Cheats and Hints
To enter the developer mode, you must press shift when you start Drakan. This makes the Riot Engine Options dialogue box appear. You must go to the Developer tab and check the developer mode box. Afterwards, Click the Okay button, and the game will load in developer mode. Once it opens, you can go to any level you want without loading, including multiplayer levels and pcls. Also, the graphics at the beginning are skipped.
Once you are in a game, push the "\" button on the keyboard. Now you can type in the cheat codes. The cheat codes that you can use are:
This is Fly mode
(you must push it again to get out of floy)
This places Rynn in the place where the floy screen is.
Puts view onto nearest enemy
Gets rid of all fog
Opens everything that is openable, even if locked, that is close to Rynn
Replace x with a number- the higher, the faster the game goes
Changes field of view, replace x with number
Kills all enemies close to Rynn
Enables debug mode
Disables debug mode
Clears text when debugging
Replace x with item name, gives any item in the game
Here is a list of items in the game that you can get using the gimme command(not all work, or don't work unless you are in the area where it is found in the game):
Potion of Life
Sword of Flame
Sword of Ice
Mithril Great Sword
Mithril Long Sword
Magic Short Sword
Potion of Invisibility
Potion of Invulnerability
Bell Hammer of Alwarren
Rune Cage Key
Tunnel Entrance Key
Crusher Room Key
Energy Arrow Quiver
Energy Bow Key
Goblin Access Key
Mithril Throwing Axe
Mithril Throwing Hammer
Potion of Invulnerability Bronze
Potion of Invulnerability Gold
Potion of Invulnerability Dark
Tuiri's Soul Crystal
Dragon Armor Rune
Dead Man's Key
Rune of Stone
There are many things that you can do to improve your gaming experience, ranging from tactics to gameplay settings.
First, it would be best to set Drakan to tell you your current Frames Per Second (FPS). To do this, Double Click on the Drakan icon and press and hold shift. Then a window will come up and you should go to the same tab that you used to enable developer mode. there, there are many things you can select to have enabled automatically when you start Drakan. Select the Frame Rate one and press Okay. Then when you are in game, the Riot Engine will display the current Frames Per Second in the top righthand corner. The higher the famerate is, the better the game will look. Also, the only way to really make the framerates better is to get a better video card.
Under the gameplay options when you are in the Riot Engine, there are four "tabs" that you can go to. The first one is keyboard, mouse, and joystick settings. Under this you can change what keys do what, for instance, Forward is E on default. If you click on it and press a different key, such as C, then that key will become bound to Forward.
On the second tab, there are other options such as Freelook with Rynn. These can be enabled and disabled to make gameplay more convenient. There are also several joystick options to make the joystick easier to control for you.
On the third tab is the Graphics options. Here, you can change the Fog Distance, et cetera. The farther you set the Fog Ditance, the slower the game will go. The same goes with every option in the graphics options. There is also a Gore Level that you can change. The options are None, Some, and Excessive. If you set it to none, you can set a password that locks it at none so that it can't be changed without that password. This is useful if you do not want your children to be exposed to excessive violence. You might want to be careful with some of these settings, because they could mess up Drakan.
On the fourth tab, there is the Sound Options. The first slider is the Master Volume control. Move it to the right and the music will get louder to the percent of your computers volume settings. If you move it all the way to the left, the sound is set to 0% of your computers sound volume. if you move it all the way to the right it is 100% of the computer's sound volume. This can be useful if you want Drakan to be quieter than the rest of your computer. The second slider is the Music Volume control. The same concept applies. It is set to a certain percentage of the Master Volume.
If you truely want to become skilled at this game, you must learn to use the combos efficiently. They should be used more than the basic attack, but the basic attack still has its uses. You must learn what attack is the most appropriate for each situation, and what is the best counter for each attack. One of the most useful things that you need to learn to do is block when you are attacked. Blocking absorbs damage, so you don't die as quickly.
In order to successfully do a combo, you need to tap the keys one after the other. Do not hold them down for any long periods of time. Treat them as though you are typing- if you hold down the buttons while you type, it repeats the letter until you let go. Here is a list of attacks, and how much damage they do ("*" indicates that you must hold down the button for the combo to work):
Left Strafe* + Primary Attack
Right Strafe* + Primary Attack
Forward + Primary Attack
Reverse + Forward + Primary Attack
Reverse 360º Attack
Left Strafe + Forward + Primary Attack
Right Strafe + Forward + Primary Attack
Forward + Reverse + Primary Attack