A Thief's Holiday 2004

by Yandros

Date of release – December 15, 2004

Version – 2.2a (2003 edition is 1.x)

Webpage – http://home.insightbb.com/~yandros/

Version History:

v2.2a – Added German translation (no functional changes)

v2.2 – Fixed mission end bug involving camvator outro and snowballs

v2.1 – Added two missing files

v2.0 – Original 2004 release


You’re throwing a big holiday party for a few close friends, and

you have a LOT of things to do to get ready! Complete everything

on your checklist before your guests arrive.


There are three main things to do:

1. Do some housecleaning.

2. Bring a festive mood into the house.

3. Prepare some refreshments.

Under each main task, a list of subtasks will appear. There are more subtasks on

each higher difficulty. Complete all subtasks to complete one of the three main tasks.


Normal – Everything you need to accomplish your tasks is in plain view and/or

in a logical location (i.e. where you'd expect it to be and/or near where it is used).

Hard – Items needed to complete your tasks are more out of the way, but nothing

is up in the rafters, and hence no rope arrow is available or necessary.

Expert – The items you need are well hidden and in completely illogical locations.

A rope arrow is available (if you can find it) for searching up in the rafters, although

it is possible to get in the rafters without it. Hopefully this mode will be a challenge

to those who enjoy one.

Note: I recommend playing Normal first, to learn how to use the items needed to perform your

tasks, before moving on to the two higher difficulties where just finding the items is more


Cheats/Hints available:

There is an HTML Cheat Sheet included with this mission.

Look for ATH04_CheatSheet.html in your Thief 2 directory.

This file should also be available at Thiefmissions as the “Hints” file.

Victrola Note:

In each difficulty, 3-5 victrola records are available. You can put them on the player

and remove them at will, swapping them out as you wish to change the music. As long

as one of them is playing, you have met the requirement for that objective.

Music Credits:

Victrola Records:

Bing Crosby – Let It Snow!

Jim Brickman – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Steve Erquiaga – God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Liz Story – The Christmas Song

TSO (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) – O Holy Night

Ambient (outside): Patrick O’Hearn – A Lovely Place To Be

From his CD So Flows The Current (2000)

Known Problems:

From a few vantage points, objects can vanish. There are a lot of objects in

the mission for atmosphere, although most are non-interactive (not frobbable).

This is an engine limitation and I did the best I could to minimize it by adding

the extra walls in the living room, which was originally one large room.

Big Thanks to:

Beta testers:

Dafydd, FreddyFox, Nightwalker, Peter Smith, Ponterbee

Additional Thanks to:

Jason (epithumia) for hosting

Sluggs for being himself



Dave Gurrea, Rob Hicks, Targa, Polygon, Lord Alan


Ernie, Nameless Voice, Schwaa, Von Eins, Targa, Sluggs, GORT, Yandros

Main Menu image:


This mission is dedicated to Sluggs. Cheers, mate!

Loading Information:

Runs from Dark Loader. Leave the file ZIPPED - DO NOT UNZIP this file,

but put the ZIP file into whatever folder/directory you want to on your hard drive,

then in Darkloader setup, point to this folder/directory, and the mission should

show up in the Darkloader main screen.

Copyright Information

This mission is ©2004 by Russ Robbins.

This level was not made by and is not supported by Looking Glass

Studios (R.I.P.) or Eidos Interactive.