Friday, May 04, 2012
Beta copy of The PC Eamon Museum released to play testers.
The PC Eamon Museum is a compilation of the various known attempts at converting the Classic Eamon gaming system from the Apple II series of computers to the PC family. All of the conversion “exhibits” in the museum were originally written for the MS-DOS operating system and took a fair amount of work and technical knowledge to run on modern computers.
The Museum was created to preserve all of these relics of Eamon history in one place as well as allow convenient access to view and even play them on modern computers. By using some of the Eamon Deluxe 5.0 gaming system framework, including a modified version of the freeware DOSBox emulator, the PC ports of Eamon included in the Museum are now accessible with just a few clicks on a variety of modern computers and operating systems.
Those on the Eamon Deluxe 5.0 play tester list who have reported that they are using Windows and testing in Standard Mode (there is no VI Mode available for the Museum) should check their email for a message and download link regarding the Museum. (If you are on the list and do not receive a message, please email me.)
A public download will also be made available very soon, once the Museum has been initially tested and verified. Visit The PC Eamon Museum homepage on the Eamon Adventurer's Guild site for more details as well as future downloads and updates.