Eamon (Walker)

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Not to be confused with Eamon-PC.
The Main Hall in Walker's port.

The Eamon PC conversion by Jon Walker, also known as Eamon 2.0 or the "IBM version" of Eamon, is a conversion of the standard, Apple-based Eamon adventure game system to a PC platform. Walker, operating as Wisconsin Software Systems, released the conversion in 1985, with John Nelson announcing its availability in the October issue of the club newsletter. It was also later distributed by PC-SIG on its disks 297, 298, 1038, and 1039. PC-SIG also distributed two "contest" adventures, Cronum's Castle and Lord of the Underland on disks 720 and 721, though in later catalogs these disks were either left blank or listed as "unsupported."

A number of adventures were released and announced; some were unique to Wisconsin Software Systems and others unique to PC-SIG:

Title Walker Eamon Number PC-SIG Disk Number Notes
Main Hall/The Beginners Cave 1 297
The Ice Cave 2 298 First original adventure for Walker's Eamon.
Assault on the Clone Master 3 1038
The Quest for Trezore 4 1039
The Death Star 5 N/A No copy is known to exist.
The Zyphur Riverventure 6 N/A No copy is known to exist.
The Devil's Tomb 7 N/A Announced; projected release was June 1988.
The Lair of the Minotaur 8 N/A Distributed only by Wisconsin Software Systems.
Castle of Doom 9 N/A Announced; projected release was August 1988.
Death Trap 10 N/A Announced; projected release was August 1988.
Cronum's Castle N/A 720 (Later discontinued) Winner of PC-SIG's "Create Your Own Adventure Module" contest.
Lord of the Underland N/A 721 (Later discontinued) 2nd place in PC-SIG's "Create Your Own Adventure Module" contest.
Dungeon Designer Disk N/A N/A Distributed only by Wisconsin Software Systems.

PC Eamon Museum

Eamon Deluxe developer Frank Black included Walker's port of the game in his "PC Eamon Museum", a collection of various PC-based Eamon projects. Black made minor adjustments to Walker's files, which he described in his notes:

I renamed all of the .DOC files which were not actually .DOC in the modern sense, as well as annoying files like "READ.ME", to standard .TXT files for easier viewing. I also deleted all of the obsolete batch utilities which attempted to send files like "READ.ME" to a parallel printer.

Unmodified copies of the source files which were used to construct this exhibit can be found in the Frank Black Productions Archives at www.eamonag.org.

The museum collection includes versions 1.1 and 2.2 of Walker's Main Hall, an untested copy of Walker's Dungeon Designer, and the five PC-SIG-published adventures: The Ice Cave, Assault on the Clone Master, The Quest for Trezore, Cronum's Castle, and Lord of the Underland.

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