Release Dungeon Master / Chaos Strikes Back / Etc For Pandora :)


skeezix

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Dungeon Master was the first mouse driven 3d first person RPG -- it created the genre that is popular today. Eye of the Beholder was directly (and they had were proud of it) a clone (for the PC, while DM/CSB were originally for Atari ST and Amiga, and later PC.)

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These run full screen or windowed on Pandora and, with the touchscreen acting as mouse (plus pandora specific keybindings to make it more convenient.)

The two games are included in the package; other dungeon packs can be gotten from around the net.

The history of CSB4Win project is the author disassembled the ST version, then rewrite it line by line directly to C, and then refactored for years to turn it into a piece of code you could follow; he also extended it, to allow the engine more space to work in, do video recording for speedruns, and so on. Once the file format of the dungeons was cracked open, editors appeared and you can get many dozen of new dungeons to play through, including some all new game 'total conversions'; theres really a lot to chew on here!

The pandora port was done by a fine lad over in the dmweb forum, and he's worked very hard on this .. had to rewrite the audio routines and he's been busting bugs in the main engine and so on. I didn't do anything here beyond moral support, so all kudos are to him :)

Get it here:
http://www.diamondsword.de/csb/csbwin-11.059rc1.pnd

Feel free to pop it into dl.openhandhelds, but it may not be appropriate for app-store.

Legal: The original game developers (FTL) of DM/CSB have very kindly turned their eye for projects like this; they've emailed that distributing files for free and fan service is okay, but they aren't officially allowed to say anything, nor is anythign commercial anywhere near permitted. Hence, the original games are in this package, but its a little grey. Head over to the DMWeb site to nab dozens of other dungeon packs you can drop into the appdata to enable. (Those are not included, since explicit licensing from the dungeon creator, or if they re-used artwork etc, is unknown, so that wouldn't be kocher to include in the package.)

Enjoy.. this is one of the greats :)

jeff
 

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I just LOVE these games !

These games made me play RGP on tables (yes the true ones, with dice, paper, pizzas ect...).

I try at once !
 

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That's great! I've always wanted to play these through properly (never got far on Amiga back then), and this is the perfect vehicle. Thanks!
 

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What an amazing project!

I 'wasted' a year of life playing this when I was about 14! Wow, can't wait to try this out...guess I'll have to though!
 

iampanis

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Awesome, this finally makes up for the fact that the Lynx port of EOTB was never released. ;)
 

johnmy

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Wow - this is really cool, have only had a chance to have a quick go on it, but I love how the controls are mapped out and it's great to have a working touchscreen too!

Kudos to the guy who ported this, it is awesome!
 

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Top job, very playable, tried to get it going on the ST emu but wasn't as good as this is...
 

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skeezix said:
Can someone stuff the link up onto the Wiki, so it doesn't get lost?

jeff
Done.

Is there a thread where this was originally announced, though? I was forced to put a "?" for the port author in the wiki, because you didn't actually mention his identity.

Also, I tried Googling and didn't find a "dmweb" forum.
 
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Esn said:
skeezix said:
Can someone stuff the link up onto the Wiki, so it doesn't get lost?

jeff
Done.

Is there a thread where this was originally announced, though? I was forced to put a "?" for the port author in the wiki, because you didn't actually mention his identity.

Also, I tried Googling and didn't find a "dmweb" forum.
Paul R. Stevens (prsteven@facstaff.wisc.edu) http://dmweb.free.fr/?q=node/851
I guess my google is better than yours :p
 
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Hmm, I may be wrong but Paul R. Stevens is CSBWin's original author, not the Pandora porter.
 

skeezix

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Fireball registered over at OPBoards and posted; he's the Pandora porter:
http://boards.openpandora.org/index.php?/topic/2667-dungeon-master-chaos-strikes-back-etc-for-pandora/

For all things Dungeon Master, hit the DMWeb:
http://dmweb.free.fr/

They've a forum, and hit the CSBWin -> Linux subboard for some threads about this; look for Ful Ir as the porter there :)

jeff
 

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Fireball said:
I now also finally made it over here.

Hello everyone :)

thanks for the port! DM is one of my favorite games! looks like ill be converting from an RTC user to a CSBWin (or is it CSBPan now??) user.
 
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