There are two versions of Vampyr: Talisman of Invocation floating around the web. It's important to know the difference because one has game-breaking bugs!

Version 1.1[edit | edit source]

This version has game-breaking bugs and can not be completed! It is recommended that you download and play Version 2.0... but here's the download anyway: https://archive.org/details/VampyrTheTalismanOfInvocation

You can identify this version through by:

  • The title screen has Version 1.1 below the title
  • Encountering any of the game breaking bugs. (I don't know if save files are transferrable between versions but you can try!)

Version 2.0[edit | edit source]

Download: https://archive.org/details/msdos_VAMPYR20_shareware

Here are ways to identify this version:

  • The title screen has Version 2.0 below the title
  • The logo in the top-right corner is slightly different
  • There is a fade to black and fade-from black animation when the player rests.

Graphical Differences[edit | edit source]

Version 2.0 includes quite a substantial graphical touch-up, including new graphics for the following tiles:

  • Mountain, on the overworld, in dungeons, and for dungeon entrances
  • Doors, both locked and unlocked
  • Clouds in Heaven
  • Swamp
  • Palm trees
  • Boat
  • Fence
  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Bridge
  • Chest
  • Towns
  • Ruins
  • Castle
  • Vampyr's Castle

In addition, the following have changed:

  • the logo in the top-right corner was tweaked
  • The main menu has more dithering on the rocks
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