ARX INSANITY MOD is a general remaster, graphics, gameplay and immersive sim mod for the original Arx Fatalis. With new fresh and updated gameplay mechanics, remastered HD graphics, new quests, abilities, characters, level design, items and more fun. Adding new elements inspired by Arkane games and style, you can play with a lot of new possibilities. This mod also includes remastered and new sound effects, soundtrack and thousands of changes. Replay the game over and over again with a variety of different ways to go and new powers.

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-Arx Insanity Mod: play a modern/fresh experience in Arx once again with new quests, gameplay mechanics, graphics and level design. This mod also includes a new Arx Libertatis custom modification to fit some mod requeriments and features.

-Remastered HD graphics:: play every level with new high resolution textures.

-New shaders and post processing effects: in addition to the new HD textures, you can improve the graphic quality by enabling new shader suites and post-processing effects, designed for a better experience.

-Gameplay: new, improved and re-designed gameplay mechanics, creative traps, stealth, alchemy weapons, possibilities, non-lethal options, to name a few, you design your fun.

-New playable level - Miguel's fight Arena: available to play as a demo intro or as an in-game new quest. Re-playable: you can fight in the club, bet for fighters or simply have a relaxing day of fun and beers.

-New playable level - The Underworld Void: meet the Outsider™ and use special gifts from him: new powers like blink or rat domination as well as skill upgrades.

-New playable level - Arx Rituals Room: now you can play and complete a new quest of investigation in a new known area: the room where Fallan Orbiplanax was killed.

-New playable level - The Council Room: now you can visit and play inside the council room at the human kingdom.

-Achievements: Arx insanity mod has a system for achievements, player can unlock about 50 achievements in the game, completing certain tasks / missions or discovering secrets.

-Improved spell storage: vanilla had 3 spells for storage, now magic combat and the experience for mages is improved with 2 extra spell slots, now you can precast up to 5 spells.

-90 new and fresh weapons: new stock, custom and secret weapons with individual features and unique skins/materials.

-New sprint mode: now Am Shaegar has a sprint mode, go where you want faster, without the need of a speed spell.

-Contracts: be a mercenary and play this new featured game mode with a lot of fresh and optional side quests by contracts.

-Improved stealth mode: increase you assassin thief experience with a fresh stealth mode, crouch and try the new stealth mode, in addition to dynamic elements to hide, and interaction scenarios for stealth.

-Improved cinematics: a new and updated cinematic design, new camera angles and some extended cut-scenes.

-New enemies: you can know some new types of foes, including flying creatures, warrior goblins, black golems and a lot of new ones.

-Bringing to life unused animations: discover over 120 new anims, never seen before, also there are new cool experiments for several npc's and situations.

-Custom single and multi descriptions for objects received: new distinctive descriptions for each single and multi objects received during the whole game, given by some npcs or situations.

-Updated AI and new behavior features: discover new behaviors, actions and reactions from npc's. All the scripting for all npcs has been modified and extended to fit the new gameplay mechanics and new behaviors.

-Modified vanilla main quests: some quests have changed from slight to huge changes, how the player can solve a problem, different targets, addons or just small variations, quests are still based in vanilla, the goal of this is to offer a new and fresh experience.

-Less linear quests and gameplay: play your way with multiple paths, possibilities and powers, experiment with new ways to face your obstacles.

-A new mini-game - Arx Fatalis Zombies: used to unlock new weapons and special items.

-New dynamic and bloody aspect of NPCs: NPCs now change their appearance according to the damage they receive, when you are fighting with a NPC, this will look normal at the beginning. a great beating will make a character look from having a simple bruise to a character totally bloody.

-Overhaul environment: rich and improved environment detail, more detailed and unique areas intended for modern systems.

-Re-designed levels and new lighting design: darker and dramatic atmospheres.

-Level verticality: some levels now have more verticality, offering new alternative paths and possibilities of gameplay.

-Romantic interest: Am Shaegar can have a romantic interest (girlfriend) and progress in his love relationship (player can ignore it or completely ruin it) during the game.

-New Adrenaline ability: you can do especial adrenaline attacks, impale and kill your enemies instantly when you fill your adrenaline to the max level, you can refill your adrenaline status cover again fighting with your enemies.

-New Shadow Kill ability: now you can do special stealth attacks, killing your enemies instantly attacking from behind, unaware or once you're not In sight. Only available when you reach a high stealth status.

-Drop Attack ability: you can throw yourself at your enemies from high places and make them fall with a letal or non-lethal attack, surprise your enemies falling from the high grounds.

-Black Runes: presenting new exotic runes. upgrade your spells to the next level. You can have the conventional "Vista" rune, but you still don't know the power of the exotic version of this rune. (The normal rune will give you the vision you know but an exotic rune will improve your vision allowing you to see through the doors, detect NPCs and even mechanisms or items. The power increase considerably eg with magic missile or fireball).

-Improved night vision spell: this spell is now more useful and versatile, casting this spell will now allow you to look through the doors, sharpen your vision detecting NPC's, mechanisms and useful objects very easily, this is useful especially for stealth players or even implementing it in your own way of playing.

-The pied piper: lead, dominate and feed your own herds of rats, rats can follow you as their leader and they'll defend you from hostile creatures.

-New stealth rooftops: player can use rooftops and ceilings as a stealth tool, you can kill enemies from high ground places and long distances, being invisible, doing drop attacks, attacking with bows, be creative in your own way.

-Letal or non letal ways: play as the most ruthless warrior, mage, assassin, thief, achemy weapon master, the most compassionate man, a versatile mix of both or with your own personal and creative way.

-More action & agility: with Dark Messiah of Might & Magic™ based elements, now, player can run faster and do adrenaline attacks, depending on his Dexterity atributes.

-HD textures and remastered audio: new vsual design, sound effects and a remastered soundtrack.

-Level descriptions: new descriptions for each level.

-Remastered interface visuals: new visual design and an ovehaul in the presentation, loading screens, main menu, character's sheet, magic spellbook, book of maps and quest book, in addition to public notices, notes, in-game books, etc.

-Multiple "Level change" system: you can visit levels easily, by the original "stairs icon" method or faster, simply by double click.

-Expanded game: introducing new quests, stores, shop-keepers, characters, items, weapons, armors and more.

-Remastered and modern portal fx: new modern fx, sound and visuals for teleporting using Edurneum Portals.

-New ambients and environment dec update: now there is a new way to add new ambients in addition to vanilla ones, live and hear new ambientation and sound fx for each area.

-Am Shaegar animations: improved agility, run and some fight animations.

-Game scripts: all are being modiffied and improved.

-Blood decals: Gameplay is now more bloody, kill enemies could leave too many blood stains in the ground, there are 2 modes: Permanent blood stains for high performance computers and temporal blood stains for low performance computers.

-Weapon blood effects: when you damage your weapons, your weapon will change to a bloody skin depending on the damage that these weapons receive (You can clean dirty weapons with a bottle of water or make these bloody again with blood).

-Introducing The Outsider™: a new character taken from Dishonored™ and related stuff, used under permisión and only for a fun crossover.

-Introducing the guild of travelers: now you'll find them somewhere.

-Introducing Azrael Darkthorn: resurrected and brought to life, Azrael will have his first appearance and his own quest, with different endings depending on the player's choices.

-Maria's secret side quest: play a new side quest and find the secrets behind Maria, the shop keeper.

-The Dark Knife Order: new and fresh quests/storyline, be a mercenary and discover the role played by this new order of assassins.

-Fallan Orbiplanax Quest: Fallan has been brought to life again this time but in his own ghostly energy.

-New environmental atmospheres: Sound addons and fx for interiors and exteriors in the city of Arx, plus new environmental sounds for the levels

-Alicia is wearing 9 new dynamic skins for her dresses: Alicia now has an improved and varied appearance, she'll wear 9 different and some colorful dresses (rich) depending on player's quests and progress. She also has consequences, if you stole the bank, she'll be poor, using basic and standard dynamic dresses, even during any event.

-Added new consequences for Gary and Alicia: restored unused dialogues and added new scripts for both NPCs, if you stole the bank, they will be in bankrupt and you can hear 6 new dialogues from them, when you re-visit the city.

-Safes: new element now available, unlock and interact with them to access secret items.

-Creative traps: use your environment to crush your enemies, breakable traps (barrels and rubble), activate them to crush your enemies. Fire creative traps will allow you to ignit and spawn dangerous fire on flamable rubble, ignit stuff from the floor will help you against numerous enemies.

-New narrative and story within the environment: you can find new elements to know more about the Arx world, discover unique secrets, what happens and what the inhabitants of the fortress think and feel in more detail.

-New lava fx: improved lava texture and shader simulation appearance.

-Fixed a lot of bugs and weird behaviors: a tons of vanilla scripting have been cleaned, strange behaviors with interactions, npcs, fixinter, items and so on, eg. fixed a bug with Menestrel the lute player, now he is a kingdom ally and how he was intended to behave, but somehow, he was buggy.

-Improved dwarven forge: in addition to the new available weapons to craft, the dwarven machines has been improved, fixed behaviors, sound overhaul, correct and realistic spawn angles, markers, timers. fixed crusher coordinates, new mold system, you are allowed to use one active mold when you use the machine, if Am Shaegar do the opposite, it just inform the player about an error, molds will re-spawn in the correct angle when placing, to offer a more realistic weapon forging, also the key mold is fixed and it works exactly as the others, also timers and spawning for all ingots are now fixed.

-Extended investigation quest: in extended quest for the investigation, visiting brand new locations and levels, added more narrative context and puzzles.

-New "Play your way" tutorials: several fresh mod tutorials for beginners and veterans, introducing some of the new gameplay mechanics and useful tips.


-New 'elixirs' and special doses: used to heal player, regenerate mana or attack enemies with new posibilities and ways to go like gore explosions, shrinking, poison and anesthetic doses:

-Heal elixir: this can heal player in very high levels, you can make your own heal elixirs and make these more efficient.

-Mana elixir: this regenerates player's mana in very high levels, you can make your own mana elixirs and make these more efficient.

-Shrinking dose: player can shrink his enemies and kill them easily or simply stepping on them (Player can suffer the same effects when he drinks one, temporarily), you can make your own shrinking doses and make these more efficient.

-Reagent bomb: this can explode and kill enemies instantly, turning them to a splat of gore meat and bones, you can make your own reagent bombs.

-Poison bomb: this poisons enemies in very high levels, you can make your own poison bombs and make these more efficient.

-Anesthetic dose: you can sedate your enemies instantly, you can kill an enemy without him noticing while he's sleeping rr get rid of these enemies in a non-lethal way simply by avoiding them. You can make your own anesthetic doses.

-Dementia dose: you can turn your enemies dumb for a short lapse of time, you can make your own dementia doses and make these more efficient. If NPC's returns to reality when player is in sight, then NPC's will attack player, if NPC's doesn't see you after waking up and they aren't in the enemy's group, they will be friendly but confused of what happened.


-Some new melee animations.

-New explicit (sex) cinematic when Alia and Am Shaegar have their romantic encounter.

-New types of guards and NPC's: for example normal guards, kingdom blinded guards or semi-blinded, goblins and a new kind of gob called giant warrior goblin, they are very dangerous.

-Trolls now can walk faster and with a very powerful strength.

-New mercenaries (ratmen) with masks.

-New charms, as exclusive gifts of The Outsider™, it will help you with some modest and special abilities.

-New wooden boxes, breakable boxes, you can find some stuff inside these boxes.

-Now you can hit and break barrels (Be careful with things inside barrels, you can't recover items after break a barrel).

-New kind of weapons: bloody, rustic, luxury golden, mythril, meteoric and secret new weapons.

-Introducing new golden weapons, luxury swords of gold or with gem inlays.

-Now player can make new weapons at the dwarven forge, 2handed swords, long swords, sabers and feather swords, all of these can be steel, iron, meteoric, mythril or gold!.

-Improved and new food system, player can make a delicious pizza!

-New rare and common items on the mod.

-Some variations on general NPCs behaviors.

-New golem types: iron golems now can be murdered, ice golems, mithril golems and black golems.

-New types of ratmens: different textures and variations on stats.

-Spoiler alert: now, you can find a live dwarf on level 8.

-There are a lot of hidden secrets, cheats and easter eggs in the mod.

-A very powerful Akbaa at the end of the game

-Clarisse, the twin sister of Alia have his new own apparition.

And it is a very short list, hopefully soon I can bring you new updates and new changes, thanks!.

Thanks to kaptenkabelsatan for his help with some writing corrections from this description.

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Update sep19


Hello everyone, perhaps you don't see activity in the site/moddb but the work in progress continues with strong intensity, these days development is long and intense. So now I want to keep you informed of the progress: I'm happy to say that 21 of 27 levels are finished and remastered with HD textures, lighting and style, but missing pending environment polishment, I think in 1-2 months a completed and polished remaster will be done, so the mod will be available maybe in this year if everything is all right. Thanks for all your support and for being pending of the project!.

I will not upload spoilers or more screenshots from the other levels, I want you to play the mod fresh and as a new experience, but I drop a little sneak peek about the work in progress, have a nice day.

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july news


We are pleased to announce and confirm polish support for the mod, fans from Poland can play the mod in their native language!. If you missed it, multi-language translations will be supported: english, spanish, russian, italian, polish and latin american spanish, thanks for all your support and those amazing voluntary collaborations!


The work continues and maybe new texture advanced optimization is good news for some of you. Now export algorithms are enhanced. The current test has interesting results: you will have the same graphics with faster loading screens and better performance for your GPU. Current tests reveal 30% improved performance. For more details, news or screenshots you can visit the site below:


A website for insanity mod was released recently and it is a good space for news, posts and updates. You can visit the "News" page for those updates, this article and the website will be updated continuously.

This summer vacation I'm spending the time to make some progress, a new version for the tavern is finished and now the human outpost and caves are in the works. For more details or screenshots you can visit the site below:

17th anniversary 19


In commemoration of Arx Fatalis on its 27th anniversary there is a celebration and something special for this occasion: the Arx Insanity Mod website has been published and now it's online!. Originally a website for the mod was not planned, this idea was born a few days ago to celebrate the event for these 17 years of Arx.

In this new website you may know more about this project, new people will know more about the most relevant features and what's new in the mod:

This site was made for you and we thank everyone who has followed and supported this project, it's really appreciated, more news coming soon...

  • Important: Finally it should be mentioned that currently this website is having trouble with servers from Russia and Ukraine and maybe some near countries in Europe. If you have problems visiting the website or you reside in these mentioned countries, please contact this page sending a private message, thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.

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Polish support and translation confirmed

Polish support and translation confirmed


We are pleased to announce and confirm polish support for the mod, fans from Poland can play the mod in their native language!. If you missed it, multi-language...

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The website is updated continuously with some news and progress posts, maybe some of you are not aware so these news will be shared in moddb as well...

Arx Insanity Website now available!

Arx Insanity Website now available!

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In commemoration of Arx Fatalis on its 27th anniversary there is a celebration and something special for this occasion: new content and the Arx Insanity...

Arx Insanity Mod multilang support and downloadable content

Arx Insanity Mod multilang support and downloadable content

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Arx Insanity Mod official languages and DLC Thanks forĀ all your support guys, we're glad to announce 4 supported languages for Arx Insanity Mod and new...

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Thank you my friend. :)

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Pedro_Ordaz Creator

Thanks to you

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Good to see an update, keeping a close eye and hope everything goes smoothly. Very excited to play when it's ready! Best of luck.

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Pedro_Ordaz Creator

Thank you very much Hornstein, probably there will be a closed beta test before the final release, it's very early to share details but I will take into account those guys who have always supported and follow the project :)

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I hope your personal difficulties in life will not be able to prevent the release of this modification! I wish you success to overcome everything!

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Pedro_Ordaz Creator

Unfortunately I'm living very hard times but for me that's no a obstacle to continue, thanks for your kind of words

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Wish you the best! :3

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Pedro_Ordaz Creator

Thank you

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OK i start Arx fatalis today fourth time with arx extended 2.2b
and i found other new thing --i heal Kultar after fight with goblin lord with
healing potion /amazing how still found new things XD/

questions: -what happend when i kill Kultar on start
/who save me in arx prison later when is ride by Ylsides/
-what happend when i heal Kultar with potion after first battle with
lord goblin

anyway i finnished Arx end of sun mod too and i must say mod is good but only
there we can see how PRIMITIVE IS DOOM3 ENGINE against Arx engine.
/game mechanics, interact objects,ugly metalic graphic, total static engine/
+ is only lightning and shadows.

ehm realease date my friend??? :)

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Pedro_Ordaz Creator

-If you kill Kultar in the beginning, he fakes his death so you'll meet him again
-If you heal Kultar, just that happens
-There is no a release date yet but hopefully the mod will arrive in less than a year

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