Updated 12 AUG 2006
RoX is a freeware Windows game created by Ilya and Dmitriy Safro. It's similar in many ways to my Commodore 64 favorite Boulder Dash
, but with stylish modern graphics and music.
I created this page because I found no RoX information or custom level sets on the Internet. The official Safrosoft site is down indefinitely.
But there is hope that we might eventually see more by Safrosoft, including a sequel to RoX. (For more on that, scroll to the bottom of this page.)
The latest version of RoX is 1.4, and the setup file is about 11MB. You might be able to find it here
. If you can't find it anywhere, let me know.
RoX includes an editor that lets you create your own level packs when you're finished or frustrated with the 69 pack-in levels.
Many RoX fans have distributed their own, which you can extract into your RoX\Levels folder and play.
These are some newer levels that were not on safrosoft.com. One of them was created by me (Smashing 13) and the rest were sent to me by others:
If you send me levels, please put them in a ZIP file. Because they are plain text, my e-mail client mixes them up with the message.
The rest of these are levels that were once available at safrosoft.com. If you'd like the huge (1MB) pack of levels that was officially distributed with RoX 1.4, you can get it here: rox_addon_levels.zip
. This includes all of the levels below (but not the ones above) and many more.
|ammon.zip||The Sky is Falling|
|arc.zip||Adventures 1 and 2|
|bomber.zip||Fast Reactions 1 and 2|
|chao_thing.zip||Box o' Ease and Crate o' Difficulty 1 and 2|
|charlie.zip||Box of Apples, Box of Bannanas, and Box of Peaches|
|cosimo87.zip||Special Level 1 and 2|
|cyrille.zip||Go! and Small Levels 1|
|dono.zip||Dono Medium, Hard, Extreme, and Mini|
|echnik.zip||Aalglatt, Ein Maerchen, Frischauf, King Lui 130, Nur Buchstaben, and Nur Zahlen|
|james.zip||Addedcheese 1-9 and Rainbow|
|jason.zip||IshKaBibble and Sambuka|
|kylz.zip||Planet of the Bugs, Reincarnate the Dead, and Training Data Base|
|mirjam.zip||MIP I and II|
|parousia.zip||Lords, Knights, ToughGuys, and The Basics|
|reiner.zip||Harder Than Ever and Jor|
|robert.zip||Check Your Rox Level, Fruits, Rocks and Unids, The War, and World's Easiest Levels|
|suraj_pabari.zip||Death Collection I and II|
|teresa.zip||Little Collection 1 and 2, Xambow 1 and 2|
|week.zip||Week of Thresher|
There's some controversy over whether level 57 ("Omega") is possible. Here are two answers:
On the main menu, press and hold Esc
when you select Play
. This (temporarily) unlocks all the levels in a collection.
You can put MP3 files into your RoX\Music folder to have them play in the game. Safrosoft released additional music packs at one point, but these are now included in version 1.4.
There was also a 2002 Safro music CD that was on MP3.com before that site went down. It's mostly what you hear in the game, but in a different format. The songs are good and I have permission to distribute them. I just need to find a way to handle the bandwidth. Here's one of them, anyway:
Safro_Virus.mp3 (about 5.4 MB)
I found an early alpha demo of a RoX sequel in a forum in early 2005. Here are some screenshots (click for full size):
Just one: RoX at Martijn Mooij's Boulder Dash fan site
I have another page
where I list more freeware games that I like.