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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines unofficial patch 2.1a

This is an unofficial patch for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
by Troika Games. It is build upon Dan Upright's great unofficial oma
patches and is only intended for the english versions of Bloodlines!

To install it extract this archive into your game folder keeping the
directory structure intact and backup any files being overwritten if
you want to remove it later. But reinstallation is recommended then.

This patch attempts to fix many bugs and improve other things but no
guarantees are made, since not everything could be tested. It can be
installed easily on top of the official 1.2 patch from Troika Games.

The more basic changes are listed at the top of the version history,
below are bug fixes and minor things. Continueing saved games from a
previous patch state may potentially result in weird game behaviour.

Tips and Tricks:
When using the console, be sure to activate it from the menu only.
To reinstall clean up registry and remove vtmb.ini from /windows.
If you can't read papers re-bind "use" away from the mousebuttons.
Blood Shield stays on until exhausted or removed, this is no bug.
Some feed victims stay in trance so don't bite quest related ones.
WMP may change sound files and prevent them from playing in VTMB.
If a container auto-closes right-click the objects to choose them.
Have four inventory slots free when getting Imalia's Tawni quest.
If the Skyeline apartment's elevator won't work use vents instead.
In Ming's temple do really move the bar instead of just using it.
Be aware that on dialogue your character will holster his weapons.
Enemies will drop only the weapon on death that they used before.
On error "Scurrying" delete npctemplate* files from /vdata/system.
Enemy death may open doors and give items, which Trance does not.

Not done (help needed):
"Skip intro" and special fonts only work at resolutions > 800x600.
The news report a bloodbath even if you just sneak-killed Johnny.
Sometimes Beckett stays in his animal form when first meeting him.
Game may hang on Beckett's "wait" cutscene, reload or use sewers.
Occasionally mailboxes do not receive rewards or objects drop out.
Female and male Gangrel show different stances in the background.
During some cutscenes your character will look and move strangely.
At Confession third person view zooms in when being on the cross.
Sometimes the game will crash on entering the pawnshop, try later.
Occult hacking and lockpicking models are not centered in window.
It is not possible to escape to the menu during cutscenes or load.
Some dead bodies will mysteriously dissappear after a short time.
Rats will not squeak while gently being drained by female players.
Sometimes your appartment will be full of furniture, just reload.

This is just a quick intermediate release to fix a game breaking
bug regarding the delivery of the sarcopahgus not working.

Restored welcome lines of Bertram including XP gain and log update.
You will loose a humanity point for making Ash exchange his clothes.

Checking of text and subtitles continued by RobinHood70 and myself.
Corrected one occasion where Mr. Ox would not give the right reward.
Fixed Venus giving you a quest twice and a question about Jeanette.
Removed Barabus line calling you a Cammy and fixed a line with Mira.
Repaired possible story state error when talking to Chang brothers.
Added Pisha line about quest item and checked state for another one.
Removed an illogical Isaac line and added a taxi destination check.

Moved occult items from warrens and Tseng's to be rewards of Mr. Ox.
Made everybody loose a humanity point on sending Milligan to Pisha.
Swapped damage of Desert Eagle / Colt Anaconda and SPAS-15 / Ithaca.
Moved one Tawni quest camera into the kitchen to fit Imalia's text.
Made letting Julius go free for money end up with humanity balanced.
Lessened damage for frenzy check and corrected shown armor ratings.
Added line so you can give the CD to Bertram if you already have it.
Made CDC guys leave later and Chunk not send you up again at times.
Stealing charity money will not cost humanity if you know its usage.
Made vendors sell SWAT rifle bullets and lowered price of fire axe.
Created new braid icon and placed the cut chewing gum in Ramen shop.

Corrected typos, mapname LA to downtown and subtitles to fit speech.
Removed npctemplate* files, delete those if found in /vdata/system.
Renamed Sabbat Thug speaker name to Thug and a few Trips to Vandals.
Redid lost changes to Wong Ho dialogue about the silver haired man.
Made Giovanni guard at the rear entrance of the mansion speak again.
After giving Ash the bloodpack it will be gone from your inventory.
Fixed Damsel recognizing Malkavians and Romero offering them pimpin.
Repaired more problems in Hitman quest and added a new quest state.
Added plague bearer quest log hint and allowed sewer-warrens detour.
The morgue computer will now mention Crumb only after he is around.
Restored sounds for the Ra blade and made killing Lu loose humanity.
Fixed dialogues asking Flynn about Castity and Wong Ho about glaze.
Made Dane cop acknowledge quest and repaired sending Patty to Pisha.
Added a line for Skelter and deleted a tutorial answer for Ventrue.
Replaced wrong use-icons in Venture Tower and lower Giovanni levels.
Fixed Strauss dialogue about Gargoyle weakness and one quest state.
Plugged Ash introduction hole and Therese knowing ghost item riddle.
Restored a broken Vandal line and conditioned a response for Nines.
Fixed telling Damsel of the alliance and corrected feed loading tip.
Deleted icons of unopenable doors at Lotus Blossom and Luckee Star.
Fixed Mitnick's reward and corrected text on three inventory models.
Modified discipline options for Kerri and removed a line with Knox.
Changed Ji's superhero and Johnny's asshole lines to reflect gender.
Removed asking taxi to drive to Mercurios at the end if he is dead.
Deleted imperfect threat to LaCroix and fixed three wrong XP titles.
Added conditions to Beckett's Assyrian dialogue and removed a loop.

Removed the annoying sidetable in Gary's lair and hid two map holes.
Made crossbow bolts purchasable sooner and added a doll easter egg.
Provided baseball bat and tire iron to anyone skipping the tutorial.
Lessened MAC-10 kickback on firing with increasing firearms skills.
Made Empire clerk bisexual, responding to Seduction from either sex.
Corrected Hitman quest rewards and added peace-talk lines for both.

All dialogues matched to speech and fixed thoroughly by RobinHood70.
Repaired a lot of lines that were not audible to female characters.
Removed Empire key after use and continued standardizing many names.
Made Prince react to Persuasion for money when sending you to Ming.
Restored additional lines of Jack, Imalia, Ming-Xiao and the cabbie.
Fixed money bugs with Bill, Hatter, Heather, Misti and prostitutes.
Moved dance spot at club Confession because of the cross-zoom error.
Restored Ventrue specific Prince dialogue and more cut extra lines.
Removed an exploit with Copper and fixed Jeanette taking your knife.
Restored unused Nosferatu and Malkavian lines of Tseng and Wong Ho.
Fixed possibility of Beckett not talking on return from the Society.
Corrected bug caused by 1.9 corruption that broke Chinatown quests.
Restored feeding on rats that would not work for some people in 1.9.
Changed wrong status display for the power of pump 118a in warrens.
Fixed problems with morphine quest and more after angering Mercurio.
Cut exclamation of Nadia that was audible when she was not present.

Let Ra blade cause more damage instead of not working faster attack.
Relocated Pearl of Dubai and cut pulltoy to Kilpatrick's bailbonds.
Put Obfuscate and lockpicking powerups in sewer and downtown havens.
Removed critical bum cutscene and illogical Pisha feeding cutscene.
Put unfinished dogs at Giovanni Mansion and fixed Mira dialogue bug.
Granted occult hacking powerup as reward for doing Mitnick's quest.
Placed two of the unused female raver models at the club Confession.

Made Grout's wife fully visible and repaired a Muddy quest shortcut.
Fixed a bug with Patty appearing in the alley although she is dead.
Replaced location labels of the missing sewermap with worldmap ones.
Made the Hallowbrook hotel's naming consistent throughout the game.
Resized unspectacular lower resolution fonts for better readability.
Made Hannah actually die at the time that she is supposed to do so.
Corrected the corrupted Intimidation font "W" at higher resolutions.
Fixed a quest bug with the Fu Syndicate elevator and an Isaac text.

Restored female Sabbat and put three into the first Hallowbrook map.
Added the missing Dodge II manual to second Giovanni Mansion level.
Placed the Pearl of Dubai and the occult braid into the SM pawnshop.
Put the unused male asian nurse model into the Santa Monica clinic.
Created Justicar guards at Giovanni Mansion and fixed a synchro bug.

Continued adjusting location names by correcting bus and sewer maps.
Corrected a wrong dialogue option for female Malkavians with Nadia.
Made cemetery quest easier and fixed Romero raising female firearms.
Removed unused subdirectories on two of the Kamikazi Zen computers.
Fixed several dialogue errors regarding Beckett, Flayton and Hatter.
Corrected dialogue getting cut of at Fu Labs for Nosferatu players.
Fixed Carson's appartment key not being removed when it's been used.
Corrected formatting of a few haven pc emails and the Sin Bin note.

Lessened the sway of zoomed weapons and balanced with magnification.
Replaced some male hunters at the Leopold Society with female ones.
Made Yukie give you the Ra blade instead of taking it from Chastity.
Restored original funny answers when not being able to read a tome.
Provided 1 xp for keeping Zhao alive and modified quest accordingly.
Restored original models for the low and high grade computer tomes.
Awarded 1 xp for killing Bruno Giovanni and changed log accordingly.

Fixed bug of Heather not appearing at the haven for female vampires.
Corrected wrong name of the cafe and other locations and map names.
Restored many mistyped intimidate options and some answers to Pisha.
Fixed feat conditions in Muddy bum dialogue and a missing variable.
Corrected bug that made it possible to get Ox's harvest quest twice.
Repaired wrong subtitles speaker names for Vandal and other people.

Lowered lockpicking skill needed for chemical substances door to 10.
Made Model Citizen quest show failure directly after leaving Tawni.
Re-branded Uzi, Mac 10, Glock 17c, Ithaca and both Remington rifles.
Adjusted damage values of Steyr Aug, SWAT rifle and Ithaca shotgun.

All dialogues were spell checked for typos and more by Paul Moloney.
Several mistyped variables found could provide additional dialogue.
Corrected still not working Hitman quest fix and other related bugs.
Fixed variables in texts of Ash, Bertram, Boris, Venus and Mitnick.
Reconstructed lip-synchro for the misplaced Isaac text moved by Dan.
Prevented triggering the building scene before getting Muddy quest.
Fixed double option with wrong link in the dialogue file of LaCroix.
Renamed Blood Purge and spell checked every text besides subtitles.
Cleared up the log texts of the Muddy quest and Pishas occult quest.

Awarded 1 xp for getting Imalia's magazine to compensate money loss.
Provided 1 humanity point for not telling Hannah that Paul is dead.
Lowered award for rescueing Ash from the Society of Leopold to 1 xp.
Adjusted knockback ranges for McLusky, SWAT rifle and the shotguns.

Corrected some errors in Hitman quest log, dialogues and doll texts.
Fixed bugs in the dialogue files of Ash and Velvet for extra lines.
Corrected a bug that kept the Santa Monica haven active for Tremere.
Modified the dialogue files of Damsel and Isaac to fix bad options.
Fixed Hitman quest bug that showed failure when making them friends.

Removed illogical placed flamethrower and Ra blade from Hallowbrook.
Made rifles and crossbows use single shots to fit reload animation.
Put flaming crossbow, torch and flamethrower at the Leopold Society.
Chastity will have the Ra blade and a crossbow can be found nearby.
Imalia's magazine quest is now also available after her Tawni quest.
Made CD quest available to all clans as Malkavian lines were there.
Vendors will sell crossbow bolts, with Tseng selling a crossbow too.
Changed damage of blunt weapons to fist < arm < baton < bat < iron.

Barabus will not be in the Fu Syndicate anymore after you have left.
Repaired SWAT rifle crosshairs and set damage close to 'Jamie Sue'.
Fixed Tawni and friend noticing you before accepting Imalia's quest.

After providing Romero with a sexy night he will give you his rifle.
Made Bach drop rifle or sword on defeat, may remove teleport light.
Provided 2 xp for rescueing Ash from the Society of Leopold caverns.
The White Cloud doors in Chinatown will be open from the beginning.

Changed the inventory text of Jamie Sue, Bach's rifle and Steyr Aug.
Removed Dan's "Ginger Swan fix", because the quest was not updated.
Isaac-Tzimisce dialogue line will disappear after quest is complete.
Corrected some subtitles so the Hengeyokai surprise is not spoiled.
Changed lots of subtitles so not every thug is called a Sabbat thug.
Edited quest log texts of Necromantic to prevent misunderstandings.
Corrected Isaac dialogue options so you can't get his gift right on.
Changed the strange "untie" lines in the Johansen dialogue options.
Removed Yukies untakeble sword and changed the dialogue accordingly.
Modified some dialogue of Wong Ho in regard to a silver haired man.
Yukie will not appear before you visited the temple to fit her talk.
Wong Ho and hostess will not be in the Red Dragon after he is gone.
The Hallowbrook Hotel cutscene will only happen if Heather is alive.

fixed an indentation error in that was causing scripts to
stop working

included romero's dialogue file, so the fix from v1.0 stands a
better chance of working this time around

patch now automated (and merged with leopatch) -> undone
prince/beckett cutscene fix is back in
fixed a typo in beckett's dialogue that was breaking an auto-link
(thanks to doug thompson)
fixed beckett's dialogue trailing off as you're teleported into the
ventrue lobby
fixed romero locking up if you're a woman, you flirted with him and
completed the zombie quest
fixed imalia's newspaper from appearing when you fail the tawni
fixed the society of leopold crash with style and grace (meaning all
clans should now transition unbugged to the correct landmark in la)
undid a previous mess i'd made of gary's poster quests - should work
as originally intended now

fixed beckett trying to increase your scholarship when it's already
at max (thanks to Executor for this and the similar fix in v0.8)
updated fix for society of leopold exit crash (see leopatch0.3.rar)

removed the prince/beckett cutscene fix until a reported bug is
placed the sound file for a line of isaac's dialogue in the correct
directory (had been incorrect since v0.1)
fixed beckett trying to increase your inspection feat and failing -
now increases investigation instead

hunters won't spawn if the courier is behind the fast buck in
hollywood - should stop people being killed during this cutscene
the highlight for imalia's newspaper shouldn't appear when the
newspaper isn't there anymore
shouldn't be possible to get stuck in vv's dialogue so that you
can't take the chastity quest
if you get the quest log entry for the igor quest from venus, igor
should be there
the prince/beckett mini-cutscene/broken convo bug should be fixed
(i disabled the cutscene)
updated fix for society of leopold exit crash (see leopatch0.2.rar)

if you try to use the locked computer in warrens4 without the
keycard, the keycard is highlighted if your inspection feat was too
low to highlight it automatically
cleaned up brother kanker's dialogue - shouldn't get stuck in a loop
zygaena shouldn't be in the red dragon after you've killed him
shouldn't teleport to kingsway mansion after watching snuff film
with isaac
shouldn't be able to get stuck with vandal's dialogue so he thinks
you're on the replacing lily quest when you're not
if you've already read about rolf toten on the krimeputer when you
find the bail bond, you don't need to read about him again
if you've already read about virgil crumb on the krimeputer when you
get the driver's license, you don't need to read about him again
should no longer get a masquerade violation for convincing the
serial killer not to kill again
should now get xp for completing the replacing lily quest
relinked the xp award for finding lily's items to the experience
fixed a logic error in beckett's dialogue that resulted in "no valid
responses" when talking about disciplines

if you've already read about ginger swan when you talk to the
courier, you shouldn't need to go back and read again -> removed
bonus xp for completing warehouse quest without killing should now
be awarded even if you don't make it to beckett before the timer
runs out
fixed another incorrect gender reference in samantha's dialogue

should no longer be able to get both rewards for the hitman quest in
bonus xp for completing warehouse quest without killing should be
isaac should now no longer refer to everyone as a toreador
gargoyle quest completion lines should now stop reappearing before
you've been to king's way, not just after
isaac should give everyone a gift for completing the king's way
fixed some responses to samantha in hollywood that were referring to
the player as the incorrect gender

xp for killing bach and saving johansen in the leopold quest should
now be given
when intimidating vandal, you should now get the free bloodpack
fix for society of leopold exit crash (see leopatch0.1.rar)
added changelog.txt for those who want to know exactly what's been
altered -> removed

the computer in the nocturne theatre being hackable for mitnick's
quest before you've even met mitnick
mercurio giving morphine quest reward twice if you have morphine the
first time you meet him
skipping the tutorial now gives lockpicks, the .38 and 2 xp
food critic quest should now always give reward, only worked in v0.1
under very specific circumstances (if you've already completed this
quest, you'll notice it become unfinished in your log - go to your
haven and type "tomSetQuestFour()" to complete it and get the reward)
dialogue option from asylum blood donor showing up for the
confessions blood donor when playing as a female

lily's sire's license plate not showing up in quest log
mercurio not selling the swat rifle
food critic quest not giving a reward
serial killer quest failing when persuading him not to kill again
isaac's conversation not allowing anyone but toreadors to mention
the tzimisce
gargoyle quest completion lines constantly reappearing in isaac's
dialogue line showing up twice when venus gives you money
melee attacks doing zero damage when breaking obfuscate level 1 or 2
with an attack
being able to tell strauss you solved his gargoyle problem even if
you didn't know he had a gargoyle problem
gary's email quests for the posters sometimes not all appearing

Not fixing (not considered bugs):
heather goes to haven even if rejected -> intended behaviour
gary's posters appearing at all havens -> intended behaviour
mitnick quest emails are disappearing -> intended behaviour
museum trip beams leaving door locked -> guard carries key

Thanks to Dan Upright for his patches, Turvy for VPKTool and also to
everyone helping me or reporting bugs like RobinHood70, Bloodi Punk,
Alec Maassen van den Brink, Paul Moloney, Khelben and Mahou Mahou...

Werner Spahl 15.2.2006

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