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Darklands FAQ v3.0

Authors:
C. Michel Boucher
Fred Farzanegan
Dennis Ahr
Alexander von Lünen

Editor:
Myles Q. Martinez

Proofer:
Marilyn E. Burford

Contributor:
Garrett R. Le-Page


© 1996-1998, 2001 (except for quoted material, as indicated)
Specifically for version 483.07

 

Introduction

A

 
quick note before beginning. This FAQ reflects the many considerations that could be brought to it by the four principal authors (Michel, Fred, Dennis and Alex), as well as input from various sources (Marilyn - proofreading, Garrett - Summary of Darklands Hint Book). As much as possible, authorship of a particular section is indicated. Quotes are indented and, unless a different provenance is given, are to be understood as coming from Microprose literature on Darklands. The current v3.0 update was done by Myles Q. Martinez and submitted to the other authors for their approval.

In 1995, when we started this project and search engines were few and far between, there were two other instances of "darklands" on the search engines.

The first was an album/tour by a band called "The Jesus and Mary Chain". The second was a gothic recording label in Finland.

Nowadays, there are a few more sites devoted to the game Darklands, not the least of which is Matt Wirkkala's which we're pleased to link to here. Now that we've got these things out of the way, let's talk about the game Darklands from Microprose Labs.

Table of Contents

1.0 SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION

1.1 What do we know about Arnold Hendrick, designer of Darklands?
1.2 What did Microprose say about Darklands?
1.3 Where do I find Darklands now?
1.4 Did I hear somebody say, "sequel"?

2.0 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

2.1 What's the latest version of Darklands?
2.2 Bugs encountered in v483.07
2.3 What files are available for Darklands?
2.4 Running Darklands in Windows 9X
2.5 Running Darklands in Windows ME
2.6 Running Darklands in Windows NT/2000
2.7 Running Darklands in Linux
2.8 Why doesn't my SoundBlaster sound right?
2.9 Battlefields scroll WAY too fast on my box. Any suggestions?

3.0 GENERAL GAME CONSIDERATIONS

3.1 Character Generation
3.2 Money
3.3 Alchemy
3.4 Saints
3.5 Armor and Weapons
3.6 Cities and Villages
3.7 Improving Skills
3.8 Fame and Reputation
3.9 Getting Jobs
3.10 Getting Help
3.11 Travelling by Land
3.12 Travelling by Water
3.13 Fighting Tactics
3.14 Enemies
3.15 Retiring Characters
3.16 Post-Baphomet Adventuring

4.0 SPECIFIC QUESTS AND ENCOUNTERS

4.1 Refugees and Pilgrims
4.2 Hermits
4.3 Travelling Alchemists
4.4 Merchants
4.5 Knight enroute to Jousting Tournament
4.6 Extortion by Nobles and Clergy
4.7 Recovering Items
4.8 Raubritters
4.9 Mines and Knockers
4.10 Solitary Women
4.11 Satanic Villages
4.12 Dragons
4.13 Wild Hunt
4.14 High Sabbat
4.15 Great Monastery
4.16 Baphomet

5.0 MISCELLANEOUS TIDBITS

5.1 Miscellaneous Items
5.2 Holy Relics
5.3 Unique Locales
5.4 Cities of the Empire
5.5 Cathedrals and Universities
5.6 Random Tips
5.7 Stupid Things About Darklands
5.8 Sample Adventure

6.0 SUMMARY OF DARKLANDS HINTBOOK

7.0 REVISION HISTORY

 



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