It’s been over eight years since Arkane Studios’ debut effort Arx Fatalis hit shelves. Fans will remember the first-person RPG for its immersive, open-ended design, an Arkane specialty. In fact, if you never played it, I’d recommend picking it up on Steam for a fiver; considering the amount of depth to the game, it’s a bargain. And the following news will certainly help.
Today, in thanks to the game’s fans, Arkane is supporting Arx with two excellent, brand-new downloads: a big patch, and the game’s source code.
The patch brings the game up to version 1.21, fixing stability on Windows 7 and Windows Vista machines, performance issues on Nvidia GPUs, and a number of other things that improve play in 2011. Download the patch here.
As for those looking to tinker with the source code, that link can be found on the same page. Be sure to check out the readme for more information.