Sleeper mask
Gothic Reloaded Mod


CPU: Dual Core with 3 GHz
Operating system: Windows 7 or higher
Graphics card: DX11 enabled graphics card with 2 GB vRAM
Sound card: Yes
Free disk space: 2 GB


What exactly is Gothic Reloaded Mod?

The Gothic Reloaded Mod is not a typical mod. In contrast to other mods, which try to create or add an additional storyline, characters, items or quests, we will enhance the graphics of the original game "Gothic" by Piranha Bytes, published in 2001.

What will be modified?

The mod will include new level- and object textures, a revised level mesh, improved VOBs/MOBs (objects) as well as a new interface (menu, chapter-, loading- and saving screens). At present we work on all these things simultaneously to ensure a better and consistent result, though this way will take some more time.

Were changes made to the scripts?

No, because the Gothic Reloaded Mod is a graphical mod and should remain language neutral.

When will the Gothic Reloaded Mod be finished?

This is one of the most common questions and yet we can not give a binding answer. The present demo should have shown that this project is not dead and we continue to work on it.

Will Gothic Reloaded Mod be compatible to other modifications?

Yes and no, because Gothic Reloaded Mod will be released as a modification and Gothic can't launch two modifications concurrent. But Gothic Reloaded Mod will also be installable as a patch.

Is Gothic still running stable?

Gothic runs stable on the computers of our team members with and without Gothic Reloaded Mod.

Should I install the D3D11 renderer?

It depends. From a graphical point of view it is recommended, but it can lead to technical problems. A known problem is, for example, that the game can no longer be terminated and you have to close GothicMod.exe via the Task Manager. In the settings menu of the installer you can enable / disable the D3D11 renderer.

Are there known bugs in the demo?

We have tried our best to provide an elaborate demo. Nevertheless, there are some bugs that have not been fixed yet. These include objects floating in mid-air or being placed through walls, as well as a portal bug at Cor Kalom's hut. The circumstance, that the Nameless Hero's position is sometimes reset when wading through water, is due to the Carnage Graphics Patch. There are two more problems with the D3D11 renderer. Firstly, items that are used during an animation, remain in the air, and secondly, any savegames made during rain are unloadable. These are not all known bugs but the most serious ones. Together with the authors of those projects, we will ensure that the final version of the Gothic Reloaded Mod does not contain these errors.

I noticed a bug, what can I do?

Please register at World of Players and reply in this thread.

I have a 4K/UHD monitor and the menu is too small, what now?

You can activate the menu scaling by opening the file "[Gothic]\System\SystemPack.ini", scrolling down to "[INTERFACE]", setting the value of "Scale" to "1" and saving the changed file.

What happens at the end of the first chapter?

Nothing, the story was interrupted after the admission by shortening or removing dialogues. You can continue to roam through the Valley of Mines and search for our easter egg, or climb up the hierarchy of the camp once more at level 10.

How can I remove the limitation to the first chapter?

Basically, we advise against this because the demo is not designed for it and therefore has not been tested in this aspect. For example the switch to the entrance of the Sleeper temple is still inside a wall. You'll need to cheat to play the game! If you want to play Gothic in spite of this warning, you must delete the file "[G1]\Data\ModVDF\Gothic_Reloaded_Mod_XY.mod". The "XY" is a placeholder for the language you choosed in the installer. If you installed our mod in English, it would be "EN". Go to the swamp camp and talk to Lester, then the second chapter should begin.

Under which license is the Gothic Reloaded Mod?

This demo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 license. While, according to the usage conditions of the development kit, modifications for Gothic 2 must be placed under the GothicMOD license, Gothic 1 only requires non-commercial purposes. This is guaranteed by the license chosen by us.

Have you updated the demo, is there a changelog?

Yes, the demo has already been updated twice. The changes were mainly about technical aspects, less about content.

Demo v2:
• Installer is now targeted at .NET Framework 4.0 to support Windows XP
• Player-Kit is installed in more cases than before
• Subtitles are set once in GOTHIC.INI instead of using an override
• Preface was signed and a typo in the Polish version was fixed
• Metal grates and other textures aren't so shiny anymore
• Water level on rice fields is lower (although not perfect)
• Added a new tree model by BlackBat
• Texture of the Old Camp's banner was replaced
• Vegetation was adjusted in some places

Demo v3:
• GUI scaling will be activated if the resolution is greater than Full HD
• Improved robustness of the install path recognition
• All localizations are now installed completely, to allow the user to switch between them without reinstalling the mod
• Recompiled DLL files with Visual Studio 2015 to avoid shipping three Visual C++ redistributable packages

How can I support you?

We welcome new members, but you should bring enough experience with you. In the past, we have tried to train new members, but unfortunately this has not been profitable. If you would like to support our project financially, please send us a donation via the link at the bottom of this website.


  • Date: 2020-01-16, 21:06
  • Name: Raphael
  • I love you for doing this!
  • Date: 2020-01-12, 02:31
  • Name: Strauchdieb
  • @Thiel and the rest of the team
    You better take as much time as necessary to bring this over the finish line in a no less than über-polished, near-perfect state, even if it takes another 10 years.
    Although it would be nice if it were ready and released around the same time as that terribad remake/reimagining (IF that abomination actually goes into production/development in the first place) for a rather interesting face-off.
    Also, it's not like there's nothing Gothic-related coming up in 2020 - or did everyone suddenly forget about 'The History of Khorinis' unofficial addon/prequel for Gothic 2? This should help keep everyone busy and pass the time, even if just for the couple of times it takes to complete it, no?
  • Date: 2020-01-10, 20:17
  • Name: Thiel
  • @Grey: Think about the convicts, did they loose hope? Smoke a Northern Dark, the Sleeper will guide your way. :)
  • Date: 2020-01-10, 17:56
  • Name: Grey
  • Man, I follow this project since 2011. I would have said if there was sth I don't like. I simply lost hope to see the full product and just observe it's whereabouts just out of the habit
  • Date: 2019-12-28, 05:51
  • Name: Thiel
  • @Grey: Yes, that's another way to say it. However, this should't be the topic here. Let's focus on your questions and remarks about the mod itself.
  • Date: 2019-12-28, 00:28
  • Name: Grey
  • So now it's all about the money? Simple answer that you guys have families and full-time job suffice. ;)
  • Date: 2019-12-23, 20:02
  • Name: Thiel
  • Many thanks for the praise to all of you and Merry Christmas as well! :)

    @R33i: Regarding the levels, everything is done except the Orc Graveyard and half of the Orc Temple. We have reworked most armors and the faces of important characters, greatly improving dialogue scenes, but there are still many items and other objects to be done. Fortunately we cooperate with Mark56 and Ceex, so we can use content from Carnage Graphic Patch and Gothic Weapons Rebuilt, which have high quality and are close to the original just like our content. Over the Christmas holidays I will continue to prepare our content for social media, just recently I streamlined this website a bit.

    Apart from that I would like to emphasize that we do not run this project to collect donations. The GRM will be available for free to everyone under Creative Commons license! I know we've been working on this project for a long time, but nobody has the right to come here and demand a release, that's just ridiculous. But I stick to it: If someone is willing to pay, I would work on the project full-time. ;-)
  • Date: 2019-12-23, 18:11
  • Name: R33i
  • Hi Thiel, I want to thank you for the demo which looks amazing.
    I would like to ask what is the current progress of the mod (how much is done and what remains). I am not asking for ETA, only what is the status. Perhaps it would be a good idea to share your "roadmap" to increase the faith and interest in the project, which may also help to get more donations.
  • Date: 2019-12-18, 08:11
  • Name: AwedOne
  • This project is sooo amazing and so close to the original game, which makes it even better! Big thanks to all of you for all the dedication! May the power of Christmas be with you!
  • Date: 2019-12-15, 16:07
  • Name: gerda
  • I really do appreciate and love our PC modders.
    It gives a lot of pleasure having great mods for our PC games .
    Thank you very much for this new version of Gothic Reloaded.
    Merry Christmas !