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Old March 4th, 2005, 06:23 PM

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Quick question for ya. What's the general opinion (and official word) on referring freeware on this forum? It's not technically "competition" for Shrapnel, and maybe Shrapnel can pursue them to publish them (assuming their worth anything ). Anyway I ran into something pretty cool that's freeware, but I don't want to post a link unless it's okay to do so. Well, let me back up and say that I ran into something that in my opinion is cool. Everyone else might already know about it, or it might be totally lame! Heh, anyway I'll hang tight unless I hear something official.
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Old March 4th, 2005, 08:16 PM
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No problem Rogue, post away. The only thing we truly frown on is piracy. If the program is truly freeware or shareware and you think people would be interested, go for it.
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Old March 5th, 2005, 02:27 PM

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Thanks Tim. I checked it out and it's freeware--part of a "Savannah" project, somekind of open source thing? So it's not piracy. I get really hot under the collar with folks who pirate software, but that's another topic since it drives up the cost of software for everyone else and...but I there I go off topic again....

Anyway, on a hunch, I did a search and someone posted about "Wesnoth" back in July of 2004 on the DOM board. So as usual, I'm about three years behind everyone else.

But, for those like myself who fall off the face of the earth, the game is called "Wesnoth" and it can be found at the Wesnoth homepage with both Mac and Windows versions available. It's not as tactically indepth as DOM, but it's a fun little strategy game.
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Here's another couple that I ran into. As far as I know, this is all above board and legit. I haven't tried it out yet, but I'm dying to try out this Privateer remake located here. I used to love that game and it's nice to see someone take an interest in it. Heh, it's probably why I like StarFury so much.

It's using another engine, the "Vega Strike" engine which can be found here.
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If you liked Privateer have you tried Freelancer? Also if you like Starfury you should check out the Peoples Mod at Nemesys.ca
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I actually do own Freelancer--I didn't like it as much as Privateer actually. Heh, don't know why, but it just didn't click.

I'll have to check out that mod though, thanks for the tip.
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Thanks for the link about the Privateer remarke Rogue! (Six minutes to go and counting... high speed connections are nice sometimes)
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For people interested in remakes keeping an eye on SourceForge.net is fun. Many old favorites trying to be remade as open source projects.

In fact I was remembering a pretty good game here that went open source there. Runequest or something like that. Might make a good base to do the coop project off of. Bring it "back into the fold" so to speak.
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I'm amazed at how many people really pour a lot of talent/time into those free projects. Heh, I wish I had even a little artistic talent. As it is, I'm about as creative as a dirt clod.

Okay, you got me, the dirt clod is probably more creative than me!
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I am a most creative person myself, but the critic does not seem to appreciate my art. I mean, an empty white picture is absolutely wonderful, isn't it? I might even add a few black dots, but that would be the extent of my art.

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