A downloadable mod for Windows, macOS, and Linux

RustyVangers is an attempt to implement the old game Vangers in a modern way:

  • in Rust programming language
  • rendering on GPUs
  • multi-threaded

It uses the original resources and provide ways to convert to/from conventional resource formats.

So far, the focus in development has been put on the rendering side, with many different techniques tried out. See https://vange.rs/

Published 28 days ago
StatusPrototype
CategoryGame mod
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Authorkvark
GenreSimulation
Made withRust
TagsRemake, Sci-fi
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard
LinksBlog, Source code

Install instructions

Pick the archive for your platform of choice. It contains 3 things:

  • executables: "road" is the actual game, other executable are viewers and tools.
  • shaders, which are the data read at run-time to be ran on GPUs
  • configuration


The archives do not carry resources from the original game (!), but these resources are required in order to run anything.

Here are the steps needed to run the game:

  1. Unpack the archive
  2. Copy "config/settings.template.ron" into "config/settings.ron"
  3. Set the `data_path` to the resources of the original game
  4. (on Unix systems) mark "road" as an executable
  5. Run from the working folder of the unpacked archive

Download

Download
RustyVangers-0.2-Windows
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RustyVangers-0.2-macOS
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RustyVangers-0.2-Linux

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