Eye of the Beholder

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The lords of the city of Waterdeep hire a team of adventurers to investigate an evil coming from beneath the city. The adventurers start in the city's sewer, whose entrance gets blocked by a collapse caused by Xanathar, the eponymous beholder. The team descends further beneath the city, going through Dwarf and Drow communities, to Xanathar's lair, where the final confrontation takes place. Many players felt disappointed with the game ending, which is considered by many to be one of the worst game endings ever. Once the eponymous beholder was killed, the player would be treated to a small blue window describing that the beholder was killed and that the adventurers ventured into the surface where they were treated as heroes. Nothing else is mentioned in the ending and there were no accompanying graphics. This was changed in the later released Amiga version, which featured an animated ending.

Application Details:

Version: [Original]
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.14

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What works

Game itself, but only if dosbox installed.

What does not

Game without dosbox or if run straight from wine/wineconsole without winevdm.


What was not tested

Nothing, game is completed.

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wine start1.exe crashes, so you need to run wine winevdm start1, works only if dosbox installed.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFreeBSD 8.1Feb 25 20111.3.14N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 12 20070.9.34.No Not installable GarbageMike Bronner 

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HowTo / Notes

Please note that this is a DOS game that doesn't necessarily need windows to run. It did run under Windows 3.x, 95, and 98, though (if I recall correctly).


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