Eye of the Beholder 1 & 2 AGA Versions now playable in FS-UAE!! - Incredible Retro Dungeon Crawler


The most incredible Dungeon Crawler ever to appear on the Amiga and PC, Eye of the Beholder 1 and 2 by Westwood Studios is now playable in FS-UAE. What's more, these are the unofficial AGA versions, with full auto mapping and higher end graphics, which did not come with the original Amiga games. We have featured the AGA versions before, but through FS-UAE playing these two versions has been made far more worthwhile. Amiga games in a brilliant Amiga Emulator and Front end, what's not to like? But before we get to the how to, lets just say that if you want a deep retro dungeon crawler with four characters to create, outside movement, puzzles, secret areas, a main quest and characters to talk to, then these are the retro game's to play. So lets get on with it shall we?

Before you follow these instructions make sure you have the kickstarter system files and if possible, but not needed, WorkBench 3.0/3.1. As these are required for all Amiga games in either WinUAE or FS-UAE, which we can't provide. Google them if need be!

1) Download and Install FS-UAE http://fengestad.no/fs-uae/
2) Run FS-UAE and select Scan Files and Configurations, Select the folders where the Kickstarter files are located and if you want WorkBench 3.0/3.1, then click Scan.
3) Some games require the full payed version of WHDLOAD, this might not, but if you have it, place the WHDLOAD.KEY file in the main FS-UAE directory.

FOR EYE OF BEHOLDER 1 AGA -
Download LHA file ( http://eob.wikispaces.com/EOB1+AGA+GAME )
Create a folder called EOB1 and extract the LHA archive inside of this folder
Compress (zip) the whole EOB1 folder to zip file EOB1-AGA.zip

* repacking is necessary because launcher seems to expect to have the whdload files to be in subfolder inside archive

Create new configuration in FS-UAE launcher: 
* Amiga 1200/68020 ( Accurate )
* Chip Ram 2MB / Fast Ram 8MB
* select file EOB1-AGA.zip as hard disk
* put this in WHDload Arguments 
EOB-AGA.Slave preload data=data-vga Cache PreloadSize=3881406

Save Configuration
Load game via the Games and Configurations list
FOR EYE OF THE BEHOLDER 2 AGA -

Download LHA file ( http://eob.wikispaces.com/EOB2+AGA+GAME )
Create a folder called EOB2 and extract the archive inside of this folder
Compress (zip) the whole EOB2 folder to zip file EOB2-AGA.zip

* repacking is necessary because launcher seems to expect to have the whdload files to be in subfolder inside archive

Create new Eye of the beholder 2 aga configuration in FS-UAE launcher: 
* Amiga 1200/68020 ( Accurate )
* Chip Ram 2MB / Fast Ram 8MB
* select file EOB2-AGA.zip as hard disk
* put this in WHDload Arguments

EOB2-AGA.Slave preload cache data=data-vga

Save Configuration

Load game via the Games and Configurations list
Massive thanks to GoingDown of the English Amiga Board for helping to get this working and also a big thanks to CFOU for helping with the game itself. If you type CFOU at the map screen for a cheat, it reveals the entire map!

But anyway, That's it done, and when it works it will look like this, and pressing TAB brings up the auto map!




If all this is a bit overwhelming and FS-UAE is not your thing, there is another way to play EYE OF THE BEHOLDER AGA 1 and 2! Read on :)

1) Visit this site for a massive list of Amiga games, http://hobring.esero.net/games.htm
2) The most important, download and install the HWA package
3) Pick the game version you want and install
Eye of The Beholder I *AGA* Remake v.1.09 (LINUX)

Eye of The Beholder II *AGA* Ramake v.1.05 (LINUX)

Done!

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