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The nuts and bolts => Multimedia & Games => Topic started by: tomh38 on January 16, 2008, 02:30:54 pm

Title: xgalaga
Post by: tomh38 on January 16, 2008, 02:30:54 pm
Does anybody know where I can find a recent version of xgalaga for Slackware/VL?  There's one for Slack 10.0, which installs and works, but the window is tiny (the Debian version is or can be full screen).  I've tried compiling it but there are errors when using gcc 4.  Also, I want the cheat codes on  ;D and can't figure out how to do that at all.  If anybody knows of a package (Google was no help) I would greatly appreciate it.

I'll put in a package request if nobody knows of one, but I hate to do that over something so trivial.

Tom
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: exeterdad on January 16, 2008, 05:13:26 pm
I couldn't find a package.  But I did dissect a source rpm with lot's of patches.  It's very do-able I think. Lemme play with it and see what I can do. :)

I hastily built it just fine, but I must of done something wrong because it segfaults when running it.
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: tomh38 on January 16, 2008, 05:20:52 pm
Thanks exeterdad,

Anything you can do would be great.

Tom
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: exeterdad on January 16, 2008, 05:30:28 pm
I should of said I did a Wham-bam patch and build.  It did compile but the patches are Debianized like heck so I need to analyze what the patches are doing.  I'm sure I can get it worked out, but it's family time at the moment :)

No problem BTW, you know I love ya.  Not in that uncomfortable way.  Just had to make that clear :D
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: tomh38 on January 17, 2008, 04:31:32 am
You see, that doesn't make me uncomfortable.  You know why?  Because I want this game, that's why.  At this point nothing would make me uncomfortable.  I would pose for photos wearing that embarrassing Tron suit to get xgalaga.  Not that anybody wants to see that, no they don't.
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: exeterdad on January 17, 2008, 07:29:54 am
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I would pose for photos wearing that embarrassing Tron suit
A bit too much information my friend.

What happens at home, stays at home Okay?

 :D
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: tomh38 on January 17, 2008, 07:48:15 am
Whoa ... did I really write that!?!  Whoops.  ;D
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on January 17, 2008, 09:28:41 am
I used to play xgalaga back when I played games and such. I'm going to look into this matter when I hook up my computer (recently moved back into dormitory).
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: tomh38 on January 17, 2008, 09:41:54 am
I normally don't play computer games (except for chess) but I was 14 in 1981 when the original Galaga came out, which is right in the zone for a guy to become completely hooked on a video game (ages 6-45) so for that reason I'm still completely hooked on this thing.  Thanks for the help, exeterdad and Hanu/Epic.

Tom
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: exeterdad on January 17, 2008, 09:55:52 am
Getting closer.  It's calling for a font we don't have.  Looking.....
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: exeterdad on January 17, 2008, 09:58:23 am
I have a interest in this game also.  I have this handheld-joystick-arcade-looking thingie that hooks to my TV with Galaga, Ms Packman, Pole position and 2 others I can't remember the name for.  But it really is true to the original games.  We play it often.
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: exeterdad on January 17, 2008, 12:38:17 pm
I GOT IT!!!!  My eyes and brain hurt now.  But I got it!
I built it on a dirty machine, so I'm not giving it to you yet.  I'll set up a chroot and package it properly. Hopefully tomorrow.  I'm out of "Geek Time" for now.

BTW Fullscreen and joystick support :)
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: tomh38 on January 17, 2008, 12:54:17 pm
Hey there ... exeterdad ... easy now, didn't want you to hurt your brain.  Do you need an MRI for that?  Or maybe some ibuprofen?

Seriously though, thanks for doing all the work on this.  I'm in your debt.

Tom
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: exeterdad on January 17, 2008, 01:16:06 pm
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I'm in your debt.

Oh really??  ;D

Now you in your Tron costume won't do a dang thing for me, but you in your "Wonder woman"  costume on the VL front page might do wonders for our traffic!!

Heh, heh...  *evil grin*
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: tomh38 on January 17, 2008, 01:55:22 pm
Or ...

I could set up a web cam of my next door neighbor (young professional woman) who walks around her apartment - with the blinds drawn - in her birthday suit and you could put that on the main VL page.  That would do more for web traffic than me in any kind of outfit.

I just realized that if GrannyGeek or one of the other women sees this post, they'll kill me - but, hey, I've had a good run.

Tom

P.S.  Did I really write "birthday suit?"  What I meant was naked.
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: GrannyGeek on January 17, 2008, 10:19:08 pm
I could set up a web cam of my next door neighbor (young professional woman) who walks around her apartment - with the blinds drawn - in her birthday suit and you could put that on the main VL page.  That would do more for web traffic than me in any kind of outfit.

If the blinds are drawn, how do you know she walks around her apartment naked?

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I just realized that if GrannyGeek or one of the other women sees this post, they'll kill me - but, hey, I've had a good run.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.<g>
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: tomh38 on January 18, 2008, 05:16:54 am
Whatever I wrote, I meant that you can see through the windows.  The blinds, curtains, etc., are open.  This is for real.  Apparently she doesn't care.  I've gotten to the point where I'm not constantly looking to see if she's home.

D'oh!  Caught by GrannyGeek!  I'm a deader!  ;D
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: exeterdad on January 18, 2008, 06:09:42 am
Maybe we should of stuck with the "Wonder Woman" idea.  Might of kept you out of the hot seat with our respected ladies.  :D
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: tomh38 on January 18, 2008, 06:42:28 am
Once I get the game we can negotiate about what I'll pose for.   ;D
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: exeterdad on January 18, 2008, 09:28:48 am
Sorry I didn't upload earlier.  http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=5338.msg36471#msg36471
Merry Freak'n belated Christmas!

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Once I get the game we can negotiate about what I'll pose for.
Okay, you've got the game.  You're posing for Playgirl, end of discussion.
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: tomh38 on January 18, 2008, 09:35:29 am
Thanks for the game, exeterdad!

Well, I can audition for Playgirl, but whether they'll accept me is highly doubtful.  ;)
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: exeterdad on January 18, 2008, 09:39:23 am
I was honestly going to make it one of "those" mags.  But couldn't think of a name of one.  :D
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: tomh38 on January 18, 2008, 10:17:54 am
You mean like "Flabby 40s XXX"?

Say, I hate to bother you with this ... but since I'm posing nude for this anyway, did you enable the cheat codes?  Are there even cheat codes in this version?  I looked at main.c, but I know nothing about C, and all I saw was stuff like #IM_A_BIG_FAT_CHEATER, and then a bunch of stuff which meant nothing to me.

One of the places I found reference to the cheat codes was here:  http://www.interopsystems.com/community/tm.aspx?m=5704 (http://www.interopsystems.com/community/tm.aspx?m=5704)

Anyway, just curious.  Thanks again for all the work.

Tom
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on January 18, 2008, 10:51:41 am
You'll probably have to put -DIM_A_BIG_FAT_CHEATER in an appropriate variable in the Makefile, or define it in a common header...
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: exeterdad on January 18, 2008, 10:56:43 am
I added this after ./configure
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echo '#define IM_A_BIG_FAT_CHEATER 1' >> config.h

Now we have cheat codes.  It works!  Kinda fun!  I'll upload after rounding up some lunch for us.
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: exeterdad on January 18, 2008, 01:24:17 pm
New package is in the repos.
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: tomh38 on January 18, 2008, 02:49:37 pm
Thanks again exeterdad!
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: tomh38 on January 18, 2008, 03:58:46 pm
Remember kids ... cheating is wrong!  ;)
Title: Re: xgalaga
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on January 19, 2008, 02:11:04 pm
Remember kids ... cheating is wrong!  ;)

I'm in infinite ammo mode right now.

Actually, I'm mad bored.