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Old 05-04-2004, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default the elder scrolls: arena

not exactly a discussion
but good news to all rpg-players
today is The Elder Scrolls's 10th an anniversary!
so they are giving the original TES game "arena" out for download.. free of charge!
http://www.elderscrolls.com/index.php
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Old 07-04-2004, 01:25 PM   #2
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I never liked Elder scrolls, although RPG is my favorite game gendre.IMO Diablo II, NWN and NOX are much better.Also an excellent RPG is Sacred(newly released).
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Old 07-04-2004, 07:39 PM   #3
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I prefer Morrowind over NWN
NWN was jsut too linear for me
usually if you make a game linear I expect a good story (like in the case of Knights of the old republic) however NWN was linear AND had a rather weak story.
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Old 08-04-2004, 07:36 AM   #4
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Anyone ever played Revenant? Now that was a great game - kind of like Diablo but a bit more interesting in my eyes.
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Old 08-04-2004, 08:48 AM   #5
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Played the demo of it. If I remember correctly the graphics didn't work on my system properly. Although had i got it working Im sure I'd have loved it(stupid PC.. hey.. whats happening.. my hard drive.. sorry! sorry! nice PC! good PC.. ahh..)
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Old 08-04-2004, 11:30 AM   #6
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well its a bit difficult tog et it running correctly
dosbox will work (with rather bad music) but it will be very slow
after pressing ctrl-f12 a few times it will speed up to a normal speed but the sound will be ruined
VDMsound works perfectly... however the mouse does not.
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Old 08-04-2004, 02:57 PM   #7
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I have played only "morrorwind" from the series of elder scrolls, and although it has a gigantic world, i do not like it at all as a game. Firstly, where are shields? Shields haven't been invented in this world? And secondly i do not like its people... I got sick even looking at their faces, they are very annoying :P They are the most bad-looking characters i have ever seen on a RPG. Really ugly.... Anyway... that's just my opinion, someone else ( and i know that there are many ) do like this game a lot
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Old 08-04-2004, 05:07 PM   #8
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I got sick even looking at their faces, they are very annoying :P They are the most bad-looking characters i have ever seen on a RPG. Really ugly
Funny enough I agree with you. I installed it, saw what the characters looked like, and uninstalled it. Pretty wierd hey? :?
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Old 08-04-2004, 05:23 PM   #9
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I suppose that when their models where designed the idea was to look like they are hostile to you... but this gets annoying after looking many of them, and also they do not chance even when they get friendly to you... They still seem hostile ( and in a sinister way also )
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Old 08-04-2004, 07:30 PM   #10
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right
thats what msot of the fans were thinking
but thanks to the new mods the chance you will ever see a player screenshot of Morrowind with one of the old faces in it is reduced to zero.
same goes for the bodies

there are shields in Morrowind, each armour has its own shield... not to mention to special shields... in fact one of the biggest secret treasures is a shield.

the same person that made some of the models used in Unreal Tournament 2003 and 2004 created some of the first user-made faces jsut so you know, take a look at the new faces:


pretty good eh?
well now there are quite a few mods which use better face models and textures.

anyway, we are straying off topic, this is about arena!
I haven't played any of the other TES games myself (its sequel Daggerfall is supposed to have one of the most complex stories ever... or so i heard)
the first time I even heard about TES was when i played the demo of Redguard... which wasn't even a real TES game (it was a TES:adventures game)
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