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Offline Mobius

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
Paying goes all against the concept of modding...

 

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
It's not necessarily that - like at Counter-Strike Source, Day of Defeat, or Team Fortress, all of which became successful retail games - but that it would move Diaspora onto much more shaky legal ground.

 

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
It's been discussed to death several times, anyway. Let me sum it up: no.
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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
I would be against it even if it was legal.

 

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
No one else cares.

This subject is obviously no longer about Diaspora so just stop.
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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
They can't sell it. That would be a very very bad move.

They're not selling it. Think of it as paying for the disk + shipping + trouble. I'm only paying for the disk AND making a donation at the same time.

 

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
Doesn't matter. Can't be done. Any exchange of money for this product would be a really, really bad decision and increase the risk of a cease-and-desist immensely.

Also, Kara has expressed the desire for this topic to end. We can open up a new thread (or split this one) if you want it explained further.

 
Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
Ask that ubuntu guy to help you with distribution  :P

 

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
 :confused: OK well its a big bad legal world out there I guess.
Not gona get involved. How big is the file going to be anyway? Any estimate? 2GB? 3? 4? 5?
I'm pretty sure you can nail an estimate to the nearest 1GB.

 

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
Beyond the Red Line, which has key similarities to Diaspora, had a demo that was less than 1GB. I'm guessing R1 would be about that size.
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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
IIRC BtRL demo was around 350mb in size. R1 will feature more content and thus it'll be a larger download too.

 

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
BtRL was a ~350MB download that installed to around 750MB. A large percentage of the disk space it took up was due to voice acting (around 160MB once installed). When it comes to Diaspora it's hard to tell how much space we're going to take up with voice acting because we're still playing about with the mission script.

It's almost a certainty we'll be a bigger download. How much bigger is rather up in the air at the moment though.
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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
Right, thank you. So anything under 2GB I can download. Anything more... will be hard.

Also, when you do have an ETA, do tell  :D

As judged by your previous missed ETA, we were all cool and coorperative about it (well most of us anyway) so no need to be afraid  :nod:

 

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
Are you going to use Turey's mod installer, so that we can pick and choose what we want to download? I.e. leave out the voice vp's if we don't give a hoot, etc....

 

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Not while it's still corrupting 7z files we won't.
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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
Hello guys! i'm back!  :cool: how are you? i'ts been a long time....
 i have seen that you delayed the first estimate... however, i'm not here to pretend nothing... i know you have to do a hard work with this game and i appreciate it so much  :yes:
i just wish to know if there is a new estimate date...
Thanks again
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i just wish to know if there is a new estimate date...

If there was, you wouldn't have to ask - we'd put that info in a very visible, hard to miss spot :)
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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
Forgive my ignorance, Kara, but what is a 7z file?

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
It's like a .zip or .rar file but open source.  http://www.7-zip.org/
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Offline Thaeris

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
Yes indeed. Corrupting the data which the uploader is supposed to upload is a significant problem. Is there a better explanation for why this is currently the case? Certainly I do not have any significant programming experience, but I'm still curious to know.

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It's the Duke Nukem Forever of prophecies..."


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