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Old versions of Exile & Exile II


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To Harehunter:

Thank you so much for uploading these! I've been literally searching for the old graphics for years but gave up a long time ago because nobody ever seemed to know what I was talking about.

 

For other people: The graphics (in Exile 1 and 2 windows at least) are just stored as plain bmps and are incredibly easy to edit, so you should be able to easily move them to the version of the game you prefer. I used to have fun messing around and editing in all sorts of different PC graphics... My sister once had a party that included a housecat, a lizard, a cow and a giant mushroom.

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I've dug up a few Windows shareware versions of Exile and Exile II, here you go:

 

Exile: Escape from the Pit

Exile II: Crystal Souls

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This is sort of a big bump, but is there any kind of changelog for the versions Mr Flibble posted? I've been digging through them a little bit and there's some epochal stuff (the interface in Exile 1.01 was heinously crude, and a few sound effects are inexplicably clipped or compressed) but also a lot of minor stuff (Exile 1.01's graphics are significantly different than Exile 1.12's, but both are Shirley Monroe's handiwork and the changes seem to represent a sweeping if subtle change that would persist through Exile 2).

I've been digging through them myself to form my own conclusions but I'm not all that technical and it's sort of a hassle to install them on a virtual machine one by one.

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That would be interesting. Unfortunately, the really interesting stuff (like the AP change) is going to require early Mac versions, which seem to be much harder to find -- if they are extant at all. (And which are also, frankly, even more of a hassle to emulate.)

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Here's what I've managed to find as far as old Mac versions go.

 

Exile 1:

Known missing: 1.0, 1.0.5 and 1.1. Unfortunately, I don't they're very likely to turn up. If you have a copy I'd love to see them.

 

Exile 1 Editor:

Exile 2:

Known missing: 2.0.1

 

Exile 3 (for completeness' sake):

Known missing: 1.0.3 (not 1.0.3b)

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Wow. This is awesome. I'm sort of astonished that it took THAT long for the AP system update... but I guess that would explain a few things.

 

In case anyone else was going to, I did look through 1.1.2's files for that business in Silvar. No dice. If it existed, it was in an earlier version.

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I've assembled some changelogs from newsgroup posts, archived versions of this site, readmes, etc., and added a few comments (in square brackets) about things I've noticed as well. They should be helpful for anyone who wants to look in to this stuff.

 

Mac changelogs

 

Win changelogs

 

I suspect if "that business in Silvar" was ever a thing it was taken out in ver 1.1 when the storage space was added.

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Never say never :D

Featuring: Gray cave walls!

Different title screen!

Still nothing hinky in Silvar, I'm pretty sure someone just made that up!

 

Also, dropping in a registered misc.dat from a newer version doesn't seem to work with 1.0.5.

 

Mac changelog updated accordingly.

 

 

edit:

Kicked up one last version.

Finally found an E2 version history included with a patch, don't really get why he didn't put it in with the full versions but whatever, pasted it into the changelog.

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All the Windows versions found thus far are up at Kult CDs:

 

I'll look into some other abandonware sites.

 

The links from "ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de", which that site linked to, either didn't work (timed out, even with a proxy [thought it might have been blocked by my isp]) or were detected as malicious by chrome and my AV (possibly a false positive, but you never know with abandonware sites).

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Oh dang, sorry! I thought he actually had them uploaded to his site. I'll put them on my mediafire for you.

 

Exile for Windows:

 

Exile II for Windows:

 

There, that oughta do it.

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I have every PC version of the EXILE series I could find all pre-registered, pre-installed and in a convenient 7z file.

 

File:

https://www32.zippyshare.com/v/4Asgjkbu/file.html

 

Missing EXILE 1.0, EXILE 2 1.0.1, EXILE 3 1.0.

 

If anyone can find any of those versions please contact me. These versions need to be preserved.

 

If under modern windows download OTVDM and put it somewhere permanent

then within the OTVDM folder run install or install (no console).

Then run the EXILE EXEs and they should pop up no problem.

 

OTVDM:
https://github.com/otya128/winevdm

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