[edit] Background

A world of fantasy and magic embraces an age of industrial revolution. Humans, Orcs, Dwarves, and Elves alike are experiencing an age of science and sorcery. Arcanum is a quest based adventure where the player has the option of taking on his opponents in real-time or in a turn based, strategic manner. Develop characters the way you want to, without the need for classes, and experience Arcanum alone or with friends online.

[edit] Features

  • Classless, point-based attribute system allows for limitless creativity in guiding your character's development.
  • Complex stat system underlies every event taking place within Arcanum.
  • Customize your character, including 8 basic stats (Strength and Charisma), more than a dozen derived stats (Poison Resistance and Character Speed), 16 primary skills (Gambling and Healing), 80 spells within 16 colleges, and 56 technological degrees within 8 disciplines.
  • Automatic character management features let you delve into the quest at hand for action-oriented players.
  • Explore a huge game environment, with dozens of cities, dungeons, and towns to find.
  • Meet more than 300 unique characters and 280 different monster types across the land of Arcanum.
  • Multiple paths to victory abound in the scores of quests surrounding the main storyline.
  • Accurate day/night cycles affect the gameplay, from combat to thieving skills.
  • Take on a band of ogres in real-time, or plan your strategy through a turn-based system of combat - you choose.
  • Take the adventure online cooperatively or competitively over the Internet or LAN.

[edit] Hardware Requirements

  • 300 MHz Pentium II
  • Windows 95/98/ME
  • 64 MB RAM
  • DirectX Compatible 8MB video card
  • quad-speed CD-ROM
  • 1.2 GB free disk space
  • 28.8 Kbps modem or higher for Internet Play
  • Audio board with speakers or headphones
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    Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura hi-res patch released

    Eight years, still going strong

    Apr 14, 2009, by Sean Ridgeley | 3 comments
    Arcanum Hits Stores Shelves

    Sierra today announced Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura the debut RPG from the core team that brought the gaming world the award-winning role-playing game Fallout, has shipped to computer retail outlets worldwide.

    Aug 21, 2001, by Peter Judson | 0 comments
    Chat with Arcanum developers on January 6th 2001

    Participate in live IRC Chat with Troika Games staff members on Saturday, January 6th at 7:00pm EST

    Jan 04, 2001, by Leo Chan | 0 comments

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    Best game Arcanum
    May 29, 04 7:06pm

    In making character, get good persuasion skills and picklock really helps. It's good...

    May 29, 04 11:50am
    great game Arcanum
    Jan 4, 04 7:35am

    It's an ok game, Worth the now budget price that you can get it for. But there are...

    Jan 29, 02 4:41am

    Heres a way 2 get money for free which is stupid but actually works:

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    Detective Basil
    Sep 5, 01 2:58pm

    After completing the entire game, here is my verdict. First, let me say that the...

    Sep 4, 01 10:10am

    the originalityin story and the diversity in gameplay should be enough but this game...

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    Release Dates
    • North America: Aug 21, 2001
    • Europe: Aug 24, 2001
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