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Heart of The Alien

Description: Game engine for HOTA
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Size: 344kb
Version: 1.2.2
Date: 28 Sep 19
Author: Gil Megidish
Submitter: cavemann
Requirements: Needs HOTA data files
Category: game/platform
License: GPL
Distribute: yes
FileID: 1972
Comments: 0
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Videos: 0
Downloads: 58  (Current version)
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Limitations of the SDL lib on AROS prevent this game from using the
Sega CD for Heart of the Alien. But data files from the internet are
available and can be downloaded and unpacked to work with this AROS

One such file can be found at this location:

After downloading and unpacking it. Drop the .bin and the .cue files
in the HOTA drawer.

The bchunk utility has been bundled with this package to unpack the
.iso and .wav files needed by the program. Just double click on the
Alien iconx script to begin unpacking and play the game.

As a convenience, the password to the first level is "BDXF"
For more details, view the ReadMe file.


Heart of The Alien Redux
2004 (c) Gil Megidish (gil at megidish dot net)

Thank you for downloading Heart of The Alien Redux! 
This rewrite brings the wonderful game to modern computers and consoles. 

For more information, please visit the project homepage at

 You are required to obtain a copy of Heart of The Alien. In order to 
 play the game, put your Sega CD disc in your drive. As an alternative, 
 you may use ISO and MP3s prefixed "Heart Of The Alien (U)" and put 
 them in the same directory where you unpacked this distribution.

 Running HOTA with no custom settings will follow the game flow as
 it plays the introduction, and then pops up the code entry screen.

 Running ``alien -h'' will display a list of acceptable parameters. 
 Here are some interesting settings:

 --iso                  use iso and mp3s, as noted above
 --double               double size window
 --fullscreen           start in fullscreen
 --room n               start from script n
 --record               record your key pressed
 --replay               replay recorded sequence
 --fastest              play game as fast as possible

 --intro-test           play all animations
 --sprite-test          show sprites in the current script
 To control your character, you may use either set of cursor keys.
 Moreover, here are extra keys available:

 Z                      shoot, keep down in order to run
 X                      use your whip
 C                      jump
 F5                     quicksave (1 slot)
 F7                     quickload
 ESC                    leave game, or skip animation

 The final version will be announced when no more bug reports have
 been received, and no request for features posted. You are more 
 than welcome to report a bug on the SourceForge project 
 page (see links below.) When submitting a bug, if possible, please
 record your keys and attach ``recorded-keys'', or attach a
 ``quicksave'' file to help reproduce the problem.

 * BUG: during introduction, there is no horizontal scroll when
   the female passes the screen.

 * BUG: earthquake is missing in introduction

 Q: Why can't I play Another World (or Out of This World.)
 A: This project is for Heart of The Alien, Another World was
    attached to HOTA as bonus (or to increase sales.) You may 
    still play it on modern computers using 
    dosbox ( or 
    bochs (

 Q: I think I found a bug!
 A: Some of the bugs you may find also appear in the original game.
    There are plenty suspected. Only one has been checked and found
    faulty in the Sega CD version as well:
    * First screen, run left, quickly run right (away from the beast,)
      and run left again. Beast is gone.

 Q: I hear sound effects, but no music.
 A: You are probably using --iso. SDL_Mixer must be compiled _after_
    SMPEG was installed. Otherwise, SDL_Mixer will not play any mp3s.

 Q: I want to request a feature.
 A: Sure! Don't hesitate, see Contacts below.

 * Homepage:
 * Bugs and Requests:
 * My wiki:
 * MobyGames entry:,8140/
 * Underdogs entry:
 * Walkthrough:

 * SDL:
 * SDL_Mixer:

 The entire work was done by a single person. Opinions, praises
 and flames are mostly welcome.

 I can be contacted at gil at megidish net

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