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#1 Svartalf

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 07:23 PM

While the Pandora portions have not started yet, the Linux port effort, which is required for the Pandora version, is coming along VERY nicely.

Of course, a screenshot''s probably in order...

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That''s it running on my desktop machine. No, it''s not doing it under WINE (though it does run decent in WINE...). It still lacks a few things before it can go into beta on the X86 Linux side of things, so it''s going to be a short bit before that is ready- from there, we only lack a few tweaks inside the game and SDL 1.3 to make it play nice with ES implementations other than the iPhone one. Pricing for the Linux and Pandora versions will be the same as the Windows and MacOS versions and will be obtainable from Elecorn''s sales site.

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I thought I ought to mention that the window there is at the screen resolution of the Pandora. It''s going to look NICE... biggrin.gif

Edited by Svartalf, 21 February 2009 - 07:27 PM.


#2 Prometheus

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:09 PM

Svartalf, thankyou muchly for your efforts in getting games like this ported. I greatly appreciate it. smile.gif

Caster looks like great fun, and $10 is a bargain. biggrin.gif

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:13 PM

QUOTE('Prometheus' @ 'Feb 21 2009, 08:09 PM)

Svartalf, thankyou muchly for your efforts in getting games like this ported. I greatly appreciate it. \:\)

Caster looks like great fun, and $10 is a bargain. \:D



Agreed. I''d throw $10 your way if this game gets made for handy pandy


#4 Butterman

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:14 PM

PHOTOSHOP LOL1111111111111

I kid, I kid. Looks nice. You''''re implementing the touch screen and everything, right?

Edited by Butterman, 21 February 2009 - 08:15 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:46 PM

QUOTE('Prometheus' @ 'Feb 21 2009, 08:09 PM)

Svartalf, thankyou muchly for your efforts in getting games like this ported. I greatly appreciate it. \:\)

Caster looks like great fun, and $10 is a bargain. \:D

+1 to this.
Looking forward to seeing it running in all it''s glory.

QUOTE('Butterman' @ 'Feb 21 2009, 08:14 PM)

PHOTOSHOP LOL1111111111111

I kid, I kid. Looks nice. You''''''''re implementing the touch screen and everything, right?

That''s Gimp not Photoshop, he''s a Linux user wink.gif

#6 Svartalf

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 09:15 PM

QUOTE(Butterman @ Feb 21 2009, 02:14 PM) View Post
PHOTOSHOP LOL1111111111111


That'd be Gimp or CinePaint, if that were the case... I largely don't use Windows. Ever. wink.gif

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I kid, I kid. Looks nice. You''''re implementing the touch screen and everything, right?


I don't know about touch screen- it'd probably be difficult to play it on a Pandora that way. However, it WILL support the gaming controls and there's nothing keeping you from reconfiguring it to use the touch screen.


QUOTE(Prometheus @ Feb 21 2009, 02:09 PM) View Post
Svartalf, thankyou muchly for your efforts in getting games like this ported. I greatly appreciate it. smile.gif


You're welcome. I hope to be bringing more than just this to the Pandora. There should be more on the way after I put the initial wraps on this one. biggrin.gif

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Caster looks like great fun, and $10 is a bargain. biggrin.gif


Heh... The thing seems to be pretty fun from the demo I'd played (which is why I'd contacted Elecorn for the permission/contract to port to Linux and Pandora.). I'm keen on seeing what the whole story's going to play like.


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Posted 22 February 2009 - 01:56 AM

I still don''t understand what this is. Wikipedia is no help.

#8 Svartalf

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:28 AM

QUOTE(Esn @ Feb 21 2009, 07:56 PM) View Post
I still don''t understand what this is. Wikipedia is no help.


Heh... Wikipedia's only as good as the submissions are for it. wink.gif

Here's a link to Caster's website...




#9 lulzfish

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 04:57 AM

QUOTE('Svartalf' @ 'Feb 21 2009, 08:28 PM)

\[url=http://www.elecorn.com/caster3d/index.html\]Here''s a link to Caster''s website...\[/url\]


And here''s one that HASN''T been horribly raped by the forum!

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http://www.elecorn.com/caster3d/index.html


#10 Svartalf

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:02 AM

QUOTE(lulzfish @ Feb 21 2009, 10:57 PM) View Post

And here''s one that HASN''T been horribly raped by the forum!

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http://www.elecorn.com/caster3d/index.html


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Sigh... Thanks for the catch lulzfish. biggrin.gif


#11 Eternalodyssey

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:37 AM

I want to play this game so bad its not even funny

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:48 AM

I''ve gone to the website and seen the video. But I still dont really understand whats going on. I see a whole bunch of things being fired. The environments looks really good, but the models look super generic.

#13 lulzfish

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:04 AM

Yeah, I was thinking I might want to switch out the player model for something.. different looking.

What''s the plot, anyway? The video just shows some killer distance, reflections, and a monster or three.

#14 Zeno Arrow

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:14 PM

How is this news?
See here...
http://openpandora.w...ed-for-pandora/

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:45 PM

It was reported on the blog as a possibility; it hadn''t been confirmed yet. This thread would be that confirmation, from the guy who is porting it. This makes it maybe the second or third commercial title confirmed for Pandora, certainly the first one to make such a concrete announcement. So yes, it is indeed news. ;-)

Great to hear, Svartalf!