Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
Art by: Ignited Minds, LLC
Developer(s) Troika Games
Publisher(s) Activision
Designer(s) Jason Anderson (artist)
Engine Source engine
Version 1.2
Platform(s) Windows
Release date NA November 16, 2004
EU November 19, 2004
Genre(s) Horror fiction
Mode(s) Single player,

(Multi player: unofficial, but can be (re)activated[1])

Rating(s) ESRB: M (Mature)
OFLC: MA 15+
BBFC: 18
PEGI: 18+
USK: 16+
Media 3 CD-ROMs/ 1DVD or download
Input methods Keyboard, Mouse

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, abbreviated as Bloodlines or VTMB, is a computer role-playing game for Windows developed by Troika Games in 2004. Like Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption, Bloodlines is set in White Wolf, Inc.'s Vampire: The Masquerade universe also known as the World of Darkness (WoD), but it is not a sequel to the earlier game. The game allows the player to choose one of several different vampire clans and progress through the game according to the different strengths and weaknesses of the player's character, as in its paper and pencil role playing origins.

Although Bloodlines divided critics at the time of release, it retains a popular cult following. It is also notable for being the first game along with Half-Life 2 to use Valve's Source engine, which allows the game to be played from either the first-person or third-person shooter perspective. It is also Troika Games' third title and the last to be made before Troika closed down in February 2005.

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[edit] System requirements

[edit] Minimum system requirements


[edit] Cheat codes

Start the game with the "-console 1" command line parameter. Press [~] (tilde) while playing and type any of the following codes.

Code Result
god God Mode
giftxp # Give XP (#=amount)
impulse 101 Get Most Items and Weapons
give item_w_ Spawn Weapon (scroll up/down to choose)
give item_p_ Spawn Artifact/Book (scroll up/down to choose)
give item_g_ Spawn Item (scroll up/down to choose)
give item_a_ Spawn Clothing (scroll up/down to choose)
give item_m_ Spawn Money Item (scroll up/down to choose)
notarget Enemies Don't See You
freecasting No Blood Loss When Using Disciplines
noclip No Clipping Mode
quit Exit to Desktop
money [number] Increase some female breast size by indicated amount
cmdlist List console commands
blood Set player character's blood pool to approximately 75% full
vitems List items that can be spawned
vhelp List all console commands
vstats get [stat] [0-5] Set indicated attribute to indicated value


[edit] Note

Commands will auto-complete while you type them. Type any letter and you can scroll up and down with the cursor keys to see the various available console commands.


[edit] Regain Humanity

At The Asylumin Santa Monica, you can dance with the other vampires and ghouls. After 5 or 10 minutes, your humanity will regenerate a point. This works great if you stole the money at the art gallery.


[edit] Hacking higher levels without losing the extra experience points

Note: This trick works only if you have enough experience points to invest. Save the game before you get ready to start hacking. Then, pour what you can into the skills for your hacking feat. Then, start hacking and get the password and write it down. Then, reload and type the password into the computer.


[edit] The Big Lebowski reference

During game play, most often in the Museum level's Security Office, you will find a book labeled "Security Manual", which you may use to increase your Security Knowledge feat. When you focus on this item in your inventory, a description reads "Sobchak's Guide to Home and Office Security." Walter Sobchak, a main character in the film "The Big Lebowski", ran a home and office security business.


[edit] Easy Armor Upgrade

After receiving the second suit of armor, head to your apartment. Equip the new suit of armor, drop the armor (while equipped) into a box. Close the box, then open it and grab the armor from the box again. If done properly, the statistics attached to the armor will increase. Do this over and over again for extremely powerful armor. Unfortunately, if done, your dexterity will be decreased.


[edit] Infinite Stats

Once you select your vampire type [base] there are set stat points that you can use. Once you distribute them go back to the base selection. Select the same base as before. Make sure that you dont click on another base [it resets the character's stats]. When you go back to the stat distribution page your character has his stats that you've left. On top of that you can add the ones that they give you for picking that base. Make sure that you don't fill all the stats as soon as possible. You won't be able to start the game if you have left over stats.


[edit] Stat names

Use one of the following entries with the vstats get code. Stats cheating:

Code Result
vstats get animalism 5 ANIMALISM discipline is maxed out
vstats get auspex 5 AUSPEX discipline is maxed out
vstats get celerity 5 CELERITY discipline is maxed out
vstats get dementation 5 DEMENTATION discipline is maxed out
vstats get dominate 5 DOMINATE discipline is maxed out
vstats get fortitude 5 FORTITUDE discipline is maxed out
vstats get obfuscate 5 OBFUSCATE discipline is maxed out
vstats get potence 5 POTENCE discipline is maxed out
vstats get presence 5 PRESENCE discipline is maxed out
vstats get protean 5 PROTEAN discipline is maxed out
vstats get thaumaturgy 5 THAUMATURGY discipline is maxed out
vstats get charisma 5 CHARISMA skill is maxed out
vstats get intelligence 5 INTELLIGENCE skill is maxed out
vstats get dexterity 5 DEXTERITY skill is maxed out
vstats get wits 5 WITS skill is maxed out
vstats get automatic_soak_successes 10 Gives permanent +10 stats to each SOAK abilities


[edit] Multiple skill book

There is a vendor glitch that allows you to buy multiple versions of a skill book. When you buy the book, it will disappear from their inventory. However, once you use it the book will reappear. Simply sell whatever skill book you wish to duplicate to a vendor. Then, close the dialog and buy the book back. Talk to the vendor again after using the book. They will now have another copy available for sale.


[edit] Item Names for Give item Code

[edit] Extra option

The game was supposed to allow you the option of selecting a history for yourself rather than just setting various attributes by hand, but it was disabled in the final version due to instability issues. However you can re-enable it manually.

First, go into your vampire\cfg folder located in your main Bloodlines folder. (default: C:\Program Files\Activision\Vampire - Bloodlines\vampire\cfg) Now find the "Config.cfg" file, open it with notepad, scroll down to the bottom, and add: vchar_edit_histories "1". Save the file.

Now, when you start a new game, you'll have the opportunity to choose a history. Sometimes the game will crash after selecting a history, this is normal and happens seemingly at random. Simply start the game back up and choose the history again. I don't know if you are required to have the console enabled, but if you are, you can enable it like this: First, right-click on your Bloodlines shortcut and select "Properties". In the target field, add the following (without the quotation marks): " -console" (note the space before the hyphen).

For example: "C:\Program Files\Activision\Vampire - Bloodlines\Vampire.exe" Change it to this: "C:\Program Files\Activision\Vampire - Bloodlines\Vampire.exe" -console.

[edit] References

  1. A multiplayer mode not released in the final version can be activated with community patches [1]
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