Flight Commander + Linux

eddieb

Vice Admiral
Hi all,

After a few days of playing with Linux, I've got a first cut at Flight Commander running on Linux. And here's a screenshot.

fclinux.png
 

Maj.Striker

Swabbie
Banned
Good job...although I don't use or like Linux I know there are several that do. :) Speaking of Flight Commander...just how easy is it for a non-programmer to modify? Give me a quick rundown if you would...Thanks!
 

MamiyaOtaru

Spaceman
Looking forward to trying it out :)

You're trying it out on Knoppix? Have you installed it to the hard drive or are you doing all your linux dev off of a liveCD? :eek:

Thanks for your efforts porting, I really appreciate it.
 

Aron Figaro

Spaceman
Well done. *applauds* Question: how's it handle on software-rendered mode? I have an ATI card and Ubuntu, but an excessively overpowered machine. :p
 

AKAImBatman

Spaceman
Awesome! What are you using to replace the speech synth? (Or is that just turned off?) And when can we expect an even more awesome (and useful!) Mac port? ;)

Scratch that. When do we get to play? :D
 

eddieb

Vice Admiral
Maj.Striker said:
Good job...although I don't use or like Linux I know there are several that do. :) Speaking of Flight Commander...just how easy is it for a non-programmer to modify? Give me a quick rundown if you would...Thanks!
Very easy, there's a gui mission editor, with no programming required. All image files can be pngs, bmps, or jpegs, sounds are .wavs and mp3s, movies are .avis. You can edit ship stats with a text editor. The point is it's very easy to mod.
 

eddieb

Vice Admiral
Aron Figaro said:
Well done. *applauds* Question: how's it handle on software-rendered mode? I have an ATI card and Ubuntu, but an excessively overpowered machine. :p

It's sluggish without a real driver. I'm not sure if I want to try installing the nvidia driver on knoppix yet, it doesn't look very user friendly, unless you guys have an easy .deb I could find.
 

eddieb

Vice Admiral
AKAImBatman said:
Awesome! What are you using to replace the speech synth? (Or is that just turned off?) And when can we expect an even more awesome (and useful!) Mac port? ;)

Scratch that. When do we get to play? :D
Don't have access to a mac, volunteers welcome, though. Besides my little fun diversion on linux, I'd like to get turret ai reasonable, then its 1.1 release time.
 

eddieb

Vice Admiral
MamiyaOtaru said:
Looking forward to trying it out :)

You're trying it out on Knoppix? Have you installed it to the hard drive or are you doing all your linux dev off of a liveCD? :eek:

Thanks for your efforts porting, I really appreciate it.

Everything off the livecd, no changes to my hard disk at all. I'm still quite the linux newbie (all of 3 days now).
 
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