So it looks like the new unofficial Thief 2 1.19 and System Shock 2 2.4 have made those games playable on modern systems without patching and tweaking the crap out of them. They also add wonderful things like 32 bit colour, HD resolutions, Surround Sound support, Widescreen support, quick load times and vast support for mod makers. I have to wonder whether this is the result of that Dark engine source code discovery last year. Im curious to see whether this fixes any of the multiplayer crashes I had been experiencing, and indeed whether multiplayer will be better or worse than it was with mods before the patch. As I remember it I needed a DirectPlay 8 wrapper just to get the thing through my router.