The Downloads are the final (hopefully) version of my CRPG-programming and playing system and a small demo game, to which will be added, in no particular order, my other games as they get updated, my graphic utilities and various pieces of source code for the paranoid/properly cautious.
The Linux versions of the executables will need Allegro and the standard libraries, but the Dos versions are standalone (and bigger).
The demo game and the standard databases are here, and are rather big, 620k zipped, as they contain a lot of graphics which are used in my other games and can be used for creating more. Here is a little bit about playing the demo.
Hexplay, the runner, has to be downloaded as well, either the Dos or Linux version, and if you want to show me up by making a better game or correct any bugs or misspellings you find in the games, you'll also need Hexaid, Dos or Linux. Hexaid comes with a large but disorganised manual. Both should go in the same directory as the databases.
The source for Hexplay and Hexaid and the MAD library they use. with barely functional Makefiles for Linux, Dos/DJGPP and Windows/MinGW32, is available here. If you want to read it, Good Luck; if you want to improve it, my best wishes.
A Story About a Couple of Small Towns is the second game to be updated; it shows how more art can be added, and has one fairly serious fight; find out more here. The plot is also the basis of this story.
Windy City Pains is an over-ambitious undertaking which uses the engine to emulate guns rather than magic (from the target's point of view, there's not much difference). There are a lot of fights, some of which are serious in their place, a few more bits of artwork, and a lot of wandering about to get things. I hope there's also enough gameplay to justify it. Read the Mykinda Town Guide.
The Anchovy Trilogy is the obligatory trilogy, and consists of Anoraks of Doom The Towers of Saucisse-Notah and Pizza Reaction. They can be played consecutively with the same party, individually or not at all. I am particularly proud of the fact that, unlike certain popular printed works, when I say 'Trilogy', I do mean 'three parts'.
Picmake is the utility for those who have a refined taste in art, but still want to play with Hexaid (Are there any?). It makes new pictures from png's or pcx's, which can be incorporated into your own game. Again, Dos or Linux.
The main scenery is tortured into shapes by Shaper (Dos or Linux). These files will help you get started.
Spritone makes the combat sprites for the battle scenes; Dos or Linux, and a collection of samples.
The source code of the minor graphics tools is available for the asking, but I haven't any Makefiles for them yet.
If you find the MAD library more interesting than
the games, you can read more about it here, and
download the Resource Editor which is an essential tool for anyone attempting
to program in it.
This software is distributed under the BeWare License.
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