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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.

High-quality townmaps (Better looking in-game maps, also fixes some potential missing map errors):

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:

Version: 1.5.1 (October 4, 2019):

And that should set you up real nice. If you want more info on Arcanum, or any of the other Troika games, head to 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
phanboy4: Version: 1.5.1 (October 4, 2019):
Does this patch disables multiplayer? I've installed this patch and multiplayer is gone.
darthvo: current update is 2020/06/07 v.2.02 can the sticky be updated?
The sticky links above are indeed outdated. Latest version is v2.02 as of June 11, 2020. This version includes several optional modules, including the unofficial patch and the resolution patch, plus other goodies (see for details).
Note: The executable is considered safe by all known antiviruses. However, VoodooShild (which works differently than conventional antiviruses) marks it as suspicious (score 73/100), and recommends to block it. The outdated exeutables in the sticky links are marked as suspicious as well. It is probably a false positive, but I don't know if the developer is aware of this, and there is no email to contact him.
Post edited September 12, 2020 by Archimidis
Archimidis: VoodooShild (which works differently than conventional antiviruses) marks it as suspicious (score 73/100), and recommends to block it. The outdated exeutables in the sticky links are marked as suspicious as well.
Patchers are often mistaken for malware, because they do the same thing as malware does, too: they modify executable files. AV scanners don't recognize if those changes are malicious or beneficial - they just acknowledge the fact of manipulation. They see a man with a smoking gun and don't know if it's a burglar or a policeman.
UAP is a policeman. And a very good one. :)
Can someone tell me how to make my resolution 1920X1080 in the config file and the run the file? I have no idea how to do that. I found the config file and I assume I need to add lines of text in it. Then it says to "run _install.bat" to apply changes. I have windows 10.

Thanks for any help.

Nevermind. I finally figured it all out.
Post edited October 25, 2020 by Thunderess