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by Mechanist
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Dragon and fantasy discussion
Topic: Other games similar to Drakan?
Replies: 36
Views: 6744

Re: Other games similar to Drakan?

Personally I find Arokh's interpretation of "sneaking" funny: he doesn't even try; just walks instead of running. It's not as if a 20+foot dragon could hope to stay unnoticed anyway :D YanGez: thanks, I already had both of the manuals though. As for my LP, the intention from the start was to do it i...
by Mechanist
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Drakan Level Editing and Game Mods
Topic: Drakan Remake by YanGez93
Replies: 110
Views: 37617

Re: Drakan Remake by YanGez93

It's typically called "covering your butt". A simple and sensible precaution, given the risks. Also, I know that it isn't directly related - but given the prevailing legal and political climate in Poland, I can certainly understand YanGez's cautious approach. Realistically, what's to stop people fro...
by Mechanist
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Drakan Level Editing and Game Mods
Topic: Drakan Remake by YanGez93
Replies: 110
Views: 37617

Re: Drakan Remake by YanGez93

Sure - but going from general experience, it'd all be fine and dandy, but only until some smarta$$ (or beancounter) figures out there's some money to be made by litigating. Especially by going after the low-hanging fruit. Or by otherwise (effectively) outlawing an otherwise harmless activity - which...
by Mechanist
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Jump attack input (skullsplitter) not working?
Replies: 17
Views: 3381

Re: Jump attack input (skullsplitter) not working?

Alchemy doesn't care about the actual sound card, at least recent versions, it just validates license files and bails out if they don't check out. Uhh, you kinda lost me there. :? Whose license, and for what ? :?: This card might let you use EAX in Drakan on XP without having to do anything special...
by Mechanist
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Drakan Level Editing and Game Mods
Topic: Drakan Remake by YanGez93
Replies: 110
Views: 37617

Re: Drakan Remake by YanGez93

SolidWorks sounds good. Well, it's a great piece of 3D CAD software. One of the best there is, in fact. It's just not intended for creating models of the kind normally used in games, especially character models. The user interface simply isn't geared towards that. It'd be like trying to plow a fiel...
by Mechanist
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Drakan Level Editing and Game Mods
Topic: Drakan Remake by YanGez93
Replies: 110
Views: 37617

Re: Drakan Remake by YanGez93

Looks great for the most part - although I'd say that the "snowy grass" looks somewhat... "overexposed", too white? My assumption was to make this project completly free in 100% and I'm aware of copyright infrigments:) Even when we change name it will be still similar to Drakan so I cannot accept mo...
by Mechanist
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Jump attack input (skullsplitter) not working?
Replies: 17
Views: 3381

Re: Jump attack input (skullsplitter) not working?

There was no AiO Patch in 2008. :D Well, patch 445++. You're right, "AiO" doesn't appear anywhere in its documentation. I guess it was the "ancestor" of the AiO patch, then? Not really an issue if you use Creative ALchemy (...) Creative ALchemy is still a must to have EAX effects Does it have to be...
by Mechanist
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Dragon and fantasy discussion
Topic: Other games similar to Drakan?
Replies: 36
Views: 6744

Re: Other games similar to Drakan?

It is blurry alright. Sure, but still better than nothing. The first time I played OOTF, I hadn't bothered to read the manual first; having been spoiled by other, much more modern games in that regard. That didn't go very well. At all. Similarly to Zergem, I didn't even know about the combo attacks...
by Mechanist
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Jump attack input (skullsplitter) not working?
Replies: 17
Views: 3381

Re: Jump attack input (skullsplitter) not working?

The second occasional issue I experience; when music starts, it plays too fast or too slow. Forcing it to change by going back to menu or by some other means resolves it. I haven't been able to reproduce it in an emulator running Windows 98 and I know it's not connected to DirectMusic DLLs. Ah, now...
by Mechanist
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Dragon and fantasy discussion
Topic: Other games similar to Drakan?
Replies: 36
Views: 6744

Re: Other games similar to Drakan?

Is there a manual somewhere on the internet in the PDF format?
You bet. Both for OOTF and TAG, in fact.
The scans I've found are of rather low quality, but still readable.

Just Google them and you should find them easily.
by Mechanist
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Drakan Level Editing and Game Mods
Topic: Drakan Remake by YanGez93
Replies: 110
Views: 37617

Re: Drakan Remake by YanGez93

Hey, how's it going? Any progress with the file hosting issue? :?: I can offer a small donation to the cause - say, up to about 50PLN/month. PM me if you're interested. Unfortunately, all that model/texture stuff is pretty much Greek to me: even though I work with 3D models daily, they're of a very ...
by Mechanist
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Dragon and fantasy discussion
Topic: Other games similar to Drakan?
Replies: 36
Views: 6744

Re: Other games similar to Drakan?

Funny you should mention that, because it's more or less what I intended to do anyway - a completionist LP of OOTF & TAG, aiming to show off as much content as possible. A lot of said content won't fit neatly into the main LP for narrative/pacing reasons (eg. showing off the game mechanics, glitches...
by Mechanist
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Dragon and fantasy discussion
Topic: Other games similar to Drakan?
Replies: 36
Views: 6744

Re: Other games similar to Drakan?

Excuse me, but I don't often see "common" villagers riding legendary dragons. So that makes Rynn at least an un common villager then :) Huh, Rimril's place must've been quite big indeed, if a dragon could fit inside without getting hopelessly jammed in the doorways and/or corridors. (by my very roug...
by Mechanist
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Dragon and fantasy discussion
Topic: Other games similar to Drakan?
Replies: 36
Views: 6744

Re: Other games similar to Drakan?

Well, in OOTF Arokh sure does stare at Rynn quite a lot, especially for someone who doesn't care (and has nearly omnidirectional vision, anyway). While admiring the view, he even frequently fails to notice nearby approaching Wartoks - at least until they poke him back to his senses :D Also, I guess ...
by Mechanist
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Dragon and fantasy discussion
Topic: Other games similar to Drakan?
Replies: 36
Views: 6744

Re: Other games similar to Drakan?

Huh, odd. I just tested with a fire crystal, and sure enough, it actually does damage to Arokh. Plenty of it, in fact - on hardest difficulty it could well prove deadly in a single hit. Developer oversight, or plot hole? One possible explanation, which seems to fit the facts so far, is that elementa...

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