PC Games Hints & Cheat Codes
Hints & Cheat Codes
For a lovely bonus in the single-player game,
toss some coins in the bard's tray (in the
center of town.)
When playing as the thief, you can steal from the
chickens in town. Your reward is entirely
Begin a new game and give all money from one character to the
other character (money holder). Start another new game, and
select the money holder as one character and create an
entirely new character. Transfer 1500 gold from the new
character to the money holder. Repeat as needed to build
your gold total.
The fastest road to easy money is by starting a new game with
two monks. Transfer both the money and book of resurrection to
one monk then quit the game. Start a new game with that same
monk and another new monk, repeating the process until inventory
is full of books and money. Ideally transfer books to a fighter
with a good trade skill and sell all the books bringing in a
total of about 180,000gp. Deposit gold and repeat. Mmmm.
Hint: Avoid player killer problems:
Use the following steps to save your game when playing over a
network. Copy your save files to another directory that is
outside of the DarkStone directory before joining a network
game. To restore a save, reload DarkStone from the CD, then
copy the saves from the outside directory. Note: Make sure
all three saves are copied.
Play Music in MP3 Player
Because the music in DarkStone is stored in MP3 format,
rename the file (giving it an [mp3] extension) to hear
it in your MP3 player! GameTips
The spell of choice for magic users:
The spell of choice for magic users, especially between levels
1 and 20, is the Magic Bomb. This is a magical contact grenade
that you can drop directly onto your enemy's head, even from
around a corner or through a wall. I never saw a monster resist
it, and it does around 30 to 70 points of damage per hit.
tired of getting killed:
Are you tired of getting killed over and over by spike traps and
mines while you're trying to get to the treasure? The problem
often can be solved by one or two Scrolls of Telekinesis, or a
Scroll of Teleport. They cost a few gold pieces, but can save you
a lot of time.
The Time Orb:
The Time Orb, once you have it, still won't do you a lot of
good in the battle against Draak. It has only one charge, and
its effect doesn't last long. You have to do hundreds of points
of damage to Draak in about 30 seconds if you want to win the
Eat! If you get too hungry, your characters will start
losing hp. Know that the value of armor or weapons decreases
as the max duration and current duration decrease; always
repair if you have the skill before selling equipment off.
Characters can grow old and their stats will start dropping
like mad. You start off at 20 years; you must find ways and
means to prolong their youth.
Every monster has its traits, meaning each monster has its
own pattern in attack, movement, etc. Knowing your enemy well
will result in more efficient kills.
Use your skills! Each class features its different skills;
use them well. They can really help a lot!
To set spells, simply press the numbers 1-5, bring up your
spell book and hold shift while clicking on the spell you wish
to place under the number.
How to be a millionaire:
Different combinations of characters can complement each other
very well, take a Warrior/Amazon, and a Thief/Assassin, and you
can get rich really fast. First, have your thief's steal skill
be reasonably good (doesn't fail so often) and you warrior's
repair skill reasonably good (doesn't fail too often) and proceed
to the dungeons below. Since the equipment you steal from the
monsters is usually better than the stuff bought at the
blacksmith, all you have to do is repair the second-hand
equipment with your warrior and sell it off to the blacksmith!
Know that the further you progress in the game, the more money
you will be making, but the tougher the enemies. Hence, you will
have to find out ways and tactics to keep alive and steal. Happy
hunting! Note: Stealing from the NPCs will get you nowhere; you need to
be daring and steal from the monsters for the good stuff. Tell your computer-controlled character what spells to cast:
First, temporarily switch to the character you want the computer
to use, select the spell from the spell book. Next click on your
blue bar, your mana bar, its right beside your red bar, or hp bar.
Notice a line? The top part of the line is how much mana you want
to allow your computer-controlled character to cast with, the
bottom part is reserved, just in case you have a spell which
consumes HUGE amounts of mana. Thats it, switch back to your
character and let the teamwork begin!
The "croak" tactic:
If heavily overpowered by a ungodly powerful enemy, use a long
range offensive spell or weapon to keep our of harms way.
If he has long range offensive capabilities as well, attack,
dodge, attack, dodge, etc. Croaking will get you through the
harder parts of the game.
Infinite food trick:
During the horn of plenty quest, you can right-click on the
horn to get some nice pieces of chicken! Also, the forester
skill can get you lots of fish too, use it on a pond to fish!
In a single player game toss coins in the Bard's tray in
the center of town.
Playing as Thief:
Steal from the chickens to get a good reward :)
3 Cool Tricks
Here's some tricks for Darkstone that I discovered and
haven't seen mentioned anywhere. The first 2 can only be
done in single player games, the 3rd can be done in both
single and multi.
1. Surrogate Pool Drinker
- If you switch to solo mode and
leave the character you're not using at a mana or health
pool, whenever you get low just switch to the character by
the pool, walk a short distance from the pool, then click on
the pool and before the character gets there to take a drink
switch back to the other character and that one will get their
health or mana filled instead of the one by the pool.
2. Permanent Magic Door
- If you want to keep your magic doors
from crumbling when you go back through them, when returning
through the door from town use the character who did NOT create
the magic door to enter the portal. If you are in a multi player
game, 2 characters can both make a magic door then return from
town using the other guy's door instead of your own. This way
you can keep them open and use them over and over.
3. Earn More Money
- Of course you want to use a character
with the Trade skill to do all the buying, selling, and
repairing (if you have one). But if you have the character
with Trade skill pay the blacksmith to repair all your items
before you sell them you will actually get MORE money. He
gives you a discount on the repair and pays your more for the
fully repaired item than what he would have paid before + the
price he charged you to repair it.
Even More Money
Create Two New Monk Charaters:
Start am single player game with these charaters. Then sell their
copys of Ressurection for lots of Cash. Then give the money two
one charater. Start a new single player game with a two new
monks. Deletee the charater (MONK that has no money) and repet
with the new monks. Then make the charater you want and start a
new game with the really rich monks. Take their money and start
a new single player game with another new charater. I did this
13 times and ended up with over 100000 gold.