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  1. On 5/27/2023 at 2:23 PM, BainIhrno said:

    For my "Of Good and Evil" port, you should probably use this download to ensure it works properly; some older versions had game-killing bugs.


    Thanks for the update.



    On 5/27/2023 at 5:40 AM, The Lurker said:

    I'll see if I can find a copy of it, but since I'd have to test it again before uploading it... Yep, it's likely to take some time.


    No worries, take your time.  I just hope if/when you do release it, the newer version gets enough exposure and the older links replaced.  I suspect many players must have used buggy, outdated versions over the years, had a bad experience or formed a unfavorable opinion, not knowing the author had already spent a lot of time addressing most of their issues.  Only problem was the newer version released by the author was probably in some obscure forum post.  🙃

  2. Lurker's finding of an updated version of a BoE scenario motivated me to list outdated versions of BoA scenarios that I noticed in Tyranicus' scenario database.  Perhaps someone might have copies of the "unavailable" versions lying around somewhere...

    Scenario                      Archived Version  Newer Version
    --------                        ----------------    -------------
    Adrift                            v1.0.0                     v1.1.0 (https://ephesos.webs.com/adrift.htm)
    Darkness                      v1.0.0                     v1.1.0 (https://ephesos.webs.com/darkness.htm)
    Shades of Gray            v1.0.0                     v1.1.2 (https://ephesos.webs.com/shadesofgray.htm)
    Embers of Rebellion    v1.0.1                      v1.1.0 (https://ephesos.webs.com/embersofrebellion.htm)
    Druids of Krell              v2.0.0                     v3.1.0 (https://ephesos.webs.com/druidsofkrell.htm)


    River and Leaf              v1.0                        v1.1 Enhanced (http://www.freewebs.com/ishadnha/BoAGFRiverleafPC.zip)

    In the Shadow of Dragons v1.0.0               v1.0.1 UNAVAILABLE (https://web.archive.org/web/20090403204018/http://www.freewebs.com/nemesis42888/scenarios.htm)


    Gluckcluck                   v1.0.0                      Bug Fix (t3l1dlg.txt) UNAVAILABLE (https://web.archive.org/web/20120110145901/http://www.freewebs.com/enragedslith/myscenarios.htm)


    Dilecia                          v1.0.1                       v1.0.2 UNAVAILABLE (https://web.archive.org/web/20110910170609/http://blades.ermarian.net/scenario/blades-of-avernum/dilecia)


    A Good Beginning       v1.0.0                      v1.0.1 UNAVAILABLE (https://web.archive.org/web/20110910181826/http://blades.ermarian.net/scenario/blades-of-avernum/good-beginning)


    El Presidente               v1.0.0                      v1.0.1 UNAVAILABLE (https://web.archive.org/web/20110912010722/http://blades.ermarian.net/scenario/blades-of-avernum/el-presidente)


    Turn That Frown Upside-Down 2  v1.0.0   v1.0.1 UNAVAILABLE (https://web.archive.org/web/20100819074742/https://blades.ermarian.net)


    Undead Valley            v1.0.0 ???                v1.0.1 (http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/avernum/blades/scen_stuff/medium.html) Version on Spiderweb has later timestamps but missing certain graphics files (G172.bmp)


    Outpost Valley is incorrectly listed as v1.0.0.  It should be v1.0.1


  3. Much appreciated, Lurker. Thanks.  I have noted down a list of outdated scenarios for BoA as well that I will soon post in the relevant section. Perhaps your magical hard drive might have copies of those, fingers crossed.

    Incidentally, I noticed some oddities/discrepancies in Nephil Thief's backup scenario archive that I think is worth mentioning since it might reduce confusion and benefit newer players who are looking for the latest bugfixed versions.


    Since the scenario filenames don't have version numbers appended to them, it's difficult to tell if the listed file is up-to-date. I had to comb through file contents and compare timestamps/checksums with versions I found elsewhere.


    - NorthernKingdom0_Prologue.zip is outdated (v1.0).  A newer version (v1.1) is availabe via the Internet Archive.


    - EdgeofEternity_The.zip and eternity.zip are duplicates. They both refer to the same scenario.


    - HutofBabaYaga_The.zip and babayaga.zip refer to the same scenario, but the latter has updated file timestamps which implies it's a newer version, yet it is missing what appears to be crucial files like babayaga.bmp, babayaga.meg. I don't know if this was intentional or accidental.


    - FinalSpireThe.zip and FInal Spire.zip refer to the same scenario, but the latter has updated file timestamps. Then again, it is missing crucial graphics and other miscellaneous files. I can't tell which of the two is the more definite version.


    - Kallaskagathos.zip and pippen.zip are duplicates; also, the file/directory structure on the former looks odd with a 0-byte file. Not sure if intentional.


    - QuestfortheOrbs.zip and QuestoftheOrbs.zip refer to the same scenario; the latter appears to be outdated.


    - SoundShowcase.zip and SOUNDS.zip refer to the same utility; the latter appears to be outdated.


    - The Nephils_ Defense.zip and The_Nephils__Defense_by_Bain-Ihrno.zip refer to the same scenario. The latter is outdated, but contains extra files.


    - War_Preparations_by_Bain-Ihrno.zip and War Preparations.zip are duplicates.


    - some of Alcritas' scenarios (An_Apology_by_Alcritas.zip, FallingStars.zip, OfGoodandEvil.zip, OnaShiptoAlgiers.zip) in the truesite-archive folder are older versions. Yes, there is a separate folder called alcritas-final-versions that have the most latest versions.  So why keep the older versions?  Newer players could easily accidentally download the older versions unless they do a lot of (unnecessary) investigating.

  4. I made a similar post on the BoE forum, but I suppose it's worth mentioning here too.  A lot of the scenarios in Tyranicus' BoA database are outdated versions.  The newer bug-fixed versions are mentioned in the scenario author's own site, which sadly don't exist anymore, and are only briefly accessible via the Internet Archive.


    I assume there must be some 'collector' out there who would've managed to grab the newer versions before they disappeared.  Maybe he/she is willing to share their archive (similar to Nephil Thief's google drive archive for BoE)?  I'll try to round-up a list of the outdated mods that I came across.

  5. Hello, has anyone managed to find the final bugfixed version (v1.3) of Shadow of the Stranger?  I'm also looking for Suspension of Tranquility.  I just hope these two don't end up as part of the "lost scenarios"....


    On a tangential note, does anyone have an archive backup of BoA scenarios?  Currently, the only site that works is Tyranicus' BoA scenario database, but most of the scenarios in his collection are heavily outdated sadly.  I just hope someone has a private backup archive for BoA scenarios similar to Nephil Thief's BoE google archive.

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