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Tell UPP what games you want for Christmas

By Chris Williams. Published: 19th Dec 2004, 16:41:30 | Permalink | Printable

Leave some mince pies and brandy

hack and slash funIn a bid to perhaps shed his 'Simon Cowell of RISC OS' image, Peter Naulls is offering to port a number of games to RISC OS for Christmas this year. On the right is a screenshot of one particular game, ported by Alex Macfarlane Smith with the help of the Unix Porting Project, that will be released along with others on Christmas day.

"I'm strictly not going to give any details beyond this, but the Unix Porting Project has a number of games and games related programs that are just about ready as a side effect of more mainstream application efforts and will be released very shortly," says Peter, a Drobe.co.uk writer.

"Because it's Christmas, I'm inviting entries for one game to join this release, chosen by someone here. I will make a choice based upon technical merits and popularity and any other basis I care to make up. An SDL game will have a better chance of being possible, but don't let that restrict your votes."

Drop an email to Peter as soon as you can, if you have any game requests, to unix [at] chocky [dot] org. Bearing in mind that the game should ideally be open source and playable on RISC OS hardware, avoid suggesting the likes of TuxRacer and Half Life 2. Believe me, I've tried.

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Peter's Christmas games announcement - send your requests in by midnight on Monday (20th December)

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Well done Chocky. Merry Christmas to you too.

 is a RISC OS UserTonyStill on 19/12/04 6:09PM
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Dare I try and whip up some enthusiasm for Star Control 2 - The Ur-Quan Masters? Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 19/12/04 6:41PM
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doom3? i'd love to see doom3 at 3fps ;)

 is a RISC OS Usersimo on 19/12/04 7:14PM
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Anything is great. Peter, your efforts on behalf of all the RISC OS community are greatly appreciated. Seasons Greetings from Down Under.

 is a RISC OS Userpipalya on 19/12/04 8:44PM
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anybody stumbling about for game ideas, there is a suitable list at [link] though i doubt peter wants to be bombarded with hundreds of different game requests. how about a nice drving sim like torcs? hmm, i see that NetHack is celebrating a birthday. this port is extremely timely, nice work!

 is a RISC OS Userlostamarble on 19/12/04 9:09PM
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Well, I won't consider game requires if they aren't emailed to the address. If you want your choice to have a chance, get your vote it.

Of course, some of these games aren't terribly hard to port, and can sometimes be done without any programming knowledge, so there's no restriction on just me doing them.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 19/12/04 9:31PM
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Awww... so I can't request Stunt Racer 2003 then :| [link]

 is a RISC OS UserAndrewDuffell on 19/12/04 11:00PM
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Ok, only a few hours left to vote. If you don't, it'll be someone else's choice. Don't forget to include the URL with your submissions.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 20/12/04 5:13PM
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Thanks for all the votes. The winning choice will be announced at Xmas. As it happens, there are effectively several winners, because some of the things voted for were already planned for release.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 21/12/04 10:40AM
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Don't ruin your Xmas lunch doing it!

 is a RISC OS UserAW on 21/12/04 4:09PM
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"The Battle of Wesnoth" (www.wesnoth.org) ... would be nice for the future :-)

 is a RISC OS UserMoAco on 21/12/04 4:44PM
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