Question Possibility of an OpenRCT2 port?

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  1. OkazakiTheOtaku
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    Hey,

    For those who aren't familiar with OpenRCT, it's an open source reimplementation of Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 that uses assets from the original game while providing all new code. It is available for macOS, Windows, and Linux.
    Would it be possible for this to be ported to the Nintendo switch?
     
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  2. DarkOrb

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    Currently not, because it's heavily based on OpenGL.
     
  3. OkazakiTheOtaku
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    If we get graphics drivers and hardware acceleration working, would it be feasibly possible?
     
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    @MVG is the king of this
     
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    Totally possible, but it's a huge project and would involve a lot of work.

    The openGL part is optional, there's software rendering too.
     
  6. DarkOrb

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    Absolutely! We already have the first puzzle piece: SDL2. Now we only need graphics driver.
     
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    That'd be a dream come true.
     
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  8. OkazakiTheOtaku
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    Ah, man. I would so love to have RCT2 on the Switch. Would be such a great fit for it and I would play non-stop.
    Indeed! I love his work!
     
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    I also started looking into this yesterday after reading about SDL2. I think the switch might actually be my jumpstart into the homebrew dev world. Definitely not with this though lol.

    So glad to see someone else thinking about this though!
     
  10. Milenko

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    I tried for so long to get RCT1 amd Warcraft 2 to work on the wii u with windows so rct2 would be amazing
     
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    Hi, OpenRCT2 dev here.
    No, we do not require OpenGL, you can disable it at compile time. All the rendering is done single-threaded in software. WereW working on improving that, contributions welcome.
    There have already been ports to other hw (including ps vita, Wii and I think 3ds), much less capable than switch.
    Please refer to https: //github com/OpenRCT2/OpenRCT2/wiki/Building-OpenRCT2-on-Linux to find what is required (and what is optional).
    Sorry, as a new member I cannot post links.
     
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    Sorry for the necrobump but didn't want to create a new thread. Is this any closer to fruition?
     
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    I take it this is being bumped because of the OpenTTD port just released. :lol:

    Would be awesome if someone could do it.
     
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    Need this so bad

    Would it let you add the RCT 1 levels as well?

    Wow that Reddit post gives me hope
     
  16. Milenko

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    Someone with a Reddit account should message that guy!
     
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    Keep the dream alive :cry:
     
  18. OkazakiTheOtaku
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    FWIW, I did try to message the Reddit account responsible but got no reply. Unfortunately.
    It seems that this is more or less dead until further notice, which makes me sad. Hopefully we can get a statement about a possibility of a port either from that Reddit account or the actual OpenRCT team.
     
  19. Milenko

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    At least it's possible and hopefully another capable dev takes up the challenge
     
  20. Sumandora

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    not now not all libs are supported by a Switch but maybe later
     
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