Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hexen Wii 0.5 Released

A lot of people were really happy with how my port of Heretic to Wii turned out. Originally, I was trying to port Hexen but was beaten to by Hermes causing me to turn my attention to Heretic instead. I was asked if I would consider going back and finishing Hexen port because the existing Hexen port had a number of issues with it. So ... Well ... Here we are :)

Here's what you will find in my new Hexen port that you won't find in the other one:
  • Full USB Support
  • Support for the Hexen Expansion WAD: Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel (hexdd.wad)
  • Saving
  • A wiimote and nunchuk control scheme that uses the wiimote's IR
  • GC control scheme
  • Classic Controller control scheme
This port is at about the same stage of progress as my Heretic port so I'm calling this first release version 0.5. I hope you all enjoy this new project :)

Download Hexen Wii 0.5: Google Code
Get the source code to Hexen Wii 0.5: Google Code
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  1. This may be off-topic, but in regards to Desmume wii, will it eventually have zip support considering that rom take up less space zipped? Just curious :)

  2. @Anonymous
    Could it? Yes. Easily in fact. When will it? I don't know.

  3. How long did this take?? Seems like either your really good or take longer than it seems on these projects.
    BTW... $45,000? Good luck with that.. I'd chip in if I had any money. Fortunately for me, even though I'm a few years from graduating, there are one or two great colleges near me. Don't know if it's really worth it though.

  4. Took about probably 8-12 hours. I just haven't had the time since college started.

    Also, since Im a minor (only 17) chipin is my only way to collect money until paypal grants me the privilege (when Im 18) to use a real donations button. Honestly, I dont expect the grand total number to be met; It would be nice though :3

  5. This also is a little off topic but i've kinda missed the posts about computers on your blog. I'm more or less the same age as you and I would like to get into programming but i'm not 100% sure where to start. Where did you start out? I already know HTML and Javascript.

    Good luck with your donations, I probably will donate when I'm done saving for a car.