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README

Untitled One


History:

Untitled One was originally written in my late highschool / early college days.
The idea was to create a space combat game with Asteroids-like physics, but 
introducing two player versus combat, and adding in gravity inspired by games
such as Lunar Lander. Although Untitled One is meant to be similar to these
games, I was mainly inspired by another game called Crazy Gravity, which
included physics almost identical to Untitled One's physics, but was more
detail oriented and less action oriented, which made it a fun game for
doing speedruns. I recommend it if you have the time and don't mind paying
a little money for a fun game, although, it only runs on Windows.
In the end, I think what I have devised is a very unique idea for a game, and
I think that it is probably one of my favorite game ideas because it is so
unique, but also so simple, yet the gameplay is so difficult to master. To
this day, I have yet to find another who can fire more then once or twice
without crashing or flying off the screen, however, it is no problem for me,
I have successfully destroyed all 10 targets in target mode in under 19
seconds, and reached wave 4 in asteroids mode, but have never found another
to play a real, competitive 2 player game.

Although this project is called "Untitled One", this is far from my first
project. Untitled One was simply the first in a series of unrelated games
which I used as my sandbox for testing new ideas. This is also not even the
first Untitled One game. The first was written in a program called Game Maker
and I don't even think this version reached a playable state, the second was
written in C++ using Windows GDI+ for graphics and only included two player
combat mode, no menus were implemented in this version, this is the reason two
player combat mode is now called "Classic", the third iteration was written
in C++ for Windows using OpenGL for graphics, this version was the first to
include asteroids and targets and a menu. It also included a network mode,
although it was essentially non-functional. Finally, the version you see now is
a port of that Windows version, with the Windows code replaced with portable
code (thanks to FreeGLUT), and numerous enhancements.


Compilation:

The source is entirely contained in one file, called main.c. This file includes
everything needed in the compiled executable, including sound effects. I have
tried my best to keep the source under 3000 lines of code, so it should be
easy to modify if you need to or want to. Once compiled, everything is
contained inside a single executable file (including models and audio).
Compiling is quite easy, and can be done in a number of ways.

Method 1:
./configure
make

running ./configure works just like a GNU autotools project (although it is
not), you can run ./configure --help to see other options you may be interested
in, such as disabling audio or enabling experimental or legacy features, or
disabling POSIX functions which might prevent compilation on non-POSIX systems.
./configure will create a vars.mk file which is read by Makefile can tells make
which arguments to compile with.
make will compile the executable for you, which can then be installed by
running (as root):

make install

Which will install the executable to either /usr/local/bin/ or a user specified
prefix.

Method 2:
gcc main.c -lglut -lGL -lGLU -lm

Since the project is so simple, you can easily build without make. However,
note that you will need other options to compile optional features, such as
sound. For example, to include sound you would need to add:
-DAUDIO -lalut -lopenal
making your compilation string look like this:

gcc main.c -lglut -lGL -lGLU -lm -DAUDIO -lalut -lopenal

other options are available, such as -DNONETWORK and -DFULLSCREEN, read the
source to learn about these options, they basically do what exactly what you
think they will do.
Compiling this way should be very easy for anyone who is familliar with GCC or
any other Unix-like command line compiler.
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