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The new version of Aliens vs Predator for Mac OS X


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#1 mateo14

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Posted 01 January 2015 - 07:14 PM

Hi

I just want to inform you that a new version of Alien vs. Predator was released for Linux and Mac OS X:

http://icculus.org/avp/


The changelog is not available, but I want to indicate that a new version of this game has the experimental support for SDL 2, and the author used cmake to change the compilation process. Additionally, you can compile this game on Linux x86_64.

This is an unofficial version of this game, and I want to point out that many features are still missing e.g. music, movies, multiplayer etc.
However, this is a first version of the AvP that has a native version for Mac OS X (intel), so you don't have to use an old PPC computer/Rosetta to run this game.

Did you notice any other changes?

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 05:32 AM

I actually caught wind of this from someone else on the GOG.com forums -- it's really neat to see this, but for tech-unsavvy people like myself, I'm waiting for someone to post the compiled binaries...

In the meantime, the game (at least, the DRM-free versions that I've tested from DotEMU and GOG) works almost perfectly in WINE and CrossOver (For Wineskin, you just need to install d3d9_43 in Winetricks to avoid font rendering problems in the game). The only hiccup is that multiplayer doesn't work in the DotEMU version, and the GOG version is reliant upon GOG Galaxy, which isn't working yet in WINE.
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#3 mateo14

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 07:02 AM

View Postrampancy, on 02 January 2015 - 05:32 AM, said:

I actually caught wind of this from someone else on the GOG.com forums -- it's really neat to see this, but for tech-unsavvy people like myself, I'm waiting for someone to post the compiled binaries...

I decided to post a binary files for Mac OS X:

http://filebin.ca/1ml8ExBMRNup/avp

I compiled this file on Mac OS X 10.9.5, you should copy this file to the folder with the game.

#4 mateo14

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 07:31 AM

Hi

AnonymousHoser published a new version of Aliens vs Predator, and I think that experimental support for AvP Classic Redux is the most interesting feature in this version of AvP:

https://www.youtube....SvDj9rDTo#t=202

"Some work was done on the SDL2 support, namely the full screen support. There's still a lot more work required before it is stable though. Once that happens I plan on removing the SDL 1.2 support.
The OpenGL code has been changed to be compatible with OpenGL ES 1.0. The next release will require OpenGL 2.1 or OpenGL ES 2.0.

AvP Classic Redux was briefly tested. One possible crash was fixed -- the original game was never intended to use such large assets, but there are likely other crashes out there."


http://community.ioq...se-20150214/435