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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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borgy: Hello everyone :)
Just bought the game at GOG and I'm wondering is there any way to change the language to german?
Many thanks in advance / Danke im voraus :)

This thread may be of some help . . . lots of work to go this route . .. other community members may have a better solution . . .=)
Post edited February 17, 2010 by Stuff
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borgy: Hello everyone :)
Just bought the game at GOG and I'm wondering is there any way to change the language to german?
Many thanks in advance / Danke im voraus :)
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Stuff: This thread may be of some help . . . lots of work to go this route . .. other community members may have a better solution . . .=)

thats just a "how to translate..."-Thread ;)
Bumping for stickiness!
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I just figured I'd let everyone know about a workaround I found to the last UAP not installing.
It turns out that it's a self-extracting LZMA archive. Just open it up in 7-Zip and extract everything into the Arcanum directory.
i instaled uap and hires and of course the last official patch.only problem so far is that I cannot scroll the world map any direction but se?
anyone else have this?
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kelticpete: i instaled uap and hires and of course the last official patch.only problem so far is that I cannot scroll the world map any direction but se?
anyone else have this?

You need to navigate with the Arrow key's.
Does anyone use WIP instead of UAP?
Could anyone upload hq townmaps to megaupload or some similar service? Terra Arcanum link seams to be broken, and ftp link someone posted is so slow that I managed to download only 9mb in 2 hours... please?

EDIT: Never mind, I found a http link... will upload the copy myself for others...
Post edited March 19, 2011 by wooglah
I wanted to thank you guys for the links. Really excited to try arcanum now. I bought it when it first came out and never played it.
I too would like to thank OP and anyone else who helped gather these mods/patches. Enjoying the game immensely so far.
I got the game today (yay) and started looking for a widescreen fix asap. Found this thread and i DL all the diffrent patches and fixes. Only problem was that when i tried to run f.ex. the resolution fix i get the error saying *this is a 64 bit system, u cant install this file*
(sitting on windows 7, 64 bit). Does anyone know if i can get around this? I did try to "run as admin" but didnt work.

Would love some help on this. Thx!

EDIT:

Well it seem like all the links in the big thread is bugged. When i dl the files there pretty small (5kb).

When dl from http://terra-arcanum.com i get the correct HIGHRES links, they can be found here:

http://www.terra-arc...HQ_Townmaps.exe
http://www.terra-arc...HighRes1.1a.exe

The patch from http://www.shsforums...l-patch-extras/
still works but nothing else from the thread, all files are 5kb when downloading. Might be a good idé to update the thread with the right links
Post edited May 14, 2011 by centrius
Was able to download the patch, and town/map hi-res files from the links in the op
Installed in order and game ran fine- vista 64, 4gb, radeon 4850

thanks for the hardwork on the mods
I dl'd & installed the UAP, but I noticed after re-starting Arcanum that there's no sign of the Bedokaan (lizard people) in the portraits that I can find. Is it possible the patch did not install correctly? Is there any way (in-game) to check a version # to see if the patch took?
I have UAP and the hi-res pathces installed and I have an issue with the world map. The one used for traveling works fine since it's zoomed in, but when I'm in a town the world map is zoomed out and small, making it hard to see different towns and locations. I'm assuming this is because of the hi-res patch.

Is there a way to zoom in on the world map while you're in a town or some other way to make the map menu bigger?
Post edited May 20, 2011 by Remit
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Remit: Is there a way to zoom in on the world map while you're in a town or some other way to make the map menu bigger?
There's no way do do it, other than go outside of town.
That's just how developers made it. It was the same way in vanilla, if I remember correct.