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by UCyborg
Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: How to start a New game on easy Difficulty?
Replies: 3
Views: 2549

Re: How to start a New game on easy Difficulty?

Just want to add that in developer mode, you can hold CTRL when you click on New Game to bring up difficulty screen. Either way, you need AiO Patch as it will crash otherwise.
by UCyborg
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Improving Drakan performance, compatibility and audio
Replies: 27
Views: 14617

Re: Improving Drakan performance, compatibility and audio

Yeah, Microsoft seems to complicate things related to older games with every new Windows version. Good thing people take their time to develop working solutions.
by UCyborg
Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Discovered some new commands/cheats!
Replies: 4
Views: 4377

Re: Discovered some new commands/cheats!

Looks like someone found out about kurt, bye and nnyr back in 2001. And then there is also "teleport". Found the site yesterday while Googling for Drakan stuff.

http://ukrfaq.narod.ru/ru/game/quest/drakan.htm
by UCyborg
Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Wonder is someone would be interested in making Drakan: Order of the flame Multiplayer tournament
Replies: 14
Views: 5744

Re: Wonder is someone would be interested in making Drakan: Order of the flame Multiplayer tournament

I only got the chance to play multiplayer 2 times total, both 1v1. Really curious about how it would be with 12 people on the server.
by UCyborg
Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Wonder is someone would be interested in making Drakan: Order of the flame Multiplayer tournament
Replies: 14
Views: 5744

Re: Wonder is someone would be interested in making Drakan: Order of the flame Multiplayer tournament

Query port is never 27900 unless explicitly set by the server operator, default is 27046. Let me explain relevant networking settings from Drakan.cfg file, located in game's folder: set MasterServerList "gsm.qtracker.com:27900" set ServerQueryPort "27046" set ServerGamePort "27045" set Client_GamePo...
by UCyborg
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Improving Drakan performance, compatibility and audio
Replies: 27
Views: 14617

Re: Improving Drakan performance, compatibility and audio

You just open the zip file, go into MS folder and put DLL files that are in there into Drakan directory. Then you can run the game and you should see dgVoodoo watermark in the lower-right corner. If you want to get rid of the watermark, open the included configuration utility (dgVoodooSetup.exe), go...
by UCyborg
Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 5
Views: 5384

Re: Windows 10

Ah, so that bug affected Windows 10 too. Been playing with Windows 10 on both virtual machine and a real machine, no new bugs found when it comes to Drakan, except the usual bugs in virtual machine due to virtual graphics card being rather poor compared to the real thing. In multiplayer, the biggest...
by UCyborg
Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 5
Views: 5384

Re: Windows 10

At the time of Windows 10 release, I didn't encounter any problem running Drakan (at least single player), if the same troubleshooting techniques to make it run properly on Windows 8.1 were applied. Do you two have the latest AiO Patch? The version from October 2014 has a critical bug, which could t...
by UCyborg
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Improving Drakan performance, compatibility and audio
Replies: 27
Views: 14617

Re: Improving Drakan performance, compatibility and audio

Still, it could be a matter of different volume levels. Default music volume of 59% for example seems to make more sense when 3D sound buffers and EAX are enabled, if not, it seems better to have lower global volume and higher music volume, but when enabling 3D and EAX, the opposite must be done to ...
by UCyborg
Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Improving Drakan performance, compatibility and audio
Replies: 27
Views: 14617

Re: Improving Drakan performance, compatibility and audio

Well I'll be damned! Installing the real sound card driver worked for me too. This was the first time I've noticed a difference between generic sound driver and specialized one. Thought they were more about adding some special features like equalizers than anything else. Drakan sounds much better wi...
by UCyborg
Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Improving Drakan performance, compatibility and audio
Replies: 27
Views: 14617

Re: Improving Drakan performance, compatibility and audio

So I've read about the special Wine version called Wine Staging, containing experimental patches, EAX support among other things. Wanted to hear how Drakan would sound when run via Wine. Turned out the game didn't detect EAX, even though I've enabled it. Same with Mafia.
by UCyborg
Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Windows 8.1 64bit cannot install Drakan
Replies: 2
Views: 2190

Re: Windows 8.1 64bit cannot install Drakan

While we're not sure why original installer doesn't work for some people, i've posted instructions for manual extraction of game files from CD here . Alternatively, because the game doesn't rely on anything installer writes in registry, you could simply download someone else's copy of the game and u...
by UCyborg
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Improving Drakan performance, compatibility and audio
Replies: 27
Views: 14617

Re: Improving Drakan performance, compatibility and audio

The only strange thing with dgVoodoo is, game responds to keyboard input when minimized. :? I wonder if it happens only on my PC. I remember when I still had Radeon 4890, one driver version killed the mouse in Battlefield 3. :lol: I'm also wondering about ALchemy. In the old days, I had Windows XP m...
by UCyborg
Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Improving Drakan performance, compatibility and audio
Replies: 27
Views: 14617

Improving Drakan performance, compatibility and audio

In addition to AiO Patch, the following may be obtained to improve the experience: dgVoodoo2 dgVoodoo started as a wrapper around Glide API, which some old games used at the time instead of Direct3D or OpenGL, allowing them to be played on modern hardware, which don't support Glide. The author also ...
by UCyborg
Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Widescreen hack and some other fixes aka AiO Patch
Replies: 343
Views: 126120

Re: Widescreen hack and some other fixes aka AiO Patch

I didn't want to release the new version just for one fix, at the time I had some ideas I wanted to realize, but then got distracted by other things and the time just flew by. Releasing new version today, which main highlight is better polish over previous versions. The very first version should hav...