Downloads

A few miscellaneous files that don't exactly fit in anywhere else on the site: old Amiga text adventures, computer game solutions, and even an entire Neverwinter Nights module based on a gamebook.



The Amiga Years

As threatened--erm, promised over on my About Me page, here are the links to my ancient computer games. Bear in mind that they are not guaranteed to work on the latest computers.

Stop Press:After some years, I rediscovered my original CAG source files for the Amiga conversions of The Aarbron Chronicles! By re-outputting these games using the newest version of CAG (which no longer creates a required file with a * character in the filename) the download will now work correctly in WinUAE without any problems. Huzzah!

As of June 2013, there is now a walkthrough available for the games on Game Solutions. Hat tip to Léon who created the solutions and who also hex-edited the crashing P32END.EXE file. That's attention to detail!

Bear in mind also that you will need to install DOSBox to get the PC versions to work in 64-bit OSes. Honestly, I doubt they'll work natively in any version of Windows after XP, so running them through DOSBox is probably required these days.

Finally in this mini-section on ancient text games is The Elven Crystals, based on the Dragon Warriors book of the same name. It was also created using CAG and is only playable on the Amiga, or via an Amiga emulator such as WinUAE.

PC Aarbron

Amiga Aarbron (3 Games) Amiga only)

The Elven Crystals (Amiga only)


Eye of the Beholder Maps

As you may (or, indeed, may not) have read over on my About Me page, I am a fan of the old Eye of the Beholder games. A few years ago, I managed to get the two games working on my PC thanks to a brilliant util called DosBox. After searching online, I decided that many of the solution maps left much to be desired, so I went ahead and made my own. They're available here in PDF format.

Eye of the Beholder I (~900Kb)

Eye of the Beholder II (~1.2Mb)


Neverwinter Nights

If there are any Neverwinter Nights fans out there, I co-wrote a module for it! Keeping my gamebook motif, it is an adaptation of Fighting Fantasy #3: The Forest of Doom. We've also drawn in an awful lot of material from the other Fighting Fantasy books, including adding new sub-quests such as Xortan Throg's Tower. We really liked it; however, most adrenaline-junkie NWN players seem to find the game too "empty". While we did consider placing an Ancient Red Dragon every 20 metres, subsequent reviews have been unfailingly positive, though we still don't appear to have had many downloads. If you're interested in playing an FF adaptation for NWN and you don't think combat is the only part of an RPG, the module can be downloaded from the link below. In order to play it, you will need Neverwinter Nights and both expansions installed: Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark. You will also need the magnificent (and completely free!) Community Expansion Pack. (This mod has recently been updated to use CEP v2.6, and any subsequent CEP updates should also work without breaking the module.)

The Forest of Doom (NWN) (Approx 9.3Mb)

With the closure of the official nwvault site, this link leads to the module's page on the Neverwinter Vault. The file on there is currently out of date--use the above link!--but it should hopefully be updated soon. If you fancy leaving a comment, I infrequently check the page. Some nice screenshots from the module can be found below:

The view from the top of Gillibran's Tower
The view from the top of Gillibran's Tower
Gillibran's balcony overlooking Stonebridge
Gillibran's balcony overlooking Stonebridge
Yaztromo's labyrinthine library
Yaztromo's labyrinthine library
A close-up of the main character I used!
A close-up of the main character I used!
The gates of Stonebridge
The gates of Stonebridge
The sun sets on the edge of Darkwood Forest
The sun sets on the edge of Darkwood Forest
Towering trees
Towering trees
Outside the Tower of Xortan Throg
Outside the Tower of Xortan Throg