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#1 grayman

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 04:59 PM

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Announcing the release of the fifth William Steele mission!

Attached File  ws5_commerce_3.jpg   193.95KB   0 downloads

Summary

Steele visits Commerce Bank, looking for incriminating evidence stored away by Captain Marston of the City Watch.

 

The William Steele Missions

Commerce Bank is the fifth of several Steele missions. Altogether they'll tell a story of corruption, greed, and revenge. At some point, I might package them as a campaign, in addition to the single missions. (We’ll see about that.)

 

If you haven’t played WS1: In the North, WS2: Home AgainWS3: Cleighmoor or WS4: The Warrens, I suggest you complete those before playing WS5: Commerce Bank.

Download


The mission is available via the in-game downloader.

 

You can also get it here. Place ws5_commerce.pk4 in your fms folder. TDM will recognize it as a new mission.

 

Build Time

Nearly 3 years.

 

I18n

 

Commerce Bank is currently not set up for translation.

 

EFX

 

This mission takes advantage of EFX, so make sure you turn that on.

Thanks

Thanks to the TDM team for creating a terrific platform for storytelling and stealth gaming.

 

Thanks to my beta testers: Aluminum Haste, Boiler's_hiss, and nbohr1more.

 

And thanks to YOU, for playing!

 

Known Issues

If you experience low frame rates, please consult the 
Performance Tweaks page on the Wiki.

Important

This mission requires TDM 2.07 or later.

The William Steele story relies a lot on readables. Please try to read every readable you find.

Most importantly, Enjoy!

Screenshots

 

Attached File  ws5_commerce_1.jpg   206.38KB   1 downloads

Attached File  ws5_commerce_2.jpg   220.94KB   1 downloads

 

WS6: Baleford Museum

 

Baleford Museum will hopefully be released in late 2019.


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#2 Shadow

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 05:16 PM

Yay! Gonna dive into this immediately!! Thanks grayman!



#3 Bienie

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 05:26 PM

Whoa, this one caught me off guard! Congrats on release! I'll definitely give it a go soon!



#4 zergrush

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:19 PM

Fantastic!



#5 Amadeus

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:56 PM

Congrats!!! Can't wait to play!



#6 lowenz

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:01 PM

Downloading ;)


Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:35 PM

Congrats on the release!

The Accountant
Part 1: Thieves and Heirs | Part 2: New In town

 

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ACT I | ACT II
 
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#8 kingsal

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:53 PM

Hey Congrats! Looking forward to it.



#9 AluminumHaste

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 08:02 PM

Congrats on the release!

Great little mission, sorry my beta testing wasn't very extensive, finding time is harder than I thought.


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I always assumed I'd taste like boot leather.

 

#10 grayman

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 08:15 PM

Great little mission, sorry my beta testing wasn't very extensive, finding time is harder than I thought.

 

We're all in the same boat. Your comments were much appreciated!!


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#11 zergrush

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:14 AM

@Grayman, I've only lightly played the mission so far, and I gotta say: what a magnificently built level! The atmosphere, structure, and design all seem top notch, and I can't wait to have a bit more extra time to tackle this one.

 

So far, my only fair bit of criticism goes towards the intro and the loading screen, something that also affects previous WS missions: I'm a fairly fast reader and having to wait for the paragraph texts to slowly appear can be frustrating to say the least. I also think the display image for the intro should start zooming out at a decreased size, so it doesn't appear so pixelated at the beginning. Personally I think WS begs for a more traditional Thief-like voiced over slideshow, like on the two default TDM missions, but I understand it might not be your cup of tea. Finally, because I absolutely love the style of the loading screens for WS, I wonder if you could render them at a higher resolution, so they look prettier and less pixelated as well.



#12 chakkman

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:42 AM

Whoa, this one caught me off guard! 

 

Me too. And i love bank missions. :) Grats to the release, and thanks for the mission.

 

Also looking forward to the museum mission. I loved the museum mission in Thief 3.


Edited by chakkman, 11 April 2019 - 06:13 AM.


#13 nbohr1more

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 07:41 AM

The mission is now available on the missions page and in-game downloader.

 

It seems that the preview image doesn't work. I think you need at least two images.

 

I'll try to fix that later today if I get a chance.

 

Fixed


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#14 Tafferboy

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 08:10 AM

Well thats my evening wiped out.... :ph34r:  Another awesome Grayman mission to play.



#15 lowenz

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 08:58 AM

Congrats on the release!

Great little mission, sorry my beta testing wasn't very extensive, finding time is harder than I thought.

Little? It doesn't seem little to me :D

 

One question: why hitting a patrolling guy (the one with the sword) he literally flies?


Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.


#16 grayman

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:31 AM

Ha! No clue. These are normal AI.

Got a video?

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:40 AM

Will do.

 

For now another little bug: crash @ending the mission (reloading the final autosave too).


Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.


#18 grayman

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:49 AM

Ill take the save game. 2.07 or 2.07 hotfix?

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 10:50 AM

Thank you for the FM, Grayman. I love these kinds of straightforward missions (sneak in, steal all the stuff, sneak back out). 

 

I easily found all of the loot except for...

 

Spoiler

 

Looking forward to WS part 6!

 

Thanks again :)



#20 grayman

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 10:55 AM

Yeah, I debated whether to provide a clue to those, but in the end opted not to.

 

Glad you enjoyed it.


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#21 lowenz

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 12:40 PM

Ill take the save game. 2.07 or 2.07 hotfix?

2.07


Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.


#22 JackFarmer

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 02:29 PM

Oh, oh, another new mission!

 

And three years work. Very impressive.

 

The Federal Republic of Germany once had to save the "Commerzbank" with taxpayers money. Now it is payback time. Thank you for enabling that! :)



#23 chakkman

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 03:35 PM

The Federal Republic of Germany once had to save the "Commerzbank" with taxpayers money. Now it is payback time. Thank you for enabling that! :)

 

:laugh:


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#24 Kas

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:09 PM

Can't wait to play this !!!! Thank you Grayman, I love your work :excl:  please don't stop :P



#25 grayman

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:36 PM

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Heh! 3 more being worked on simultaneously 😜
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