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zear (OP)

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Liero
« on: October 04, 2014, 12:27:26 pm »


Liero is an old-school earthworm action game. Pick your five weapons, and unleash your inner fury.

Author(s): Joosa Riekkinen, Erik Lindroos and others
Website: http://liero.be
Port: Artur "zear" Rojek
Download: http://www.gcw-zero.com/file.php?file=liero.opk
Source code: https://github.com/gcwnow/liero

Changelog:
03/10/2014 - first official release
* Extracted essencial game data from the DOS LIERO.EXE, removing the necessity of requiring that file
* Replaced certain non-free data files with free assets from the LieroLibre project
* Added $HOME support
* Various fixes for GCW Zero
Special thanks to mth for the help with data extraction.

08/10/2012
* Replaced Jamfile with a Makefile
* Digging with left/right + jump
* Removed upscale support
* Missing #include added to text.hpp

Default controls:
In-game:
D-PAD - move/aim
A - jump
B - fire
Y - change weapon
A+Y - ninja rope
A+D-PAD left/right - dig
SELECT - display menu

Main menu:
A/START - select menu item
B/SELECT - go back
L - Load options from config file
R - Save options to config file

Text edit mode:
D-PAD left/right - previous/next letter
D-PAD up/down - change selected letter
R - remove last letter
A/START - store text changes
B/SELECT - reject text changes

In order to modify the availability of weapons in game (selectable, bonus, disabled), go to options->weapon options.
The default is set to provide a balanced gameplay.

To support custom levels, copy them to the following directory (as seen from FTP):
Code: [Select]
/home/.liero/

Nebuleon

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Re: Liero
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2014, 03:52:47 am »
This game reminds me of when some of us played Hase. Really well done as a port, but unfortunately I wouldn't play it too long because the text and characters are both so small. It really looks like it was made for CGA or VGA.

What happens if I set Player 2 to be a human? ;)

zear (OP)

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Re: Liero
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 11:15:43 am »
What happens if I set Player 2 to be a human? ;)
You have a very awkward way of playing against your friend (until we get OTG) :)

It really looks like it was made for CGA or VGA.
It's made for 320x200.

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Re: Liero
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 07:58:28 pm »
Basically this game is a homebrew version of Worms with a "real time action" (no turn-based action)... thanks for the port! :)

Senor Quack

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Re: Liero
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2014, 02:05:07 am »
This game is a lot of fun, thanks Zear :)

Optimus

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Re: Liero
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2014, 04:15:41 pm »
Hoho, I am so waiting to play this! This was so fun on Dingoo.

thefifthgiant

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Re: Liero
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2014, 10:19:07 pm »
This game is great, I'm already addicted! I can't wait until we can have two players on it.  :)

I don't have a problem with the text or characters, but the map is way too small to be useful for me; I can barely even see the pixel that is supposed to be each worm. Is there a way to enlarge the map, maybe using some of the blank screen space?

zear (OP)

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Re: Liero
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2014, 11:26:22 pm »
Is there a way to enlarge the map, maybe using some of the blank screen space?
Not very plausible, because that's not the game window area anymore. The game runs in 320x200, meaning that the top and bottom 20px tall black bars are not accessible for rendering on. And I wouldn't want to modify the game engine to run on full 320x240, since it would influence the original gameplay with a larger player visibility area.

dcervi

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Re: Liero
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2014, 12:18:00 am »
Maybe it could be scaled to 320x240 to use the full screen. It should be easy now with hardware scaling. I don't know, but maybe it looks better that way...

Nebuleon

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Re: Liero
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2014, 12:19:33 am »
Vertical blur over all the image does look better, yes.

thefifthgiant

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Re: Liero
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2014, 06:27:14 pm »
Fair enough, I understand why that isn't an option. However, I only meant that I would want the map at the bottom larger, not the play area. Maybe it will be more visible once it can be connected over hdmi.

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Re: Liero
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2014, 07:01:17 pm »
Maybe it could be scaled to 320x240 to use the full screen. It should be easy now with hardware scaling. I don't know, but maybe it looks better that way...
What about you press power+A?

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Re: Liero
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2014, 06:41:58 pm »
Thank you - looking forward to playing this sprawled on the couch later on...

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Re: Liero
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2014, 10:08:18 am »
thank you for porting this over! Love it! :D

krs one

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Re: Liero
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2015, 09:05:39 pm »
Is there a way to expand the weapons? I remember playing on pc back in the day and it more weapons.

zear (OP)

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Re: Liero
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2015, 11:58:07 am »
No. It was never possible back in the DOS days either. You could only modify the data files and change properties of the existing weapons. I guess that's still possible here, although you'd need to repack the OPK file for that.

krs one

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Re: Liero
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2015, 04:09:20 pm »
I guess someone must of done that. Because I remember over a dozen weapons.

Here I found a site with the weapons list.

http://liero.150m.com/weaponlist.html

 

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