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General Discussion / Re: Citizen Playthrough
« on: August 24, 2014, 06:07:05 AM »
Thanks to LysleShields's new update, I was able to use magic and go on the quests :) Thank you so much! I'm on the second quest, and now I'm beginning to use magics...

I've been to the wiki and found out that there are some item lists that I can grab on each levels. Luckily, I think I've got everything on the first quest. But not in this quest :(

Got almost slaughtered since I had underestimated those archers. Good thing was that I was able to get all of those arrows.

The navigation was bit confusing but had no trouble.

There was a puzzle room about those statues. At first I let them to point at that 'X' mark. The problem was that I was at the corner room when I finished the job, so I got stuck. I got confused since something happened but it just blocked my whole passages. It took a little time but anyway figured out what I have done wrong :)

I hate that exit room!!!! OH MY GOD at the last room the archers were keep respawning and the last one was around the exit. I tried to be careful but made a mistake (and I was a little bit doubtful if that was an exit) so without the necklace my quest had FAILED! Oh no...

So I had to redo the quest. This time, I tried to grab items that I couldn't before. But the result was futile :(

I wanted to grab a Ring of Jumping and a wand of Berserking. I had none. Well, I haven't been serious here so maybe I have to try harder.

Tried hard, so I found a room with that secret key, a room with some goodies, and two more secret passages. But I still cannot find the coveted Amulet of Strength. I think it is somewhere near the room with the key considering my magic map. But the problem is the room got sealed once I have been there. How cruel it is!

Found a secret room where there were bunch of arrows and golds and silvers (it's not the lava room). But still - I tried quite hard - couldn't find a Wand of Earthsmite (don't know what it does  ???). I almost couldn't find that ring that was on the floor of the last room.

Overall, I think the secret rooms are becoming too secret... Or just maybe I should try harder.

[Modified]  Got everything! How sweet!

Bug Reports / Re: Cannot use magic when the spell keys are changed
« on: August 23, 2014, 06:25:48 PM »
Oh my, you've made it much faster than I've thought!

I've tried it, and even though still numbers above the keyboards cannot be assigned to runes,

normal keys now can be assigned to runes! It works!

Thank you so much indeed :) Now I can go back and play it...

Hints, Cheats, Tips & walkthroughs / Re: The banshee and the wolves...
« on: August 22, 2014, 02:33:13 AM »
Heard that the banshee is immune to physical dammage. Not sure though since I haven't checked it myself.

This happened even to my window 7 32 when I reinstalled the AA. But thankfully, I waited patiently and the installation went find :)

Bug Reports / Re: Cannot use magic when the spell keys are changed
« on: August 22, 2014, 02:07:52 AM »
Thanks for the info! I also hope that the fix would come soon. It is weird that if I change the rune keys, even if I choose the correct runes using my mouse not the changed keys, the magic still wouldn't work.

Meanwhile, I don't have other choices but to play some other games.

Bug Reports / Cannot use magic when the spell keys are changed
« on: August 20, 2014, 08:07:01 AM »
Running window version of AA in window 7.

Since I was playing this game in laptop, I couln't use the keypad numbers, so assigned them to non-keypad numbers. Also assigned the spell casting button to 'F' and abort casting button to 'B'. Even though I had all the corresponding runes and indeed ordered the runes corresponding to the appropriate magic I wanted to use, any magic couldn't be casted. Only leaving the message, 'YOU FEEL SOMTHING IS JUST NOT RIGHT'.

Now reinstalled the game and backed up the character files. This time I didn't do anything about key assignment. Now magic works.

This time assigned the spell casting buttons to something like 'i, o, p, k, l, ;, ,, ., /'. It didn't work either :(

Maybe I've done something wrong then forgive me and please erase this topic.
My assumption is that the default assignment of the spell casting buttons(i.e. rune selecting buttons) shouldn't be changed, which means I cannot play any further. Oh my ...

General Discussion / Citizen Playthrough
« on: August 19, 2014, 04:28:19 PM »
I have several questions about it since this is my first play of AA. I decided to post my playthough into this seperate thread. Too bad there isn't any in-built screenshot key: I'm too lazy to take screenshot everytime and paste it into mspaint  :P

I chose citizen since he's so well balanced, though I doubt what the stealth factor does. Nice character for beginners so far.

I'm not gonna describe every action overwhelmingly. Just giving you the big picture of my journey.

Grabbed the iron sword(6 dmg) at the back building, several armors at the front building. I'm still using this iron sword. How sweat!
At the back entrance, I've killed every archers around the riverside(and also around the pond). Except that one archer: he was shooting at a very high altitude and I couldn't make a jump into that area. Grabbed two experience scrolls in total. Also grabbed a crossbow. I think the bolt is way too slow: it's good when you have to avoid those, but bad when you have to hit enemies.
Around the front building, I found a way to the druids. Killed everyone and grabbed everything.

Killed everyone, grabbed one experience scroll. Some archers were killed while were in the water, so couldn't get the copper coins from them :P. I've also got some rusty-bronze-whatever armor series. Equipped some of them. There was a piece of parchment saying something about the undead, but I exited before it became dark so I don't know if it was telling the truth. Anyway most of the papers I've found were really hard to read and I think they were also far from being helpful  >:(.

Easy and fun level. Killed everyone, grabbed everything(including that fire bolts on the top).

Sold some bolts before entering this level, which was a huge mistake. Well, I had enough healing potions but I could have saved them if I had the arrows. Tired of being poisoned... Yuk! Grabbed the jump ring, another ring(wooden ring I guess?) and several good armors. I entered the room where there were one normal druid and two poison druids(hidden room next to the orchard). I saw from the wiki that flourescent green potion can cure poison, drank it when I was suffering from the poison and had 1 hp, and died :( Later I found out that it could be a poison potion, too. What the hell?
By the way, I didn't check what happens if I die. I think I have infinite lives but get penalty about the experience, maybe?

That boss druid fight was quite hard at first since I couln't recognize that he was the boss  :o He just looked like a normal druid... Anyway killed everyone. Got a thin blue ring and a protection ring. Also the wand: it was great!
What the ornament ring does? Nothing? And do I get also protection from magic with protection ring? It was yellow-whatever ring. Lastly, if I have a high stats with magic, does it mean that I get a higher protection against magic also?

Got around 10 platinum after finishing the quest IIRC. Bought nothing except 3 runes since the price of everything was quite high and I didn't want to waste my money.

So I wanted to play the next quest, but what? I can play the first quest again? So I did it again, mainly because I wanted to know what was in the cliff I couln't reach at 1-1(since now I have the jump ring).

There was just nothing up on the cliff. Kinda disappointed...
Noticed that there are two healing potions at the center of the mage-dwelling forest.

Nothing new here.

Nothing new here.

There is a structure just in front of the first entrance into the building. I found the way to get into the left door. There were 3 druids and I found some runes. I got out of there into the orchard. At the orchard, there is one more structure that seems to be an exit from somewhere else. Maybe there might be one more secret place?
And I couldn't use any magic... For example, I have every runes to cast the 'cast of sand'. So I pressed the buttons 765 then pressed the casting button, but it says something is just not right. All other magics don't seem to work. Why?
By the way equipped 2 jump rings was hilarious  :D

Nothing new here.

Now I have around 20 platinums. Thinking of buying one fang blade(7 dmg). Any other suggestions?

General Discussion / Re: A few simple Questions about AA
« on: August 19, 2014, 11:33:12 AM »
Thanks for all of you! When I get pissed much off by some bad aspects of the game, I usaully quit playing the game. This game pissed off me by letting me get through the exit without asking me a bit, but it is still quite charming :)

I also want to point out that when the level is low, I can only hold really really small amount of things without being slowed. I mean, I'm playing as a citizen, with 25 strengh at level 1, and around 30 at level 3. It has a quite good strengh but still even just holding some foods, water and potions make me slow down :( Now I wonder what happens if I play as mage.

I think the wands were kind of a bandaid to another game design principle. This is why I so heavily modded wands in my personal mod of the game.

Could you let me know where I can see your, and also other people's mods? Maybe after completing this game normally, I would want to play it with some mods on it :)

General Discussion / Re: A few simple Questions about AA
« on: August 19, 2014, 02:20:16 AM »
Ah, Doing a great job with citizen but deleted it and doing it again  >:( I thought the exit gate of 1-2 was closed by default so I entered it mistakenly: I wanted to grab every items before I leave >:( Other than that, having a lot of fun :)

Few more questions.

1. I think there was a designated key to show the current time of the game. While I was changing the whole keys to my taste, I couln't do that again.

2. What does inn do? Without money, it doesn't even heal my health a bit! HOW RUDE!!! What a capitalism... And if I go to the inn, does the in-game time pass by? Does it have any effect on the game?

3. For all of the scrolls, only the experience scroll seems to have eternal effect on the character. Am I right?

4. I can sometimes kill the archer with 2 hits or even 4 hits with iron long sword(6 dmg). Why?

5. Is there any key designated for capturing picture of the game? It would have been great.

6. Are wands usable for only one time? 

7. I really wish I could swap weapons fast... Sometimes I really need to use sword and bow at the same time(at least it's much more fun!)

P.S. Man, I hate the exit. I really wish there was a pop-up asking if I really want to exit. It's crazy... made another mistake at 1-4.

General Discussion / Re: A few simple Questions about AA
« on: August 18, 2014, 08:53:28 AM »
Thanks a lot for such a fast reply!

To answer your questions:
1) No.  The game was designed to only save the character in between levels and returning to town.  There are places where your character will get stuck or die and you'll really be glad it only saves at the start of a level.
I understand the challenge. It was just because sometimes I got worried about being the quest too long to beat at the first trial: it would be really sad if I couln't beat the quest just because I didn't have enoguth time :(

2) Identification is on a per character basis.  Once you identify an item, that character always knows it.  Use identify scrolls and spells to identify the items you feel you need to know the most.  There have been requests to either turn off the identify system or even scramble up the items/pictures.
Well, personally, it's okay if all the identification process is just once-and-for-all required :) But indeed I felt a little bit being stupid that I couln't identify even the most basic items... By the way, there was an identify-all scroll or something: does it identify every items I hold? It sounds so great.

3) The look mode was added by popular request in when the game was ported to windows.  The reason the right mouse button does not allow looking is because it was mapped to casting spells.  Yes, picking up items currently requires tapping the tab key to go in and out of look mode.  However, if you can tilt the look mode down so the items are under the cursor, you can grab the items with the E key.
There was one load of arrows in the stairs. I tilted the mouse to grab it but failed :( But indeed I was able to grab items in the way you have depicted in quite many cases, though.

Anyway, I think the effort to make this kind of old game into a well-playable one even in window 7 should be praised a lot. I was literally shocked when I didn't have to check the compatibility or something to run this game. Especially the look mode was a saviour(I think most gamers would agree on this point). My best honour goes to whom achieved all of these.

General Discussion / A few simple Questions about AA
« on: August 18, 2014, 04:06:04 AM »

Hello. I've heard somewhere that this game is quite decent, so I'm trying it.

I've found it very amusing, but the gameplay was a little bit disappointing in some points.

Maybe its because I haven't find a suitable option inside the game, so I made the title as 'questions'.

1. Can't I save while I'm on the mission?

2. Do I always have to 'identify' something before I can use it?

If I have identified a certain item, and later see that type of item second time, do I have to 'identify' it again?

Moreover, I've checked the AA wiki, and some items' names are the same even after the identification process.

I think it is unnecessary and quite confusing... Why should I?

3. I found the 'look mode' was much better since I can use my mouse much more intrinsically, like in modern games.

I had played Hexen before, and just using the keybord was such a huge pain.

But in this game, while I'm on the 'look mode', it seems I cannot grab somthing.

So after I have killed someone, I have to go back to the original mode, grab the loot or whatever, and then go back to the look mode...

And I cannot see something in the look mode(right clicking the mouse) as far as I can remember. What the ...?

Thanks in advance.

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