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1 Aliens vs Predator Linux http://icculus.org/avp/
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4 This is an unofficial Linux port of the Fox Interactive / Rebellion
5 Developments game, Aliens Verses Predator.
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7 The port is currently under development; it is not yet "suitable for
8 end users." Hopefully this status will change in the not-so-distant future.
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18 Obviously this README is totally incomplete, and will probably remain so for
19 quite a while, so I'll just try to list a few important notes.
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22 The original copyright statement for the source code:
23 "The source code to Aliens Vs Predator is copyright (c) 1999-2000 Rebellion
24 and is provided as is with no warranty for its suitability for use. You may
25 not use this source code in full or in part for commercial purposes. Any use
26 must include a clearly visible credit to Rebellion as the creators and
27 owners, and reiteration of this license."
28 Take that as you will.
29 You can find the original source code and other related tools at:
30 http://www.avpnews.com/mods/tools/
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33 Yes, the code does currently do something. No, it's not ready for a release.
34 No, it is not vaporware. I hope to at least complete the single portion of
35 the game before making an official release.
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38 If you are really itching to try this out, either install the Gold Ed. in
39 windows/vmware (read below to find out why), or download the AvP Alien demo.
40 If you are wanting to run the Alien demo (the installer is an .exe but you
41 can just use unzip to extract the files from the .exe), add -DALIEN_DEMO to
42 CFLAGS (the one that's uncommented). Rename all game files lowercase.
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44 relnev:~/avp/AvP Demo 3 - Alien$ ls
45 aenglish.txt alienavp_huds/ alienfastfile/ avp_rifs/
46 relnev:~/avp/Gold Edition$ ls
47 avp_huds/ avp_rifs/ cd tracks.txt default.cfg fastfile/ language.txt
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49 Support for the demo is not quite complete (some sounds are missing and some
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53 The source code that was released only works with Aliens vs Predator Gold.
54 In the future I'd like this port to support Gold, Regular and the three
55 demos. Plus, I am told that the Regular edition does seem to work by
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59 Unless someone feels strongly about it, I probably will decide not to support
60 save games (save games were added in the gold edition).
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63 At least with the Gold edition, a number of files are encoded on the CD. So
64 you would need to install the game in Windows (VMware works also) in order
65 to get this to work. Currently wine does not work because it fails the CD
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69 Currently, all AvP files and directories need to be lowercase, and the
70 program ran from the directory with all the game data (language.txt,
71 avp_huds, avp_rifs, fastfile).
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74 Apparantly AvP Gold is no longer available at most places. I had ordered my
75 copy May 2001 from http://www.dragon.ca, but they no longer list it.
76 Someone did mention in an avpnews forum post (see below) that
77 http://www.qvc.com does have AvP Gold, so you may want to try there.
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79 What are the differences between AvP and AvP Gold?
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84 The full motion sequences cannot be played because they are encoded with
85 proprietary codecs (Bink and Smacker). But I do not think they will be
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89 More information about the game and the series can be found at
90 http://www.avpnews.com.
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94 Thanks go out to Chuck Mason for testing and the OpenAL code, Dan Olson for
95 trying the code out with the Regular version, and Ryan C. Gordon for hosting
96 this project.
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99 Steven Fuller <relnev@icculus.org>
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