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GOG have added a bunch of games in the form of three "The Forgotten Realms Archives" collections, and they have some real classics.

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Collection One
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER II: THE LEGEND OF DARKMOON
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER III: ASSAULT ON MYTH DRANNOR

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Collection Two
POOL OF RADIANCE
CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS
HILLSFAR
SECRET OF THE SILVER BLADES
POOLS OF DARKNESS
GATEWAY TO THE SAVAGE FRONTIER
TREASURES OF THE SAVAGE FRONTIER
FORGOTTEN REALMS UNLIMITED ADVENTURES

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Collection Three - Not yet on Linux
DUNGEON HACK
MENZOBERRANZAN

Sadly the third collection isn't on Linux yet, but they are working on it folks! They are confident they will be able to fix up collection three for us too, so we will have to sit tight on that one for now.

Find Collection One here, Collection Two here, and Collection Three here. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Keyrock 20 August 2015 at 1:23 pm UTC
I played almost all these games when I was young and I have very fond memories of them, but I have no desire to revisit them. I'm scared that playing them again now, some 25 years later, will destroy the romantic images I have of these games. I'd rather preserve my memories and keep my rose tinted glasses on.
ricki42 20 August 2015 at 1:44 pm UTC
Well, this will keep me busy for a while... I don't know if I ever played any of these, I may have played one on the Amiga, they do look familiar.
Where did they say that the third collection is coming to Linux? Did they give any estimate for when? Not that there's any rush really, considering how long it's going to take me to just play one of these games...
Guest 20 August 2015 at 1:53 pm UTC
KeyrockI played almost all these games when I was young and I have very fond memories of them, but I have no desire to revisit them. I'm scared that playing them again now, some 25 years later, will destroy the romantic images I have of these games. I'd rather preserve my memories and keep my rose tinted glasses on.

Kind of the same. I had EOB on the Amiga. That said I played Hired guns the other day and it was just as good. Albeit in much higher fidelity.
nattydread 20 August 2015 at 1:54 pm UTC
ricki42Well, this will keep me busy for a while... I don't know if I ever played any of these, I may have played one on the Amiga, they do look familiar.
Where did they say that the third collection is coming to Linux? Did they give any estimate for when? Not that there's any rush really, considering how long it's going to take me to just play one of these games...

You might be thinking of Dungeon master which was an amiga game. I played all the eye of the beholder games also on amiga and they were also great. Dungeon master heavily influenced he legend of Grimrock.
ricki42 20 August 2015 at 2:14 pm UTC
nattydreadYou might be thinking of Dungeon master which was an amiga game. I played all the eye of the beholder games also on amiga and they were also great. Dungeon master heavily influenced he legend of Grimrock.

Yeah, I definitely played Dungeon Master. Weirdly enough, what I remember the most about that game is that sound effect when eating something *gulp*
wolfyrion 20 August 2015 at 2:37 pm UTC
I dont understand this, why they revive DOS Games?I dont really get it , the same goes with Steam....
You think the new generation will play any of these retro games?? I dont think so..
Why paying for these games?

Even you can play online these games like 2400+ Dos Games on Archive.org

https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games/v2

But I think you cant save the game and continue..

Anyway if Nostalgia hits me, I can open my whole collection of Dos Games + Win 3x Games and start playing...
Is like 1TB all playable ...


Last edited by wolfyrion on 20 August 2015 at 2:38 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 20 August 2015 at 2:38 pm UTC
ricki42Where did they say that the third collection is coming to Linux? Did they give any estimate for when? Not that there's any rush really, considering how long it's going to take me to just play one of these games...

In emails to me.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 20 August 2015 at 2:38 pm UTC
barotto 20 August 2015 at 3:16 pm UTC
The intro of EOB2 is one of the best I've ever experienced in ~30 years of gaming...
ricki42 20 August 2015 at 3:17 pm UTC
wolfyrionI dont understand this, why they revive DOS Games?I dont really get it , the same goes with Steam....
You think the new generation will play any of these retro games?? I dont think so..
Why paying for these games?

Even you can play online these games like 2400+ Dos Games on Archive.org

https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games/v2

But I think you cant save the game and continue..

Anyway if Nostalgia hits me, I can open my whole collection of Dos Games + Win 3x Games and start playing...
Is like 1TB all playable ...

I'm not going to play a long RPG online, especially if I can't save and continue later.
And it's great for you that you have all these games already, not everyone does. I gave away my Amiga ages ago (I know, I know... stupid me), and even then I didn't have that many games. And I have to admit, the majority of my Amiga games were pirated, just copies from friends who got copies from friends... Now at least I can finally buy them properly. And I'm glad they are now easily available in a way that's accessible on any PC, and with easy installation. Also, I don't need to worry about looking up code words from the manual, they have apparently removed those checks or added tools to work around that. The manuals are all available as pdf, which I find a lot more convenient than having the books. Especially when travelling. And these games are perfect when travelling, can run on any laptop, don't need anything online, and don't instantly drain the battery.
Shmerl 20 August 2015 at 3:42 pm UTC
wolfyrionI dont understand this, why they revive DOS Games?I dont really get it , the same goes with Steam....
You think the new generation will play any of these retro games?? I dont think so..
Why paying for these games?

Why not? Good games remain good, despite older technology used in them. Do you watch old films, or read old books? Classics remain classics, and same goes for (good) old games.


Last edited by Shmerl on 20 August 2015 at 3:42 pm UTC
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