110w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer lachrymose has released a Super Mario War v1.8 PS3 port for fans of the classic homebrew game, followed by revision R2 below which allows loading game data from USB and fixes a critical bug.
To quote: I've ported the classic homebrew game, "Super Mario War" to the PlayStation 3. It is created with SDL by these awesome fellows.
For those not familiar, it's a 2D action vs game with up to 4 players. You can even have bots with quite good AI! It's a really great game to be honest. I wouldn't have ported it if it wasn't in my interest.
Everything is working from what I can tell. I only have one controller so I can't test multi-player (can someone test this for me, please?) I believe it should work. Keyboards are also supported.
X - jump
Square - sprint/powerup
Start - Pause
Select - Exit game prompt
Dpad - Movement / menu navigation
Download the archive
Move the "smw" folder to the root of your ps3 hard drive with a file manager. If this is not done, the game will not run. ex: dev_hdd0:/smw/
Install the package file or run the self
Start the game and have fun. The music rules.
Changes in R2 Bug Fix: Bugs should be fixed for everyone, please delete the previous version. You can now install the smw to the root of a usb stick and the program will find it. HDD is still supported and recommended if your usb is not usb2.0. I tried a usb 1.1 stick and it lagged a little. People who upgrade need to re-install the smw folder, please. Sorry, but now it should work for everyone.
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The link i tried was http://www.fileserve.com/file/9a9XRPj listed as Download: PS3 Development Source Code and Compiling Tools page that i arrived at from clicking the 2nd "here" link on this page. It works as far as taking you to the fileserve page, but not downloading. Last time, after selecting slower download and entering the captcha / waiting after the countdown it told me file no longer available. Now it just keeps looping back to the captcha. Maybe i'm doing something wrong..