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Re: Game graphics needed - Project: Starfighter




On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 12:21 PM, Nicu Buculei <nicu_fedora nicubunu ro> wrote:
Erick Henrique wrote:

I go yumwload this game and to test. I am interested for creation of art for open games. Who knows I can help.

The number of images needed is small enough (not all the graphics need to be replaced) that I think we don't need some dedicated infrastructure, a page in the wiki is enough. You can start the page yourself or I can help with that.

I think it is OK if you want to go with a completely different graphic style, the downside would be that the graphics have to be consistent, so you would have to remake all the images.

However, I am not sure how to put the graphics back in the .pak file for testing, so I add Hans on CC, maybe he can give some insight.

Note for Hans:
[nicu hell]$ file starfighter.pak
starfighter.pak: Quake I or II world or extension

Hi Hans

Then, we need to redesign all the graphs of the game and will use in a version 100% free under GPL, including the sounds and music. Correct?
I go to unpack the archive starfighter.pak and to study a form of I redesign everything in a new style.

You could create wiki for me, please, Nicu. Who more goes helping in them in this mission? =)

For example, joining the archives of sound and musics that will substitute the originals of the Starfighter project. I will make the drawings.
 
Hugs

Erick Goes


On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 11:29 AM, Nicu Buculei wrote:

   Maybe some of you are familiar with a game named Project:
   Starfighter[1], a shoot 'em up whcih used to be part of Fedora (it
   is still available in Fedora 9 - use "yum install starfighter"):

   [1] http://www.parallelrealities.co.uk/starfighter.php

   Unfortunately, this game is not entirely free, it uses some non-free
   data files (mostly graphics, music and sounds) so it was temporarily
   pulled from Fedora, until those graphics are replaced.
   Hans de Goede, from the Games SIG[2], contacted me and asked for
   help: while the music and sounds can be replaced with free
   equivalents from other games, there is a need for new graphics.

   [2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Games

   I persuaded Hans to file a request in the DesignService queue[3] and
   to make the data available in an usable format[4] (it uses to be in
   a .pak file which needed special tools to open).

   [3]
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/DesignService#Graphics_for_the_game_starfighter
   [4] http://people.atrpms.net/~hdegoede/starfighter-data.tar.gz
   <http://people.atrpms.net/%7Ehdegoede/starfighter-data.tar.gz>


   Now what's needed from us: the tarball contains a "gfx" directory,
   with a number of PNG images. Among those are some which need to be
   replaced: character portraits and starfighter (and other spacecraft)
   images.

   I have to witness that this is not my favorite game genre (I can't
   play 5 minutes before getting bored) and also I don't have
   experience in that particular drawing style (pixel level tweaking in
   a raster editor), so probably I won't do much for it (maybe I'll try
   some portraits).

   So if anyone like this game and/or that style of graphics, this may
   be a fun project and a noble goal (freeing a game).

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