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First off, This game rocks. go buy it now.

My biggest annoyance is the lighting, especially when using a light spell (instead of a torch) gives everything a really ugly glow, and the “Bloom” effect is way over used.

I was playing last night, and I ran into a bug. When you go to the Count in the Ulterior Motives quest for the Mages Guild, the steward tells you to come back tommorow, and he might let you speak to the count.  I've waited several days, and he still says the same thing.  The strategy guide says he should only make me wait one day.  I'm running around doing some other stuff for a few days to see if that fixes it.  If it doesn't I will have to restore back a bit, or possibly even restart! ;(

I have seen some other minor bugs, especially in the AI, or NPC locations, where I will walk into a room, its empty, leave and come back, and there the person is (with no other entrances) Also walk into a room, and everyone is clustered together, but then they all jump away from each other suddenly when I am in the room and start their normal AI routines.

 

update : I ran around and did some other quests for a few game days, and when I came back, the motives quest had started working again, but there seems to be a requirement that the waiting happen either outside the castle, or outside the town, or maybe I talked to someone else, and kicked off a flag.  Anyway, there you go.

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 10:20 AM | Back to top


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i think harluns watch and garridans tears quests are both bugged. i cant finish either
Left by john kimble on Mar 29, 2006 9:59 AM

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hey guys i need help, bacicaly ive finnished every quest in the game and ran into the ulterior motives bug, how do i get past this?? please help, ive waited like a week, n he ses the same thing.. i feel like chopin his head off but.:-s

plz help
Left by hash on May 01, 2006 7:53 AM

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just make a fireball spell that blasts everyone in a HUNDRED feet! that works like 98% of the time....
no lies
Left by the man on Aug 13, 2006 8:38 AM

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Sorry, but I don't remember the name of the quest on the top of my head. I was in a quest where I became trapped in a painting. I was helping a high elf retrieve his magical paint brush from a thief who also got into the painting and was killed by Painted Trolls,After I had retrieved the brush I went back to the NPC and gave him the brush, He was supposed to start opening a portal for us after he had got the brush but he was stuck waling in a circle telling me to wait for him to open a portal. I tried loading the quest fro man earlier part since the quest wasn't all that hard and I kept coming back to the same problem. I got so frustrated I decided to kill the NPC. It only knocked him unconscious but when He woke back up it was like I never attacked hime and he was back on normal path to opening the portal. Hope this helps.
Left by Davee Bee on Aug 24, 2006 11:11 AM

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I'd just like to confirm that Jason's methods, his attempts at finding a solution the Ulterior Motives quest's bug, work. I also ran into this bug, after which I searched the web for any information about it - as there was no doubt another individual who had experienced the same inconvenience - and this is the first page that I opened up. So if you've done as I have and discovered this page too, then you needn't worry.

All I did was fast-travel to another town, grab myself a quest (any quest), complete it (something which required that I spend more than a game day away from Skingrad), then fast-travel back to Castle Skingrad. I will note that when I talked to the NPC again after I arrived back in Skingrad, the Ulterior Motives quest wasn't selected as my current quest. None were. I don't know if that makes any different, but meh.

Anyway, hope this helped someone.
Left by Just an Ob fan on Jan 19, 2007 10:49 PM

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iv tried to sleep and wait 24 hours multiple times but i still cant get ulterior motives quest to continue. help?
Left by timothy on Feb 19, 2007 7:58 PM

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i cant get the mages staff in the quest that romulis polis gave me it says investagate but i have for about an hour help me!!! five star game by the wat *****
Left by the uncatchable on Aug 01, 2007 10:25 AM

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How the hell do you complete ulterior motives ive waited 3 days so how the hell do you get him to tell him to tell you to meet him
Left by HELP!!!!!!!! on Sep 03, 2007 1:49 PM

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I have no problems with the waiting part but when you meet the steward and 2 necromancers near the mine and the count turnes up to help he is supposed to talk to you when you kill them all. Instead, the first time i did it he cast an invisibility spell and wandered off i suppose, the second and every other time iv tried it he just walkes back to the castle.
Left by MasterOfGod on Sep 16, 2007 10:52 PM

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(((This is taken from someone else)))

All I did was fast-travel to another town, grab myself a quest (any quest), complete it (something which required that I spend more than a game day away from Skingrad), then fast-travel back to Castle Skingrad. I will note that when I talked to the NPC again after I arrived back in Skingrad, the Ulterior Motives quest wasn't selected as my current quest. None were. I don't know if that makes any different, but meh.
Left by Evil Pig20 on Dec 01, 2007 10:37 AM

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"When you go to the Count in the Ulterior Motives quest for the Mages Guild, the steward tells you to come back tommorow, and he might let you speak to the coun"

Have you tried doing a barrel-roll?
Left by Jesus lieks Mudkipz on Dec 02, 2007 2:53 PM

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Have you tried doing a barrel-roll?
Left by Jesus lieks Mudkipz on Dec 02, 2007 2:53 PM

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i had this problem but i just went to another town and waited 24 hours then went back and it worked.
Left by Dan the Man on May 12, 2008 8:22 PM

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just go to another town and wait then try again
Left by Dan the Man on May 12, 2008 8:23 PM

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I am a third success on fixing the Ulterior Motives glitch through the method described
Left by Erock on Jun 21, 2008 4:45 AM

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when i start the necromancers battle i kill them after the count arrives but everytime the count just walks away and wont talk to me... help me please!!!!!!!!!!!
Left by other glitch pleaaaaaaase help!! on Jul 15, 2008 12:39 PM

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Ok well i have this same problem but it started in the vampire cure quest that ass of a argonian steward got lost in the barracks and the count even when i talked to him by my self he said."please, go" finnaly i got the 2 in the same room and thought that would work cause i figured that the count wouldnt talk to the guy but still no answers.
Left by Dylan on Jan 30, 2009 12:43 PM

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Just wait til 11 pm and stand and wait and he'll go up to you and talk to you
Left by Mitch on Feb 03, 2010 1:02 PM

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same shit is happeneing to me bro, i cant do anything and ive gotten to far for me to go back, im like stuck and dont know what to do lol
Left by shane on Aug 02, 2011 7:36 AM

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