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Andarian
Sanctum of the Archmage Remake

Updates for Sanctum of the Archmage: The Sight and The Quest, v4.2, are complete! I'm now beginning what I hope will be the final playtest before packaging the adventure modules for release. :)

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TheBarbarian

Heck YES! laugh A Sanctum-marathon-session looms on the horizon!

I will prepare the traditional blanket-cocoon.

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Nick the Noodle

smiley yes

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Andarian

The first playtest of "The Sight" is done. I found a few minor fixes that needed to be made, particularly to some new last-minute features I added. I will be starting the first final playtest of "The Quest" this weekend.

P.S. For those interested, my new Sanctum of the Archmage novel, Dawn of Chaos, is available on Amazon at a discount over the next several days.

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Andarian

I finished my first playtest for "The Quest" last night. One of those "last minute" scripting features that I added ended up being badly borked and had to be re-written, which took a good part of the day. I still found a handful of bugs that need fixing, which I'll need to plan time for. It'll take another few weeks to finish up the fixes and do a full re-play test, but it's getting closer. :)

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Andarian

From The Sanctum: Sanctum Remake Coming Soon

"I’ve now finished a full playthrough of the soon-to-be-released remake of the Neverwinter Nights module series, Sanctum of the ArchmageThe Sight and The Quest. I found a handful of bugs and issues that I still need to resolve, which I’ll need to plan time for over the next few weeks. After one more playthrough to ensure they’re worked out, I should be able to release the remake sometime this summer."

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Andarian

The last round of fixes for the Sanctum remake is now it. I'm starting what I hope, this time, will be the final and successful playtest.

Fingers crossed!

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Jedijax

Will it still require all of the haks?

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Andarian

I'm not planning on removing any content, so yes. I'm going to try to package it a bit more conveniently, but it'll still be a large download.

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Andarian

The Sanctum 1 playtest is basically done. I found a few minor things that were easily fixed in-place and won't need a re-test. Interestingly, most of them were typos that had apparently been in previous versions of the module. I guess that taking up novel writing has improved my ability to spot them. :)

The Sanctum 2 test is underway, and so far looks good. I found a few minor scripting issues near the beginining. So far, they've also been things that I could fix in-place. I'm hoping to finish the main path test today.

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Andarian

Life has been hectic with non-modding stuff, but I was able to finish the baseline Sanctum 2 test this week. Most of what I found were minor typos. I should be able to fix these without needing to do a full campaign re-test.

I will need to do several more shorter tests, because the transition from Chapters 1 to 2 involves several "plot state" possibilities in which unfinished quests from The Sight can carry over to The Quest. Each of those threads needs to be tested to make sure the continuity is working. I'll be doing that next.

I also just received a review on "The Sight" that mentioned several issues that I'll need to look over -- and possibly, make further changes to address. That'll have to be added to my list. I'm hoping that any needed fixes will be easy to do and test.

So it's probably still going to require another couple of weeks at least for me to address all of that, re-do the documentation, and package the new campaign for upload. It's getting close, though, so stay tuned. :)

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sport
Well I'm excited, I played the first one err version ?? but it was before you released the second, I think I only replayed it once because I thought you where going to remake them for NWN2 which I didn't have until recently and WoT was still to much in my mind
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Andarian

Sport: thanks! So much of the module has been updated since the original version (released in summer of 2006) that it'll likely seem like a whole new experience. I think you'll like the changes. :)

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sport
So?... Taps foot were waiting...
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Andarian

Working on final updates as we speak. :) I'm hoping to to start the final re-test this week.

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Andarian

think I've now made the last of the fixes needed to the v42 remake. I'll try and start the final test tonight, and work through it over the next week. With luck I should be able to finish and prep it for release over the holiday weekend. :)

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Andarian

Testing proceeds apace! The main-line test of Chapter 1 is done, and I'm now halfway through testing Chapter 2. Only a few very minor fixes were needed in each that I was able to along the way. Once I finish the main-line Sanctum 2 test, then I have a few more tests to run for the alternate quest options. There are two quests that can be completed either in Chapter 1 or in Chapter 2, so I have to make sure the handoff is done properly for both cases. Once those final tests are done, I just have to update the documentation and package the remake for upload.

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Andarian

Update 9/4. The remake will be out sometime in September.

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Andarian

Remake status as of September 17:

The remake of Sanctum 1 (The Sight) is complete. All tests were completed earlier today with only minor issues (mostly typos, and all already fixed) that won't require re-testing.

I'm now about halfway through two final final test runs of Sanctum 2, with only similarly minor issues found so far. I expect to be able to finish all testing within the next few days. After that, the only remaining tasks are re-writing the documentation, and then packaging the remake for upload. Everything still looks on track for an end of September release.

EDIT (as of the end of Sept. 17th): The first final play-test of Sanctum 2 is done. Only a handful of minor things were found that will be easy to fix. I'll be able to check them on the second final playtest, which tests the other plot path. Still on track to finish testing this week and release the next.

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Andarian

Remake status as of September 26th

Playtesting is done. The Sanctum Remake is ready to be prepared for release!

The last two tasks I need are to re-write the documentation, and to organize the zip files for upload. That shouldn't take more than a few days at most. I should be able to get it all uploaded by this weekend (Sunday at the latest).

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Andarian

OK, Sanctum v4.2 has been uploaded. See here for more information!

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Andarian

Here's a new screenshot from Chapter 2 to whet everyone's appetite for the remake. :)

Flying to Mount Cassandra


 

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