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Re: Open Deadlock clone

Post by MaugTheInfirm » Sat May 03, 2014 2:05 am

The open source project does not show any source code files.

Tggtt - Why not start the open source project with the GUI you created? Even if it does nothing but show that screen, it's farther than anyone else has gotten.

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Re: Open Deadlock clone

Post by Tggtt » Sat May 03, 2014 7:26 am

Hi, thanks for interest, there are also other news around this board, this is a rather old topic.

MaugTheInfirm wrote:The open source project does not show any source code files.
Have you browsed the source repositories?
Example: http://sourceforge.net/p/opendeadlock/d ... it_browser
MaugTheInfirm wrote: Tggtt - Why not start the open source project with the GUI you created? Even if it does nothing but show that screen, it's farther than anyone else has gotten.
We have started from decoding legacy structures.
We have already discovered how to decode graphic and sound files, units, buildings, territory and technology definitions. These are probably going to be reused in the open version and will be the only option until someone replaces them.
We have a prototype for world generator and network transmission of game data.

We are not starting from the GUI, this one could be used someday, but it's not set as a milestone yet.

Also, we have been busy lately and it has slowed down for the last 2 months.
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Re: Open Deadlock clone

Post by MaugTheInfirm » Tue May 06, 2014 4:23 am

I'll poke around other topics. Looks like I followed the first URL in this thread, and found nothing under the "Files" tab on sourceforge - because it's all under the "Decode" tab.

Thanks for making the effort to bring images and sounds of Deadlock back to life. :)

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Re: Open Deadlock clone

Post by Tggtt » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:04 am

OpenDeadlock Blog wrote:For those who like our blog

We have recently learned that one of our blog posts got featured as one of sourceforge's tweets.

I have do idea why some people have set to like it, but thank you anyway.

https://twitter.com/sourceforge/status/ ... 1004647424
I thought it would be nice to copy this post here.
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Re: Open Deadlock clone

Post by Sirre » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:34 pm

Great initiative with the Open Deadlock project!

I just found out about this site (Gallius IV) today, but is the project still alive? And if so, how is it going? Is there a playable version?

Deadlock is really one of my favorite games of all time, along with Transport Tycoon and Theme Hospital, so being able to play Open Deadlock alongside OpenTTD and CorsixTH would really be a dream come true!

I wish I could help, but unfortunately I don't know much programming...

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Re: Open Deadlock clone

Post by Tggtt » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:29 pm

Sirre wrote:Great initiative with the Open Deadlock project!
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Deadlock is really one of my favorite games of all time, along with Transport Tycoon and Theme Hospital, so being able to play Open Deadlock alongside OpenTTD and CorsixTH would really be a dream come true!
Many thanks. Now don't whack your head against that hatch on the way out...
It's been registered as OpenDeadlock (without space) at sourceforge.net and Grunt was kind to register the domain opendeadlock.org (still empty there).
Sirre wrote:I just found out about this site (Gallius IV) today, but is the project still alive? And if so, how is it going? Is there a playable version?
I found this in 2011 and I regret not registering earlier, just registered for asking about starting the OpenDeadlock project.
The project is alive and is the most active of my sf.net projects actually (the others are rather small), but we, the developers, are just busy.

No playable version yet, probably in some months we can present something nice.
I have made some decoding tools available at sf.net project page and we already have knowledge about several data structures by decoding the binary files. Lately we have been using this knowledge to create unofficial patchs for the original deadlock games. You can see them over Technical Discussion board.
Sirre wrote:I wish I could help, but unfortunately I don't know much programming...
Actually you can help a lot. Its "knowledge gathering project" is a website that allows non-programmers to help in several ways.
News here.
ODLKG link. Currently hosts sprite tagging tool and game.
Surveys link. Currently hosts only one survey.
Open Wiki link. Currently empty, only the decoding wiki is active lately. (this is probably going to be moved to opendeadlock.org, but we will be sure to keep all the articles safe)
Decoding Wiki is a technical wiki on the internals of the original deadlock versions.

We "already" have three programmers, whoever can help on answering surveys, tagging sprites at ODLKG, writing text (documentation and in-game, which then could be translated as well), work on graphics, sound, testing, compiling releases and others are very welcome.

The first three are currently needed and can be performed by non-programmers, we would appreciate if we had tags on every sprite and user documentation at the Open Wiki that superseeds the manuals and strategy guide, so we could make the opendeadlock based on that.

Important point to remember: unlike OpenTTD, our goal is not to to start from a reverse engineered version from the original game, but rather create an opensource game that collects features from both DL1 and DL2 and uses their graphics and sounds.
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Re: Open Deadlock clone

Post by Tggtt » Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:10 pm

Sorry for double posting.

But I would like to point that just after the first anniversary of this topic, OpenDeadlock now has a string management tool at Knowledge Gathering (subproject). This means developers are going to post small texts there which translators can translate it right away and collaboratively!

Then, if you can translate a single sentence you are welcome.

This was probably the last large effort on Knowledge Gathering before getting back to the OpenDeadlock modules.

I will edit with more details soon.
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Re: Open Deadlock clone

Post by Tggtt » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:50 pm

Since today is a very special day, I need to point that OpenDeadlock is very active.

String and translation tools got improved!
We are working on a text based version before advancing to a DL1-like GUI.

Really, it's not a joke!

Remember that anyone can help.

http://opendeadlock.sourceforge.net/kg/

NOTE: I have noticed that some users have registered nicks with different casing... KG's Usernames are case sensitive, while sf.net are lowercase only. I hope you don't mind that restriction...


I would also like to thank the recent influx of volunteer participation.
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Re: Open Deadlock clone

Post by Tggtt » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:52 am

:roll: I was going to post an update but the project page for OpenDeadlock is still down after two days.

Some of my friends told me not to use SourceForge, but I didn't listen. Not complaining though, it happens to everyone.

I have a few pending tickets and it's not possible to compile language files, which depends on the Knowledge Gathering tool.

I'm sure you guys can wait a bit longer.
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I forgot to update it here, forgive me.

We have had lots of improvements during the past weeks. Unfortunatelly I won't be able to focus on this project for some days.

Besides, rest assured that it doesn't depend on Sf.net (despite currently being main project page), you can also find OpenDeadlock elsewhere:
http://opendeadlock.org/ (currently empty - official page)
http://bitbucket.org/opendeadlock OpenDeadlock team page at Bitbucket.
http://github.com/opendeadlock OpenDeadlock team page at GitHub. (mirror only, please do not use it for push request!)
http://twitter.com/opendeadlock OpenDeadlock project at Twitter.
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Re: Open Deadlock clone

Post by Tggtt » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:45 am

OpenDeadlock is past its second anniversary and we are working hard on the upcoming pre-alpha state.

I am currently verifying if it's easy to compile it on different platforms to avoid the need of providing builds.

Seems to work on
  1. Windows 32 platforms native build (tested on XP and 7) (Without translation Support, annoying to build)
  2. Windows 32 platforms with Cygwin (tested on XP) (Without translation Support, annoying to build)
  3. Mageia Linux 2 x86_64
  4. Mageia Linux 4 x86_64
  5. Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (Trusty Tahr) i686
  6. CentOS 7.1 i686
  7. CentOS 7.1 x86_64

Translation support compiles on every platform but it doesn't work correctly on Windows.
That means it will only work using the simple English text.
News on MacOSX builds and a few other Linuxes will be reported soon.
I am not worried on fixing it by the pre-alpha milestone. I hope you understand.

Failed on:
My mobile phone running Arch Linux (rolling distribution installed 4 months ago) for arm7 probably because it lacks enough memory to compile. Maybe if I use an SD card for swap...

What, this is my post #100 :o
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