Eye of the Beholder

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Eye of the Beholder
Eye of the Beholder cover
Developers
Westwood Associates
Publishers
Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Engines
Kyra[1]
Release dates
DOS 1991
Windows (DOSBox) August 20, 2015[2]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) August 20, 2015[2]
Linux (DOSBox) August 20, 2015[2]
Eye of the Beholder guide on StrategyWiki
Eye of the Beholder on Wikipedia
Eye of the Beholder
Eye of the Beholder 1991
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon 1991
Eye of the Beholder III: Assault on Myth Drannor 1993

Key points

Can be run under ScummVM.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Run in DOSBox.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox. Bundled with Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon and Eye of the Beholder III: Assault on Myth Drannor.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The retail version prompts for copy protection answers from the manual. The GOG.com version has the copy protection cracked (type anything, then press Enter).[3]

Essential improvements[edit]

The All-Seeing Eye[edit]

The All-Seeing Eye is a program for Windows that adds various optional features when playing the DOS version in DOSBox (automap, save backups, etc.)

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\EOBDATA.SAV
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.
EOBDATA.SAV contains both settings and save data.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Spanish
Russian
Fan translation, download

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, Tandy, EGA, VGA
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2.1
Processor (CPU) 8088 / 8086
System memory (RAM) 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA, EGA, MCGA, Tandy, VGA

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data. For the GOG.com release, file changes in DOSBox are redirected to <path-to-game>/cloud_saves/ even if GOG Galaxy is not used (this folder contains all redirected files, so some files in the cloud_saves folder might be temporary files or other files that do not contain saves or settings).

References