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    Making Ancaria great again

    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 without touching the code - I'll prefer and appreciate it. As I hate work that isn't necessary (I'm just lazy) and I hate possible problems even more. I currently have the CM patch applied and nothing else. I would prefer to be able to get just 1 patch (even if some files are copies). 1 for the patch as it is, 1 for the fixes plus vanilla (the way I explained in the part above). Thus I could select just one patch and be done with it. That would be my vote. As there are conflicting interests by the former patch partners, I would not like to mess with the current patch (especially not in coding issues). I guess it should be kept as it is - should reduce possible tensions as well. And I would not like to take sides. All people involved have made a remarkable contribution and made the game more playable. Thank you!!!!!!!
  2. 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 funny time. Thus I'm just returning to one of the games that got me into online gaming (back in the days). It's still attractive to me. Even now or maybe because of now!?
  3. 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.
  4. 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 the installation much. Although I should be ok with it. I'm not without any experience in gaming (and I played Sacred 1 and 2 several years ago).