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Freablo - FOSS Diablo

Posted: 25 Apr 2014, 22:18
by wheybags
Unlike pretty much everywhere else I've posted this, I don't think I need to explain the idea of a FOSS engine rewrite here :P
I'm trying to give Diablo the OpenMW treatment :P

So far you can walk around tristram, and the first few levels of random dungeon.
http://freeablo.org/ is the (very basic) website I have for now, and the repo is at http://github.com/wheybags/freeablo.
I know there are a lot of talented developers here, so I am here to scrounge for contributors :3

Re: Freablo - FOSS Diablo

Posted: 25 Apr 2014, 23:11
by raevol
You know what I think you should add, is multiplayer. That'd be a really great feature.

Jokes aside, I'm really excited for this! :) What are you plans regarding moddability? I remember D1 only had one armor set that actually showed on your character, do you think more complex art support will be possible with mods of your engine?

EDIT: I readed your paper, which claims: "It will use the original data files, so as to avoid issues with copyright, but will also support modern file formats, and be a generic engine for games of that style." Very cool.

Re: Freablo - FOSS Diablo

Posted: 25 Apr 2014, 23:18
by wheybags
Eventually I'd like to take the "mod all the things" route :P
Individual item skins would definitely be a cool mod

Re: Freablo - FOSS Diablo

Posted: 26 Apr 2014, 09:08
by potatoesmaster
I wish you success, wheybags. ;)

Re: Freablo - FOSS Diablo

Posted: 26 Apr 2014, 12:18
by Nekochan
That is interesting I hope all will work :)

Re: Freablo - FOSS Diablo

Posted: 26 Apr 2014, 13:19
by werdanith
I followed the instructions, compiled and tried to run it and got this:

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resources\exeversions\versions.ini
File "resources/exeversions/versions.ini" not found
zsh: segmentation fault  ./freeablo

Re: Freablo - FOSS Diablo

Posted: 26 Apr 2014, 14:21
by wheybags
Ah yes, sorry, you have to copy the resources folder to the folder you run it from for now

Re: Freablo - FOSS Diablo

Posted: 26 Apr 2014, 14:36
by werdanith
wheybags wrote:Ah yes, sorry, you have to copy the resources folder to the folder you run it from for now
Works now. :)
Good luck with the project. I'll be keeping an eye on it.

Re: Freablo - FOSS Diablo

Posted: 26 Apr 2014, 18:37
by Zedd
Hey, where are the screenshots ;) ?

Good luck, you seem to have done quite a lot already!

Re: Freablo - FOSS Diablo

Posted: 26 Apr 2014, 20:35
by wheybags
There's a 2560x1440 screenshot here: http://wheybags.netsoc.ie/freeablo.png :3