1. INTRODUCTION [INT]
Thanks for downloading the Titan Quest/Immortal Throne Fan-Patch 1.17! Titan Quest, and its expansion set, Immortal Throne, were the flagship product of IronLore Entertainment. Unfortunately, the studio has since closed down, and there will be no more fixes or additions to the already great game.
This is where the Fanpatch comes in; the Fanpatch fixes many remaining bugs and flaws within the game and is the culmination of the hard work of many modders from www.titanquest.net. The goal of the patch is to ensure that even though IronLore has closed it doors, Titan Quest will be continually updated through the efforts of its fans.
The patch tries its best to fix the game such as to the intent of the designers, and does not make any balancing changes or creative changes (unless as necessary for the resolution of a particular problem).
2. DISCLAIMER [DIS]
Titan Quest and Immortal Throne were created by IronLore Entertainment, The intellectual property of Titan Quest and Immortal Throne is owned by THQ. This fan-patch does not claim to owe any assets of the game. Users of this patch use it entirely at their own risk.
3. Installation and Technical Details [TECH]
Note: if you have modified your existing game files, the installer might not recognize your version of the game or install correctly. In this case, restore the files you changed before running the patch. If you're not sure which files you changed, simply reinstall Immortal Throne to be sure (this will not affect your character/save data). Also, we've made a number of optimizations to the patch since 1.1.16, so installing on a fresh installation of Immortal Throne will have the best results.
If this is your first time installing the community patch, please be read up on the the quest-reward fixes here:
4. What is fixed? [FIX]
Bugs fixed in patch v1.17
- Outsider's damage does not increase past level 15.
- Liche King's Soul Blight projectile has no sound and no visible impact.
- Nymph has no aggressive or defensive controllers.
- Nymph's weapon attack does not use flat damage from pet bonuses.
- Briarward does not get Epic or Legendary health boosts.
- Shaman's Leggings still give double recharge bonuses.
- Spellbreaker projectile fails to affect targets half the time.
- Revenant Greaves still don't drop, and Epic and Legendary variants aren't linked.
- Gigantes defensive auras fail to activate because of an animation problem.
- Gigantes monster gear and monster infrequent gear is a mess.
- Normal Scepter of the Liche King has irregular damage values.
- Monster Infrequent leg armor from Act 4 monsters can drop without affixes.
- Percentage poison damage completion bonuses on relics and charms do not work.
- Percentage poison damage boosts on Battlemarker shrines do not work.
- Ravages of Time icon is too large.
- Traps became dumber in 1.1.16.
- Inzu the Dune Raider is a Beastman (should be Demon).
- 6678 should be 6788
- Removed fix notes from previous patch change logs that have been confirmed as not having been implemented, or not working as intended.
Additional Features of v1.17
o Allskins: all the skin bottles from the latest AllSkins mod 0.8a have been added so players can see each others' skins online and trade bottles. We've also included optional vendors so that players can purchase skin bottles from all versions, past and present, of the allskins mod. To access this option, use the menu's "Unlock Content" button and type in this code: 123. This will drop 2 artifacts, each of which will spawn the appropriate vendor when equipped. Additionaly, we also included specialty skin vendors for adult skins, dress-mesh skins, and skirtless-mesh skins (unlock code: 12345). Note: a player must be using the dress mesh or skirtless mesh in order to properly display skins purchased from those vendors (found in Allskins 0.8). Also, summoned vendors will not disappear until you exit the game, so we recommend summoning them in a city.
o Custom Item Support: items from some custom-game mods have been included in the patch to prevent their loss when accidentally loading a custom-game character into a different mod or into the regular game. If you bring these items into the original game, they will appear in your inventory as unusable parchments until returned to the originating mod.
Custom games currently supported:
If you have a mod with new items, and would like take advantage of the custom-item support in the next fanpatch, register on titanquest.net and go to the fan patch forums to request your mod's inclusion:
Bugs fixed in beta patch v1.1.16
- Polyphemus now gets the proper resistance across difficulties
- Frozen monsters with unique spears are now fixed
- Odontotyrannus (Beast) no longer drops Demons Blood charm
- Double resistances from undead were removed
- Removed double -%recharge for normal Shaman's Helm. Normal Shaman's Helm now gets a single -5%recharge bonus.
- Nightmistress' Staff projectile range has been restored, and new projectile is more visible
- Legendary Tiger Claw now gives a proper OA bonus
- Attackspeed of Shiverblood fixed
- Hermes Sandals now has proper bonuses for all three difficulties
- Hermes Sandal movement speed bonus increased to 5/6/7 for N/E/L
- Scepter of the Liche King's base damage fixed
- Might of Hephaestes now activates it's granted skill properly
- Batrachos Greaves have been restored to give +%DA instead of DA again
- Coredweller now casts Taunt when in agressive mode
- Mortal Wound now has consistent increase levelling up.
- Ravages of Time icon is now replaced with a square to show it's an active skill
- Vision of Death now properly causes all successfully feared monsters to flee instead of sometimes getting stuck
- Liche King's Arcane Blast can now be used if the Liche is lower than level 5
- Persephone's mesh is now fixed
- Near invisible projectiles on staffs without base damage are now replaced by a more visible projectile
- The attribute points you get from the Great Emperor are no longer forfeited if miss your opportunity to talk to the emperor's ghost.
- Hades Generals quest reward now finally works.
- Stygian Lurker quest reward can now be regained.
- Hidden Treasure quest no longer gives incorrect experience if you complete quest before talking to quest giver.
Note: All changed quests will no longer be visible in your quest log. The game will check your character when you load a game in 1.1.16 and let you know if your character has any missing quest rewards and give you a one-time message telling you to visit Laches at the Helos portal, who will recover your missing rewards and restore your quest log entries (though other rewards previously obtained on those quests will not be displayed). For more information about Quest Reward Recovery, visit the bugfix forums at titanquest.net:
Bugs fixed in beta patch v1.1.15
- Controllers Fixed for megalesios spirit
- Chest Traps Fixed (fire, frost, plaque, and poison)
- Dark Obelisk Soul Fixed
- Charon Minion Fixed
- Night Mistress Hero Fixed
- Many NPCs in Act 4 Fixed
- Mob pools through out all acts Fixed
- About 30 Mob Skills fixed
- Effects for Eruption, Wildfire, Arrows(default, marksmanship, and scatter shot) and Dart(default) Fixed
- Many Chest loot tables Fixed
- Loot Table for Clam Shell Fixed
- Many Loot Tables for mobs Fixed
- Few Shrines in Greece, Babylon, Egypt, and Orient fixed
- Quest Objects Mushroom Chest, Root Chest, and Urn of the Titans Fixed
- Few UI Improvments (roll over style on ground items, and main hud)
- Bug in Cliff Wall of Hades Cave Fixed
Bugs fixed in beta patch v1.1.14
- Added updated Templates.arc for modders
- Misspellings in the EN version
- Talos, Hydra and Megalesios do not drop armgear in Legendary. They drop 2x the amount of headgear instead.
Bugs fixed in beta patch v1.1.13 and before
- Ravages of Time does not reduce damage.
- Nymph actually does less damage on level 19 and 20.
- The minus physical damage from Fatigue is totally messed up
- Pets aren't able to use petskills above their max level
- Level 11 and 12 of Reflection yield no increase
- Ternion Attack,the skill of "Spirit Mastery" will not take advantage of the "projectile speed bouns" witch Arcane Lore offered.
- Triumph does not reduce damage
- Homados/Barbarian's Spiked greaves gives a wrong bonus
- Some damage bonuses don't work correctly. As can be seen in the editor, they should give two bonuses, but only one displays (and works). It concerns the following suffixes: "of Destruction, "of Carnage", "of Devastation" and "of Annihilation".
- Normal affixes on equipment in Epic/Legendary
- Epic Herakles relics give better bonuses than Legendary ones
- The +%Armor Protection completion bonus for Theban and Battlemage sets does work, but does not display correctly.
- Armour on Ismene's Bracers is not given
- The diseased plumage and venom sac charms sometimes don't yield a completion bonus.
- -%recharge and -%energy cost on Divine scroll of Archmages Fury doesn't work.
- Schlilsh's Skinner (MI sword of the swamp Anourans); the bleeding damage it does is messed up across the difficulties
- Affixes that grant a -%recharge bonus don't work.
- Erebus Crystal completion bonus mixes up Legendary with normal bonus
- Overseer's Crest should give +2 to earth enchantment but doesn't.
- Golden Fleece doesn't give the right amount of -%energy cost cost.
- The loot tables are messed up, some items do not drop correctly. A partial fix for this was made.
- Some bonuses that were obviously intended (+2 defensive skills on shields, +1/2 to certain class skills on staves and some more).
- The Hermes Sandal relic is present in the database, but doesn't drop
- The Hermes Sandal relic doesn't give bonuses on completing
- Drop rates for Ismene's Helm - enemies have 0% chance to wear this.
- Bloodborn Leggings; the correspondent table refers to helmets instead of leggings.
- Shaman Helms - gets -12% recharge at Normal, 0% at Epic and Legendary.
- Shaman Leggings - gets -12% recharge at Normal, 0% at Epic and Legendary.
- Some textures are not readable by textureviewer
- Numerous bad linkage errors in the database
- Blacksmith in Epic Knossos doesn't sell helmets.
- Merchants do not sell bows in Epic Act 2.
- +% damage bonuses on relics aren't working correctly in beta patch v1.09RC
Unofficial patch bugs
- Leonidas (NPC from Sparta/Athens) is frozen in patch 1.12RC
- hopefully fixed all the not moving npc/monsters, the animation files were removed from a lot of the dbr's in xxdxxd's collection of fixes that luedtke added to the patch
- Some mobs became rather powerful with patch 1.12RC, so some of their items were removed again
- Tower of Judgement entrance is stuttering, which causes lagging.
- The Crystal room stuttering causes lagging.
- The game files were organized better to give a small perfomance increment
- Completed Embodiment of Anubis relic displays wrong. (It's lifted).
- Spearmen from athens have swords in their right hands.
- The skins of the Allskins Mod were included in the patch. This enables you to see many skins on multiplayer and be able to trade the skin bottles from other players and apply them. To use these skins yourself you need to use the Allskins Mod though.
Q. Will this patch make the game easier or harder?
A. The balance of the game is untouched, we choose to only fix the obvious bugs for this game. There won't be a big impact for most players.
Q. Ravages of Time is still broken!
A. You have to activate it manually now, like the Deathchill Aura. We transformed the circle to a square to indicate it's an active skill now
Q. Will characters who have completed the Lurker's quest or other quests with messed up rewards now get the correct reward?
A. Not automatically. But a work-around was installed, if you did the Stygian Lurker, Hades Generals, or Great Emperor quests, but didn't receive your reward, or lost it, you can now talk to Laches, an NPC next to the Helos portal stone. He will give you the correct reward. For more information:
Q. It's not working like it should and I can't find it the answer in this FAQ
A. Please visit www.titanquest.net/forums and locate the official FAQ url, which will be more up-to-date. If you cannot find the answer there, post your question there. Please do not pm the creators of this patch. Ask your questions publically so everyone can see the solution and the small team isn't overburdened with questions. It will also allow others to answer your questions.
Q. Will this patch work on the original Titan Quest game, without Immortal Throne?
Q. Are you sure? Couldn't I just ignore you and try it anyway?
A. Yes and yes.
Q. I tried to patch the original game, and now when I start the game the main menu is all messed up, and I can't see my character. Can you guys help me fix this?
Q. I heard this patch fixes Homodos. I spent a long time farming for my Homodos. Is there a way to get this patch without the Homodos fix?
Q. Could you make the game more like Diablo 2 in the next patch?
Q. I have installed the patch, gone to talk to Laches, then uninstalled the patch, then installed it again, then went to talk to Laches again, and he gave me the quest rewards again. I've done this 10 times now, but I don't think the rewards are stacking like I hoped they would.
A. That's not really a question, is it?
I don't know what version of the game I have.
When you load the game, it should say in the lower right-hand corner of the main screen.
I have the correct version number for the installer I downloaded, but it still says I have the wrong version.
If you have the right version, but the installer still doesn't recognize it, then some of your installation files have been modified. Restore the modified files and run the installer again. If you are unsure which files you need to restore, then you will have to reinstall Immortal Throne before running the patch.
My digital version of the game is suddenly asking for a DVD after I installed the patch
This problem is probably caused because you used the manual patch files of a previous patch version. Use the "start backup.exe" to launch the game.
8. Credits [CRE]
A lot of people were involved with this unofficial patch. I've tried to give credit where credit was due, but I could mess up - please report if you are missing or incorrectly represented on the credit did and I will gladly rectify it. The names on the credits are given in alphabetical order. Unless noted otherwise, the names are the handles they use at www.titanquest.net
Current Fanpatch Team:
o Yerkyerk, Munderbunny, SoulSeekkor, EJFudd
Testing, suggestions, feedback, ideas and stuff:
o Batman, Ganymed, Gene, Knivel, Kupferstecher, luedtke6788, lufe, McGyverForTehWin, pamplmoose, Pyrite, Soranor, yerkyerk and many others
o The members of the late IL development team for bringing us this great and severely underrated game. And to Lufe and Fathersquid for allskins, and for bringing that work to the community.
o Munderbunny for doing all the fixes and raising the quality of the patch for 1.16 and 1.17
o luedtke6788, for her disproportionnaly large part in this project.
o All testers and bug reporters that I forgot to mention.