Arx Libertatis: Open Source Port of Arx Fatalas
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    XDelusion
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    Arx Libertatis is a cross-platform, open source port of Arx Fatalis, a 2002 first-person role-playing game / dungeon crawler developed by Arkane Studios.

    http://arx-libertatis.org/

    I just discovered this, the open source project that is, not the game...

    ...been playing the game on and off since it released on the classic XBOX years ago.

    Bascially this is a RPG, but not just any RPG, this was to be Ultima Underworld III, but the studio could not get the rights to the name so they dubbed it Arx Fatalas.

    Essentually this is another Legend Of Grimrock, another modern day interpretation of Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder, etc. Though what sets this one part from Grimrock and the others is that it is real time as opposed to turn based, and the controls are more akin to Quake than a grid sytem. Regardless, a dungeon crawler is what it is. Think Eldar Scrolls but always underground.

    Anyhow, this game is wonderful, it really is, not sure if it's portable to MorphOS, but it might be something some of the coders out there might be interested in looking into.

    http://youtu.be/2mE6Ef8PH8Q

    [ Edited by XDelusion 01.01.2014 - 18:50 ]
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    It's portable, and I started a port of it, but none of its file loaders are endian agnostic, so it's taking much more time than I expected.
    I see the jimmies have been rustled.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Well thank you for having a peek. Guess not every game is REminiscence/ Flashback hugh? :)
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    XDelusion,
    Quote:

    Well thank you for having a peek. Guess not every game is REminiscence/ Flashback hugh? :)

    Yes, that's a refreshingly simple recompile.

    Although of course you can run into problems in such projects aswell. I took a look at gfx routines, wondering if it would be possible to modify it to draw graphics in OpenGL instead (which would make it possible to scale "freely" to any resolution, and being (partially) vector graphics, might still look ok)

    Well, short answer is, THAT wasn't very simple anymore... :-D

    (obviously never finished)
  • »02.01.14 - 17:56
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Hmmm, yes indeed, it would be interesting to see Flashback in GL! I my self am not skilled in such things, I'm lucky if I can get something to compile at all, ha ha! Still learning though here and there between my other hobbies.
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    XDelusion,
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    Hmmm, yes indeed, it would be interesting to see Flashback in GL!

    flashback2.png
    flashback3.png

    Rendering is WAY incomplete currently. I can't yet fully understand how the graphics are drawn, but there are certainly LOTS of problems adapting it to OpenGL...

    Currently only cutscenes are drawn (and even them rather "broken"), I guess game itself (and intro screen) use different graphics functions, which I haven't yet touched at all.

    No guarantees about ever finishing this :-D

    -EDIT-

    A few more screenshots:
    flashback4.png
    flashback5.png

    -EDIT-

    One more:
    flashback6.png

    Clearly shows it was never meant to run on resolutions as high as this...

    [ Edited by Jupp3 03.01.2014 - 17:13 ]
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    I loved playing Arx Fatalis on a PC! What a great nes that BSzili is willing to port this great game. May I ask how is it going?
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Slowly as hell, since every file loader is written for little endian systems. I added byte swapping to roughly two third of them, but the ADPCM loader gave me the willies, so I kind of stopped there.
    I see the jimmies have been rustled.
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    reggae has wave adpcm support
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Jupp: that's amazing! Looks very surreal!
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    I hope our man BSzili can make magic this time too :-)
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Nah, nothing magical here. Just reading the headers and adding byteswaps, and more byteswaps, and... I know Reggae can decode ADPCM wave, but instead of writing glue for an another sound loader, I want to fix the one built into the game.
    I see the jimmies have been rustled.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    I resumed working on Arx Libertatis. There are still a couple more file loaders to fix, but maybe I can grind through them this weekend.
    I see the jimmies have been rustled.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Exciting news once more!
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Quote:

    BSzili wrote:
    I resumed working on Arx Libertatis. There are still a couple more file loaders to fix, but maybe I can grind through them this weekend.

    Thanks for all the effort you've put in, even though there's little to show for it, ......... at the moment, but I get the feeling it's going to be another 'watch this space' for another cracking (porting) installment.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    It already works on AROS if that counts :P If it weren't for the AROSMesa glitches I would have already released that version. I hope I'll have better luck with TinyGL, even without the OpenGL 1.4 support.
    I see the jimmies have been rustled.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    My AROS box is the only machine I have that is capable of tackling a game that requires the resources this one does. MorphOS on the other hand will have to wait as I don't currently have any cash to throw down on something better than my Efika. No worries though, it's summer time, I'm going to Hawaii, and am pretty busy at the moment anyhow. :)
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    @BSzili

    Can't wait to play it!

    @XDelusion

    You should definitely upgrade, imho, on first chance. The performance difference between Efika and a MAC PPC is humongous!
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Cool_Amigan: I used to have an eMac and a Mini, will be moving towards a G4 tower next.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    A good choice in terms of expandability. You can put a nice 128MB card in that machine.
    In the meantime I was able to get ingame with Arx Libertatis. It's nor really playable yet, but I'm getting there.
    I see the jimmies have been rustled.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    To avoid the repeating the previous fiasco, I'm looking for some testers for Arx Libertatis. The only requirement is having the game files patched to the latest version. Feel free to PM or mail me if interested.
    I see the jimmies have been rustled.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Sooo... the closed testing proved to be very useful. The R300 driver had a bug which broke the font rendering, essentially making all the text in the game unreadable. The problem has been fixed by bigfoot, but it obviously won't be available until MorphOS 3.8 gets released. Even though the port has been finished for quite some time, I'll probably delay releasing it for the aforementioned reason. Impatient R200 owners can always mail me if they want to test the game.
    I see the jimmies have been rustled.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Great stuff, looking forward to the new version :D
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Oh yeah, let's have the MOS v3.8 released ASAP then ............. Any date soon likely?
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  • Cocoon
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    I don't know if I missed something..but what about ArxLibertatis now that 3.8 has been released????


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