Intro

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos is a free, total conversion mod for Gothic II: Gold Edition. It features a completely new open world, improved skills systems, gameplay mechanics and complex story.

Main goal of this project is to honour one the best classic cRPG and take the die-hard fans of the original Gothic trilogy, as well as new players, on one more adventure in the Kingdom of Myrtana.

Story

Play as Marvin, a young man who was driven away from his home by the war looming over the horizon. The reality of the Archolos, a place he runs to, unfortunately proves to be far from his expectations. Rich merchants craving only for more gold, servants of the king Rhobar II who put into practice every new and more restrictive laws and waves of desperate refugees who just like the protagonist search for a decent life. Marvin will have to find a way to survive in this land of treachery, opportunism and opposing interests.

You are not the chosen hero, you are not a villain. You are a survivor.

Will you take everything you want by the force? Or will you try to help others in need?

In The Chronicles of Myrtana you decide your own fate.

Features

  • Professional voice acting
  • Fully adhering to the lore of Gothic series
  • 60+ hours of expected playtime
  • Complex main plot with many twists and secrets to discover
  • Over 150 quests with multiple ways to complete them
  • Multidimensional characters with credible backstories and personal goals
  • Breathtaking soundtrack composed solely for the purpose of the mod
  • About 200 random events that the main character may encounter
  • New crafting system with activities, such as alchemy, cooking and magic scrolls writing
  • Rebalanced economy and items stats considering 20 years of Gothic players feedback
  • Expanded travel system with option to choose between magic teleports, boats and mercenary caravans
  • More than 100 new armors and weapons with unique visuals
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Mod of the Year Awards
Modern Masterpieces

Results

Welcome to the 20th Anniversary Modern Category results! With votes across twenty new legends to join the line-up of epics, the freshest of faces have been decided!

ModDB has been running for twenty years now, and seen many generations of modders come and go. The modern era of ModDB has had to survive a shift in the industry away from modding support, but these mods stuck it out and as we see a renaissance in UGC, they're poised to guide the next generation of creators. In the end, only five mods from the poll could take pole positions, and you can find them below!




It's no secret in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. community that the games all launched in rough shape with a lot of content removed, and whilst still compelling enough to generate their own communities, the true test for modders has been restoring much of this original design goal and expanding the scope of the game to what fans expected. Call of Chernobyl stands as one of the most influential mods in this community, evolving from a map pack to a total overhaul aimed at restoring a classic. Though the project has since reached its conclusion, it still presents a great front for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fans looking for something more.


4th Place

Black Mesa

For: Half-Life 2


Black Mesa 1.0


There's little to be said about Black Mesa that hasn't already - as one of the all-time examples of a modder success story, its spot in the results is well-deserved (even if the 1st place winner has skewed the percentages with its sheer amount of support!). Black Mesa has had a long development journey, from ambitious mod to Valve-backed standalone commercial title, to the then highly-anticipated Xen remake. That journey is beginning to reach its end, but Crowbar Collective has plans for the future, and we're so excited to see where they lead.



Created by the very same people behind Nehrim, which also placed in our category results, Enderal is the team's effort to replicate their monumental success on a new foundation - Skyrim - and thus take it further than the original ever could've. Bringing us back to the immersive and remarkable world introduced in its predecessor, Enderal continues the story in a fantastic example of continuity across the years, giving us ample reason to be invested in the world as it evolves. The team now work on standalone releases, but who knows? Maybe we'll be back in this world when Elder Scrolls VI eventually hits storefronts.



Mental Omega has had a long history on-site, beginning development back in 2004, but despite all its fantastic additions, struggled to get player attention in the highly-competitive MOTY events - until 2015, when it finally received the recognition it deserves and made a modern name for itself despite its older origins. The team continues to update the mod to this day, enhancing this RTS classic with more units and ways to fight, proving that hard work and consistent effort is a determining factor in the success of a mod.


The sweeper of this vote was The Chronicles of Myrtana, receiving more votes in one poll than all previous polls put together and demonstrating the monumental impact this game-sized expansion mod has had on the community. Boasting a whole new story in the classic Gothic II and writing that some say is on par with the original game, it also features a full Polish voiceover, and speakers of that language can enjoy an all-star cast of professional-quality Polish VO to narrate their journeys. Meanwhile, the team continue to work on new patches, cultivate their community, and enjoy their spot not only as our most recent mod of the year, but now, the top modern mod in the last ten years.


Congratulations to all the modders and community members who participated in the 20th Anniversary event! This is the final results article, and we just want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has been a part of ModDB. Whether you're a veteran or a newbie, a hardcore modder or casual player, ModDB's success and history is in large part thanks to you - the users. Thanks for Changing The Game, and here's to another twenty years of modding history!

Continue Reading: Modern Category | Results Page


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News

Two topics related to The Chronicles of Myrtana have come up in the past few weeks that we would like to officially address.

The Chronicles of Myrtana: Archolos announced Mod of the Year 2021!

The Chronicles of Myrtana: Archolos announced Mod of the Year 2021!

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It happened! Tonight we received news that we have won the title of Mod of the Year 2021 in a poll organized by ModDB.

Release

Release

News

We are proud to present you the final result of the last years of our work. We hope that the Chronicles, at least for a moment, will take you on a nostalgic...

Gothic II: The Chronicles of Myrtana - Release Trailer

Gothic II: The Chronicles of Myrtana - Release Trailer

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Today, 19 years after the release of Gothic II we have a real anniversary gift. We are proud to announce that after nearly 4 years of work, The Chronicles...

RSS Files
The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos - Russian Voice-Over

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos - Russian Voice-Over

Language Pack

This is download of Russian voice-over for non-Russian full versions of the game.

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos v1.2.11 (Patch)

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos v1.2.11 (Patch)

Patch

This is the download of Patch 1.2.10 -> 1.2.11 of The Chronicles of Myrtana: Archolos.

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos v1.2.10 (Italian)

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos v1.2.10 (Italian)

Full Version 1 comment

This is the download for Italian version 1.2.10 of The Chronicles of Myrtana: Archolos.

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos v1.2.10 (Czech)

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos v1.2.10 (Czech)

Full Version 1 comment

This is the download for Czech version 1.2.10 of The Chronicles of Myrtana: Archolos.

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos v1.2.10 (Russian)

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos v1.2.10 (Russian)

Full Version 1 comment

This is the download for Russian version 1.2.10 of The Chronicles of Myrtana: Archolos.

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos v1.2.10 (German)

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos v1.2.10 (German)

Full Version 1 comment

This is the download for German version 1.2.10 of The Chronicles of Myrtana: Archolos.

Comments  (0 - 10 of 213)
karzick
karzick - - 78 comments

(Google translet) Pozdrowienia! Czy mógłbyś zastąpić model szaty maga ognia tym, który był w pierwszej części? Chociaż nie jest to nigdzie wskazane, jest prawdopodobne, że magowie ognia mieli inne szaty przed stworzeniem bariery. I dopiero gdy pojawiła się bariera, nastąpiła pewna reforma i pojawiły się szaty z drugiej części gry. Rozumiem, że szaty z drugiej części są ładniejsze, ale chciałbym, żeby most do pierwszej części był trwalszy.

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Veronica_
Veronica_ - - 1,499 comments

I'm not entirely sure if you'll heed my profound, prevailing wisdom :D but here's a sensible, practical suggestion. You could use Eleven Labs A.I. text to speech generator in order to dub this astonishing Gothic II conversion(new game to be honest) into English. Most players would immensely appreciate it if you dubbed this game into English.

Thank you for your arduous work and phenomenal narrative.

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ogonn Creator
ogonn - - 68 comments

Hey, We will never use AI to create VO. If someone else does it, we won't add it to the game and won't support it.

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belzebubukas
belzebubukas - - 7 comments

Based. AI would take away from the soul

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Guest
Guest - - 692,284 comments

This is a great MOD of GOTHIC II, I want to translate it to Chinese to introduce this amazing work to Chinese players. However, I found it is diffcult to complete the translation work, since the game can not show our Chinese words correctly after I translate some words from English to Chinese. I wonder is there any way to add a new language into the game (perhaps in the gothic.ini, I don't know?)

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Szmyk Creator
Szmyk - - 54 comments

We would need to extract the font from original Chinese release of Gothic 1 / Gothic 2. Our localization source files are available on GitHub in JSON format with UTF-8 encoding: Github.com Right now most teams work on Crowdin platform (Russian, Italian, Czech and German) but we don't have more money to buy another language there. Other teams like Spanish or Ukrainian work on GitHub. But probably it's too much work for one or two translators (650 000 words to translate). I don't know much about how to properly encode Chinesse characters into the game, but if you manage to assemble a team of translators we can help you with technical details. It is also a question what language do you prefer: simplified or traditional. Please visit us on our Discord server in tl-general channel: Discord.gg

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luopeiyu
luopeiyu - - 17 comments

Gothic 1 and Gothic 2 do not have the original official Chinese, the official Chinese only after Gothic 3,

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KolyanGotoman
KolyanGotoman - - 5 comments

Самое главное незабудьте добавить полную версию мода 1.2.5 или ещё какой та там, когда будет полный русский русификатор, а тосмотрю последнее это 1.2.4v патч ...... Я ГОТОВЛЮСЬ 2 РАЗ С ИГРАТЬ)))

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Guest
Guest - - 692,284 comments

how to install patch 1.2.4?? Please help..

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KnightShadePrime
KnightShadePrime - - 4 comments

Download the zipped file.
Unzip the file into the root directory of your game, where you see the folders "Data" and "System".
Allow overwrites.

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