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GOG are doing another sweet giveaway of some classics for the next two days so don't miss out if you love RPGs. Consider this your quick tip of the day!

The Eye of the Beholder Trilogy with 1991's Eye of the Beholder and Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon plus the 1993 title Eye of the Beholder III: Assault on Myth Drannor. If you just want to run on over and grab it, find the page for all three here. The giveaway ends 19th June, 5 PM UTC.

Also now on is a big Dungeons & Dragons themed sale on GOG with some true classics including:

While we have you here, what's your all time favourite PC RPG? Let us know in the comments.

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Eike 18 Jun
Quoting: razing32
Quoting: Mohandevir
Quoting: razing32
Quoting: MohandevirYeah... Talking about old hardware... Did I mentionned that I have played The Bard's Tale and Wizardry on an Apple IIE, with the green monochrome screen?

Anybody on a VIC-20?

Couple questions here :
1.Where do you people FIND that stuff ?!
2.How can you afford that stuff ?

Excellent question! In my case I "exploited" my older brother who bought that computer for his programmation courses. He's 13 years older than me so...

What programming course is he taking that he needs an Apple 2 ? Really curios now.

Did you miss this was decades ago?

Which leads me to another question:
Might it be possible that Linux especially appeals to (us) old farts?
Guppy 18 Jun
FYI; The Eye of beholder games can also be run on android units.

I use this dosbox for it; https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bruenor.magicbox.free

but presumably any of them will work.

Not sure if there is a dosbox app for iOS
kurp 18 Jun
Quoting: MohandevirTalking about GoG... It seems, but I'm not sure what to make of that, that one of the threads requesting a Linux port of the GoG Galaxy client just got changed to "In progress"... What does that could mean?

https://www.gog.com/wishlist/galaxy/release_the_gog_galaxy_client_for_linux
I always doubt they'll do this anytime soon. There is no business reason for that. I'm Linux-only user and I think it'd be great to get Galaxy for Linux, but let's face the fact that Steam made a huge progress here, with their one-click SteamPlay. 2 years ago Galaxy for Steam would be nice replacement. Today Steam client is something more for Linux users, it gives you access to almost full library, no matter Win/Mac/Linux official support. I doubt company like GOG would be ever able to deliver this kind of solution for us...
Pit 18 Jun
Quoting: Mohandevir486 DX2-66
Hah, had one of those, too. I think it's still in the linux counter registry, as 'registered Linux computer #9'
Had an Atari800 before. So that's why all those 90s PC-games are new to me
kokoko3k 18 Jun
It has been ported in 2018 to C64, amazing work (don't know if it is finished)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnletG9UC-8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEWrACmFRGw

...i'm pretty sure that if they would port it "as is" to a modern platform, it would require about 1000x the processing power and 1000x the ram.

Welcome to 2020!


Last edited by kokoko3k on 18 June 2020 at 11:44 am UTC
This brings back some memories! :o
Mohandevir 18 Jun
Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: MohandevirTalking about GoG... It seems, but I'm not sure what to make of that, that one of the threads requesting a Linux port of the GoG Galaxy client just got changed to "In progress"... What does that could mean?

https://www.gog.com/wishlist/galaxy/release_the_gog_galaxy_client_for_linux

This has been "in progress" for years.

Sad... I had no way of knowing. Didn't followed this thread that often... Someone pointed out it just changed, but it seems it was false.

You being a GoG "veteran" I have no doubt that you know better than many.
Dedale 18 Jun
Quoting: kokoko3kIt has been ported in 2018 to C64, amazing work (don't know if it is finished)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnletG9UC-8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEWrACmFRGw

...i'm pretty sure that if they would port it "as is" to a modern platform, it would require about 1000x the processing power and 1000x the ram.

Welcome to 2020!

Oooooh !

I pasted it to my old friends and they are impressed !
Nanobang 18 Jun
I'm fully committed to buying games on GoG ... but only through a Linux Galaxy client. Until then, this brings my GoG library to 30 titles ... all free. Thanks GoG!
razing32 18 Jun
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: razing32
Quoting: Mohandevir
Quoting: razing32
Quoting: MohandevirYeah... Talking about old hardware... Did I mentionned that I have played The Bard's Tale and Wizardry on an Apple IIE, with the green monochrome screen?

Anybody on a VIC-20?

Couple questions here :
1.Where do you people FIND that stuff ?!
2.How can you afford that stuff ?

Excellent question! In my case I "exploited" my older brother who bought that computer for his programmation courses. He's 13 years older than me so...

What programming course is he taking that he needs an Apple 2 ? Really curios now.

Did you miss this was decades ago?

Which leads me to another question:
Might it be possible that Linux especially appeals to (us) old farts?

If those devices still work after all that time i am more than impresse they still work.
I suspected some people boguht them out of nostalgia/collection status.
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