A Thief's Holiday 2004
Date of release – December 15, 2004
Version – 2.2a (2003 edition is 1.x)
Webpage – http://home.insightbb.com/~yandros/
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
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.
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.
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)
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:
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!
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.
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.