Battlespire: Unofficial FAQ

Battlespire


This is the unofficial Battlespire faq that I have made to answer all of your common questions when you first play Battlespire. This FAQ covers various things, but pretty much all the questions you might ask. Enjoy!

Will there be a 3dfx patch for Battlespire?
No. There was a problem at the end of development, and they were unable to implement 3dfx.
How do I take screenshots?
  1. During the game, press Ctrl-P. This will store a .raw file in your /pics directory of your batspire folder.
  2. Download Paint Shop Pro at www.jasc.com or use the special RAW to PCX conversion utility BATRAW.ZIP - 94kb.
  3. Using BATRAW is easiest I find, just unzip into the PICS directory and run. Select/view the .RAW files and save the desired ones as PCX files which can be loaded and edited in any picture editor.
  4. For PSP its a little more complicated, just open the file and fill in the following properties when asked:
  • width=640
  • height=480
  • color channels=Three Channel (RGB)
  • Header Size=0
  • File Structure=Interleaved
  • Order=RGB
  • Flipped=UnChecked
Where are the towns?
There are no towns in Battlespire. The game is not in any way like Daggerfall or Arena, but it is its own game.
Where is all the gold?
Again, there is no gold either. What's there to spend it on? You will find all the items you need in the Battlespire, and will not have to buy anything.
How do I swim?
This was not included in the manual, but swimming is done with the page up and page down keys.
How do I play Multiplayer?
You can use MPlayer (www.mplayer.com), or Kali (www.kali.net). Kali does not have built in support, so just log on to the same server of your friends, and then launch a game of battlespire.
How Do I Rest/Camp?
You don't. This is one thing that makes Battlespire very challenging. To heal yourself, you must do one of five things:
  1. Pick the Cure Health spell during character creation (Hotkey it!)
  2. Pick the Vampiric Drain spell during character creation and use it when needed
  3. Find enchanted items with one of the spells mentioned above
  4. Find Healing potions
  5. Find the blue gems that are on each level. They heal you to full health.
Is it necessary to keep quest items? (Items used to complete the individual levels, like the password scroll in level 1.)
No. You will not need to keep any items like this, except for a few things. The Scourge Mace, in level 2, is optional, because it makes a great weapon. And the Armor of the Savior's Hide, found in level 5, is needed to complete the game. If you don't keep it, you will get another suit of it in level 7, but of better quality.