Presented for your game-playing enjoyment is the latest version of A:WIP. Click here for the Changelog! 2/14/10: Due to hardware shortcomings, this project is on hold until I can afford better equipment. Known problems: Brandybuck - If you visit Frigo's farm (with the tobacco) before attempting to buy the hobbit-hole, there is a 1 in 10 chance that Frigo will not appear when he's supposed to. Cause unknown. Solution: Either replay from an earlier save or exit the town at the For Sale place, advance time one day, re-enter the town, read the sign, and talk to the man in blue. This has routinely worked for me. Plainwicke - Rough, choppy dialog. This is a condensed version of what's to come. Some dialog links will need to be followed twice to learn everything. Contrary to an earlier report, the new follower will not be joining you on this adventure. His dialog explains why. Vormantown - Talk to everyone! Occasionally the trap door from the Vorman Mansion refused to function properly if I overlooked the groundskeeper. A random glitch - cause unknown. One solution: Before you report to Shackleford to get your reward for completing the two quests, exit the manor and save to a new slot. This way, if the trapdoor doesn’t work, you can easily try again. The Pyrotechnic Bow - The schematic still will not recognize store-bought Fire Obstruction but will allow use of made Obstruction. I’ve removed store-bought Obstruction from all the inventories, but there might still be a placed one somewhere in the game. Directions: A:WIP 4.0 and newer Players - Delete the Arcanum.exe, Arcanum5.dat, and the Arcanum.patch1 files, and double-click the Drog'sCleanCache.bat before installing this update. Also - It's doubtful you'll be able to use your old saves so expect to start a new game. A:WIP 2.2 and 3.0 players: You will not be able to use a saved game with this release. There are just too many changes. Completely uninstall your current game and start fresh. 1) You will need a fresh, clean copy of Arcanum and the 188.8.131.52_EN patch. 2) When the install is finished, delete the Sierra/Arcanum/Arcanum.exe. 3) Download the AWIP6.0.exe - available here: http://www.terra-arcanum.com/downloads/arcanum/rroyo/AWIP6.0.exe - directly into your Sierra/Arcanum folder and double-click to extract the files. 4) Move the Arcanum.PATCH1 to the Sierra/Arcanum/modules folder. 5) Start the game. The first clue for a successful install will be a small brown chest with a book inside just behind and to the right of your PC at the crash site. 6) If you don't see a small brown chest, exit the game, double-click the Drog'sCleanCache.bat and restart. ****************** A small update: Having just added a ton of new backgrounds, including those from the Homebrew Backgrounds thread, I imagine a few people would like to see how well their creation fares in the Arcanum enviroment. So - Either rename or delete your existing Arcanum5.dat. Download this: http://www.terra-arcanum.com/downloads/ ... canum5.dat directly into its place (Sierra\Arcanum). Double-click the Drog'sCleanCache.bat. And start a new game and enjoy! If anyone's interested, here's a text list of all the backgrounds that are available in my hack. http://rapidshare.com/files/266888865/B ... d_list.txt ************************* Just so we're clear on things, to make this hack work, you'll need to keep the following in mind: 1) This hack has several modifications built into it, like the cargo hold, the Molochean Hand and Orc Bandit hacks, and the background mod - among others. This required some fine-tuning and sacrifices to make these work together without conflict. 2) I strongly recommend NOT attempting to add any additional hacks or mods to this hack. That includes the Level 127 hack, Drog's "Extra Pack", and the Dark Magic hack. Sorry. 3) This hack contains many elements of Drog Black Tooth's Unofficial Arcanum Patch. DO NOT attempt to use a complete bug-fix with this as a unit. The built-in mods in this hack make the two incompatable - as complete units. In addition, the two unpack to the same locations. 4) This hack has proven to be incompatible with warzed and/or no-cd* versions of the game. If you are attempting to use either of these, at best, you might see the new splashes. * The No-CD Arcanum.exe included with this is an exception because it was modified to work with the Arcanum patch. Special thanks to the Administrators of The House of Lords for graciously hosting this unfinished expansion pack, all those who made custom content I could use, and to everyone willing to voice an opinion about my efforts. For any comments, questions, criticisms, or praise, I can be reached here at Terra-Arcanum. Enjoy the adventures!