First post, by FeedingDragon
Actually struggled with this for quite a while. The loud "pop pop pop" sounds were rather annoying. It happened both in DOSBox and on my vintage system. The thread there is 8 years old or I would have posted on it, to see if anyone had found a fix for it. Well, to make a long story short, I managed to get rid of the pops in both DOSBox and on my main system by switching from the DOS4GW version that came with it to DOS32A. I ended up patching the exe files themselves to use DOS32A natively. There may be another, or a better, fix. But if there is, I can't find it.
So, it's now playing well for me, but I found the process a bit of a hassle. Being a bit of an amateur programmer, I decided to write a quick installer for it that would install, patch, & clean up. What started as a short little C++ program, ended up a rather involved project. I ended up writing a duplicate of the installer that the original Eye of the Beholder III, and it's v1.2 patch, used. Actually learned a bit in the process 😀 I also cleaned up the centering a bit. Straightened out a bit of visual inconsistencies, and such. It still looks much the same, just a little better 😀 I could have actually used the original install engine, the install.nfo file is rather simple and easy to duplicate/edit. However, it didn't allow for the necessary use of other programs to convert resource files (and you need to convert the ones that are current to your version.) It also didn't allow for cleaning up the excess.
So, without further ado. The final product, packed up in the same format as the original. Provided is a zip file with a WinImage image file and a folder with just the install files themselves. At 540K for the zip, I didn't think it would hurt to just pack both formats together. Usage is simple, write to a disk. Install EOB3 normally. Then insert the AESOP 32 disk and type install. Follow the directions 😀 Just like the original install program for EOB3, and it's v1.2 patch, at the end it will run the sound setup program. Though, you can cancel that by hitting ESC (twice) when the message that it is installed correctly appears 😀 Have fun, and tell me what you think.
Also NOTE: The patch replaces several files and doesn't make backups. It also deletes files that it no longer needs when it's finished (like daesop.exe, 3h.bin, etc...) Once it's installed, the only way to go back is to re-install the game. If you are unsure, make a backup before installing the patch. I personally, don't have a problem with patches that work this way as almost all, (well all that I've ever used,) official patches also work like this.
p.s. The thread here is locked or I would have posted this there 🙁