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July 18th, 2008, 18:22
Regular news and forum contributor Alrik Fassbauer writes in to inform us that the long awaited rpg Drakensang-The Dark Eye has officially gone GOLD. Here's two links to the information, though they are in German. If anyone can offer a translation, we'll post it:

Forum link1
Forum link 2

Thanks Alrik

UPDATE: Thanks to Peter De Jong, here's a translation for the second link.
The system requirements for the upcoming RPG “Das schwarze Auge: Drakensang” (Drakensang: The Dark Eye) have been set. In order to play DSA:D smoothly on the PC, your system will have to meet the following requirements:

Minimal system requirements:
Operating system: Windows(r) XP with Service Pack 2 or Vista
Processor: Pentium(r) 4 CPU 2,4 GHz or equal CPU
RAM: 1024 MB for Windows(r) XP, 1536 MB for Vista, 2048 MB for Vista 64
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT with 256 MB RAM or equal graphics card
Optical drive: DVD-ROM
Sound card: DirectX(r) 9c compatible sound card
Free disc space: 6 GB

Recommended system requirements:
Operating system: Windows(r) XP with Service Pack 2 or Vista
Processor: Intel(r) Core™ 2 Duo E8200, 2,6 GHz or equal
CPU RAM: 2048 MB for Windows(r) XP, 2560 MB for Vista
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or equal graphics card
Optical drive: DVD-ROM
Sound card: DirectX(r) 9c compatible sound card
Free disc space: 6 GB
More information.
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July 18th, 2008, 18:22
This looks really interesting! Hopefuly it will make it's way to the southern hemisphere…! Have seen no mention of it on our local game distrubutors future release lists Do they have publisher ouside of europe?
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July 18th, 2008, 19:44
Not yet, because it isn't even translated yet.

Translation will begin now.

They wanted to make sure that the game becomes completed before.

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July 19th, 2008, 01:31
Aaaaaah, the agony. Play it when it comes out or wait for one or two patches?

But one thing's for sure: I'll go get some Peach Ice Tea, potato chips and candle light, and lock myself in my room for some retro style late night gaming sessions, hopefully inducing some sweet Realms of Arkania nostalgia in the process.

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July 19th, 2008, 10:12
My preview beta was quite stable. I had some crashes to desktop, mostly when I changed maps and had played for a while. During the game I didn't have any extremely annoying problems.

@translation: The official english title is Drakensang: The Dark Eye (Name of the ruleset behind the title)

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July 19th, 2008, 19:19
Originally Posted by Avantenor View Post
@translation: The official english title is Drakensang: The Dark Eye (Name of the ruleset behind the title)
I would've put it vice versa : The franchise name first, THEN the "Episode" …

Like "Star Wars : The Phantom Menace".

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July 19th, 2008, 20:47
I know, but that's the official name.

http://www.anaconda-game.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4230

ANACONDA will release Drakensang: The Dark Eye in the 4th quarter of 2007.

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July 20th, 2008, 10:51
Marketing considerations. The Dark Eye has no brand value outside DACH. Drakensang on the other hand can be pronounced* in many countries and sounds both exotic and at the same time familiar enough.

* Drakensang is one of the rare cases in which the typically rather aggressive German pronounciation is actually much softer than the English translation:
Drak is pronounced like dark, just with the middle letters exchanged. The a is long.
sang like sung, but with a soft s.
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July 20th, 2008, 23:45
Like the Draahks in Babylon 5.

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July 21st, 2008, 09:46
I´m also a huge B5 fan, but I wasn´t sure how the Draakh are pronounced in the original version.
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