NumptyPhysics on Opensolaris!

NumptyPhysics on Solaris NumptyPhysics is a fun opensource "Physics puzzle" game which uses the same Box2d physics engine as the award winning CrayonPhysics. As soon as I saw it, I really wanted to port it to OpenSolaris. One of my first computer programs (for the Commodore 64) simulated gravitational attraction between sprites and allowed the user to send sprites into orbit around each other. Cumulative floating point errors in my old BASIC program eventually caused orbiting objects to careen off the screen. My Solaris port of Numptyphysics still needs work and cleanup, buy it's a step in the right direction. Right now top priority is getting SourceJuicer out the door so there is a more efficient path between NumptyPhysics runs from my build environment on my laptop to, NumptyPhysics is available as a stable package for the OpenSolaris community.

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Looks very good for kids...i haven't seen this on the OLPC, wondering if it will run

Posted by Ché Kristo on March 18, 2009 at 04:32 PM GMT+00:00 #

That's pretty neat! I will try it next time I boot on OpenSolaris! Congratulations, that's a great port, because Crayon Physics is so awesome!

Posted by cindy on March 18, 2009 at 04:44 PM GMT+00:00 #

Oh, I wanted to say I will try it as soon as you release it. Shouldn't type when I'm sleepy xD

Posted by cindy on March 18, 2009 at 04:46 PM GMT+00:00 #

Nice one! The kids and I really like NumptyPhysics and play it on a Debian based Nokia N800 at the moment, but it'll be a bit of fun to try it out on one of the OpenSolaris instances I have running here.

Posted by Wayne Horkan on March 18, 2009 at 05:00 PM GMT+00:00 #

I'm glad to hear that others are interested in this. Sorry if I didn't make it clear that it isn't in OpenSolaris yet, but it builds and runs on OpenSolaris. I hope the SourceJuicer project will make it easier for me to get this into a package repository so other people can have fun with it!

Posted by bnitz on March 18, 2009 at 05:13 PM GMT+00:00 #

Hi Brian, that's cool, I know it's not quite there yet, but it's great to see the progress you've made. Wayne.

Posted by Wayne Horkan on March 18, 2009 at 05:18 PM GMT+00:00 #

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