Arcanum

Arcanum

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

Latest version: 1.8.0.0
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
Download / .torrent / Magnet link:
6DD2305552DAE4077121CF5C7AD01F5CC26FA121
Google Drive:
drive.google.com/file/d/1CHBpOBVmgUN-TT6AZVJpheejAdu-u-3j

1. Install original Arcanum in Steam
2. Delete folder '...\steamapps\common\Arcanum\Arcanum'
3. Run 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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365 Comments
arhum Jan 1 @ 5:23am 
please update your shit as multiple people have commented that it takes very invasive and malware like behaviors like switching to russian keyboard, thanks.
✪ Kiba Coyote ✪ Dec 15, 2023 @ 11:08am 
its still is really fucking invasive and shouldnt be allowed at all
✪ Kiba Coyote ✪ Dec 15, 2023 @ 11:07am 
the way to remove the russian keyboard from my computer was to literally install it from the additional languages area where you install new languages then clicking to remove it
roger_harrington Dec 8, 2023 @ 5:05am 
After installing, the game crashes without showing anything when activated through the configurator. After seeing ZumZoom's comments, I'm going to try again from scratch.
roger_harrington Dec 8, 2023 @ 5:03am 
To turn off the ENG icon (or the Russian language equivalent), right click anywhere on an empty area of the taskbar to get taskbar settings. You may need to scroll up some, but there should be a "link" called "Turn system icons on or off". Left-click and then turn off the "input indicator" icon.

I too was a little worried when I initially saw it. Since you do have a choice between Russian and English, I can see why the icon is there when the configuration program is running. But when the program isn't running, it should be turned off automatically.
AeroVento Nov 11, 2023 @ 11:46am 
Windows Defender flagged the Config.exe as a threat and now it won't stop hassling me about it.
RealDoll Deluxe Oct 18, 2023 @ 6:18pm 
Switches the keyboard to Russian and doesn't launch. First part; not great to be doing things like that. Second part; don't know what went wrong and not worth investigating at this point.
Z80 Oct 1, 2023 @ 8:33pm 
went to settings.. changed everything to english.. checked the 'do not create sub folder' box then installed.. no problem.. runs great. thankx. (gog version)
ZumZoom Aug 18, 2023 @ 7:11am 
Following this instruction - In Directory line input the way: '...\steamapps\common\Arcanum\Arcanum' breaks the installation. The installer creates another subfolder Arcanum Multiverse Edition, contents of which need to be moved one folder up.:steamfacepalm:
Jaylo Aug 4, 2023 @ 7:22am 
WARNING: Every time the game is started with this mod your keyboard gets changed to russian language without your permission.
This is invasive and should not be allowed!