[MOD] Eye of the Beholder: Waterdeep Sewers

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[MOD] Eye of the Beholder: Waterdeep Sewers

Post by djoldgames » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:17 pm

EOB: Waterdeep Sewers is attempt to complete recreation (remake) of first Eye of the Beholder game (1990, Westwood/SSI) as Grimrock Total Connversion mod.
I start with completely new wallset and objects textures (stil in progress) for first 3 sewer levels.
Project should be designed so close to original game as possible, for all EOB lovers, retro-players...

- Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... d=95933537
- Nexus: http://grimrock.nexusmods.com/mods/20
- Homepage: http://www.oldgames.sk/en/blog.php?article=350 (non English - Slovak/Czech only)

Source code:
- GitHub: https://github.com/grimrock/eob1-waterdeep

Objectives of the project Waterdeep Sewers:
- identical game logic and puzzles
- 5x new wallset with hi-res textures on new models
- new textures (models) for objects (runes on the wall, decorations, etc...)
- items with equivalent characteristics, icons, models and textures
- enemies with equivalent characteristics, models and textures
- story line (cutscenes)
- character statistics, and skills so close as possible to original AD&D
- spells
- NPCs and interaction
- more...

Authors and contributors:
  • DJ - primary author (http://www.oldgames.sk)
  • JKos - Spellmaster, LoG Framework, EOB Spells
  • Thomson - maintenance and minor additions
  • Bifrost, Thomson - map generator from original EOB, objects, items
  • Tom - texture modifications
All skilled modellers, graphics artists, testers, EOB experts (like me :-)) are welcome! Post your comments here.

Project started with Grimrock Dungeon Editor beta - September/2012

... and of course please excuse my bad english ;-)

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Re: EOB: Waterdeep Sewers

Post by resonansER » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:17 pm

djoldgames wrote:Check my EOB level1 (EOB: Waterdeep Sewers) recreation on Steam Workshop, with default Grimrock Dungeon wallset and enemies. All mechanics is implemented...
Very nice! I like this level. Please continue your recreation of EoB!

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Re: EOB Custom Levels

Post by DJK » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:09 am

I tested the level, some minor nitpickings...

- The "this rune is not recognised" messages are actually text that the party can read if they have a gnome on board. This is a flaw or not depending on how you see your standard party.
- The decision on what path that opens up (at door 2&3) seems to be taken at the wrong point in time. This also depends which version you are emulating as the Dos and Amiga version have a different trigger point.

Lastly, as a huge Eob fan, somehow it doesn't "click" with me :( Im guessing it's the wallset and snails mostly :)

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EOB Wall Textures

Post by djoldgames » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:35 am

I test the simple EOB wall textures, placed on the antti's example dungeon wall and ceiling model, by defining new wallset, and changing some materials (dif, spec and normal maps).
It is only test, in the mod it is unusable yet, because... needs a lot of work on new models for custom wallset ;)



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Re: EOB Custom Levels

Post by Komag » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:32 pm

HA! fun to see that 8-)
Finished Dungeons - complete mods to play

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Re: EOB Custom Levels

Post by azidahaka » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:36 pm

looks very good!

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EOB: New textures and fog

Post by djoldgames » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:20 am

Update wall textures, added new textures for ceiling and floor, and trying to create particle system for the sewers fog ;-)


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Re: EOB Custom Levels

Post by Montis » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:53 pm

When destiny calls, the chosen have no choice.

My completed dungeon (LoG1): Hypercube

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Re: EOB Custom Levels

Post by Darklord » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:00 pm

I think it'll feel more like EOB once we get Kobolds in those sewers! :)

A gently fried snail slice is absolutely delicious with a pat of butter...

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Re: EOB Custom Levels

Post by thomson » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:41 pm

It is great to see this work. It put me instantly in severe nostalgia, so I started playing the original EOB :) I'm playing it the proper way - with grid paper, pencil and map drawing. I've just completed the first level and compared my map with your dungeon. You got almost everything right! The only minor mistake I've spotted is marked (N) on the image below. There's one wall that shouldn't be there.

The new high res textures look great.


Thanks a lot for this. BTW: Can you rename this thread to "EOB 1 Custom levels"? I'm hoping there will be other similar threads in a near future :)

I definitely plan to test next levels as soon as they become available.
[MOD] Eye of the Beholder: Waterdeep sewers forum sources; Grimtools (LoG1 -> LoG2 converter) sources

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