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since November 17, 1998

Latest: August 3, 1999

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Our very own BAK Editor!
Version 8.2 (Oct 2, 1998)

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BAK can be downloaded from
www.sierra.com [DEMOS]
but this version is BUGGED.
You must run the PATCH as well.

You can download
a PATCHED version from
Paul Combetta's Gateway to Krondor




This Patch originally updated
version 1.01 to version 1.02.
Seemingly, it also fixes
in the free download version.

Archivist's Note
This site was archived by Links in 2011 before it disappeared from the web when the author's university web server closed the account it was hosted on. As this site has been gone for years, and there is no way of contacting the original author for permission, it is being hosted here until such a day that the author can claim it or provide explicit permission for it being re-hosted. Don't bother trying to e-mail the author via the links on these pages, as that e-mail address is long gone!

Archivist's Update: March 6, 2022
I am sad to report that a family friend confirmed that the original author of BaK Help Web, Eysteinn Björnsson, passed away in February 2021. It shall be my honour to host BaK Help Web in his memory in perpetuity.

May you rest in peace brother,
- vga256

The notification from Eysteinn's friend Gunnar was posted at the GOG community forums in March of 2021:
I just wanted to thank you for keeping the BaK help web alive and you, vga256, for re-hosting the whole site! 
The original author was Eysteinn Björnsson, an old friend of mine who unfortunately passed away at the end of February 
this year, at the age of 67. The site went down when he stopped working for the University a few years ago and they 
purged his webspace. That also included an amazingly detailed analysis of old Norse poetry and manuscripts - which 
will soon be re-hosted by the Icelandic Ásatrú Fellowship (the Pagan/Old Norse society) on a new website they are working on. 

I hadn't realized the sites were down until after he passed away and desperately tried to get the BaK web back through 
the WayBack machine, hoping to revive it somehow or at least keep it archived - and I was incredibly relieved and happy 
to see that you here have already shared the .zip and put it back up! Way to go. Thank you so much. I know he would really 
appreciate it and that he was glad to see how long-lived the site turned out to be. 

Eysteinn was a friend of my parents who was completely immersed in fantasy and sci-fi and introduced me to so much material 
when I was growing up. He translated a large part of the Lord of the Rings into Icelandic and whenever he would discover 
some piece of art or fiction that intrigued him, he would immerse himself in that world and practically live there. He 
introduced me to Krondor when it was originally released (I was 11 at the time) and I vividly remember him working on 
that site throughout the 1990s - the amount of work and detail that went into making it was simply astounding. A one-man 
video game wiki! I'm glad that so many people have found the website valuable throughout the years and I hope that more 
players will keep coming back to it. Feel free to share that zip file as much as you want - it's part of his legacy, now. 
A nice way to keep his memory alive. 

Gunnar Theodór
The Webmaster thanks various contacts at SIERRA, who like this Website, and do not object to any text or graphic contained herein.

The Webmaster has also been contacted by various people who were instrumental in creating the game, including the producer, the writer, and one of the main programmers. They all like the BAK Help Web, and have no objections to the Webmaster's use of any material, textual or graphic, copied from the game and used in these pages.

Apart from obvious quotations from the game itself, all text in this Website is written by and is the intellectual property of the Webmaster. The same applies to his manipulations of the game's graphics. If you intend to use the contents of this Website for some other purpose than viewing them directly via your browser, please observe the following:

1. You are quite welcome to download any or all parts of the Website on to your personal computer, for private use.

2. You are more than welcome to place a link to the BAK Help Web on your own Website, but only to the Front Page (krondor.html), not to any other pages in the Web. The Webmaster would be glad to learn of any such links. If your Website is BAK-related, contains material not already contained in the BAK Help Web, and conforms to standards acceptable to the Webmaster, it will be included in the LINKS page, if you wish.

3. If you copy material from this Website, be it text, html-code or graphics, and redistribute it in any manner without permission from the Webmaster, this will be considered a copyright infringement. Should the Webmaster become aware of any such infringement, a warning will be issued. If the warning is disregarded, a complaint will be made to your provider.

Please take this seriously. Only one such warning has been issued to date. It was ignored, so the provider had to be contacted. The website in question was subsequently deleted by the provider. While the Webmaster does not like drastic measures, they are (unfortunately) necessary in such cases. Plagiarism is equivalent to Theft.