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Software News : New Stuff, New Fun. Part 3.
Posted by kas1e on 2012/5/7 17:10:17 (708 reads) News by the same author
Software News

To continue the way of releasing ports at one push, there is a new bunch of them for os4 on which i works lately. In that bunch there is and native apps, and cross-platfoms games and developer's libs.

Check this out:


1. Legend of Edgar.

On os4depot we have some old (0.55) version, and differences beetwen new one are:
-- latest vesion (1.01) with a lot of changed and fixes
-- All the SDL_HWSURFACE changed on the SDL_SWSURFACE , that can bring some speedup for slow machines
-- Some ugly, but still fix, to make game works and save the data all the time.

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music, sounds, full-screen / window modes and so on.

Download os4 version here

2. Open Jazz.

That is free and opensource version of the old , PC/DOS game called Jazz Jackrabbit. Its kind of interpretator, so can handle those games:

Jazz Jackrabbit
Jazz Jackrabbit CD
Jazz Jackrabbit Shareware Edition
Jazz Jackrabbit Christmas Edition
Jazz Jackrabbit: Holiday Hare 1995

You just unpack aos4 exe to the directory which contain the files from your game, and dbl-click on.


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Download os4 version here

3. CarWorld.

That one can be even called as "crap game", and more of it, its not the game at all, just some initiall attempts, but what the purposes of releasing this: game are based on opengl, and while its very simply one, it can be good speed test of actuall speed of different opengl/minigl drivers. It has some FPS counter by default right at top (see screen), so it will be interesting to tests it with WaZp3D on x1000 / sam460, and on real warp3d/radeons on older HW like peg2/sam440/a1/etc. Its even can be not bad tests in whole beetwen all platforms : primitive and simply, where unpossible to bring a lot of strage sidebacks which will play role with final result.


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Download os4 version here

PS. By default camera suck, and show you only wheels, so by "F2" choice the good visual.

Amiga Native

At this time its 2 mui apps from AROS.

1. MuiUnarc.

That one are done specially for AROS from scratch , by Mazze, and called "MuiUnarc". Its a bit simpler in compare with reaction based unarc which we have on os4 by default, but for some MUI fans it can be nice to have a choice as well. Screen:

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Download aos4 version here

2. MuiBuilder.

That one are app from old os3.x days, initially done by Eric Totel and lately author open the souces and its going to sourceforge. Then, we all make an os related changes in it (me for os4, polluks for mos, and mazze for aros) and in end have it kind of cross-platform. In os4 version not everything done currently (missing muibuilder.library, so some functionalyty disabled because of that), but still, you can use it and play with it already. Screens:

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Download aos4 version here

Developers libs

1. libmodplug.

That is the new version of popular library, which is necessary, as old one (which are on os4depot) have some critical bugs which , for example, prevent OpenJazz game to have sounds at all (there was errors with S3M handling). Lately it was fixed, and so, new one are must.

The new version are, from 7 august 2011, and you can download os4 version here. Newlib static build only, no clib2, no .so.

2. libconfig

Libconfig is a simple library for processing structured configuration files, like this one: test.cfg. This file format is more compact and more readable than XML. And unlike XML, it is type-aware, so it is not necessary to do string parsing in application code.

Libconfig is very compact — a fraction of the size of the expat XML parser library. This makes it well-suited for memory-constrained systems like handheld devices.

The library includes bindings for both the C and C++ languages. It works on POSIX-compliant UNIX systems (GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD) and Windows (2000, XP and later).

The version are last one at the moment (1.4.8), and you can get aos4 version of it here. Newlib build only, no clib2, no .so.


That all for today, and as usuall you are welcome to make a donation for all that porting work. Sometime its pretty boring and time consuming to port the stuff, while some can think that its easy, still, time is main factor which none of us have, and spending a lot of time on all of this not very funny :) So, by donations you at least hold the motivation.

You can make a donation it by pressing here, or directly on kas1e@yandex.ru. As usuall i will post list of donars in topic.

Currently all the files placed on some hosting which kindly give me MikeS, but soon will upload them on os4depot as well.

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Published: 2012/5/8 2:01  Updated: 2012/5/8 2:01
Home away from home
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From: Italy, Perugia
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 Re: New Stuff, New Fun. Part 3.
Hey Roman i can't run OpenJazz, your archive is incomplete ?

Could not open file: openjazz.cfg
Valid configuration file not found.
Could not open file: SOUNDS.000
Could not open file: PANEL.000
Published: 2012/5/8 8:32  Updated: 2012/5/8 8:32
Home away from home
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From: Russia
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 Re: New Stuff, New Fun. Part 3.
check os4 readme in archive, but anyway i write even in post:


Its kind of interpretator, so can handle those games
You just unpack aos4 exe to the directory which contain the files from your game, and dbl-click on.

Game is commercical, so you need to get it anywwhere to have data files.
Published: 2012/5/9 3:06  Updated: 2012/5/9 3:06
Home away from home
Joined: 12/02/2006
From: Italy, Perugia
Comments: 2745
 Re: New Stuff, New Fun. Part 3.
Ah yep i just didn't read the interested part
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