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Thanks for trying the game!
BTW - don't ever equip the cursed rings! (just sell them) there is a bug where your mana etc can go negative and you won't be able to use magic.
I will sort out another patch to fix a few things found since the last patch at some point.
Until you find all the necessary runes to cast "control object" use one of the 3 scrolls of control object on the shelf in her library! - Also never equip a ring of cursed magic as it continues to deplete your magic past zero right now and things mess up!
Claiming that the Arx End of Sun 1.4 patch is malware is complete and utter codswallop!
I have just re-downloaded the patch and scanned it with Sophos, Kaspersky and Vipre. No issues found. I extracted the patch and repeated the scan on the files. No issues found.
The patch has been downloaded over 200 times and noone else has reported any issues.
I think we got to the bottom of this now!
Don't equip any "cursed" rings! it is more obvious with the health ones as you receive damage when they drain you. However the mana one quietly drains your mana and because of what appears to be a bug does not stop when your mana reaches zero resulting in large negative mana depending on how long you have it equipped for!
Hold down casting button do you hear the magic mode droan sound?
Try to cast any rune like Aam - do you hear a voice say Aam? do you see words on the hud as you move the mouse like North, South etc?
Do you have the magic trail affect and the pentagram appear?
BTW casting magic missile or fire ball missile does not fire the missile like in Arx1 it selects it as a new weapon that you can then shoot with the fire key - its a bit more FPS that Arx1 in that respect.
What level are you?
Added skills to magic and bow projectiles?
Keep shooting him with magic and arrows.
If you are a high level with decent projectile and magic skills it won't take long to bring him down.
Getting close up with melee weapons will be more risky!
1) Read the manual that comes with the game the section on magic is quite thorough.
2) You have enough mana? blue orb on the HUD is full?
3) You have actually found the runes needed for the spell?
If you have all the needed runes then the spell will be listed in a bright green font not black.
You can see what runes you have as they will be coloured and not grey.
You asked where it was so I explained. I said I didn't know how far through the game you are so it was not possible to know whether you were supposed to get it yet. I still don't because you did not tell me.
Trying to help without too many spoilers.
Has the friend snake moved to the commanders room? - if not then you don't need to get the battery yet. You need to destroy all 4 portals first.
Have you got all the runes needed to cast telekinesis?
You will need to cast telekinesis several times and use the rocks clockwise and anti-clockwise round the pillar to rise up.
It is possible I have completed it several times! one scroll of telekinesis is not enough.
For now type "noclip" in the console so you can pass through walls and escape any place where you are trapped. Type "noclip" again in the console to turn it off.
BTW please do not use "noclip" often or you will break parts of the game. Triggers do not trigger when you use it and the game needs triggers to work.
The power cell is in the abandoned mine. I don't know how far through the game you are but you probably can't get it until near the end. Look up high near the big round pillar! - Its where the cut scene camera shows you when you enter the main mine cave!
If only you could cast a spell like telekinesis and use the rocks to rise up and round that pillar?
Thanks for trying the game and finishing it and taking trouble to provide feedback we appreciate it!
The game comes with an HTML manual that explains what all the skills and stats do check out the Windows programs menu - I agree they would be very confusing using the interface alone!
There are skills to make the player mover quicker and make his magic more powerful and a bunch of other things!
Thanks again for playing the game :D
Bug confirmed, the map trigger brushes should have been trigger_multiple not trigger_once
Pull up the game console with ctrl+alt+tilde
To open the door into the main crypt type minus quotes:
If you have already completed the main crypt and want to access the shortcut door type (note this is cheating if you have not completed the main crypt route):
We have released a patch for the initial beta release that resolves all serious issues reported so far.
The beta release contains all available content and the game can be played from start to finish. We are not aware of anything unstable in the current release.
Because you are not providing the error message like we asked or will even confirm which version of Windows you are running we can only offer generic basic help based on guesses of what the error is!
I believe the issue is that the game cannot extract the "gamex86.dll" into the game folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\Arx End of Sun (Beta)\base\"
Can you see "gamex86.dll" in the above folder? if not try the following:
Open Windows Explorer. Browse to the game installation folder ( default = C:\Program Files (x86)\Arx End of Sun (Beta) )
Right click on the folder "Arx End of Sun (Beta)", select properties, select "security", Click "Edit", Click "Add", type your Windows user name, click "check names" make sure you got the logon name right! click "OK", now in the list click your Windows user name, click "Edit", make sure the "write" box is checked. Click OK 2 times. Now try the game.
Are you using the ultra setting? I believe my GFX card is a reasonably comparable spec yo yours and I cannot play the last 2 levels on ultra because of the framerate drop.
Make sure you are casting nhi - yok and not aam - yok ? - I just re-tested it and it douses the trap.
So, has anyone finished the main quest or the treasure hunt yet?
Would love to hear how people are getting on!
Please post the exact message into the contact form on the home page ( link above ). Thanks.
There are 3 scrolls of 'control object' in Anguilla's library and a book that explains about the control object spell and the scrolls use those to activate the teleporters to get you started until you find the Mega rune hidden somewhere in the Goblin Bank!
Sent you an email asking for a condump. Thanks.
I confirm the bug exists. At the moment you need to quit the quest then load a save. If you attempt to load in the middle of a game it will crash. Added to beta fix list.
Thanks for reporting the issue.
You are probably hungry! is there a knife and fork icon on the right hand of the screen flashing? = eat some food from the inventory.
Or you might be freezing to death, move near a torch, or fire.
Seems I really got the food calculations very much short!
If the food situation is really detracting from the game experience try this:
Open the console with Control+Alt+Tilde
Press up arrow and Enter to repeat several time.
Now collect the cooked Chickens. I suggest you just eat one or two of the spawned chickens with a real game collected piece of food to simulate a realistic hunger level.
We will fix this food timing in an up-coming patch.
Nothing on the blood effects right now.
Please can you confirm exactly what you mean by "pause menu" I'm not sure about that. Are you in the middle of a game and hit escape? what are you doing please?
Hi please use the contact form on the Arx EOS website ( Arxendofsun.solarsplace.com ). This way I can email you some un-official batch files to set custom resolutions. Thanks.
Thanks for trying the game. We are compiling a list of adjustments and must-fix items for a patch release some time in the future when more people have had a chance to try the game.
We are not aware of a general load / save issue. I have re-tested the beta 1.3 this morning and load / save appears to work.
Is your crash happening 100% of the time on all loading of any save game?
We will look into getting a public forum setup for discussion on the game.
P.S. Although we will look into the food time adjustment, don't forget to pickup every mushroom and carrot etc. Never pass up collecting food. Not all food staves off hunger the same amount. For example a cooked chicken has a higher rating than a mushroom.
Hi VGames, thanks for the comment! and don't worry even though its a little RPG based, you do get to shoot things too!
Guys & Girls we really hope you enjoy this game! thanks for downloading it and sticking with us and our lack of updates.
Here you go: Moddb.com
Hope you enjoy the game!
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