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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

Greetings,

The full protectors campaign is not yet released. Indeed one current ending is achieved by reaching the ssrathi island. Same goes with chapters, we release new ones every patch or so. Custom chapters are fan-made. The official one that comes with the installation (The Duernothian Cult) is just one pack. In the future you will be able to separately install more custom chapters from the fanbase kind of like a DLC.
Perks have been changed recently and will continue to do so. In the latest release version (0.8.8) you can only invest AP in one or two perks, depending on hero class and proficiency. Proficiency itself levels up with your hero level (so Spellcasting proficiency increases as your hero increases, with no need to invest AP). The other perks, such as Good/Evil can now only be affected by certain actions and events, such as destroying shrines, completing quests and missions or making dialogue choices.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

Seems like a saving error. Are you running the game as admin (needs access to write files in documents folder and registry)? Have you tried playing with other heroes?

Thankfully version 0.8.9 has external config files saved, so this issue will no longer be present in future patches.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

Unpack them in the main game directory (usually in C:\Program Files\The Protectors)

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ TPC beta v0.8.8 FULL

Currently no.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

If it freezes then there is a bug. Any suspicions on why it is doing that?

To force-close the game, you can just blindly navigate through task manager with your keyboard. Practice a bit with the game closed. It is annoying for us devs too, but that's the way I do it when I crash-test without the debugger.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ Ballistae barricade

Don't worry. You will.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ Warlords Battlecry III

You must run the game in compatibility mode for windows xp.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

It should still work on Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later.

EDIT: Nice profile pic.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

You can also hack the campaign file (The Protectors/English/Custom_chapter.xcr) with an xcr editor and edit the global.var file so that the global episode variable is high enough to progress the story. Through trial and error and constant resets of the chapter you will be able to continue. But I highly recommend the first option with cheat codes.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

The secret exit to the maze is in the western part of the map. You just need to bring the chameleons there (it is a dead-end). An event will trigger which will auto-save and load the game, now with the terrain changed so it is not a dead-end, but a path with many undead warriors and towers, ending with a dragon lair. However, the invisible chameleons will still be detected by the towers (due to new changes) which makes the game winnable only by using iamatank cheat and reaching the exit. This is the bug of the maze that will probably be fixed by removing the towers. Additionally, you can use the cheat code iamaseer to reveal the whole map and better orient yourself. Winning the scenario in this method will unlock new locations on the world map and allow the continuation of the chapter.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

Run regedit.exe, browse to CURRENT_USER->Software->The Protectors->Options and set the default res to 1. You can modify other options from there as well, without using the game.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

To everyone having problems with installing the game, just run the exes (or msis)provided in the archive and follow the steps on the screen. The same goes for installing the patches consecutively. All packs have auto-installers that just need to be run.

For manual installation you just need to extract all the cab files in the same folder. Only some unpackers are able to do that though, IzArc being one of them.

If there are other problems, please refer to this guide: The-protectors.forumstopic.com

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

Moral of the story: do not try to farm items.

Jokes aside, we have received other reports of this situation and concluded that it is indeed a bug. We will try to fix it in future patches.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

The MFC Security Update warning is to be ignored. The installation works without it.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

You should just run the installer next to the cab file (exe or msi). Alternatively, you can indeed manually install the update by extracting the cab file in the game's main directory. That is all.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ That was a heroic effort!

The side's team number and hero race.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ TPC beta v0.8.8 FULL

Restarting your PC fixes it. Check The-protectors.forumstopic.com

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ TPC beta v0.8.8 FULL

Fixed in patch 0.8.8a

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

Version 0.8.8a will be released this week! Here is the current changelog: Docs.google.com

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

Might be a bug. My suggestion is to retry until a fix is released.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

Not possible in current version, sorry XD

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

The family reunited bonus will only be triggered in the main campaign, affecting the companion Esgaleth (and co.) after doing her series of sides quests. In the chapter it is there just to anticipate the story (and give hope to the player that there is a way...).

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

Wild Bolt always causes a crash in 0.8.8. This has been fixed in patch 0.8.8a which will soon be released.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

If the units are invisible, run the game in compatibility mode for windows xp.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

Currently some user can't open the game, so there is a registry fix which might help as well.
Using regedit, HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->The Protectors->Options Change the ResolutionSelected value to 01 00 00 00 and windowed value to 00

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

Hello,

Thank you for your kind words.

We will be launching chapters for each race (not including the Dragonlords) with each major version. They are all planned to conclude with the initiation of The Protectors Campaign (some of the characters from the chapters are present in the main campaign already, with their stats taken from the level ups invested by the player in the actual chapters). I can say the next chapter will be presenting the Daemon race.

As for other chapters regarding the beautiful Etherian lore, anyone can create custom chapters (C. Chapters) and we will gladly help in publishing them and/or providing required information. We already have The Duernothian Cult released, describing the events that lead to the formation of the Dark Dwarves, and we have a few others prepared for release.

As for hints about gameplay, I'll let the fans state their opinions and experience. On our discord channel people are also publishing articles on this subject, so it might be worth checking that out: Discord.gg

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

The loading screen image was taken from a 0.8.8 casual match. Expect a hotfix soon, as a patch, not a full version.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

Not unless someone with know-how volunteers to keep it up to date.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

Hello, this sounds like a hero data corruption. Please send us the files for inspection.

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Patrick_Winekiller
Patrick_Winekiller @ The Protectors

Hello, there is an outdated version of TPC translated, feel free to contribute: The-protectors.forumstopic.com

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