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Old 22 April 2008, 10:10   #1
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EoB III / Lands of Lore - ports requests

Hello guys, is there any possibility to make AGA version of Eye of the Beholder III?
Though i remember that EOB III on PC was pretty slow at decent PC at that time.
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Old 22 April 2008, 12:17   #2
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An AGA version of EOB2? Cool! This was one of my favourite games "back in the day"(TM). I wonder why I've never noticed this thread until now, though?

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Hello guys, is there any possibility to make AGA version of Eye of the Beholder III?
I remember being absolutely devastated when I found out that EOBIII would not be coming to the Amiga.

Probably easier to get the PC version and play it in DOSbox though? Although I realise that's not really the point, since the same could apply to a 256-colour EOB2. I guess it's the challenge of doing it that counts!

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Old 22 April 2008, 12:23   #3
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I remember to have read in a EOTB AGA document the idea of Lands of Lore Port!!! I prefer Lands of Lore before EOTB 3.
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I remember to have read in a EOTB AGA document the idea of Lands of Lore Port!!! I prefer Lands of Lore before EOTB 3.
Well .. Lands of Lore is gem, compared to EOB III, but probably even harder to port i guess
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Old 22 April 2008, 12:57   #5
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CFOU! is busy with life, so if he cannot spend time on this or someone doesn't carry on the coding job, there's nothing new.

[edit] moved from EoB2 thread
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Old 22 April 2008, 13:34   #6
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CFOU! is busy with life, so if he cannot spend time on this or someone doesn't carry on the coding job, there's nothing new.

[edit] moved from EoB2 thread
Understood, just wonder .. do you think its possible to do these ports?
Maybe its faster to use EoB II engine with EoB III graphics?
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Old 22 April 2008, 14:03   #7
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EOB3 graphics are completely different in their structure from the ones in the episode 2 (as far as i remember) so they would need a complete rehaul to be reduced in the elements EoB2 uses; either that or the complete engine should be ported.

in the first case, you would have then to port the rest of the game nevertheless.
as i said, it's not impossible, it's just very long a work and currently there's no coder interested, alas.
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So probably its actually faster to do it over episode 2 engine and capture EOBIII screen by for example fraps then import it in episode 2 pic format
Well ... its maybe not so interesting to port maybe one day.
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why bother EOB 3 sux, and is not worth spending time on, but Land of Lore is cool , guess you could play it on a big amiga through an dos emu..
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EOBIII is a fine rpg, it was plagued by it's ridiculus coded engine...
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Old 22 April 2008, 16:29   #11
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Eob 3 is not different from the second one, but for: dumbly hard parts (undead dragons for instance), some silly features that you can avoid to use (all attack, tiger shaping character, etc.)
i.e. a poor RPG, but a nice dungeon crawl, exactly like the others eye of the beholders. the real difference is that the first two had more interesting feeling, and prolly the novelty.

i would port it nevertheless, maybe with some tweaking.

i played land of lore 1, and aside the stellar graphics i have the same indifference playing it as eob 3.
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lands of lore is too linear for my taste. Usually there is only one thing to do. I liked the second and third part because they were a little more open in the world design, but they were still horribly linear storywise, and horribly buggy

Nah, for an excellent dungeon crawl I would always prefer Black Crypt, Crystal Dragon or the golden oldies Dungeon Master 1/2. Black Crypt with the magic and skill system of Dungeon Master, now that would be ultimate for me.

(edit: not forgetting Captive of course, but I am talking about medieval crawlers)
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EOBIII is a fine rpg, it was plagued by it's ridiculus coded engine...
Yeah, someone would expect to be it better then multiplatform beholder II, but it was much worse

I can play thru dos emulator, but i dont want to
wonder what next months will bring if we talking about some ports from PC to Amiga
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Old 22 April 2008, 21:30   #14
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the problem of the ports, to me, is that then you have a pc game on amiga and that's the reason i did not like that much the eob2 AGA version that the majority of the people who trted it did enjoy.
i would like an amiga version of many games, not them being able to work on amiga, it's a bit different... but that's not much important anyway
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[edit] moved from EoB2 thread

yes, badly .... always too busy
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yes, badly .... always too busy
Not even 10 mins per week to say hello
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yes, badly .... always too busy

ps: But i'll try to fix some EOB1&2 aga bugs and translations.... (no delay fixed yet)
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Bertrand! good to have you back mate hope all is ok!
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Hi Marco, hi CFOU!
So we wanna complete the EOB project, finally?
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i think CFOU! is not really back...
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