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FYI: the Exile series has gone freeware!


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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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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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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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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.

 

—Alorael, who suspects making a wrapper for Harehunter's Windows scenario editor is not a huge undertaking. But he's not Tyran and doesn't actually know how to go about doing it.

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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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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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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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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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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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