A quest system for simple RPGs
Have you ever heard of Dililatum?
Perhaps not. For Dililatum is Something New. Dililatum has a quest; and that quest is to distribute Python power to quest-oriented RPG-like computer-based keyboard-using video games. At least that’s its purpose.
Dililatum can be considered a game engine, but in reality it’s a game library. It is written in Python using PyGame for graphics and sound in games. Dililatum also depends on NumPy. More specifically, it’s like this:
Dililatum depends on the following programs/libraries:
Python 2.5+ Dililatum is written in Python <http://python.org/> Debian etc.: apt-get install python Fedora etc.: yum install python PyGame 1.8.1+ Dililatum uses PyGame for its graphics and sound <http://python.org/> Debian etc.: apt-get install python-pygame Fedora etc.: yum install pygame NumPy Dililatum uses NumPy for internal arrays describing where it's okay to walk -- and where it's not ok. <http://numpy.scipy.org/> Debian etc.: apt-get install python-numpy Fedora etc.: yum install python-numpy
Additionally, you can also install these libraries:
setproctitle Changes 'python' to 'dililatum' <http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setproctitle/> sudo easy_install setproctitle termcolor Colors Dililatum's terminal output <http://pypi.python.org/pypi/termcolor> sudo easy_install termcolor
Dililatum is released under the GNU GPLv3+ and is free software. Dililatum is downloadable from http://metanohi.org/projects/dililatum/. The version of this Dililatum is v0.1. Many features are not complete yet.
For an example of what Dililatum is capable of, try downloading ForestQuest. It’s available at http://metanohi.org/projects/forestquest/. It’s still a work in progress, but it works.
The logo of Dililatum, found in the “logo” directory, is available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 (or any later version) Unported license. A copy of this license is available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
To install Dililatum, write this in a terminal:
$ ./setup.py install
After installing it, you can run it like this:
$ dililatum GAME
If you choose not to install it, the Python file you should run is called “dililatum” and located in the “bin” directory.
Note that Dililatum has many command-line options, which is why it’s a good idea to run “dililatum –help”.
Dililatum comes with several tools for more easily developing games. These are named ‘dilatiumdev*’.
Documentation is available in the “docs” directory.
Developers are very welcome.
The original author of Dililatum is Niels Serup <email@example.com>.
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