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Software News : Descent II for AmigaOS 4
Posted by orgin on 2008/5/28 7:37:41 (3562 reads) News by the same author

Resized ImageHans-Joerg Frieden has ported Descent II to AmigaOS4. You need the original windows or mac game files to play. Either the full version or shareware/demo files.

Links:
- Download at OS4Depot
- More information here
- Download demo game files


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Rudei
Published: 2008/5/28 9:45  Updated: 2008/5/28 9:45
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 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
Bloomin' 'eck - where did this come from?
Well Done Hans-Joerg, have one on me
Mikey_C
Published: 2008/5/28 9:47  Updated: 2008/5/28 9:47
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/19/2006
From: Cambridgeshire, UK.
Comments: 2137
 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
Hans-Joerg

I don't wish to be seen as ungrateful, but I believe you and your brother are responsible for me playing Freespace - The Great war over and over again on my A1. (I have lost count of the amount of times I have played the game through) - I am Totally Addicted!

Any chance you and him will ever release version 2?
(Please? Pretty Please!)

Well, if you don't ask!!!!
orgin
Published: 2008/5/28 9:54  Updated: 2008/5/28 9:54
Supreme Council
Joined: 11/16/2006
From: Sweden
Comments: 3265
 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
@Rudei

There's a donation link on his website, give it a whirl ;)
Mikey_C
Published: 2008/5/28 10:01  Updated: 2008/5/28 10:01
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/19/2006
From: Cambridgeshire, UK.
Comments: 2137
 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
Just did. I can't afford more than that at the mo.
But will donate again in July.
COBRA
Published: 2008/5/28 10:11  Updated: 2008/5/28 10:11
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 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
Good stuff, keep up the good work! I was the first to donate ;)
Mikey_C
Published: 2008/5/28 10:14  Updated: 2008/5/28 10:14
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/19/2006
From: Cambridgeshire, UK.
Comments: 2137
 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
Oh no you weren't!!!
walkero
Published: 2008/5/28 10:18  Updated: 2008/5/28 10:18
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Joined: 12/02/2006
From: Athens/Dublin
Comments: 1637
 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
Well Done Hans-Joerg. Keep up the good work and bring Freespace 2 tooooooo. Great games.
Mikey_C
Published: 2008/5/28 10:27  Updated: 2008/5/28 10:27
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/19/2006
From: Cambridgeshire, UK.
Comments: 2137
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@walkero

The more donations, the bigger the incentive
- Well, its worth a try!
Rudei
Published: 2008/5/28 11:47  Updated: 2008/5/28 11:47
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@Orgin

Done, 20Euro on the way!

Rude!
COBRA
Published: 2008/5/28 14:19  Updated: 2008/5/28 14:19
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@Mikey_C

I asked him personally if I was the first to donate, he checked and said yes, so it looks like I beat you to it :P
Mikey_C
Published: 2008/5/28 14:25  Updated: 2008/5/28 14:25
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/19/2006
From: Cambridgeshire, UK.
Comments: 2137
 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
Bah!

Some people have no respect for their elders!

C'mon people, donate and say "Thanks"
VooDoo
Published: 2008/5/28 17:26  Updated: 2008/5/28 17:26
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Joined: 11/29/2006
From: Croatia
Comments: 588
 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
Thanx for this port..
Valiant
Published: 2008/5/28 18:14  Updated: 2008/5/28 18:14
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Joined: 11/27/2006
From: West Jordan, Utah, USA
Comments: 400
 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
The docs say 'double click on the icon and play.' Just one question: how does one play on a black screen?
Rogue
Published: 2008/5/28 18:56  Updated: 2008/5/28 18:56
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Quote:
Just one question: how does one play on a black screen?


Right, a bit more information would be helpful

First, make sure you have the binary in the right directory, i.e. it must be able to find the DESCENT2.HOG file in the same directory. Secondly, try to launch the game with the "-debug -verbose" option and capture the output (either serial or with DumpDebugbuffer if you have memory buffers on) and look for clues in there. If in doubt, sent me the log file.
spotUP
Published: 2008/5/28 19:15  Updated: 2008/5/28 19:16
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 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
nevermind.
thanx for the port!
LiveForIt
Published: 2008/5/28 20:39  Updated: 2008/5/28 20:39
Home away from home
Joined: 11/20/2006
From: Norway
Comments: 3769
 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
@Rogue

Well done, excellent game.

I get DSI error after finishing first level on the demo version.

Sorry can send you crash log, computer crashed after exiting game.
Rogue
Published: 2008/5/28 21:30  Updated: 2008/5/28 21:30
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 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
Quote:
I get DSI error after finishing first level on the demo version.


Might be a demo version issue. There had been some problems with missing resources. According to my saved game statistic, I have been playing for almost 2 hours total, have gotten to level 9 or so, and I only had one crash so far.

If you get a crashlog, send me that, I might be able to fix the problem.
GrumpyOldMan
Published: 2008/5/28 23:32  Updated: 2008/5/28 23:32
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@Valiant
Are you sure you have the required screen mode (320x240) available? I got a black screen too but after adding the screenmode to Radeon monitor icon tooltypes game started ok.
Valiant
Published: 2008/5/29 1:06  Updated: 2008/5/29 1:06
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From: West Jordan, Utah, USA
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 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
@GrumpyOldMan

Thanks, that's probably the problem. I've added that screen mode and will try again.
MamePPCA1
Published: 2008/6/1 20:40  Updated: 2008/6/1 20:40
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From: Spain
Comments: 769
 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
On my Amiga One I can't launch the game.
What's the problem?
I have tried the Tooltypes and added the Picasso96 settings too.
Rogue
Published: 2008/6/2 13:28  Updated: 2008/6/2 13:28
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 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
Quote:
On my Amiga One I can't launch the game.
What's the problem?


Er.. exactly.. what is the problem? Can you be a bit more specific as to what exactly does or does not happen?

Anything on the debug output?
Anything reported missing by Snoopy?
Tried to launch it from a shell? What did it say?
Does it hang? Does it open a screen?

A bit of information goes a long way to me helping you with your problem.
GrumpyOldMan
Published: 2008/6/3 22:25  Updated: 2008/6/3 22:25
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@MamePPCA1

Have you copied the 'libphysfs.so' (included in the d2x archive) to SOBJS: and rebooted AmigaOne after that?
tfrieden
Published: 2008/6/4 0:57  Updated: 2008/6/4 0:57
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Quote:
Have you copied the 'libphysfs.so' (included in the d2x archive) to SOBJS: and rebooted AmigaOne after that?


You don't really need a reboot when copying a .so library.
GrumpyOldMan
Published: 2008/6/4 8:44  Updated: 2008/6/4 8:44
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@tfrieden

Is this true also when you update an older .so library to a newer one?
Rogue
Published: 2008/6/4 22:08  Updated: 2008/6/4 22:08
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For the moment, yes. The shared objects aren't really (shared, that is) - they are loaded for each program that opens them. Real sharing is planned, in that case, they will start to behave like the old libraries.
GrumpyOldMan
Published: 2008/6/5 9:13  Updated: 2008/6/5 9:13
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@Rogue

Understood - thanks for the explanation!
Antique
Published: 2008/6/7 13:51  Updated: 2008/6/7 13:51
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 Re: Descent II for AmigaOS 4
Great work
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