Erick Henrique wrote: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 go yumwload this game and to test. I am interested for creation of art for open games. Who knows I can help.
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
On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 11:29 AM, Nicu Buculei wrote:<http://people.atrpms.net/%7Ehdegoede/starfighter-data.tar.gz>
Maybe some of you are familiar with a game named Project:
Starfighter, a shoot 'em up whcih used to be part of Fedora (it
is still available in Fedora 9 - use "yum install starfighter"):
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, 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.
I persuaded Hans to file a request in the DesignService queue and
to make the data available in an usable format (it uses to be in
a .pak file which needed special tools to open).
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)
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
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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