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Overall Very Enjoyable - after solving problems and making the game (Thief Gold) playable that is...
on 7 March 2011
**Note that I have only played Thief 1 (on Windows XP) of this disc, so my opinion/info is based on that game only!**
I'm very satisfied with my purchase of Thief - The Complete Collection (in October 2010), even though I had to find solutions for problems to make the entire game Thief Gold work. That took me quite some time, spread over a period of months. However, it IS POSSIBLE to make the game working in no-time - depending on your computer hard- and software.
The information needed to solve the problems can be found on the internet, see the sites at the bottom of this review.
The disc already contains some fixes, as well as a readme with some help on the required DirectX. An example of a fix that IS already included, is a widescreen patch.
Still, I found this a great deal, as this price for all of the (three) Thief games (Thief II: The Metal Age, Thief: Deadly Shadows (Thief 3) and especially Thief Gold) is splendid.
My personal conclusion: a must-have for the fans!
> Product contains Thief Gold (=The Dark Project+3 extra levels(+some other changes))!
> All the three Thief games on one disc.
> Disc contains (at least) one fix/patch (widescreen) for Thief Gold.
(> I received the product a few days after my order, and the box was well packed in cardboard. It was undamaged, as well as the disc, so I personally had no problems with the service or whatsoever.)
> The game contains some fixes, but there are still problems that need to be solved to be able to play. Problems to which solutions could have easily been included on the disk, ready-to-go or as information in a document, as the solutions can be found on the internet after some well-invested research.
> Although helpful in some cases, loading the DVD in your drive will always start a setup with a built-in menu of Mastertronics. After solving the problems, the setup is not very useful anymore, as the game can no longer be started through this setup.
The following SITES are VERY helpful, you can find many solutions to your problems there: