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Subject  :  Open Source Games NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
Author  :  Martin
Date  :  13 Jan, 2002 on 00:42
If you know a old or unsupported OS/2 game you like. Lets ask the authors to make it Open Source and Freeware.

I had done that with some old OS/2 games that. Sometimes the author has forget that they made it. I had a really posite answer about this. Many author don't care and don't support his/her games anymore and don't have problems sharing the source of it.

So, if you know someone that has code an OS/2 game, lets ask them to open Source it !!!!


Is you want to continue an OS/2 Open Souce game check:

http://www.os2world.com/games/html/opensource.html


Subject  :  Re:Open Source Games NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  14 Feb, 2002 on 20:25
Sounds like a good idea. I know of a couple games that were for OS/2 that would be great as open source (ie; Toyland).
OS/2 Warp-ed to the very end.

Subject  :  Re:Open Source Games NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  07 Mar, 2002 on 16:25
Martin,

how far did we get on the CDs I got with OS2 games. Shall I start upload them to os2world or what. I think I sent you a list there was a huge bunch of games actually.

/Kim


Subject  :  Re:Open Source Games NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  12 Jun, 2002 on 19:59
Have you checked out the open source games at http://sourceforge.net ? They have alot of different types and varieties of games that are open source.

BigWarpGuy


OS/2 Warp-ed to the very end.

Subject  :  Re:Open Source Games NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
Author  :  Christian Hennecke
Date  :  19 Jun, 2002 on 18:29

tomleem (Jun 12, 2002 19:59):
Have you checked out the open source games at http://sourceforge.net ? They have alot of different types and varieties of games that are open source.

A number of those would certainly be nice to have. Especially ScummVM (http://scummvm.sourceforge.net). A native OS/2 version would make it possible to play many of the old LucasArts games on OS/2 without the need for the DOS box and hence without the need for a sound card that supports the DOS box. A big advantage IMHO.


Subject  :  Re:Open Source Games NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  21 Jun, 2002 on 15:32
Made a fast lookse at http://scummvm.sourceforge.net and it actually is something that I would like to see as a port for OS2! Since there are actually a number of games that I really enjoyed way back in time that would be cool to play agiain:

Game Full Name Scumm Ver. Game Short Name % Completed
Maniac Mansion (c64) 1 maniacc64 0%
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (C64) 1 zakc64 0%
Maniac Mansion 2 maniacega 0%
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders 2 zakega 0%
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 2 indy3ega 0%
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (256) 3 indy3 30%
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (256 - FmTowns) 3 zak256 85%
LOOM 3 loom 0%
The Secret of Monkey Island (EGA) 4 monkeyega 5%
LOOM (256 color CD version) 5 loomcd 90%
The Secret of Monkey Island (VGA Floppy) 5 monkeyvga 40%
The Secret of Monkey Island (VGA CD) 5 monkey 90%
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's revenge 5 monkey2 90%
Indiana Jones 4 and the Fate of Atlantis 5 atlantis 95%
Indiana Jones 4 and the Fate of Atlantis (DEMO) 5 playfate 95%
Day Of The Tentacle 6 tentacle 95%
Day Of The Tentacle (DEMO) 6 dottdemo 95%
Sam & Max 6 samnmax 90%
Sam & Max (DEMO) 6 samdemo 95%
Full Thottle 7 ft 40%
The DIG 7 dig 40%
Curse of Monkey Island 8 curse 5%
Simon The Sorcerer n/a simon1win 95%
Hmm here are some screenshoots:
scummvm_12.png scummvm_13.png
scummvm_14.png scummvm_15.png


Subject  :  Re:Open Source Games NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
Author  :  Bernhard Schornak schornak@t-online.de
Date  :  22 Jun, 2002 on 00:54
What about creating a new game? I have some stuff, but I have no
(or poor) abilities for graphics programming or all the math needed for
a good game. If somebody is interested, post it here...

Greetings

Bernhard Schornak

from the Free State of Bavaria
(...germany...)


Subject  :  Re:Open Source Games NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  27 Jun, 2002 on 19:37
There is always interest in new games; especially if it is an OS/2 native program.
OS/2 Warp-ed to the very end.

Subject  :  Re:Open Source Games NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
Author  :  Bernhard Schornak schornak@t-online.de
Date  :  01 Jul, 2002 on 02:26
I just finished the coarse construction of my homepage. Never mind the odd empty pages, they will be filled soon! Now you can download the first steps towards my space-opera called 'TheGame' (in lack of a better name) from

Schornak.bei.t-online.de

TG is icluded in the ST-5.0.0. archive, the subfolder is ..\ST5\source\TG !

If somebody is interested in helping to develop this game, please feel free to send an E-mail or post here. If there is some response, I will continue working on this project, otherwise it probably will stay in the current state, because there are other things to do...

Get rich and fat

Bernhard Schornak


Subject  :  Re:Open Source Games NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  02 Oct, 2002 on 20:53
Bernhard, regarding your cooment your your homepage regarding 3D koding have you thought about using or testing CrystalSpace 3D Engine? This might be a solution for you.

/Kim


Subject  :  Re:Open Source Games NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
Author  :  Bernhard Schornak schornak@t-online.de
Date  :  03 Oct, 2002 on 20:01
Thanks for your suggestion. I just tested the engine a bit - great stuff!

As you could watch it grow over the last months, my homepage is (almost) ready now. Just needs some fine tuning and paintwork, I guess. At the moment, I'm working "under the hood" of my basic system, recoding some vital parts. As soon as this work is finished, I will try to launch TheGame with more power. But TG shouldn't be a 3D action game - think of it as a really huge and more intelligent expansion of GalCiv/2 into 3 dimensions (against 2 in GalCiv/2). Including a complete 3D engine would be some kind of overkill.

As there are far too many action games on the market, it's time to have some round based games again. Old people like me - man, I'm almost 46 now - prefer some slower, more intellectual games...

Greetings from Augsburg

Bernhard Schornak


Subject  :  Re:Open Source Games NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  03 Oct, 2002 on 20:10
You my interest then since I really hate action games such as Doom or what ever. Closest game to action for me that I really enjoy is Commnad & Conqeur else I like to play Sims games etc. and as well CalCiv.So I'm open to test the game etc.
Kim Haverblad
OS/2 World.Com
http://www.os2world.com

Subject  :  Re:Open Source Games NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  24 Oct, 2002 on 16:38
The one thing (or one of the things) I like about Doom/Quake type of game is the ability to 'walk' around using the arrow keys or a mouse or a joystick without having to click the direction one has to go (like in Myst or Avarice). I also like the 'secrets' in Doom/Quake type of game where one finds hidden rooms, hidden items, bonus stuff. IIRC - there was a version of Myst that was similar to Doom in the way one navigated the areas (just going to the room without having to click on the direction one wanted to go).
OS/2 Warp-ed to the very end.

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