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Mod

Well, umm, hi.. I don't really know where to post this, but this is game development so.. I guess i'll post it here.. Anyway, I have created a sort of mod for Supertux, nothing special, just editing of the sprites and images to give the game a different feel. I made my theme firey and somewhat hellish and I apologise if that offends anyone. I attempted to e-mail the creator of Supertux some time ago, though I did not recieve an reply so.. here I am. Well what I was wondering is if any of you would like to place the mod on the Supertux homepage for people to download. If your interested let me know either by replying to this post or e-mailing me at Zypher_312@hotmail.com

Thanks, Tony

Why don't you just e-mail the supertux-devel@lists.berlios.de mailing list that all developers read? Also it would be a good idea to upload your stuff somewhere so that we can actually take a look or have something to link to?


Well, I didn't know about the developer e-mail list, so I guess I'll try that. For the link I don't really know how to put a download link for everyone to access and download, but I will send the mod to all the developers via e-mail.

Thanks, Tony

Limpy

I like the limpy, it would be neat to have a tunnel crawling with them going in every direction. Would be crazy :) . -F50

Squirrel/(mini)SWIG and S-Lang?

Seems wasteful to have two scripting languages (plus a binding tool). Why not (like myweb.cableone.net/gmcnutt/nazghul.html Nazghul) just use something ala TinySCHEME for all the scripting?

We just use the scheme-expressions as a flexible tree-based file format (the atlernative would have been xml parsers which are bigger and the scheme is a bit nicer to read in our opinions). But the scheme stuff is not a scripting language in supertux. --MatzeB 12:05, 19 Jul 2006 (BST)

"3D Tux"

I like the fact I can run this game on old machines without needing special hardware. Please... pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease... keep it 2D. If 3D is going to be for cutscenes only, please make sure it's possible to disable them, ok?

thanks

Yeah, I second that... on my (brandnew) laptop only the "nogl" version will run (no hardware acceleration available). I very much hope that a "nogl" version will be available in the future, too... --87.8.234.242 19:57, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
They still sell cards without hardware acceleration? Can't believe that. How will it be "Vista Capable TM" that way? Or do you mean you can't get hardware acceleration working in Linux?
Apparently they do... at any rate, the guy who sold me the machine claims that it doesn't have hw acceleration (Intel 945 GM chipset). --134.34.147.22 16:38, 31 January 2008 (UTC)
Hello. I have problems with supertux2 too on my vga card (sis) without acceleration. Please add some fallback mode, because supertux2 is now very slow and unplayble for me - compared to older 2D supertux. Thanks. Harvie --62.24.87.147 00:52, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
The default renderer uses OpenGL,which requires acceleration. You can switch it to use SDL; see the SuperTux FAQ --Mathnerd314 14:19, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Be able to jump again if jumped on an enemy

Hi!

I hope i didn't read over it, but wouldn't it be fine if the Character would be able to jump again after being jumped upon an enemy? Because, if an enemy is flying above an abyss, and I jump on it, I'll fall into that abyss. There, it would be fine to be able to jump again (if jumped on an enemy) to rescue oneself from falling down.

HTH, pktm

In which version is it not possible to jump again? Usually Tux bounces off an enemy when jumping on it. --204.13.236.244 13:08, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
I'm using supertux 0.3.0-0 on a openSuse 10.3 x86_64. Edit: I checked it. The Character bounces off the enemy, if it just jumps on it. But if you press the jump key while jumping on an enemy, you fall down.
  • I think that's intentional. That way, you don't have to go up if there's something you don't particularly want to touch above you. Otherwise, you bounce up and can keep jumping. --Julius_Freezer 00:00, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Reversing snowball power-ups & run/walk button settings

Okay, I have two ideas/suggestions, if I can have. Both of them is Mario related, and I know Supertux doesn't intend to copy mario directly, but these ones would make the game more enjoyable, imo. One of them is about snowball power-ups, I think it would be a really nice feature if by hitting a "? block" under the snowball, it could reverse it's direction, like it does in Mario. The other suggestion is about running. After playing many platform games (well, not just platform games, I could say gta:sa, or duke nukem 3d, or whatever), with having a run button, it's really strange to get used to SuperTux's new walk-by-button system. I don't say it's bad, or it needs a change, but for people like me, it wouldn't be bad if we could set it in the Options, if we want walk as normal with run button or the reverse of it. Many modern games have this feature, and I think it would also add a plus to SuperTux's enjoyment. Btw, great game, and huge thanks to you guys for putting a lot of effort into this project! :) --TaZaR 19:56, 24 October 2008 (UTC)