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Mod News Arcanum Unofficial Patch 1.5 Released

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    Tags: Arcanum: of Steamworks and Magick Obscura; Troika Games

    After taking a 10 year hiatus Codexer Drog Black Tooth released a new version of his Unofficial Arcanum Patch. Apparently interest in improving this Troika classic further has been big enough for a successful fundraiser campaign, something I wasn't even aware of.

    The $500 stretch goal has been reached. The long awaited new version of the Unofficial Arcanum Patch will be released on October 1.
    First of all, I'd like to thank everyone for the support. You guys are amazing! Keep this going and we will do some truly amazing things with this game! The highlights of this release include:

    - Everything is now in one pack, no need to follow any installation guide anymore.
    - A huge amount of extra animations has been restored from an earlier build of the game, there are now downwards attack animations for all weapon/armor/shield combinations, as well as for most enemies. There are also animations for walking with your weapons out.
    - Much longer and higher quality ambient tracks have been restored from an earlier build of the game.
    - All official DLC (7 modules in total including the rare Lost Dungeon of Souls) are now included in the patch. High quality townmaps have been compiled for all of them, including the stock Vormantown.
    - There's now a selection of beta content restoration modules as well as miscellaneous popular mods such as "Virgil's Debug Menu", all optionally selectable in the installer.
    - You can now disable your party members auto-level scheme and distribute their points manually. This includes summoned and mind controlled creatures.
    - All party members can now craft, simply right-click on their portrait and choose "Schematics".
    - The high resolution patch has now been updated with 32 bit color depth support ensuring better compatibility with Windows 10.
    - Music is now available in all modules, not just the base game.
    - Added a '-cheatmode' command line switch that re-enables the official cheats.
    - Some fixes for certain popular exploits have been rolled back.
    - As usual, there are many new bug fixes and content restorations.​

    Changelog, download links et cetera to be found on Terra Arcanum.

    Thanks Goral for the heads-up.

    ps: I'm posting this to farm brofists.
     
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  2. Bumvelcrow Bellator Sempervirens Patron

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    Are you sure that's Drog?
     
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  3. Azalin Arcane Patron

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    So does thing make Arcanum Multiverse mod redundant?
     
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  4. Eirinjas Learned

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    The "Please love me - I just want to be held" release.
     
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    'sup Drog?

    Ah, this.
     
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  6. GentlemanCthulhu Learned

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    Jesus. That's some Resurrection.
     
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  7. a100167 Literate

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    Well that came out of nowhere. Gonna give a go right now and see how it works
     
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  8. Maxie 애국 과학자 Patron

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    does the patch make Arcanum a good game for a change?
     
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    if you didnt played it now it would be a good time
     
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  10. Skdursh Educated

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    Welp, I guess this is a good enough excuse to play this again. Between this and the Multiverse edition, it looks like Arcanum still has life in it yet. Still praying for a competent sequel or remake sometime in the future though.
     
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  11. luj1 You're all shills

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    :shredder:
     
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  12. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    :excellent:
     
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  13. Twiglard Savant

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    That's as non-canon as you can get.

    I hope that for the orcs you can at least participate in the breeding program.
     
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    Petition for Activision to hire Drog for an official overhaul. :obviously:

    ...though there's always room for an MCA stretch goal 8)
     
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  15. Outmind Scholar

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    Do these updates overhaul the combat in any way? As cool as the story, crafting, and diverse magics were, I always give up on the game mid-way through because of the tedious combat.
     
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    Microsoft will fix it release it as Arcanum HD....
     
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    I hate you soooooo much! There goes my long weekend, you bastard!
     
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  18. Verylittlefishes Educated

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    it seems that two are not compatible(
     
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  19. Goral Arcane Patron The Real Fanboy

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    In case you haven't read the original thread, Drog Black Tooth is still taking donations in to fund UAP 2.0 so if you have some money laying around to burn I encourage you to use it wisely and give it to Drog. Before I've posted this news fundraiser status was 510$, less than 24h later it's 595$. Don't waste this opportunity guys and [​IMG] .

    P.S.
    I'm not Drog, Maxie is.

    P.P.S.
    Drog has just released a fix for GOG version of Arcanum:
    http://terra-arcanum.com/drog/uap.html

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aOmenl3iP7loOOLhlJygdK44K6zly_CQ
     
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  21. JackOfOwls Liturgist

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    I'm afraid of unofficial patches due to modders' various mental illnesses and compulsions to fix things that aren't broken.
     
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  22. luj1 You're all shills

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  23. PorkyThePaladin Arcane

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    Sup Drog.

    Umm, why no standing sprites with weapon out? This would make melee type characters less retarded.

    Also, turn based combat badly needs to initiate as soon as enemy aggros, as in Fallout 1/2, and not when you click on start combat button, or the enemy is already on you.
     
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  24. Goral Arcane Patron The Real Fanboy

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    Holy crap. That's awesome.

    Next paycheck I get I'm donating.
     
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