Saturday, June 02, 2007

Time Catches Up With Us All

One of the principle reasons any open source [game] developer should use a service like Sourceforge is longevity and posterity. If you host your own stuff, likelyhood is that you will move on in life and said self hosting resource becomes unavailable. Such has happened to RG Pro Hockey, a rather amazing looking open source 3D ice hockey simulation that is no longer accessible on it's former homepage. Now it is up to people like us (me?) to chase down the author or find somebody who has a copy of the code, and then get it on Sourceforge before it's lost to the winds of time.

EDIT - somebody has since gotten RG Pro on Sourceforge. :-)

If hockey is your thing then perhaps Ice Hockey Manager (Java) might be up your street. It's not mine so I'll leave it at that.

Speaking of 3D... there is a 3D client in the works for Daimonin. I had heard about it before but never looked deeper into it, but I found myself browsing the Daimonin forums today and the 3D client has it's own dedicated section! However development is slow so it's more intrigue than interest that brings it to my attention. There are screenshots, a brief gameplay video (the significance of which it is client and server), and of course code - so it's not vaporware - but definitely needs more impetus if it is ever going to become a replacement for the current Daimonin client.

Lemming Ball Z might get a new release soon. Dragon Ball Z meets Lemmings - destructable terrain, multiplayer, AI, lots of blood, it is fun by all accounts although I have never played it myself. The next version adds decapitations... that sounds interesting. :-)

I had something else to say but I forgot it... damn!


Wonderclutch said...

"Principal" reason dude.. principal.

Love your blog! ;)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links to these games, I didn't even know they exist until now. They look very promising 8)

Speaking of unknown games ... OpenAnno is searching for developers, artists and general new project members AFAIK:

Jake said...

LBZ looks like a blast!

great linkage!

Cellfisher said...

If you host your own stuff, likelyhood is that you will move on in life

Is that supposed to be a bad thing? ;-)

Rak said...

Here's an image of the code for RG Pro Hockey:

Looked like a good base for all sorts of 3D sports games, shame it wasn't continued.

Not sure if there is a more recent version floating around.

Andrew said...

Some people just really don't get Sourceforge which is suppose to be a storage facility for open source software.

Even if the author is gone the code still lives. That is the idea.

I have seen numerous people complaining that:
- they can not delete their sourceforge project.
- that sourceforge is full of dead projects.

That is not the point. The point is to keep available what work you have done in case someone else wants to pick it up, if they deleted projects and source code then it is not keeping it available for future generations.

Check out this link

Primary examples of what I am talking about....

"SourceForge is crap, I've moved to [link]. Complain to sourceforge regarding the fact that they refuse to delete projects here: [link]"

That is not the point of sourceforge duh!

Charles said...

Does anyone have the file from Jun 9th?

It may be in the Wayback machine (*/, but it isn't retrieving it currently.

Free Gamer said...

It's available from here:

Charles said...

I can see the source code in CVS, but do not see the, or the media files. Am I just overlooking something?

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