Drascula in subversion

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Drascula in subversion

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Just noticed Drascula has been added to the engines directory
in subversion, What is the current state? partially playable?
I remember hearing That talks were being made with the developers of the game for release of source,
Did this happen or is it a reversing attempt.
If its reversing I have a copy of the game I can donate
to someone willing to work on it, Who is working on it anyway?
I can donate if source has been released too but only if neccesary. Its a UK budget version.
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Re: Drascula in subversion

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sanguinehearts wrote:Just noticed Drascula has been added to the engines directory
in subversion, What is the current state? partially playable?
I don't have the game myself, and I don't know what the plans for it are, but as far as I can tell what's currently in SVN is little more than the barest minimum of code needed to add a new engine that does absolutely nothing. It can detect some versions of the game, but it doesn't know anything about what to do with them.
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sanguinehearts wrote:Just noticed Drascula has been added to the engines directory
in subversion, What is the current state? partially playable?
I remember hearing That talks were being made with the developers of the game for release of source,
Did this happen or is it a reversing attempt.
If its reversing I have a copy of the game I can donate
to someone willing to work on it, Who is working on it anyway?
I can donate if source has been released too but only if neccesary. Its a UK budget version.
It's just a skeleton with detection, no real game-related code have been committed.

Yes, we finally (sic) acquired original source codes. Also we got first high-res background. So the task will be to improve original graphics too.

Aquadran is doing all work. I don't remember exactly, does he have version besides Spanish. I'll ask him.


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Post by jumnle »

Great to know you're working for supporting Drascula. If Alcachofa Soft gave you the original source code and backgrounds, are there any possibility of making a freeware release of the game, once support for it is completed?
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jumnle wrote:Great to know you're working for supporting Drascula. If Alcachofa Soft gave you the original source code and backgrounds, are there any possibility of making a freeware release of the game, once support for it is completed?
It seems that is the goal.
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The Madventurer wrote:It seems that is the goal.
Any idea about what languages could be released? Looking at the subversion repository, the source code includes a lot of the game text in english.
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The Madventurer wrote:It seems that is the goal.
Interesting. May you elaborate a bit?


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its excellent to see how far this has come along in such a short time, its easy to see why ScummVM won the best project
for gamers
Thank you :)
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sev wrote:
The Madventurer wrote:It seems that is the goal.
Interesting. May you elaborate a bit?


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You are member of the ScummVM Team knows it a lot better than me, but it seems Drascula will be released as freeware and ScummVM will support some kind of hi-res backgrounds ;)
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The Madventurer wrote:it seems Drascula will be released as freeware and ScummVM will support some kind of hi-res backgrounds
And how exactly did you end up to such a conclusion? Purely out of speculation? :?
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md5 wrote:And how exactly did you end up to such a conclusion? Purely out of speculation? :?
http://www.adventure-eu.com/forum/index ... _next=next
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petr wrote:
md5 wrote:And how exactly did you end up to such a conclusion? Purely out of speculation? :?
http://www.adventure-eu.com/forum/index ... _next=next
Very good news :) . According to what was said by the developers in that link, the game will be released as freeware in five different languages. I suposse that includes spanish and english versions, and I think I have read somewhere that the game was translated into italian, too. In what other languages was translated? (maybe french and german?)

I have to look for my spanish version. I have not played Drascula for a lot of years.
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Post by PsYcO »

is this the game in question?

http://www.gamershell.com/pc/drascula/screenshots.html

looks like it could be a large download, if its going freeware:)
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That page has mixed info about Drascula and Dracula. But yes, the game would be big (it has cd audio tracks). Look the official web:

http://www.alcachofasoft.com/web/esp/We ... ascula.htm (in spanish)
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Post by fac »

jumnle wrote:That page has mixed info about Drascula and Dracula. But yes, the game would be big (it has cd audio tracks). Look the official web:
Maybe not, if the audio track were in mp3/ogg (since ScummVM doens't support CD audio tracks).
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