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 Hits

In June 2002 ModDB began, and every year since we've celebrated the best mods in an annual player voted event. To mark our 20th Anniversary, we've decided to take a walk down memory lane, and look back on all of the mods that finished in the top 5, across five separate categories:

These are mods that placed in Mod of the Year within the last ten years (2012-2021) that, despite their recent placement, have made a serious impact on modding culture and will one day be the legends themselves.


These two mods also could have happily fit into the Multiplayer category, naturally - but given both placed at first place in MOTY 2013 and 2014 respectively, they've earned their spot in competing against other modern hits on ModDB. Both bringing friendly co-operation or competition to two games that went without, they inspired the developers behind both titles to give players what they wanted and later titles included native multiplayer support - another case of genius modders setting the trend before the rest!


Going Commercial

Black Mesa | DayZ

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Many mods achieve widespread popularity as free releases - a fantastic portfolio piece that becomes a stepping stone to industry success later on. For some modders, however, that door opens much earlier due to attaining almost unmatched support. Taking 2004 and 2012, Black Mesa and DayZ both became commercial hits that helped kickstart the careers of many passionate hobbyists - and we can't wait to see what they do next.


Sometimes the top mods take a while to get recognition, and these two took many years to finally win a place in Mod of the Year. With Rise of the Reds taking 2012 after seven years, and Mental Omega taking 2015 after eleven years, they both kept slugging it out, making regular improvements, updates, and engagement with their community, until their hard work finally paid off.

Both the mods on this list get their namesake from other RTS games - the first as a fan-made sequel, the second as a sequel to a gigantic mod. Though the originals are still fondly loved, all modding eventually hits a barrier, and these two projects rolled with the punches to keep their progress relevant in the modern day. Their similarities don't end there, as both took placements in 2014's MOTY.


Battle for Middle-Earth II gave players the reins in determining the fate of the Lord of the Rings world and seldom has the franchise revisited the strategy genre since. Thus, modders kept this alive themselves with a healthy spread of remarkable mods for the games in the series. Opening up new stories, these two mods have been chipping away at their own vision of a definitive LOTR experience, and took 2014 and 2017 for satisfying the vision of the fans, too.


All of the mods above come from games that are already solid experiences for their respective fans - offering plenty of depth and enjoyment. However, even the most diehard fan wants something new after a while, and each of these mods delivers - building upon the foundation of the original game to deliver more of what we all want. Their respect to the original title paid off with wins in 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2021.


Some of the biggest worlds in gaming, after all these years, have finally begun to lose their magic. Once every corner and secret has been mapped out and explored, a door closes for many people. However, another door opens for creators - the potential to make a new world to explore. So was the case with these two mods, which built entirely new worlds and narratives out of already formidable foundations and gave players more to explore - whose gratitude won these mods placements in 2013 and 2016.


In a scene full of modern or futuristic experiences, there's also a fair few that take you back into history - in this case, fabricated history - to experience society on a different technological level. Sometimes with magic, sometimes with monsters, and always with sword, shield, and spear - these two mods let you wage gigantic medieval battles like the history books talk of, with a little added spice. Players are happy to take this opportunity - as proven by their wins in 2014 and 2016.


Mods of Mods?!

Here's one to satisfy the old modders among you - those who remember Black Mesa's fledgling beginnings and who stuck with it for its fifteen year journey. The developers behind that runaway success recognised the value in providing tools to continue their own legacy, and that gambit paid off with Black Mesa: Blue Shift in MOTY 2021. Many other projects - like Black Mesa: Azure Sheep, Black Mesa: Candidate Twelve, and Black-mesa Alpha Zero - all build upon this basis too, and for us, it's a great joy to see the cycle of modding continue into a new age.


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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...

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The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos Patch v1.2.5

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos Patch v1.2.5

Patch 1 comment

This is the download for patch v1.2.4 -> v1.2.5. In case of any problems please try downloading full version.

The Chronicles of Myrtana: Archolos - Official Soundtrack (MP3)

The Chronicles of Myrtana: Archolos - Official Soundtrack (MP3)

Music

Over thirty breathtaking tracks are composed solely for the purpose of mod. The entire soundtrack was recorded with live instruments, thanks to cooperation...

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos - German Patch v1.2.4

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos - German Patch v1.2.4

Patch 2 comments

This is the download for German language files (v1.2.4). In case of any problems please try downloading full version.

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos Patch v1.2.4

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos Patch v1.2.4

Patch 2 comments

This is the download for patch v1.2.3 -> v1.2.4. In case of any problems please try downloading full version.

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos Patch v1.2.3

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos Patch v1.2.3

Patch 1 comment

This is the download for patch v1.2.2 -> v1.2.3. In case of any problems please try downloading full version.

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos Patch v1.2.2

The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos Patch v1.2.2

Patch 1 comment

This is the download for patch v1.2.1 -> v1.2.2. In case of any problems please try downloading full version.

Comments  (0 - 10 of 205)
Guest
Guest

how to install patch 1.2.4?? Please help..

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KnightShadePrime
KnightShadePrime

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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Tharr
Tharr

There is some English translation in work for it? Any news?

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ogonn Creator
ogonn

What do you mean? The modification has been available in English since its release.

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Tharr
Tharr

Sorry, a speech translation I meant,

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luopeiyu
luopeiyu

The best RPG work. I want to translate it into Chinese, but I don't know where the language file is? What formats and tools are needed to implement translation.

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Nihilusus
Nihilusus

Try with Easy Gothic Mod Translator of Lord Sargon.Download from World Of Gothic.I translated until now 3 conversion from Gothic 1 and 8 from Gotic 2(polish-english,german-english).Is very easy and quik to use,max 15,20 min.from a medium-large mod.

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luopeiyu
luopeiyu

Thanks a lot for your help, but the simple Gothic mod translator is only available in six languages. Unfortunately, there is no Chinese in it. Chinese is not optional. I also want to know what method can be used to translate the cm3.1 of Gothic 3? I recently translated the livelytownsmod for Gothic 3.

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Nihilusus
Nihilusus

About Gothic 3 i don t know,but in Easy Gothic Mod Translator,you have an option to add your personal language translation,and with automatic google translate,you,ll create your personal semi translate.Choose translation:en to NEW.Try maybe it work.Good luck Read carefully instruction of the soft.Ni hao.

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luopeiyu
luopeiyu

ok thank you again.

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