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2012 RetroChallenge News: IRIX Soccer V1.0 Alpha Released

Edit: I’m very honoured to announce that IRIX Soccer won 2nd place in the 2012 RetroChallenge! Thanks for everyone’s feedback and suggestions.

Release History

Version 1.2
Released June 24, 2012
Improved the Linux makefile to add support for more platforms.

Version 1.1
Released Feb 16, 2012
Added a textured grass background.

Version 1.0
Released Jan 29, 2012
This is the version of the game that was created for the Winter 2012 RetroChallenge.

Download

You can download IRIX Soccer version 1.2 here:
irix_soccer_v1.2.zip (10.6 MB)

January 29th Progress Report

Today I completed the alpha version of my IRIX soccer game for the 2012 Winter Warmup RetroChallenge. After seeing the @retrochallenge twitter stats on the other RC entrants, I made the decision to ship the alpha version without all sorts of extra bells and whistles. I didn’t want Fahrfall to be the only one to complete a retro game for the contest!

The alpha version of the game is designed for two players.

Game Screenshots

This is a screenshot of me playing the alpha version of IRIX Soccer.

This is a screenshot of me playing the alpha version of IRIX Soccer.

The purple team scores a goal!

The purple team scores a goal!

Player Controls

The purple soccer guy is controlled by the W, S, A, D keys.

The yellow soccer guy is controlled by the cursor keys.

IRIX Notes

The IRIX executable is called “irix_soccer”. You need to have SDL installed for it to work on IRIX. The IRIX version of the soccer game was compiled with GCC on IRIX 6.5 and relies on the supporting folder called “images”.

In the alpha version of the game I haven’t finished implementing a speed governor to limit the game from running too fast on newer IRIX systems.

Windows XP Notes

For general testing I compiled a copy of the game that runs on Windows XP. The Windows XP executable is called “soccer.exe”. The Windows version of the soccer game was compiled using Dev C++ 4.9.9.2 with the SDL 1.2.8 Devpack installed. The soccer.exe program relies on the supporting file “SDL.dll” and the folder called “images”.

Mac Notes

For the Mac alpha version you need to start it from the command line so the program knows where the image resources are. If you double click on the file mac_soccer you will get an error. I am working on improving my SDL image loading code to fix this issue.

To run Irix Soccer from the terminal type:

cd irix_soccer_v1.2
cd “soccer_game”
./mac_soccer

To compile it on Mac OS X run:
make -f Makefile.osx

Linux Notes

The Linux executable is called “linux_soccer”. You need to have SDL installed for it to run on Linux.

To compile the game on Linux run:
make -f Makefile.linux

One comment
  1. Hello

    I have a Canon SX30is. I have downloaded the CHDK firm ware and it works perfectly. Thank you for this great program. I am wondering if, when in the “motion.bas” script function, the camera can made to continuously take motion shots and not have to be primed, so to speak, with the shutter button each time? Maybe this is not possible with this camera. Also there is a cross hatch pattern on the LCD display when using the motion script and I am wondering if this can be removed?

    Thank you

    Russ

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