Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
|First release date||November 16, 2004|
- Installing latest version of Unofficial Fan Patch is highly recommended.
 Unofficial Patch
The fan-made Unofficial Patch removes many bugs and adds multiple features like widescreen support. It can be downloaded here.
The Unofficial Patch is available in two flavors: Basic and Plus. The Basic version consists of bugfixes that do not dramatically alter Troika's vision for the game. The Plus version makes more significant changes including the reintroduction of cut content and numerous other improvements that go above and beyond what the developers may have intended.
Note: Due to its regular update schedule, not all versions of the Unofficial Patch will be compatible with all mods.
Using Unofficial Patches with Steam Version • Link
 True Patch
An alternate to the "Unofficial patch" the "true patch" is a purist patch, meaning that it only makes bugfixes and tries to preserve an experience as close as possible to the original game. It can be downloaded here. LINK IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK
 Game data
|Save game location (administrator)||..\Vampire - Bloodlines\Vampire\save|
|Save game location (user)||%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\%PATH%\Vampire\save|
|Configuration files location||..\Vampire - Bloodlines\Vampire\cfg\config.cfg|
- If a game isn't run with administrator's rights, saves will be stored outside of the game's folder.
- %PATH% will correspond to an install location on your hard drive. That is - if a game is installed in
C:\Program Files\Activision\Vampire - Bloodlines\Vampire, saves will be stored in
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Activision\Vampire - Bloodlines\Vampire\save.
 Video settings
|Widescreen resolution||Use widescreen patch. Can cause a black screen during intros / movies.|
|Field of view (FOV)||In widescreen patch.|
|Windowed||Run a game with |
|Borderless fullscreen windowed||Using GameCompanion.|
|Anisotropic filtering (AF)|
|Vertical sync (Vsync)||Enabled by default. The only way to disable it is to run a game in window mode.|
 Input settings
|Mouse acceleration||An option for Mouse Filtering. Mouse acceleration not present.|
|Controller support||Even though, it's possible to enable joystick support via console, many of the actions (like feeding or crouching) can not be cancelled by pressing the same key, which makes the game unplayable on the controller.|
 Issues fixed
 Black screen during intros / movies
Black intro screen with sound - no logos • Link
 Missing Textures
Missing Textures • Link
 Unable to run, less that 15mb memory available
Unable to run, less that 15mb memory available • Link
 Voices and Sound Effects have low quality surround/echo
Voices and Sound Effects have low quality surround/echo • Link
 Input Lag
Input Lag • Link
 System requirements
|Operating system (OS)||Windows XP||Windows XP|
|Processor (CPU)||1.2 GHz||1.2 GHz|
|System memory (RAM)||348 MB||348 MB|
|Video card (GPU)||DirectX 9.0c Compatible GPU||DirectX 9.0c Compatible GPU|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)||4.7 GB free||4.7 GB free|