UPP Christmas games presentBy Chris Williams. Published: 25th Dec 2004, 08:48:00 | Permalink | Printable
Ooh, prettyIn time for Christmas, the Unix Porting Project has released a number of new games, ported to RISC OS from the open source world.
"During the last few months there has been very important work done in making RISC OS a much more practical platform to convert programs to - indeed these games, despite their non-serious focus, have made important contributions in their own way," explains UPP's Peter Naulls. Peter, a Drobe writer, also thanked everyone who has supported the project in 2004, adding that "the Unix Porting Project still needs your support, and much work remains to be done including focussing on bringing a new browser to RISC OS".
After Peter asked users to request games to be ported, many chose Wesnoth (pictured above), a turn based fantasy battle game. You can download a copy from the drobe.co.uk server and it requires an Iyonix to be playable. It's hoped that future improvements to the game's graphics library (libSDL) will provide a speed boost so that the game can be played on slower hardware.
Also released this season: glHack, a graphical version of the classic Dungeons and Dragons game that has been ported by Alex Macfarlane Smith; LinCity, a Simcity clone ported by Alan Buckley; ScummVM, the engine that powers point and click games including Monkey Island; and a faster port of SuperTux by Alan Buckley, which is a Super Mario Brothers style platformer. SuperTux will only run on iyonix hardware.
Wesnoth port download
Other games ported by the UPP, including the above, available for download
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