Linux source

Moderated discussion about Uplink

Moderators: bert_the_turtle, jelco, Chris, Icepick, Rkiver, Punisher Bass

Freejack
level1
level1
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2003 7:07 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Postby Freejack » Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:23 am

Hello everyone, as a loyal fan of uplink and Linuxuser (Debian GNU/Linux), I'm very frustrated that all uplink mods are for windows . Is there a chance to release the linux sourcecode? As a student of computer science, I'm thinking about to port some mod (previously the FBImod) to linux. As far as I know uplink is using the SDL lib to communicate with the hardware, for me this means that (hopefully) there are not many changes in the game "mechanics" between linux and windows. Or? So the porting won't be to difficult.
I would like to hear what you think about this.

 Just a idea ...

(pardon for my bad spelling, I'm german)
Was machen wir morgen Abend Brain?
Das selbe was wir jeden abend machen Pinky.
Wir versuchen die Weltherrschaft an uns zu reißen.
Rkiver
level5
level5
Posts: 6405
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2002 10:39 am
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Postby Rkiver » Thu Dec 04, 2003 5:11 pm

Well in a case like this if you email the Introversion team they may sell you the linux code for the same price as the standard windows one that the rest of us bought. As Chris didn't do the linux conversion though I'm not quite sure of the legalities involved, but I guess an email wouldn't hurt.
Uplink help: Read the FAQ
Katana Steel
level2
level2
Posts: 131
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:12 pm
Contact:

Postby Katana Steel » Fri Dec 05, 2003 8:43 am

There's no Linux Souce on the DevCD?

hmm....
*Katana Steel Wonders, not buy and stay out in the cold, to buy and port the code himself, or to buy and hope Chris would mail the linux code to me.

well I'll probely buy the DevCD anyway even though there's no Linux source on it, and try to get Inroversion
to give/sell it to me at some point.
-- as life grows older, I gain experience
Darksun
level5
level5
Posts: 6461
Joined: Sat Dec 07, 2002 7:08 pm
Location: 127.0.0.1

Postby Darksun » Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:47 pm

I'm pretty sure the DevDisk comes with the linux source, but I think neott is doing the linux ver of the FBI mod himself
The ZoRo
level2
level2
Posts: 121
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2003 9:29 pm
Location: 127.0.0.1

Postby The ZoRo » Tue Dec 09, 2003 5:34 am

There are linux code in the Devcd. I know, because I have it :

The_ZoRo
Katana Steel
level2
level2
Posts: 131
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:12 pm
Contact:

Postby Katana Steel » Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:36 am

Nice, Now I'm Deffently going to buy it in Jan. or so.
Christmas is very expensive this year :(
-- as life grows older, I gain experience
User avatar
edd8990
level5
level5
Posts: 1738
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2003 8:26 pm
Location: Crewe, Cheshire, England
Contact:

Postby edd8990 » Fri Dec 19, 2003 9:28 pm

OH thats a suprise, I thought they couldn't because they didn't ownn the linux code... or was that a beer induced memory
User avatar
NeoThermic
Introversion Staff
Introversion Staff
Posts: 6254
Joined: Sat Mar 02, 2002 10:55 am
Location: ::1
Contact:

Postby NeoThermic » Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:02 pm

must be beer induced memory...

The only source not on the disk is the Mac source, since that is the only source they don't totaly own.

For those with access to the dev fourm know of one other thing that is not on the devdisk source wise...

NeoThermic
Darksun
level5
level5
Posts: 6461
Joined: Sat Dec 07, 2002 7:08 pm
Location: 127.0.0.1

Postby Darksun » Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:09 pm

The linux conversion was done by one of their friends (John Knottensomething), so I don't think they have any legal issues with the code
User avatar
edd8990
level5
level5
Posts: 1738
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2003 8:26 pm
Location: Crewe, Cheshire, England
Contact:

Postby edd8990 » Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:10 pm

Thanks

Return to “Uplink in Moderation”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 23 guests