A walkthrough is available in RTF format here, and a guide to The Riddle can be found here.
ARPIA2 contains a special launcher ("ARPIA2.app" or "ARPIA2 Lite.app") for the 1.1 Mac version of EV Nova, but remains compatible with WinNova and MacNova 1.0.A/10.
Version 2.2.0 fixes an issue with planet-side death in the Pirate Strike mission and the new launcher can detect the availability of updates.
The lite version does not contain additional video/audio material - you can play the whole game without them.
To view images from ARPIA2, you can visit the Arpia Gallery
Most of the time, the book comes out first, and then the game... Arpia is an exception.
At first, Arpia was devised as a simple plug-in/add-on for a game called Escape Velocity: Nova (EVN or EV:Nova for short), the third game in the Escape Velocity series of Ambrosia Software.
The storylines the player can follow had really inspired me, and so it was that I started to create a little story of my own.
ARPIA2 is the true basis for the Arpia novel. It is a game add-on of three large storylines woven in parallel among which the player must choose. The player becomes a main character of the book, i.e. Parmil, Fezzan or Birgo.
The player fights battles, frees slaves, explores the galaxy, discovers trade, protects the human race and is part of Arpia.
In the novel, you imagine planet Hogun exploding, in ARPIA2, you see it.
In ARPIA2 you get to choose your path. But beware: one choice can change the future, and the future holds many surprises... Do you have what it takes?
It has always been everyone's dream to fight off entire fleets by oneself, to become a big-time rich trader, to do covert ops and to know everyone, everywhere.
Well, here's your chance.
Complete with stunning graphics made by incredibly talented designers (some of them actually created EVN years before, others have since then become game designers themselves or are hoping to do so), it is another way of being Arpia.
Enjoy the plug-in,
Peter "Pace" Craddock
Shield add-ons for ARPIA2
ARPIA2 is compatible with ShieldBubbles and other such shield plug-ins. You may download an ARPIA2 ShieldBubbles add-on (requires 3D ShieldBubbles 1.0.7), or download Guy's Shields plug-in, which includes a version for ARPIA2.