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02.14.2019 - 18:00
Enderal - Forgotten Stories is now available on Steam.

Also, Chapter Two of "Dreams of the Dying", the official Enderal novel, is now available for Patrons! Public release tomorrow.

Watch Enderal's release trailer.
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03.24.2019 - 17:40
Walk blessed,

the new patch 1.5.4.0 is out since yesterday! Sorry, these patch notes come somewhat late but that was inevitable.

Be careful the patch notes could contain spoilers to some extent, we try to avoid them as much as possible, though.

Thanks to community member gavrant for a bunch of important fixes in this patch.

Quests:
Mainquest
  • "Interlude" (MQ08Prologue):
    • Fixed an issue with Jorek Bartar not being around in the Emporium.
    • Furthermore fixed an issue causing the meeting not to play properly.

  • "Part of Something Momentous, Part IV" (MQ10b):
    • Fixed an issue causing problems with the conversation in the Emporium.

  • "Fleshless" (MQ17):
    • Fixed an issue causing enemies to explode forever.


Sidequests
  • "Every Day Like the Last, Part I" (CQJ01):
    • Adjusted a trigger that could potentially be missed.

  • "Every Day Like the Last, Part II" (CQJ02):
    • Fixed a bug that caused the messenger boy not to spawn at all.

  • "Our Mark on this World" (FS_NQ02):
    • The passenger list is now a quest item on pick up.

  • "Dreams of the Dead" (FS_NQ03):
    • Optimized a quest marker in the second vision.

  • "Cuthbert's Legacy" (FS_NQ07):
    • The player can not use the chair too early in the ritual anymore.
    • Two lost ones will no longer interrupt the boss fight.
    • The giant lost one can't be killed by magic or arrows before the bossfight starts.

  • "Dark Chambers of our Mind" (FS_NQR05):
    • Fixed a bug that caused recurring yellow flashes on the screen.


Tech:
  • Fixed renaming of potions and ingredients.
  • Fixed a bunch of textures.
  • Fixed functionality of the weapon "Winter's Edge" and "Sword of the Mesmer".
  • Fixed multiple issues with the brawl system, e.g. spectators following the player around etc.
  • Fixed issues with the treasure mounds.
  • Fixed a few wrong voicetypes.
  • Removed unused dialogue.

Balancing:
  • Reduced size of the summonable abomination.
  • Slightly buffed "Winter's Edge".
  • Increased duration of "Accelerate".
  • Fixed respawing of multiple items.
  • Fixed enchantments on multiple weapons, so that they work like it was intended.
  • Adjusted the relationships between different enemy "factions" to be more "realistic". In specific: Vastly different enemy factions no longer support each other in combat against the player or the player's allies reducing the likeliness of the player being swarmed by enemies.
  • Adjusted a few tempering recipes to better match their respective gear.
  • Adjusted keywords on multiple items.

World:
  • Fixed navmesh on multiple occasions.
  • Fixed portals in Old Garagatha.

UI:
  • Fixed lots of typos and descriptions.




Thank you for all the Feedback and for all reports!

Have fun playing!
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03.09.2019 - 23:19
The prologue "Dreams of the Dying" is now available as an audiobook, narrated by none other than Ben Britton, the English voice of Jespar!

Huge thanks to Ben Britton: Voice Actor and Marvin Kopp - Composer! Chapter One will follow soon!



For those curious: The audiobook will be made available on Audible once completed. If you're enjoying the novel, consider supporting the project on Nicolas' Patreon (www.patreon.com/niseam) or just spread the word. :)

Happy listening!
03.05.2019 - 04:38
Walk blessed,

the new patch 1.5.3.0 is out now!
Be careful the patch notes could contain spoilers to some extent, we try to avoid them as much as possible, though.
Thanks to gavrant and DanielCoffey who contributed a lot to this patch.
If you encounter a lot of crashes in general, try turning "OSAllocators" on. The setting is located in the optimization tab of the launcher.

Furthermore we want to apologize because the game already updated ~1.7GB twice for everyone who was online yesterday evening. The patch which we uploaded was crashing the game for everyone, so we immediately reverted it after noticing.
Sorry if you have slow connection speed or limited data volume!

This patch is bigger in size than the previous ones.
If you encounter issues after the update, make sure to verify your game files!

For those who'd like to read Nicolas' Enderal-novel but are waiting for the paperback: He created a monthly newsletter for the novel which will notify you once it's available. No spam guaranteed! You can sign up here.
Also, everything up to Chapter 4 is now available on his Patreon, including the Spanish and the German translation of the first chapter.

Quests:
Mainquest
  • "The Lion's Den" (MQ09a):
    • Fixed an endless dialogue loop with Jespar.

  • "Fleshless" (MQ17):
    • Fixed an issue that glitched the player view.


Sidequests
  • "Bad Vibrations" (NQ03):
    • Player can no longer spam "Activate" on the Stone circle to receive the buff and items multiple times.

  • "Every Day like the Last" (CQJ02):
    • Fixed a bug that caused the messenger kid not to spawn when the player waited in the suntemple. Furthermore the kid should no longer wait in the meditation area.

  • "Our Mark in this World" (FS_NQ02):
    • Fixed a softlock in a dialogue with Esme in Old Ishmartep.
    • Optimized pathfinding in Old Ishmartep.

  • "The Elixir" (FS_NQ05):
    • Fixed an issue of the notes not being interactable when the player got close to Mirell but never talked to him.
    • Mirell and Bea shouldn't trigger from all factions when they have to attack the player.

  • "Blood in the Sand" (FS_NQ06):
    • Fixed letters glitching into tables and ground.

  • "Introduction to Phasmalism" (FS_NQ08):
    • Fixed an issue of the tutorial not advancing if the player did not get close to the first soul in the first valley.

  • "Blood and Dust" (FS_NQR01):
    • It should no longer be possible to trigger NPCs outside of the Dust Pit with AOE spells while the fights are running.

  • "Old Wounds" (FS_NQR04):
    • Tharaêl no longer refers to Sister Pride as dead all the time.

  • "Dark Chambers of our Mind" (FS_NQR05):
    • Fixed an issue that caused Tharaêl not to say anything after the quest. This might only work for saves created before the last conversation in the temple at the end of the quest.
    • Fixed an issue that lead to Calia or Jespar being killable after finishing the quest.


Tech:
  • Fixed a bunch of display and rotation issues of items in the inventory.
  • The affinity "Ritualist" now also works with summoned Oorbâyas.
  • Inodan's Wings are now properly craftable.
  • Fixed an issue with sign posts displaying names of other sign posts on their edges.
  • Smith in the barracks quarter trades now with the player if they joined the order.
  • Frozen companion NPCs can now really not be shattered.
  • Fixed and optimized a lot of models and textures.
  • Fixed ownership on the Secure Chest in Duneville.
  • Fixed an issue that causing the Starling Navigator talisman not to added to the inventory upon being crafted.
    • This fix will only work for new saves, old saves can add it with the console command: player.additem 101e9bb 1.

  • Fixed the perk "Mangle", the werewolf no longer knocks back enemies with every sprint attack but only when having the perk.
  • Fixed a few base enchantments and not being applicable to other gear.
  • Fixed an issue with "Call of the Wild" ability of Wood Elementals. It should no longer affect the player mounts.
  • Player horse can't die and no longer respawns invisible.
  • Cooking pot is now craftable for the player house.
  • Fixed the issue of the house renaming itself after reloading a save. The board has now also an option to re-enable the housing tutorial.
  • Fixed an issue that looped a sound when fighting Zu-Sherath.
  • Fixed a problem where music wouldn't be played at all.
  • General code optimizations and improvements.

Balancing:
  • Arcane Fever caused by the death of an apparition has been reduced by approx. 70%.
  • Shrouded mages can now be traded with regardless of your alchemy/entropy level. Furthermore they should offer a wider variety of spell books. You need to wait until the trader inventory resets, usually 3 in-game days.
  • The perk "Wise Enchanter" has been nerfed to buff enchanting by 10, 5, and 5%.
  • Arcane Interference now buffs Enchanting only for 10%.
  • Apparitions now slowly regenerate health when out of combat.
  • If the player enters a city with an apparition and the Phasmalic Veil perk, the apparition becomes more transparent.
  • Slightly increased armor value of the Keeper armor and of the Skybreaker Set.
  • Increased the handicraft that is required to craft the "Vagabond's Sac".

World:
  • Fixed multiple cases of open levels that allowed the player to glitch out of the level.

UI:
  • Fixed various typos.

Launcher:
  • Improved launcher functionality. If your game crashes ever so often, try turning "OSAllocators" on. The setting is located in the optimization tab.


Thank you for all the feedback and for all reports.

Have fun playing!
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02.23.2019 - 02:17
Walk blessed,

the new patch 1.5.2.0 is out now!
It takes a while for the Steam client to register that there is a patch available. If you want to download immediately, restart Steam.
Be careful the patch notes could contain spoilers to some extent, we try to avoid them as much as possible, though.

Quests:
Mainquest
  • "The Void" (MQ02):
    • Fixed a softlock caused by the player only grabbing or reading one of Yero's letters.

  • "Interlude" (MQ08Prologue):
    • Fixed a bug that caused Leora Eren to not be present at the discussion in the Emporium.

  • "A Story from Spring" (FS_MQ18c):
    • Preliminary fix for a static object.


Sidequests
  • "Revenge is Sour" (NQ05):
    • Fixed experience points at the end of the quest.

  • "Find Max Niceblood!" (NQ18):
    • The message at his camp gets no longer displayed before the quest even started.

  • "The Ghost of the Bottle" (NQ33):
    • Fixed a display issue.

  • "The Elixir" (FS_NQ05):
    • Added an objective so that the player now clearly recognizes that he has to wait some time for the epilogue.
    • Fixed an issue with the notes of Mirell still being interactable after starting quest.

  • "Cuthbert's Legacy" (FS_NQ07):
    • Fixed a bug where Aurora got stuck during her animation, preventing the start of the dinner scene.

  • "A Foot in the Door" (NQ_G_01):
    • Fixed an issue that ended the previous quest early and locked the player out of the quest line.
    • Fixed an issue that lead to a hold when the player left Rogash's dialogue too early.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Gunam giving the player his vouchers.

  • "The Long Way to the Top" (NQ_G_02):
    • Added an additional Questmarker for Old Garagatha, so if the player leaves, he'll find the location again.
    • The player is no longer able to leave Old Garagatha via teleport scrolls upon a certain point during the quest.

  • "Errand Boy" (NQ_G_03):
    • Probably fixed a bug that caused the combat soundtrack to get stuck when the two enemeis at the caravan.
      • If you already have this quest started or if the combat soundtrack is already looping in your save, you can enter the command "removemusic b6327" into the console. Make sure to do this at least 2-3 times and cornfirm each line with enter.


  • "In our Shadows" (FS_NQR03):
    • Knowledge dialogue gets evaluated properly.

  • "Dark Chambers of our Mind" (FS_NQR05):
    • Probably fixed an issue that caused the Father to appear way to early at the excavation site.


Tech:
  • Adjusted the file enblocal.ini to solve keyboard incompatibility issues.
  • Fixed a bug in the Battle of Treomar card game that caused the wrong card value to be stored if the player waited long enough while attempting to cheat.
  • Shrouded Mages can also be mesmerized.
  • Fixed an issue causing some NPC to only wear underwear.
  • Improved several conditions of generic dialogue.
  • Normal and Red Vynroot now also get affected by the perk "Careful Harvest".
  • Fixed a bug that caused souls to respawn and allowing the player to have multiple souls of the same name.
  • Learning and Crafting book should no longer restore health upon being read.
  • Lots of items are now properly craftable.
  • Probably fixed a bug that caused items to be renamed as their actual effect.
    • Already renamed items are not affected by this fix.

  • Fixed a crash caused when attempting to the book "Diary of a Miner".
  • Added a message that shows that the horseflute was added to the inventory.
  • Fixed an issue when the player used the horseflute from the back of the mount.
    • This probably only applies to new saves.

  • Attacking a dead Rhalâim in Old Aïsolôn no longer teleports the player into a certain place kills them shortly after.
  • If an enemy dies who got affected by a "Frenzy" spell or the talent "Entropic Blood", the EXP will be given to the player properly.
  • Fixed an issue with the Spell "Grave Curse" causing dropped body parts to be invisible in the inventory if they got picked up.
  • Another fix was added to prevent companions from being shattered.
  • Fixed "Cold Glance of the Rat Catcher" so that the head is still visible.
  • Fixed a bug within the werewolf transformation that caused players to lose set bonuses permanently. Removed redundant code.
  • Fixed multiple textures and cubemaps.
  • Phasmalist Workbench blueprints can be added to the blueprint collection.
  • Fixed multiple ownership issues of objects.
  • Removed remaining strings from Update.esm.
  • Solved a issue between the Update.esm and Enderal - Forgotten Stories.esm.

Balancing:
  • Slightly reduced the duration of the talent "Eye of the Storm" by -2 / -2 / -3 seconds.
  • Reduced duration of "Tapestry of Souls" to 20 / 25 / 30 seconds, but made the soul sound hearable from a greater distance.
  • Increased cooldown of the talent "Arctic Wind" to 25 / 30 / 35 seconds.
  • Fixed issues concerning children helping the player in a certain fight against bandits.
  • It's now more difficult to obtain the "Aetera Dagger" in a certain tower.
  • Added more early game Entropy spells and learning books.

World:
  • Fixed multiple cases of open levels that allowed the player to glitch out of the level.
  • Fixed multiple cases of the player getting stuck between or in objects.
  • Improved Performance in the starting area and around Three River Watch.

UI:
  • Fixed lots of typos and descriptions, made multiple strings localizable.

Sound:
  • Added missing voicefiles. Corrected multiple cut-off voicefiles.

Launcher:
  • Datafiles show last plugin edit date instead of the creation date.
  • Reworked window mode selection.
  • Added additional shadow distance settings slider.
  • Optimized launcher load and save time.
  • Improved usability of the Steam Workshop tool.
    • Default Workshop image defined.
    • Mods without files are no longer uploadable.
    • Mod tags can be adjusted via update mod option.





Thank you for all the Feedback and for all reports, there are more patches to come!

Have fun playing!
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02.17.2019 - 21:23
Walk blessed,

We’re already three days into the release of Enderal and it already peaked into the Top 100 Steam games at place 93! We’ve been checking the forums and try to communicate with you guys as much as possible to gather feedback! We really appreciate it, though we can't reply to each and everyone due to our limited time. Thank you for your support and your understanding!

In the last couple days, we've released multiple smaller hotfixes because we wanted to get some fixes out as soon as possible. These changes are also listed in these patch notes.

It takes a while for the Steam client to register that there is a patch available. If you want to download immediately, restart Steam.
Be careful the patch notes could contain spoilers to some extent, we try to avoid them as much as possible, though.

Quests:
Mainquest
  • "The Void" (MQ02):
    • Yero's books are no longer sellable to vendors. They now weight 0.


Sidequests
  • "Cuthbert's Legacy" (FS_NQ07):
    • It's no longer possible to leave the dungeon "Soul Bed" early during the quest.
    • Furthermore it's no longer possible to get past Cuthbert when running fast.

  • "A Foot in the Door" (NQ_G_01):
    • Optimized dialogue conditions so that certain stages of the quest can't be skipped.

  • "In Our Shadows" (FS_NQR03):
    • Fixed the encounter between First Seer and Brother Greed.

  • "Dark Chambers of Our Mind" (FS_NQR05):
    • Fixed a bug that caused an invisible activator to stay around for a longer period of time.


Tech:
  • Fixed an issue with a configuration file that decreased the performance quite heavily. (was patched previously as hotfix).
  • Added missing installation files which caused players to install Skyrim before installing Enderal. (was patched previously as hotfix)
  • Starting the Enderal Launcher now creates a registry entry properly. (was patched previously as hotfix)
  • Redirecting of important files has been optimized to work better with MO2.
  • The old Skyrim skill menu is now completely suppressed on PC controls.
    • WARNING: This change resets custom control settings. Sorry!

  • Added multiple missing unique books to the game.
  • Bard in the "Red Ox" now also performs "The Song of the Vatyrs" and "Welcome Be You, Merry Drunkards".
  • The spell "Grave Curse" should work more reliable overall. More humanesque enemies added that can explode.
  • The damage of the spell "Chaosnova" should now be calculated properly on the first cast.
  • Probably fixed an issue that caused the spell "Mesmerize" to revert its effect on merchants.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the player to freeze and then shatter their companions.
  • Fixed invisible "Dagger of Despair".
  • Fixed wrong first person model on "Heavy Leather Cuirass".
  • "Talisman: Warrior, Burnt Keeper (III)" is now craftable.
  • "Magic-imbued Robe" is now craftable.
  • Fixed a bug that caused diseases to be applied by nearly every attack of wolves and foxes.
  • Fixed AI behaviour of wolves under certain circumstances.
  • Etched tablet should no longer be interactable.
  • Finding hidden stashes in chests now fully depends on the players "Sleight of Hand".
  • Fixed display of a negative number when the apparition of the Phasmalist got unsummoned.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the arcane fever to be increased higher than it was stated in the description of the perk "Summon Apparition".
    • Note: Currently there is an issue with the naming of two similar perks, both are called "Summon Apparition", make sure to read their descriptions. This will be adjusted in the next patch.

  • Phasmalist Workbench is properly placeable in the player houses.
  • The wait menu should no longer get enabled when playing the Lycantrophe class.
  • The perk "Fast Metabolism" now reduces the additional arcane fever properly.
  • Fixed the perk "Exhaustion", it should now restore stamina properly to the player.

Balancing:
  • Lowered the stats of the three wolves that the player encounters after leaving the "Abandoned Temple" in the beginning of the game.
  • Lowered the stats of soldiers during the quest "The Word of the Dead" (MQ07a).
  • Increased armor value of "Veil of the Ashwarrior".
  • The armor values of normal and craftable "Rune Boots" are now correct.

World:
  • Fixed two occasions of weird behaviour of ladders in the world.
  • Fixed multiple cases of the player getting stuck between or in objects.

UI:
  • Fixed lots of typos and descriptions.

Sound:
  • Added a bunch of missing voicefiles to the English version, also corrected a few German ones.




Thanks for all the reports! We will continue to improve and bugfix Enderal!

Common issues and works arounds:
  • Controller users might have trouble leaving the meditation area. Make sure to save the game and then restart the game and reload it. Or try to meditate once with mouse/keyboard, after that the controller will be detected properly.
  • In case you have crashes on game launch / not launching at all or crashes in the first loading screen:
    • Make sure that no additional mods are installed or activated.
    • Check the integrity of game files via Steam.
    • Don't use ALT+TAB during loading screens, to click on a different display. It might take a long time for the game to load, even when it seems like it might already have crashed (mouse cursor becoming a circle or might be missing entirely).
    • Make sure your anti-virus-program, windows defender or firewall are not blocking the Enderal Launcher.exe, tes5.exe and skse_loader.exe. Furthermore make sure they all run with admin permissions. ENBoost and OneTweak can cause the game not to start on certain hardware configurations. Try to disable them in the Launcher.
    • Don't launch the game using the skse_loader.exe, start it directly through Steam or the Enderal Launcher.exe.
    • Try restarting Steam and/or your PC.
    • Change settings in the Enderal Launcher, make sure the CPU and RAM usage are maxed out in the optimization tab.
    • Try redownloading the game.

  • The video cutscenes stutter / Audio cuts out / crashing while in a cutscene:
    • If the video or audio gets cut out during cutscenes or the game crashes entirely, close the game an open up the Enderal Launcher. Go to the >Optimization< tab in the settings and disable OneTweak and ENBoost. Then go to the first tab >Common< and untick the Window Mode option. Save the settings and relaunch Enderal.
    • There is also a possibility to skip the cutscenes, but it's only recommend to use this if you've already played the game once: Ingame > ESC > Mod configuration menu > Enderal > Skip Videos
    • Videos can also be watched directly in the games files. Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\Video\.


Have fun playing!
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02.08.2019 - 21:48
Walk blessed,

The title says it all - as announced in the story trailer, the first chapter of "Dreams of the Dying" went online yesterday!

It's free, and you can read it either on my Patreon (PDF) or, with a somewhat cruder layout, on WattPad.

Chapter 2 releases on February 15.

I appreciate every reader. If you like it - even if you read the Patreon version - I'd be grateful if you could spare the time to leave me a rating, a follow, and a comment on WattPad or simply tell your friends about it. Visibility is where most web novels fail, and I'm happy for every bit of support I can get. :)

A heartfelt thanks,
Nicolas