Hi.

Other than doing some whacky things with the edx directory (which I've personally not got to work), you can't change the install location, it just defaults to installing into C:\Eamondelux


Fortunately, it's not a big folder, doesn't cause any issues with other programs, is quite easy to create shortcuts to to make a program group (as I've done), and can just be deleted streight off if you have a problem with the game.

while for neetness I would've liked the game installed into either my fun program files or text games directories, i really don't worry about it being where it is.

Hth.

Beware the Grue!

Dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Earle" <e.zwic...@sympatico.ca>
To: "'Gamers Discussion list'" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 1:12 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Eamon deluxe great fun!


I haven't been following the list very much lately, so I'm wondering if anyone can give me some tips on installing Eamon deluxe. I hit alt-enter as suggested, and that made it possible for me to read the screen, but how do I choose where I want to install eamon? I see that I can install to the c drive, install to another drive, or quit, but how do I choose
the option I want?  Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thanks

Earle

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From: gamers-boun...@audyssey.org [mailto:gamers-boun...@audyssey.org] On Behalf Of dark
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 11:33 PM
To: Gamers Discussion list
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Eamon delux great fun!

Hello.

I'm really sorry, Eamon has been under discussion for a while now on the
list, but obviously having just joined you wouldn't have come across
it, ---- I should really have thought of that.

No, eamon isn't a mud (I don't myself really know much about or play muds,
but that's another topic).

It's a text adventure and rpg system originally created in the 1980's for
Aple computers, ---- with literally hundreds (about 250 I think) of
different adventures written for it over the years by many people.

Eamon Delux is a pc port which comes with many, ---- possibly all, the
adventures.

you can read about, and download it at at
http://www.eamonag.org/pages/eamondx.htm

As I said, I'm well impressed with the game thus far, however there are a
few things you need to do to get it to run properly and interact with a
dscreen reader ssmoothly:

1: unfortunately, Eamon delux starts of is in a dos style console window,
and begins running fullscreen, at which point a screen reader can't interact with the window, so you'll need to press alt enter to get it back to a doss
window again. You'll probably have to do this whenever you go back to the
main hall or start an adventure, ---- but the rest of the time things will
be fine and it doesn't cause trouble as long as you know it's needed (you'll
probably have to do this for the initial installing process as well).

2: The main hall, where you buy weapons and spells and from where your
character can go on the various adventures, by default runs a
graphical, ---- and consequencially inaccessible version. You'll need to go to the utilities menue when you've installed the program (7th option on the
main menue), and select the second option there which will use the text
version of the main hall.

3: irritatingly, running in a window, some text will be chopped off the
screen. Thanks to Steven for letting me know, this is however easily
fixable. Open the eamondx.bas file with notepad and change the line:

Screen 0width 40 cls colour 4.0

To read width 80 (I suggest just finding the word width with ctrl f and
changing it to 80), and all text should appear fine.

Then, just have fun! imho Eamon is a really nice mix of combat and
interactive fiction style puzles, and has a rather interesting experience
system.

I also like the fact that you take the save character on multiple adventures
and get experience with them in weaponry and such, ---- as well as earning
lots of gold.

anyway, i hope this helps.

Beware the Grue!

Dark.


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