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26 January 2006
SSI Gold Box Redux
In my quest to relive the SSI Gold Box RPG experience, I remembered that somewhere along the line I picked up a copy of Pool of Raidance for DOS on 3.5" floppy. With the help of DOSBox I finally got to try it out, and it appears superior to the Commodore 64 version.

Most importantly, it supports keyboard accelerators for commands, a feature the Commodore version lacks. So even though the DOS version Pool of Radiance doesn't seem to support a mouse, it is easily navigable. There are some quirks to how to navigate some vertical menus, but I can live with them for now.

I want to play a game I've not played before, so I grabbed this collection of Forgotten Realms RPGs from Amazon for a fistful of pennies. Who knew that there were three Eye of the Beholder games?
--Matt Matthews at 21:14
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"Who knew that there were three Eye of the Beholder games?"

Strangely, that would possibly be you, years ago. If you recall the ever famous adventurer Rice Milk, I believe he was adventuring in that "trilogy."

By Blogger rufbo, at 27 January, 2006 07:28  

Whoa. Really? I had no recollection of that.

By Blogger jvm, at 27 January, 2006 08:54  

On The Eye of the Beholder games, you best leave it as just the first two games, with the second being the better of the two...

DOSBox has let me get back to my roots again and I love it. Where else can you play an old Sierra adventure, with MT32 emulation to hear the music you never were able to hear as a kid because of the cost of a dedicated sound card.

By Anonymous nixon, at 27 January, 2006 10:53  

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