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HamSandwich

Screenshots of game title screens

HamSandwich is a collection of working source code for several of Hamumu Software's titles from 1998 through 2007. Running HamSandwich requires assets from official versions of the games, available for free from https://hamumu.itch.io/.

Saves and profiles from the retail versions of the games are fully compatible with HamSandwich saves, except that controls will need to be reconfigured.

The original code releases on which this project is based are available from hamumu.com.

See also:

Playing

Available on itch.io

Builds of HamSandwich for Windows, Linux, MacOS, and Android can be downloaded from HamSandwich on itch.io, either directly or through the itch.io app for auto-updates. Web builds of the game can be played on GitHub Pages or on itch.io.

Getting help

Support is available:

Building

The recommended way to compile the games is MinGW on Windows. You can also build for one of the platforms listed below. Prefer to use Git to download the source code rather than downloading a ZIP archive as doing so makes it much easier to stay up-to-date and to publish your mods.

Windows (MinGW)

First-time setup:

  1. Install MSYS2, an environment for compiling C++ code.
    1. Visit https://www.msys2.org/ and download and run the latest "msys2-x86_64" installer.
    2. Choose a relatively short path with no spaces (such as C:\msys64 or D:\tools\msys2).
    3. After installation finishes, run pacman -Syu in the console that opens.
    4. When asked to do so, close the console and reopen it from the Start Menu (MSYS2 64bit > MSYS2 MinGW x86).
    5. Run pacman -Syu again.
  2. Use cd to select the directory where HamSandwich will go.
    1. For example, if you want the code to go in C:/projects/HamSandwich, run cd C:/projects.
  3. Run pacman -S git to install git, a tool used for source code collaboration.
  4. Run git clone https://github.com/SpaceManiac/HamSandwich to download the code.
  5. Run cd HamSandwich to enter the directory.

Compiling and running:

  1. Run ./run to compile and run the launcher, or ./run <project> to compile and run one game.
    1. For example, to run Supreme With Cheese, write ./run supreme.
    2. To compile without running, write make or make <project>.
    3. To debug, use ./run tool=gdb <project>.
    4. See ./run --help for more.
  2. Run git pull to fetch changes which have been published here.

Windows (Visual Studio 2019 or newer)

  1. When installing Visual Studio, choose the "Desktop development with C++" workload.
  2. Download the code:
    1. On the Get Started screen, choose "Clone a repository".
    2. For "Repository location", enter https://github.com/SpaceManiac/HamSandwich.
    3. Click Clone.
  3. OR, use Git to clone the code anywhere you like and "Open Folder" the "HamSandwich" folder.
  4. After the project loads for the first time, select the game you want to run:
    1. Click the down arrow next to "Select Startup Item".
    2. Uncheck "Select All".
    3. Check "eddie.exe (Install)", "launcher.exe (Install)", "loonyland.exe (Install)", "loonyland2.exe (Install)", "lunatic.exe (Install)", "mystic.exe (Install)", "sleepless.exe (Install)", "spookycastle.exe (Install)", "stockboy.exe (Install)", and "supreme.exe (Install)" and click OK.
    4. Click the down arrow again and pick the game you want to run.
  5. Click the button to compile and run the game.
  6. To run in windowed mode, go to "Debug" > "Debug and Launch Settings for (game)" and add , "args": ["window"].

Linux

  1. Use git to clone the repository.
  2. Use make and ./run as described above to build and run the games.
  3. If not on Ubuntu, Arch, or another supported distribution, install dependencies manually:
    • CMake, Ninja, and GCC.
    • Development libraries for SDL2, SDL2_mixer, and SDL2_image.

MacOS

  1. In Terminal, run git clone https://github.com/SpaceManiac/HamSandwich.
    1. If you get the prompt to install XCode: accept it, wait for it to finish, then run the command again.
  2. Enter the repository with cd HamSandwich.
  3. Use make and ./run as described above to build and run the game.

Android

  1. Use Android Studio to open the HamSandwich folder as a project.
  2. OR, build from the command line:
    • Install Java 11 or newer.
    • Use ./gradlew packageDebug to build.
    • Use ./gradlew installDebug to install to a connected Android device.
    • Use tools/bootstrap/android-sdk adb logcat to view logs.

Emscripten (web)

  1. If on Windows, install and use MSYS2 according to the instructions above.
  2. Use ./run os=emscripten (and optionally a project name) to build and run the games.
  3. Use make os=emscripten (and optionally a project name) to only build the games.

See Modding below for information on how to bundle worlds and other assets, and Publish to Web for how to publish to GitHub Pages.

Modding

Check out existing mods on the list of published mods.

To get started with custom worlds, graphics, music, and so on, place your custom files inside the appdata/<project>/ folder alongside your profiles. When the game loads assets it checks that folder before the installer. Any worlds you save in the editor will show up in this folder.

To include a finished world or custom assets in your mod, move them to assets/<project>/, creating the folder if necessary, and use Git to commit them.

If your mod's saves are not compatible with the base game, such as in the case of a typical remix world, edit source/<project>/CMakeLists.txt and add a line to the HamSandwich_add_executable section like:

HamSandwich_add_executable(
    ...
    APPDATA_NAME "SpaceManiac-mystic-remix"
    ...
)

Importing another game's assets

To import another game's content, copy the relevant installer from the other game's source/<project>/<project>.json into that of the game you are modding, for example:

{
    "installers": [
        {
            "filename": "supreme8_install.exe",
            /* ... */
        },
        {
            "filename": "mystic_install.exe",
            /* ... */
        }
    ]
}

You can add a line like "mountpoint": "mystic" to an installer to access its files by a path like mystic/graphics/items.jsp instead of it overriding the original files.

When the game searches for a world or asset file, it scans in a particular order:

  1. The appdata/<project> folder.
  2. Inside any .zip files in the addons/<project> folder.
  3. The assets/<project> folder.
  4. The listed "installers" in reverse order.

That means that overrides should go at the end of the list and base assets should go at the beginning.

Creating .bmp images with the correct palette

Most image editors offer a facility to choose what palette (sometimes called a colormap) to use when authoring 256-color bitmaps. The palette can be imported from any asset from the games, or from the provided source/lunaticpal/example.bmp. In case you are having trouble, you can use the included LunaticPal tool with ./run lunaticpal to convert images.

However, note that .bmp images shown with the "Show Pic/Movie" special effect can use any palette of up to 256 colors and are not limited to the palette used by LunaticPal. You should use an image editor such as GIMP to convert such images to Indexed mode, which will give superior results compared to LunaticPal.

LunaticPal is mainly useful for tiles, backgrounds, menus, and so on which will appear on-screen at the same time as other graphics.

Editing .jft fonts

HamSandwich includes a quick-and-dirty JFT tool. Use it from the command line like:

  • ./run jfttool path/to/font.jft to extract a .txt and a series of .png files from a font
  • ./run jfttool path/to/font.txt to re-pack a .txt and .pngs into a font

Editing .jsp sprite packs

HamSandwich includes JspEdit, a GUI tool for editing .jsp files. The interface is reasonably self-explanatory. Run it with ./run jspedit.

Creating .jsp sprite packs from 3D models

We do not currently have a 3D prerendering pipeline. If you are a 3D modeller and could use one, please get in touch.

Creating .flc (FLIC) movies

FLIC movies originated with Autodesk Animator. The movies included with Hamumu games were created with 3D Studio Max. FLIC export is also provided by contemporary tools like Jasc Animation Shop, and the modern pixel art and animation editor Aseprite. Note that HamSandwich fixes a bug in the engine's FLIC decoder which may cause some exported animations to render incorrectly on the retail versions of the games.

For programmers, libraries like Aseprite FLIC Library and LibFLIC may be of use.

Publishing

Before publishing for the first time, fork this repository on GitHub and commit and push your changes to your fork.

To limit publishing to only the games you care about, open source/CMakeLists.txt and edit the # Games section according to the comments there.

Publish to itch.io

  1. Create a game page on itch.io.
  2. In Settings > API keys, click "Generate new API key" then view and copy it.
  3. In your GitHub repository's Settings > Secrets > Actions tab, add two secrets:
    1. Name: "ITCH_GAME", value: your-itch-username/your-game-name.
    2. Name: "BUTLER_API_KEY", value: the API key from step 2.
  4. Future pushes will automatically publish builds to itch.io.

Publish Android builds to itch.io

  1. Open android-project/build.gradle and change the applicationId to something different according to the comments in that file.
  2. Create a keystore file in a safe place:
    tools/bootstrap/android-sdk keytool -genkey -v -keystore ../hamsandwich.keystore -alias hamsandwich -keyalg RSA -keysize 4096 -validity 10000
    You will be prompted to set a password. You can leave the rest of the options blank.
  3. Base64-encode that keystore:
    base64 ../hamsandwich.keystore > ../hamsandwich.keystore.txt
  4. In your GitHub repository's Settings > Secrets > Actions tab, add two secrets:
    1. Name: "ANDROID_KEYSTORE_B64", value: copy and paste the contents of hamsandwich.keystore.txt from step 3.
    2. Name: "ANDROID_KEYSTORE_PASSWORD", value: the password you set in step 2.
  5. Future pushes will automatically publish APKs to itch.io.

Publish to GitHub Pages

  1. In your GitHub repository's Settings > Pages tab, ensure the "Source" is set to "GitHub Actions".
  2. Your site will be published at https://YourGithubUsername.github.io/HamSandwich
  3. Future pushes will automatically update your site.

Manual publishing

Delete the build/install/ folder, run make install, then zip and upload that folder's contents to publish a copy for your platform. For Emscripten builds, use the build/webroot/ folder instead.