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About mike57

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  1. I checked the smith arts on every character I run. While Flix version gives the advertised abilities, your version gives randomized abilities. Workaround for me is to put something in and if it is something I don't like, I rinse and repeat before finalizing it. I added the difference in both versions for making it easier to find the source (at least I hope it will help). Something else I've discovered happens to both additions. Thus I believe it might be a problem from the game. I run this on one laptop and the other version on a second PC. The laptop has a second screen attached (the ori
  2. PowerPyx was running the RAD website. I was there - not very often, but every now and then. We spread to other games as well: Guild Wars, Rappelz - just a lot of different games. Some were to be explorers in the world of gaming and they introduced us to that games or commented on it. Often we created our own guilds in those games. But many moved on and that seems to have happened to this website as well. I was defaulted to be leader of our Guild Wars 1 guild because of game mechanics and because of other members not showing up for years. --- Life happens. Well, I'm single and retired. Bes
  3. I had some minor problems. - Temple Guardian - Battle Extension - the animated sounds of this battle skill were played either twice (creating an echo) or delayed. In any case it played after the animation was done. - Smith (at least in Sloeford) - the name of his skill don't do anything for me (I do not recognize them for what they might be), but the description shown off at the smithy is not the description that is put into the item slot. I'm still around Sloeford (which I play with all chars simultanously) thus I cannot say more. The above mentioned problems don't bother me mu
  4. I only played the game in German, but I remember him well. He was standing on the south bridge leading to Porto Draco. It's an auto-starting quest. He challenges you for a fight to get past him. You might kill him, but NOT to kill him is the answer to solve the quest. A lady is coming from the Porto Draco side and she talks to you and thanks you for not killing him, because he is a bit confused. That's it. Maybe you will be able to find and check / produce a log with this information. I'm not sure but it could be that the quest will vanish, if you take a northern access to the town.
  5. I'll take the risk and I have started already. For now I have added the vanilla drop to the 160 patch. As I have not progressed so far with my current roster it might not have any weird results. For taking the full EE I'll finish my current runs, but that will take a lot of time. On the other hand I switched to english on the GOG loader and that may have screwed up my installation for the Addendum. GOG did a new install, I should have switched to English ingame. I thought nothing of it first. I reinstalled the 160 patch and was told that some files were missing (musiqch2, if I remember ri
  6. Then I will try the vanilla drops for now. I understand it to take effect after installation and that no new game has to be started. About the changes: Well, I read the descriptions and the way I understand it, the Addendum fits my current desires more. Therefor I put my preference there. In the end I might have to check for myself and try different installations. That is possible for me, because I have 2 machines that can run the game. Thus I take one for the Addendum and one for the EE. Is the EE compatible with German? Can I add the vanilla drop to it? Will I have to start anew? If the
  7. What languages are currently supported or will be supported when finished? I'm playing in German now. I could play in English without any problems. Currently I tend to like the Addendum more than EE. I prefer bug fixing and not making the game more difficult or look different (that is done more in EE, but in the Addendum too (like mounts)). For any installation instructions I would like to know how to switch off or reduce the fan drops and how to increase the char specific set drop. That would make things perfect for me. - It is not necessary to get anything done according MY wi
  8. I am a male and I was born 1957 and my real name is Michael - thus you have anything that you can derive from my username explained. I was a professional programmer (for host with language COBOL and for an insurance company). I was a gamer right from the start when PCs were introduced. The job was ended - I'm retired now, but I will never retire from gaming. As a German I was introduced to my first Multiplayer game via Sacred, Sacred+ and Sacred Underworld. I joined a community that was called RAD community. The abbreviation is a "bike" in German. But it was shorthand for "rüstige al
  9. I'd like the fixes most of all. Before anyone is going to start changing things, I would like a very high priority on stability. (As a former programmer I would add that changing programming is not considered to be a very safe operation by me.) Secondary would be my wish to get more vanilla stuff (in order to get those full sets) and removing fanmade items (just because I like good items, but I don't like overpowered items). If the drops would be more char-aligned I would like that too (not every player likes to play any char - although I do). If these secondary changes could be made with
  10. oh, don't worry. I'm a German and I played the game and it's predecessor quite a lot. I just had some problems to get it running under the new Win systems and with the DRM. When your harddisk fails, you just have no way to remove the DRM automatically. And although I'm a professional programmer of 30 years on host computers, I'm not a technical geek. At the same time my first stop to get help (the RAD community) is out of work currently. I was a member of that community for several years and played with some of them on Ascaron's servers when multiplayer was still offered. It was some
  11. To me that sounds like there are 2 solutions: 1. Wait for the next patch (I don't know any schedule for that - thus this does not work for some time) 2. Refresh the game (as it happens after switching chars, this would refer to a new start of the game - worst would be a restart of the PC) --- I can live with that. Final observation: it's good to know a reason.
  12. I'm running the GOG version and used the CM Patch on a Win 10 machine. When I'm playing for some time I experience some lag. The lag is like entering a new zone (like a dungeon) and than it takes several seconds for the enemies to spawn. Or like a new shadow warrior getting out of his crypt and the graves cannot be touched. Then suddenly for some short time I can touch some graves. Then it switches those graves off again. (BTW I played another character for some hours before creating this one.) What may cause this and what can I do to fix it or circumvent it? - I don't like to tweak
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