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Horizons: Empire of Istaria

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If you get the error:

Region Notice Horizons is not available in your location at this time. Please look for us soon

Then there is a simple fix, goto the following URL:

https://horizons.istaria.com/…tregion.aspx

This will allow you to select a region then you can log in normally with your log in details.

The default URL for NZ is: https://horizons.istaria.com/default.aspx?c=NZ

The shortcut the game creates on the desktop does not point to a region wich causes the error message, this may be changed soon but for now an easy fix is to just right click the shortcut and select properties then you should see a value called “Target” or “Target Path” depending on your operating system.

The line should read: “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLO­RE.EXE” https://horizons.istaria.com/

Just add the link for NZ so the line will read: “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLO­RE.EXE” https://horizons.istaria.com/default.aspx?c=NZ Then click Apply and OK, next time you click your Horizons shortcut it should go straight in with no error at all, if you live outside NZ simply goto the Regionselect pick your country and copy the rest of the URL and paste it onto the Shortcut on desktop. (The text in the target should be one line, just thought to mention it since it looks like two on when i posted this)

Hope this helps any others who have the exact same error due to the bad shortcut.

Description

You've read the books and have seen the epic movies that pitch wizard and warrior, adventurer and storyteller against the ghouls and goblins of a dangerous fantasy world. Now enter the fantasy world of Horizons: Empire of Istaria to live your own epic adventure, searching to make your mark and carve your name in the annals of legends.

Horizons is the next generation online epic adventure. It is based in the massively multiplayer fantasy world, Istaria. A world of legend and lore filled with humans, fiends, dragons and many other traditional fantasy roles, Horizons allows thousands of players to adventure together in the civilized and untamed regions of the world.

The Istarian Empire is filled with cities and towns, castles and strongholds, villages and mystical structures, stretching from the tropical forests to the northern icy tundra. You take control of an adventurer of one of the many races that inhabit the civilized empire, choose your path - Explorer, Miner, Craftsmen, Wizard, Warrior, or Settler of the new frontier. The empire awaits your service, and the newly discovered untamed frontier awaits your bravery. Live in the crafted world of the empire or venture to the new land and create your own empire.

FEATURES:

  • Millions of customizations on features that include - armor, weapons, buildings, towns, land, character size and shape, hair, and skin
  • Layered clothing and armor to create millions of unique appearance combinations
  • Tradeskills ranging from weapons and armor to construction of cities, large defensive towers and transportation devices including portals to the far reaches of the world
  • Open-ended school based skill system allowing players to start in one of the basic schools and advance into the many prestigious professions of the land with the freedom to switch between professions at any time
  • Build cities and towns in the new frontier, customizing each land as the players choose
  • Advanced community tools, allowing complete management of player guilds/associations/towns including in-game/out-of-game mail and broadcast features, and a host of group management tools
  • Cinematic combat and magic displaying excellent visual indicators of your blows, dodges, blocks and spells
  • Advanced AI system that allows for dynamic NPC interaction with the world and players
  • Intuitive and customizable interface with hundreds of options to customize your game experience
  • Dynamic world, cataclysmic events, ethereal creations, hordes of invading creatures, all changing the appearance and function of the world in real-time Dynamic Quest engine allowing players to gain knowledge and skill of the world or to chase the ultimate dream of acquiring land, riches, equipment and fame of epic proportions
  • Flying Playable Characters - including "Dragons"
  • System Requirements:

    850 MHz Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor, GeForce 2, 256 MB RAM, 56.6 dial-up modem, Windows 2000/XP/98/Me, DirectX 8.1a.
    Release date NZ
    December 22nd, 2003
    Publisher
    UPC
    9324567008509
    Product ID
    1457334

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