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README.md

Pink Pony

Pink Pony is a colorful tron-like 3D racing game with ponies and computer-controlled opponents, as well as multiplayer split-screen support for up to four people via keyboard or game controller.

Pink Pony can be played both on Linux and Windows and is both free and open source.

Pink Pony gameplay screenshot

Visit the Pink Pony website for information on downloading and playing the game.

Hacking on Pink Pony

Compiling

You will need the following tools and libraries to build the game:

  • SCons
  • GLFW
  • IlmBase
  • DevIL
  • protobuf (You also need protobuf-compiler on ubuntu)
  • SDL_mixer
  • FTGL
  • libsigc++

Just build the game with scons in the current directory. If you have a dualcore CPU, you can use scons -j2 for parallel building.

Playing

To start the game, call ./Pony. ESC stops the game.

Installation

Pink Pony can be started directly in the source directory. If you want to install it in at a permanent location in the system, then you can use the files in the install directory for this.

The shell script pink-pony is a simple wrapper that checks if a config file is installed in the user's home directory and creates one if need be. It then starts the game with this config file.

The location of the game resource files can be configured in the pony.options config file. This way no patching of the source should be necessary.

Configuration (pony.options)

You can configure a lot of things in the game's config file, which is created in ~/.config/pony.options by default. You can supply an alternative config file as option in the ./Pony call.

Below is an example pony.options file.

// Window properties

width = 800;
height = 600;
swap_interval = 0;
window_mode = window;
fsaa_samples = 2;
polygon_mode = fill;

// Resource directory

resource_dir = "/usr/share/games/pink-pony/";

// Particles

pony_explosion_particles = 5000;
heart_explosion_particles = 1000;
pony_particle_rate = 10;
use_particles = true;

// Level properties

levels_file = "levels.xml";
selected_level = 3;
heightmap_file = "levels/heart.png";
level_size = (1500 90 1500);
water_level = 30;
heightmap_specular = (1 1 1 1);
heightmap_diffuse = (0 0 0 0);
heightmap_shininess = 50;
heightmap_velvet_coeff = 1.5;
sand_texture = "textures/sand.png";
grass_texture = "textures/grass.png";
noise_texture = "textures/noise.png";
sky_texture = "textures/sky.png";

// Light properties

light_specular = (1 1 1 1);
light_diffuse = (1 1 1 1);
light_ambient = (0.05 0.05 0.05 1);
light_dir = (0.742781 0.371391 -0.107086);
hemilight_pole = (0 1 0);
hemilight_sky = (0.75 0.75 0.75 1);
hemilight_ground = (0.25 0.25 0.25 1);

// Camera properties

camera_fov = 45;
camera_near = 5;
camera_far = 6000;
camera_distance = 15;
camera_height = 6;
pony_height = 3;

// Game properties

ai_count = 0;
player_count = 1;
heart_count = 3;
pony_start_speed = 15;
pony_min_speed = 5;
pony_max_speed = 50;
pony_acceleration = 25;
pony_turn_speed = 1.25;
water_tolerance = 1;
show_minimap = true;
pony_up[0] = 283;
pony_down[0] = 284;
pony_left[0] = 285;
pony_right[0] = 286;
pony_up[1] = 87;
pony_down[1] = 83;
pony_left[1] = 65;
pony_right[1] = 68;
pony_up[2] = 310;
pony_down[2] = 307;
pony_left[2] = 306;
pony_right[2] = 308;
pony_up[3] = 73;
pony_down[3] = 75;
pony_left[3] = 74;
pony_right[3] = 76;
pony_slope_acceleration = 0;
permute_start_positions = false;
randomize_start_positions = true;
min_start_distance = 200;

// General appearance

digit_one = "textures/one.png";
digit_two = "textures/two.png";
digit_three = "textures/three.png";
digit_four = "textures/four.png";
heart_mesh = "models/Heart.pmesh";
use_water_fallback = "true";

// Pony appearance

pony_shader = "GLSL/pony";
pony_velvet_coeff = 2;
pony_texture = "textures/pony.png";
pony_mesh = "models/Pony-animated.pmesh";
pony_color[0] = (1 0.75 0.792968 1);
pony_color[1] = (0.25 0.875 0.8125 1);
pony_color[2] = (1 0.839844 0 1);
pony_color[3] = (0.484375 0.984375 0 1);

// Sounds

background_music = "music/To be happy.mp3";
music_volume = 63;

Overriding game resources

The game's maps, models, textures, and sounds are loaded at runtime, so you may modify these files to create a custom experience. To do this, copy the game's resources directory from it's installed location to a new location and change the resource_dir property in pony.options. For example, on Ubuntu you can run the following command to copy the pink-pony directory into your home folder.

$ cp -r /usr/share/games/pink-pony/ ~/pink-pony

Then, you can set your pony.options like so. Replace <myuser> with your username!

resource_dir = "/home/<myuser>/pink-pony/";

From this point you can override the resource files.

Creating custom maps

Once you've taken the steps above to create your own game resources folder, you can create new maps by modifying the levels.xml file.

Maps are represented by a grayscale image, with black (#000000) being the lowest level of terrain and white (#FFFFFF) being the highest. See the images in levels/ for examples. Create a new image and place it in your levels/ directory and add a new <level> node to levels.xml containing the filename of your map image. Here's an example custom levels.xml file.

<levels>
  <level name="Flower Atoll"  file="levels/flower.png"  size="(1500 80 1500)" water_level="60"/>
  <level name="Flower"  file="levels/flower.png"  size="(1500 80 1500)" water_level="45"/>
  <level name="Lagoon"  file="levels/heart.png"   size="(1500 90 1500)" water_level="45"/>
  <level name="Heart"   file="levels/heart.png"   size="(1500 90 1500)" water_level="30"/>
  <level name="Ring"    file="levels/ring.png"    size="(1500 90 1500)" water_level="30"/>
  <level name="Long"    file="levels/long.png"    size="(1500 90 1500)" water_level="30"/>
  <level name="Strange" file="levels/strange.png" size="(1500 90 1500)" water_level="30"/>
  <!-- This one is the custom one! -->
  <level name="My Awesome Map!" file="levels/awesome.png" size="(1500 90 1500)" water_level="30"/>
</levels>

License

Different parts of Pink Pony are available under different terms.

Unless otherwise noted in this file (see below), everything is copyright © 2009 by ginkgo and available under the terms of the GNU General Public License of the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Filename License Copyright Notes
resources/models/Pony.mesh.xml GPL-3.0+ © 2009 tornado Animated by Skorpio
resources/models/pony.blend GPL-3.0+ © 2009 tornado Animated by Skorpio
resources/textures/pony.png GPL-3.0+ © 2009 tornado
resources/textures/pony-blue.png GPL-3.0+ © 2009 tornado Modified by qubodup
resources/music/To be happy.mp3 CC-BY-SA-3.0 © renich Reencoded by ginkgo
resources/textures/sky.png CC-BY-3.0 © brisingre Modified by Iwan Gabovitch
resources/fonts/dijkstra.ttf Unknown Unknown http://lucacardelli.name/indexartifacts.html
resources/textures/grass.png CC0-1.0 Public domain By Iwan Gabovitch
resources/textures/sand.png CC0-1.0 Public domain By Iwan Gabovitch
resources/sounds/heart.wav CC0-1.0 Public domain By Iwan Gabovitch
resources/sounds/explosion.wav CC0-1.0 Public domain By Iwan Gabovitch

The pony AI has been implemented by MCMic.