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    Realms of Arkania

    If you like CRPG's, this is a good one. I remember it fondly and have been playing it last couple of days. However, 2 questions have sprung up. First, I did download the official manual for it, but the developers must be retarded, because it does not tell you what the spells do. I don't have time to cast them all and guess what they do. They have weird names too, so I can't decipher what they are from their names. The only one I could understand, was lightning. Even that was messed up, because all lightning does is blind the enemy. Every CRPG in existence, lightning is a offenseive spell to zap and burn to a cinder, the enemy. So you see my delema. Was wondering if anyone out there plays this game, and if they have some sort of spell list for me?

    Second, I swear I remember the other 2 sequels to this trilogy, came out for Amiga also. Star Trail, and Shadows Over Riva. Every search I've done, I can not find them. Does anyone know for sure, if these 2 sequels were IBM PC only?

    I also just thought of a question about this site, I figured I'd just ask here, since I already started this thread. What's the points system here, and what am I donating these points to?

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    About the points system:

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    I know Realms of Arkania, the german version was called Das schwarze Auge, but never played it, and unfortunately I don't know any spell or if there's an existing list.

    Star Trail and Shadows over Riva were DOS only.

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    I can confirm that parts 2 and 3 of Realms of Arkania were definitely PC only. As for the manual, it sounds like you're missing all the appendices which are mostly required to get anything out of the game. Not just spells, but information on herbs, diseases and character classes are also things you really need to have. As luck will have it, I allready have scanned the manual of the entire PC trilogy for *ahem* some strange reason. So I've attached an archive with the pages you need for you. I think I got all the important information you need in there, but let me know if there's something missing.
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    I have the apenndices in the manual I downloaded. But I will have yours a go. It is probably the same thing unfortunetly. Yes, the Appendices list the spells, but only say what class they came from, (druid, magician..etc.), how much power it costs to cast, and how long it lasts. But no where does it say what the actual spell does.


    EDIT: Looked at yours, and yes, that is what I neeeded! Not all of it...lol, but the spells are there. Thank you very much. I wonder why the official manual's appendices don't look like that? Oh well, I'm good to go. Does suck about the sequels, but oh well. Thanks guys for your help.

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    @Teho

    Could you add the manuals for the first game into the site entry?

    http://www.classicamiga.com/content/view/4040/96/

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    I could, but it would be a little strange. It's the one for the PC version after all so the installation instructions are wrong. And, those appendices we just talked about is only printed once in the trilogy's manual as they are the same for all three games. But they used the ones from Shadows over Riva (the third game) so whenever the game's title is mentioned in the appendices, it's that one. Finally, the scans I made back then are pretty crude as I didn't want to put that much effort into it for that purpose back then (the entire thing is over 200 pages). So it's double pages with the pages very visibly folding into the spine. But if you still want me to, I could get only the pages relevant for the first game and work them into a pdf. Shouldn't be that much work, allthough I'd split the images up in single pages at least, I think.

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    Anything is better than nothing so if you could that would be great. Maybe include a note on the first CA coverpage saying that they are from the PC version just so everyone knows.

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    When you think about it most Amiga games come with PC manuals and an insert card telling you how to install on the Amiga so it's not a problem.
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    This is very true, and I was thinking about this the other day. I own a lot of PC games that were also released on the Amiga so was thinking of scanning those for the site as they would still be useful for users to reference as the game controls and in game functionality are generally the same across the different platforms.

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    Right, it's added now.

    edit: Have added a ton of screens as well
    Last edited by Teho; 20th April 2008 at 19:45.

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