So I installed the patches (unof patch, hi-res, high quality town maps, etc)
First off - as other people have reported, my game no longer launches.
Secondly - someone said this screws up your savegames? Ouch.
I would uninstall the High Res patch first ( C:\Program files\GOG.com\Arcanum\HighRes.bat ) and see if the game will launch. The HR patch seems to be the problem most of the time.
If you created a restore point before installing the patches (Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore) you can restore back to that point to return your system back to the state prior to the patch install. Windows system restore does not delete user files.
** if you restore to a point prior to the game install, manually delete the game directory ( C:\Program files\GOG.com\Arcanum ) prior to reinstalling the game. ** I am NOT referring to the manufacturers (Dell, HP, Gateway, etc) system restore but to the MS Windows restore program.
To be on the safe side, check the thread
for the location of your save game files and make a backup first.
If you prefer not to use System Restore then uninstalling and reinstalling the game may be the only option as I have found no info on uninstalling the mods. Other community members may be able to provide mod uninstall instructions.
Edit: if you do uninstall / reinstall . . . check C:\Program Files\gog.com\ for any Arcanum directories that the uninstall did not remove and delete them manually prior to reinstalling the game . . . =)
Uninstalling the high-res patch completely fixed everything. My saved games work, etc. Thanks so much for your help!