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JCraft, a real-time-strategy (RTS) game engine. (Age of Empire in Java o) )

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Hi everybody. I think now it is time to get some feedback about our project called JCraft. JCraft has now reached pre-alpha status and will soon be available for download... JCraft JCraft is a free cross-platform tilebased real-time strategy game engine completely written in Java. The engine is configurable and can be used to create games with a wide-range of features specific to your needs. The initial version has been initiated by a software project assignment at the University Of Applied Science Rapperswil (HSR). It has familiarities with the famous strategy game age of Empire. JCraft is Free Software, distributed under the terms of the LGPL GNU Lesser General Public License. The current accomplishment of this project is a successful core system implementation for a real-time strategy game engine. Critical elements that have been solved are: Fast screen rendering in high frame rates using graphically optimized techniques and full-screen mode support in different resolutions. Further implemented features are: Map Construction (Layering), Unit movements, Unit formations, Resource gathering, Pathfinding, Basic AI, Basic I/O handling (Mouse and Keyboard), Simple Persistence Concept, Initial Sound Concept and more... Download the trailers of the JCraft project and check out the development screenshots at nullpointer.ch. Here is an example how it looks: More information about the project can be obtained at http://www.nullpointer.ch/projects/JCraft Note: The quality ain't very good but fair enough... Well the reason is actually the benchmark program that I used to record the video... Vido-Compression: DivX codec For our community:
Further I'd like to announce that a paper has been published that briefly outlines how isometric, real-time strategy games can be created effectively. It covers sections like: -Isometric game construction -Collision detection -Pathfinding -Game-Loop -Fullscreen-Mode issues The paper can be found here Further their is an other game called Hotelbuster (a Role Based Strategy Game) available for download. Go to the download section and try it out! I recommend to read up on it though first to get to know the Game rules... Is currently only playable in Multiplayer-Mode over Client Server. But still worth to try out! Also included is a complete set of documentation (~200Pages) in Latex (Lyx) Any feedback is appreciated!!! Regards [Edited by - snufer on March 30, 2005 10:27:10 AM]

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