Got some good news for AmigaOS 4.1 users today. Turns out that the always productive Hugues “HunoPPC” Nouvel has released Open Beats of Rage 3.0 for AmigaOS 4.1!
Beats of Rage is basically a customizable video game engine by Senile Team. It draws inspiration from the Streets of Rage series we know from SEGA. With the Beats of Rage engine, people can make their own beat’em up games without any prior knowledge of programming. The engine was first released on PC (MS-DOS) back in 2003, but has since grown and been ported to a wide range of systems.
The release by Mr. Nouvel is what is called OpenBOR (Open Beats of Rage). This project aims to give more functionality to Beats of Rage and features several enhancements over the original. It’s worth mentioning that OpenBOR is freeware and open source.
Here’s a video from YouTube showing OpenBOR in action with a game called Night Slashers X (beware.. this game footage contains gore):
Now for some information concerning this new release:
Second version log v3.0 build 3625 (compiled 18-december-2011)
All Joystick supported
All effects working (scale2X, bilinear, hq2X ...)
Support all new .pak files (new scripts and new effects)
Now Ram as nolimit (for big .pak)
Fix all GrimReaper
Fix sound on ogg play
Fix effects in Software mode
Add a new wide GUI
GUI use now 4% of CPU usage
SpeedUp loading game Now, 60% Wowwwww!!!!
Fix PNG endianess
Add new shortkeys:
F9 Quit Openbor
You can download OpenBOR 3.0 here. Games are available as .PAK files and can be downloaded freely. A user at Amigaworld.net, Tommysammy, recommended this link. That site features a ton of cool games for you to try out. Enjoy!
For more information concerning OpenBOR, please have a look at the website of LavaLit. LavaLit is the official website of the OpenBOR community.
Hope you’ll enjoy OpenBOR for AmigaOS 4.1!