Thinking of doing my own windows phone osu port.

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tux
Ah, thanks for that!
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tux
Welp, i've hit a roadblock already but not in the form of coding problems, rather in the form of getting the bloody windows phone 8 sdk working. I tried installing it on my windows 8.1 32 bit os but it said I needed the 64 BIT version for the sdk to run. So after waiting around an hour and a half for the 64 bit iso to download I try installing it in a virtual machine. The computer resets. -_-
Giving up on virtual box I try freeing up space on my hard drive to make a third partition and triple boot. Problem being I can't find my flashdrive to put the installer dvd onto. -_-
So then, I try finding a blank dvd which I can't find and turn my room upside down looking for my flash drive. Couldn't find it. And then I realise that it wouldn't work anyway because my flashdrive is 4gb and the iso is 3.8 gb. Basicly it wouldn't fit on my flash drive. So now im TRYING to find a way to somehow install 8.1 64 bit so I can FINALLY start work on this. Sheesh so many problems and I haven't even started yet!!

Also as a side note with a project like this I dunno where to start. Should I program in the osz file decoding, the UI, or something else? With something like this where would be the best place to start?
Ephemeral
not to dissuade you from going ahead with this, but are you really up to a project of this size? a port is no small undertaking, given that you are essentially coding the game again from scratch in an environment that you are seemingly unfamiliar with. i don't really want you to waste your time and effort with this, especially if you can apply your existing talents in other ways to help out instead.
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tux

Ephemeral wrote:

not to dissuade you from going ahead with this, but are you really up to a project of this size? a port is no small undertaking, given that you are essentially coding the game again from scratch in an environment that you are seemingly unfamiliar with. i don't really want you to waste your time and effort with this, especially if you can apply your existing talents in other ways to help out instead.
I wanna at least try!!! I mean heck! I need to use my windows phone dev account anyway!! Sheesh! Still, Im gonna try!!
Ephemeral
alright, well, the support is here if you need it. good luck!
smoogipoo
A day ago I started to port osu!stream to WP but realized that the beatmaps are compiled into their own format, so I gave up on it. I'd also like to try porting osu! to WP - I've got experience with cloning the gameplay as a result of one of my earlier projects but I don't have much time to port it to WP...
I think I could bring some competition to the table (first person to release their own port?) xD
TakuMii

smoogipooo wrote:

A day ago I started to port osu!stream to WP but realized that the beatmaps are compiled into their own format, so I gave up on it. I'd also like to try porting osu! to WP - I've got experience with cloning the gameplay as a result of one of my earlier projects but I don't have much time to port it to WP...
I think I could bring some competition to the table (first person to release their own port?) xD
...but the beatmap .osz files are just renamed .zip files. And the .osu files within are just text files :/
smoogipoo

YayMii wrote:

...but the beatmap .osz files are just renamed .zip files. And the .osu files within are just text files :/
No, I meant the beatmap files inside osu!stream for iOS and Android. Those files are of filetype osf2 or something like that, and are not zip files... They are quite different to normal beatmap files in that they contain the contain the song, the metadata of the map (i.e. creator, diffs, and link to creator) and the beatmap data all in one file which is not extractable like .osz, and I won't even bother attempting to use a hex editor to figure it out.
TakuMii

smoogipooo wrote:

YayMii wrote:

...but the beatmap .osz files are just renamed .zip files. And the .osu files within are just text files :/
No, I meant the beatmap files inside osu!stream for iOS and Android. Those files are of filetype osf2 or something like that, and are not zip files... They are quite different to normal beatmap files in that they contain the contain the song, the metadata of the map (i.e. creator, diffs, and link to creator) and the beatmap data all in one file which is not extractable like .osz, and I won't even bother attempting to use a hex editor to figure it out.
Oh, I missed the part where you said osu!stream :roll:
I think that's just there as a form of DRM.
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tux

smoogipooo wrote:

A day ago I started to port osu!stream to WP but realized that the beatmaps are compiled into their own format, so I gave up on it. I'd also like to try porting osu! to WP - I've got experience with cloning the gameplay as a result of one of my earlier projects but I don't have much time to port it to WP...
I think I could bring some competition to the table (first person to release their own port?) xD
Or... We could work together on this port! I mean 2 people are better than one person doing their own!!! If we worked together it could be done faster and better!
smoogipoo

Tuxdude143 wrote:

Or... We could work together on this port! I mean 2 people are better than one person doing their own!!! If we worked together it could be done faster and better!
I don't like starting out a project with a programming duo - complications start occurring fairly quickly from the start (from my experiences), so, at least for a while, I'll be working solo on this project. Nothing personal - I just like doing things as I'm used to in my own time before a project gets big and dirty, and I don't even know how much time I can allocate anymore.

Besides, competition is good! Keeps you motivated (at least for me...)!
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tux

smoogipooo wrote:

Tuxdude143 wrote:

Or... We could work together on this port! I mean 2 people are better than one person doing their own!!! If we worked together it could be done faster and better!
I don't like starting out a project with a programming duo - complications start occurring fairly quickly from the start (from my experiences), so, at least for a while, I'll be working solo on this project. Nothing personal - I just like doing things as I'm used to in my own time before a project gets big and dirty, and I don't even know how much time I can allocate anymore.

Besides, competition is good! Keeps you motivated (at least for me...)!
God damn it I hate competition. I can't even get started yet because of technical difficulties
TheVileOne
I guess I should join the competition as well. Good luck Tux!
obscuretrain
dont take my word on it but id assume there would be some conversion program to basically compress the files to the proper file type osf2. im not sure yet though. im still researching it
felicitousname
Keep in mind that you don't need to follow what they've done with osu!droid and osu!stream. The map files shouldn't be too difficult to understand and parse. I'd say the hardest part is probably getting the game engine working appropriately.

Good luck!
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