Most of the characters are well known from other beat´em´ups and comics. There is a single player adventure mode and you can also play in versus mode against another player.
Changes in 3.2:
* Python scripting module added
* More options added to the menu
* Added player Wolverine
* Game takes screenshots while playing
* Network mode more reliable
* Players have score
Get the source
$ svn co https://paintown.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/paintown/trunk
The data lives in a different folder
$ svn co https://paintown.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/paintown/data
Make a temporary directory:
paintown $ md b
Cd into that directory and run 'cmakesetup ..'
paintown $ cd b
paintown/b $ cmakesetup ..
It should bring up a graphical configure thing that you can setup the build system. You might have to play with it to get it to find zlib and libpng. Once its configured run 'make'
paintown/b $ make
The executable should end up in paintown/b/bin/paintown.exe
On linux/anything not windows
paintown $ scons
On windows you have to tell scons to use mingw or not. To use mingw add 'env=mingw'
paintown $ scons env=mingw
Or if you want to use visual studio or whatever
paintown $ scons
- Allegro - 4.1 or higher. http://alleg.sf.net
- zlib - http://www.zlib.net/
- libpng - http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/libpng.html
- pthreads - If you are on Unix you should have this or you can install glibc and you will get it. Windows people: http://sources.redhat.com/pthreads-win32/
- DUMB - http://dumb.sf.net
- freetype - Installed on most Unix systems along with X11. Windows people: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/freetype.htm.. OSX doesn't come with freetype either, get it from here - freetype.sf.net
Without -d some-directory paintown will assume the data directory is ./data. The -w option starts paintown in fullscreen mode. Without it paintown will start in windowed mode. The -m switch turns off music.
Level/Character editor Paintown comes with 2 seperate gui's for making levels and editing character animations.
Both live in editor.jar
To run the level editor type
paintown $ java -classpath editor.jar com.rafkind.paintown.animator.Animator
Both gui's should be sort of intuiative, try loading a pre-existing level or character if you have no idea what to do. I wrote a manual for the level editor a while ago, some widgets have changed since then but the overall idea is the same.
Level editor manual