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Offline DarkZephyr

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Re: The Twenty Best... Of All Time...
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2019, 04:54:59 AM »
I love it that a lot of people here love Arcanum.... *tears of joy*

I own a copy on GOG that I have never played!  Does that count?  LOL 

Tell me a bit about it, what do you love about it?  What is the basic story outline, w/out too many spoilers?

In a couple of  words: steam punk + fantasy, a hell of a storylines, countless side quests, making choices and suffering the consequences.

Sounds like my cup of tea.  Interesting companions?

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Re: The Twenty Best... Of All Time...
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2019, 08:04:47 AM »
* steampunk VS fantasy

For the interesting companions (in my opinion):
- virgil, he'll join you after the intro video (unless you really insist on going alone), good healer, has also a really developed side quest
- franklyn paine, voiced by the same dude behind gimble, a great chap
- torian kel, an hardcore warrior
- raven, elf princess warrior
- z'an al'urin, dark elf wizard
- sebastian, cool steampunk spy
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Re: The Twenty Best... Of All Time...
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2019, 05:20:49 PM »
- virgil, he'll join you after the intro video (unless you really insist on going alone), good healer, has also a really developed side quest


I hate Virgil... with a burning passion

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Re: The Twenty Best... Of All Time...
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2019, 06:08:06 PM »
* steampunk VS fantasy

For the interesting companions (in my opinion):
- virgil, he'll join you after the intro video (unless you really insist on going alone), good healer, has also a really developed side quest
- franklyn paine, voiced by the same dude behind gimble, a great chap
- torian kel, an hardcore warrior
- raven, elf princess warrior
- z'an al'urin, dark elf wizard
- sebastian, cool steampunk spy

All sounds interesting.  I assume no romance?  I assume that was still mainly a BioWare thing back in 2001. 

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Re: The Twenty Best... Of All Time...
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2019, 06:29:28 PM »
* steampunk VS fantasy

For the interesting companions (in my opinion):
- virgil, he'll join you after the intro video (unless you really insist on going alone), good healer, has also a really developed side quest
- franklyn paine, voiced by the same dude behind gimble, a great chap
- torian kel, an hardcore warrior
- raven, elf princess warrior
- z'an al'urin, dark elf wizard
- sebastian, cool steampunk spy

All sounds interesting.  I assume no romance?  I assume that was still mainly a BioWare thing back in 2001.

Raven can be romanced as far as I remember. And there's also brothel which has even goats or sheeps. LOL
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Re: The Twenty Best... Of All Time...
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2019, 07:02:45 PM »
* steampunk VS fantasy

For the interesting companions (in my opinion):
- virgil, he'll join you after the intro video (unless you really insist on going alone), good healer, has also a really developed side quest
- franklyn paine, voiced by the same dude behind gimble, a great chap
- torian kel, an hardcore warrior
- raven, elf princess warrior
- z'an al'urin, dark elf wizard
- sebastian, cool steampunk spy

All sounds interesting.  I assume no romance?  I assume that was still mainly a BioWare thing back in 2001.

Raven can be romanced as far as I remember. And there's also brothel which has even goats or sheeps. LOL

But I take it that its either guy/girl pairings or girl/girl pairings, as that seems to be about as brave as they wanted to be back then when it came to same sex action.  lol

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Re: The Twenty Best... Of All Time...
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2019, 07:12:03 PM »
* steampunk VS fantasy

For the interesting companions (in my opinion):
- virgil, he'll join you after the intro video (unless you really insist on going alone), good healer, has also a really developed side quest
- franklyn paine, voiced by the same dude behind gimble, a great chap
- torian kel, an hardcore warrior
- raven, elf princess warrior
- z'an al'urin, dark elf wizard
- sebastian, cool steampunk spy

All sounds interesting.  I assume no romance?  I assume that was still mainly a BioWare thing back in 2001.

Raven can be romanced as far as I remember. And there's also brothel which has even goats or sheeps. LOL

But I take it that its either guy/girl pairings or girl/girl pairings, as that seems to be about as brave as they wanted to be back then when it came to same sex action.  lol

Dude, why not just play it and see everything for yourself? :) Just don't forget to install resolution patch before you start.
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Re: The Twenty Best... Of All Time...
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2019, 01:12:05 PM »
I hate Virgil... with a burning passion

But why?

All sounds interesting.  I assume no romance?  I assume that was still mainly a BioWare thing back in 2001.

Well, even if it's not an actual romance, helping Virgil in his existentialist issues he'll idolize you, even adopting your alignment all over even to the very end. Maybe a few touches in his dialog file may add a more explicit gay romance flavor, but don't give in to the temptation of modding it before doing one complete gameplay.

Raven can be romanced as far as I remember. And there's also brothel which has even goats or sheeps. LOL

Only sheeps, but even then it's way ahead of its time.... LOL just joking!
 


But I take it that its either guy/girl pairings or girl/girl pairings, as that seems to be about as brave as they wanted to be back then when it came to same sex action.  lol

Just for the records, Tim Cain (now openly gay and married) in The Temple Of Elemental Evil he added, other than the 20 etero NPC to marry, a gay one (a pirate called Bertram if I remember correctly).

Dude, why not just play it and see everything for yourself? :) Just don't forget to install resolution patch before you start.

    QUICK LIST OF MODS (AND INSTALLING ORDER)
    - the official Patch (already included in some digital released, I think GOG too)
    - (optional) official modules (in the vanilla game there are only Arcanum itself and Vormantown):
    Buried Secrets
    Deathmatch
    Dusty Dunes (fan patch is necessary)
    Hellgate
    Time
    Woodmir Race
    the long lost Lost Dungeon Of Souls (so rare even the community didn't know until many years later)
    Dungeon Crawl (a demonstration small module for showing the functionalities of the editor tool)
    - Unofficial Arcanum Parch (UAP) which includes:
    Main Data (the patch itself)
    Townmap Fixes (optional since there is also a separate HQ Townmaps Pack)
    Extra Content (restored content and additional tweaks)
    Original Bedokaan Model (not suggested, a beta version of portrait and model of the lizardmen)
    - (optional) Extra Animations Pack (more restored beta material)
    - (recommended) High Resolution patch
    - (not essential) High Quality Townmaps and Soundtrack mods

    there are a couple of big conversion mods, both unfinished but still full of great stuff, Arcanum: Work In Progress (WIP) and CAR-Arcanum (AKA Hard-Arcanum AKA Polished CAR Arcanum)
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Re: The Twenty Best... Of All Time...
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2019, 01:21:17 PM »
I've finished editing my last post, sorry for the neverending mess....
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Re: The Twenty Best... Of All Time...
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2019, 01:22:51 PM »
Only sheeps, but even then it's way ahead of its time.... LOL just joking!

Right, goats are in Wasteland 2, in a Hollywood's brothel. And Virgil is getting annoying eventually, for the same reason I hate Heather in Bloodlines. lol

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Re: The Twenty Best... Of All Time...
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2019, 01:28:13 PM »
(Ii I recall correctly) if you like there is also a fan module called "Virgil the pervert" where he is the final boss....
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Re: The Twenty Best... Of All Time...
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2019, 01:37:42 PM »
(Ii I recall correctly) if you like there is also a fan module called "Virgil the pervert" where he is the final boss....

Yeah, anti Virgil, I have it but didn't try it yet, will wait for a mood to launch this game some day

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Re: The Twenty Best... Of All Time...
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2019, 01:39:06 PM »
One last thing: there is another big conversion, the multiverse edition (a russian mod with also the english language, choose it in the install). The weird thing is the installer is already prepackaged with the full game....
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Re: The Twenty Best... Of All Time...
« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2019, 01:46:58 PM »
1.4.0.6. the latest one which I currently have.

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Re: The Twenty Best... Of All Time...
« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2019, 04:24:39 PM »
You mean the multiverse edition?
What does ctually this have better than the UAP? Except for very few things I hadn't see anything special....
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