C-Dogs 2.0.0 Released!

17 Feb 2024

Once in a blue moon, we have a major release, the big 2.0, featuring Cyberdogs!

Cyberdogs is a freeware DOS run-and-gun shooter by Ronny Wester, released in 1994. If that sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the prequel to C-Dogs! The two games look alike but actually play very different - in Cyberdogs you can earn money and buy and sell weapons between levels, and the gameplay is a lot more tense. There are many folks who prefer Cyberdogs to C-Dogs as a result.

With this release, we’ve added Cyberdogs as a campaign in C-Dogs SDL, so you can enjoy this classic oldie but goodie, but with all the modern C-Dogs SDL enhancements (wanna try 4 player co-op?) It’s no exaggeration to say this feature was 10 years in the making! In order to implement Cyberdogs, a lot of major features had to be made - buy/sell weapons, a revamped equip menu showing prices and ammo, new pickup types like over-healing and extra lives, enemies that can both shoot and melee, and many many more - not to mention lots of reverse engineering and tweaking gameplay so it feels the same. Some of the features have trickled out to other parts of C-Dogs SDL, for example the Wolf3D extra life pickups now actually give you an extra life 😆

Last but not least this release contains a bunch of fixes and enhancements made possible by awesome contributors, special thanks to reinerh for miscellaneous fixes and helping to get C-Dogs SDL into debian! Big thanks to all who made it happen. Also thanks to @PavanLuca, @naddoska, @rootkea and @hucarxiao for various contributions; it’s great to see that C-Dogs SDL is going slowly but strongly, so keep those patches and bug reports coming in!

Download free from itch.io: https://congusbongus.itch.io/cdogs-sdl/purchase

Release notes: https://github.com/cxong/cdogs-sdl/releases/tag/2.0.0

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