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shirohagen (OP)

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Port Request: VVVVVV
« on: April 28, 2014, 05:22:49 pm »
I was surprised to see the Pandora got a port of this:

http://pdroms.de/pandora/vvvvvv-v2-2-1-0-pandora-game-port

Any chance of one for the Zero? I see 'original data files are required' so presumably it relies on the user having bought the game on another platform already (like ScummVM perhaps?), but even so...

Wild Penguin

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Re: Port Request: VVVVVV
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 04:24:17 pm »
That would be nice, indeed.

But, VVVVVV is closed source. The game is quite simple, though, and maybe the author of the Pandora port, pickle, made the port (the programming part) from scratch? In that case you could try to contact the author and ask for the source (if he is willing to share it). Unfortunately, the link you posted does not have the source code, and the author's home page resolves to some random pr0n page (he probably forgot to renew the URL...).

You could also try to contact the original author of VVVVVV, and ask if they want to make an official port (I believe some indie developers who have made some commercial games, have had interest in the GCW Zero, too, so it is not impossible they'd show some interest, though unlikely). There's already an official Linux port, but I still think that the changes could rise, perhaps, if/when there's a shop for paid GCW Zero software. That way the original author could get some compensation for the porting.

Otherwise, the changes of seeing a port are quite small.
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Ziz

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Re: Port Request: VVVVVV
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 04:42:01 pm »
No, Pickle and Notaz got the Code to port it.
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RupeeClock

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Re: Port Request: VVVVVV
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 06:51:45 pm »
No, Pickle and Notaz got the Code to port it.
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zear

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Re: Port Request: VVVVVV
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 07:04:17 pm »
Nothing can be released without a proper permission and approval of the original author (Keep in mind this is a commercial game that has to be sold and a binary can't be "just" released stand-alone). Let's end the topic here.

shirohagen (OP)

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Re: Port Request: VVVVVV
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2014, 02:20:26 pm »
Wasn't suggesting anything murky, just noticed that there was a Pandora port, that's all.

Is the Pandora port not bona-fide then?

No harm intended.

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Ziz

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Re: Port Request: VVVVVV
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2014, 11:53:17 am »
Is the Pandora port not bona-fide then?
No, there are two versions in the repository: One is free, but without the game data, you have to copy it e.g. from the bought Android version. The other one costs money, which the author of the game gets. :)
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Pickle

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Re: Port Request: VVVVVV
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2014, 02:44:55 pm »
I have a build for the gcw, which I should release

eltehero

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Re: Port Request: VVVVVV
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2014, 09:32:31 pm »
I have a build for the gcw, which I should release

Pickle, are you now supporting the gcw?  :)

Optimus

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Re: Port Request: VVVVVV
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2014, 03:23:21 pm »
Haha, that's cool. I already tested it on Pandora, runs nicely!

 

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