Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! The Lost Sectors video podcast recently released an episode which gives a tour of gameplay while they share their impressions.
Development of Nox Archaist is steadily progressing and many areas of Nox Archaists are now fully playable. In the video you'll see up close things like combat, towns, talking to NPCs, casting spells, managing inventory flow, and more!
Nox Archaist will run on original Apple II hardware (128k enhanced Apple //e, Apple IIc, and Apple IIGS) and Apple II emulators. For real hardware you'll need either dual floppy drives or a hard drive (such as the CFFA3000 or FloppyEMU).
While Nox Archaist should run on Apple II emulators on any platform, including Linux, Raspberry Pi, and Nintendo Wii, our testing is focused on physical Apple II hardware and emulators on the Mac and Windows PC platforms.
Update: Informal testing by a community volunteer has been done on Arch Linux (2019.05.01), Manjaro Linux (18.0.4), and Ubuntu (19.04), all using the microM8 emulator with Mockingboard music enabled. He reports that he did not encounter any problems. While Linux is not an officially supported platform, hopefully this backer's report will provide useful information for anyone who is interested in running Nox Archaist on Linux.Last updated:
Yes! Nox Archaist will have at least beta support for the Mockingboard.
You can see/hear a demo here:
Richard Garriott gave permission for his avatar, Lord British, to appear as an NPC in the game and he is an enthusiastic fan of the project. No other affiliation exists.Last updated:
I loved RPGs as a kid, but as an adult it's hard to carve out the time. Is Nox Archaist designed with this in mind?
Nox Archaist has several quality of life features to make game time more efficient and meaningful for busy adults, including:
*The game can be saved at almost any time providing players the flexibility to pause and resume as needed.
*Inventory is managed entirely via a menu system.
*Key stats like health and magic displayed via graphical bars.
*Not as much of a grinder as many 1980s RPGs. There is a deep storyline with interconnections to combat scenarios.
*Maintaining food supply doesn't feel like the player's primary focus.Last updated:
Nox Archaist shipping costs reflect the United States Postal Service International shipping rates and our costs for shipping boxes and other packing materials. We are working hard to provide shipping options that deliver the game to you as quickly, safely, and efficiently as possible. To help keep our funding goals for our project low, rather than using a third party fulfillment service we are going to be assembling and shipping the rewards in-house.
This means everything will be shipped from the USA, so the International rates may be a bit more than other projects that are using third-party fulfillment companies, with local facilities around the world, to handle shipping.
Further details: According to the USPS Price List (Notice 123), First Class packages weighing 33-48 ounces cost $26.25 to ship to Canada, $37.50 to ship to EU countries, and up to $38.50 to ship to most other countries.
This time around, we have made some significant changes in our supply chain, allowing us to produce the materials in a more flexible fashion versus having to purchase everything up front. Also, we’re handling the assembly and shipping in-house rather than outsourcing it to a third party. All of this translates to a much lower minimum target with the same high-quality components!Last updated:
While we do not expect this to occur often, if a reward is not received within an acceptable amount of time after shipment, or is damaged during shipping, please contact us for replacement options. Shipments to a United States destination will usually arrive within 2-7 business days. Shipping times outside the United States can vary from a few days to several weeks depending on where it is going.Last updated:
Backers are responsible for any taxes levied by their local jurisdiction for the receipt of rewards, such as sales tax and VAT.Last updated:
We respect your privacy and would never share your personal information without your explicit permission to do so.
Some rewards include the opportunity to be mentioned within the Nox Archaist game. If you choose one of these rewards you are welcome to provide any name you wish, or to decline that part of the reward. The name you provide can be an alias, your Nox Archaist character name, your real name, or something else entirely. Backers at these tiers will be contacted prior to inclusion of any names or aliases in the game.Last updated:
While Nox Archaist contains some swearing to help convey the personality of certain NPCs, we have included the option to turn off adult language in the game settings. There are dark tones in the storyline, such as the mention of demons and devils. There is minimal 8-bit blood and gore.Last updated:
As a part-time team, we need a lot of lead team to create the manual, assemble boxes, and other activities to produce the rewards. By raising the funds now, it enables some team members to work on these activities at the same time as other team members finish the game's development.Last updated:
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