Gothic 3, The Definitive Walkthough 1.01 update

I finally got the time to correct some mistakes (mainly about the teleporter stones) and a warning about the differences between patches.

You can download the updated walkthrough in PDF-format below:

Gothic3, Definitive Walkthrough Version 1.01 (2012-07-16)

As pointed out by GoHard in the comments of the original post, version 1.75 of the community patch does not allow for everything as written in the guide. Unfortunately I will not be able to replay the game in the forseeable future (1.75 does not accept savegames from version 1.74 or earlier) so this is what I’ve got. Don’t hesitate to play using the newer patches, just be aware that you will not be able to follow the guide to the letter.

Errata for version 1.0

After publishing the Gothic 3, walkthrough I discovered various problems,  both factual and pure spelling and wording problems. I though I had reviewed and spell checked enough, but not so.

One of the factual errors I discoverd in the walkthrough is that the teleporter stone for Montera is counted twice. Instead the 30th teleporter stone is the one for the Shrine of Innos, currently omitted in the guide. This stone can be received allready in part 2 which also means you will receive your first fire chalice since it is given at the same time. This has a chain effect on other parts so the walkthrough needs to be updated.

The walkthrough mentioned a .txt version, but I have decided to leave that out as long as I am still correcting the PDF version. I may convert it to .txt at a later stage when I am more confident that any errors have been removed.

I am currently doing a second review, but since the document is long and I have little spare time it may take anywhere from a  few days to weeks.

Community Patch 1.75.14

It seems that there has been at least 2 updates to the Gothic 3 Community Patch during the time the guide was being created. You can get more info and download links for the latest build of Community Patch 1.75 (number 14) from:

http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1140053-Gothic-3-Patch-1-75-release

At this time it is not clear if using it will affect any of the content in the walkthrough as compare to version 1.74.

Gothic 3, The Definitive Walkthrough

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Here you can download “Gothic 3, The Definitive Walkthrough”, in PDF.

Gothic 3, The Definitive Walkthrough Version 1.0 (2012-06-29) (PDF Version)

This is a guide for the game Gothic 3, an open-ended RPG for the PC, which was released back in 2006. I have seen some guides, walkthroughs and FAQ’s for this game in the past but none that I felt was satisfactory to the way I wanted to play the game and none that accounted for the changes brought by the Community Patches.

This guide will help you fully explore the game to a level you never could before, do all quests, get all the reputation, all weapons, visit every corner of the map, open every chest, complete the Community Patch easter egg, try out all the endings and much much more… The guide is a full 236 pages of detailed instructions allowing you to solve the game linearly, or if you prefer, to serve as a very comprehensive resource for information and inspiration.

For those of you who never played the game, this is the third installment in the legendary Gothic series. It features most of the things fans loved about the first two Games (unlimited inventory, recurring enemies and factions, Gothic lore, gradually build up of stats, skills and spells) but brings a whole new dimension to the concept of “open-ended” role playing. That is the game is not divided into zones, as you’d find in your typical RPG, but one enormous world without any time-outs for loading of levels. Perhaps this is what makes this game unique in gaming history and still worth playing to this day.

More frequently Gothic 3 will be mentioned in the context of “Buggiest game in gaming history”. While this is partially true for the original versions of Gothic 3, you should know that a lot of work has been done on the game since back then, by the Community Patch team. Downloading and installing the latest of their patches (version 1.74) will resolve most issues and let you play the game as it was originally intended. All the bugs are not gone, but at least you should not encounter any ones breaking the game.

Well then, all that remains is for you to check out the game (it will be worth your while) and please download and use the walkthrough!

Have fun!

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