Alright guys, in time for NCFC, here's the alpha!
As always, here are the downloads:
Also, as a note, this release requires Java 7 to run. You can get it here:
New features in this release include:
Menu - We have an actual UI for the game now! It's currently rather simple, but it gets the job done.
Key rebinding - All player keys can be re-bound to different keys on the keyboard.
Window resizing - the window can be resized with the F9, F10, and F11 keys.
language packs - the game language can now be changed. (most) Displayed strings can be edited in res/lang.properties.
Pausing - the game can be paused with the escape key.
Netplay - Accessed from the main menu. Right now, it's just a simple random-map mode. Choose the IP and port of the server, pick your players, and enjoy SMW over the net!
Netplay is based on a client-server model. The netplay host can either double click the Server file to run it, or write this command in the command line (in the smw directory):
Also you can type /help for a list of commands.
Awesome, gonna try this out right now!
java -server -jar Server.jar
Love the larger map size and title music/layout. Mushrooms get stuck in tiles (not netplay), if there's only one player (which I know doesn't happen much) and you die even once the victory music plays for each death, Bots randomly stop moving (again not netplay) and keep running into solids and getting stuck. I sometimes fall through solids and avoid any collision all together. I agree with Jimmy about the warps feeling odd. Sometimes the jumping skips a few frames and I can't see myself for a second or two then am on the tile/platform. And you can get stomped while Super Star'd. Also maybe make the HUD a bit more transparent then it is. Overall buggy, but hey it's Alpha and at least it's getting done which is awesome, looking forward to trying out future releases, and hopefully am not being an ass. Thanks a bunch to y'all for working on this!
Also if making maps or skins/gfx would help I'd gladly work on either or both when I have some free time