About Puzzle Moppet
A challenging 3D puzzle game where you must guide the Moppet through the vast
and eternal void of space by solving the various and beautiful puzzles thrown
This project is an effort to make the original Puzzle Moppet open source,
replace art assets and continue the game development. Videos, details and
binaries can still be found at original developer's website:
Please see specific license files in /puzzlemoppet/licenses.
Except otherwise noted, source files are released under WTFPL, version 2.0.
Game assets are released under a free license, usually CCBYSA3 or GPLv3+. Asset
files created by Daniel Frith (original author) are released under WTFPL.
. Irrlicht 1.6.1, http://downloads.sourceforge.net/irrlicht/irrlicht-1.6.1.zip
. ODE, http://www.ode.org/
. OpenAL, http://connect.creativelabs.com/openal/default.aspx
If in GNU/Linux search for the required libraries using your package manager.
Distribution specific instructions
sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake libode-dev libopenal-dev libxxf86vm-dev libirrlicht-dev
If your package manager does not provide version 1.6.1 you need to compile it yourself:
Download the Irrlicht files, version 1.6.1, unzip and place in /puzzlemoppet/thirdparty.
If in GNU Linux search for the required libraries using your package manager.
> cd <project dir>/puzzlemoppet/thirdparty/irrlicht-1.6.1/source/Irrlicht/
Building the Game
Open a terminal/console window, navigate to the project folder and change into the
/puzzlemoppet directory. Run CMake and then Make:
> cmake .
To "install" the game (i.e. use make install):
cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DBUILD_FOR_INSTALL=ON . && make && sudo make install
cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$HOME/somewhere -DBUILD_FOR_INSTALL=ON . && make && make install
Other cmake options
"cmake ." for normal build
"cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug ." if you need lines number in gdb
"cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ." will give you -O2 optimisation for release builds
Install directory used by install.
If "make install" is invoked or INSTALL is built, this directory is
pre-pended onto all install directories. This variable defaults to
/usr/local on UNIX and c:/Program Files on Windows.
Should the game search for its datas in install path
Running the game
Running the editor
./puzzlemoppet -e levelname.lev
cf http://www.desura.com/games/puzzle-moppet/news/puzzle-moppet-level-editor for more info.
Running a specific level
Other Notes (from Daniel Frith)
Some minor patches were made to the Irrlicht 1.6.1 source code which have since
been *lost*. The ones I remember are:
- An opengl tweak to fix the sea's transparency in the final scene of the game,
- In GNU Linux, changing to use XRandR rather than XVidMode fixed an occasional
fullscreen freezing problem.
- Some modifications to the OS X device, to do with it crashing at certain screen
sizes, see irrlicht.sourceforge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=40211#p254941