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Thread: T2 FM: The Drymian Codex (10 Mar, 2013)

  1. #76
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2012
    Location: Seattle
    Whew, "mission complete" hit just half a second before one of the amped-up treebeasts would have skewered me. (I choose to imagine that Garrett then slipped safely up onto some ledge. ) Thanks for a great experience! What really stood out for me were the pacing and coherence. With the number of different types of area involved, it might have gotten episodic or lagged in parts, but the atmosphere sustained the tension, the transitions felt organic, and the fiction really sold the interconnectedness of the different areas and characters.

  2. #77
    Member
    Registered: May 2003
    Location: West Seattle
    WOW
    the sewers had me so uneasy I wasn't sure I could play the rest of the mission... but I've continued
    I have a list of little things to look out for, but right now I'm trying to get down to the lower crypts - can I get a hint to the key's location on normal?

  3. #78
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    Not sure where you're talking about. Do you mean the Hammer crypt?

  4. #79
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2003
    Location: Cambridgeshire UK
    MrMunkeepants: If you mean what I think you mean use your lockpicks.

  5. #80
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    That's where I thought he meant too but the key word threw me.

  6. #81
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2006
    Thanks Yandros, Random Taffer and Tannar. Nice SFX effects and illuminable water, a treebeast reminds predator with their green blood. And pagan girls with bow look so sexy. Great work, taffer! Keep it this way.

  7. #82
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: France (Saint-Gobain)
    Found a way inside the the Hammerite Monastery withouth using the sewers :near the starting point just slash with your sword the entrance hammerite doors, after 4 slashes both doors will open

  8. #83
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2012
    Thank you very much for this really nice mission. I had fun playing it!

    But there are two things strange:
    1. What did this lever behind the gate in the crypt do, where you need the rusty key? I thought it would open the sealed area (i.e. open the door where the warning hung), but the only thing that happened was, that this warning surprisingly lay on the ground - the door still closed. Perhaps this was a coincidence.
    2. After the battle (hammerites versus pagans) some of the spiders were... well, "broken". It seems that their legs were all fixed at one point (not at eight) of their body, and there was a strange... "line" attached to somewhere out of sight to their body. (Hard to describe.)

  9. #84
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    1. It does open the doors to the Hammer (unhaunted) crypt. But they close after a short while. If the note is on the ground then that shows the doors have been opened. If you don't go through that way but come from the monastery side then you'll see the note is on the door.

    2. Haven't a clue about this.

  10. #85
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: France
    @Pedro: Good find, I'll fix that in the next update.

    @Notesthes: 2. I have no idea. Are these spiders already in the mission somewhere (sewers) or ones hatching from eggs you're throwing?


    Edit
    @Kerrle - I emailed your fixed savegame back to Nickie. You can also get my email address from my profile here for future reference. The only reason it should have been unfrobbable is if NVScript is not working for you, but if that were the case you'd be having all sorts of other issues. I assume that's not the case, so I'm chalking this up to some kind of fluke.
    Last edited by Yandros; 12th Mar 2013 at 08:25.

  11. #86
    d. 2014
    Registered: Oct 2011
    Location: lancashire north of england
    yandros i still cant find it i checked he desk no switch am i in the right room where the conversation takes place the room with the flooded room leaver

  12. #87
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    No. It's Captain Standish's room which is in the basement of the monastery itself.

  13. #88
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2003
    Quote Originally Posted by kdau View Post
    Whew, "mission complete" hit just half a second before one of the amped-up treebeasts would have skewered me. (I choose to imagine that Garrett then slipped safely up onto some ledge. ) Thanks for a great experience! What really stood out for me were the pacing and coherence. With the number of different types of area involved, it might have gotten episodic or lagged in parts, but the atmosphere sustained the tension, the transitions felt organic, and the fiction really sold the interconnectedness of the different areas and characters.
    LOL!! That is EXACTLY how my mission ended!!!

  14. #89
    d. 2014
    Registered: Oct 2011
    Location: lancashire north of england
    Quote Originally Posted by cardia1 View Post
    Found a way inside the the Hammerite Monastery withouth using the sewers :near the starting point just slash with your sword the entrance hammerite doors, after 4 slashes both doors will open
    thanks,that saved a lot of time

  15. #90
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2007
    Location: Germany
    I might be late to the party, but anyway:
    Congratulations on releasing such a fine mission!

    I haven't fully explored all of the mission yet but I had a lot of fun so far. Although the original FM was nice too, this reloaded version simply surpasses it with ease.
    Well done guys!

  16. #91
    Just finished The Drymian Codex and it was awesome! Every time a fanmission comes out, I feel as if I've been given the best present ever. Thank you !

    The spider eggs proved super-useful against those pagan tree monsters or what they're called. Threw a spider at one of those 'treesters', and they both keep chasing each other in a circle and will probably remain like that forever .
    Last edited by Yamatotakeru; 12th Mar 2013 at 10:48.

  17. #92
    d. 2014
    Registered: Oct 2011
    Location: lancashire north of england
    Quote Originally Posted by nickie View Post
    No. It's Captain Standish's room which is in the basement of the monastery itself.
    thankyou nickie

  18. #93
    Summer Vacation Contest Winner 2010
    Registered: Sep 2003
    Location: PacificNorthWest...Near Forks
    Congratulations on your release guys ! Superb Mission !

  19. #94
    New Member
    Registered: Feb 2008
    Please a direct hint for the magic seal on the codex .
    Last edited by nickie; 12th Mar 2013 at 11:39. Reason: Spoiler cover added

  20. #95
    Member
    Registered: May 2005
    Location: France
    Quote Originally Posted by carlos schmidt View Post
    Please a direct hint for the magic seal on the codex .
    The solution is in the wall reliefs.

  21. #96
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: France
    If you need a more precise hint, it's on the door through which you entered the room.

  22. #97
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2012
    1. It does open the doors to the Hammer (unhaunted) crypt. But they close after a short while. If the note is on the ground then that shows the doors have been opened. If you don't go through that way but come from the monastery side then you'll see the note is on the door.
    I thought I walked directly to the gate after activating the switch (with skneaking around our friend, of course). Hm, perhaps I am wrong; or I were too slow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yandros View Post
    @Notesthes: 2. I have no idea. Are these spiders already in the mission somewhere (sewers) or ones hatching from eggs you're throwing?
    Nope, I haven't thrown any egg. [...]
    Edit: Mystery solved.
    Last edited by Notesthes; 13th Mar 2013 at 11:40.

  23. #98
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: France
    As I recall that gate opens immediately and begins closing again after 20 seconds. It also takes a good 10 seconds to open, so you should have over 30 seconds to get there. If you try again and it's definitely not opening, it sounds like you have a script issue perhaps. In that case, feel free to email me the savegame and I'll take a look.

  24. #99
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    I was a bit slow once and found it had closed again.

  25. #100
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2000
    Location: Land of enchantment
    Quote Originally Posted by hawk View Post
    thanks,that saved a lot of time
    LOL. The idea is to enjoy the mission, not save time. You miss a lot by not going through the sewers, so that cheat should be avoided.

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