Seven Kingdoms 2 HD

January 2nd, 2015 the3dfxdude Posted in Seven Kingdoms 2 Comments Off

Recently I’ve heard the news that Enlight is preparing for a steam release of an updated Seven Kingdoms 2 HD. I am glad to see that they are moving to a successful reboot of the game. It does seem that an HD update will be popular with the fans and attract new players.

Seven Kingdoms 2 HD website
Steam website

What about Seven Kingdoms 2 OSS project? Do they use the same code?
No, the two games are different code bases, as SK2-HD only supports Windows/DirectX, and SK2-OSS uses SDL2 and supports additional platforms. Also bear in mind SK2-OSS as of yet is not feature complete and is not the complete game as the game content can only be obtained from the commercial release. SK2-OSS will continue to be a available patch to the commercial release for those who want to go down this path.

We hope to remain compatible with 7K2HD and hope the synergy with a successful re-release of 7K2HD on steam will be both beneficial for Enlight and the community.

What about Seven Kingdoms HD?
There was some discussion of the possibility of a Seven Kingdoms HD a while ago now. Ultimately it did not happen due to lack of interest, technical concerns, or if we were going to be responsible for this version, we lacked time as volunteers. Today it is not really needed as 7KAA-OSS is mostly feature complete and going strong. I think a 7KHD would have needed a complete graphics over-haul to make it look nice in HD format today, but that is something we already have with 7K2. So it makes more sense for the 7K2 reboot as it has all the features everyone was asking for already, and has stronger interest, indeed as Enlight is commercially supporting it. So 7KAA remains a complete, successful OSS release, which I think it is very suited for.

As always, it will be nice to see where Enlight takes the Seven Kingdoms series next. Also, the fan-site is 5 years old now and still active. Let’s continue to go strong.

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Seven Kingdoms 2 Repository Created

September 19th, 2010 the3dfxdude Posted in Seven Kingdoms 2 2 Comments »

I would like to announce the start of Seven Kingdoms 2 project at 7kfans. The repository has been created with the last version of the game. This code will likely only compile with Visual Studio 6. Soon the game code will be cleaned up for later compilers, going through a similar build process as 7KAA. The game code for 7K2 is under the GPL, however the game data is not.

Thanks to jlac1024 for arranging the project, licensing, and locating the code. Also thanks to Enlight for making this project possible.

Update: The initial 7K2 GPL source release will not compile for any system because the original FLC library cannot be included. The library will have to be replaced.

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Seven Kingdoms II: The Fryhtan Wars

September 10th, 2009 jlac1024 Posted in Seven Kingdoms 2 3 Comments »

Trevor Chan has agreed to let our project take control of the 7k2 source code.

If you’re interested in developing on Seven Kingdoms II go ahead and browse the forums and let us know in the thread there.  We’re planning on using the same core from 7kaa to make 7k2 portable as well.

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