Events calendar is no more

I’ve decided to delete the events calendar as no-one used it and it was just taking up room on the server. I never liked it anyway ūüėČ It’s error log file had grown to over 10Gb in size due to logging spamming attempts. However we now have a Steam group which I assume most would prefer. I’ve updated the events link to point to this new page if you want to check it out.

 

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Another AiO patch update – multiplayer working!

Another update to the AiO patch which fixes many more issues with multiplayer and now registers the game on several master servers. Add the following to your drakan.cfg file to make this work.

master.333networks.com:27900
master.errorist.tk:27900
master.oldunreal.com:27900

Please see the forum post for more info as there’s really too much to mention and re-post here.

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We now have a Steam group

We now have an Arokh’s Lair steam group which you can join to chat with other fans and find former Drakan players who play games you may already own. It seems most former Drakan players play FPS games but me personally prefer RPG games. It’s worth a look at the group and it’s members to see if any of us have any games in common.

The link is here http://steamcommunity.com/groups/arokhslair

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Further update to AIO patch

The all in one patch has been updated again with a minor update. Here’s what was posted on the forums which details the changes:-

I’ve re-uploaded the patch today because there was an overlooked issue with multiplayer since the previous update on level transition if the game was in fullscreen mode and minimized. The whole point of the new patch was basically the fact that with the first one, needless calls were made to the rendering APIs when they shouldn’t be. All this messing around because for some reason the game is coded in the way that it drops network activity if the primary DirectDraw surface is lost.

The update can be downloaded on the downloads page.

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Elder Scrolls online – any Drakan players play this game?

I put a forum post up about seeing if any ex drakan players play ESO and if they would be interested in joining a guild / group so we could adventure together in the world of Tamriel. The post is here  if you want to take a look at the details. I play on the EU server but seem as characters are not transferable between the EU and NA servers two guilds may have to be set up. We will see. For now more information is in the forum post.

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Reo to Obj file converter has been updated

Mathijs Roosen as updated his Reo to Obj converter file used for level editors to extract models from the game and convert them into a more standard workable format. As always the link to the forum post is here  https://arokhslair.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3930 and the file can be downloaded on the downloads page.

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All in One patch update now out!

The all in one patch update I was talking about on the previous post has now been released. This update mainly provides fixes for the level editor so that it works on modern operating systems and the infamous crashes have been fixed. This is why many gave up making levels for the game as it could only be reliably run on Win 9x systems. Now that has been remedied if you were wanting to make a level series but couldn’t now you can. As always the forum thread is here¬†https://www.arokhslair.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3765¬†

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Further update to the AiO patch

Another update for the Drakan All in One patch is in the works – this will be of use to you level editors out there who became stuck due to the game engine’s incapability of working on later versions of direct X without crashes, bugs etc making it nearly if not impossible to create levels.

The link to the entire thread is here https://www.arokhslair.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3765

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All in one patch updated (Win 8.1 / 10 compatibility)

Ucyborg has posted on the forums that his Drakn AiO (All in One) patch has been updated so the game will run on Windows 8.1 and later operating systems without having to use the DGVoodoo renderer which makes updating the game to work on modern operating systems much easier.

The forum post is here

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New fanfiction story! Well not Drakan but Skyrim…

OK so there hasn’t been anything regarding Drakan to post recently and there’s been no new levels, fan art and fanfics submitted for years but I have something from Skyrim that is worth posting. I have been playing this game as an Argonian who you can find on earlier posts as they are a cool race to play as and Skyrim is remotely similar to and much more modern than¬†Drakan.

Anyway there is a great fanfiction centered around an Argonian character which I found and it is a well written emotional story with professional writing. It follows the main story of the game plus a little prequel about the main character’s backstory. It’s currently not finished but there are currently 2 arcs which come to around 300 pages; about the size of an average book. This will be massive epic story when it’s done.

It’s called Dragon of the East and can be found on the below links:-

Inkit fanfiction entry Inkit fanfiction entry

Arcs 1 and 2 complete on fanfiction.net

And finally where all new chapters will be added

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