A classic role-playing game experience that will take you across massive outdoor environments and deep into sprawling dungeons as you seek to uncover the mystery of who – or what – you are.

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Did you ever want to change some attributes of your character , well here is how to do so. Right now it supports the editing of just about everything you'd want to edit, though there's still plenty of values in the file of whose purpose I'm unaware. See the TODO file for information on what needs to be done with the app still, which is quite a bit. The README file should be pretty informative as well. The app is released under the GNU GPL 2.0.

The apps were developed on Linux, and they use Python, GTK+, Cairo, and PyGTK to do its stuff. It works on Windows as well. I've had at least one report of somebody getting these packages to work on OS X; see the Installation page for some more information on that. (See the "related" section below for an app which is probably much easier to get running on OS X, but only lets you edit Book 1 character files.)

Project Page: Sourceforge
Sourcecode: Github (Full sourcecode is also included in the zip/tgz archives)

For me on ubuntu 11.04 i didn't need any thing to launch the python files it just run them and everything goes well and for windows it just need to install the runtime environment mentioned above

Book I Demo for Linux, v1.06

Book I Demo for Linux, v1.06

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The Linux demonstration version of Eschalon: Book I.

Book I Demo for Mac, v1.06

Book I Demo for Mac, v1.06

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The Macintosh demonstration version of Eschalon: Book I.

Book I Demo for Windows, v1.06

Book I Demo for Windows, v1.06

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The Windows demonstration version of Eschalon: Book I.

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ThomasLocke
ThomasLocke

If you're using Slackware64 13.37 and not getting any sound in the demo for book 1, then start the game manually using the aoss wrapper.

$ aoss /path/to/Eschalon_Book_I_Demo

For some odd reason I can't add this manually to the Desura launcher options, and AFAIK there are no options in the game itself to fix this annoying issue.

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dael99
dael99

Confirmed to work in Ubuntu 11.10_x86 with the aoss fix

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hero1900
hero1900

did you give the full path in the desura global game launcher such as /bin/....
you have to give full path then it should work if not then desura crash with me

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ThomasLocke
ThomasLocke

Yup, full path. I've had no crashes - I just need to prefix the path with "aoss" to get working sound.

Would be nice if the Eschalon devs could fix this, or if the Desura devs would allow us to muck about with the path itself.

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tournesol
tournesol

If you have a problem with the resolution of the game that prevents you from playing full screen (screen goes black, and you get a message that says "input signal is out of range")

open terminal,

then

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

locate the device section and add this line

Option "ModeValidation" "NoXServerModes"

Log out,then log in..and the problem is solved :)

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muzzwood
muzzwood

Just bought both Book 1 and Book 2 (Linux 64bit). Neither work... Book 1 says I need 32bit libraries and Book 2 says it failed to launch as it can't open the file....

Please fix these issues asap!

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harfield
harfield

You should try demos before buying a game for linux, it's still a very instable platform for gaming and with a lack of support...

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DerRidda
DerRidda

With all due respect: Please don't paint you own iandequacies as a fault of Linux as a platform. You most certainly haven't installed the ia32-libs needed to run 32 bit applications on a 64 bit system. Search for these in your distributions package manager and install them. For sound in Book I use the advise given by the user below your comments.

Book II currently downloads the Windows version, it's a mistake on Desura's end and will most certainly be fixed.

About your performance problems: Post your entire system specs and we might be able to find the source of the problems.

Lack of support? You just got it for free, from a stranger. It's generally best to consult the community (Check the support tab in the Desura client and join the Linux Gamers group) always give as many details as possible about the issue and never assume you already know whats going on, if you did, you would have easily fixed it yourself.

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harfield
harfield

You're annoying me man, I use linux for years now and I know very well how to find support for linux issues and ifx them. The game isn't free, it costs more then 10 bucks without sales. The support given by game devs for linux isn't the same they give to windows neither apple and it's understandable since we represent only 1% of the market. Some devs are kind enought to help us finding solutions to our issues. Linux isn't made for a large public and that's a fact, install libs, create a script to launch something, all this is nice and fun for geeks like us but it isn't for the large public! Let's stop to be hypocrit, we're all linux users here, we all love our tux and his advantages, but we need to know our problems too to be able to evolve... So my advise is just to TRY DEMOS FIRST BEFORE BUYING, you can never be sure the software will work correctly.

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DerRidda
DerRidda

Sorry I probably mixed up muzzworld and your own post as being by one and the same author and under that light it sounded like that one preceived author was blaming Linux itself for his own fault. Entirely my own fault here, again sorry.

At least the support reached the proper person and helped.

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harfield
harfield

It's fine man, no prob at all. The most important thing here is that Desura specify that this game is only for 32 bits machines so any attempt to make it run on 64bits can be hard, needing sometimes complex tweaks (it's the case for Atom Zombie Smasher)... For me the game works on my 64bits PC, but performance isn't good, the game is quite slow ; also, I think it's because of bad opengl support by intel graphic chipset. I've read that UXA accel method could improve 3D and 2D performance, but after trying it it causes some instability to my system. Another possibility is to use the last drivers compiled on the "edger" ppa, but it isn't stable so you can have issues... I really don't like intel drivcers for linux =S their so slow in comparison to windows ones... Nevertheless almost every game on Desura for linux are working well for almost everyone and that's really awesome! Desura will be our "steam" on linux, and since the games selected are very very good it'll be a great soft. I just hope people will bought games to justify the devs work on linux client...

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muzzwood
muzzwood

DerRidda, thanks I stupidly hadn't installed that package and it fixed me right up. Also good to find out the issue is known for Book 2 ;)

Harfield, Linux is far more stable than windows and both are supported equally by Desura so I don't know what you're talking about.

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harfield
harfield

Haha Linux more stable than windows... I love linux and I will use it forever, but I don't think we can really affirm that... It's impossible to be so stable with so many differents configs, is because of that apple is so stable, they have small hardware choices and their OSs are made for it... Let's face the true, linux still have a long wae to be a friendly system, we still have a lot of bugs and we still need to tweak a lot. Even so, I really think Linux is evolving fast and thats awesome. Desura is a very good representation of that and I really appreciate that! Really!

PS : And yes I'm a linux user who loves very very very much his desktop that is, in his opinion, far better and more beautifull than any other (but after a lot of tweaks, but I love it!)

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avarisclari
avarisclari

I find linux to be far more stable then windows, just at crash rate alone, when Linux crashes, its my fault, half the time my windows computer would crash without me even being there and i come back to wonder why its back at login

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avarisclari
avarisclari

I find linux to be far more stable then windows, just at crash rate alone, when Linux crashes, its my fault, half the time my windows computer would crash without me even being there and i come back to wonder why its back at login

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avarisclari
avarisclari

I find linux to be far more stable then windows, just at crash rate alone, when Linux crashes, its my fault, half the time my windows computer would crash without me even being there and i come back to wonder why its back at login

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harfield
harfield

I agree with you but it really depends on your hardware... For example, Intel graphic chipsets has horrible performances on linux, Realtek wifi cards drops connection, a lot of printers aren't recognized out of the box and need sometimes serious tweaks... I can also mention webcams or sound issues as we can see with the last Fallout release by Desura and also with "And yet it moves"... I think that if you bought the good hardwares linux could be the best OS of all, but that's not always possible... I've changed my Wificard, but I can't change my intel graphic chipset... The good news is that Linux evolve extremly fast and well, with a lot of desktop inovations and better hardware support... Even with all that, for now, I think we can't say that linux is generaly more stable then windows ; the great thing about Windows is that it still has the best hardware support and that's understandable if we look at the world market share... This market share also explain why they will work a lot to provide a system more and more stable... Windows 7 is extremly more stable than Vista for exemple... I'm a huge Linux fan, but I like to be realistic : linux has a lot of path to do even if it's in the right way in my humble opinion...

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Eschalon: Book I
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Outstanding RPG, #1 for Linux! It's even better that I can support a local (Indianapolis) company by playing the game. I wish more quality games would be released with native Linux support.

Eschalon Book I features many hours of exploration, character development, and fun. With many character options and quest threads the game may be played and replayed.

Jan 3 2012 by llewmawr

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