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xdpirate

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Re: Anyone want to help me beta test Chip World?
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2010, 06:25:19 am »
New to this but curious, you've got Chips Challenge to run on the Dingoo? I thought that was an old Windows 3.0 game last I remembered it. Then again I'm not quite sure I get what SDK is either but still very curious.
Nah, he's making an open source clone of Chips Challenge, called Chip World. SDK = Software Development Kit, it's a kit you use to develop software with, in this case for Dingoo native ;)

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Re: Anyone want to help me beta test Chip World?
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2010, 07:30:58 am »
Hey thats neat reminds me of a Linux based version of Fallout, I think you played as like a cyborg Tux kicking ass and chewing bubble gum sort of adventure. That sheds some light on the subject for me thx btw for that. So when you use this Software Development Kit to make a game does he have to start from scratch or is it possible to make use of the original games data to sort of "lead" you more or less to reconstitute it via different software manipulation? I'm thinking a sort of "connect the dots" concept. Enlighten me. ^_^

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Re: Anyone want to help me beta test Chip World?
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2010, 01:00:23 pm »
Hey thats neat reminds me of a Linux based version of Fallout, I think you played as like a cyborg Tux kicking ass and chewing bubble gum sort of adventure. That sheds some light on the subject for me thx btw for that. So when you use this Software Development Kit to make a game does he have to start from scratch or is it possible to make use of the original games data to sort of "lead" you more or less to reconstitute it via different software manipulation? I'm thinking a sort of "connect the dots" concept. Enlighten me. ^_^

This depends. If the original project is open source, you can reuse code. If not, you can't. In this case, as far as I know, Chip's Challenge's source is not available, so I'd put my money on that Harteex has written it from scratch.

Harteex (OP)

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Re: Anyone want to help me beta test Chip World?
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2010, 09:51:26 am »
Yes it's written from scratch. I found a reference on the level file (chips.dat) so I wrote a loader to load the levels from that.

I'm using a level editor to change the levels in Chip's Challenge to test different situations and then I try to make my game behave in the same way. By observing bugs from Chip's Challenge (there are quite a few) I can also in some cases get a feeling for about how the implementation of the original was made.

Anyway I've found a few new bugs to fix, so it's delayed a few days...

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Re: Anyone want to help me beta test Chip World?
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2010, 11:26:35 am »
Yes it's written from scratch. I found a reference on the level file (chips.dat) so I wrote a loader to load the levels from that.

I'm using a level editor to change the levels in Chip's Challenge to test different situations and then I try to make my game behave in the same way. By observing bugs from Chip's Challenge (there are quite a few) I can also in some cases get a feeling for about how the implementation of the original was made.

Anyway I've found a few new bugs to fix, so it's delayed a few days...

Sounds good - cant wait

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Re: Anyone want to help me beta test Chip World?
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2010, 11:32:16 pm »
New version at the same location, feel free to give a quick test.
Apart from bug fixes I added a skip level functionality, so that you can skip up to 5 levels.

This version can be considered RC, and the final release will most likely be tomorrow.

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Re: Anyone want to help me beta test Chip World?
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2010, 09:15:59 pm »