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Day 8 : Alien 8 on the Amstrad CPC (1985)

by on Mar.21, 2010, under lutris

Today, I’m not going to look for a half descent CPC emulator. I’m pretty sure there isn’t one except MESS which will get my attention later. Instead I’ll focus on an Alien 8 remake by Retrospec.

There isn’t a Linux build yet and the sources depend on Allegro and FMod to compile. Remember o2em the Odysey 2 emulator which also required Allegro ? It means that if I get to build the Alien8 remake, at best I’ll get no sound at all.

F-Mod is also painfull to use, I remember failing hard when trying to compile stuff needing this library. I’ll try getting a Linux build of Alien8 but for now, I’ll just run the game with Wine. Alien8 runs perfectly, meaning that there is very little need for a Linux build for the moment.

Getting a Linux build of Alien8 is not something we absolutely *need*, but getting a method for compiling code dependent of F-Mod and Allegro is much more important. Alien8 will be the testing ground for this.

The Alien8 remake

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