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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:19 PM #1 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

At first ! thought I was seeing things, but it seems all of the Exile games are now freeware! Does this mean we might see a source code release as well? :D

Sorry if this is old news, but I couldn't find any mention of it.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:36 PM #2 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

I could not believe my eyes.  I could swear that someone said that Exile was free.  So I had to go and verify.  Sure enough, it is free.

www.spiderwebsoftware.com/exile/winexile.html

I would not hold my breath for the open source.  But then again ...
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:09 PM #3 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

I do find it strange that Jeff has neither mentioned this on the Spiderweb Software website or the company's Facebook page. Maybe he's also planning to release the source code and will post the official announcement then.

Yeah, wishful thinking, I know.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:47 PM #4 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

Jeff is usually late with announcements and he is working on Avadon 2.  Yeah another beta to find bugs in.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:18 PM #5 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

I have made Wineskin Mac apps from the Windows versions like I did with the original Avernum trilogy.  They are available here.
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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:31 PM #6 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

Do I need to download Wineskin to run your versions first?
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Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:09 PM #7 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

No. Download the apps and the wrapper is included.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:15 AM #8 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

View PostTyranicus, on 29 May 2013 - 06:18 PM, said:

I have made Wineskin Mac apps from the Windows versions like I did with the original Avernum trilogy.  They are available here.
Brilliant! That is fantastic, thank you. Is there any chance of Blades of Exile getting the same treatment?

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:57 AM #9 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

There's no need. Because BoE is open source there's already a native Intel Mac build available.

—Alorael, who supposes that doesn't help you at all in your quest for a scenario editor. So yes, a Wineskin version might be helpful.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:39 PM #10 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

Yeah, it's mainly the scenario editor I'm after. Am I correct in assuming that scenarios created in a Wineskinned version of the old editor would be compatible with the current BoE build?

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:58 PM #11 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

You might like this version I wrote to run in Windows.   I am trying to get around to making it compatible to all platforms.

Look at the screen shots and if it appears worth the trouble of Wining about it, then  have at it.

http://www.harehunte...E/ExScenEd.html
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:43 PM #12 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

View PostTyranicus, on 29 May 2013 - 06:18 PM, said:

I have made Wineskin Mac apps from the Windows versions like I did with the original Avernum trilogy.  They are available here.

B-E-A-Utiful. Thanks Tyran!

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:16 PM #13 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

View PostSunutpen, on 05 June 2013 - 12:39 PM, said:

Yeah, it's mainly the scenario editor I'm after. Am I correct in assuming that scenarios created in a Wineskinned version of the old editor would be compatible with the current BoE build?
Yes. The output doesn't depend on the operating system. On the other hand you might run into the old cross-platform issues, but those were all save files and graphics if I remember correctly.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:19 PM #14 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

View PostSunutpen, on 05 June 2013 - 12:39 PM, said:

Yeah, it's mainly the scenario editor I'm after. Am I correct in assuming that scenarios created in a Wineskinned version of the old editor would be compatible with the current BoE build?

Here you go.
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:38 PM #15 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

View PostTyranicus, on 05 June 2013 - 03:19 PM, said:

Fantastic! This is great. Thank you very much.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:07 PM #16 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

cool!.sfx

Now if only I could figure out how to make them work on Windows 7...

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:35 PM #17 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

Win7 32-bit runs Exile just fine.  If you're running Win7 64-bit,  I have on my website the link to Vogons website where you can get instructions on how to build a DOSBOX with Windows 3.1 or Window 95 which will run Exile OK.
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Posted 25 January 2015 - 02:16 PM #18 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

Oh my, fantastic. Thank you so much for making these versions. It has made my day :)  I know this is an old topic, but it's brilliant!

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 04:35 PM #19 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

would this work on XP? it sounds like any 32 bit OS works, and I don't have a copy of windows 95 lying around(not many people do, I imagine).  I do have a copy of XP and setting up a partition running it would be easy enough.

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 07:38 PM #20 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

View PostQualicide, on 14 July 2015 - 04:35 PM, said:

would this work on XP? it sounds like any 32 bit OS works, and I don't have a copy of windows 95 lying around(not many people do, I imagine).  I do have a copy of XP and setting up a partition running it would be easy enough.
Yes, as long as the PC you're using is old enough that XP drivers exist for it.
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Posted 15 July 2015 - 11:30 AM #21 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

It does work in Windows XP mode on Windows 7 Pro (which is basically Virtual PC, I think).
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Posted 28 October 2016 - 03:30 AM #22 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

I just downloaded the Wineskinned Exile 1, but whenever I go to a window like "More info" on a character or the spell screen, the whole thing becomes completely unresponsive. Any idea why this could be?

(I'm using El Capitan -- there's apparently an issue in general with Wineskin and El Capitan, but I was able to get around it; that's what allowed me to run the game in the first place.)
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Posted 02 November 2016 - 11:23 PM #23 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

I do not know why that is, sorry that I cannot help. :/

I have a question of my own. I intend to play through Exile again if I can get it to work - are there any sites still up that have BoE scenarios available? Is that even still a thing any more?

If not I can always just buy BoA. I have been meaning to for awhile, but haven't bc it isn't sold separately and I already own the trilogy set. -_-

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 02:13 AM #24 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

View PostFenix Wulfheart, on 02 November 2016 - 11:23 PM, said:

I have a question of my own. I intend to play through Exile again if I can get it to work - are there any sites still up that have BoE scenarios available? Is that even still a thing any more?

As far as I know, this is the most complete scenario archive currently online.

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 04:21 AM #25 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

BoE is still "a thing" although I've been distracted from helping with the project by life (and Minecraft). I don't know what Celtic Minstrel's been up to the last couple weeks. Check out the forum header at the Blades of Exile subforum of this message board! CM is leading development of an improved BoE that runs on modern systems and has some new features and stuff. He's usually in the IRC chat room and I often am too.
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Posted 03 November 2016 - 10:53 AM #26 FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!

I've been distracted by... let's just say "games". I'm nearly always in the IRC channel, so just ping me (ie, say my name) and I'll eventually respond. (So don't join for a few minutes and then leave. Hang around for a few hours at least. You can just leave it idle while you do other things.)
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