Deus Ex : The Conspiracy
JC Denton, the 23 years old nano-augmented agent whom the player controls in Deus Ex : The Conspiracy.
Already in 1999, when it was released, Deus Ex 1's graphics
weren't ones of the best, so over 20 years later, they look quite...
But the good new is that there exist mods to improve them, as for the clunky animations, they are very practical for making memes and others humoristic works.
Also, today, the gameplay mechanisms, thought they were a stepping stone for the role-playing genre, are now obsolete and modern games do better when it comes to it.
It is an old game, so weapon mods aren't visible when you add them to a weapon (but thanksfully, there are mods which add them).
But here again, there are mods which improve that aspect quite a bit.
Ex Mankind and Deus Ex
Human Revolution which only have few mods, there are numerous mods
for "Deus Ex 1 : The Conspiracy", thanks to the developpers who gave a
Maps editor to the players.
That decision was really inspired because it helped make the game live longer.
Like for MD and HR, mods for Deus Ex 1 come in various sorts : Improved graphics, mods which improve the gameplay mechanisms, full conversion mods, mods which aim at fixing all the game's remaining bugs, ect...
Ex Transcended is an excellent mods for Deus Ex 1 which doesn't
modify the original gameplay in any ways : It only fix bugs and
glitches in quests and improve the IA of the characters, robots and
Well, in short, it is the original Deus Ex but enhanced.
It is the recommanded choice for new players who just discovered the game and for the purists who want mods which stay faithful to the original.
The mod GMDX
is a well known mod which improves the gameplay of Deus Ex in various
A few things this mod does : It makes the IA better, adds new gameplay possibilities, slightly modify the maps, improve the weapons (by for example, making the weapons mods visibles) and it also fix a few bugs.
Revision is another famous mod for Deus Ex 1 : The Conspiracy.
But unlike Transcended and GMDX, this mod has a different approach as
it heavily modify the maps in order to make them bigger, add visual
effects (like rain) and even change the OST.
dx-revision's official website.
Shifter and Biomod are other gameplay-oriented mods for Deus
Ex 1 which are quite well know.
Actually, Biomod is derived from the original mod Shifter and its main focus is to change how JC Denton's augmentations work (like for example make some of them to activate when needed instead of having the player to manually enable them).
The mod also adds new functionalities to some of JC's original augmentations and replace some of them with new, better ones.
But that isn't all, Shifter and Biomod also add new gameplay mechanisms to the game, like the possibility for JC Denton to rob others NPCs' inventory or to use his hands after a jump to reach higher places (Which is now a classic features in modern games).
The 2 mods also add alternate fire mods to the weapons and an automatic savegame system (which is also a feature Deus Ex 1 doesn't have).
Finally, Biomod adds the controversed automatic health regeneration feature which is used in the prequels DXHR and DXMD.
Of course, all theses mods which tweak the gameplay of Deus Ex aren't compatible with each others as they modify the same files, but they can work fine with mods which alter the graphisms of the game like the HDTP or the Helios Texture Overhaul mods.
The mod Lady D Denton adds the option to play as a female JC Denton. It is a very well made mod as all JC's speeches have been dubbed by voice actress Karen Rohan and all pronouns refering to him have be changed.
This fantastic mod makes the locations of characters and items
random, so every campaign is different.
And that isn't all, it also gives random items and weaponry to the characters.
The mod Helios
Texture Overhaul replaces the original game's textures by high
Also, in option, the mod allows to give a new style (= different clothes) for the characters.
This mod works fine with most of the mods which tweak Deus Ex 1's gameplay (like Transcended, Revision, Shifter, Biomod or GMDX).
Even for new players who want a vanilla experience, this mod is a must-have, just like Transcended.
The HDTP mod
replaces the 3D models and the textures of the characters and animals
by more detailed ones.
Unfortunately, the mod doesn't change all the game's characters, so the difference between the modded 3D models and the original 3D models is very noticable.
HDTP works fine with GMDX, Revision, Shifter, Biomod and Transcended.
They are mods which use Deus Ex's assets as a base to create a new single player campaign with a new story whic may have something to do or not with the world of Deus Ex. The most well known mods of this kind are :
The mod Projet 2027
is an unofficial prequel of Deus Ex 1 and it has a
non-linear story whose outcome heavily depends of the player's actions.
This mod modifies Deus Ex's augmentations, the player's skills, the weapons and items, add merchants to the game and various climatic evens such as snowfalls, thunderstorm, rain, etc... The maps are also way bigger than in the base game and the mod also greatly improves the IA.
Nameless mod is an odd (but funny) mod created with the Deus Ex's
It physically emulates a website's forum which tranquility is compromised by the disappearance of a moderator.
The player controls Trestkon, a former intelligence official agent who has leaved the forum for personal reasons and who had been called back by the moderator so he finds their missing colleague.
The Nameless mod features new textures, weapons and gameplay mechanisms.
Official website of the Nameless Mod for Deus Ex 1
Ex 1 playlist .
This playlists contains over 100 Deus Ex videos which depicts various subjects : Tutorials for the game, secrets, tips and tricks, OST, mods and even humoristic videos and memes derived from the original work.
If you heard about the JC Denton memes but never saw anyone before, this is a good place to start.
This page contains technical informations about the game (Useful for configuration problems).