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Friday, April 23, 2004
Blades of Avernum Update
8:51 AM | Mike Apps | Comment on this story

The latest patch for Spiderweb Software's RPG/Editor combo, Blades of Avernum, is now available. The patch makes a number of fixes to the game itself, including fixing a number of bugs and freezes some users were experiencing in Mac OS X. Here's the info on the patch:

A patch (500 kb) to upgrade Blades of Avernum to 1.0.1 is available. It works on both registered and unregistered copies. It fixes some rare graphics glitches in recent versions of Mac OS X, and a handful of other minor problems.

Valley of Dying Things Golem Key

If you kill the golem in the school library, you do not get the key, despite what you are told. Don't kill the golem. Instead, find a textbook and drop it on the rug with no books on it.

Error In Diplomacy With the Dead (Warning! Plot elements revealed!)

You can learn some things about the vampire lord that Lord Maynard does not want made common knowledge. If you tell Lord Maynard that you will tell everyone his secrets, there is a scripting error which will cause conversations in the town to not work. As a workaround until v1.0.1 comes out, be nice to Lord Maynard. Tell him you will keep his secrets.

Screen Freeze Bug On Mac OS X

In recent versions of Mac OS X, we have received reports that the game's graphics will occasionally freeze for a small number of users. The game is playing in the background and sound effects are still happening, but the graphics are no longer refreshed on the screen.

We have created a workaround for this problem. When the screen freezes, type Shift-R. This should enable you to resume the game normally.

We haven't been able to figure out what piece of software is causing this problem, but we would really like to know. If anyone finds a way to prevent the problem on your machine (such as identifying software that may be conflicting with the OS), please let us know at spidweb@spiderwebsoftware.com.

For more information on Blades of Avernum, or the patch, follow the provided links below.

Blades of Avernmum Update
Spiderweb Software

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