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    I played the demo of this game and it was good enough that I had to purchase it off Steam this weekend. With the patches out (over 800Mbs) it is a really fun game. Titan Quest/Diablo/Sacred hybrid. Very nice graphics and gameplay. Looking for peeps to co-op online with.

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    To Update the First Post.

    Ok I can confirm that Sacred is working 100% on Closed Net with windows 7 64bit ultimate.

    I would imagine a lot of your are using the Beta's for windows 7...I was. There seems to be a big difference between then beta releases and the public release.

    What I did to play sacred.
    Installed Windows 7 64bit
    Browse to this folder (if you are using Steam)
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\sacred 2\system
    Apply compatibility mode to sacred2.exe and s2gs.exe
    Choose Windows XP SP3 and check run as administrator
    IF you are using Nvidia based cards disable Physics at the adpater level.
    Also be sure to disable Physics in the game.

    Thats it. After that I am able to play on closed net servers. Open net servers I constantly get error 10 disconnects...UNLESS the host is on Windows XP then I can play open net as well.
     
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    I just picked it up off of Steam also. Took forever at 1.5Mb with the initial 12GB download and the huge patches. It didn't help that we were having storms and the satellite was quite unreliable. DOH.

    I immediately got the PhysX error and had to download the latest drivers from Nvidia (which work fine with my 4870x2 & 9.3 Cats). Now the game runs very nicely with everything maxed/no AA @ 2560x1600.

    The camera controls are a little wonky, but once you get used to them, not too bad. I'ts a little annoying that things between the camera and the character don't fade out of view so you have to regularly adjust how close/far you are with the camera so you are not obstructed by trees of whatever. Still, just a minor complaint.

    It's a little confusing at first as they do things a little different than the "traditional" Diablo-style games, but I am having a good ol' time killing baddies. :toast:

    I noticed that when you hover over an item on the ground it gives a description that many times ends with something like "will be released in 23.0s". Anyone have any ideas what that is?
     
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    I totally agree with the overhead obstructions. I set custom key maps for camera navigation when needed, otherwise I just keep it on "follow".

    I have never found a item that says that....also check your patch level. Latest patch is 2.40
    http://update.sacred2.com/dl_us.html

    Lots of ways to tweek your character to suit your play styel. I'm really liking my High Elf, she's pretty bad ass at 9th level....
     
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    Oh Pleeez don't tell me there are more patches!! :banghead: :laugh:
     
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    Oh man. the 2.3 -> 2.4 patch is almost 800Mbs.

    If you patch from 2.1 -> 2.4 its 837Mbs...

    How can a game get released that needs 837 Freaking MBs in patches?? The install is just under 12Gbs as is...

    I am so glad i got into this game after all the big patches, sounds like the Final release was a beta at best and I would have ended up hating the game. Be sure to get the Physics enabled Patch.
     
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    I played last night and there was nothing new that Steam wanted to update, so I am not sure what version I have. I will check that tonight. Will the regular updates work with the Steam versions?
     
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    You "SHould" be able to DL from that link I posted...Although Steam is weird and sometimes things dont work out like they would with phsyical retail copy.

    If you are up for some gaming let me know...we are in the same time zone so that will help.
     
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    I checked and my version is 2.4 build 1581 (I think that's the build, I'm going from memory).

    I figured out what the cryptic message on the items is. It's the time (in seconds) before the item is released (back into a pool i'm assuming) or destroyed if not picked up.

    I'm not sure how well co-op would work give that I'm on a satellite connection with rather poor pings. I would be willing to give it a try, however, as I've been wanting to find out how well it would work.

    I had the game crash on me twice last night ("Sacred 2 game client has stopped working"). No big deal. Just restarted and off it went again. Unfortunately, given the save system it can be an exercize in replaying if you are not pressing the f9 (save) key regularly).

    Finally checked out the character mapping. They mapped inventory to "F". F?!? :wtf:
    At least the word map is set to "M" by default. lol
    Some of the mappings are not intuitive at all.
     
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    No doubt. Lets make character sheet "C", Map "M" and then go crazy and make SPells "E" and Inventory "F"...I cant tell you how many times I have drank a stupid potion instead of opening my inventory, or turned left because "S" is turn left vs. SPells....everyone is used to "I" for inventory, its been mapped like that in every RPG game since the earliest of games!!

    That is the correct build. I still have not seen anything like that on the items.

    Made it to lvl 16 last night.
     
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    That message only appears when you hover the mouse over items on the ground. It would be strange that mine does it and your's does not.

    My big undead fighter dude (forgot what they are called) made it to 6th, but then I started over with a Seraphim who is now at 4th or 5th. Still trying to figure out the magic and combat stuff.
    I must say, however, that the Seraphim's Divine gift is pretty darn awesome. So far, every time I've used it, it's taken out everything in it's blast radius. Pretty fun to run around and create a train and then stop and when they surround you blow them all into their respective subatomic particles. Their screaming is hysterical. :D
     
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    Wait until you start killing Kobolds, they are hilarious. I guess I just never noticed that on items before. I usually just hit Q before anything even hits the ground.
     
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    I have been fighting Kobolds. The devs' really put in a good effort to add humor to the game.
    I like the gravestone that read, "The Cake is a Lie". lol
     
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    Me got sacred 2 but i didnt play it for about 3months now.But i still got it installed playing single game didnt started mutiplayer game.
     
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    Off topic, but why does your sig say in morse code techpowerupf? is the extra "f" for forum?
     
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    The last character is dot-dot-dash-dash-dot or an exclamation point.
    An "F" would be dot-dot-dash-dot
     
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    Bah...they didnt use special characters in morse code...thats some new age crap. :laugh:

    Back on topic....

    Did you kill the Kobold King, he had 6500hp's...took me a long time to kill him, but he didnt ever hurt me much, just a ton of hps.
     
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    No. The stupid quest said there's a new Kobold "Chieftan". So I fought like 10.5 million Kobolds and killed several Chiefs and Chieftans and nothing ever happened. I knew I had not finished the quest, but I was not sure what else to do so I just blew off the quest. I almost got carpal tunnel from clicking on all the Kobolds :laugh:

    Now I know to look for a "King". Thanks :toast:

    It would be kind of nice to have some kind of auto-attach where the character at least keeps fighting the same mob until it dies or you redirect him. Some sort of self defense in the event you have a window open (like the map) and get attached would be nice also. I don't want the game to play itself, but it can be quite a click-fest at times.
     
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    I can't wait to get off work and start playing....been thinking about playing all day.
     
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    My Seraphim made 13th last night. Finally figured out how to use the combat arts. lol
    I chose dual wield as one of her skills, she is now a freakin' lawn mower.

    I did the heavy metal quest. The cutscene of the concert was unbelievable. That must have taken the art department weeks to perfect. That alone made the game worth the $50.

    I'm up to 3 weapon slots and 3 CA slots, but I still only seem to have one buff slot. (grumble)
    I do have a nice flaming sword now, however, which makes her look even more like a freak show. I've been picking armor that is best for her fighting style and not for looks, so she looks like she went dumpster diving at a GoodWill store. :roll:
     
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    To open up the other Buff slot, you need to take the concentration skill...and at level 75 you gain another buff slot.

    Havent found the heavy metal quest. My Half Elf is now level 20...There are just so many different ways to play this game...Other then the main story line quests the game is not linear at all. Which is a very good thing.

    Magic is cool in this game. I have my Base Fireball doing over 200Dmg a hit and it regens in just over 2 seconds.
     
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    What is this game about? I'm at school so I can't really look. What games does it compare too? I ask because I can get it for cheap.
     
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    It's like Diablo or Dungeon Siege. You create a character (one of 6 types) and then wander the country side killing stuff, doing quests and getting gear. As you level up you get to pick new (or maybe just update) skills and magic.

    You can also play co-op in either close net, open net or internet servers.
    From what I read, there are game stopping bugs (read : crashes) in the MP game.
    My SP games crashes about every two to three hours.
    F9 (save game) is your friend. :D

    This is VERY graphic intensive game if you use the highest settings.
    I turned grass all the way down and dropped to 1920x1200 as I was seeing some graphic stuttering in some of the more detailed textured areas.
     
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    It's part of the main story line.

    My Seraphim is now 17th. W00t!
    With the bonuses I've added to combat arts and item enhancements she has gone from a lawnmower to a Whirling Dervish of Dooooom !! :laugh:
     
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    A couple of things I have learned.

    Holding "Shift" while attacking makes your character stand in defense mode, and your defense is increased by your attack rating...very good for casting spells and not getting hit.

    Holding "Ctrl" while attacking allow your character to stand in one place and keep swinging. This is handy when being mobbed and the opponent your attacking runs away, which forces you to run after him. Instead you can hold down ctrl and just chage your opponent without moving.

    The "Concentration" Skill is the only way to unlock more buffs at once. YOu get 1 on your own, 1 with concentration, and 1 more when you have dumped 75 points into concentration.

    Runes. You pick these up and they increase your Spell/Special Powers 1 rank. DO NOT dump a lot of these into Offensive skills, because while every rune increase the ability power, it also greatly increase the regen time of that skill. So for low levels, keep your primary attack spells/specials low, so they can regen faster. With BUFFS, and Summons, dump as many as possible since they dont need to be cast/used fast.

    Item Creation. You can forge using a blacksmith Gems into weapons, as well as rings, and Runes...depending on the item. Be sure to remove these before selling a weapon.

    New Skills are a at 2,3,5,8,12,18,25,35,50,65
    New Weapon slots at 3,11,21
    New Combat art slots at 3,11,21

    MAX Level is 256 for online play!!
    MAX Level is 100 for single player!
    So don't be afraid to horde Skill points and Attribute points as you will get a lot more and its nice to open a new skill and dump 10 points into it.
     
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    My Seraphim has 4 buff circles. Must be different for the different classes.
     

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