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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 at 2:05 pm
You can now test the Linux (well, for Intel machines) packages for the “CrystalSpace Edition” of YoFrankie. There are basically two ways to obtain it:
- Automatic downloading: go to http://crystalspace3d.org/downloads/YoFrankie/YoFrankie.xml and follow the instructions on screen. This will download all required packages etc. onto your system and has the added advantage that the program can be kept up-to-date automatically as well - i.e. when a change is made, either to the game or CrystalSpace, the changed component is downloaded automatically (and only that) and used. (Note x86_64 users: you need a very recent version of 0install, 0.35 or newer, to run the package. That means you may have to install that manually on some distros.)
- One big package: download http://crystalspace3d.org/downloads/YoFrankie/YoFrankie_run.sh, set it to executable and run it. This is also the file that will go onto the DVD.
These packages were made using 0install which is really pleasant to work with. Also, check out their web page if you want to know what it does to your system (in short: nothing, it won’t mess with your installed software) or anything else.
Update, 2008-09-03: I added a 0install feed that runs YoFrankie without shadows: http://crystalspace3d.org/downloads/YoFrankie/YoFrankie-MQ.xml (this supercedes the tweak posted earlier in this space). Also, watch this space, more updates to the packages will follow. (No big package for now … a new one will be made later. Right now I don’t want to upload 100MB or so every time something small is changed, bear with me.)
Update, 2008-09-03, #2: http://crystalspace3d.org/downloads/YoFrankie/YoFrankie.xml was updated to use a newer (faster) build of the engine which also includes the Ogg Vorbis libraries some people found missing.
Update, 2008-09-10: Another engine update with a few fixes. Also, some additional “quality levels” are available: http://crystalspace3d.org/downloads/YoFrankie/YoFrankie-LQ.xml - “low quality” without reflections, http://crystalspace3d.org/downloads/YoFrankie/YoFrankie-VLQ.xml - “very low quality” with only per vertex lighting. On the other end of the scale, http://crystalspace3d.org/downloads/YoFrankie/YoFrankie-VHQ.xml adds some bloom and HDR.
Small note: if you use 0launch on the command line use the ‘-r’parameter to make sure you see the latest version. If you use the GUI, use “Manage Programs” and the “Update or change version” button to select the latest version. Just so you don’t end up with an older version while thinking you use the latest.