Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Eamon Deluxe 5.0 Public Beta is Ready

The public beta of Eamon Deluxe 5.0 is now available for download and ready to serve all of your dragon-slaying, dungeon-exploring, spell-casting, and Shopping-Mall-shopping needs. Eamonauts can download all flavors of Eamon Deluxe 5.0 here.

In addition, this will be the first time that Derek C. Jeter's "Stronghold of Kahr-Dur" is available. As mentioned in an earlier post, the adventure is superbly written and ought to please both salty Eamon veterans and newcomers alike.

So mix yourself a Double Dragon Blomb and fire up the computer (or your Nintendo Wii). There's adventuring to do!

Note: VI Mode currently only works with computers using a 32 bit Windows operating system. Alternately, Windows 7 64 bit users can install Virtual PC for free from Microsoft's website; Win 7 Pro users can the run Eamon Deluxe in "XP Mode", however Win 7 Home users have to build a virtual machine using a real XP disc or ISO. VI Mode will not work on OSX but may work in Linux via the "DOS Emu" emulator, though this feature has not yet been tested.


Anonymous said...

This is fantastic, any idea when the next beta is out? I'm looking forward to some of the other adventures that appear not to be compatible with v5.

Can't thank you enough for doing this, it's an amazing effort and well worth it!

Peter Pears said...

I know I'm rather behind the times with this question, but rather late than never. I just haven't understood yet whether Eamon Deluxe includes ALL the Eamon adventures. If not, are you currently actively porting the ones left?

Frank - Eamon Deluxe said...

At last count there were around 175 adventures already converted to Eamon Deluxe. However, only 40 or so were included in the initial release because the rest of them still need to be upgraded to Eamon Deluxe 5.0 and play tested again.

There are still around 100 more that are awaiting conversion. I'm currently working on a set of tools to automate as much of the process for us as possible (thus making them ready for release much faster.

I predict that, within the next two years, all known Eamons (and Eamon cousins) will have an Eamon Deluxe doppelganger...

(P.S. If you want to see the conversion list in way too much detail, you can check out a post I made last year. It is still mostly accurate: http://eamon-guild.blogspot.com/2012/01/eamon-deluxe-beta-98-ready-to-go-and.html)

Peter Pears said...

Awesome, thank you.