Miloslav Martinka ported Tetris-gtk 0.6.2 to Aros and uploaded his work to the archives for us to download.
Tetris-gtk is a tetris clone which was originally written for Linux with a GTK+ interface. In that regards it is a very simple re-implementation of the game. And it is even a poorly port, as the falling blocks can only be controlled by clicking on its respective buttons.
However, what is most interresting is the fact that this port is a very good testcase for the GTK-MUI-library that help developers port a GTK-interface to a native MUI/Zune interface. And as such the GTK-MUI-library shows that it is already doing a very good job. (except for the fact that keystrokes cannot be read properly yet, therefore Miloslav added additional buttons).
Kioniro updated his port of Flare to the latest 0.18 version and uploaded his work to the archives for us to download.
Flare is a single player fantasy action RPG using the FLARE engine (the Free/Libre Action Roleplaying Engine). Both are opensource and has many contributors although it's main developer is Cliff Bellanger. It uses isometric tiles in a Diablo style setting.
Since the last 0.17.1 version many things have been added, improved, changed and bugfixed. A comprehensive list of changes can be read here. Download: Flare 0.18 for Aros/i386 (141 MB)
Michel 'DMX' Bagmeijer ported AssaultCube 220.127.116.11 beta to Aros and uploaded his work to Aminet for us to download.
AssaultCube is a multi-platform, free, and open source first-person shooter that runs on the Cube Engine. Although the main focus of AssaultCube is multiplayer online gaming, a single-player mode consists of computer-controlled bots.
More information about the game can be found on the AssaultCube website and its wiki. Screenshots and other media of AssaultCube can be found here. A special readme for Aros is provided in the the archive. Accompanied documentation describes how to setup this game properly.
Michel 'DMX' Bagmeijer ported Red Eclipse 1.4 to Aros and uploaded his work to Aminet for us to download.
Red Eclipse is a multi-platform, free, and open source first-person shooter that runs on the Cube Engine 2. It is foremost a online multiplayer game but can be played in single player mode against bots as well.
More information about the game can be found on the Red Eclipse website and its wiki. A special readme for Aros is included in the the archive. Please take a look at the accompanied documentation to read how this game can be configured properly.
Cube 2- Sauerbrauten is a multi-platform, free, and open source first-person shooter. It The game features single-player and multiplayer gameplay and contains an in-game level editor, its main feature.
More information about the game can be found on the Sauerbrauten website where you can find screenshots, documentation, a wiki and a faq. A special readme for Aros is included in the the archive. Accompanied documentation describes how this game can be configured.
Icaros Desktop is a complete distribution and comes on a bootable live DVD/CD-ROM that runs directly on a PC or in a virtual machine such as VMWare or VirtualBox. It can be installed on the hard drive and can coexist with installed OSes such as Windows or in a dedicated partition.
This update includes a newer kernel for an overall better user experience and also updates for wireless manager, Flexcat, Zuneclasses, libgtk-MUI, shell manual. The game pushover was added, Sqrxz3 was updated and the emulator Supermodel was added. A new booteditor was added and many little quirks were solved. Also the audio and network drivers were updated.
But most importantly the Nouveau graphics-driver was updated and should fix screen corruptions on many Nvidia cards
This update can be manually downloaded and installed using the AutoUpdate utility or you can use the AutoUpdate utitility to also do the download for you. It's also possible to download the complete and updated distribution from Paolo's website (in case a fresh installation is needed).
Also the Light version of Icaros Desktop is available for those who find it more convienent to have a smaller distribution (but ofcourse this version lacks some features available on the full distribution).
Please note that this update is not meant for the Icaros 1.5 LKE edition.
For an overview between the different downloads/versions click here.
The Last Mission is a side-view arcade game without scrolling with a big dimension map e.g. the viewpoint moves from screen to screen. The remake of the game was done by Dmitry Smagin while the original was made by a company named Opera Soft.
In the game you control a tank-like robot which can be divided in two: you rotate a caterpillar and head-canyon, and the head part can fly off on its own. However, the head can only survive separately for a short amount of time, and your restart position is dictated by the location of the body, even if the head has moved forward through further screens.
magorium on April 30 2013 ·
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Utility: FlexCat 2.12
Jens Langner uploaded an updated version of FlexCat for us to Aminet.
FlexCat is a utility that creates catalogs and the source to handle them. FlexCat is designed to produce any source you want for any programming language. It uses template files (called source descriptions).
FlexCat provides ready to use examples for Assembler, C, C++, E, Oberon and Modula-2, and additionally an example for supporting catalogs on Workbench 2.0.
Download: FlexCat 2.12 for all platforms, including Aros/i386 (324 KB)
magorium on April 25 2013 ·
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Classes: BetterString 11.25, NList 0.116, TextEditor 15.41 and TheBar 26.12
Jens Langner uploaded an updated set of MUI Custom Classes (MCC) to Aminet for us.
It concerns the classes MCC_Betterstring (a stringgadget replacement), MCC_NList (replacements for the List/Listtree/Listviews/Floattext/Bitmap/Balance MUI built-in classes), MCC_TextEditor (a multiline string gadget with texteditor features) and MCC_TheBar (a managable toolbar).
The classes are used in projects like YAM and as such are useually updated in a collective manner. All these classes support AmigaOS (m68k/ppc), MorphOS and AROS (i386/x64/ppc).
The detailed changelogs can be found in the corresponding archives.
These are classes that normally concerns developers only. Normal endusers should have no use for these downloads (as they should get updated automatically in the regular distributions).
Download: MCC_BetterString 11.25 for all platforms, including Aros/i386 (305 KB) Download: MCC_NList 0.116 for all platforms, including Aros/i386 (1,9 MB) Download: MCC_TextEditor 15.41 for all platforms, including Aros/i386 (793 KB) Download: MCC_TheBar 26.12 for all platforms, including Aros/i386 (1,6 MB)
magorium on April 25 2013 ·
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Library: CodeSets 6.15
Jens Langner uploaded a new version of the Codesets library to Aminet for us.
The codesets library is a shared library created by the codesets library Open Source Team and provides 3rd party developers with an API for dealing with different codesets like ISO-8859-15, Amiga-1251 but also UTF-8, etc.
More information about this library as well as examples can be found in the archive. The archive contains a shared library for AmigaOS (m68k/ppc), MorphOS and AROS (i386/x64/ppc).
This is a library that only concerns developers, normal endusers should have no use for this download.
Tong-its is a popular Philippino rummy card game which was originally developed by Rico Zuñiga. The player who gets rid of all the cards or has the least number of total points at the end of the game (when the central stack is empty) wins the game.
More information about the rules of the game can be read in the game itself, and the accompanied readme in the archive provides more information about the commandlineoptions.