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Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« on: October 16, 2013, 12:02:04 am »

Solarus is an open-source Zelda-like 2D game engine, with that you can create your own adventures and play them on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and now GCW-Zero.

This is a build of Solarus Engine v1.1, a stable version, if you want a development version, please visit this thread.
There are a lot of new features and improvements on this new version, as well as bug fixes, you can see the full changelog here.

Now, there are two official solarus games (quests):



Download (Quests & Engine)
The Legend of Zelda: The mystery of Solarus DX (ZSDX v1.7)
The Legend of Zelda: The mystery of Solarus XD (ZSXD v1.7)

Installing
- Install solarus.opk;
- copy the quest files *anywhere you want (no blank spaces here);
- run the solarus engine;
- locate your data.solarus.zip file and run it.

* As a general rule, I would suggest the following file estructure for the adventure files:
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/media/data/local/share/zsdx/solarus.data.zip
/media/data/local/share/zsxd/solarus.data.zip

Creating
If you have the interest to create your own adventures, I recommend reading the official wiki (most of the content in French).

Source code
Engine - https://github.com/christopho/solarus
ZSDX - https://github.com/christopho/zsdx
ZSXD - https://github.com/christopho/zsxd
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Agrajag

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 12:06:27 pm »
Thanks, I'll be sure to install these if I ever receive my KS Zero.  Odd question: is that a rolling pin behind the Z on the second logo?

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 12:15:47 pm »
Sure it is !

Zelda Solarus XD is a parody of the original ALTTP Zelda that was released as an april fool.  ;D

Agrajag

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 10:16:13 pm »
Ah, I see!  Thanks.

alexei_gp

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2013, 06:02:15 am »
Anyone get working the solarus engine with the update 2013-10-04 for the GCW Zero? always  i run the data solarus i get a black screen...
« Last Edit: October 26, 2013, 06:32:03 am by alexei_gp »

toto

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2013, 09:48:13 pm »
Guys, i'm a little dumb but where do i find solarus.opk?

alexei_gp

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2013, 10:58:31 pm »
You can put the solarus.opk in the internal storage or your sdcard.If you put the opk in the sdcard you need to create first a folder named apps and put there the solarus.opk

About the quest files dont create folder only put the quest files in the root of your sdcard.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2013, 11:00:24 pm by alexei_gp »

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2013, 11:04:53 pm »
Guys, i'm a little dumb but where do i find solarus.opk?

In the first post there are the links to the "Quests + Engine"... you need to go into the downloads section (Download ZSDX or Download ZSXD), then you should find the download links to the engine and quest (GCW Zero version)... ;)

toto

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2013, 05:05:26 pm »
Thanks Gab!

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2013, 09:04:21 pm »
Glad to offer you a little help ! :)

Shin-NiL (OP)

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2013, 09:08:36 pm »
Anyone get working the solarus engine with the update 2013-10-04 for the GCW Zero? always  i run the data solarus i get a black screen...

No problems here. Any output on the log viewer?

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2013, 06:56:02 pm »
Hi,
Good work Shin-Nil.
This is possible do a port for Dingoo A320? or A320 has a hardware limited?

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2013, 09:40:15 pm »
Hello again Brodiaga.

Unfortunately it's not possible, the A320 doesn't like OpenAL, in fact even GCW-Zero doesn't run the engine at full speed.

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2013, 10:42:00 pm »
Ok :( thanks for your reply!

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2013, 03:27:37 pm »
Every time i load the zip file it gives me a black screen then returned me to the file browser, anyone else have this issue or know a fix?

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2013, 04:19:36 pm »
Please make sure that the directory path which the quest file is don't have blank spaces. So if you have a directory named "my dir" on the path change it to "my_dir" or something without blank space or special characters.

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2013, 01:00:50 am »
Has anyone else managed to get out of the starting village? I spent a long time talking to every villager, pushing and pulling on things, and jumping off the one cliff that I can get to. If there's a sword, I can't get to it.

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2013, 12:51:26 pm »
You should buy the sword. More info here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx4ni51pP6A

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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2013, 11:23:42 pm »
http://boards.dingoonity.org/gcw-releases/zelda-trilogy-(roth-olb-and-3t)/

whats the difference between how those opk's are run and how this solarus thing works?

they clearly use the same engine
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Re: Solarus - An ARPG Game Engine
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2013, 04:30:13 pm »
They're completely different projects and don't share the same code.
The Zelda trilogy are games made by fans, while Solarus is a complete engine that lets you create any kind of ARPG, not just Zelda based.

 

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