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[Announce] Zep's Dreamland for Puppy
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SpiceGuid


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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar 2008, 09:13    Post subject:  [Announce] Zep's Dreamland for Puppy
Subject description: A dream empowering experience
 

Hi all,

Jay Bernardo's acclaimed Zep's Dreamland game now officially has a Puppy dotpet package.

The package already includes all user-contibuted levels, so you have no extra download or installation.

Enjoy Smile

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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar 2008, 09:40    Post subject:  

cool, looks like fun
I'm using mini-muppy8 and the package manager chokes saying it has run out of space to install the package. I have over 100MB free. The problem may be the hyphens in the name. I am just running it from inside .packages at the moment and it seems to work fine.

Power to the pet. The packaging format to take over the world, muhahahah.

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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar 2008, 14:16    Post subject:  

My apologies for this little quirk.

If your dotpet is named zeps_dreamland.pet then rename it as zeps-dreamland-1.02.pet and it will complete the install in /root/my-applications.

Hope it helps.
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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar 2008, 18:13    Post subject:  

Actually that doesn't work. Have you managed to install this pet successfully?

I have repackaged this into a pet with .desktop files so that it appears in the fun menu. This includes an icon and some shell script launchers because the application expects to be started from its own directory.

As it is binary software that I haven't compiled myself I am not prepared to host it or take responsibility for its distribution. I presume you have a connection with loomsoft? If you give me an email address I will send it to you.

I am currently running the pet in muppy08 I can get sound but no music. I tested in a clean install of 3.02alpha4 and got an error about a missing synthesiser and no sound. I presume it requires a midi player for the music and maybe sdl for sound?

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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar 2008, 18:36    Post subject:  

Muppy includes SDL, also with Midi-support (the libSDLforDoom I made long time ago, and that works very well, so I never upgraded to newer versions, that basically just had bugfixes for other computer-architectures).
It just does not include the instruments.
You can install the timidity instruments for Muppys version of SDL:
http://dotpups.de/dotpups/Games/LibSDL1.2-MIDI-forDoom.pup
mirror:
http://puppyfiles.ca/dotpupsde/dotpups/Games/LibSDL1.2-MIDI-forDoom.pup

It is quite huge, the download is 9 MB.
SDL based applications then should use it automatically.
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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar 2008, 20:56    Post subject:  

Quote:
Have you managed to install this pet successfully?

Depends what successfully means to you:

  • i have installed it on my Asus EeePC for which i have yet no sound driver anyway
  • yes, the application expects to be started from its own directory so i use ROX-filer, click-wise my-applications is not too far away
  • music is MIDI, the game uses the Allegro framework, as far as i know it doesn't use SDL at all.


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I presume you have a connection with loomsoft? If you give me an email address I will send it to you.

I have authored 16 of the user-contributed levels (using the included level editor), otherwise i have no special accointance with Loomsoft.
It would be wise to submit your enhanced package directly to Jay Bernardo (see the About Loomsoft page).
Moreover he can certainly help you in improving the game experience (especially sound) with Puppy Linux.
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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar 2008, 21:12    Post subject:  

SpiceGuid,
thanks, with that info I found this in the FAQ:

http://tinyurl.com/36rjpf

Maybe their forum or manual has more details.
http://alleg.sourceforge.net/faq.html
http://www.allegro.cc/

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Apr 2008, 18:06    Post subject:  

I wanted to download it. Apparently it's not up now.
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Apr 2008, 02:46    Post subject:  

there is still a link at the bottom of this page
http://www.loomsoft.net/games_zeps_dreamland.shtml

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