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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:34 pm    Post subject: Warzone 2100 linux port? Interested? Reply with quote

Not sure if anyone here has played this under PS or windows.. but is anyone interested in a warzone2100 port over to linux? Source code is avaliable under GPL. Ive looked at the code briefly.. may be somewhat simple.. but im not into C.. most of my dev work is PHP or nwn scripting (close to C but not enough)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be interested. I loved that game

is there a link to the source?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://developer.berlios.de/projects/warzone/
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cato` wrote:
http://developer.berlios.de/projects/warzone/


nothing there but a windows exe.. no source yet and I dont know how long they will take to even get a working linux port ready..
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can find the full source code here:
http://wzsource.directgames.net/
it only needs a linux port and we're done :)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, so anyone wanna work on it??
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a look here if you can help out:
http://www.realtimestrategies.net/forums/index.php?s=a04d3dbce479b273dd2d8f65544b4154&showforum=20
A port is being worked on :)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and again.. a WZ port from them is vaporware IMO we never accomplished anything before the source.. and I doubt they will accomplish much now, especially a linux port

btw, I used to be one of them long ago when it was still called NEWST
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:56 pm    Post subject: Berlios Reply with quote

http://svn.berlios.de/viewcvs/warzone/branches/noid/linux/

Was briefly browsing the SVN repos - looks like the linux port is under way (last commit about 5 days ago)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure! I would be interrested. The game looks great and it looks like a game with many opportunities.

I wish every game developer were this nice, i specially miss a "Beasts and bumpkins" clone to linux.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well the game is 6 years old.. so it shouldnt take long to get rid of the windows DX code.. they take too long.

And it was the publisher who finally relented and releashed the source, the developer would have done it in 01 if the publisher wasnt go cruel

As far as anyone helping.. gotta know C as the game was written entirely in C not C++
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 6:54 am    Post subject: Not much success here... Reply with quote

I had a look at the code and tried a "port" using winelib (I know that's not a real port, but I wanted to have something working to start from). The main menu works but nothing else (and I had to comment out all sound & movie-related code).
I'm not sure what the best approach is... I think I'll try to compile WZ2100 under Windows/MinGW first and remove step by step all Windows/Directx/QSound dependencies (using SDL/OpenGL instead) and then port to Linux.
Does anybody here have experience with Windows->Linux ports ?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

* Linux Port "Vapor Ware" Work Links as of today:

* BerliOS SVN Linux Trunk:

http://svn.berlios.de/viewcvs/warzone/branches/noid/linux/

* Non-SVN snap of Berlios Linux Trunk:

http://rodzilla.free.fr/wz2100/warzone2100.01.orig.tgz

* Member noid's package:

http://rodzilla.free.fr/wz2100/warzone2100.02.noid.tgz

* Member rodzilla's contributions:

http://rodzilla.free.fr/wz2100/warzone2100.05.64bits.tgz

http://rodzilla.free.fr/wz2100/warzone2100.04.sound.tgz

http://rodzilla.free.fr/wz2100/warzone2100.03.loadsave.tgz

* For Gigs of WZ mods, maps, Ski A.I.s, editors, utilities & tutorials go here:

http://wzlinkturret.1go.dk/

* Btw... Hi Lord Apoc aka DS inc.... & the rest of ya whom I donot know. :)

* "Vapor Ware" is incorrect on both platforms.

- toodles, Rman. :)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Warzone 2100 Linux Port? :D I loved that game...

Although I didnt't get the openal version to work, the sdl_mixer version worked and the single player campaign is playable (although the videos are not working so I have to remember what the objective was in that particular mission...). But as it seems it's only the software version...

But still I have to say, nice work :D
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:26 pm    Post subject: Software version ? Reply with quote

Yes, Noid adapted the software renderer to SDL.

I'm working on an OpenGL renderer (should be playable but there are still gfx problems and the radar does not work) ; I'll post a preliminary version ASAP.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:00 pm    Post subject: wow Reply with quote

Thats fantastic news, Warzone is one of my fav RTS games. OpenGL and alsa would be sweeeeet. =)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:07 pm    Post subject: Why ALSA ? Reply with quote

ALSA is the driver for your sound card. Sure there is a good API, but is doesn't provide 3d sound mixing (or maybe it does ; didn't look at the API for a few years).
OpenAL should be OK for everyone : it's provided in all distributions and it works pretty well (and can use ALSA as a backend IIRC).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:33 pm    Post subject: Alsa Reply with quote

Just seems to be the most up and coming at the moment, and I believe it can do 5.1 mixing in hardware (doom3 I think does it)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 4:42 pm    Post subject: Wow! Reply with quote

This port is cool!

Here some hints for all who want to compile the code:
The makefiles have a hardcoded path to /usr/lib/gcc/i386-redhat-linux/3.4.2

An easy workaround is to create the directory /usr/lib/gcc/i386-redhat-linux
and create a symlink named 3.4.2 which points to your real compiler (e.g. /usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/3.3.5).

From the first CD-ROM copy data1.hdr and data1.cab. Now emerge unshield (I used version 0.4)
Call unshield x data1.hdr and it will unpack a lot of stuff. Search for warzone.wdg and copy this in the game/src
directory.

Finally build the game with make GFX=opengl SND=openal (or sdl_mixer)
and run it from the src dir.

@rodzilla+noid: Great work!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to thank you guys for your work. I don't wanna, you knwo, "MORE MORE MORE", but an opengl renderer would be amazing :D
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wishkah wrote:
Just wanted to thank you guys for your work. I don't wanna, you knwo, "MORE MORE MORE", but an opengl renderer would be amazing :D

Download the stuff from above and try to compile it. This thing HAS an opengl renderer (it needs some fixes though).

I wonder what is causing the problems with the sound. On my machine 2d/3d sounds are not played sometimes. The beeps in the main menu never work with sdl_mixer. Have put debug output all around it but could not find out what the problem is. :(

Hell, the guys from pumpkin are so funny. Wade through the code and find thousand of freaky comments like this one:
Code:

// Need to check for whole building site, not just one tiles worth. PD,17/01/99
// How about a simple point in rect test - not a wacky loop test - John.
// Hmm, you seem to have introduced a dirty smelly GOTO along the way too - Alex.
// Anyone else care to comment?
// It may be dirty and smelly, but it stops you going through about a hundred other
// if's before the function quits, and if you care to check your K&R this is a perfectly valid
// use of a goto - go on someone else pitch in !! - John.
// K&R notwithstanding, aint no place for gotos in my code, hack-boy - Alex.

There code seems to be a Wiki sometimes :D
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 4:38 pm    Post subject: SDL_Mixer... Reply with quote

The SDL_Mixer path is not finished (only worked on OpenAL in fact). Not sure why some sounds are not played, I'm still investigating the issue.
There's a new version : http://rodzilla.free.fr/wz2100/warzone2100.full.tgz
Everything in one file this time. I updated the SDL input stuff (now selecting/creating groups and selecting commanders is configurable which is good news for french keyboards owners).
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heya. I've started an OSX port, and have recruited a buddy of mine to help out (though he's the really knowlegable one. I'm just dabbling so far. His nick is boylizard, FYI). We're making progress, but I came over here looking for help on some of the issues we've been having, most notably is our absence of a dynamic makefile. Other than that, cheers! I'll post if we have any more questions.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed from the original CD using cedega and I did the unshield stuff and the background-jpegs stuff. Still I can only play the campaign, multiplayer is disabled (I know network doesn't work, but playing against the computer should work, right?). What's wrong? I have the german version of the game. I didn't copy anything from CD2 (not needed during install).
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the skirmish mode is inside the multiplayer menu. I think when you click on "multiplayer" another menu appeared that asked about LAN or skirmish play. Unfortunately this was all commented out.

However it may work if we reactivate it ... but I am not sure about this.
I'll try to dig into it.

btw: the discussion about the port is taking place in the realtimestrategies.net. If you are interested in wz development you may follow the threads there :)
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