Site colours change & new editor

As you may have noticed I’ve changed the site colours on the front pages so they are more in line with the forum theme colours. It really needs to be redesigned for better readability on mobile devices but that will come in time. I’ve also noticed since the latest Android update the forum menu bar is hidden by the address bar in the chrome browser. I suggest changing your forum style if you view the site on mobile devices a lot. This can be found under preferences in your user account settings.

We now have our forum member YanGez93 who will be posting articles on this page; he’s making a remake of Drakan in the unity engine and it’s looking pretty neat. Watch this space.

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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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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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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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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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Compatibility with Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10

As some of you know the game does not run in full screen or not at all on Windows 8 and above due to the DWM (Desktop Windows Manager) which cannot be turned off by applications ¬†& games on these operating systems. However there is a program called DGvoodoo which is a ‘virtual’ graphics card based on the 3Dfx Voodoo cards. Ucyborg found this excellent program which, when installed correctly restores full screen and a much improved frame rate. I can confirm the game is now playable on Windows 10.

The forum post is here with all the details:-

http://www.arokhslair.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4018

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Promotional poster found on ebay

Chapomon found a rare promotional poster on ebay and scanned and touched it up for other Drakan fans to enjoy. The image is the some one that was used at E3 on Psygnosis’s stand when the game was announced at E3 1999. The poster was sent as a promo to various limited game store outlets and most have now been thrown away so this is a very rare find indeed.

The poster was a bit wrinkled but has touched up well and was not printed on glossy paper so has a matte finish. Anyway here it is:-

Thanks Chapomon!

OOTF_Promo_Poster

update:-

Here’s a reworked version which enhances the colours and contrast edited by Metalfist. Forum link and image download here:-

link to forum topic with improved image¬†(right click and ‘save as’ on the image for full resolution version)

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