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Flynt Arrowspark
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Book 1 expansion?

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I joined this forum specifically to ask: it's been a long time since we heard anything... is there any progress in the bonus book 1 content? Any idea when it will be available?

Also, I look forward to joining in further discussions, now that I've finally created an account!
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Book 1 expansion will not happen. We don't support that engine anymore.

We are currently working on a sci-fi RPG, and we may revisit world of Eschalon in the future, but there will be no further development on Book 1/2/3.
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Hi. Is there a chance to create official Russian translation of Eschalon series for adding to Steam platform?
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I'm sorry, no. It would be a lot of work for very few sales overall. I am not even convinced that we could ever get the code to recompile anymore.

However, interestingly I did see that BlitzMax has been revived as an open source project and has an active community. Perhaps one day when I'm bored I'll see what it would look like to try to recompile it.
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As usual, I volunteer for source code wrangling if you're ever tempted ;)
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I am a bit tempted! I think the current version of BlitzMax is called "BlitzMax-NG" (Next Generation, I assume?).

So I am going to go on vacation next week. When I get back, I will devote a full day to seeing if I could get Eschalon compiled again. I'll probably start with Book III, since that code would be most recent. If I can get it compiled....well then that opens a lot of possibilities. :wink:
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BasiliskWrangler wrote: February 17th, 2021, 8:31 am I am a bit tempted! I think the current version of BlitzMax is called "BlitzMax-NG" (Next Generation, I assume?).

So I am going to go on vacation next week. When I get back, I will devote a full day to seeing if I could get Eschalon compiled again. I'll probably start with Book III, since that code would be most recent. If I can get it compiled....well then that opens a lot of possibilities. :wink:
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