Arcanum

Arcanum

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Arcanum Multiverse Edition [ENG]
By Demure. and 2 collaborators

Latest version: 1.7.1.0
Authors: Multiverse Team
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Description
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Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura is a classic role-playing game from the developers of the first two games in the Fallout lineup. The game is based on the story unfolding around the tragedy of the blimp “Zephyr”, the only survivor in which to find its role in the world of fading magic and technological progress. How much this role will affect the events in the world of Arcanum, in the expanses of the feudal kingdoms and industrial megacity, in the remote possessions of other races and a number of mysterious, gods of forgotten places? Protagonist, by the will of fate associated with the prophetic writings of a certain "The Living One" should decide. Believe in them or not, trust yourself or your followers, personify good, evil or chaos, remains at the player's choice.

In other words, Arcanum is a world of conflicting ideas, as well as their supporters and opponents, full of allusions and elements of various artistic genres that weave together, gaining identity, integrity, and their own unique charm.
Due to his style, replayability and many options for the development of the character, Arcanum enjoys recognition among connoisseurs of classical role-playing games and forever remains in the hearts of many of them.

However, the original Arcanum contains a huge number of bugs and has not been "brought to the mind", leaving a lot of shortcomings and mistakes. These omissions and "gaps" were attempted by the fans of the game, developing patches for it - the most famous of them: Grand Fix 1.3 and UAP. But apart from this, there were other less global patches, as well as various improvements and additions to the game (the Arcanum mods), which, at times, is known to very few. The problem of numerous and varied additional content was that it was not very compatible with each other. And to prevent all these developments lost in vain, the team Multiverse Team decided to work hard to improve the Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura.

Thus, Arcanum Multiverse Edition (Arcanum RePack) is the game Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura without bugs and glitches, with the integration of improvements that were not included in the game by the developer (Troika Games), including official modules.
Installation sequence
Torrent topic (Russian):
rutracker. org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5213556 (delete an excess space before ".org")
Download / .torrent / Magnet link:
9388BED764CEDC7017B2C7E50981293279D32E61
Google Drive:
drive.google.com/file/d/1AUPMQDFGshpf7X1_3N4VTq_iAJH6DTc8

1. Install original Arcanum in Steam
2. Delete folder '...\steamapps\common\Arcanum\Arcanum'
3. Run AME Setup.exe of the Multiverse Edition, switch language to English and open menu Settings
4. Choose text language and cinematics language
5. In Directory line input the way: '...\steamapps\common\Arcanum\Arcanum'
6. All other settings you can use as you wish. It is recommended to include High Resolution Patch
7. Press OK and start game installation.
8. In '...\steamapps\common\Arcanum' in SierraLauncher.ini change line from "Game1Exe=Arcanum.exe" to "Game1Exe=Config.exe"
Settings and game updating
Now when you start Arcanum from Steam configurator window will be opened.
√ Shut off Software render
√ Enable Double buffer

Also it is recommended to Enable autoupdate. Other options use by your own.

If the game will start with ugly main menu, again apply High-Res parameters in the configurator.
Features
Multilanguage.
Preparing RePack we proceeded from the fact that all our fixes are compatible with both the Russian and English versions of the game. Selecting a language does not affect the performance of edits.

Restored original graphics.
In the resources for beta-release and the final release, you can find graphics that are not used in the game. An example of such graphics: objects, items, animations, portraits for different races and genders. Appropriate use has been found for all this.

Fixed interface graphics.
Corrected buttons position on the interface panels. Also excluded different textures artifacts.

Fixed locations design.
Excluded many graphical artifacts in the layout of locations. Work based on the following aspects: fixing objects position, creating of the missing textures, finalizing illumination and much more.

Integration of HQ townmaps.
Following the above fixes, location panoramas have been reworked. In particular, in the map view mode the image will be of higher quality than in the original.

Original lossless music was integrated.
Tracks in lossless quality we personally handed us by the composer Ben Houge, so that the quality of these tracks can be no doubt. Perhaps the owners of the integrated sound card and standard speakers will not appreciate our efforts, but I hope that everyone else will like it.

Some soundtracks were replaced.
Original cut-out ambient of the final release has been replaced by a more complete from the beta-release.

Configurator and launcher were created for easy compatibility settings with Windows 8, 8.1 и 10.
Configurator includes the following:
√ Compatibility settings to improve game performance.
√ Selection of options (before it was necessary to register keys in the shortcut properties).
√ Adjusting the game for widescreen screens.
√ Gameplay settings, including optional engine patches.
√ Constructor of backgrounds, allowing you to create your own backstories of the character.
√ Optional auto-update (with support of previous save-games).

Selection of fixes from some third-party patches.
See section Used Patches/Mods for more details. In addition, work was done to independently search for problems and solve them.

Partially modified gameplay.
The main changes concern dialogues and scripted scenes, namely the ratio of words and actions of NPCs. Also, the parameters of NPCs, items, spells and schematics have been revised.

Integration of Sir’s Expectations Modpack.
Changes that go beyond fixing and restoring the original content are available with the installation of an add-on included in the RePack. For example, the author's portraits and backgrounds of the character, the rebalancing of the role-playing system, new quest situations, and more.

Official Troika Games modules were integrated.

Added collectible materials.
In the “_Bonus” folder of the installed game one can find many usable materials: developer concept art, game guides, soundtrack sheet music, desktop wallpapers and more.
Authors and support
  Development
Corwell – graphics, technical part, assembly, works coordinating;
K.I.S.A. – technical part, assembly, support;
Macbeth – Russian localization, support;
van Rijn – Russian localization editing, technical part, testing, support;
Northar – artist, support;
Volh – idea, technical part, assembly, support.

  Support
daemon (R.G. Catalyst) – technical part, assembly (untill version 1.6.0.0);
Positiff – advising on the technical part.

See "Support and Thanks" section in AME Release.docx.

  Implemented patches
Patch 1.0.7.5 (by Troika Games)
UAP (by Drog Black Tooth)
Grand Fix (by Gentle_Giant)
alpha patch (by Kessler Van Doom)
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329 Comments
Lalla-Chan Mar 4 @ 9:55pm 
It works fine! Thank you for this :D
Planewalker Jan 24 @ 3:50am 
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t%3D5213556

Current (translate^) magnet version is 1.7

Version listed here on steam is 1.6


Solution: get the 1.7 version via the translate link at the start of this post.
(and scan that too for good measure, or use UAP2.0.2)


cheers
Teskal Jan 24 @ 2:51am 
Not a big fan of heuristic detection of virus scanners for unknown virusses. Most of the time they produce false positives. If several virus scanners do not find anything, it is very likely a false positive.
Voodooshield producers also say, if you install it yourself, you can do it. If an installation starts from alone, you should be very careful.
VH Jan 21 @ 9:23am 
Do not download this, it contains the infamous Occamy trojan.Just as @spaz said.
crossmeadow Jan 11 @ 3:10pm 
I would really like to install that mods but thats virustotal saying about the setup.exe i downloaded via magnet torrent. https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/f5321a57812868ac5f5c55543a9981fa8a5aab21b900b521d4a61478354a2354/detection
Pup Yngvi Jan 11 @ 5:57am 
Google Drive Download Link does not work and from the comments below I am wondering how accurate this edition is. I finally got my original to work well and am afraid to make any changes. Almost noticing that whole like of Malware someone got.
OneShotPaddy Jan 10 @ 2:42pm 
@spaz thank you for sharing. I was almost considering going through this until I saw your comment. The fact that you have to go through so much work to install malware on your own PC is a major slap in the face. Insult to injury :) .
smarm Jan 7 @ 11:41am 
v3nom* Dec 29, 2020 @ 11:35pm 
hey, is it possible to increase enemies lvl? or do i need to enable NPC Autolvling? THx
TooSpooks 👻 Dec 27, 2020 @ 2:22am 
Hello,

Currently running the 1.7 version of the mod and found that the resolution does not go up to 3840x2160, tops out around 2000 x something. If I manually set it in the config it wont load and running windowed mode seems to load up the same size no matter what resolution is set. Problem with running a lower resolution fullscreen is that my cursor wont work, only works on windowed. Any fixes? Thanks!