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A Merry Christmas to Arcanum fans

Good Ol' Drog

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Unofficial Arcanum Patch v091225 is out!

Quite surprisingly even after I left the community with a bang, my works still remained popular and widely used, so I thought I might as well compile and release what I had done on the UAP since almost exactly a year ago.

This is definitely not what I wanted the patch to be, but rather what it had eventually become. I haven't worked on it in at least a half a year. I lost interest in both patching and the actual game as well. I guess, everyone eventually moves on, and so did I.

Anyway, this is still a substantial release. The patch may be unfinished in a sense that I still have a few pages of unsolved bug reports, but this version has many bug fixes, including a number of engine fixes/tweaks. It even fixes a few very annoying critical bugs (e.g. Virgil not dying at the Sobbing Onion). The full changelogs are included with the patch.

Understandably, in the end this is still an unsupported work that is no longer maintained. I take zero responsibility for what this patch does. Use it at your own risk.

Also, before some shitty troll says it, this release isn't an attempt at attention whoring and/or getting back into the community. I'm still around, but I don't think I'll be posting much, if at all. Moreover, my site is now torn down and my hotmail account is disabled. Please accept this release as a present that it is and don't try to get back at me with whatever agenda you may have.

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(Somebody should really mirror this before the free hosting links die.)

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Reject_666_6

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Thank you, Drog! Your hard work of patching this flawed gem into a working game will not be forgotten.

It's too bad that you're giving up on patching Arcanum, but it's a really replayable game so maybe in 5 years or so you'll rediscover it. Either that or we'll all abandon it for Age of Decadence.
 

ElectricOtter

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Thank you, Drog. You've honored the RPGcodex with your mods :salute:
 

dx__

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Funny that I was just wondering about this. Are there patch notes with the executable, or is everything undocumented?
 

Jaqen

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Thanks very much Drog and merry christmas! :)

I recently started my first proper play-through of Arcanum, is it going to be best to leave installing this patch until my next play as I don't want to corrupt my install. Or is it safe to install over the top?

Kind regards,
 
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It's meant to be installed once the game and the official patch is installed, save games are not supported however.
 

Jaqen

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Satori said:
It's meant to be installed once the game and the official patch is installed, save games are not supported however.

Yes but what I meant was I've already done a full install with hi-res maps/res and music and the most recent UAP up until a couple of weeks ago. If save games are not supported I leave installing it until my next play.

Thanks,
 

Konjad

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Thanks. I may replay Arcanum because of it, when I finally finish desu Ex.
 

JarlFrank

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Steve gets a Kidney but I don't even get a tag.
Thanks, Drog! Started replaying Arcanum recently so this comes at a good time. :D

EDIT: I'm gonna add the link to this thread into the original post of your sticky patch thread.
 

Kz3r0

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Many thanks and many wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy new year.
 

Gragt

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Thanks. But if I were you, I'd have stuck a virus in it or activated a game stopping bug near the end.

Edit: wait a minute ...
 

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