[game] starcraft {DEV Stopped due to lack of time}

jerpelea

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i am working on stacraft port to ppc
this is an alpha port for wwga screen 800x480
using strategus engine

i hope that anybody can help me to speed up developpment
be carefull data files are identical but ppc is using different path


PC & PPC-WVGA-007
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=T7BBJ7M5

Data Convertor PC
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NWRM9HK0

Converted sounds (if you dont like this use the sound folder from pc version wich takes to much space)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=H8K8XE18


Status
007 has campain menu
2 terran campain maps
2 terran campain maps
removed protoss from campain menu (for now)
various bugfixes and increased stability

Instalation guide

1.unpack and copy coresponding ppc version (VGA OR WVGA) to your Storage Card root
2.unpack and copy pc version to your C:
3.insert original starcraft CD into drive
4.run starinstall.exe from desktop version (if it gives you errors your cd is not usable with it / works only with eng version)
5.copy fom pc verion to storage card
\data\graphics
\data\maps
\data\sounds(490Mb) or copy sounds from this post 97mb
6.run the ppc version of the game / for the nosound version you can delete the sound folder

THIS GAME DOES NOT WORK ON QVGA DEVICES / DO NOT TRY IT

INCLUDED ORIGINAL CONVERTOR IN PC VERSION
IF YOU WANT TO PLAY THE GAME YOU NEED ORIGINAL STARCRAFT CD (NOT BRODWAR)
 
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oh boy, oh boy!!! :D
I was following this thread for (almost) 2 year on this forum:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=547989&page=22
They had little luck getting as far as you probably did... maybe they have some info that may be usefull to you...

Just out of curiosity, after its done will you consider vga/qvga resolutions too? :D


Keep up the great work and if you need any help on icons, graphics or something let me know. :)
 
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oh boy, oh boy!!! :D
I was following this thread for (almost) 2 year on this forum:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=547989&page=22
They had little luck getting as far as you probably did... maybe they have some info that may be usefull to you...

Just out of curiosity, after its done will you consider vga/qvga resolutions too? :D


Keep up the great work and if you need any help on icons, graphics or something let me know. :)
vga and wvga is possible
qvga is not acceptable because you can not see what is happening on screen

desktop variant even loads the map
for the ppc texture is too big and i will need to reduce the texture to something smaller and with less tiles
i will need to redesigh all maps after this
so i will need your help but first we need to load an reduce map on the ppc
i have also on xperia forum in my kitchen the link for warcraft II and transport tycoon
please try them
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jerpelea

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alpha 2 is up

pc version works and load maps you can even play :)
for ppc we need to redesign the tile map so it will take time
i will do an test map to see if it loads it
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I have a nike, so I wont be able to test anything, but give me the instructions of what files you need croped/resized/slashed and I'll send them to you or post them here.
:)
you can help me using the pc version
is the same data for both versions
and scripts folder is used for developpement
please open scripts and try to make menus for secenario game
yo can use this editor http://www.flos-freeware.ch/zip/notepad2.zip
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well everything is in LUA scripts the menus the interface ...

i will have to play a lot to make it work on qvga, BTW it starts on QVGA device but as you know the resolution is a lil high for it :)
 

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i think there is easyer way to do it for VGA - this is WVGA and all the graphics have their sizes fixed ....

i will have to find my starcraft cds ... to start experiment on this
 

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OMG if you guys can get this working on VGA as good as warcraft2 runs and as bug free I (and im sure many others) will donate!!!!!!!!!! HUGE starcraft fan here =)
 

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WOOHOO....HUGE Starcraft fan here too. I can't wait for Starcraft II to be released. I have both original CD's of Starcraft I and Brood Wars. I still play this today. I have many more missions (maps) from users on the internet. Some are awesome.

I swear I will buy a WVGA device just to be able to play this game!!! I will certainly use my wife's Xperia to test it once it's going.
 

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i am working on stacraft port to ppc
this is an alpha port for wwga screen 800x480
using strategus engine
i hope that anybody can help me to speed up developpment
be carefull data files are identical but ppc is using different path
I was a fan myself, and I guess I still am, so I would like to help, let me know what I can do.

my spare time is very limited but I'll try.
 

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Wouldn't it be easier to get a working VGA game, since StarCraft runs in VGA natively? And if you want to make it WVGA, you would stretch the aspect ratio of the game?

Normally I prefer to have correct aspect before full-screen, but perhaps it's different on such a small screen.

Anyway, StarCraft would be the NUMBER ONE GAME I'd like to have on PPC, bar none. And, I do have a Diamond - so I'm quite biased towards the VGA version... :p