Some others and I have started an OpenSource version of Beats Of Rage, it already has many new features that have are already being used for new games.
some of the features it currently has.
NEW ANIMATIONS - proper dying animation, char select screen animations, respawn animation.
new sfx, news subtypes (trap - for making fire, electical fields, whatever!) nograb stops enemies being grabable
ability to enable/disable enemies falling when player respawns, blinking effect for dead bodies, ability to attack other players + more
- enemies can drop items
- obstacles (box's etc.) can contain enemies!
- player jump height can be set
- grab distance can be set
There are many other things I just cant think of them atm,
plus many bug fixes not addressed by current Beats Of Rage have been fixed also.
No source to link to yet, there will be a new version in a few days.
Many of the features won't do much for the original Beats Of Rage, but due to the maximum values increased (like max amount of sprites, maximum animation size etc.) many mods gain better performance. And there is already a handful of interesting mods being made incorporating the new features, the port will be needed to allow them to be played on other systems.
Currently the source has been ported to: DOS, WIN32 and DREAMCAST.
We are making sure that all changes to the original source have been commented for future ports or additions to the code.
The windows version has been made from the win32 BOR source, the others from the DOS source.
Would Xport be interested in porting OpenBor for us on the XBOX?
obviously there will be frequent changes to the source, so we can notify you of each change or have it ammended every so often.
Thanks very much for your time and all your previous releases!
Please port this, its an incredible mprovement! My XMEN stopped due to sprite limitations. Now I can continue the project. Just make sure the newest open source you make has all possible features. I know your working on different versions like shoot for heroes. So we need the most feature packed so the xbox version doesnt have to be redone over and over again