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25 Dec
2012

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Deus Ex 1 updated graphics in 2012


(This is not so much a game review but more an update).

UPDATE: I have created a more detailed install Deus Ex 1 with Wineskin guide Read it here...

I have always wanted to play the original and still the best Deus Ex 1 on my Apple Mac natively (after apple ditched Mac OS 9 Classic support in Mac OS 10.5). This was only possible by installing a windows version via wineskin. But like a lot of other people I have always wanted the textures and models to be of a higher quality. And now this is possible, but trust me it's not that easy to set up on a Mac. Plus the files size changes from 500MB to 4.5GB!

Here are what I used:

  1. Wineskin
  2. New Vision v1.5 - high-res textures.
  3. HDTP beta - high-res characters and objects, still in testing and not all characters converted.
  4. Deus Ex kentie.net - replaces the default deus ex launcher and gives you more options on startup.
  5. Deus Ex OpenGL renderer - updates deus ex to run on modern OpenGL graphic cards.

If you are using wineskin on a Mac I would give you a few hints for installing and getting it to work correctly.

1. Open the Wineskin app inside the Deus Ex game app folder, choose Advanced->Options->Modify Mappings. And where it says My Documents, completely delete the directory so it's blank.

deus-ex-1-wineskin

deus-ex-2-wineskin

2. Now in order to get the effects to show correctly (based on OpenGL) find the text file drive_c/users/YOUR_USERNAME/My Documents/Deus Ex/System/DeusEx.ini and then find the section marked [OpenGLDrv.OpenGLRenderDevice] and add the following line...

UseS3TC=True

Here are a few pictures comparing the old and new graphics.

1. Intro with Walton Simons - Original

1. Intro with Walton Simons - New

2. Paul Denton and JC Denton - Original

2. Paul Denton and JC Denton - New

3. Battery Park - Original

3. Battery Park - New

4. New York City Bar - Original

4. New York City Bar - New

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