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 Subject :Few questions.. 17-09-2012 23:26:00 
Mizu
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Joined: 15-09-2012 18:04:34
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Location: Finland

Heya! I just registered here few days ago and thought I could post a message too.. and I have few things to say.

1) Quite a long time (can't even remember how many years ago) I found Darkstone demo (with a friend) and we played it quite a while until we got full version of Darkstone on our hands (but I'm quite sure it wasn't patched version). I have always enjoyed playing Assasin and friend was playing Wizard. Our characters grow quite strong and we had great items.. my favorite throwing axe had Stone Curse enchantment and shield had Spell Duration Increased enhantment.. and friend's Wizard was quite powerful with his own stuff. Well, I have lost that old character long time ago (and few other characters during years have passed) and just recently made new Assasin to play with.

2) Haven't tried multiplayer much during all those years, mostly because of lack of other players. Actually only person I have played it with has been that friend I mentioned earlier. How large (or small) playerbase there is for Darkstone? Is it easy to find people for multiplayer in these days?

3) How active this forum might be?

4) Is it okay to write some notes, advice or maybe even guides about Darkstone here?

5) Earlier today I tried to start multiplayer game (New Game -> Multiplayer) but whole game crashed right after clicking it. Couldn't even get to see Host/Join -menu. Tried to repeat it few times but without any luck. Any idea what might be wrong there and any ideas how to fix it? I have no idea why it won't work and if any additional information is needed to solve this then I'll do my best to provide more information.

 

And thank you for welcoming me here!

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 Subject :Re:Few questions.. 18-09-2012 01:46:08 
azzy9
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Welcome to the Darkstone database Mizu,

1) it's good that you enjoy playing darkstone and it does suck when you lose you old characters.

2) the playerbase isn't that large due to being an old game but you can find people sometimes on programs such as gamespy arcade and game ranger.

3) Not that active but the most active darkstone forum i have seen since the game is so old. there may be a new active forum that has been inspred by the GOG (Good Old Games) release of darkstone, yet I have not seen any.

4) yes it is.

5) only suggestions i can think of is due to compatibility, the IPX will be disabled by the O/S if you are jusig vista or above due to them not natively supporting it yet it should be able to load the TCP/IP protocol. i would try using program to set the game up for you (see point 2)

Hope this helps

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 Subject :Re:Few questions.. 18-09-2012 08:17:32 
Mizu
Darkstoner
Joined: 15-09-2012 18:04:34
Posts: 4
Location: Finland

Looks like I somehow fixed that last problem, I disabled compatibility mode from program properties and this time game didn't crash when I clicked 'multiplayer' text. After that it lets me choose character, IPX option is disabled but can click TCP/IP option and then I see Create a Session (Load a Session which is disabled) and Join a Session. Next problem is probably lack of people to play it with in multiplayer.

But I wonder why compatibility mode was preventing it..

 

Another question.. can multiplayer be used for selling items between players? For example one player gives other a item (weapon, armor, etc.) and other player gives X amount of gold for it? Does bank work in multiplayer (can you withdraw / deposit)? I guess I mean that does items that have been gotten during multiplayer stay with player when starting new single player game?

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 Subject :Re:Few questions.. 19-09-2012 17:00:12 
azzy9
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good you found what the problem was. you can sell items in multiplayer but it would have to be with people you trust as the only way is for them to drop the item and for you to drop the money and you both collect what the other has dropped. when you play multiplayer everything pretty much stays the same except playing with other people, so you keep eveything you earned when you play single player (Except quest items which dissappear from your inventory when leaving the game)
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 Subject :Re:Few questions.. 19-09-2012 21:00:57 
Mizu
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Joined: 15-09-2012 18:04:34
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Location: Finland

Okay, thank you.
Currently my character is doing quite fine and is missing only few very important items that I'd like him to have (and some less important items).

I guess I could also add some information about my character. Have been playing him quite a lot during last few days and he is level 54 right now. I uploaded attachment image about him which shows his current stats (at least I believe I uploaded it).

Information that can't be seen on image:
Helmet: 12 AC / 75 DUR / 32% Armour
Shield: 8 AC / 35 DUR / Spell Duration Increased
Throwing Axe: 30-35 DMG / 63 DUR / Fastest Attack
Both amulets are +17 to all attributes amulets, rings are +15 - +20 to all attributes rings.

If someone has Throwing Axe with 27-32 base dmg (140 dexterity) & at least 112 durability and which has at least with Stone Curse enchantment and is willing to sell it for me via multiplayer then I'd appreciate it a lot.

There are few reasons why I enjoy playing assasin. One reason is that they are better at magic compared to warriors (faster casting even during combat and they also get more mana from magic compared to warriors). They have projectile weapons which helps with killing monsters from distance (Goblins are often running away, I have no reason to run after them). I really like combination of powerful fighter with magical abilities, for example once Absorption spell level is high enough then it doesn't only regenerate health points but also mana points (I believe it's either from 4th or 5th book). This way I can quite easily keep mana full for casting Absorption, Berserker, Reflections, Night Vision and Detection spells anytime. Silence helps with losing monsters on sight if I'm in danger.

Ohh, I just thought another question. I have never actually tried it but if you get enough (at least 100%) all resistance (for example from rings/amulets) then does it prevent you from getting poisoned and getting hurt from spells that monsters are casting on you? I have always kept using +attribute amulets and rings in slots so have never thought much about this...



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 Subject :Re:Few questions.. 20-09-2012 14:54:55 
azzy9
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Hi Mizu, Yo have a strong character there, mine is currently weak since i have had no time to play darkstone recently. I usually use +all attribute items so i do not know either and there isn't much online when searching.
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 Subject :Re:Re:Few questions.. 05-10-2012 00:58:33 
Psycomatrix
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Hi and welcome! :) As you reach higher levels you should switch those rings for +%to hit and +%damage. As your stats are getting higher the +to all attributes are getting relativly weaker. Don't remember how the resistance rings worked though. I have a character with max resistance but it's been a while since I played. Perhaps it's time again :D
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