Orx - Portable Game Engine
Community update
26 November 2010

Lately orx has mostly improved due to its community (lazy me!).

 

Some improvements are code-related and you can follow their advance in the forum. Thanks again to tdomhan and laschweinski for their involvement. It's very motivating to see new features/ports coming from the community. I'm really looking forward the next release where all their work should be integrated.

 

At least as important as code improvement, some tutorials were added by sausage. I can only recommend them for newcomers as well as more experienced users as they are more about how to use orx for doing advanced tasks than simply understanding orx's basics.

 

Thanks also to Grey who contributed to some quality tutorials starting with the very beginning: how to setup your workspace in order to be able to use orx.

 

You can find all those tutorials on the community tutorial page.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 26 November 2010 07:13
 
First game made with orx available on app store!
26 September 2010

Congrats to JTianLing for the first iPhone/iPad game made with orx to be released on the app store! Cool

 

It's called Running Mouse and you can check it out here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/running-mouse/id392464526

 

I'm very thrilled to see a game made with orx on the app store and I hope there'll be a bunch of others coming soon! Smile

 

 
Orx v1.2 has been released!
20 July 2010

And you can find it here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/orx/files/orx/orx - 1.2 (1984)/

Cool

 You can find more info about the latest changes in the forum or the full list directly from the CHANGELOG file.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 July 2010 01:41
 
Welcome to China!
05 July 2010

As you might have seen, orx's wiki is in the process of being translated to Chinese.

 

The translation effort is done by a team led by JTianLing.

 

A new board has been opened in the forum for the Chinese community. This board will be moderated by JTianLing. 

 

On a totally unrelated note, orx v1.2 will probably released during next week end if I get a replacement video card in the next few days as mine died last week. The code is ready, it just need packaging on all the available platforms. Laughing

 

Last Updated on Monday, 05 July 2010 21:59
 
Uni-code to rule them all?
14 June 2010

Well, that wasn't exactly on the roadmap for 1.2 release, but unicode support has been added to orx.

 

However orx only supports UTF-8 right now. Latin-1 isn't accepted anymore, so if you want to use ASCII's extended characters (0x80 - 0xFF) you'll now have to encode your files in UTF-8.

 

Why such a sudden interest for unicode, you might ask?

Well, I've been considering that for a long time actually, and seen the recent increase of interest in orx from east asian users (currently half the downloads originate from China, thanks to JTianLing :)), now was the best time to add it and be able to display non-ASCII texts.

 

1.2 release will thus have 2 new features concerning texts: custom bitmaps support and UTF-8 support.

I'll update tutorial #10 prior to the release so as to show how both are used.

As Chinese is still unreachable for me, I'll put a Japanese example in the tutorial.

 

- iarwain

 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 June 2010 21:37
 
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