Paul Sutton

Games

lichess.org • Free Online Chess

If you like playing chess then this may be of interest, you can sign up, start a game, play against a computer or other people.

There is a group of people on IRC Now if you are looking for people to play against.

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#Games,#Strategy.#Chess,#IRCNow

Minetest – Minecraft clone

*An open source voxel game engine. Play one of our many games, mod a game to your liking, make your own game, or play on a multiplayer server.

This could be a great way to start programming and collaborating with others, could be something that can be discussed at the Paignton Library STEM group (see links below).

We do have two Raspberry Pi's, which we could install Minetest, Lua along with other related software. We just need people with the right expertise to help, either in person or virtually.

If you do come to the STEM group with the view to doing this then you will need to bring your own Laptop, Raspberry Pi or other device with you. We don't have Minetest installed on the computers at the library.

Image from website (Embed).

Minetest Screenshot

Available for :-

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • GNU/Linux
  • FreeBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • DragonFly BSD
  • Android.

Links

Learning and Modding

First step with this is probably going to be learning to program in Lua. The following may provide some useful links for this.

Developer Links

Other

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#Games.#FreeSoftware,#Voxel,#Minetest,#Lua

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Nethack vultures-eye 1

Nethack is a very popular game amongst some techy groups. Normal Nethack is a text based game. However vultures-eye, adds some basic 3d isometric graphics to the game, making it more accessible to people.

As you explore, you come across, monsters and other residents in the dungeon, some are friendly others not so, you need to discover all this as you explore the many rooms, corridors in the game.

nethack

Depending on your character type you get a companion with you. Here the player is a knight accompanied by a horse.

I have the game working on FreeBSD, so these notes / screenshots are copied over from my FreeBSD install.

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nethack

Gold (zorkomids) are the main currency, you need this to buy new goods, and receive this if you sell something.

nethack

Shops are a place to buy or sell goods.

nethack

You can see your full inventory, detailing what you are carrying, wearing or how much currency you have.

nethack

While the game maps help you keep track of where you are.

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nethack

When you die, you can view all the stats on how you performed during the game.

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nethack

One of the many stairways down to the next level of the dungeon, you can go up and down these as you wish. The upper most level (1) has a stairway to the outside world, choose this, your game ends. Onwards and downwards, it has to be.

CONFIGURATION

Under FreeBSD the main configuration file can be found at ./vulture/vulture.conf

However other options can be found in /usr/local/lib/vulture-nethackdir/config

vulture.conf.

So taking a look at the local configuration file, you can set up screensize, sound, sound effects etc. This is pretty much self explanatory.

screen_xsize=800
screen_ysize=600
fullscreen=0
play_music=1
play_effects=1
wall_style=full
wall_opacity=0.8
recenter_after_movement=1
show_helpbar=1
show_actionbar=1
show_minimap=1
use_standard_inventory=0
use_standard_objmenus=0
messagelines=5
no_key_translation=0
highlight_cursor_square=1
debug=0
macro1=n100.
macro2=n20s

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Warmux

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Warmux is a clone of the turn based artillery game Worms, which was very popular Team17 game from the 90's. This works really well on my set up and is a fun distraction.

Warmux Screenshot

Menuscreen showing various options

Warmux Screenshot

Ingame screen

Warmux Screenshot

Ingame screen

Warmux Screenshot

Ingame screen

REFERENCES

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#YearOfTheFediverse,#Games,Strategy,#Warmux, #FreeSoftware

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0AD Screenshots

So following on from the recent mini games conference talk on 0ad. The video for the talk is below

0ad talk

I am including below a few screenshots from the game.

Opening Screen Opening Screen Main building Main Building, to build units Roman Warship Roman warship

#Games,#0ad,#screenshots,#minidebconf,#video

Rocks and Diamonds : Conveyor Belt 2

So moving on with designing levels. This is a slightly more involved example of what is possible.

But it does show what is possible with a little planning etc.

Sometimes, it is useful to also sketch out what you would like from a level. This also helps with the design process.

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Rocks and Diamonds : Conveyor Belt 1

A conveyor belt can be very useful, move objects towards you, or away for example. They are also a cool way to add a challenge your level.

A basic example

With a slightly more advanced example here

So you need to move the rocks to get to the key.

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Rocks and Diamonds : Bombs

So by now you have got the general idea. To expand on Dynamite, there are also bombs. These explode when either dropped or have something dropped on them (e.g a rock)

So here I have already added some more wall and to add to the puzzle element you need to drop the rock on to the bomb. Timing here is important.

As with dynamite, a bomb will destroy the 8 squares around it when detonated.

As an extension to this, lets go the other way round and drop a rock on a bomb, see what happens and fix any issues that come from this.

From this, you see why testing is important. But also making sure you are not making it too easy for the player.

#games,#rocksndiamonds,#level,#bombs