Dungeon Lords v1.1 Patch

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Dungeon Lords : Readme File v1.1
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Contents

1. Introduction

2. System Requirements
2.1. Minimum
2.2. Recommended
2.3. Multiplayer

3. DirectX 9 and Drivers

4. Performance and Configuring

5. Additional Information

6. Uninstalling Dungeon Lords

7. Technical Support & Contact

8. Related Web Sites

9. Legal

NOTE: Additional information on the Dungeon Lords v1.1 release can be found,
along with other language translations online at:

http://www.DungeonLords.com


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1. Introduction
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Dungeon Lords is an action-driven RPG (Role-playing game) set in a fantasy
setting where YOU become the hero in a fantastic adventure story. The great
wizard Galdryn of the Meadows has been slain by a deadly conspiracy within the
Circle of Mages and his chief ally, Lord Davenmor, now struggles to save his
kingdom from a marauding army. Lord Davenmor has promised his daughter
Ellowyn's hand in marriage to the evil Lord Barrowgrim to quell the invasion,
but her heart belongs to another and after learning of her father's pledge she
has vanished. Sensing treachery, Lord Barrowgrim has sent his army once to
destroy Lord Davenmor and raze the kingdom. You enter the story outside of
Davenmor's stronghold of Fargrove, where you receive a mysterious summons...


To Play the Game:

1) Launch the Dungeon Lords shortcut.

2) From the Main Menu select Single Player.

3) Select Create New Character

4) Decide your Race and class, and allocate your ADV points as you want. Click
on Play this Character when done.

5) Watch the narrative intro video for some background info if you wish, and
start playing.

You can also adjust various settings like controls, video settings, and
game options of the Main Menu under the Options selection.


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2. System Requirements
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2.1. Minimum:
OS: Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP with DirectX 9.0c or greater
CPU: 1.0 GHz processor
RAM: 384 MB
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM: 4X speed
Hard Drive Space: 1.8 GB available
Video: 64 MB DirectX 8.1 card with hardware
Transform & Lighting support (NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS or better)*
Sound: DirectX 8.1b or better compatible
Input: Keyboard and mouse

2.2. Recommended:
OS: Windows® XP with DirectX 9.0c or greater
CPU: 2.4 GHz processor
RAM: 512 MB
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM: 4X speed
Hard Drive Space: 1.8 GB available
Video: 128 MB DirectX 9 card (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 or better)*
Sound: DirectX 8.1b or better compatible
Input: Keyboard and mouse


2.3. Required for multiplayer:
Internet (2-8 players): 56Kbps or faster Internet connection
High-speed broadband strongly recommended.
Local Network (2-8 players): TCP/IP compliant LAN


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3. DirectX 9 and Drivers
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Dungeon Lords has been tested with a variety of video
and sound cards. Please ensure all drivers are up to date for the
system hardware, especially for video cards.

Please note that the game doesnot curently work with the Intel Extreme Graphics
chipset - this chipset does not support Hardware Transform and lighting.


The latest drivers for NVIDIA based cards can be found here:

http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp


The latest drivers for ATI based cards can be found here:

http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html


Dungeon Lords requires DirectX 9.0c. If your system does not meet this
requirement, DirectX 9.0c will be automatically installed during the Dungeon
Lords installation. However, if problems are encountered with DirectX you may
wish to obtain the latest version directly from Microsoft:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/downloads/default.asp


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4. Performance and Configuring
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Dungeon Lords requires both good CPU and Graphics processing power for an
optimum playing experience. If you find your framerate to be too low, please
adjust your video settings under the Options Menu.

For multiplayer gaming please be aware that the speed of the system hosting the
game will affect the gameplay experience.

Also for multiplayer play on the Internet behind a firewall and/or proxy
server please make sure to have the required port open to connect.
Dungeon Lords by default uses port 2606 (UDP). Dungeon Lords will not connect
without an open port.

Note GameSpy Arcade utilizes additional ports. A list of those ports and
other support for GameSpy Arcade can be found here:

http://www.gamespyarcade.com/support/firewalls.shtml


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5. Additional Information
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Information on some of the following topics was not included or has
changed since the printing of the manual:


Version 1.1 Updates

Gameplay tweak: Monsters less aggressive in some areas of the game.
Gameplay tweak: Magic items appear at a more even rate.
Gameplay tweak: Ice magic now holds opponents longer.
Gameplay tweak: Exploit reselling single use scrolls and lockpicks can no
longer be abused.
Gameplay tweak: Boons from relics at Talendor adjusted.
Added feature: Additional spells added for specific types of magic.
Added feature: New heraldries added for specific quest bonuses.
Added feature: Players may skip voice-over/text dialogues with NPCs.
Bug fix: Screen resizing issues in the User-Interface fixed.
Bug fix: Bargain skill works correctly for reselling items.
Bug fix: occasional guild inventories not showing up in MP now fixed.
Bug fix: Pain Sting (nether spell) now fixed.
Bug fix: Flickering on load screen no longer occurs.
Bug fix: Occaisional hang under MP in Fargove Slums now fixed.
Bug fix: Order of the quests at the Celestial Order in Fargove adjusted.
Bug fix: In the Shadow Ruins, the Blue Athena Statue now drops the Shadow
Crystal even after failing the chess puzzle.


**IMPORTANT NOTE on TASK SWITCHING**

Dungeon Lords does not currently support multitasking when run as a full-screen
application. If you use the Alt-Tab key combination to minimize the game you
will need to close it from the Task Manager and will lose any progress since
yourlast save.

You can play Dungeon Lords in a window by running the executable using the
command line parameter "dlords -gdi". Playing in this mode will allow you to
switch between applications, however mouselook will no longer work and you will
need to map the view rotations to the keyboard.

- Some users have reported that difficulty hearing the voiceover. This can be
adjusted by reducing the volume of the other ambient sounds in the controls on
the options screen.

- Users on some systems may experience a flickering on the main menu screen if
it is left to idle. This may be due to triple buffering on the video card
and can tweaked in your video display settings.

-Users must use the sliders to adjust settings on the options screen.

-Users on some systems have reported load time lengthening as they progress
through the game during long play sessions. Restoring from a saved game seems
to solve this issue.

-The potion of Power currently has no effect.

- Multiplayer games have been designed so that they can be resumed using fewer
characters than were originally present when the game was saved. However,
resuming without a character in possession of quest items may cause progression
issues.

- There is a known multiplayer issue where if either 2 human females or 2 male
dwarf characters are in the game and one tries to exit, the other machine will crash.
This can result in loss of progress in situations where a client machine exits,
and the host machine was continuing to play but had not saved.


Manual Errata/Addendum

Page 7 - Game Settings
The default volumes for the different sounds in the game should be as follows:
Sound Effects=28; Music=80; Ambient=28; Speech=100

Page 9 - Creating Custom Characters
The last 4 options (face, skin color, hair style, hair color) are inactive in the
game.

Page 14 - The Game Screen
A line is missing from the end of this section indicating that the game compass can
be seen at the upper right hand corner of the screen.

Page 15 - Inventory
The junk inventory is inactive. Duplicate items are discarded from inventory as
they are picked up.

Page 18 - Repair, Identify
The identify ability was removed from the game after it was determined that it did
not offer significant benefits in its current form. Repair was also removed for
balance reasons relating to deterioration of weapons/armor during combat.

Page 23 - Obtaining Treasure and Other Items
As noted above, duplicate items that are picked up are automatically discarded
rather than being placed into the junk inventory.

Page 25 - Camping
Some hearths are lit in-game but the actual fire does not appear. This does not
affect whether a player can actually camp there or not.

Page 32 - Hosting/Joining An Internet Game
Selecting Multiplayer from the main menu, leads you to a new menu - LAN or Internet.
Selecting the Internet option allows you to pick Direct IP (connect directly to
an IP address) or Gamespy, which uses the Gamespy service to find and connect to
other players.

Page 38 - Keyboard Controls
The automap feature has been removed from the game, so the M key is unused by
default.

Page 41 - Skills
As noted above, the Identify and Repair skills are inactive.


NOTE: Additional information on the Dungeon Lords v1.1 release and the
contents of this secton can be found, along with other translations
online at:

http://www.DungeonLords.com


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6. Uninstalling Dungeon Lords
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To uninstall Dungeon Lords:
Browse to the Dungeon Lords folder on your Start Menu, then select "Uninstall."

Alternatively, you can open your Control Panel, choose "Add/Remove Programs,"
select Dungeon Lords then click "Remove."


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7. Technical Support & Contact
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NORTH AMERICA
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If you are experiencing technical problems with this software, and you have
carefully followed the instructions in this readme, you may find further
support in the following places:

Please visit the Technical Support section of our Web site at:

Online Support ­ http://www.dreamcatchergames.com/

We have posted common problems and solutions that may help you. We also
suggest that you complete the Technical Support form located at our Web site.
Please provide a detailed description of the problem you are experiencing
(i.e. error message, where in the game the problem occurs, etc.). This will
help our Representatives find a solution much quicker.

Phone Support - 416-638-6151*

If you would like to speak with one of our Technical Support Representatives,
our hours of operation are from 10am to 7pm EST, Monday through Friday.

Please have the following ready:

1) Information about your computer's configuration (i.e. RAM, MHz, video
and sound cards). You may use the Technical Support form at our Web site
as a guide.

2) A detailed description of the problem (i.e. error message, where in the
game the problem occurs, etc.).

3) Immediate access to your computer so the Representative may walk you
through the steps.

4) Pen and paper to take any notes.

* Phone support is located in Toronto, Canada.

EUROPE
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FRANCE
Dreamcatcher Europe
E-mail: techsupport@dcegames.com
Site Web: http://www.dcegames.com
Tech-Line (France uniquement): 08 25 15 33 84 (0.15€/mn).
Du lundi au vendredi de 10h à 13h et de 14h à 18h.
Solutions (France uniquement): 08 92 68 99 10 (0.34€/mn, 24h/24h).

UNITED-KINGDOM
Mindscape UK
E-mail: uktechsupport@mindscape.com
Website: http://www.mindscape.com
Phone: 09 06 21 65 432 (25p/mn).
9:30–13:00 / 14:00-16:30 - Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.

BENELUX
Dreamcatcher Europe
E-mail: techsupport@dcegames.com
Site Web: http://www.dcegames.com

PORTUGAL
PlayGames
E-mail: suporte@playgames.pt
Website: http://www.dcegames.com
Tel: 22 608 83 33
Monday to Friday 9:00-12:30 / 14:00-18:00

MEXICO
Technical Support
E-mail: aocharan@edicionesb.com
Tel. 0155-1101-0689
Hotline: 01800-690-1103
9:00 a 17:00 – lunes a viernes

For other countries:
Tech-Line : + 33 (0) 1 44 65 72 07
Monday to Friday 9:00-13:00 / 14:00-18:00


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8. Related Web Sites
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Dungeon Lords is brought to you by Heuristic Park and DreamCatcher Games.
Please visit us online at:

http://www.Dungeonlords.com
The official Dungeon Lords website and forums.

http://www.dreamcatchergames.com/
DreamCatcher's North American website.

http://www.dcegames.com/
DreamCatchers's European website.

http://www.heuristicpark.com
The website of Heuristic Park.


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9. Legal
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