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 Subject :Re:I wish there were hints and tips for the seven curses of uma!.. 10-11-2012 11:33:49 
vivien
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Topic : I wish there were hints and tips for the seven curses of uma!

I've tried daggers too and I can't try arrows as I need to be holding a torch in my left hand but I'll try the axes as well!
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 Subject :Re:I wish there were hints and tips for the seven curses of uma!.. 08-11-2012 20:49:15 
Foucter
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Topic : I wish there were hints and tips for the seven curses of uma!

I have not played that one, but I did read that camera view was important, so maybe spinning the camera around to see if there's something you're not seeing from your current angle.

You mention hitting the tree with magic; maybe an arrow?  Throwing axe or dagger?  Pilgrim was pretty devious with his machines, as I recall.  But there must a clue somewhere.

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 Subject :Re:I wish there were hints and tips for the seven curses of uma!.. 08-11-2012 00:09:19 
vivien
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Topic : I wish there were hints and tips for the seven curses of uma!

SEVEN CURSES OF UMA: If anybody has played the seven curses of uma, i would appreciate their help as I'm stuck on level 17 with no way across the island to level 18! I can see a tree which i assumed needed to be attacked to make a bridge as usual but it's not working; i've tried hitting it with everything: magic missliles, magic bombs, fireballs, sparks, the tree is not falling to make the bridge so there's no way to get the crystal of compassion!!
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 Subject :Re:Need help on The Avenger.. 02-11-2012 00:51:29 
Foucter
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Topic : Need help on The Avenger

Yeah, I still check in here a couple times a week.  I'm glad you had fun with Avenger.  It was an eight year labor of love that I was happy to have finished.

Yes, often teleporting is a bad thing in the Avenger, but there is one place that you have to teleport to get inside.  Only one.  8)

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 Subject :Re:Need help on The Avenger.. 26-10-2012 21:26:51 
vivien
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Topic : Need help on The Avenger

Wow, I'm not the only one reading these old posts!! Thanks, Foucter for making this awesome quest!! I played the beta long looong ago and was really happy when i found the finished version! I've dabbled with the Quest Editor and statemachines and such so I KNOW all the hard work and thought that has gone into making this quest and the story is interesting too!! I've noticed the extra effort put in here as well such as no cheating by teleporting (my kids and I did that in many quests and especially in Elric's Legacy to get that 200+ ring!) I DO save before opening doors and coffins and I pay attention to what the NPCs are saying!!
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 Subject :Re:Need help on The Avenger.. 25-10-2012 02:57:07 
Foucter
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Topic : Need help on The Avenger

Whoa!  This topic is from way back!  But here is my response for future wonderings.

For the record, you were warned by the Ghost NOT to touch the coffins or bad things would happen.  It would have been wisdom to SAVE before doing anything foolhardy; then click on the coffin and see what happens.

The Key in question is not the problem because it is only used once.  What you can't see is that when a coffin is opened, an invisible barrier blocks the doorway so you can't escape your doom.  But... if the coffin is closed again, the barrier dissolves.  What happened above is that the coffin was opened, sealing the room, and that the exit teleporter was used to escape the monster.  In that instance, there is no way to get back into that chamber.  It's not bad coding, it's a poor choice by the player.

Now the question might be why I did it that way.  Well, when I playtested my own game, I found it very easy to open the coffin, run out the door, and shoot the monster down from a distance, thus negating the consequence of my action in ignoring the Ghost's warning.  So, I made it more binding, since you can't easily run away.  It's about choices you see.

L8r,

Foucter

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 Subject :I wish there were hints and tips for the seven curses of uma!.. 23-10-2012 02:11:29 
vivien
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Topic : I wish there were hints and tips for the seven curses of uma!

I'm finding it rather hard! The quest is really awesome and I can see how much work has gone into making it! Thanks Pilgrim!!

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 Subject :Re:Need help on The Avenger.. 23-10-2012 01:56:06 
vivien
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Topic : Need help on The Avenger

But won't the teleport pad on the left get you in again?
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 Subject :Re:Seven Curses of Uma quest crashes on me.. 23-10-2012 01:42:57 
vivien
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Topic : Seven Curses of Uma quest crashes on me

That happened to me too a couple of times, but I was finally able to play by starting the game and quickly leaving the town. I tried to open the inventory in Ardyl and it was working fine so I ran back to town and it didn't crash after that! The quest is awesome and requires a lot of patience!  I hope this helps!!

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 Subject :Re:Re:Few questions.. 05-10-2012 00:58:33 
Psycomatrix
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Topic : Few questions

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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 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:Few questions.. 19-09-2012 21:00:57 
Mizu
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Topic : Few questions

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:My method for earning gold (can be considered as a cheat...).. 19-09-2012 17:02:45 
azzy9
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Topic : My method for earning gold (can be considered as a cheat...)

seems like alot of hard work, i prefer the method of just creating new characters to steal thier stuff then dispose of the character (Steal characters books as they are worth the most). it's a great way to start your main characters off.
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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 :My method for earning gold (can be considered as a cheat...).. 18-09-2012 09:20:43 
Mizu
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Topic : My method for earning gold (can be considered as a cheat...)

I have seen few gold earning guides / cheats but haven't seen one that I have been using so I'd like to share it. It can be used by Assasin/Thief with Theft skill (two other skills that can help a lot are Trade and Identification).

This method becomes more effective at higher levels / harder difficulties where stole stuff is more valuable and in just an hour or two it is possible to earn ~5 000 000 - 10 000 000 at higher levels, and quite easily. Everything in this guide applies to low level characters too but only difference will be amount of earned money. Numbers are only for example purpose.

So, first you need is Assasin/Thief with Theft skill. This guide assumes you also have Trade and Identification.

Go to Town and click Q for Quick Save, now we need to find NPC in Town that has most valuable item, use Theft on Town people to see item they have, if you get too many 'missed' messages and can't try anymore then Load your save and try again, repeat this as many times as necessary until you have either checked all Town people or have found one who has valuable item. I wouldn't waste time on Chicken, it only has egg.

Item is considered as valuable when it has high value per square (for example item that takes one square room in inventory (amulet etc.) and has value of 5000 Gold is more valuable than piece of armor that takes 6 squares room in inventory and has value of 25 000 Gold). Items that has value higher than 10 000 per each square can be considered very valuable. Personally I think value also depends on your level and difficulty level, more valuable can be found later in game.

If you fail to find NPC with item you like then start a new game and try again.

So now we have found person (lets call him Ray or Edward) with valuable item. Lets imagine this item takes 2 squares room and gives us 3000 Gold each (even with our current Trade skill). Basically we are now stealing same item again and again until we are happy. How? We steal it, click Q for quick save, Load a game that we just saved, steal same item again (loading a game gives us new chance to steal, we don't get message "don't steal this person anymore"), Q, load, steal, Q, load, steal..

You can fill your inventory (it is possible to get 4*6 = 24 items, 24*3000 = 72000 Gold, in our previous example to inventory) and then start dropping those new items on ground. Do no worry, no one in town will ever notice there are few hundred shields, axes, amulets, suits, etc.. laying on ground.

There are two ways that can make this even more efficient.
1) Make another character (either Warrior or Thief for Trade) and let him/her carry some of your items.
2) Try to get NPC "stuck" between you, Perry the Publican and table that is next to Perry. When NPC is stuck there then it is easier to steal from same NPC during longer time frame.

Now combine these two ways. Assasin/Thief is keeping NPC stuck and stealing stuff, each time you steal item you give it to other character (or after Identifying it if other character is Warrior), once other character has full inventory then he/she sells all those items, takes money to bank and will be ready for new items. Remember to enable solo mode so Assasin/Thief can stay at same place and keep NPC stuck while other character is running around selling stuff.

If you are able to find small item with high value then this method can be extremely effective. If there is item you like then you can keep one for yourself after you are done with getting gold.

 

 

If you have questions about this method or need clarification or want me to provide screenshots etc. then please post here. Any kind of feedback is very welcome.

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 Subject :Re:Few questions.. 18-09-2012 08:17:32 
Mizu
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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.. 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 :Few questions.. 17-09-2012 23:26:00 
Mizu
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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 :Darkstone Tutorials.. 17-09-2012 20:30:16 
azzy9
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Hi all, I have just made two darkstone tutorials and just wondering what you guys think, they can be seen at these links.

Vol. 1 Installation on 64 bit systems:

http://www.mediafire.com/view/?yeqfggtc0nn2dh2

Vol. 2 Enable indeo 5 Codec:

http://www.mediafire.com/view/?g7k09v6ccer0lbi

 

your comments will be helpful

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 Subject :Re:Darkstone movies.. 12-09-2012 01:43:24 
azzy9
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Welcome to the Darkstone database Rogal,

"I have just tested it and it now works, but I had trouble with the video. I looked up the codec and it uses the Indeo 5 codec. i managed to re-enable this within CCCP (might have to do a guide to show people)"

The codec for the video is old and unused. the codec is called Indeo 5. when I get time i will make a guide to show how i got it re-enabled on my 64 bit installation of 7 using CCCP. I do not know if this would work but you could make your own blank videos with the same file names to replace the current darkstone files.

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