Crystal Caves Source Code


#1

Hello,

Does the Crystal Caves source code still exist? I searched for it on Google, and this is all I found from an interview with creator Frank Maddin in 2005:

Is there a chance that the source code of
Crystal Caves and Secret Agent is going to be released?
(from memsys)

I suppose there is always a chance, if I could find
    the pieces. And it would involve Apogee.

EDIT: After more thorough searching, I found these:

http://forums.3drealms.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13974&highlight="crystal+caves"+source
http://forums.3drealms.com/vb/showthread.php?t=27784&highlight="crystal+caves"+source

Welp, I guess that answers that.


#2

Yeah, from a purely legal standpoint, you can’t release what you didn’t create or have a license to do so.

Those precompiled libraries would likely stop it from being released, but I also haven’t looked into it in a decade. Not sure what the legal aspect of that would be in 2016. :slight_smile:


#3

Crystal Caves totally needs more love :wink:


#4

I wonder what those precompiled libraries do.
Displaying PCX graphics? Smooth scrolling?


#5

I’d have to ask Frank. I wouldn’t know.


#6

Hi,

I loved Secret Agent as a child and I’d like to do a remake.

I found this little gem and given I’m also a jvm dev I’m gonna try to give it a refresh and make it more modern and rich

If anyone want to join, don’t hesitate


#7

I’m working on it here