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Arcanum is actually pretty stable for a Troika game, but as anybody who's played it knows, there's tons of minor bugs, unbalanced items and quite a bit of unused content which simply never got patched or enabled.

Fans to the rescue. Thanks to a modder named Drog, we not only have a fully working widescreen patch, but a huge fan patch that fixes tons of issues. And the great thing is, it adds nothing that wasn't already in the game, just re-enables some things that seem to have been accidentally left out, like extra dialogue options, voice clips, and items.

WARNING: While I and many others have played through the game with these patches, they are technically unofficial, and the modder in question has said he is finished with Arcanum modding, so expect no support. Also, you MUST apply them before you start a new game, to avoid issues with incompatible saves.

Apply these in order from top to bottom:

The latest version (12/28/2009) of the fan patch. Essential. Must have. Get it here.
http://www.terra-arcanum.com/downloads/arcanum/fixes/UAP091225.exe

High-quality townmaps (Better looking in-game maps, also fixes some potential missing map errors):
http://www.terra-arcanum.com/downloads/arcanum/fixes/HQ_Townmaps.exe

And the High Resolution Patch. Weidu-based, so follow the directions to set it up for your system. Will allow you to run Arcanum at pretty much ANY resolution, provides an optional "compact" UI and optional high-res fonts:
http://www.terra-arcanum.com/downloads/arcanum/highres/HighRes1.1a.exe

Version: 1.5.1 (October 4, 2019): http://terra-arcanum.com/drog/uap.html#download

And that should set you up real nice. If you want more info on Arcanum, or any of the other Troika games, head to http://www.terra-arcanum.com and have a look around. Note that they also have some other mods and things for Arcanum, but most of them significantly alter the core game, or are incompatible with the UAP bugfixes. You might want to give the high-quality music patch a spin, but the original music sounds excellent and I wager you won't be able to tell much of a difference. For the purest and most hassle-free experience I recommend you stick with these patches for your first playthrough.

EDIT: If you have any problems with not being able to download, try refreshing the download page, or try the alternate links at this forum post (thanks sanpats), or for the 91225 update and High-res patches try these alternate links, courtesy of Petrell: UAP91225 update and High-res patch.

EDIT 2: Removed old patch version, as apparently version 91225 is stand-alone. Vagabond says it is anyway. Blame him if it breaks.

EDIT 3: Removing contributed torrent link due to torrent site jumping the shark.
Post edited October 16, 2019 by Irrehaare
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Nirth_90: What does the Animation pack change? Fixes the original ones or does it add anything?
Some info here.
http://terra-arcanum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=248955&sid=9fdbbbc65eee24e3957145de1ed9c078

http://terra-arcanum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=245019&sid=2e7f94b84c1faf1a0134c40b40ee2f48
Quick question, do these patches apply to the GOG version of arcanum? Thanks!
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Raiyne: Quick question, do these patches apply to the GOG version of arcanum? Thanks!
Yep. Otherwise this thread would be pretty pointless. ;)
Hehe, thanks. Patch applied. :)
Hey folks, does anyone know if the 'polished carcanum' mod works with the others here? Or works with the gog version at all?
Ok, i'm downloading the two parts now, had trouble getting the individual files from the Terra website. Anyway do these

1. Unofficial Patch UAP 091225
2. HQ Map Pack
3. Extra Animations Pack
4. Hi Res Patch
5. HQ Music Pack (MP3)

mods and unofficial patches remove the level cap?

Edit: Ok, i download the two files that were supposed to have all five of these files and they will not open in either winzip or win rar. So... yeah i dunno what to do with them
Post edited August 14, 2012 by RightousMan
Game purchased from GOG and before playing, I've downloaded all mods/patches in the OP's suggested order.

Both UAP091225 and Hi-Res mods installed without any issues.

The HQ_Townmaps download was around 115MB and yet the installation process took less than 10 seconds. As I haven't played the game, I'm not entirely sure that this worked as it was so quick. Is there any way of checking or is there another exe file that I need to run?

Thanks to all other contributions in this thread - I did check and can't see any similar questions.
This game is fantastic and even better with the mods installed and modernized. Thanks alot.
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Lurchibald: Here is another mirror for the mods, these are uploaded by myself in two parts to 4shared (unpack using 7-zip) all thanks to the original creators for the mods.

Part 1: http://www.4shared.com/file/Z6vgdFxA/Arcanum7z.html
Part 2: http://www.4shared.com/file/J6lOWVVL/Arcanum7z.html

Mods included in order are:
1. Unofficial Patch UAP 091225
2. HQ Map Pack
3. Extra Animations Pack
4. Hi Res Patch
5. HQ Music Pack (MP3)

Pleas install in this order as if you install the Hi Res Patch (HRP) before the Extra Animations Pack (EAP) the EAP will ask you to uninstall the HRP to install the EAP (No problems, though, if you install the HRP after the EAP)
Downloaded both part 1 and 2, and installed in the listed order. And runs great. Thanks for this. :)

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Actually, sometimes the camera seems too bug out and I can't re-center it on my character or move the camera up (with either mouse or arrow keys). Is there a way to have it always be centered on the character? Because even when it does work, it is quite unsmooth to have to keep moving the camera to where my character is.

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Here is a thread to "fix" the camera for higher resolutions.

http://www.gog.com/en/forum/arcanum_of_steamworks_and_magick_obscura/settind_the_camera_to_follow_my_character/?search=camera
Post edited September 28, 2012 by Vendayn
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RightousMan: Ok, i'm downloading the two parts now, had trouble getting the individual files from the Terra website. Anyway do these

1. Unofficial Patch UAP 091225
2. HQ Map Pack
3. Extra Animations Pack
4. Hi Res Patch
5. HQ Music Pack (MP3)

mods and unofficial patches remove the level cap?

Edit: Ok, i download the two files that were supposed to have all five of these files and they will not open in either winzip or win rar. So... yeah i dunno what to do with them
If you read my post I clearly say to unpack them using 7-Zip.

And thanks @Vendayn for posting the camera fix.
Post edited September 30, 2012 by Lurchibald
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RightousMan: 1. Unofficial Patch UAP 091225
2. HQ Map Pack
3. Extra Animations Pack
4. Hi Res Patch
5. HQ Music Pack (MP3)

mods and unofficial patches remove the level cap?
Will all those above work properly with :lvl cap up to 127 for version 1074 and other modules found on this page?

Edit: ok a have found this thread which suggest this lvl cap remover
Post edited October 06, 2012 by Mikolajus
Just wanna say that the torrent file linked on Demonoid is dead because Demonoid itself is dead. Where else could I find that torrent, if possible?
Does anybody have 127 level mod working with gog version? I checked few of them - some crash the game, some others require cracking...
Post edited October 20, 2012 by Rakot1989
I know it's not listed here, for some reason, but does anyone know if the Rroyo: WIP 6.0 mod works with the HQ Map Pack, and the Extra Animations pack? I already know it won't work with the most recent unoffical patch, as the mod already contains most fixes.
Could anyone help with this please? Installed hires patch and use 1280 by 720 res and this happens on the menu screen.

Cheers
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