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OpenSA - a recreation of Swarm Assault game
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Dzierzan
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:29 pm    Post subject:  OpenSA - a recreation of Swarm Assault game Reply with quote

Hi there!

Have you ever perhaps played an old RTS game called Swarm Assault where you control bugs with gun? Well then, I'd love to introduce to you my OpenSA project. This is a mod for OpenRA engine which recreates this old RTS game from 1999. Just like OpenRA's core mods which are Red Alert, Tiberian Down or Dune 2000, the project's goal is not to be a faithful recreation, but more like modern remake. Of course all required features are certainly recreated and you can feel the spirit of the original game.

Currently the project is highly playable, it has recreated 80 missions out of 100. You can play skirmish, even multiplayer which the original game didn't have (3 available servers). It misses some other minor features which are not important for gameplay (like original loading screens). You can play it on Windows, Linux and macOS.

This project is standalone (download, install, play), so I hope you'll try it and tell me your thoughts ^^.

https://github.com/Dzierzan/OpenSA

https://www.moddb.com/mods/opensa

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I'd love to also ask you if it's possible to host required assets for this project. Now, let me be 100% straight, the original game is not freeware and I consider it pure abandonware. Original developers are nowhere to be found and the publisher which published the game in the past, doesn't own the game (I asked them via Facebook). So what I currently do is having right now one mirror from which required assets are downloaded from (just OpenRA does that for RA, TD or D2k).

Yes, I did read that you don't support warez or illegal stuff, I do understand that. However, you're hosting Dune 2000 files for OpenRA project. Dune 2000 is not freeware either and nobody knows who owns the game now (high chance the rights came back to Frank Herbert's family). So in my honest opinion the situation is kinda similar. Of course I will understand you if you don't agree for hosting for this project

King regards,
Dzierzan

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Banshee
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Joined: 15 Aug 2002
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First of all, this project seems to be quite interesting Smile.

Do you have a video to promote it?

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I'd love to also ask you if it's possible to host required assets for this project. Now, let me be 100% straight, the original game is not freeware and I consider it pure abandonware. Original developers are nowhere to be found and the publisher which published the game in the past, doesn't own the game (I asked them via Facebook). So what I currently do is having right now one mirror from which required assets are downloaded from (just OpenRA does that for RA, TD or D2k).


Depending on some conditions, we might be able to mirror it. What is the current size of the files? Who else is mirroring these files? And also, it should not include any .exe files.


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Yes, I did read that you don't support warez or illegal stuff, I do understand that. However, you're hosting Dune 2000 files for OpenRA project. Dune 2000 is not freeware either and nobody knows who owns the game now (high chance the rights came back to Frank Herbert's family). So in my honest opinion the situation is kinda similar. Of course I will understand you if you don't agree for hosting for this project.


The Dune 2000 files hosted on our domain as a mirror of the required files for the mods that comes with OpenRA does not allow you to run Dune 2000 without the original game license. So, we are not hosting warez here and we don't promote any illegal way to play Dune 2000 either.

Anyway, all Westwood games from Dune, Lion King franchises and few others are in a limbo, because these games could only be sold with the agreement from all those involved (those who own the IP of the franchise and who created the game, which right now is EA). So, these games can't be sold because EA is no longer licensed to sell games from these fanchises.

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Dzierzan
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, don't have have any promoting video. Although I do have one video of playtesting this mod, I believe it's not good enough for that. I could record something new and better if you really require something like that.

The zip is 20 MB, https://www.dropbox.com/s/m63u92hkyhobkuu/SwarmAssault.zip?dl=0. It doesn't have any exe, just pure assets which are required for the project.

Currently jaZz_KCS from OpenRA community is hosting the mirror and he also hosts 3 servers for multiplayer.

Well, about Dune, IMO it's super vague, but let's put it aside.

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G-E
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never played it, but a friend of mine said the game sucks. I hope you make it better than the original #Tongue
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Dzierzan
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest about the original game, yeah, it's really mediocre. I'd compare it to the first Z game, with that main exception that Colonies are technically your territory to capture.

When I was a child, I didn't really care about the quality of the games, you just played what you had.

Now, a lot of the original "jankyness" is brought back to the OpenSA, although something like wandering around your units has been decreased for the player, so it is not as annoying as it was in the original game.

To summorize it, it's not really something I'd personally recommend, at this point it's an interesting fact. There are still some people around who also played Swarm Assault and were glad OpenSA was created.

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Dzierzan
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for double post, but it's been 4 days. Will you guys host it? It's fine if the answer is no.

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Banshee
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the delay.

The answer is to your request in this link.

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Dzierzan
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!

I've released a new version:

https://www.moddb.com/mods/opensa/news/a-new-release-20210321

More missions, more features, more fun!

Based on the latest release OpenRA engine version

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