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26 Jul 2001 12:51 thinkpink

Re: ... shareware?

> For what? An ancient-style clone of a
> bland genre? You've got to be kidding
> me. These days, if someone were to pay
> money for gaming on linux, he'd be going
> to Lokigames or one of the other
> linux-game providers.
>
> Shareware is a windows thing, I don't
> think it makes much sense on a platform
> like linux. Also, I'm pretty sure there
> are a lot of clones like this available
> under the GPL.

No one forces you to pay for my game. If
you think it's worth the money, you can pay. If
you don't think so - which seems to be the
case - you won't pay. So what's your
problem?


And why is shareware a windoze thing? I
think there should be more options than:


1) make free software for fame and some
fresh air

2) work for a commercial company and do
some bloody stuff you don't like


The freedom of Linux does also imply that I
can freely decide how to license my product
(that doesn't depend on any GPL
software).


The success of Linux shows that good
software doesn't need a great company
behind it. But I think for several reason that
GPL style development is not a good solution
for entertainment stuff (see my website). Do
you think we should leave the Linux game
market to the big capitalists?


Sure, GammaPatrol is an ancient
arcade shooter. But I wasn't able to find
anything similar to it (for Linux). If you are so
sure, please let me know about alternatives.
There a several people who like games like
this (for nostagic reasons or what ever),
Perhaps you don't, but there are enough
(stupid IMHO) FPS games for Linux
available.


And finally, if everything else fails: simply
ignore the fact that you can download the
source and compile it under Linux. Then you'll
find a windows binary on my website and your
conception of the world is restored.

26 Jul 2001 10:28 salsadoom

... shareware?
For what? An ancient-style clone of a bland genre? You've got to be kidding me. These days, if someone were to pay money for gaming on linux, he'd be going to Lokigames or one of the other linux-game providers.

Shareware is a windows thing, I don't think it makes much sense on a platform like linux. Also, I'm pretty sure there are a lot of clones like this available under the GPL.

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