Postal Source Code

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  1. LuSimon

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    I remeber a few months ago petit seb was very keen on porting postal 1 to the pandora, and RWS ended up not releasing the source code anytime soon, I've asked them recetly about the source code on their new trailer of POSTAL REDUX
    and they said the following:

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    Rolho Bodo 2 days ago
    Now that Postal Redux is just coming out in a few days, could you guys from RWS release the source code of the original Postal? I mean wouldnt it be amazing to have Postal runninng on a toaster? or even better... Running on a scissor? :D

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    Running With Scissors 2 days ago
    +Rolho Bodo Totally, not sure when but we've been meaning to arrange this for a while now.

    I'll keep an open eye to when they do release it. Btw their remake of Postal 1 looks awesome.
     
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    This game blew me away when I first tried it.
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  4. Magic Sam

    Magic Sam Forever Homebrew

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    Hi all :)

    I never played these games before, so that would be a great opportunity indeed !

    @LuSimon : we're only talking about Postal 1 (the isometric title), right ? Is there any plans regarding the 3D sequel ?

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     
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    Hi Magic Sam, it would indeed be absolutelly superb if they released the source code of POSTAL 2 (it's a fucking masterpiece one of my favourite pc games of all time) but unfortunetly they dont have any plans to release it anytime soon even if they did, the game runs on the Unreal engine 2.0 and as far as I know even "Epic Games" dont have any plans to make their engine open source...

    And yes we're onlly talking about the original Postal it's game engine was made from the ground up by Running With Scissors themselves, quite an impressive fit for an indie team of about 15 people in 1997 to make their own handcrafted game engine for such a polemic game. But the engine is still very solid and even allows for Twin Stick controlls, very cool.

    By the way please do play their games, you wont regret it! I guarantee that to you!
    Specially in Postal 2 you'll have plenty of fun, the game never get's old and the devolopers still support it after so many years, there are so many details and secrets in that game that is hard to describe in a coherent sentence, just know that you'll get a tremendous bang for your buck and lot's of well spent hours with no gimmicks, Postal games are a tremendous escape to relieve some anger in a healthy way.

    I'll totally get Postal Redux as soon as it gets released on gog.com
     
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    I was in contact with the authors of thoses. I'm still waiting for Postal 1 sources :(
     
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    Magic Sam Forever Homebrew

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    Hi all :)

    @LuSimon : I'm about to buy Postal 1 on GOG.com. What would be the best way to play that game nowadays on GNU/Linux x86_64 ?

    Is the Linux port by Loki still around, somewhere ?

    @ptitSeb : I really hope you'll be able to play with the sources soon !

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     
  8. Letalis Sonus

    Letalis Sonus Very Active Member

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    RWS already directly ported 1 & 2 to Linux, there's no need for that old Loki version.
     
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    @Magic Sam : I have just sent a new mail... Wait and see (and hope).
     
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    Hi :)
    The problem is that GOG doesn't ship the Linux port with their Postal distribution (I just bought it btw). Any idea where I could find it ? I have already tried the archived Loki Games web page and icculus.org, but to no avail. Maybe I should ask RWS directly ?

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     
  11. Klumpen

    Klumpen Run away! Run away!

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    Yes please, we need more people asking them about the Linux ports on GOG, I didn't even know that there are Linux ports of it.
    PlayOnLinux has a configuration for GOG's installer of Postal 2 btw but native would be much better.
     
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    @Klumpen : I have just sent both RWS and GOG an email about this issue :)

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     
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    Any reason why this is in the Pyra specific section?, Postal 1 would most likely play fine on the Pandora if ever open sourced.
     
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    Things are progressing... Stay tuned.
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    Hi all !

    @ptitSeb : /me raises his hand frantically to be part of the beta test (I bought the game at GOG some time ago) ;)

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     
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    @Magic Sam : sure. I haven't completely finished or packaged yet, but I own only the Steam version, so it's interesting to also test the GoG version.
     
  17. LuSimon

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    Hell yeah!!!



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    Personally I think your version of the game might not work because the latest version of Postal 1 runs native on windows (no Dosbox) and on steam it was updated to work with Xbox 360 controller, it has twin stick controlls and supports widescreen. In case the source code that petitseb has the newt features of the last update then you might run into trouble with getting the game to run on pandora but you might get it working.

    As far as I know that update isnt yet avaible in the version destributed at gog.com, but I might be wrong, and you wont have any trouble at all.
     
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    There are indeed quite a lot of version. I can compile other version the the "Postal_2015" but I still need to now wich one to launch.

    @Magic Sam : once you install your version, in the Postal folder, you should see a .INI file. I need to now it's name (and I will try to deduct the version from that). On the Steam version it's POSTAL.INI (all caps yes).
     
  19. Letalis Sonus

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    Such new features and porting effort shouldn't have any influence on the actual data, though. Games usually keep their code and data entirely separated, as long as there is no new content it shouldn't matter which version you use for the data part - at least theoretically.
     
  20. Magic Sam

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    Hi all :)

    @ptitSeb : I'll give you that piece of information ASAP !

    Cheers, Magic Sam
    --- Double Post Merged, May 26, 2016, Original Post Date: May 26, 2016 ---
    @ptitSeb : here you go :)

    Postal Plus.ini

    And its contents:

    ; Postal Plus
    ; NOTE: Be careful when modifying this file!
    [Video]
    EditorViewHeight=480
    EditorViewWidth=640
    GameFilmScale=1.000000
    Type=DirectX
    GammaVal=155
    UseCurrentDeviceDimensions=0
    [Audio]
    Type=WINMM
    DeviceBufTime=300
    DeviceRate=22050
    DeviceBits=16
    [Paths]
    CD=C:\GOG Games\Postal Classic and Uncut\
    HD=C:\GOG Games\Postal Classic and Uncut\
    VD=C:\GOG Games\Postal Classic and Uncut\
    Sound=C:\GOG Games\Postal Classic and Uncut\
    Game=C:\GOG Games\Postal Classic and Uncut\
    Hoods=C:\GOG Games\Postal Classic and Uncut\
    [Game]
    RecentViolence=11
    UseCrossHair=0
    RecentDifficulty=5
    [Input]
    UseJoystick=0
    MouseSensitivityY=1.000000
    MouseSensitivityX=1.000000
    TapRotationDegrees=10.000000
    StillFastTurnRate=240.000000
    StillSlowTurnRate=180.000000
    RunTurnRate=300.000000
    WalkTurnRate=240.000000
    UseMouse=1
    [Keys]
    Mines=0
    Flamer=9
    Napalm=8
    Molotovs=7
    Heatseekers=6
    Missiles=5
    Grenades=4
    SprayCannon=3
    Shotgun=2
    MachineGun=1
    NoWeapon=Left Quote
    Suicide=K
    Execute=X
    Rejuvenate=Space
    Duck=F
    Fire2=None
    Fire=Control
    Strafe2=None
    Strafe1=Alt
    Run2=None
    Run1=Shift
    Backward=S
    Forward=W
    Right=D
    Left=A
    [Mouse]
    Mines=None
    Flamer=None
    Napalm=None
    Molotovs=None
    Heatseekers=None
    Missiles=None
    Grenades=None
    SprayCannon=None
    Shotgun=None
    MachineGun=None
    NoWeapon=None
    Suicide=None
    Execute=None
    Rejuvenate=None
    Duck=None
    Fire2=None
    Fire=Left
    Strafe2=None
    Strafe1=Middle
    Run2=None
    Run1=None
    Backward=None
    Forward=Right
    Right=None
    Left=None
    [Joystick]
    Mines=None
    Flamer=None
    Napalm=None
    Molotovs=None
    Heatseekers=None
    Missiles=None
    Grenades=None
    SprayCannon=None
    Shotgun=None
    MachineGun=None
    NoWeapon=None
    Suicide=None
    Execute=None
    Rejuvenate=None
    Duck=D
    Fire2=None
    Fire=A
    Strafe2=None
    Strafe1=C
    Run2=None
    Run1=B
    Backward=None
    Forward=None
    Right=None
    Left=None
    [Multiplayer]
    HostKillLimit=20
    HostTimeLimit=0
    HostRejuvenate=1
    HostResetScoresEachLevel=1
    HostMaxPlayers=16
    HostMinBandwidth=0
    Bandwidth=1
    Color=0
    Protocol=1
    Port=61663
    HostName=Postal Host Name
    Name=Dude
    Server=10.11.12.13
    [Realms]
    File=res/levels/Postal Plus realms.ini
    [Features]
    PlayAmbientSounds=1
    VolumeDistance=1
    ParticleEffects=1
    3DLighting=1
    XRayEffect=1
    AlphaBlend=1
    [Volumes]
    SUFFERING=8
    PAIN=8
    SHOUTING=8
    DEMON=8
    AMBIENT=8
    DESTRUCTION=8
    FEEDBACK=8
    WEAPONS=8
    SOUNDTRACK=8
    GENERAL=8
    [Demo]
    InitialTimeOut=60000
    PersistentTimeOut=60000
    NumAvailable=3
    [Title]
    Duration1=4000
    Duration2=4000
    Duration3=4000
    Duration4=4000
    [Can]
    TakeSnapShots=1
    [Debug]
    DisplayInfo=0

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     

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