Game Sheet: Furiod
(from the original archive of "The Linux Game Tome")

Description:

Furiod is a 1 or 2 players breakout game set in 3D.

It is mainly a tribute to the well known Arkanoid game and also to all commodore64 composers!!

The game itself contains 100 levels with a unique Sid/chip tune for each level!!

Difficulty is increasing every 10 levels! more and more enemies, options and finally a surprising boss ;-)

Author: Labbe Sylvain Company: Furiod
Version: 1.6Category: Arcade
License: freeCost:
Votes: 3      Vote->      Rank: 2.7 / 5        N.A.
Source? No     Sound? YesXWindow (X11)? Yes     Console? No
3D Accelleration? Yes     Multiplayer? YesPlay Online? No     Submitter: ozzyyzzo
Other requirements:
GLIBC 2.4
OpenAL or OpenALsoft
OpenGL
500Mhz CPU
Homepage:
http://furiod.getenjoyment.net
some news & screenshots:
http://furiod.getenjoyment.net/news.html
Download:
http://furiod.getenjoyment.net/download.html
Last updated: 2012-02-27 15:17:37

Comments

Date: 2008-10-27 00:30:17     User: kraziness     Subject: Hmm.
Linux zip file version currently linked on the site contains furiod.exe, which isn't really a Linux version. ;> I'm also a bit curious -- one unique C64 tune for each level and 100 levels. That either means that you composed 100 songs for the game (in which case congratulations), or you downloaded a bunch of SID's from one of the archives you linked to on your page... Is it possible that you're calling the game a "tribute" because you haven't actually gotten _permission_ to use any of those songs in a commercial product?
     
Date: 2008-10-27 13:20:38     User: SlackerTD     Subject: Re: Hmm.
The furoid.exe is a Linux binary... he just named it with that extension. Not the typical thing to do, but someone coming from a Windows world could think that or perhaps want it. Either way, it still runs native in Linux.
     
Date: 2008-10-28 11:34:17     User: ozzyyzzo     Subject: Re: Hmm.
Hello, This executable is an Elf cmpressed by UPX. I'm mainly coding using Windows (tm) ^^ maybe that's why the package could be a bit unusual for some Linux users. (a version using install Jammer is also provided.) Now concerning rights, you are definitely thinking the wrong way.. Of course we've got all teh required permissions to use all these 20 years old Sid musics into this shareware proggy! They have been delivered by the guys @c64audio who are the owners of most of the c64 musics today.. It's also a Tribute because i was an active member in the c64 scene thus i can say that i know what i'm talking about.. I'm very impressed how today a lot of guys are seeing shareware proggys just as evil commercial stuff, stealing technology or infriging copyrights and so on.. While most of the time a few talentuous and respectable teams are involved. Why everything should be free and open? shareware is not a so bad compromise as you can test it and then buy it or throw it away...
     
Date: 2008-10-29 06:48:50     User: ozzyyzzo     Subject: runs on your distro?
Btw, i'm really interested to know if it was running 'OK' on your distro please tell me! ;-)
     
Date: 2008-10-29 08:29:37     User: Draconishinobi     Subject: Re: runs on your distro?
if you provide a 64-bit executable I'll gladly test it on my distro.
     
Date: 2008-10-29 09:12:11     User: ozzyyzzo     Subject: Re: runs on your distro?
I've not planned to build a native 64bits build for the moment maybe later anyway.. from what i've heard from others users it works with the 32bits versions of the libraries on a 64bits system.
     
Date: 2008-10-29 13:13:16     User: kraziness     Subject: Re: Hmm.
My apologies, I didn't even attempt to run it because of the extention.
     
Date: 2008-10-29 13:33:25     User: kraziness     Subject: Re: Hmm.
1) Thank you for clarifying regarding the .exe for the Linux version, that was my own mistake really -- I've been using Linux in some incarnation since 1997 exclusively, so when I think .exe I think Windows. :> Sorry about that. I've re-rated the game after finally getting to run it! Not bad, certainly does have that retro feel.

2) I've looked at the c64audio site. These people seem legitimate (in that they are selling new remixes of old SID tunes rather than just stamping their names on all of the C64 music in existence). If the game only uses tracks that are used with permission from c64audio then the music in the game is unproblematic as well. :>

3) In no way did I imply that your shareware approach was in any way "evil" or otherwise inappropriate...in fact I think there's still a place for the shareware model today. What I do find "evil" are projects like Mana World and Super Maryo Chronicles, both of which ripped off sprites from console games for their earlier versions. Your project doesn't appear to be one of those as far as I'm concerned. :>

Thanks for taking the time to answer in a straightforward and honest manner. If only people like little Michael Simms of the Lame Games Project would take a page out of your book. :>

(Oh yeah, go ahead and call me a Microsoft employee again if it makes you feel better Simms, you and your company are still utter failures whether you choose to believe it or not).
     
Date: 2008-10-29 13:35:46     User: kraziness     Subject: Re: runs on your distro?
I can say that on an Ubuntu 64-bit system that's adequately prepared to run 32-bit software it does seem to work, although I haven't been playing it for a very long period of time (10-15 min. a game).
     
Date: 2008-10-29 13:42:01     User: SlackerTD     Subject: Re: Hmm.
Erm... huh?!? What does LGP have to do with any of this?
     
Date: 2008-10-29 14:08:57     User: kraziness     Subject: Re: Hmm.
Nothing really, and if you're not interested then there's no need to read past this point. :P My point in bringing him up was that I respect the authors of this game for _NOT_ sinking to the lows that LGP is capable of. It was a compliment. :>

Such as the fact that Michael Simms, the head of LGP, was accusing me of being a Microsoftie just because I thought the games they were porting were outdated and boring (he evidently got quite offended when I pointed out the fact that the DRM-free version of Sacred works well in Wine and thus excludes the need for LGP's call-home port). Simms is a worthless lying ass, and when I pointed out that very fact the best he could come up with was replying to all my posts with "thank you, microsoft employee" like some sort of angry child on Slashdot. Playground tactics coming from a supposed CEO. He's a pathetic excuse of a man and he runs a pathetic operation.

That's all I have to say about it because this is a thread about a new game from a new company, to whom I wish all the best...I'm not going to de-rail it bringing up the scum that is Michael Simms any longer.


     
Date: 2008-12-30 18:06:45     User: FSFWarrior     Subject: 2 bucks? for WHAT?????
2 bucks? for WHAT?????

This is funny...
     
Date: 2008-12-30 21:18:44     User: ozzyyzzo     Subject: Re: 2 bucks? for WHAT?????
2 bucks for 100 levels :) free version contains 5 levels and yep this is funny! :)=
     
Date: 2009-04-30 07:22:32     User: ozzyyzzo     Subject: Now it is free
Still no feedback..? too bad :(
     
Date: 2009-09-23 10:13:13     User: ezekiel000     Subject: Trojan
The Furoid site triggers Firefox's Attack Site warning that there is a trojan virus/spyware.
     
Date: 2009-09-24 00:36:29     User: damn     Subject: Site still suspicious
Unfortunately the main site and their forum are still reported as questionable http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=http://furiod.com/

Worry not, they've moved to the following URL http://www.furiod.hostse.com/

So, anyone who actually downloaded it, how does it compare to lbreakout2?
     

Date: 2009-09-24 17:08:16     User: pitriss     Subject: Re: 2 bucks? for WHAT?????
You are naive, man.. 2$ for game wich is in many mutations, versions wich are OSS and free? I wish you, be soon richest man in the universe. ;) Wake up and release source.. Those 2$ must be worst joke ever..
     
Date: 2009-09-30 06:34:24     User: ozzyyzzo     Subject: WRONG update: linux version still 1.0
Linux version of the game has not been updated for a while due to low interest from Linux users and certainly due to the size of the 1.0 release. It will certainly be updated to 1.3 before the end of the year.. including sidplay as it is for the win32 version to downsize the version to 16MB. It will also be released as an elf file with separated resource file (.dat) to make the build package process more easy. and yes original furiod.com has been hacked , cleaned and hacked again that's why we have moved to furiod.hostse.com .. 99% of the time it's clean & safe at furiod.com (read google diagnostic you'll see that nothing really harming) .. the full story on our forum if you dare click on a phpBB forum reported malicious... ^^ Finally people that are insterested for Linux beta testing of the 1.3 version can drop me a mail.
     
Date: 2009-12-20 16:42:44     User: ozzyyzzo     Subject: furiod 1.5 for Linux has been released!
and it needs to be tested :) check it out at: http://www.furiod.com/download.html
     
Date: 2009-12-20 17:08:13     User: ozzyyzzo     Subject: Re: furiod 1.5 for Linux has been releas
also available from here: http://massmirror.com/08473d861c000538993bc9bb80757897.html
     
Date: 2009-12-26 07:18:18     User: ozzyyzzo     Subject: 1.5.1 released!!
new direct link : http://massmirror.com/e38085207b9d80fb31ba115c4f28a7b5.html or from http://www.furiod.hostse.com/download.html please give feedback...
     
Date: 2012-03-05 11:55:50     User: TfrmB     Subject: Not impressed
I appreciate the game being distributed for free. I would have given it 2 stars if I needed to pay for it though. It looks ok, but imo just isn't really fun. The reason for that is mainly that what the original arkanoid had: gradual increasing difficulty of the levels and the graphics didn't interfere with the gameplay. In this game, the ball is sometimes almost invisible because of the background and there is too much happening that distracts. To be honest that is my main problem with almost all arkanoid clones. This one at least is decent enough for me to comment on. Binary starts without any problem and gives fullscreen view without issues as well.
     
Date: 2012-03-07 01:36:49     User: ozzyyzzo     Subject: Re: Not impressed
Hi :) I can't see you into the high score table?? which means that you haven't passed level03?? ^^ Hey dude, thx for rating & reviewing the game but i'm not sure you really know what you're talking about ;) There are 101 levels in Furiod, so put your entry 1st or get to level2x at least and give us real boiled comments :) Good luck fighter!