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Zamolxe Game Engine

The Zamolxe game engine is a modded OpenGL Quake and Quake 2 hybrid. It is able to take Quake BSP levels as game maps. It features no actual gameplay and is just a walking simulator. The last thing that was implemented was the ability to shoot a moving fire sprite in a straight line. There are no enemies, AI or even collision detection. Development of the engine did not take long and stalled when Quake models could not be imported or made work with it.

The name Zamolxe is derived from the Dacian and Greek god Zalmoxis, a relatively unknown God mentioned by Herodotus and Plato.

You can download the current (and final) alpha version of the engine. — .ZIP file, 21 MB

Disclaimer: It does work on Windows 10. However, you might experience problems due to the fact that resolution switching isn’t fully implemented.

The alpha version comes with three levels.
There are a number of configuration options if you launch the configuration utility called ZamolxeConfig.exe. Be warned, the instructions and configuration options are all in Romanian.
The engine uses open source libraries including FreeType6, OglExt, FMOD and Zlib compression.

There were two videos released for Zamolxe. One was a teaser trailer that did not feature any in-game footage. The second was a showcase, showing the current state of the alpha version. This one was shot entirely in-game.
This teaser trailer took music from the band Portishead. It was used without persmission. The video does not show any in-game images or footage. The temple image at the end, before the Zamolxe logo reveal, is the main menu background used for the alpha version.

This video is a showcase of the alpha version of the engine. I loaded the default BSP level and simply walked around. There are no sprites, models or in-game assets loaded other than the level and the textures. There is no gameplay whatsoever.

For documentary purposes, I have the readme.txt file that was attached to the alpha release of the engine. It’s in Romanian so, good luck. To note, there were some systems we tested the engine with. It all passed with flying colors.

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         Z A M O L X E



 Deoarece aceasta versiune este alpha, va rugam sa NU schimbati
 rezolutia si nici majoritatea setarilor, deoarece acestea pot
 provoca engine-ul sa mearga prost (bug-uri) sau sa nici nu


 ~ or ^		Consola
 TAB		Wireframe
 F4		Noclip
 F5		Camera
 F8		Inregistreaza (screenshot pentru fiecare frame)
 F7		Opreste inregistrarea
 F11		Screenshot
 PAUSE		Pause
 ESC		Iesire
 W		Mergi inainte
 S		Mergi in spate
 A		Lateral stanga
 D		Lateral dreapta


 load [mapfile] Incarca o harta
 map  [mapfile] Incarca o harta
 text [test]    Incarca un text
 echo [text]    Scrie un text
 quit           Iesire
 cmdlist        Lista comenzilor
 toggle         Consola
 clear          Curata ecranul consolei



 3D Hardware Accelerator (cu 64 MB VRAM) cu suport OpenGL
 Procesor Pentium sau AMD la 800 Mhz
 Windows 95 OSR2/98/Me/NT4.0(SP6)/2000(SP4)/XP(SP2) (*)
 256 MB de RAM (recomandam 512 MB)
 Microsoft DirectX 8+

 Presupunem (**) ca jocul va functiona cu placi grafice
 care incorporeaza aceste chipset-uri:
 > ATi(tm) Radeon (majoritatea)
 > Matrox(tm) (unele)
 > nVIDIA(tm) GeForce (majoritatea)

 * Noi am testat doar cu Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000 si XP
 ** Noi am testat doar cu Radeon 7500, 9700 Pro,
    GeForce 2 MX, GeForce 2 MX 400, GeForce 4 MX 460
    si GeForce FX 5200.



 Pentru a asigura buna functionare a acestui produs,
 noi am testat acest joc cu  toate sistemele de calcul de
 care dispunem. Din pacate, pe unele dintre ele performantele
 au fost foarte scazute.

 Test 1: PIII 866, 512 RAM, GeForce 2 MX 32 MB,
 Test 2: PIII 866, 512 RAM, GeForce 4 MX 460, 128 MB,

 Test 3: Celeron 766, 128 RAM, ATi Radeon 32 MB,

 Test 4: Duron 800, 256 RAM, nForce, GeForce 2 MX 400 64 MB, 

 Test 5: Pentium 4 2,53, 1024 RAM, ATi Radeon 9700 Pro, 128 MB, 

 Test 6: Pentium 4 2.53, 1024 RAM, GeForce 4 MX 460, 128 MB,

 Test 7: AMD Sempron 2500+, 512 RAM, GeForce FX 5200



 Aceasta este doar o versiune alpha, de testare. NU ESTE GATA,
 deci, o mare parte din facilitatile sale nu sunt incluse. Prin
 instalarea acestui produs ati acceptat sa NU IL DISTRIBUITI
 in nici o forma fara aprobarea scrisa a grupului 2 Bad Design.


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