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hardware OS4   hardware OS4 : Allegro Bounty Started at AmigaBounty.net
   posted by spotUP on 22-Apr-2007 20:56:21 (3464 reads)
This is a bounty to get the game development library Allegro ported to
AmigaOS 4.0 and possibly the other Amigaish operating systems like Morphos and Aros.
Allegro is very similiar to SDL.
Allegro is a portable library mainly aimed at video game and multimedia
programming, originally started by Shawn Hargreaves.


According to the Oxford Companion to Music, Allegro is Italian for
«quick, lively, bright». It is also a recursive acronym which stands for
«Allegro Low LEvel Game ROutines».

Information and download at the official Allegro homepage:
http://www.talula.demon.co.uk/
Examples of games that could be ported when we get Allegro:
http://www.allegro.cc/

Why?
Loads of games and apps are written using this library. If we would get
this ported
to AmigaOS 4.0 it would make porting of those apps/games a breeze.

Requirements.
None, apart from a willing developer/team. If it's a team we leave it up to
the team to split the money between them how they see fit.

The giftware license
Allegro is gift-ware. It was created by a number of people working in
cooperation, and is given to you freely as a gift. You may use, modify,
redistribute, and generally hack it about in any way you like, and you do
not have to give us anything in return... Click here to read the entire Allegro Giftware license.

Donations can be made via Paypal and this site will be be updated with names and amounts
contributed. I encourage every user who wants more games and applications,
to contribute min. EUR 10,00.

Head over to AmigaBounty and make your donation!
    

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RWO 
Re: Allegro Bounty Started at AmigaBounty.net
Posted on 22-Apr-2007 21:19:28
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I will donate but not untill then end of the month

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Re: Allegro Bounty Started at AmigaBounty.net
Posted on 22-Apr-2007 21:35:06
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There must be a target for this bounty!
In fact every bounty should have a target! Otherwise it's unclear what the boundaries of the bounty are.

It's also unclear why the money is needed and where it will be spend on? Hardware? Development hours? Software licensing?

Please fill the gaps for this bounty.


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Re: Allegro Bounty Started at AmigaBounty.net
Posted on 22-Apr-2007 21:37:02
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OK but...
Why not show us some links of interesting game/multimedia progs?
Some GOOD and NEEDED apps I mean...
Not the first discovered...

Thank you!


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Re: Allegro Bounty Started at AmigaBounty.net
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@Sananaman
There's no target because it is not yet assigned to any developer. As the bounty grows developers should pick up interest in doing the port. There is a deadline and if nothing happens before that people will get their money (minus Paypal fees) back.

- Money is needed to get a developer to do the port to OS4.
- The OS4 port will make porting to MOS/AROS/OS3.9 a quite trivial task and versions for all systems are very welcome.
- Developer will need his own OS4 capable hardware.
- Allegro is licensed as Giftware, no money needed for licenses.

I will make the description on Amigabounty.net a bit more detailed tomorrow.


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Re: Allegro Bounty Started at AmigaBounty.net
Posted on 22-Apr-2007 22:35:04
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@Tuxedo feel free to look through that site, pick a game or app, and I'll gladly try to port it for you once it's done.

But this bounty is not about a single app or game, MANY games and apps depend on Allegro, it's like SDL.

I just donated 10 euro, you should too, if only to see os4depot grow at a much faster rate! That can't be bad can it?


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A few games which use this game development library. Note, their development status varies.

UFO2000, which is inspired by the famous X-COM: UFO Defense game
http://ufo2000.sourceforge.net/

Dune II - The Maker
http://d2tm.duneii.com/

PRIORITY: SURVIVE
http://distortum.mysteria.cz/

Meteor 2, an action game
http://www.jbgames.com/

Dogfight
http://dogfight.kuto.de/

Zelda Classic, a remake of The Legend of Zelda
http://www.zeldaclassic.com/

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Re: Allegro Bounty Started at AmigaBounty.net
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Excellent examples! Zelda Classic is one of the games on my want-to-port list.
Dogfight is actually an old Amiga game that is remade. =)
I remember countless our hours of fun in fron of Dogfight on my A500!


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Re: Allegro Bounty Started at AmigaBounty.net
Posted on 22-Apr-2007 23:32:36
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hmmm...
a game engine?
i'd like to see a donation for something more "usefull".
some new hardware drivers (usb peripherals, usb2.0, firewire, ...)
or bigger projects like cups. all hard to do but that's what a bounty is for... make appetite.

byebye...


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Re: Allegro Bounty Started at AmigaBounty.net
Posted on 23-Apr-2007 0:04:38
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it's not a game engine... it's a cross platform library to draw graphics, play music etc, you can create what you want with it. just like sdl.
without sdl for example, i'd guess we'd have around 800 files on os4depot by now. and 10 games.


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Oh.. and just to make things clear: this ain't assigned to anyone yet. Anyone is free to go for the money!

Last edited by spotUP on 23-Apr-2007 at 12:24 AM.


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Quote:

Click here to read the entire Allegro Giftware license.


Where is the link?

Quote:

Information and download at the official Allegro homepage:
http://www.talula.demon.co.uk/
Examples of games that could be ported when we get Allegro:
http://www.allegro.cc/


Also, are the above two links reversed?

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Allegro vs. SDL

Which one is better?
Which one is faster?
Which one is more powerful?
Which one would win in a cage match fight to the death?


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Posted on 23-Apr-2007 2:56:30
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Eeek! My fault, I forgot the link to the license when posting the news here:
http://www.talula.demon.co.uk/allegro/license.html

Uhm, and I don't have a clue as to why the Allegro link points to the site it does,
the correct one is:
http://www.talula.demon.co.uk/allegro/index.html

could some moderator fix that?

Troels, could you update the bounty site with the correct link to Allegro?

Sorry for this.


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@MichaelMerkel

It is useful, it will make coding with C/C++ much more fun as the library comes with lots of easy to use commands for implementing gfx/sound/etc. So those put of by C due to lack of the type of commands we see in AMOS or BlitzBasic, may find the language more attractive with Allegro installed.

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DiscreetFX will donate $100 to this effort very soon.


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@ChaosLord
Quote:

Allegro vs. SDL

Which one is better?
Which one is faster?
Which one is more powerful?
Which one would win in a cage match fight to the death?


From what I've heard on GameDev.net, SDL is more powerful overall but Allegro is easier to pick up quickly if you're a one-man team. Personally, I'd prefer that somebody would write a wrapper that would allow Allegro source codes to compile using SDL. That way we'd only have to worry about the upgrading of the more powerful one. (Not to mention that SDL 1.3 will take better advantage of OpenGL when it comes out.)

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@DiscreetFX

Wow! That's very generous! Thanx in advance!


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Cool nice to see people support the Allegro bounty.


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