What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemetery?

What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemetery?

Postby mdtrooper » 12 Mar 2015, 02:47

Hi.

I have seen in my life a lot of FLOSS games born...and died.

And I remember with darling some titles as Galaxy Mage, Warmux, Fofix...

Sometimes I think in this.

Do you think about this?

What dead games do you remember with darling?

Regards.
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby c_xong » 12 Mar 2015, 04:19

Reviving dead OSS games is like my hobby. Apart from C-Dogs SDL, I've been working on FreeBlocks recently, which I should post in the showcase section soon.

Naturally I keep a list of dead OSS games to possibly revive. Most aren't too interesting because projects usually die for good reasons - lack of interest, ancient or unwieldy architecture - but one that I really like is Jump 'n Bump. Although there's not much more you can do with the game, I think it will be fantastic to port to handhelds and phones, and it could be hilarious on a console or online multiplayer.
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby Akien » 12 Mar 2015, 11:01

I would love to see Jump'n'Bump revived, maybe even just removing the dust and making sure the buildsystem is fine on all targeted platforms.

There's also Egoboo that I loved as a teenager and that was recently forked to update it.
I'd also like to see something similar for its little brother SoulFu. It's a really fun game but somehow its community development never really took off. The custom license seems to restrict commercial distribution and some other stuff, so that doesn't help. Hopefully the author would accept to relicense under an established license if somehow wanted to do some real development.
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby Julius » 12 Mar 2015, 14:04

Not 100% FOSS, but with an interesting usage license for professional assets: Darkplaces based Tansfusion (Blood).
Could be updated to work with the latest Xonotic release for synergy reasons. http://transfusion-game.com/
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby Julius » 12 Mar 2015, 14:08

Not fully dead, but not very active: http://sumwars.org/wiki/Main_Page
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby rogerdv » 12 Mar 2015, 14:11

DNT. Tried to do it myself, but then I restarted work on my own dead project.
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby onpon4 » 12 Mar 2015, 14:16

c_xong {l Wrote}:but one that I really like is Jump 'n Bump. Although there's not much more you can do with the game, I think it will be fantastic to port to handhelds and phones, and it could be hilarious on a console or online multiplayer.


The version of Jump'n'Bump in Debian's repository supports online multiplayer:

https://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/jumpnbump

(I point to the version in Sid because a bug in that on 64-bit systems was recently fixed.)
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby Sauer2 » 13 Mar 2015, 15:52

I'd really like to see Hopy-One revived, the demo I had a decade ago looked like a fun platformer.

See viewtopic.php?f=20&p=63045#p63045 .

But it's rather one of those near-hopeless DOS ports with shitty code conventions, speed hacks of all kinds and custom asset formats.

Respect for getting it done for C-Dogs @ c_xong!

But opposed to C-Dogs I don't think there is someone who does remember it and can reverse engineer features lost due to the code breakage.
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby asdv » 14 Mar 2015, 11:00

XEvil is a game I've always wanted to see being developed again. It's a 2D platformer/fighting game where you play as different characters stuck in hell and forced to fight each other in arena battles. It was one of the few fun single player games out there when I first tried Linux. The humor was also really juvenile which was great way back when.
The biggest problem with it was the control scheme being too convoluted. As I remember you basically controlled the character using all of the numpad keys which was kind of finger breaking and made it hard to just pick up and play.
I've thought about trying to fix the controls myself but have never gotten around to it. It probably needs more work too since the code base is positively ancient, I think it first came out in 93 and it was the guys first attempt at programming.
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby O01eg » 14 Mar 2015, 12:07

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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby Akien » 12 Jul 2015, 11:17

Sauer2 {l Wrote}:I'd really like to see Hopy-One revived, the demo I had a decade ago looked like a fun platformer.

Not reviving it, but I just exported it on my GitHub space to prevent losing the code when Google Code closes definitively next year.
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby charlie » 13 Jul 2015, 13:01

FreeTrain. Still want to have a Linux port.

http://freetrain.sourceforge.net/
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby Julius » 13 Jul 2015, 13:55

Not off topic at all :p

Oh and a new release and some more (visible) development of http://tesseract.gg/ would be nice.
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby charlie » 20 Jul 2015, 14:44

I always thought Battle for Antargis could go on to be very good.
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby Nikita_Sadkov » 24 Jul 2015, 18:09

I would love to see some open source Master of Magic/Age of Wonders clone, using freeciv code.

Original games are plagued with various problems, like no endgame, no multiplayer, no diplomacy and useless AI.

Since 2000 various people attempt developing such game, yet dropped it sooner afterwards

A good starting point would be cloning the Age of Wonders 3 engine, then adding CC graphics.
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby MCMic » 06 Jan 2016, 17:44

Maybe this is a good place to mention that I ported Jump’n’Bump to SDL2: https://github.com/MCMic/jumpnbump
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby Akien » 06 Jan 2016, 18:25

MCMic {l Wrote}:Maybe this is a good place to mention that I ported Jump’n’Bump to SDL2: https://github.com/MCMic/jumpnbump

That is _awesome_ news! I've been looking forward to seeing Jump'n'Bump get some love for many years now. I'll package it for Mageia asap :)

BTW it looks like you made your git commits with an email that is not attached to your GH account, so as the author you're not recognized as @MCMic, but that could very well be intended. If not, you can likely add this email as a secondary email in your GH account.
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby charlie » 07 Jan 2016, 02:49

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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby Peter » 08 Jan 2016, 13:00

I like to see a return of Wormux (later renamed WarMUX). I used to play it a lot with people on the Internet. I don't remember exactly why but I liked the somewhat older versions better, before they adapted it to hand held devices and changed the mascots to be small and cute.
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Re: What FLOSS game do you want that it returns from cemeter

Postby Jastiv » 18 Nov 2018, 23:43

Galaxy Mage and Lips of Suna.
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