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Subject: Another World (Out of This World) coming to Rockbox!

Another World (Out of This World) coming to Rockbox!

From: Franklin Wei <frankhwei536_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:45:19 -0500

Hello!

I'd like to introduce you xworld - a clone of the game Another World (Out
of This World in some locales), which has now been ported to Rockbox.

You can find more info about the original game on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_World_(video_game)

The Rockbox port was based off Fabien Sanglard's Fabnother World emulator
for the game, which was based on Piotr Padkowski's newRaw interpreter,
which in turn was based off Gregory Montoir's reverse-engineering of Eric
Chahi's original game.

You can see a video of a slightly older version of it running here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyU3h5g2DO8

and here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRP5PSAOK2I

The code has been uploaded to Gerrit already:

http://gerrit.rockbox.org/r/1012

The game *should* run on all devices with horizontal-packing color LCDs (so
everything but the mrobe500), so please try it out, and give feedback. :D

Some questions/comments:
1. Would it be legal to distribute this in Rockbox? (it's just a bytecode
interpreter, there's no data included)
2. Would it be legal to distribute a virtual code wheel in Rockbox?
3. The game is still incomplete right now (no gray/monochrome support, bad
performance on some devices, etc.)

Lastly, a big thanks to all Rockbox contributors!

Franklin Wei

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