Welcome, thank you for showing interest in helping with the Rustic Classics!
In order to help with the Rustic Classics I would like you to contact
me personally, telling me what you want to do. By doing this, I can
make sure only one person at a time is doing a certain task, and I will
be able to give further guidance to the project.
The source code can be downloaded here.
If this project gets too large I will likely move it to sourceforge.
Current Rustic Classic Developers:
How the code is currently organized and what it is made with:
- Philip Hassey - C++ & Java & Website (perl) - the 11 existing Rustics, and everything else
- "Crazy Ben" Henshaw - Java - working on Pong for the Java Edition
Things you can do:
- The Java Edition is made with Java. However, the current Java
edition may be tossed eventually.
- The C++ Edition is made with C++.
- DJGPP in particular, using Allegro for graphics.
- In the C++ Ed. the Allegro graphic and sound routines are wrapped with
various C++ classes so they can eventually be easily ported back to Java.
- All graphics are resolution independant (to some extent).
- There is a level and graphic editor already created for the Rustics.
Thanks for your help. Please contact me
for further information!
- Write a new game for the C++ Rustic Classics!
All games must:
- Be able to have 4 player action at once
- Be fun
- Not be too hard to play
- Be resolution independant
- Better code & everything documentation. That's prolly my job.
- Get the C++ Edition working under Linux.
Get a Windows binary out, maybe with those neato resizeable windows.
- Port the "game-engine" code back to Java, so that levels, images,
and fonts can be loaded from files as in the C++ Edition.
- Create a perl (or anything) script that can quickly and accurately
convert the C++ games back into Java.
- In the "new" Java version, get scores saved on the website.
- Fix bugs in games, or make them better.
- Eliminate redundant code, clean up code.
- Write a new game for the Java Rustic Classics... not as
prefered as a C++ one, as I'm hoping to toss out the current Java
code for the Rustics and start over as implied above at some point.
But I'm sure if you make something nifty in Java, and all this
stuff ever happens, we'd be able to port it to C++ pretty easily,
as long as you don't do anything too crazy. ;-)
- Send me marbles.