[Mono-list] Porting FreeTrain to Mono
freegamerblog at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 00:11:33 EST 2008
A very similar copy of the following text has been posted to the
FreeTrain is a game by Kohsuke Kawaguchi, written in C# using
Microsoft's .NET platform. It is inspired by the A-Train series of
games which focuses on a combination of train and business simulation.
FreeTrain is the quintessential sandbox game. First of all, you start
in a literal sandbox: a flat barren piece of land greets you when
starting a new game. After that, it's completely up to you to create
your world, including natural features such as mountains or lakes.
Last year Free Gamer got a few guys to translate FreeTrain from
Japanese (it had been entirely Japanese until then) to English so it
could be enjoyed by a more global audience. However it is still
dependent on Windows and .NET and can not be run on Mono or Linux.
http://homepage1.nifty.com/Ferrari/map/newpage1.htm (this one is huge
- looks ace)
FreeTrain (original Japanese) homepage:
Basically the game is no longer developed by it's original Japanese
author, and the guys who translated the game are not well versed in
C#/Mono and have struggled to port it:
It would be great if somebody from the Mono community who was looking
to bring over a really great Free Software project from .NET to Mono
could check it out and give advice or even dig in. Otherwise I'm
afraid this amazing game will never get ported to Mono and Linux.
Thanks for your time, please bear in mind (if you respond) that I am
not subscribed to this list.
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