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Thank you for downloading Project: Starfighter! This readme is just a
basic overview of the game and instructions for building; for
instructions on how to play the game, see docs/index.html.
Project: Starfighter is a space shoot 'em up game originally developed
by Parallel Realities in 2002, and released in 2003. You assume the role
of Chris Bainfield in his quest to put an end to WEAPCO, the weapons
corporation which has enslaved the galaxy.
If you played one of the versions of Project: Starfighter distributed by
Parallel Realities, you might notice some differences in this version
compared to the original:
* The graphics, sounds, and music are all completely different. This is
because most of the original media was not properly licensed, and
therefore needed to be replaced to make the game 100% libre. Most of
this work was done by the previous project at SourceForge; the current
project completed that work by adding music and replacing one
non-libre graphic that got into version 1.2 by mistake.
* There are several gameplay changes. These changes were mostly done to
balance the game better. However, if you want the original experience,
"Classic" difficulty approximates it as closely as possible.
* Much of the dialog has been changed. There are various reasons for
this; some of these include fixing bad writing, making the dialog
match new music queues, and giving the characters more personality.
* In many places, the interface has been considerably improved. As an
example, the simplistic target arrow of the original has been replaced
with a system of several arrows, one for each ship.
* Typing "humansdoitbetter" in the title screen no longer enables
cheats. This is actually because the switch to SDL2 broke the original
feature, and rather than fixing it, I just replaced it with something
else. I'll let you figure out what the new method to access the cheat
menu is. :)
COMPILING FROM SOURCE
Project: Starfighter depends on the following libraries to build:
* SDL2 <http://libsdl.org>
* SDL2_image <http://www.libsdl.org/projects/SDL_image/>
* SDL2_mixer <http://www.libsdl.org/projects/SDL_mixer/>
Once you have all dependencies installed, simply run:
And optionally (as root):
If this doesn't work, you may need to tweak the makefile.
To play, simply run the starfighter binary.