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Arcanum Arcanum Multiverse Edition

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Junmarko, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    Bug: At least one of the Backgrounds is broken. If I create a new character and click the Left arrow for Backgrounds, the game immediately crashes. Likewise if I click the Right arrow 52 times (yes, I counted) the game immediately crashes. It's the Background after "Raised by Halflings", and/or the last Background in the list.
     
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  2. deama Liturgist

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    Hmm, I never got that error, though I played on the version from last year? But then again, I recently(several months?) checked it out again and updated it via the updater, and I remember going through the list and it didn't crash.

    I have the game installed and just checked, I only counted 48 backgrounds (excluding the non background, my version is from early this year). I counted it twice, so is there a patch out that adds more backgrounds or ?

    EDIT: the last background before "non background" is "Dark Sight". Also, it seems that I don't have that "Raised by Halflings" background.
     
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  3. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    With AutoUpdate enabled, I get an update that installs version 14.0.0.2. For testing purposes I uninstalled and then re-installed AMV, and repeated the process WITHOUT installing the update. No crashes, but there are 67 Backgrounds in total in version 1.4.0.0, so the problem is not confined to a single Background - any additions/changes to them since 14.0.0.0 will have to be looked at again.
     
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  4. unsolicited. Novice

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    For some reason my game is still in russian even after I changed it to english in the config (I clicked "apply"...) . Anyone else got this issue?

    Edit: running version 1.4.0.2
     
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  5. opium fiend Augur

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    Ok been trying for hours to create a custom portrait, followed the guide to the point of learning it by heart, no luck. Are there any interesting portrait packs anywhere?
    half orc female looks like shit
     
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  6. Nekot-The-Brave Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Is there any workarounds for the main menu being mega fucking sluggish?
     
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  7. Sinatar Arbiter

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    I had that issue (not just menus but everywhere) and fixed it using DDraw Fix.
     
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  8. opium fiend Augur

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    Isn't that fix included in Multiverse?
     
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  9. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I mean, you don't really need xp cap removal in Arcanum. You become so OP later game and well able to pew-pew whatever you want to.

    I tried a pretty standard Multiverse setup last time sticking to the basics and it seemed the right way to go, though I only tested the first few hours.
     
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  10. Anomander Rake Self-Ejected

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    So,
    how are things going there?
     
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  11. sagat91 Novice

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    have the same problem
    and yes I have the current version
     
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  12. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    Can anyone translate this thing?
    Did I won, or it's game over?
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    That's the final screen from Dungeon of Lost Souls.
    Set free all merchants except magic shopper, there was blue guy in the jail set nearby throne room, with some weird pale skinned lady, every time I pick the lock - that screen shows up.

    You gain levels even faster, like holy hell - got 27lvl in almost no time.
     
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  13. Roqua Prospernaut Dumbfuck In My Safe Space

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    There is at least one custom portrait pack I think on Tera Arcanum website. It has a ton of actual or doctored photos, but some decent created portraits as well.
     
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  14. ilitarist Learned Illiterate Village Idiot

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    "The death of Lady Lavaria had put an end to a horror ruling over Mirilore. Fernando as well as Samantha and other survivors had stayed in this place for long, long years. In the eyes of people living in Mirilore you remain a hero, they've made song about you and sang them the following years."

    Sounds like a scripting error giving you end screen.
     
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  15. kasapnecmi Literate

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    Hey guys, just created an account to post here. I just played and finished the whole game using the latest Multiverse Edition 1.4.0.2 patch. And I'd like to give feedback, hoping it's still being worked on.

    Firstly, the game is perfectly playable at this point, and there are only a few major bugs. Thankfully none of them are game breaking. I played the game as a good aligned human tech gunslinger.

    First bug is mentioned here earlier, with when you scroll left for the last background while creating character, the game crashes immediately, but it's not a big deal obviously.

    Second one, and the most annoying one I faced is when you load a game, most of the time the reactions of other people get assigned a stupid number, something like 182371928731(love). This wouldn't be such a big deal, if only that number occasionally didn't become a negative number (looks like an unsigned integer issue caused by a script). So, there were a lot of times where as soon as I load the game, everyone around me including my own companions had a reaction like -123124214(hatred) against me and attacked me straight away. The only resolution for that I could find was reloading the same save game, and hoping it would fix itself. Sometimes when I reload, only some of my followers would attack, the rest would have normal reactions. So, reloading worked eventually, but sometimes took 10-20 times of reloading and sometimes needed me to exit the game and enter it again. It wasn't gamebreaking, but it was tedious from time to time.

    Third major bug is with the endgame, even though I played the English version of the game, the end game videos were in Russian for some reason. So, I found and watched endgame videos in youtube to understand what the guy was talking about.

    I know Arcanum originally had a lot of bugs with the quests and such, but I am happy to say that all of them seem to be fixed. I never faced any bugs in any parts of the quests or the story.

    I'd like to replay the game with a magick based evil char with different followers, but I want to wait for a fix for at least the second and third bugs that I mentioned. Hopefully the project is not abandoned, because it's really cool and in a great state with lots of interesting new features. The only new feature I would like to see is to find a way to keep up the challenge in combat, as it becomes quite trivial as you improve your character.

    Finally, I'd like to thank everyone who worked on Multiverse Edition, and the people who created the patches and mods that are used in Multiverse Edition. What they've done is truly amazing. I'm awed by your efforts and commitment to make Arcanum a truly great game.
     
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  16. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    Honestly that sounds worse than playing it with just the official patch.
     
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  17. Black Arcane

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    Yeah, where did those bugs even come from? If OG Arcanum + Drogg's patch don't have these issues what excuse is there to have them now?
     
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  18. OracleX Augur Patron

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    I wouldn't mind seeing the official modules added to the main game. would it dis balance the game? yes. but playing it so many times, I really don't care. the mod aWIP inserted the lost dungeon which was quite impressive work. I rather play that over multiverse honestly
     
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  19. Yrvyne Novice

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    Does this edition integrate 127 character levels?
     
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  20. kasapnecmi Literate

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    Yes it does.

    About this bug, I found a workaround on reddit. This bug is said to happen only when running the game at a resolution of 1600x1200 or above. So, I'm trying with a lower resolution now. Just started a new playthrough, seems to be working fine so far.

    And, I would still continue playing the game with Multiverse Edition, even if there wasn't a workaround. I think it's a great project.
     
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  21. kasapnecmi Literate

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    I'm not sure if anyone is interested, but I will still write about my playthrough in case it helps anyone.

    Playing the game on 1600x1200 resolution fixed the negative reactions bug I mentioned, strange that it's related to resolution but it's what it is. That was an annoying bug, so it's good to be able to play without this bug.

    As I mentioned earlier, I started my second playthrough using the latest Multiverse 1.4.0.2 version again and as an Evil Elven Mage. The game went really well till I tried to join the Dark Elves, at which point I was already level 44. However, the quest to join dark elves involves 'Kill all the inhabitants of Stillwater' quest. I've killed all of them many times, tried over and over again but the game just doesn't recognize that all of them are dead. In case someone says 'You probably forgot some NPC somewhere', I will list everyone I killed so that we can make sure it's not me who missed someone. General goods gnome merchant, all the nobodies in the pub, half orc beggar outside the pub, everyone inside the inn, all 4 guards in town, priestess in the temple, blacksmith Richard Leeks, dodge master Adkin, local mage Cyrus, ruby admirer Gildor Nightwalk, the statue thief Marley, the smartass elf Myrth, crazy rabbit hunter Stanley Hippington, the ogre Drog Black Tooth, and even the purple rabbit in the lair. There's not a single living soul in the city.

    I googled a lot but seems like nobody else faced this issue, or nobody bothered to write about it. I thought maybe it was related to my save game, because I had already killed Myrth and Marley much earlier, maybe they were the problem. So I thought, if I could kill everyone with my previous savegame from my previous playthrough, and compare the values in the savegames before and after the killing via the Hex Editor, then I could understand which values refer to the killing and getting the 'Butcher of Stillwater' reputation. So I did that, and because I was good aligned in my previous one, everybody was alive and in the city, including Adkin. Unfortunately, after killing everyone again, nothing changed, I still didn't get that reputation and didn't earn the fate point from killing everyone.

    As this is the only way to join the Dark Elves and continue with the evil path, I decided to give up and left the game at this point. I'm writing this to in case anyone else will be thinking about playing the evil path using Multiverse edition.

    Considering the project seems to be abandoned, maybe you guys were right, maybe I should have played without the Multiverse Edition. Anyway, I played too much Arcanum recently. I guess it's time for a Baldur's Gate playthrough :)
     
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  22. Anomander Rake Self-Ejected

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    there are many 'original version' game bugs fixed in multiverse edition (I reported many of them) and to be honest your post is a bit disrespectful for all the work they've done. Especially because as soon as I or anyone reported a bug, they would just fix it if they had the chance.

    And....
    > the reaction bug is due to resolution.
    > The background issue is easily "avoidable".
    > The ending will be probably fixed.



    kasapnecmi Do you have a savegame before going to stillwater? I mean a savegame where you just accepted the quest. If yes, try to kill once again all of stillwater and then, if it doesn't work, publish your savegame.

    The russian stuff at the end is probably leftover. Have you actually changed the cinematic setting from russian to English?

    Let's just hope Macbeth comes back. By the way, Macbeth, how is Sem going?
     
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  23. Black Arcane

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    Oh no.
     
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  24. kasapnecmi Literate

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    I have a lot of savegames, and tried many times from different points of time back. I've uploaded 2 savegames, 1 from just before taking the dark elf quest and 1 right after having killed everyone in Stillwater: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MXg3j6aZWD23Bi11jAzKd-ly4793mwbO
     
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  25. Anomander Rake Self-Ejected

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    Honestly, I wouldn't mind at all 'bad' opinions if one actually played it.

    I just find silly that people actually come here suggesting to use Drog's version when it is actually far from perfect. Especially because he planned to release a 2.0 patch and he got sick of it before completing it.

    So it's not like the game is actually bugless with Drog.

    By the way, @ kasapnecmi
    I've also checked the background stuff and I do not have any crash when I scroll left for the last background while creating character.

    For the final videos in Russian I can't check now.


    Edit: I seem to remember they added new backgrounds. Am I wrong or these are nowhere to be found, right now? o.o
     
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