Rediscover Arcanum in High Resolution
In 2001 Troika Games released Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, a classic PC RPG which sold fairly well and received good reviews with critics.
The game though wasn’t as successful as other bigger titles such as Baldur’s Gate, possibly because it was released within a little more than a month of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction which may have overshadowed the game.
Nonetheless it gathered a strong following due to its quality (aside from several bugs) and strong legacy. Indeed one of the staff working on the game was Tim Cain, who was responsible for the beloved 1997 Fallout.
Anyway I digress, after the last official patch (Ver. 126.96.36.199) several bugs still remained. In comes Drog Black Tooth, a guy (group of guys?) who has been taking care of Troika’s baby for a while. He released several unofficial patches correcting bugs, helping balance the game, adding content that had been removed or never put in due to time constraint. He made a high quality soundtrack version of the game, higher quality maps. So on and so forth. All in all Drog Black Tooth is Arcanum’s Keeper.
And so the latest hit is that yesterday he/they released a High Resolution Patch which basically allows you to play at any resolution on modern monitors while keeping the scaling correct and the UI as intended. A massive feat to be sure!
Be sure to check out the goodies on Drog Balck Tooth’s website.