Sorry Spiffy. I think your situation may be the norm rather than the exception.
I appreciate you getting the thing uploaded D.E.
Since I was at work when this was posted, here's the basics:
All the secondary dialogs for the residents of Brandybuck. (For now)
The hobbit-hole purchase was expanded into the "Where's Frigo?" runaround.
Three new hobbit-holes.
A new side-quest from Brandybuck to Cattan.
Ship passage to and from the island.
The Plainwicke Plantation - the first scripted adventure on Cattan.
Restoration of the lost Machined Plate benefits.
Addition of a merchant in trouble at Black Root.
Two new opening splashes.
Added townmaps (the over-head view) for most of the new areas.
Boosted the Bogarath on Thanatos to level 50.
Prior release "Build Logs" added to the Shrouded Hills Library.
And an assortment of small debugs for errors discovered in the last release.
#1 - I forgot to turn off the map-marking script. If having most, if not all locations marked from the beginning bothers you, delete the Arcanum5.dat, and download this directly into your Sierra/Arcanum folder.
You will need to start a new game if you do this.
This mod is not compatible with most other hacks including the Dark Magic and the Level 127.
I recommend not adding any as I kept everything I could that wouldn't cause a conflict.
This mod has proven to be incompatible with warzed versions of the game.
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.
If this is of interest to you, then you will need:
1) A fresh, clean copy of Arcanum
2) The Arcanum_EN_126.96.36.199 patch
3) The AWIP3-0.exe
Install Arcanum and patch.
Create a temporary file inside the game. "New Folder" works.
Download the AWIP3-0.exe directly into your Sierra/Arcanum/New Folder.
Double-click on the AWIP3-0.exe to extract the files within.
Follow the directions in the !!ReadMe!!.txt
A:WIP 2.2 players: Included in the !!!ReadMe!!! is instructions to give you your best chance to use an old save.
The first clue for a successful install would be behind your PC at the crash site.
There will be a small wood chest with a book inside just behind and to the right.
Special thanks to the Administrators of The House of Lords for graciously hosting this unfinished expansion pack; 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!