods and leave anything that changes the game itself.

No shame in that!

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#10 Edited by predator (350 posts) -

I recommend the DX10 renderer. I think there was also something to fix the HUD size.

#11 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11485 posts) -

Just get the hi-res texture mods and whatnot. The game is good enough to stand on its own without any sort of additional content.

#12 Edited by Strife777 (1503 posts) -

There's a specific mod that updates around 75% of the textures in the game. It's one of the more popular ones, so it shouldn't be hard to find. I'm planning and playing it as well and I'm going to get that one.

Other than graphical mods, I don't think you should change anything.

Edit: Deus Ex: New Vision is what it's called.

#13 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -
@mordukai said:

@eroticfishcake: @ccampb89: @TobbRobb: @NTM: Thinking I might just grab the graphical mods and leave anything that changes the game itself.

Good call.  For me, alot of the graphical and sound engine is broken in vanilla form on a modern computer.  But do nothing to change the story.  That deserves to remain unchanged.
#14 Posted by fox01313 (5061 posts) -

Agreed with others, stick to the mods that help out with the graphics/audio then do another run through with the quest additions to see those.

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