Updated: Final 9.7 released as of 30 March 2017, links replaced.
As a late Christmas present find the first beta as usual on The Patches Scrolls: http://www.patches-scrolls.de/patch/4647/7/74148 (or the Planet Vampire mirror link at http://patches.planetvampire.com/VTMBup97.exe ).
For full discussion and support, check this post on the forums.
+Restored Chateau Hotel to ending, thanks EntenSchreck and Psycho-A.
+Swapped clone Brujah at solo ending with Toreador for male Brujah.
+Made Gary gift different bloodpacks and fixed missing Kathayan bug.
+Stopped shaking Malkavian lines in Ocean House and at observatory.
+Made crypt ghosts vanish and added missing door to Chinese Theatre.
+Fixed map details, cleaned files and updated SDK, thanks Psycho-A.
+Removed Lotus Blossom patron with bad shadow and fixed green drips.
Switched badly fixed missing Tommy line with better fitting float.
Fixed Kilpatrick’s line making it possible to restart Carson quest.
Recreated floats and subtitles, thanks miracle.flame and Psycho-A.
Fixed four level holes at the Ocean House and one in Venture Tower.
Mirrored SM area maps and improved details of others, thanks IanW.
Fixed unbalanced XP of Bad Luck Farmer quest and minor text issues.
Corrected Luca, Damsel, Bertram, Gary and Skelter dialogue issues.
Removed confusing left over corpse and gone cars in parking garage.
Fixed Zhao exploit and walkthrough errors, thanks to sunsmountain.
Corrected lip-sync of prostitutes in cemetery and her dialogue bug.
Improved Empire Hotel mafia TV room sound switch and music radius.
Disabled bump mapping option because of issues with improved water.
Fixed Nadia sequence, frozen zombies and Ming endgame camera shot.
Repaired bad icons and flickering for upper Venture tower elevator.
Update for the second 9.7 beta:
Made Santa Monica blueblood return after Domination, thanks Malkav.
Corrected and improved Linux Wine loader script, thanks Wrzlprmft.
Disabled low poly model LOD in engine.dll, thanks Drog Black Tooth.
Fixed weird camera after endgame Cabbie discussion and a cut line.
Update for the third 9.7 beta:
Repaired museum combat area and added model tutorial, thanks Icicle.
Update for the fourth 9.7 beta:
Repaired broken Asylum door music and two Blood Hunt Asylum holes.
Improved Sabbat issues in the tutorial and restored one Chunk line.
Put 4GB patch in Patch_Extras/Player Mods, thanks Daniel Pistelli.
Fixed invincible burning Lasombra and signs and curtain at theatre.
Corrected freeze during Beckett’s “Wait” cutscene when Obfuscated.
Update for the final 9.7:
+Recreated missing Dane cops conversation, thanks to Zeno and Stosh.
Fixed lights and textures in SM clinic and Asylum, thanks Psycho-A.