Linux support ‘Blade of Destiny’


Austrian developer Crafty Studio made ‘Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny’ – a faithful remake of the 1992 original and successful RPG – available for Linux with latest patch.

RootGamer sproke with developer Christian Weinmüllner from Crafty Studio about future Linux support.

The Linux version is definitely on our Todo-List, but we got a very bad release out, with a lot of bugs and problems, therefore we are currently focusing on getting everything right. We definitely want to make a linux-version right after this phase of bugfixing and finalizing is done.

Patch 1.32: Linux version


A first release is rarely without trouble and some users experience issues on Linux. However, the developer takes problems serious and active in discussions for support.

Linux System Requirements

  • OS:Ubuntu 12.04
  • Processor:Intel Core2Duo / AMD X2 CPU, min. 2.4 GHZ
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce GT 240 / AMD Radeon HD 3700, min. 256MB VRAM
  • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

Screenshots ‘Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny’

Patch 1.32: 21st of December 2013
  • Completely reworked user interface
    • clear Character Screen
    • extended Tooltips
    • intuitive handling
    • Questbook improved (Mark completed Quests, Sorting)
    • Travelmap and Battlescreen with Camera control icons
  • New Non Player Characters
    • From walkers in the streets to the healer
    • individual Faces
    • Authentic “Thorwalsh”
    • Guards with traditional Skraja
  • Completely new Music (Original score can be optionally activated)
  • Massive Performance Improvements
  • Significant Optical Improvement on all game Scenes (Towns, Dungeons, Battles)
  • Linux Version
  • Beginner mode (choose on new Game)
  • Optional Automatic Levelups
  • Complete Data-Modding-Ability, even with multiple independent Modules
  • Rebalancing Trader Buy Pricing
  • Trader locks you out when trying to haggle too hard
  • Taverns lock you out when being caught stealing / cheating
  • Levelup adapted (Vitality/AE distribution, grand meditation for magicians)
  • Combat and Autocombat Bugfixes
  • AI-Wizards use more different Spells
  • Autocombat also uses Magic
  • Reinforcements appear at the exits
  • Waterskins are refilled in Taverns (with the first beer) and Hostels (when eating)
  • Ingame-Console is saved to a textfile for later reference
  • 40 new Steam Achievements (including Stats)
  • Steam Cloud Integration (Online-Backup of Savegames)
  • Potion effects don’t stack any more
  • New Spell “Break Domination” (to counter Horriphobus, Evil Eye)
  • English Map
  • Corrected Town Names
  • Many texting issues fixed
  • Problem with Unity Crash when having Corrupted Font Files fixed
  • “Campfire Chitchat” with valuable tips for the Heroes depending on their current situation (thanks to Fujak Loganson for the implementation and writing!)
  • Many more smaller and larger Bugfixes

thanks to Hugo hunger and Ragnar the Great for sharing screenshots



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One Comment on "Linux support ‘Blade of Destiny’"

  1. Ultimoore January 4, 2014 at 17:05 -

    I love my RPGs. I never had the chance to play the original game but I will definitely pick this up.

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