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Bane of the Magi

Dink meets a giant dragon. From the COTPATD project. An army of the damned is created. From the COTPATD project.
Ric says, "Thanks for playing my dmod. Playing it offers you the chance to be good or evil, or a fighter or mage. These parallel game paths will hopefully make play more realistic, knowing your actions will change the path of the game. The game contains three new weapons and five new spells. It might be worth playing twice!"

*Best download of september 2003*
Released:June 29th, 2004
File Size:3.38 MB
Release Notes:v1.2
Play:Play this D-Mod right now in your web browser! (More Info)
September 25th, 2003
Score : 8.5 good
Peasant He/Him Australia
I've played the version with patch 1.1.

Summary: Dink starts out as a Duck and then agrees to help Matridge free a town from the evil clutches of the "Bringer of Light"

This DMOD has a lot of good things going for it, but it still has a number of annoying bugs.

Graphics: Some graphics from other DMODs which is nice. Some new bits of scenery and items which is always welcome. Dink is made small a couple of times which kinda works except for moving around and talking to some objects.

Map: Nice work in general, although I found myself continually getting hung on bits of hardness in the forest. A little too cluttered for my tastes, a couple of hardness bugs at edges of the cliff. But there is a lot of good detail work here.

Sounds: Loved a lot of the midis - especially the soundtrack to 1492 (I used this in SOB too - it's great), also the classical piece of Sceherazade. Sound effects were new, but the stuff for the boncas was too long a sound I found.

Scripting: lots of stuff here, with changing monsters on the same map - this I found this both good and bad, if you exited and entered the same screen quickly the types of monsters jumped around which was annoying... but if you were looking for some extra points/gold then doing this to get the grey boncas was handy.

Bugs: A few of these remain, which is annoying. There is a graphical glitch that appeared at times. Dink would idle and change direction. And when using fireball magic against trees a bmp of dink would appear in the tree sequence. I got the being put in jail sequence twice and one time the friendly Guard appeared and told be to climb down a tree. Never could figure out how to do this... so I just walked out the other door.

Sometimes the guards would say weird things... such as that the bridge was repaired leading to the north but it wasn't.

Meena would repeat herself even though I found the scroll before talking to her.

Conversation was missing in dialogue with Matridge - especially towards the end.

In the end I got the Sceptre about 5 times... Then Matridge didn't provide any help as to what to do next... but thankfully the girl in the Church did. I got frozen at the portal/gate to heaven, and had to force quit the game here.

The whole business of thief skills almost went by without me knowing about it, until a door leading to the Netherworld... it kept saying I would have to come back later as I couldn't pick it right now... this I found a little confusing. It was then I remembered someone talking on the DN about thief skills so... I went looking for the person who was meant to teach me thief skills - I found the Jackal but talking with him already assumed he had trained me - which he hadn't, but my thief skills were already so high. I then went into the scripts to see what has happening... found the Jackal script and realised that although I now had excellent thief skills - noone had told me about the "H" key. In the end I just bombed the door to get it open.

The evil Hades boss reappears if you kill it, and thinks it is talking to the skeleton army which wasn't there any longer. A number of mini-bosses (those with locked screens) should have been once only instead of reappearing all the time.

Also Mother's dialogue when you return to heaven with the complete secptre is not right... it gives you options to talk about the sphere... when you've already got it.

Specials: New play with choosing between warrior and mage. Very nice. Thief skills are great, shame they aren't more clearly explained.

Overall: A good DMOD, with some frustrating and some annoying bugs. And why does Dink start out as a duck????

Score: 8.5 out of 10
TopicPostsPosterLast Post
Have got scepter- now what?9shandyMay 18th 2010, 09:12 PM
red rock?3GodleyMay 28th 2009, 08:59 AM
Response to SimonK re. the duck1Jonas0075August 11th 2007, 05:22 PM
Help please!7rajeshMay 13th 2007, 05:31 AM
bane of the magi4lanceJanuary 7th 2007, 11:52 AM
Stuck in the beginning3gamerNovember 12th 2006, 09:19 AM
Dink stops walking4stumpycowApril 14th 2006, 11:12 AM
Why will the fireball magic not work?11dinkateurMarch 30th 2006, 07:09 PM
Corrupted file9ChristiaanJanuary 18th 2006, 10:39 PM
Bane of the Magi - Well with ladder4DrinkAugust 22nd 2005, 01:59 PM
Hi3GlennglennDecember 16th 2004, 03:26 PM
River of Styx23twitchieNovember 26th 2004, 07:30 AM
Kicked back to windows8moonsbabe69April 29th 2004, 12:52 PM
Glitches in the game??4DansonyaApril 8th 2004, 10:38 AM
Lady's stupid questions...5LadyspaceDecember 20th 2003, 08:31 PM
ok, what's up with this?3TiggsmomNovember 28th 2003, 07:08 AM
Bane of the magi problems3donnamae224November 21st 2003, 02:28 PM
Bane of the Magi--Stuck2DonjNovember 3rd 2003, 06:01 PM
stuck at doors in Heaven3DinkgirlOctober 27th 2003, 11:06 PM
Bane of the Magi- I need help2ASOctober 20th 2003, 05:05 AM
Stones??3AceSeptember 25th 2003, 05:50 AM
Gaurds in the mines.18WeirdoSeptember 23rd 2003, 09:03 PM
Mitridge Messed Up4twitchieSeptember 18th 2003, 08:32 PM
Cannot get skull from Dragon5shandySeptember 15th 2003, 08:55 AM
yo ric5ChristiaanSeptember 2nd 2003, 11:04 PM