Thursday, April 10, 2008

sil-ver-tree, arr-pee-gee

SilverTree, buggy and ugly but stable and promising!
SilverTree RPG dead? It's forum full of porn (nsfw) spam (nsfw)? Today I got a letter from Anok (name not changed), asking about the whereabouts of SilverTree's devs and whether the project did evaporate or not, and I say "Stand back lady, I'll handle this!" ;)

Well, I have to say that the inconsistency between the google code project, the forum, the web page and the Gna! project is a bit confusing, but SilverTree seems to be pretty stable and working.

There are lots of sensible-gameplay-impossible-making bugs, but as I said, the game is stable and the major problem seems not to be the code, but rather the media. It definitely needs more 3D models and prettier textures and sounds and music. Very nice about SilverTree is how easy it is to compile it. Here's a little introduction set for ya'll:

Getting the source? Easy as pie! svn checkout silvertree and wait. Compiling? Easy as cake! ./configure, wait, install missing libraries, ./configure again, wait, make, wait. Playing the game? Easy as brownies! src/silvertree, play. Creating new content? Easy as muffins! src/editor/silvertree-editor (for the editor to work you will need to pay extra attention to ./configure's output, for example you'll need libqt-dev) Read the README and get additional info in the SilverTree wiki

The menus aren't pretty, please help, oh 2D artists out there!

The editor is cool, it's simple and just works! I played around with it, because that was satisfying for me. Now I share my hard, hard work with you. Enjoy! =D


Anonymous said...

Dave (lead dev) isn't an artist. He has been focusing on the gameplay and balance, whereas he is relying on the community to provide the graphics. Unfortunately, the community hasn't yet caught on as much as they have on his other game, Battle for Wesnoth. Hopefully, some of those artists will move over and start contributing to SilverTree.

qubodup said...

yep, I hope so too =)

Joshua Maines AKA FJGamer said...

The game looks fine as it is. Awesome blog btw.

Anonymous said...

iWin are so interesting and fantastic...

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