We have changed names again, first it was ORION RPG, then ArrowRPG, now.........Covalence RPG! I just can't make my mind up on the right name...
I don't want anyone to get their hopes up, but I am restarting this project and doing a full redesign. I am hoping to use this project as a platform for some of my smaller utility libraries during the development of the RPG Engine. Of course, if/when completed, the engine would use many of these utility libraries.
With ArrowG version 0.1a abandoned we have cleared our CVS Repository. Development on v0.2a is underway and going well (we planned a lot better this time) and it has been imported into the CVS Repository. Take a look, send us feed back, but be warned it has almost no features, and has not been tested (but it should build properly)
After a long silence, ArrowRPG is coming back! Version 0.2a is in development. The fourms will be re-opened, and a new website launched soon!
ArrowRPG v0.1.a Alpha has been released to Premiere Members, none of the major features are implemented yet, as the Engine will not be full-featured until at least v0.5 or higher. However, the Engine now has base functionality. We are in the process of writing the Alpha documentation and upon completion the Alpha release will be made avaliable to the general public.
We are almost ready to release ArrowCore v0.1.b Beta. More details will be avaliable soon
Everything is GONE! All my work on ArrowRPG has been basically wiped out. My Computer crashed, and wiped my entire Win2K partition, where all my data was (unfortunatly I didn't save ArrowRPG on my data drive, which is ok). I have learned my lesson and will be backing up religiously. Both to the website (meaning more source code browsing!) and to CD's. Sorry to all those who were watching this project with hope of a quick release, it will be a while...:(
ArrowRPG is choosing a new logo and we need your help! Throughout the month of March our website will have a rotating banner showing all the submitted logos! Vote on your favorite, or submit one though the Community section of the website!
ArrowRPG's plan has always involved MMORPG support. Therefore the ArrowRPG Group has begun a new sub-project called ArrowNet. This project will provide multiplayer features to ANY game type (not just RPGs). The system will be similar to those of First-Person Shooters and MMORPGs but any game should be able to use it.
The ORION RPG Engine is now ArrowRPG. We actually have some files up! Check out the CVS Repository, go to http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/orionrpg/ to view the project page. A link to the CVS Repo. will be created on the site soon
Well the ORION RPG project, as originally planned has been terminated. However the project is being "reborn" and a total remake of the engine is underway. Since the old engine wasn't very far yet, the new engine has basically caught up. There will be a new API developed for drawing and playing sound. By using plugins the engine will be able to draw using any graphics API (DirectX, Gtk#, GDI+, etc.), and play sound with any source API (DirectX, etc.). The same will be done for the input and networking sections (DirectInput/Play, etc.). This will allow the engine to run on any platform with a .Net framework (Win/Linux with Mono, and Windows with MS.Net). The engine will be the first priority with a suite of editing tools coming out later. A Tentative release calender is being prepared and will be released soon.
Not much has happened in the development of ORION, the "ORION Team" has returned to school for another year of ugh... but progress will be made. The tileset editor is turning out to be more difficult that was previously expecting, that project may be scrapped and a "TileSet Converter" that converts from PNG or JPEG images to OTS tilesets may be used instead.
The ORION RPG Website has been launched @ http://orionrpg.sourceforge.net
The ORION Engine and Library are now under a new licence. The Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Licence. Please visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/1.0 for more info
We have launched our SourceForge Project. Current status of the ORION Project is:
ORION Library: Incomplete, MAP and TileSet Formats may be ready by Dec. 16, 2002
ORION Engine: Incomplete, Can't start this until the Library is finished
TheGame: Incomplete, Can't start this until the Engine is finished