Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2703 from 2006/3/21
From: Lake Arrowhead...
Daniel, aka Daytona675x, is the programmer chosen to port this game to AmigaOS4.x, MorphOS, and AROS. As he has stated that he intends to use his own routines and methods for rendering using a compositing engine of his own making, I am wondering if this will adversely affect the ports for MorphOS and AROS. Wouldn't a Warp3D or OpenGL/TinyGL version work better for the MorphOS port of this game? I am not familiar with the 3D abilities of AROS and Mesa, so I don't know how Daytona675x's decisions will affect the port to that platform.
Does anyone know if Daytona675x has done any programming work for MorphOS and AROS previously? I have read that he is a very accomplished programmer, and many people praise his abilities, so maybe my questions and concerns are unfounded.
Maybe a more experienced MorphOS programmer will volunteer to work with Daytona675x on this porting project, so we don't end up with a port that only works best on AmigaOS4.x and the compositing abilities of the currently unsupported RadeonHD video cards (not fully supported yet by MorphOS I mean).
Edit: I should not have written more experienced MorphOS programmer, what I meant was a programmer who specializes on MorphOS alone, as opposed to a programmer like Daytona675x who "might" prefer AmigaOS4.x as his primary target platform. I don't mean to disparage Daytona675x in any way shape or form. I am only voicing my concern because I want the port of this game to run as well as possible on MorphOS (and AROS), not to have the AmigaOS4.x version run better/faster, because of the rendering engine chosen by the programmer. Daytona675x, I am sure you are a great guy, and a fantastic programmer, as has been proved by your past and current work.
Edit2: One other question comes to mind. Will the changes to the game engine mean that the AmigaOS4.x, MorphOS, and AROS versions will not be able to play cooperatively online with the PC, Mac & Linux versions? I hope not.[ Edited by amigadave 01.09.2015 - 18:45 ]
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