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  1. Some monsters are just highly resistant especially to physical damage after the early part of the game. There is usually at least one damage type that will do at least enough damage so you can kill them. Avernum: Escape from the Pit is worse in that there are some that are 95% resistant to either magical attacks or physical.
  2. Nightsade Perimeter quest bug?

    Did you place the stone after killing the skeletons in the top level? After doing the second stone, you get told by Cerise that another Hand is doing the third stone placement in the southwest corner so that might be the problem. You need to go there and see what happened. Doing it out of order shouldn't make a difference and you shouldn't need to start over. The worst would be going back to the autosave file from before getting into the zone.
  3. Reactivate Taygen Questline?

    The game splits significantly over Taygen because the other factions want you to do things that are the opposite of what he wants. You'll find that out for more than Camp Dranir.
  4. For Gnee, look around Olgai in the southwest area and say the right things. But you can save time by looking in Avit for a hidden switch in the southeast building.
  5. Plus you can always gather herb ingredients to have more energy elixirs made so you don't need to worry about running out. No need to restrict high spell energy spells.
  6. A4 Difficulty borked on Mac?

    Difficulty is lower in the Demo part of the game. Mostly it's increased monster health where it takes a little longer to kill them.
  7. I thought it was capped at 95% because that was in other recent games, but I see that you are right that it is capped at 90%. The to hit caps are hard coded into the game.
  8. In the early part, fighters especially miss because they are wearing too much encumbering armor. Removing some armor will let you hit better. Soon you will get to the maximum of 95% to hit chance no matter how much armor you wear. Even at maximum to hit chance you can have streaks of missing. But remember this can happen to the monsters too. The earlier games didn't have the chance of missing or auto hit like Dungeons and Dragons.
  9. To Steam or Not To Steam....

    Also if you still have the compressed version of the game and the same type of computer, Windows or Apple, you might be able to copy the compressed version over and install it. Then copy over the preference file to the equivalent location on the new computer.
  10. Check your special item list to see if you already have it and forgot.
  11. For Ornotha Ziggurat, the Vahnatai Lore book also requires the Blessed Athame to read it. The Vahnatai Lore near Patrick's Castle is to the east on an island reached by the Orb of Thralni after a duel with an efreeti.
  12. The game needs to be approved by 3rd party vendors like Apple Store and Steam. Right now it's close to a version that can be submitted to them.
  13. What will happen after Avernum 3 Ruined World?

    The last time this was asked with links to where to look for Jeff's thoughts on the matter: Upcoming games Hopefully the new game idea will be great. At least for the Geneforge gamers they will see the remakes starting in a few years. I don't think he's posted in the usual places anything new.
  14. What have you been reading recently?

    Win Bigly by Scott Adams explained how to use persuasion techniques to get what you want. Adams used them to persuade the reader that Donald Trump isn't evil and that his statements were just starting points to negotiate for what he really wanted. However after Adams lost speaking engagements and death threats for supporting Trump he neglected to include a significant number of examples of Trump's actions especially inciting his followers to violence against his opponents. I'll stick to his free Dilbert comic strips in future and stop buying his books.
  15. I'm pretty sure the games are in the same format so you could transfer it. Be sure to look at the tech support page on the game for game location to make sure you move it to the right spot. You're welcome.
  16. 1. He probably can't be killed at level 18, but you neglected to mention difficulty level. He gets more active as he loses health, but you do have an option to let him flee and miss out on an item drop. 2. I think you can get out through a passage to the south from a room near Drath. I don't remember if you have to fight past Drath to reach it. If you see a coffin with part of Demonslayer in it, then you went the right way. Welcome to Spiderweb Software. Please leave your sanity at the door. That's if anything is left after the last few hours of gaming. This game teaches you that just because you can get there doesn't mean you should explore there.
  17. Huzzah! I'm NOW Dr. Triumph! - edited

    Congratulation in joining the ranks of the well educated unemployed. Now you can relax and play Avernum 3: The Ruined World next year.
  18. Luminous plant's engineered by real wizards!(at MIT)

    Glow in the dark pets and babies so you can keep track of where the little things run off to in the dark. ... The Big Bang Theory where Sheldon bred glow in the dark fishes.
  19. I think you have to access each one from the different stairs from below in the room where you fought the monsters on the west side of the map and use a hidden switch. There are four different areas below with monsters and treasure with three of them on the east side.
  20. The Tiger's Den switch is on a wall in the southeast corner. Use the "u" command to highlight it.
  21. You just need to talk to the Gremlin women and report back to the men. Wisdom crystals add about 200 experience points to the character that uses one. If you wait until a spell casting character is about to level up, then you get the extra benefit of full spell energy which can help in combat. The Lava Dome requires finding the ropes to cut to form a bridge over to it. Then there is a puzzle to reach the center requiring asking around inside and doing tasks. Good luck.
  22. You can train in weapon skills and use items like Discipline Blade to help you get enough or near Adrenaline Rush. Having extra attacks in the first round of combat with area effect spells makes a big difference.
  23. You might be right. It's been a few years since I got that high in a game.
  24. That is one of the toughest fights in that part of the game. It's scripted so you need to keep using the basins and concentrate on that eyebeast. Positioning is important so you can attack without taking too much damage. Traits are every 5 levels after 30. You can usually finish the game in the low 30 level range or wander around the map gathering ingredients to make wisdom crystals to go up. Get the high level spells because of the greater damage in area attacks.