Is anyone else here playing this game yet?
I'm playing on my C128D(cr) and Ultimate II+. As such, I ran into a weird “bug” with Eye of the Beholder last night.
Because EotB is so large it is suggested to use an EasyFlash or Ultimate ii+. However, with EasyFlash “C128/C128D use is not currently supported.” In theory that’s not actually true, but I don’t have one anyway.
So for me that leaves the Ultimate ii+. However, if you enable EotB’s Turbo Mode
, this will cause an instant crash when combined with the Uii+ (the screen text even warns users of this; I tested it and it was indeed true). Unfortunately, that means I can’t use the 2Mhz mode (supposedly a fix is in the works).
Anyway, there are still huge advantages to using the C128/D, however. So I’ve been playing off the Uii+ and having a lot of fun.
The problem with using the Uii+, however, is you only get one save slot. At least, that’s what I read. If you want additional save slots you’re highly encouraged to save to a real floppy disk.
In order to do so, I learned you need to format a floppy disk first then go for it (making sure you select the correct Device # when you’re ready to save your game’s progress).
All this makes sense, right?
Here’s where things get strange.
Last night I’m playing and I go to save my progress. This is the 5th or 6th Save I’ve made on my 5.25" disk. I’m on Level 2 and like to do periodic saves in case I feel the need to backtrack. It’s a habit of mine with most Dungeon Crawlers.
I’m told my Save Disk is Full.
I didn't have the ability to create a newly formatted disk so I lost my progress.
In this version of EotB, you don’t select save slots like in a lot of games. You literally save to a blank disk and it just keeps adding file one after another. So now, in order to continue, I need to either scratch/delete files on my save disk (hope I pick the right ones!) or format a 2nd disk
. Load from Save-Disk 1 and save to Save-Disk 2; then re-Format Save-Disk 1 again and be prepared to manage these disks this way going forward.